Short Cycle Programmes    (Associate's Degree)
Pre-Bachelor - Vocational School of Social Sciences - Tourism Guidance
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
History
According to the decision of Executive Committee of Higher Education dated to 06.11.1987, "Tourism management" program was established under the department of "Economics and Administrative Programs" and the first students were accepted in the academic year of 1988 - 1989. Accordingly in 15.07.1991 "Tourist Guiding" program has been established and in the 1992 -1993 academic year the students were accepted. In 2011, according to the new regulation of the Council of Higher Education departments in the vocational school has been established. Accordingly, "Tourism Guidance" program is under "The Tourism, Travel and Leisure" department.
Qualification Awarded
Professional Tour Guide
Specific Admission Requirements
Students who wants to register to this program may take YGS exam. In addition during the placement of the students from Vocational Highschools, their grade point avarage are also taken into account. After an successful first year students have the right to make transfer to the other universities. Completing this program students may take an DGS exam for an four year undergraduate program.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
Students registered to this program attnd a one year English preparatory school. However, passing the exemption exam they can start directly the first year. In the same way students coming by transfer are exempted from the courses taken before if they are equally credited.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
After 1 year preparatory school + completion of 2 years courses and total credits, students can graduate.
Profile of The Programme
The aim of the programme is, after a one year English preparatory school, to give the required professional information, thus to equip the students with all the the basic information related with the tourism sector and send them with all these information after their education to the professional life. During the education it has been given a special importance to the foreign languages. Students having one year English education in the preparatory school, are taking 4 hours a week English and additionally a second foreign language German/French during the 2 years education. Students are taking many other courses which they will require during their professional life (Tourist Guiding, Tourism Sociology and Tourist Psychology, Tourism Geography of Turkey, First Aid, etc.) from experienced and expert teachers. In order to take the required licence from the related ministry they also have to organize a 36 days domestic practice tour.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Students after finishing the tourist guiding program, may work freelence or employed at the travel agencies througout all Turkey, by using their knowledge, which they get during their education at the school. Some of them also find the opportunity to work as tour leader with the outgoing groups.
Access to Further Studies
After finishing 3 years of education including 1 year English preparatory school, according to the result of the DGS exam further study is possible for the graduate students. They are exempted from the courses which are suitable according to the contents and credits.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
For each of every courses one midterm exam and one final exam, totaly two exams for each course exist. 40% of the midterm exam, 60% of the final exam are calculated. Total sum of the both exams must be over 50 in order to pass the course. The grade of the final exam must be over 50, if it is not the course must be repeated.
Graduation Requirements
In order to graduate from the tourist guiding program the students must fullfill the requırements below completely: Completing all of the courses successfully with an overall average of 2.00 , Completion of the preparatory school, To complete 120 ECTS
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Head of department: Asst. Prof. Dr. Şeref TÜR Address: MARMARA UNIVERSITY SOĞANAĞA NUR SOK. NO:9/11 BEYAZIT FATİH - İSTANBUL - TURKEY Tel: 090 212 517 20 16 Fax: 090 212 517 20 12 Web: http://sbmyo.marmara.edu.tr a-mail: seref@marmara.edu.tr
Facilities
The department has six faculty members, two of them are Assistant Professors. Other academicians of our school and expert teachers from the sector also contribute to the education. Courses are done in 2 large classrooms and 7 classrooms and 1 computer laboratory. For the practical courses, there are various application opportunities around the school, like museums and sites. Employment opportunities for the graduate students at the travel agencies can be arranged.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 The complete knowledge of tourism.
2 The knowledge of the geography of Turkey and the ability of explaining these to the tourists.
3 The knowledge of archeology and the ability of explaining these to the tourists.
4 The ability of decision making about the possible problems during the excursions and managing them.
5 The complete knowledge of the flora of Turkey and the ability of explaining these to the tourists.
6 The knowledge of good manner and ethic values, the ability of behaving accordingly.
7 The knowledge of legal rules of tourism and tourist guiding.
8 The knowledge of all Byzantine monuments of Turkey and the ability of explaining these to the tourists.
9 The detailed knowledge of the historical and cultural values of Turkey and the ability of explaining these to the tourists.
