Introduces students to the phenomenon of Special Interest Tourism and its relationship to more traditional forms of tourism and leisure. Critically examines various special interest and 'niche' tourism market segments, the growth and diversity of these segments, and their impact on individuals, communities, the tourism industry and policy makers.
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||define the concepts of special interest tourism and niche tourism||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|2||demonstrate understanding of the emergence of special interest tourism/niche tourism, within the context of changing tourist consumption patterns||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|3||analyse special interest tourism/niche tourism in relation to traditional forms of 'mass' tourism||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|4||critically evaluate different special interest tourism/niche tourism sectors, associated markets and impacts||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|5||use presentation skills to convey understanding of selected special interest tourism/niche tourism sectors.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks)|
|Exam: closed book||40%|
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