Seminar (TUR500) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Seminar TUR500 1. Semester 0 0 0 0 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Compulsory Departmental Courses
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. İbrahim Birkan
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To select a research topic, to obtain or collect relevant data, data analyzing, report writing and presenting it as a thesis
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To develop an understanding on preparing research proposals
  • To be able to plan a research
  • To improve analyzing and evaluation of data
  • To be able to write a thesis
Course Content Research methods, data types and data collecting, statistical techniques for analyzing data, using charts and graphics, reporting of research.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Aims and types of researches Arıkan (2007), Sy.3-53
2 Planning the steps of the research Sy. 55- 80
3 Preparing research proposals Sy.81 - 97
4 Data types and data collection: Questionnaires Sy. 99 - 138
5 Sampling techniques Sy. 139 - 176
6 Analyzing data Sy. 177 - 299
7 Thesis writing Sy. 301 - 357
8 Thesis presentations Barzun and Graffi (1992), Sy 348 - 385
9 Research ethics and ethical problems Arıkan (2009) , P. 85 - 110
10 Students presentations Students' presentations
11 Students presentations Students presentations
12 Students presentations Students presentations
13 Students presentations Students presentations
14 Students presentations Students presentations
15 Students presentations Students presentations
16 Students presentations Students presentations


Course Book 1. Arıkan, R., Araştırma Tezlerinin Reddedilmesi, Detay Yayıncılık, Ankara 2008

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 20
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 80
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 80
Percentage of Final Work 20
Total 100

Course Category

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

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts of tourism management X
2 Analyzing and designing management techniques and practices in tourism organizations X
3 Understanding the planning, organizing, executing, coordinating and control functions of tourism management, along with explanation and implementation of them X
4 Understanding the strategic, tactical and operational dimensions of the tourism management X
5 Ability to use the modern techniques and technological devices of tourism industry X
6 Improving the ability to effectively implement the knowledge and skills in alternative tourism areas X
7 Concentrating practice along with theoretical frame of tourism management X
8 Developing the skills of communication X
9 Understanding the trends in the tourism industry X
10 Having the quality consciousness in the tourism industry X
11 Adopting work ethic and social responsibility in the tourism industry X
12 Ability to effectively implement the business knowledge and skills in at least one of the following fields: service, marketing, finance, human resources and accounting in tourism management X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 12 3 36
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 41 41
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 125