Introduces students to the phenomenon of hospitality in its broadest context. Develops students' understanding of the structure and characteristics of the political, cultural and historical factors of hospitality that shape the way the concept is considered in the contemporary environment. The unit constructs and reframes current concepts of hospitality and challenges the normalised beliefs of hospitality personally, socially and commercially.
Topic 1. Origins and development of hospitality (history, culture and place)
Topic 2. Sociology of hospitality (people, performance and practice)
Topic 3. Critical evaluation of contemporary hospitality spaces (spaces, commercialisation, consumerism in the global context)
Topic 4. Politics
Topic 5. Community
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||investigate the concept of hospitality as a phenomenon||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||critically examine and develop a personal philosophy of hospitality and hospitableness and analyse how this shapes both hospitality and the individual experiences involved in the consumption of these products and services||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|3||explore how history, politics and culture are integrated and in turn mediate the complex issues confronting contemporary hospitality as both a business and phenomenon.||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
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Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
Singapore - MDIS
|Workshop on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)|
Sydney - The Hotel School
Commonwealth Supported courses
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