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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Explains characteristics, dynamics and complexity in international tourism systems. In this unit students apply analytical skills and synthesise concepts and theories from key tourism systems knowledge to examples drawn from real world contexts.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to international tourism systems

Topic 2: Tourism systems theories

Topic 3: Elements of international tourism systems

Topic 4: Demand for International tourism

Topic 5: Tourist attractions and experiences in international tourism systems

Topic 6: Transport in international tourism systems

Topic 7: Tourism intermediaries and the host community in international tourism systems

Topic 8: Governments and policy in international tourism systems

Topic 9: Technology and international tourism systems

Topic 10: Future Issues in 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 identify elements of whole tourism systems from a real world context.
2 explain key arguments in literature related to international tourism systems
3 synthesize concepts and theories from tourism systems knowledge in a real world context.

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

  1. identify elements of whole tourism systems from a real world context.
    • GA4:
  2. explain key arguments in literature related to international tourism systems
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. synthesize concepts and theories from tourism systems knowledge in a real world context.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Cooper, C, 2016, Essentials of Tourism, 2nd edn, Pearson Education Limited, Harlow, UK.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.