Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
2104003432013TOURISM SOCININGYCompulsory354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a general introduction to the field of sociology of tourism, with emphasis on major issues and current research in the field.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Öğr. Gör. Dr. Nükhet Adalet AKPULAT
Learning Outcomes
1To understand complex structure of tourism.
2To learn sociological explanations for impacts of tourism.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Introduction to sociology of tourism,Travel, leisure and consumption, Touristic Experience, Touristic Motivations and Attitudes, Touristic Roles and Reactions, The relationships between tourists and locals, Perceptions of tourist and locals, The structure of tourist settings, Authenticity in tourist settings, Staged authenticity in tourist settings, Impacts of mass tourism, Socioeconomic impacts of tourism, Sociocultural impacts of tourism
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to sociology of tourismLecturing
2Travel, leisure and consumptionLecturing
3Touristic ExperienceLecturing
4Touristic Motivations and AttitudesLecturing
5Touristic Roles and ReactionsLecturing
6The relationship between tourists and localsLecturing
7Perceptions of tourist and locals Lecturing
8Midterm examinationyazılı
9The structure of tourist settings Lecturing
10Authenticity in tourist settingsLecturing
11Economic effects of tourismLecturing
12Social effects of tourismLecturing
13 Environmental impact of tourismLecturing
14Tourist typesLecturing
15mass tourismLecturing
16 Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Apostolopoulos, Y. ,Leivadi,S., and Yiannakis A. (2001). The Sociology of Tourism: Theoritical and Emprical Investigations (Routledge advances in tourism), New York, Routledge. Avcıkurt, C. (2009). Turizm Sosyolojisi, Turist- Yerel Halk Etkileşimi, Ankara, Detay Yayıncılık. Doğan, H. Z. (2004). Turizmin Sosyo-Kültürel Temelleri, Ankara, Detay Yayıncılık. MacCannell, D. (1999 ). The Tourist. A New Theory of the Leisure Class. London, University of California Press, Ltd. Urry, J. (1999 ). Mekanları Tüketmek. İstanbul, Ayrıntı Yayınları.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)2
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