Tourism Economy (TUR510) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Tourism Economy TUR510 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, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Kemal Gürkan KÜÇÜKERGİN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To teach economic activities, employment, national income, economic indicators and economic extent of tourism.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Economic impacts of tourism activities
  • National and international economic contributions of tourism
  • Consumer, producer and process between firm behavior and decision making for touristic consume
  • Political and cultural effects on tourism
  • Understanding economic indicators in tourism industry
Course Content Tourism economy and term of strategy, science of tourism and economy, economic importance of tourism, tourism supply and demand, tourism market, economic impacts of tourism.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Terms of tourism, economy and strategy Chapter 1
2 Relation between tourism and economy Chapter 2
3 Economic importance and impacts of tourism Chapter 3
4 Term of supply and demand in tourism Chapter 4
5 Effective factors for tourism supply and demand Chapter 5
6 Economic extend and features of tourism marketing Chapter 6
7 Tourism market and market balance Chapter 7
8 Monetary and economic impacts of tourism Chapter 8
9 Mid-term exam Mid-term exam
10 Tourism´s impacts on national income, employment, inflation and investments 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. Mak James(2004):Tourism and the Economy: Understanding the Economics of Tourism, University of Hawaii Press.

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 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
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 5 10 50
Homework Assignments 4 7 28
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 126