Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
LAW3004 International Maritime Law and Sustainability Fall 0 2 1 4
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Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. ERTAN DEMİRKAPI
Course Lecturer(s): Instructor İLKER KADRİ BAŞARAN
Recommended Optional Program Components: yok
Course Objectives: It is to understand and analyse the United Nation's 2030 marine sustainability goals under the context of International Maritime Law and global warming.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
The students who have succeeded in this course;
1) Learn about the United Nation's 2030 marine sustaibanility goals,
2) Learn about the international maritime and environmental law principles,
3) Learn about the Blue Economy,
4) Learn about the Polar Regions, particularly the Arctic Ocean and its economic, legal and political structure.
5) Learn about the international organisations mandated with the power to regulate international marine affairs,
6) Learn about the definition of Global warming and Climate Change and their possible consequences and legal implications,
7) Learn about the energy investments, alternative energy sources and green finance concept
8) Learn how to effectively use english to present their ideas and communicate in the context of this class

Course Content

Starting from global warming and Arctic marine governance, it is to establish what are the legal tools that are used to protect the oceans (biodiversity and ecosystem services) and meet the UN 2030 sustainable development goas. In this context, we will review the powers given to the coastal states, international organizations, and regional bodies to govern the oceans that are being increasingly exploited by the multiple stakeholders, such as shipping and energy companies.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to the Sustainable Marine Environment concept under the UN's 2030 Goals.
2) Definition of Climate Change and Global Warming,
3) The Arctic Ocean and Change,
4) Comparing the Polar Regions (The Arctic and Antarctic),
5) Blue Economy in the Arctic (shipping/ fishing/ drilling/ tourism),
6) Arctic Marine Governance Model (Compared with the East Med.),
7) Sustainable Shipping and the Polar Code,
8) Who Owns the Arctic Ocean? (Continental Shelf Claims, Delimitation and Disputes in the region),
9) Energy Resources in the Region and Renewables Alternatives,
10) Green Finans and sustaibable investment,
11) Sea level rise and the legal consequences,
12) Plastic waste and protection of the marine environment,
13) High Seas and Biodiversity Convention,
14) "Marine Spacial Planning" as an innovative protection model.


Course Notes / Textbooks: Ders notlarını kendim hazırlıyorum. Norvec Kutup Araştırmaları Enstitüsü ile Arktik araştırmaları yapıyor ve bolgeyi periyodik olarak ziyaret ediyorum. 2023 yılına kadar Norveçliler ile Svalbard adasında bilimsel arastirmalar yapacağım, tecrübelerimi öğrencilere aktaracağım.
I will prepare the class notes. I work closely with the Norwegian Polar Institute. I will continue working with them as I have an agreement to join their research activities in the Arctic (Svalbard) untill 2023. Therefore, I will be sharing my experience gained throught this international collobaration with the class.
References: Kendi makalelerim ile birlikte elimdeki sayısız kitap ve uluslararası bilimsel yayın.
My own articles. And the countless books and scientific articles I have in my personal library.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 60
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 13 2 26
Study Hours Out of Class 13 5 65
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 95

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.