Teaching

A list of courses Dr. Altay Atlı is teaching at various universities, together with course descriptions and syllabi.


ASIA 509: COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ASIA
Boğaziçi University, Asian Studies Graudate Program | Taught in 2012-2013; 2013-2014; 2014-2015; 2015-2016 | pdf Syllabus

This course aims to provide an overview of the political economies of Asian countries with particular emphasis on China, Japan and India as well as the East Asian newly industrializing countries. The first part of the course will provide a theoretical overview of some of the fundamental debates on economic development in Asia and explores whether there is anything unique about “Asian” type of development. The second part of the course will focus on country cases and address a number of themes related to the rise of Asia as a global economic powerhouse. These themes include, but are not limited with, the role of state in economic growth, interplay between political decisions and economic considerations, integration with global economy, corporate development, social welfare, crisis responses, reform and adjustment. All of these themes will be explored from historical, theoretical and comparative perspectives, as we will aim to understand how Asian economies have achieved their current performance rate and what distinguishes them from the rest of the world. By the end of the course, students are expected to have mastered the fundamental concepts of political economy, to understand and critically evaluate the major debates about the economic performance and its political underpinnings in Asia, and to be able to analyze Asia’s relationship with the global economy.


ASIA 508: SEMINAR ON THE ASIA-PACIFIC
Boğaziçi University, Asian Studies Graudate Program. | Taught in 2013-2014 |  pdf Syllabus

The aim of this seminar is to introduce, discuss and analyze the international relations of the Asia-Pacific region. It is designed to provide the students with an overview of the nature of the international politics in Asia, changing patterns of power relations, regional development, foreign and security policies of regional actors, and regional institution building. Topics to be discussed include measurement and perceptions of power, economic interdependence, alliance politics, regional integration, multilateral institutions, ideas and values, political regimes, nuclear proliferation, nationalism and historical memory, territorial and maritime disputes, non-conventional security issues, demography and climate change. By drawing upon theories and questions found in the international relations literature, the seminar will: i) emphasizes the value of theories and concepts for developing arguments; ii) familiarize students with the prominent scholars of the field; iii) encourage students to develop their expertise by conducting their own research and writing an academic paper; iv) help the students to gain the habit of following current issues through an analytical prism.


INTT511: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND WORLD TRADE
Boğaziçi University, Department of International Trade | Taught in 2013-2014; 2014-2015 | pdf Syllabus

The objective of this course is to provide students with the ability to analyze policy issues related to international economics. The course starts with providing general outlook of Turkey in changing global political economy. The first part of the course provides a background in international economics, covering historical development of international trade theory from Adam Smith and David Ricardo to today in an attempt to understand why nations trade, how they trade, how and why trade patterns shift, and what macroeconomic and microeconomic effects trade has on an economy. The second part of the course is devoted to reviewing the international trade policies. It presents the theoretical and practical framework necessary to understand international financial flows and dynamics. Special emphasis will be placed on current trade issues and the problems of economic integration. The last section of the course analyzes challenges that nations face in the 2000s and policies adopted to regulate international trade. The specific focus of our discussions will be the readings and case studies. Students will prepare a term project either focusing on a specific trade policy issue or a country case.


PSIR 201: INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Department of Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Program | Taught in 2014-2015; 2015-2016 | pdf Syllabus

This course offers an introduction to the field of International Political Economy (IPE), exploring the interaction of economics and politics in international relations, and the struggle for power and wealth within the global system.  The main idea behind this course, and IPE in general, is that international politics and international economics cannot be understood in isolation. The course is concerned with a number of macro issues such as the role of states and other actors in the global economy ; the relative positions of the state and the market ; and the consequences of the increasing economic interdependence brought about by globalization. Within this framework the course will deal with topics like global trade, international monetary system, cross border financial flows, foreign direct investment and multinational corporations, state and development, regional integration, and financial crises. The course aims to equip the students with the essential concepts and theories employed in the study of IPE and enable them to employ these when analyzing empirical events.


IB 3413: INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORY
Bahçeşehir University, Department of International Trade and Business Administration, Undergraduate Program | Taught in 2015-2016 | pdf Syllabus

This course aims to provide the students with a theoretical understanding of trade relations between countries, which will enable them to analyze trade-related issues with greater depth and rigor. For this purpose the course will cover the development of international trade theory from Adam Smith and David Ricardo to the modern day in order to understand why nations trade, how they trade, how and why trade patterns shift, and what macroeconomic and microeconomic effects trade has on the economy of a country. Various theoretical approaches will be examined to that end and tested against empirical evidence. The course will also introduce the students to the fundamental economic factors that influence international trade, such as technology, institutions, natural resources, demographics and transportation.


BA 1011: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Bahçeşehir University, Department of International Trade and Business Administration, Undergraduate Program | Taught in 2015-2016 | pdf Syllabus

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and skills required of individuals (managers and non-managers) in today’s changing organizations by analyzing the characteristics of successful managers and organizations. This process will also develop an awareness of the environmental conditions and pressures facing today’s managers and organizations.  Specifically, students will become acquainted with the language of business management and the application of key concepts and theories to the “real world.”  Some of the topics covered in this course include as follows: Management, the evolution of modern management thought, the environment of management, managing decision making and planning, managing organizational architecture, managing individuals and groups. Topics such as structure, communication, MIS/technologies, operations management, and innovation/entrepreneurship will be incorporated as appropriate throughout the semester.