Economics  
Bachelor  Length of the Programme: 4  Number of Credits: 240  TRNQFHE: Level 6  QFEHEA: First Cycle  EQF: Level 6 
School/Faculty/Institute  Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences  
Course Code  MATH 103  
Course Title in English  Mathematics for Social Sciences I  
Course Title in Turkish  Sosyal Bilimler için Matematik I  
Language of Instruction  EN  
Type of Course  Lecture  
Level of Course  Başlangıç  
Semester  Fall  
Contact Hours per Week 


Estimated Student Workload  144 hours per semester  
Number of Credits  6 ECTS  
Grading Mode  Standard Letter Grade  
Prerequisites  None  
Corequisites  None  
Expected Prior Knowledge  None  
Registration Restrictions  Only undergraduate students  
Overall Educational Objective  Learn the basic mathematical tools and foundations for undergraduate students of Business Administration and Economics at an introductory level  
Course Description  This course covers fundamental topics of singlevariable functions and singlevariable calculus. Topics include functions, graphs of functions, properties of functions, differentiation, derivatives in use, and singlevariable optimization. 
Course Learning Outcomes and CompetencesUpon successful completion of the course, the learner is expected to be able to:1) Acquire basic knowledge in fundamental mathematical techniques and subjects 2) Solve simple algebraic issues such as factorization, linear equations, linear inequalities, quadratic equations, and absolute value; make calculations with exponents and radicals; develop and model situations described by linear or quadratic equations and solve them; 3) Identify linear, exponential and logarithmic functions; find composite and inverse functions; sketch the graphs of functions; find symmetry, reflection, and rotations in Cartesian coordinates 4) Solve systems by describing equilibrium; define economic relationships as single variable functions, like demand, supply, price, revenue, cost, and profit; draw lines; evaluate slopes 5) Compute simple, compound and continuous compound interest and the future and present values; develop a strategy for solving finance problems using mathematics. 
Program Learning Outcomes/Course Learning Outcomes  1  2  3  4  5 

1) Has a broad understanding of economics with a deep exposure to other social sciences and mathematics.  
2) Demonstrates knowledge and skills in understanding the interactions of different areas of economics.  
3) Displays a sound comprehension of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory.  
4) Applies economic concepts to solve complex problems and enhance decisionmaking capability.  
5) Uses quantitative techniques to analyze different economic systems.  
6) Applies theoretical knowledge to analyze issues regarding Turkish and global economies.  
7) Demonstrates proficiency in statistical tools and mainstream software programs to process and evaluate economic data.  
8) Behaves according to scientific and ethical values at all stages of economic analysis: data collection, interpretation and dissemination of findings.  
9) Uses written and spoken English effectively (at least CEFR B2 level) to exchange scientific information.  
10) Exhibits individual and professional ethical behavior and social responsibility.  
11) Displays learning skills necessary for further study with a high degree of autonomy 
N None  S Supportive  H Highly Related 
Program Outcomes and Competences  Level  Assessed by  
1)  Has a broad understanding of economics with a deep exposure to other social sciences and mathematics.  H  Exam 
2)  Demonstrates knowledge and skills in understanding the interactions of different areas of economics.  N  
3)  Displays a sound comprehension of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory.  N  
4)  Applies economic concepts to solve complex problems and enhance decisionmaking capability.  N  
5)  Uses quantitative techniques to analyze different economic systems.  S  Homework 
6)  Applies theoretical knowledge to analyze issues regarding Turkish and global economies.  N  
7)  Demonstrates proficiency in statistical tools and mainstream software programs to process and evaluate economic data.  N  
8)  Behaves according to scientific and ethical values at all stages of economic analysis: data collection, interpretation and dissemination of findings.  N  
9)  Uses written and spoken English effectively (at least CEFR B2 level) to exchange scientific information.  S  Derse Katılım 
10)  Exhibits individual and professional ethical behavior and social responsibility.  N  
11)  Displays learning skills necessary for further study with a high degree of autonomy  S  Homework 
Prepared by and Date  DİLA ASFUROĞLU , December 2023 
Course Coordinator  DİLA ASFUROĞLU 
Semester  Fall 
Name of Instructor  Asst. Prof. Dr. DİLA ASFUROĞLU 
Week  Subject 
1)  Introduction 
2)  Review of Algebra (CH 0) 
3)  Review of Algebra (CH 0) 
4)  Applications and more algebra (CH 1) 
5)  Applications and more algebra (CH 1) 
6)  Functions and Graphs (CH 2) 
7)  Functions and Graphs (CH 2) 
8)  Midterm exam 
9)  Lines, Parabolas, and Systems (CH 3) 
10)  Lines, Parabolas, and Systems (CH 3) 
11)  Exponential and Logarithmic functions (CH 4) 
12)  Exponential and Logarithmic functions (CH 4) 
13)  Mathematics of Finance (CH 5) 
14)  Mathematics of Finance (CH 5) 
15)  Final Examination Period 
16)  Final Examination Period 
Required/Recommended Readings  Ernest F. Haeussler, Richard S. Paul, Richard J. Wood, Introductory Mathematical Analysis for Business, Economics, and the Life and Social Sciences, 14th ed.  
Teaching Methods  Lectures (Flipped Learning)  
Homework and Projects  Yok  
Laboratory Work  None  
Computer Use  None  
Other Activities  Prequiz, midterm, final exam  
Assessment Methods 


Course Administration 
asfuroglud@mef.edu.tr More detailed information about the course, like office hours, can be found in the syllabus. Attendance is not required, but strictly advised. The grade of the final exam will be counted for the exams that you missed upon the faculty’s approval of your excuse. Mathematics is best learned by practice. The students are expected to be openminded and eager to try and fail. 
Activity  No/Weeks  Hours  Calculation  
No/Weeks per Semester  Preparing for the Activity  Spent in the Activity Itself  Completing the Activity Requirements  
Course Hours  14  2  3  2  98  
Midterm(s)  2  10  2  24  
Final Examination  1  20  2  22  
Total Workload  144  
Total Workload/25  5.8  
ECTS  6 