Tourism Guidance (TUR519) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Tourism Guidance TUR519 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gürkan Küçükergin
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to explain the principles of tourism by explaining a general introduction to tourism and basic concepts.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explains the development of travel and tourist guidance.
  • Learns the history of travel.
  • Categorizes the tours.
  • Learns the characteristics of the tourist guide profession.
  • Explains the ethical rules and professional standards of tourist guides.
Course Content Importance of guiding, speciality of the guide, education of tour guide.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Distributing the course file and general information about the course
2 History of travel. Part 1
3 History of tourist guiding in the world Part 2
4 History of tourist guiding in Turkey Part 3
5 Classification of tours pt.4
6 Tour Management Pt. 5
7 Staff on the Tour Pt. 6
8 Professional problems of Tourist Guides Pt. 7
9 Current problems of tourist guides Pt. 8
10 Mid Term Exam
11 Qualifications of Tourist Guides Pt. 9
12 Roles of tourist guides Pt. 10
13 Tourist guide organizations Pt. 11
14 Ethical Rules and Professional Standards of tourist guides Pt. 12
15 An overview
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Turist Rehberliği Araştırmaları. Detay yayıncılık F. Özlem Güzel

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 17 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
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
2 Analyzing and designing management techniques and practices in tourism organizations
3 Understanding the planning, organizing, executing, coordinating and control functions of tourism management, along with explanation and implementation of them
4 Understanding the strategic, tactical and operational dimensions of the tourism management
5 Ability to use the modern techniques and technological devices of tourism industry
6 Improving the ability to effectively implement the knowledge and skills in alternative tourism areas
7 Concentrating practice along with theoretical frame of tourism management
8 Developing the skills of communication
9 Understanding the trends in the tourism industry
10 Having the quality consciousness in the tourism industry
11 Adopting work ethic and social responsibility in the tourism industry
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

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 8 128
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 30 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 188