HUK 558 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 558
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to examine the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods (Vienna Sales Convention / CISG) which was accepted to create uniform rules concerning agreements for the sale of goods in international trade and discuss its effects on the Turkish Obligations Law.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Interpret the Vienna Sales Convention with regard to Turkey.
  • Define the application area of the Vienna Sales Convention.
  • Explain the basic principles of international sales contracts which will be entered into in accordance with the Vienna Sales Convention.
  • Define the rights and obligations of the parties in the Vienna Sales Convention.
  • Evaluate special cases regulated under the Vienna Sales Convention.
Course Content The Vienna Sales Convention entered into force in Turkey on August 1, 2011. In this course; the structure, principles and rules of the Vienna Sales Convention shall be introduced to the students and the following basic legal subjects shall be discussed: Interaction between the Vienna Sales Convention and the private international law, jurisdiction and domestic law, general provisions and application of the Convention, formation of the contract, rights and obligations of the parties, transfer damage and loss, legal actions that may be taken by the injured party in case of breach of obligations.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 The Vienna Sales Convention’s History and its Entry Into Force Zeytin, p. 28-46.
2 Application Area of the Vienna Sales Convention in Terms of Place, Time, Person and Subject Matter Zeytin, p. 46-75.
3 Interpretation and Gap-filling in the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 75-99.
4 Formation of Sales Contracts according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 99-117.
5 General Provisions concerning the Sale of Goods under the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 117-149.
6 Seller's Obligation to Deliver Goods and Documents according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 149-163.
7 Conformity of Goods with the Contract and Third Parties’ Claims according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 163-201.
8 Mid-Term Exam
9 Seller’s Breach of Contract and Obstacles to Performance according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 201-229.
10 Buyer’s Rights and Obligations according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 229-263.
11 Transfer of Damage and Loss according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 263-275.
12 Breach of the Backdated Contracts, Successive Performance Contracts, indemnity and interest according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 275-325.
13 Discharge from Responsibility according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 325-338.
14 Effects and Consequences of the Elimination of the Contract according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 338-356.
15 Keeping of Goods according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 356-375.
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials ZEYTİN, Zafer, Milletlerarası Mal Satım Sözleşmeleri (CISG) Hukuku, Seçkin, 2015; SCWENZER, Ingeborg / AKSOY, Pınar Çağlayan, Milletlerarası Mal Satımına ilişkin Sözleşmeler Hakkında Birleşmiş Milletler Antlaşması  ( Viyana Satım Sözleşmesi) Şerhi = Commentary on the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), Oniki Levha, 2015.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
33
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
43
Final Exam
1
53
    Total
225

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 To consolidate the ability of interpretation of events on the basis of legal principles by analytical thinking in the field of private law. X
2 The acquisition of knowledge on private law and its sub-disciplines. X
3 To generate new information putting together the knowledge of various disciplines with theoretical and applied ones that are gained from expert level of private law. X
4 To have the ability for utilizing theoretical and applied knowledge gaining from expert level of private law on the analysis of the problems. X
5
To be able to interpret with a critical point of view by making connection between legal concepts, institutions and methods.
X
6 To be able to convey the expert level of knowledge and equipment that will be possessed on private law and its sub-disciplines effectively verbally and in writing. X
7 To be able to solve legal disputes, particularly those brought before the judicial bodies. X
8 To be able to have effective communication skills. X
9 To pursue social, scientific and ethical values during the processing and evaluation of knowledge. X
10 To be able to conduct an independent study that requires specialty in the field of private law and about its sub-disciplines. X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest