Information Package / Course Catalogue
Introduction to Tourism
Course Code: REH101
Course Type: Required
Couse Group: First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 3
Objectives of the Course

The aim of the lesson is to teach the concept of tourism,tourism types, tourism components, tourism supply and demand and to tell its’ effects on country’s economy.

Course Content

The content of the lesson includes the knowledge about tourism industry, tourism components, tourism supply and demand and its relationship with other diciplines.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Abdullah TANRISEVDİ
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to define tourism broadly,
2.To be able to recognize the tourism industry and list the characteristics of it,
3.To be able to learn the reasons that lead people to take part in tourism,
4.To be able to evaluate thesupply and demand relationship in tourism,
5.To be able to interpret the profile of tourism supply and demand in Turkey,
6.To be able to explain the impacts of economical and environmental conditions on tourism,
7.To be able to recognize the tourism policies of Turkey
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Usta, Ö., (2008), Turizm Genel ve Yapısal Yaklaşımlar, Detay Yayıncılık:Ankara.
2.Kozak, N. vd., (2009), Genel Turizm- İlkeler Kavramlar, Detay Yayıncılık: Ankara.
3.Evliyaoğlu, S. (1989), Genel Turizm Bilgileri, Ankara.
4.Küçükaslan, N., (2007), Özel İlgi Turizmi, Ekin Basım Yayın Dağıtım: Bursa.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Students will be informed about the methods, aims and references of the course.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Students will comprehend the concept of tourism, the correlation of tourism with other fields of science, definition and characteristics of tourism.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Students will learn factors directing people to tourism movement and tourism profile of Turkey.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Students will learn types and forms of tourism.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Students will learn the definition, the characteristics and the structure of tourism industry.
Week 6 - Theoretical
Students will learn the components of tourism industry.
Week 7 - Theoretical
Students will learn tourism supply and its characteristics, tourism supply profile of Turkey.
Week 8 - Theoretical
Students will obtain the definition of tourism products and the components of tourism products.
Week 9 - Intermediate Exam
Mid- term Exam
Week 10 - Theoretical
Students will learn tourism demand and its characteristics, tourism demand profile of Turkey.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Students will learn economic impacts of tourism.
Week 12 - Theoretical
Students will learn environmental impacts of tourism.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Students will learn social impacts of tourism.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Students will learn tourism policies of Turkey.
Week 15 - Theoretical
General evaluation of lesson will be done.
Week 16 - Theoretical
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory141242
Midterm Examination114115
Final Examination117118
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)75
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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