Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001003242014WETLAND TOURISMElective363
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to know the students learn the definition of wetlands, can grasp the importance of wetlands and their ability to understand the role of great importance lately tourism industry all over the world. Through this course, the concept of ecotourism is to be placed in the consciousness of school pupils.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seray YILDIZ, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayşe TAŞDEMİR
Learning Outcomes
1Wetlands definition
2Wetlands and their importance
3Wetland use strategies
4Inventory of wetlands in Turkey
5Tourism and Ecotourism Concepts
6Location of wetlands in tourism
7Practical Examples from the world
8Practical examples of Turkey
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Wetlands and physical, chemical and biological properties, importance of wetland use strategies, inventory of wetlands in Turkey, tourism and ecotourism concepts, location of wetlands in tourism. Practical examples from the world and Turkey is the content of the course.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Wetland Definition
2Wetlands and Their Importance
3Wetlands and Their ImportanceTrip to İzmir Bird Paradise
4Wetland Use Strategies
5Wetland Use Strategies
6Inventory of wetlands in TurkeyTrip to Homa Lagoon
7Inventory of wetlands in Turkey
8Midterm Exam
9Inventory of wetlands in TurkeyTrip to Gediz Delta
10Tourism and Ecotourism Concepts
11Tourism and Ecotourism Concepts
12Location of wetlands in tourismTrip to Karagöl (Yamanlar-İzmir)
13Location of wetlands in tourism
14Practical Examples from the worldTrip to Lake Gölcük (Ödemiş)
15Practical examples of Turkey
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Hill, J., Gale, T. 2009 Ecotourism and Environmental sustainability. Principles and Practise, . Ulusal Sulak Alan Stratejisi 2003-2008 Sulakalan Yönetim Planlaması Rehberi, Doğa Koruma ve Milli Parklar Genel Müdürlüğü, Kuş Araştırmaları Derneği, Ankara 2007.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14114
Laboratory14228
Field Trip5735
Self Study515
Individual Study for Mid term Examination144
Individual Study for Final Examination166
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)94
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO25  5 5      4
LO35  5 55    45
LO45 45 55454545
LO55 45 55454545
LO65 45 55454445
LO753 5 554  34 
LO85    55454555
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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