Alternative Tourism (TUR512) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Alternative Tourism TUR512 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, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gonca Güzel ŞAHİN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to do academic works, to educate the students and the sector managers about alternative tourism and tourism product diversification
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To define the terms of alternative tourism, its purpose, framework and varieties
  • To understand alternative tourism and its emerging fields
  • To understand the ways of touristic diversification from the point of Turkish tourism
  • To understand the importance of faith tourism from the point of Turkish tourism
  • To understand the importance of health tourism from the point of Turkish tourism
Course Content Definition of alternative tourism, objectives, scope and types, alternative tourism and development areas; tourism product diversification, tourism product diversification in Turkish tourism, religious tourism, cultural tourism, nature tourism, health tourism, advantages and disadvantages of Turkey in alternative tourism.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Definition of Alternative Tourism, Objectives, Scope and Types Chapter 1
2 Alternative Tourism and Development Areas Chapter 2
3 Tourism product diversification Chapter 3
4 Tourism product diversification in Turkish tourism Chapter 4
5 Religious Tourism Chapter 5
6 Cultural Tourism Chapter 6
7 Nature Tourism Chapter 7
8 Health Tourism Chapter 8
9 Mid-Term Exam Mid-Term Exam
10 Advantages and Disadvantages of Turkey in Alternative Tourism Chapter 9
11 Presentation of Seminars. Presentation of Seminars.
12 Presentation of Seminars. Presentation of Seminars.
13 Presentation of Seminars. Presentation of Seminars.
14 Presentation of Seminars. Presentation of Seminars.
15 Presentation of Seminars. Presentation of Seminars.
16 Final Exam Final Exam


Course Book 1. Stephen Williams(2004); Tourism: New directions and alternative tourism

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 20
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar 1 50
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
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
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 12 4 48
Homework Assignments 10 3 30
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 126