At the end of last semester, 28 teams of students from the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Science’s GE440, GE443 and GE445 courses presented their transdisciplinary senior projects to three panels of experts from relevant fields. The panels evaluated the teams’ work and chose a winning project in each course.
FEASS GE courses provide an arena for senior FEASS students to conduct project management in transdisciplinary teams. Students in all three courses worked on their team projects intensively throughout the semester.
The topic of GE440 was “Globalization,” focusing on the intermeshing of various aspects of peoples’ lives regardless of their geographic location. The project “Home-Based Production and Global Organizations” was awarded first prize by the panel of judges for that course.
Students in GE443, “Social Challenges in Turkey,” analyzed multiple social challenges by integrating perspectives from different disciplines. First prize went to the project “Under Which Conditions Do Environmental Protests in Turkey Succeed or Fail to Achieve Their Goals?”
The GE445 course, “Power and Development,” explored how “power and development relations” work in the global political economy. The final panel of the day awarded first prize to the project “Education and Development: South Korea and Turkey.”
At a reception held in the FEASS atrium following the panels, students, panelists and GE course lecturers celebrated the completion of a challenging but successful semester of interdisciplinary teamwork.
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