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Gold Coast
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Unit description

Provides insight into global issues which challenge hotel and tourism development in the 21st century. Adopts a student-focused strategy aimed at students developing an understanding of the contemporary trends by focusing on areas/issues of tourism supply and demand.

Unit content

This unit is structured around the following topics:
Topic 1: Global tourism issues
Topic 2: Tourist markets
Topic 3: Tourism and the media
Topic 4: Risks and crises
Topic 5: Transport development
Topic 6: Accommodation development
Topic 7: Emerging experience sectors

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: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1examine current global issues that may influence tourism and hotel developmentIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which the media can influence tourism developmentIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3evaluate and apply risk management processesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4critically evaluate developments in the international transport sectorIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5analyse the emergence and development of visitor markets and experiencesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. examine current global issues that may influence tourism and hotel development
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which the media can influence tourism development
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. evaluate and apply risk management processes
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. critically evaluate developments in the international transport sector
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. analyse the emergence and development of visitor markets and experiences
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation Script15%
Presentation30%
Report55%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation Script15%
Presentation30%
Report55%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. 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 study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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