GENERAL RULES

Regulations related to course load, number of credits and graduation, senior year courses, course repeats, course conflictssummer term courses and electives for the Undergraduate Program of the Department of Economics are detailed below.

All questions can be directed to the Undergraduate Coordinator per e-mail (econstudents@boun.edu.tr). Inquiries about academic or career related questions can be directed to the Academic Advisor.

Tolga Umut Kuzubaş
Undergraduate Coordinator
Office: NB 213

 

Saniye Öner Dönmez
Administrative Support Staff
Office: IB 209

COURSE LOAD Back to top

Regular course load comprises 17 credits per semester.

Regular students (students neither repeating nor on probation) are obliged to take a minimum of 15 credits, except for the last two semesters.

Regular students (students neither repeating nor on probation) are allowed to take up to 21 credits with the consent of their advisor.

Under certain circumstances, the number of credits can be raised up to 25 with the consent of both the student's advisor and the Department of Economics.

Students are obliged to register to all of the courses of the first two semesters in the order shown in the departmental program. If they fail a course from their first year they should register to this course as soon as it is available in the following semesters. The courses of the first two semesters cannot be withdrawn. During the first two semesters students cannot register to additional courses except for the non-credit courses.

Students on probation, i.e. students with a GPA lower than 2.00, cannot take more credits than designated in the departmental curriculum for that semester. For example, a freshman student on probation in his/her second semester can take at most 19 credits (20 if he/she is taking HIST 106). If the student has completed 107 credits required for graduation, this rule does not apply. Instead, he/she will be subject to the same regulations as regular students.

Repeating students, i.e. students with a GPA lower than 2.00 and SPA lower than 2.00 for two consecutive semesters (summer term does not count as a semester), can take a maximum of two new courses in addition to repeating failed courses as long as they do not exceed the 17-credits limit. In addition, repeating students are not allowed to take any courses from other universities. If the student has completed 107 credits credits required for graduation, this rule does not apply. Instead, he/she will be subject to the same regulations as regular students.

NUMBER OF CREDITS and GRADUATION Back to top

Students have to complete 137 credits for graduation.

For graduation, students must achieve passing grades in all courses they are enrolled in. Failed required courses must be repeated and a passing grade must be achieved, and failed elective courses must be completed either by repeating the same course or another elective course, with a passing grade. This regulation also applies to courses that are not required for graduation. When this condition is satisfied the numbers for ‘attempted credits' and ‘completed credits' on the academic records will be equal to each other.

SENIOR YEAR COURSES Back to top

A minimum of 107 credits must have been completed to take the course EC 470 

COURSE REPEATS Back to top

Regular students can repeat the following courses:

1. Courses from the first two years of the curriculum (including the first
unrestricted elective they have taken) for which they have received DC, DD, or
F.

2. All other courses for which they have failed

Students who are on probation or repeating are allowed to repeat the courses
from the third and the fourth year of curriculum for which they have received a
DC or DD.

Note that regular students can not repeat the courses from the third and the
fourth year of curriculum for which they have received a DC or DD. These rules
apply to all courses.

Also note that at most six of the courses with a DC or DD grade (from the first
and second years) could be repeated. Only one such course can be repeated in a
given semester and the course should be repeated within the four semesters
following DC or DD grade.

Students can withdraw at most from three courses that were taken in total during their undergraduate trainings.

COURSE CONFLICTS Back to top

1. The class sessions of two required courses cannot overlap.

2. Two conflicts are not allowed for a given course.

3. A maximum of two overlapping class sessions are permitted in the schedule of the student. These overlaps should not violate conditions 1 and 2.

4. For foreign language courses which has more than three class sessions per week, exceptions can be made with the consent of the advisor and in line with the condition below:

Exception to be made with the consent of the advisor: If a student is taking a foreign language course that has more than three class sessions per week (e.g. if the course load for German is

6 sessions per week), then a maximum of three overlapping class sessions is permitted overall, only if two of these conflicts arise due to the language course in question. Courses other than foreign language courses are subject to conditions 1 and 2.

For example, if one session of German language course overlaps with EC 203, and another session overlaps with EC 205, and if EC 223 overlaps with another elective course, this program can only be accepted with the consent of the advisor. But if two sessions of German language course overlap with the same course, this program cannot be accepted.

If two sections of a course is taught by the same instructor and the instructor allows students to follow either section, an exception may be allowed regarding course conflict rules. Students are requested to e-mail to 'econstudents@boun.edu.tr' if they believe their situation fits this description.

SUMMER TERM COURSES Back to top

Students of the Department of Economics should take the required courses with EC codes in the fall or spring semesters but not in the summer semester. Students can register for the required EC courses offered in the summer term only if they have previously failed them.

An exception to this rule is applicable to irregular students who have completed their preparatory period at the end of the fall semester, and began taking courses offered by the Department in the spring semester. Such students can take the course EC 101 in the summer term.

Students who have completed their preparatory period at the end of the spring semester can only enroll in unrestricted electives in the summer term, prior to taking departmental courses in the following semester. Students can only enroll in a maximum of two such unrestricted electives.

REGULATIONS FOR ENROLLING IN ELECTIVE COURSES Back to top

First Year:

Requirements about HUM/AE

According to the Proficiency- and TOEFL-Test results the students should take the following HUM/AE courses during their first year.

Proficiency A or B - TOEFL:

Fall HUM101

Spring AE 2XX and Unrestricted Elective

Proficiency C:                 

Fall AE 111 

Spring AE 112 and HUM 102

Following Years:

Elective Courses

Courses with an EC code may also be considered as unrestricted elective courses.

For the students of the Department of Economics the courses taken on Pass/Fail basis can be counted towards completion of up to two unrestricted elective courses (a maximum of 6 credits). In combinations to reach the necessary number of credits for an elective course the number of courses with one credit cannot exceed two.

The following courses cannot be considered as unrestricted elective courses for the students of the Department of Economics. The students can enroll in these courses only as non-credit courses:

Courses with the codes ED, CET, PRED, SCED, FLED, TRM, INTT and MIS,

MATH105, MATH106, MATH343, MATH344 
EC231, EC232
POLS203, POLS204
AD312 (Money and Banking)

Only ESC 301 and courses with a higher code number from the Institute of Environmental Sciences may be considered as unrestricted elective courses.