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Unit of Study MKT00204 - Special Interest Tourism (2016)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 define the concepts of special interest tourism and niche tourism
2 demonstrate understanding of the emergence of special interest tourism/niche tourism, within the context of changing tourist consumption patterns
3 analyse special interest tourism/niche tourism in relation to traditional forms of 'mass' tourism
4 critically evaluate different special interest tourism/niche tourism sectors, associated markets and impacts
5 use presentation skills to convey understanding of selected special interest tourism/niche tourism sectors.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. define the concepts of special interest tourism and niche tourism
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  2. demonstrate understanding of the emergence of special interest tourism/niche tourism, within the context of changing tourist consumption patterns
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  3. analyse special interest tourism/niche tourism in relation to traditional forms of 'mass' tourism
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  4. critically evaluate different special interest tourism/niche tourism sectors, associated markets and impacts
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  5. use presentation skills to convey understanding of selected special interest tourism/niche tourism sectors.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:

Prescribed learning resources

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