General Tourism (TUR501) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
General Tourism TUR501 1. Semester 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Compulsory Departmental Courses
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Dr. Enis G. TATAROĞLU
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course is aimed to give students knowladge about local and internatinal meanings of tourism notions.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To explain the factors that impact the development of tourism.
  • To interpret the importance of tourism for the country.
  • To explain the touristic product and its components.
  • To analyze the tourism industry of Turkey.
  • To interpret the status of Turkey´ s tourism industry.
Course Content Introduction to basic notions, general subjects.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Turizm Ve Turist Kavramları Chapter 1
2 The factors that are effective on improvement of Tourism Chapter 2
3 Touristic product and it´ s related factors Chapter 3
4 Tourism and economical environment Chapter 4
5 The publical effects of tourism Chapter 5
6 Tourism And physical environment Chapter 6
7 Mid - Term Mid - Term
8 Analyze of turkish tourism industry Chapter 7
9 The matters of turkish tourism Chapter 8
10 Touristic Product, Alternative Tourism Types Chapter 9
11 Third Age Tourism, Youth Tourism, Rural Tourism, National Parks, Ecotourism Chapter 10
12 Plateau Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Religious Tourism, Congress Tourism Chapter 11
13 Special Interest Tourism, Health Tourism, Hunting Tourism, Cave Tourism Chapter 12
14 Yacht Tourism, Sport Tourism, Golf Tourism, Cousine Tourism, Camping Chapter 13
15 Presentaions Presentaions
16 Final Exam Final Exam


Course Book 1. Cooper, C., Fletcher, J., Fyall, A., Gilbert, D. And Wanhill, S., 2008. Tourism Principles and Practice. Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, Harlow,

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 25
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 45
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 27 54
Project 1 25 25
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 127