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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Investigates relationships between tourism, sport, culture and other special events. Students critique event impacts, trends, and the role of entrepreneurialism to inform event practices.

Unit content

 

Topic 1: Defining differences in sport, culture and special events

Topic 2:  Examining the economic impact of events 

Topic 3: Assessing the social and environmental impacts of events

Topic 4: Trends in participation and serious leisure

Topic 5: Secrets to entrepreneurial sport event designs

Topic 6: Secrets to entrepreneurial cultural event designs

 

 

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 discuss differentiating characteristics of sport, cultural and special events
2 critically analyse the impacts events have on all stakeholder groups
3 synthesise trends to design entrepreneurial events.

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

  1. discuss differentiating characteristics of sport, cultural and special events
  2. critically analyse the impacts events have on all stakeholder groups
  3. synthesise trends to design entrepreneurial events.