Not offered in 2019

Unit description

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.

Unit content

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

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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