10 The knowledge of the sociological structure of tourism and tourist psychology and the ability of serving the tourists according their expectations.
11 The knowledge of tourism and environment relationship and related environmental protection applications.
12 The ability of professional speaking in Turkish and at least two foreign languages.
13 The knowledge of the establishment of the republic and Atatürk's principles and revolutions.
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ATA121 Ataturk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolution I Compulsory 2 0 2
2 ISL105 Introduction to Business Compulsory 2 0 2
3 KSS141 Art I Compulsory 2 0 2
4 TAR131 Archaeology I Compulsory 2 0 2
5 TRD121 Turkish Language I Compulsory 2 0 2
6 TRZM101 Tour Guiding I Compulsory 2 0 4
7 TRZM103 Introduction to tourism Compulsory 2 0 2
8 TRZM121 Tourism Geography of Turkey I Compulsory 2 0 2
9 YDI141 English I Compulsory 4 0 6
10 YDx143 Second Foreign Language I Elective 4 0 6
Total 24 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ATA122 Ataturk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolution II Compulsory 2 0 2
2 IKT108 Introduction to Economics Compulsory 2 0 2
3 KSS142 Art II Compulsory 2 0 2
4 TAR132 Archaeology II Compulsory 2 0 2
5 TRD122 Turkish Language II Compulsory 2 0 2
6 TRZM102 Tour guiding II Compulsory 2 0 4
7 TRZM108 Mythology Compulsory 4 0 2
8 TRZM122 Tourism Geography of Turkey II Compulsory 2 0 2
9 YDI142 English II Compulsory 4 0 6
10 YDx144 Second Foreign Language II Elective 4 0 6
Total 26 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 HUK263 Tourism Law Compulsory 2 0 2
2 TAR251 History of Religions I Compulsory 2 0 2
3 TRZM201 Tour Guiding III Compulsory 2 0 4
4 TRZM211 Flora I Compulsory 2 0 2
5 TRZM213 First Aid Compulsory 2 0 2
6 TRZM221 Turkish Islamic Art I Compulsory 2 0 2
7 TRZM223 Tourism Sociology and tourist Psychology I Compulsory 2 0 2
8 TRZM241 Byzantine Art I Compulsory 4 0 2
9 YDI241 English III Compulsory 4 0 6
10 YDx243 Second Foreign Language III Elective 4 0 6
Total 26 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 TAR252 History of Religions II Compulsory 2 0 2
2 TRZM202 Tour Guiding IV Compulsory 2 0 3
3 TRZM204 Environmental Protection Compulsory 2 0 2
4 TRZM206 Cultural Values and Good Manner Compulsory 2 0 2
5 TRZM212 Flora II Compulsory 2 0 2
6 TRZM218 Folklore Compulsory 2 0 2
7 TRZM222 Turkish Islamic Art II Compulsory 2 0 2
8 TRZM224 Tourism Sociology and tourist Psychology II Compulsory 2 0 2
9 TRZM242 Byzantine Art II Compulsory 4 0 2
10 YDI242 English IV Compulsory 4 0 5
11 YDx244 Second Foreign Language IV Elective 4 0 6
Total 28 0 30
Elective
1 . Semester > YDx143 Second Foreign Language I
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 YDA143 German I Compulsory 4 0 6
2 YDF143 French I Compulsory 4 0 6
2 . Semester > YDx144 Second Foreign Language II
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 YDA144 German II Compulsory 4 0 6
2 YDF144 French II Compulsory 4 0 6
3 . Semester > YDx243 Second Foreign Language III
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 YDA243 German III Compulsory 4 0 6
2 YDF243 French III Compulsory 4 0 6
4 . Semester > YDx244 Second Foreign Language IV
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 YDA244 German IV Compulsory 4 0 6
2 YDF244 French IV Compulsory 4 0 6

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