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Gold Coast Session 1,  3 Session 1,  3
Lismore Session 1 Session 1
Online Session 1,  3 Session 1,  3,  3

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Provides students an overview of tourism activity and development in the Pacific Asia region. Students are provided with the opportunity to critically examine significant current issues, such as the impact that tourism may have on locals in tourist regions. Students will also explore future implications of tourism development.

Unit content

Topic 1 Geographical overview of the Pacific Asia region
Topic 2 The patterns of tourism in the region
Topic 3 Factors that have influenced tourism development
Topic 4 Implications for the future of tourism
Topic 5 Significant impacts from tourism

Learning outcomes

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the physical and human geography of the Pacific Asia region
2 analyse the patterns of tourism and factors that have influenced tourism development
3 critically evaluate sociocultural, economic and environmental impacts that affect the quality of life of the host communities
4 discuss future implications of tourism development in the Pacific Asia region.

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

  1. describe the physical and human geography of the Pacific Asia region
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. analyse the patterns of tourism and factors that have influenced tourism development
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. critically evaluate sociocultural, economic and environmental impacts that affect the quality of life of the host communities
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  4. discuss future implications of tourism development in the Pacific Asia region.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.