Unit aim

Explains foundation tourism theories, in particular whole tourism systems, and applies these theories to practical contexts in tourism and hospitality industries. Important academic skills related to sustainable tourism, critical thinking, information literacy and essay writing are embedded in the curriculum.

Unit content

Topic 1 Study of tourism
Topic 2 History of tourism
Topic 3 Whole tourism systems
Topic 4 People as tourists
Topic 5 Places in tourists' itineraries
Topic 6 Tourism environments
Topic 7 Sustainable tourism
Topic 8 Tourist attractions
Topic 9 Tourism industries and organisations
Topic 10 Tourism patterns and trends

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Weaver, D & Lawton, L, 2014, Tourism Management, 5th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD, Australia. ISBN: 9781118644812.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 2

  • Weaver, D & Lawton, L, 2014, Tourism Management, 5th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD, Australia. ISBN: 9781118644812.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 3

  • Weaver, D & Lawton, L, 2014, Tourism Management, 5th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD, Australia. ISBN: 9781118644812.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Critical review20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Essay50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Critical review20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Essay50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Critical review20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Essay50%

Melbourne - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Critical review20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Essay50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Critical review20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Essay50%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Critical review20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Essay50%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Critical review20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Essay50%

Uzbekistan - MDIS Tashkent

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Critical review20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Essay50%
Notice

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