Term Project (TUR598) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Term Project TUR598 0 0 0 0 40
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Distance, Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this lesson is to demonstrate the students the steps to follow in research projects and to guide them for possible studies that they will carry in their further professional studies as the others do while writing their master's theses.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To recognize the role of critical thinking in various academic disciplines and in professional and personal decision-making.
  • To recognize the importance of precise and clear language, appropriate sentence construction.
  • To solve problems systematically, offer solutions and write about them
  • To identify arguments and distinguish their premises and conclusions, making clear the relationships of subordinate arguments to main arguments. (Synthesizing information)
  • To recognize and avoid common informal fallacies either in the process of thinking or in writing.
  • To evaluate evidence for accuracy, reliability, relevance, and sufficiency.
  • To use in-text and end of text citations clearly and effectively in academic research papers (APA Format).
  • To meet the needs of the readers about the topic and answers the questions in their minds.
  • To write a complete and detailed academic research paper including proper style, organization, format, language, argumentation and style.
  • To learn the Institute of Social Sciences guidelines for preparing a project.
Course Content Research techniques, academic writing skills and term project.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Course Syllabus; An Introduction to TUR 597 –orientation-; Course Syllabus and An introduction to the Course Book Course Syllabus
2 What is a Research Paper?; Research Papers vs. Term Papers; Qualities of a good research paper; Time management Instructor’s Handouts
3 How Should I select a Topic?; Brainstorming subjects; Rough Planning; Evaluating subjects; Narrowing Down the Topic; Subject vs. Topic; Shaping your ideas Instructor’s Handouts
4 How to Write Research Questions and Hypothesis; Requirements for writing a hypothesis; Draft a thesis statement; Sample hypotheses; Working on students’ hypotheses Instructor’s Handouts
5 Learning to Conduct Research (Lab work in Coordination with the Library Management); Reaching paper and electronic sources; Evaluating the credibility of internet resources; Primary vs. Secondary sources; Starting to find sources about the research paper Instructor’s Handouts + Students’ research articles
6 Outlining Research for project; Why create an outline?; How to create an outline; Outline form; Jotted outline; Working outline Instructor’s Handouts + Students’ research articles
7 In Class-work (Back-up); Students work on their Project topics, outlines, sources, etc. and have a one to one consultation with the instructor Instructor’s Handouts + Students’ research articles
8 How to Cite Sources?: Part I Practising in-text Citations (APA)- Citing Sources – Quoting -; Part II Practising in-text Citations (APA)- Citing Sources – Paraphrasing- Instructor’s Handouts
9 How to Cite Sources?; Practising in-text Citations (APA); Citing Sources – Summarising Instructor’s Handouts
10 How to Cite Sources: Practising end of text Citations; APA Works Cited Writing; Students bring in their sources and create their own works cited page. The instructor gives feedback. Instructor’s Handouts + Students’ research articles
11 How To Revise, Edit and Proofread?; Revising, Editing, Proofreading strategies; Correcting misused words Instructor’s Handouts + Students’ research articles
12 In Class-work: In-Class feedback for the Draft of the projects Students’ research articles
13 Writing an Abstract for the project; Summary vs. Abstract; Wording the abstracts; Efficiency and Effectiveness in abstracts: Why it matters? Instructor’s Handouts + Students’ research articles
14 In-class study: Comparison of a Complete Project with current studies. Students’ Projects
15 Summary of the Course and Course Evaluation Students’ Projects
16 Question-answer session for the project Students' projects


Other Sources 1. Sosyal Bilimler enstitüsü, proje hazırlama esasları yönergesi

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 10 160
Special Course Internship 4 10 40
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 100 100
Project 1 100 100
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 400