Information Package / Course Catalogue
Ecotourism Planning
Course Code: ZPM527
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

The concept of ecotourism will be defined and the importance of it will be emphasized as an native type of tourism. Information will be given on ecotourism under some subtopics which are standards, benefits, present conjuncture and classification. Informing about the planning and applications of ecotourism. The target is to serve ecological, economic and cultural benefits to local communities by future studies and applications on ecotourism.

Course Content

The concept of tourism ve ecotourism, he comparison of ecotourism and mass tourism, historical development of ecotourism, the effects, benefits and criteria of ecotourism, ecotourism planning, ecotourism in Turkey and the World, the classification of ecotourism activities

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To know the concepts related to ecotourism
2.To learn properties of ecotourism
3.To learn the relationship between ecotourism and protected areas
4.Having information about ecotourism planning
5.Having information about ecotourism activities
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Polat, A.T., Ecotourism, S.Ü. Technical Sciences Vocational School Design and Printing Publishing Workshop, 2008, Konya, 222 p.
2.Demir, C. ve Çeviren, A., Ecotourism Management, Nobel Publication, 2006.
3.Erdoğan, Nazmiye (2003). Environment and Ecotourism, Erk Publications, Ankara
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
The concept of tourism
Week 2 - Theoretical
The concept of eco-tourism
Week 3 - Theoretical
The comparison of ecotourism and mass tourism
Week 4 - Theoretical
Ecotourist profile
Week 5 - Theoretical
The historical development of eco-tourism
Week 6 - Theoretical
The benefits of ecotourism
Week 7 - Theoretical
Ecotourism and protected areas
Week 8 - Theoretical
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
The effects of ecotourism
Week 10 - Theoretical
The criteria of ecotourism
Week 11 - Theoretical
Local community participation in ecotourism
Week 12 - Theoretical
Ecotourism planning
Week 13 - Theoretical
Ecotourism in Turkey
Week 14 - Theoretical
Ecotourism in the World
Week 15 - Theoretical
The classification of ecotourism activities
Week 16 - Theoretical
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%30
Final Examination1%40
Term Assignment1%30
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory14102168
Term Project1617
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination113114
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
OÇ-1
3
1
1
5
1
OÇ-2
3
1
4
5
1
OÇ-3
3
1
3
5
1
OÇ-4
3
2
5
5
2
OÇ-5
3
2
2
1
1
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