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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: Introducing international tourism

Topic 2: Global drivers of international tourism

Topic 3: International tourism as a system

Topic 4 :International tourism systems - infrastructure

Topic 5: Governments and policy in international tourism systems

Topic 6: Future Issues for 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
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. Knowledge of a discipline
2 explain key arguments in literature related to international tourism systems Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
3 synthesize concepts and theories from tourism systems knowledge in a real world context. Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline

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

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

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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