Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ACL4055 Travel Writing Spring 3 0 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi HATİCE ÖVGÜ TÜZÜN
Recommended Optional Program Components: none
Course Objectives: Students who take this course will understand and be able to identify the definition, traditional elements and development of travel narratives. By means of close reading of selected travel narratives, they will identify, compare and contrast travel writing traditions in different parts of the world.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Students who complete this course will learn

* to identify the literary, cultural, historical, political impact of travel narratives in different parts of the world.
* the terminology related to travel writiıng theory
• to identify recurrent themes in travel writing such as self-fashioning, the body, Orientalism, imaginative geography and the tourist gaze
• to read critically several travel narratives by writers and explorers from different parts of the world
• to discuss how this genre has evolved through time and place.

Course Content

Examples of travel writing from the
14th-2Oth century

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to Class -
2) The Art of Travel Reading
3) The Art of Travel Reading
4) The Art of Travel Reading
5) The Oxford Book of Exploration Reading
6) The Oxford Book of Exploration Reading
7) The Oxford Book of Exploration Reading
8) Review -
9) Amongst the Believers Reading
10) Amongst the Believers Reading
11) Amongst the Believers Reading
12) Ghost Train to the Eastern Star Reading
13) Ghost Train to the Eastern Star Reading
14) Ghost Train to the Eastern Star Reading
15) Final -
16) Final -


Course Notes / Textbooks: The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton
The Oxford Book of Exploration ed. by Robin Hanbury Tenison
Amongst the Believers by V.S.Naipaul
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux
References: none

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 16 % 10
Quizzes 2 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 15 1 15
Quizzes 2 5 10
Midterms 1 10 10
Final 1 20 20
Total Workload 97

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.