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CURRENT PROBLEMS IN TOURISM PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
TUR324 CURRENT PROBLEMS IN TOURISM 6 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. MEHMET SELÇUK USLU
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: To discuss current problems and solutions in tourism sector and to introduce new approaches for tourism development.
Contents of the Course Unit: This Course includes : The structure, functioning of the tourism industry, current applications, current problems, and solution proposals.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Define the economic, political, cultural and environmental problems affecting the tourism industry.
Evaluate the effects of tourism on regional development through income distribution and participation rates of the people to tourism.
Evaluate the problems related to tourism education and working conditions.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Literature Search, Presentation The Tourism Industry in Today and the Structural Features Expression , Question-Respond, Discussion
2 Literature Search, Presentation International Tourism System and Related Issues: Economic problems Expression , Question-Respond, Discussion
3 Literature Search, Presentation International Tourism System and Related Issues: Political problems Expression , Question-Respond, Discussion
4 Literature Search, Presentation International Tourism System and Related İssuess: Cultural Problems Expression , Question-Respond, Discussion
5 Literature Search, Presentation International Tourism System and Related Issues: Environmental Problems Expression , Question-Respond, Discussion
6 Literature Search, Presentation Effects of Tourism on Regional Development: Development in the Region, Income Distribution Problems Expression , Question-Respond, Discussion
7 Literature Search, Presentation Effects of Tourism on Regional Development: Problems related to participation local People in region Expression , Question-Respond, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature Search, Presentation Planning and Tourism Expression , Question-Respond, Discussion
10 Literature Search, Presentation Problems of Tourism Businesses: Problems Related to Application (Ethics, Quality, Satisfaction, etc.) Expression , Question-Respond, Discussion
11 Literature Search, Presentation Problems Related to Tourism Education Expression , Question-Respond, Discussion
12 Literature Search, Presentation Problems Related to Working Conditions in Tourism Expression , Question-Respond, Discussion
13 Literature Search, Presentation The Future of Tourism and Potential Problem Fields Expression , Question-Respond, Discussion
14 Literature Search, Presentation Overview Expression , Question-Respond, Discussion
15 Literature Search, Presentation Overview Expression , Question-Respond, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Boz, M., Aydın Tukelturk, S. (2013). Turizmde Guncel Konu ve Egilimler, Detay Publications.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Define the theories, concepts and principles of the basic and sub-fields of business.
2
Explain business functions and processes based on current scientific sources.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate internationally valid business cases with the theories and concepts of other social sciences.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the current events and facts in his / her field analytically and systematically based on advanced knowledge and skills he / she has.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the theoretical and factual knowledge in business for occupational practices.
2
Solve individual and organizational problems in business life.
3
Use computer programs (SPSS, R, Excel, Stata) efficiently against the complex business problems.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan research and work using knowledge and skills gained in the field of business.
2
Organize the activities for organizational goals and purposes independently.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Criticize advanced knowledge and skills in the field with a critical approach.
2
Develop the existing knowledge and skills with a critical point of view under the impact of scientific, technological and current developments.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Express his/her knowledge, thoughts and solutions on business to related stakeholders in written and verbal ways.
2
Use the information and communication technology software and equipment required for business.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values at the stages of collection of data, their implementation, interpretation and announcement of results in the field of business.
2
Relate the concepts of social rights, occupational safety, employee health, quality management and sustainability with the cases in business life.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 10 4 40
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 3 3
Preparation for the Final Exam 5 3 15
Mid-Term Exam 1 3 3
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 5 25
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 36 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0