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Melbourne - The Hotel School Session 2 Session 2
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Provides students with opportunities to critically engage with and explore a number of key contemporary issues confronting tourism and hospitality industries. The unit assists students understand the basis of issues and controversies, their often contested nature and ethical implications, as well as the various scales at which issues can operate.

Unit content

The dynamic nature of this unit requires students to develop and create curriculum though research, consultation with industry specialists, workshops, seminars and symposium participation. As such, no fixed weekly topics are set; however, activities based on the following will be used to construct content for the study period:

Tourism and hospitality theoretical frameworks
Mapping out frameworks for critical understanding of tourism and hospitality issues, including the value of tourism and hospitality research.

Contemporary tourism and hospitality issues analysis
Students undertake an in-depth analysis of an area of interest in contemporary tourism and relate the material to wider industrial, socio-cultural and environmental issues.

Viewpoint
An academic critique of the student area of interest.

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 demonstrate through application, an understanding and knowledge of issues that result in benefits and problems in tourism and hospitality
2 evaluate and apply appropriate theories and concepts to the meaning and philosophy of tourism and hospitality issues
3 critically interpret how tourism and hospitality social practices interact with political, economic, cultural, natural and/or technological environments and systems

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

  1. demonstrate through application, an understanding and knowledge of issues that result in benefits and problems in tourism and hospitality
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  2. evaluate and apply appropriate theories and concepts to the meaning and philosophy of tourism and hospitality issues
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  3. critically interpret how tourism and hospitality social practices interact with political, economic, cultural, natural and/or technological environments and systems
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.