Information Package / Course Catalogue
Visitor Management in Protected Areas
Course Code: ZPM522
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

1- To inform about management of protected areas, management plans and sub-management plans 2- To inform visitors management plans, plan process and management models in this process 3. To provide information about strategies, tools, practices and monitoring in visitor management

Course Content

In this course, management of protected areas, contemporary approaches in management and management plans will be given. The visitor management plans which are a sub-plan of the management plan will be explained and the information about the visitor management models will be presented. Present strategies and tools used in visitor management will be introduced and information about administration organization and monitoring studies will be presented.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.to know the process of management plans of protected areas.
2.to know management plans and sub-plans
3.to know the Concept of Carrying Capacity
4.to know the processes of visitor management plans and current visitor management models
5.to know visitor management strategies, management tools and implementation and monitoring activities..
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Paul F. J. Eagles, Stephen F. McCool, Tourism in National Parks and Protected Areas: Planning and Management, CABI, 2002
2.Myra Shackley, Visitor Mnagament Case Studies from World Heritage Sites, Butterworth-Heinmann, 1998, ISBN: 0750647833
3.Graeme Worboys, Michael Lockwood, Terry De Lacy, Protected Area Management: Principles and Practice, Oxford University Press, 2005
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Status and characteristics of protected areas in Turkey,
Week 2 - Theoretical
Protected areas ,in Turkey
Week 3 - Theoretical
Management planning in protected areas, the process of preparing the management plan and cycle of management plan
Week 4 - Theoretical
Management plans and sub-plans in Turkey’s protect areas practice
Week 5 - Theoretical
Visitor Management Plans
Week 6 - Theoretical
The relation between supply and demand in visitor management
Week 7 - Theoretical
Visitor-use threats and sustainability in visitor management
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm
Week 9 - Theoretical
Concept of carrying capacity
Week 10 - Theoretical
Physical, Social, Ecological, Economic and Management Capasities
Week 11 - Theoretical
Visitor Management Models
Week 12 - Theoretical
Visitor Management Strategies
Week 13 - Theoretical
Visitor Management Tools
Week 14 - Theoretical
Management organization and monitoring studies
Week 15 - Theoretical
National parks that have been successful in managing visitors around the world.
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
3
1
2
5
1
OÇ-2
3
1
5
5
1
OÇ-3
3
1
3
5
1
OÇ-4
3
1
5
5
1
OÇ-5
3
1
2
5
1
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