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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Explains the characteristics, dynamics and complexity of international tourism systems. An important aim of this unit is to develop students' critical thinking and analytical skills to examine and synthesise concepts and theories of seminal tourism systems theories in contrast to examples drawn from international contexts.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction to international tourism systems

Topic 2 Tourism systems theories

Topic 3 Important international tourism systems

Topic 4 International tourism motivators

Topic 5 Sustainable tourism in international tourism systems

Topic 6 The role of tourist attractions and experiences in international tourism systems

Topic 7 The role of transport in international tourism systems

Topic 8 The role of tourism industries in international tourism systems

Topic 9 The role of national governments and policy in international tourism systems

Topic 10 Technological influences on international tourism systems

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 analyse and synthesise concepts and theories from complex seminal tourism systems
2 examine important elements and environments of international tourism systems and interpret their interconnectivity
3 examine the complexity of concepts of sustainable tourism in international tourism systems
4 distinguish important values related to sustainable tourism (knowledge, ethics, professionalism, mutuality, stewardship) to become responsible leaders and stewards of tourism

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

  1. analyse and synthesise concepts and theories from complex seminal tourism systems
    • GA4:
  2. examine important elements and environments of international tourism systems and interpret their interconnectivity
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  3. examine the complexity of concepts of sustainable tourism in international tourism systems
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. distinguish important values related to sustainable tourism (knowledge, ethics, professionalism, mutuality, stewardship) to become responsible leaders and stewards of tourism
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Cooper, C, 2012, Essentials of Tourism, 1st edn, Pearson Education Limited, Essex: England. ISBN: 978 0 273 72438 4.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.