Information Package / Course Catalogue
Tourism Geography of Turkey
Course Code: REH102
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 course is to give information about the geographical characteristics of Turkey, the recognition of history and the civilizations of Anatolia in prehistoric times and touristic cities and geographical data by region.

Course Content

The general geography of Turkey, the first civilizations in Anatolia and the archaeological areas, the examination of historical and touristic data by province will be examined.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Lec. Hakan ATAY
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to identify the tourism regions of Turkey.
2.To be able to identify the first civilizations in Anatolia (Assyrian, Hittite, Phrygian, Urartu, Lydia, Persia, Ion), and the historical data based on these civilizations.
3.To get information about the Hellenistic periods,
4.To be able to employ the important historical data about Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods
5.To get information about Roman period.
6.To be able to identify the important provinces situated in Turkey within the scope of their geographic features and tourism data
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Gür, S. (2011). İlk İnsandan Selçuklu’ya Anadolu Uygarlıkları ve Antik Şehirler. Alfa Yayınları, 2. Baskı, İstanbul.
2.Şenol, F. (2006). Türkiye Turizm Coğrafyası. Detay Yayıncılık, İstanbul.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
General Geography of Turkey, Turkey's position, Dimensions and Area, Boundaries and Neighbours, Geographical mountains, plains, plateaus, seas and coasts, Climate and Vegetation, Rivers and Lakes.
Week 2 - Theoretical
History and prehistory of Anatolia, Paleolithic period, Mesolithic period, Neolithic period, Chalcolithic period, The Ancient Bronze Age, Assyrian Colony Period, Hittites, Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Ionians, Hellenistic Period, Roman, Byzantine period of Anatolia Seljuk Period, the Ottoman Period.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Turkey's Tourism Regions and Properties, Marmara Region, Edirne, Canakkale, Bursa, Balikesir, Bilecik, Kocaeli.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Marmara Region, Istanbul, Yalova.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Aegean Region, İzmir, Manisa, Afyon, Denizli.
Week 6 - Theoretical
Aegean Region, Aydin, Mugla
Week 7 - Theoretical
Mediterranean Region, Antalya, the Lake District (Burdur, Isparta)
Week 8 - Theoretical
Mediterranean Region, Mersin, Adana, Hatay, Gaziantep
Week 9 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term Exam
Week 10 - Theoretical
Central and Western Anatolia Region, Eskisehir, Ankara, Konya, Corum
Week 11 - Theoretical
Central and Western Anatolia Region, Yozgat, Sivas, Amasya, Cappadocia (Nevsehir, Nigde, Aksaray)
Week 12 - Theoretical
The Black Sea Region, Bolu, Zonguldak, Kastamonu, Karabük, Samsun, Trabzon, Ordu, Rize.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Eastern Anatolia, Kars, Van, Batman.
Week 14 - Theoretical
South Eastern Anatolia Region, Mardin, Diyarbakir, Adiyaman, Sanliurfa, Kayseri.
Week 15 - Theoretical
General Review
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory142370
Midterm Examination1516
Final Examination1415
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)81
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