GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (GEC) / GENERAL EDUCATION AT IUE

We believe that all Izmir University of Economics students should gain certain intellectual skills in order to recognize the depth of human knowledge and the responsibilities of concerned and engaged citizens of the world. General Education Courses (GEC) lie at the center of the intellectually transformative mission of IUE and aims to prepare students for meaningful lives of civic and ethical engagement in an ever-changing world. General Education, in essence, augments the specialized abilities students acquire in their departmental study and aims to produce practical wisdom: it asks IUE students to consider how they will best use their liberal arts and sciences educations in order to serve humanity.

This set of courses from across the spectrum of liberal arts and sciences transcends disciplinary boundaries, challenges students to make intellectual connections across various specializations, and explores fascinating social, cultural, scientific, and historical topics while encouraging critical thinking and ethical reasoning, and helping to understand the cultures and values that shape them.

To fulfill General Education requirements, students will take courses from these topical areas:

 

POOL 002 - GEC-Natural and Life Sciences
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
GENS 201   Fundemantals of Natural Sciences 3 0 3 6
GENS 203   Health and Life 3 0 3 6
GENS 204   Introduction to Psychology I 3 0 3 6
GENS 205   Natural Science 3 0 3 4
GENS 207   Scientific Thinking and Society 3 0 4 6
GENS 211   Space exploration and society: Past, Present, and Future 3 0 3 5
GENS 306   The World of Nanotechnology 3 0 3 5
POOL 003 - GEC-Social Sciences A: Economics
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
GEEC 203   Principles of Economics 3 0 3 4
GEEC 204   Modern World Economy 3 0 3 6
GEEC 207   Economic History 3 0 3 6
GEEC 301   The Dynamics of Fashion Industry 2 2 3 4
POOL 004 - GEC- Social Sciences B: Humanities and Social Sciences
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
GEAR 214   Presentation Skills in Communication 1 2 3 4
GEHU 203   Modern World History 3 0 3 5
GEHU 204   Fundamentals of Philosophy 3 0 3 6
GEHU 205   Social Problems 3 0 3 6
GEHU 207   Turkish Cuisine Culture 3 0 3 6
GEHU 209   History of Civilizations I 3 0 3 6
GEHU 210   Principles of Social Sciences I 3 0 3 6
GEHU 215   Introduction to Politics 3 0 3 6
GEHU 301   Storytelling in Brand Communication 3 0 3 5
POOL 005 - GEC- Social Sciences C: Arts and Communication
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
GEAR 203   Masterpieces in Music History 3 0 3 4
GEAR 206   Eras and Composers in Music 3 0 3 4
GEAR 211   Communication, Literature and Philosophy 3 0 3 5
GEAR 212   Basic Photography 2 2 3 6
GEAR 303   Clothes in the Movies 2 2 3 4
GEAR 305   Turkish Cinema 3 0 3 4
GEAR 306   Hollywood Cinema 3 0 3 4
GEAR 307   Contemporary World Cinema 3 0 3 4
GEAR 308   Contemporary Debates and Practise in Photography 3 0 3 5
GEAR 309   Film Seminar: A Cinema in the Shade I 3 0 3 4
POOL 006 - GEC- Social Awareness and Ethics
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
GEET 202   Multiculturalism and Globalization 3 0 3 5
GEET 304   Ethical Decision Making 3 0 3 4
GEET 309   Occupational Health and Safety 3 0 3 5
GEET 311   Politics of Human Rights 3 0 3 4
POOL 007 - GEC-Innovation and Entreprenuership
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
GEIN 304   Applied Entrepreneurship and Innovation 4 2 4 6
GEIN 310   Innovation in Technology 3 0 3 5