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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Critically examines the notion of tourist experiences from psychological, social, and political perspectives. There is a particular focus on the impacts that tourist experiences can have on the cultures and natural environments of destinations.  Students will understand how to design enjoyable, engaging and memorable visitor experiences within sustainable and responsible frameworks of practice.

 

 

Unit content

Topic 1: Understanding tourist experience

Topic 2: The tourist experience contextualised in society and culture

Topic 3: Principles of design and application to tourism

Topic 4: Storytelling and visitor experience

Topic 5: Experiencing nature

Topic 6: Experiencing culture

Topic 7: Incorporating digital technologies

Topic 8: Theme parks and experience design

Topic 9: Methods to evaluate tourist experience

 

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: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate understanding of the tourist experience and its broader impacts
2 Apply principles of design to tourist experiences
3 Create a tourist experience informed by principles of responsible and sustainable tourism
4 Design an evaluation approach for tourist experiences

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

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the tourist experience and its broader impacts
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  2. Apply principles of design to tourist experiences
    • GA2:
  3. Create a tourist experience informed by principles of responsible and sustainable tourism
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
  4. Design an evaluation approach for tourist experiences
    • GA7: