Information Package / Course Catalogue
Recreational Carrying Capacity in Protected Areas
Course Code: ZPM529
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

Introducing the benefits and values of protected areas, Giving information about visitor-based problems in protected areas, Teaching the analysis processes related to the carrying capacity dimensions, Introducing the different approaches to visitor management models

Course Content

In this course, the concepts of recreation and the protected area will be explained and the negative effects of intense recreational activities on natural and cultural resource values of protected areas as well as social pressure on visitors will be explained. At this point, the methods of analysis of carrying capacity will be explained. Visitor management models based on carrying capacity and national parks will be explained.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Tendü Hilal GÖKTUĞ
Learning Outcomes
1.to know protected area status and properties in Turkey
2.to know the threats to protected areas
3.- to know recreational carrying capacity concept, formation and development process
4.to know the components of recreational carrying capacity
5.to know visitor management models
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Bo Shelby, Thomas A. Heberlein, Carrying Capacity in Recreation Settings, Oregon State University Press, 1986, ISBN 0870713477, 9780870713477.
2.Robert E. Manning, Parks and Carrying Capacity, 2007, ISBN: 9781559631044,
3.William E. Hammitt, David N. Cole, Wildland Recreation: Ecology and Management, John Wiley & Sons, 1998
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Definition of recreation, classification of recreational activities, purpose of recreation
Week 2 - Theoretical
The history of protected areas, protected area status in Turkey and protected areas features that allow recreation
Week 3 - Theoretical
Values and benefits of protected areas, management of protected areas and management principles
Week 4 - Theoretical
Threats to protected areas and the classification of these threats
Week 5 - Theoretical
Concept of carrying capacity, formation and development process
Week 6 - Theoretical
Physical Carrying Capacity Analysis
Week 7 - Theoretical
Social Carrying Capacity Analysis
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm
Week 9 - Theoretical
Social Carrying Capacity Analysis
Week 10 - Theoretical
Ecological Carrying Capacity Analysis
Week 11 - Theoretical
Recreation Ecology Concept
Week 12 - Theoretical
Economic Carrying Capacity Analysis
Week 13 - Theoretical
Management Carrying Capacity
Week 14 - Theoretical
Visitor Management Models
Week 15 - Theoretical
Examination and discussion of case studies
Week 16 - Final Exam
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
5
5
3
3
2
OÇ-2
5
5
5
5
3
OÇ-3
2
2
3
2
5
OÇ-4
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-5
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