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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Anti-requisites

MNG10225 Introduction to Convention and Event Tourism

Unit aim

Explains foundation tourism theories, in particular whole tourism systems, and applies these theories to practical contexts in tourism and hospitality industries. Important academic skills related to sustainable tourism, critical thinking, information literacy and essay writing are embedded in the curriculum.

Unit content

Topic 1 Study of tourism
Topic 2 History of tourism
Topic 3 Whole tourism systems
Topic 4 People as tourists
Topic 5 Places in tourists' itineraries
Topic 6 Tourism environments
Topic 7 Sustainable tourism
Topic 8 Tourist attractions
Topic 9 Tourism industries and organisations
Topic 10 Tourism patterns and trends

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate the link between tourism theories and related industry practices
2 demonstrate an understanding of the elements of whole tourism systems and sustainable tourism
3 build an understanding of the stakeholder organisations involved in tourism across global, national, state, regional and local levels
4 demonstrate information literacy to plan, develop and write academic assessments.

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

  1. demonstrate the link between tourism theories and related industry practices
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the elements of whole tourism systems and sustainable tourism
  3. build an understanding of the stakeholder organisations involved in tourism across global, national, state, regional and local levels
  4. demonstrate information literacy to plan, develop and write academic assessments.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

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