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Unit description

Provides a comprehensive understanding of the various emerging contemporary trends and issues that are reshaping the hospitality sector. The unit equips students with skills to apply theory and concepts to identify, analyse and provide innovative solutions to adapt to the constantly evolving hospitality environment.

Unit content

Topic 1: Hospitality: a modern synthesis

Topic 2: The contextual environment: impacts on hospitality businesses

Topic 3: The transactional business environment

Topic 5: The contemporary customer

Topic 4: Opportunities in the contemporary world

Topic 6: Analysis and insights

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:
1synthesize theoretical approaches to contemporary hospitality
2critically analyse contemporary issues affecting the hospitality sector and provide innovative solutions
3identify creative and strategic approaches to managing emerging crises and risks in hospitality organisations
4develop a proactive and self-directed ability to predict and adapt to changing diverse and multinational hospitality environments

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

  1. synthesize theoretical approaches to contemporary hospitality
  2. critically analyse contemporary issues affecting the hospitality sector and provide innovative solutions
  3. identify creative and strategic approaches to managing emerging crises and risks in hospitality organisations
  4. develop a proactive and self-directed ability to predict and adapt to changing diverse and multinational hospitality environments

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography30%
Conference proposal30%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography30%
Conference proposal30%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography30%
Conference proposal30%
Presentation40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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