Introduction to Tourism (TOUR101) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Tourism TOUR101 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Dr. Enis G. TATAROĞLU
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to introduce the major concepts in tourism industry and to learn about tourism principles and practices.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Determining major concepts in tourism industry
  • To learn about how tourism can become an important factor in the wealth of any nation.
  • To learn about economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourism.
  • To learn about tourism attractions and marketing strategies
  • To learn about trends and issues for the future of tourism.
Course Content Fundamentals of tourism industry including principles and practices.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to tourism
2 Tourism, travel, free time and recreation
3 Developing of mass tourism and tourism system Holden 2005 section 1
4 Definition and scope of tourism industry
5 Acommodation and Food &Beverage Sector Robinson P. Lück M, Smith S. Ed (2013) Chapter 7 ve 8
6 Transportation sector Robinson P. Lück M, Smith S. Ed (2013) Chapter 4 ve 5
7 Travel Agency and Tour Operators Sharpley (2006) blm.10:
8 Midterm
9 Tourist places Sharpley (2006) blm.4; Robinson P. Lück M, Smith S. Ed (2013) blm.9 Holden (2005) blm 1
10 Motivation of tourists and social and psychological aspects of tourism Sharpley (2006) blm.4; Robinson P. Lück M, Smith S. Ed (2013) blm.9 Holden (2005) blm 1
11 Motivation of tourists and social and psychological aspects of tourism
12 Turizm ile Çevre, Toplum ve Ekonomi İlişkisi
13 Relationships between tourism, environment, society and economy Sharpley (2006) blm.4; Robinson P. Lück M, Smith S. Ed (2013) blm17,18,14, Holden (2005) blm 1
14 Tourist motivation models Holden (2005) blm 1
15 General review


Course Book 1. Jafari Jafar Xiao Honggen (2016) Encyclopedia of Tourism, Springer.
2. Lowry Linda (2017) The Sage International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism, Sage.
3. Robinson P. Lück M, Smith S. Ed (2013) Tourism CABİ

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 20
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 2 15
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 45
Toplam 19 115
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 Have a basic knowledge of theories, facts and principles related to tourism and tourism management. X
2 To have information about the economic, cultural, social and environmental dimensions of tourism. X
3 Have knowledge of general business and economics and understand the strategies of human resources management, food and beverage applications, accounting and finance, management and marketing and service marketing in tourism enterprises. X
4 Knows the national and international legal regulations, social, environmental and professional ethical values related to the field of tourism and develops appropriate behaviors to ethics. X
5 Demonstrates reading, comprehension, speaking and writing skills in English at least at the B2 level of European Language Portfolio X
6 Demonstrates reading, comprehension, speaking and writing skills at a general level of European Language Portfolio A2 in Russian, French, German or Spanish. X
7 Uses the information about Tourism and Hotel Management in the business settings and profession; use information and communication technologies and software related to the field. X
8 Carries out the service processes related to Tourism and Hotel Management in line with the needs and demands of the consumers and proposes solutions to the problems that will affect the service processes. X
9 Generates professional knowledge from the data and synthesizes, analyzes, interprets and evaluates the produced knowledge; gain the ability of doing research project preparation and using the information in solving the problems; makes personal and professional development permanent X
10 He / she takes care of personal care, hygiene, clothing and appearance as required by the tourism sector. X
11 Communicates effectively with written, oral, non-verbal and visual ways and demonstrates presentation skills, works effectively as a team and independently. X
12 Recognize and understand different cultures and interact with guests from different cultures. 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 5 1 5
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics 2 5 10
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 98