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Unit description

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.

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
1demonstrate the link between tourism theories and related industry practicesCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate an understanding of the elements of whole tourism systems and sustainable tourismCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
3build an understanding of the stakeholder organisations involved in tourism across global, national, state, regional and local levelsCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
4demonstrate information literacy to plan, develop and write academic assessments.CreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. demonstrate the link between tourism theories and related industry practices
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the elements of whole tourism systems and sustainable tourism
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. build an understanding of the stakeholder organisations involved in tourism across global, national, state, regional and local levels
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate information literacy to plan, develop and write academic assessments.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Current black & white print version - available at the Coop bookshop: Weaver, D & Lawton, L, 2014, Tourism Management, 5th edn (B&W print), John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld, Australia. ISBN: 9780730335580.
  • Original colour print version - possibly available secondhand: Weaver, D & Lawton, L, 2014, Tourism Management, 5th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD, Australia. ISBN: 9781118644812.
  • eBook version - available online at http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/tourism-management-5th-edition/: Weaver, D & Lawton, L, 2014, Tourism Management, 5th edn (eBook), John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD, Australia. ISBN: 9780730308898.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • Current black & white print version - available at the Coop bookshop: Weaver, D & Lawton, L, 2014, Tourism Management, 5th edn (B&W print), John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld, Australia. ISBN: 9780730335580.
  • Original colour print version - possibly available secondhand: Weaver, D & Lawton, L, 2014, Tourism Management, 5th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD, Australia. ISBN: 9781118644812.
  • eBook version - available online at http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/tourism-management-5th-edition/: Weaver, D & Lawton, L, 2014, Tourism Management, 5th edn (eBook), John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD, Australia. ISBN: 9780730308898.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • Current black & white print version - available at the Coop bookshop: Weaver, D & Lawton, L, 2014, Tourism Management, 5th edn (B&W print), John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld, Australia. ISBN: 9780730335580.
  • Original colour print version - possibly available secondhand: Weaver, D & Lawton, L, 2014, Tourism Management, 5th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD, Australia. ISBN: 9781118644812.
  • eBook version - available online at http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/tourism-management-5th-edition/: Weaver, D & Lawton, L, 2014, Tourism Management, 5th edn (eBook), John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD, Australia. ISBN: 9780730308898.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Test10%
Photo Essay50%
Essay40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Test10%
Photo Essay50%
Essay40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Test10%
Photo Essay50%
Essay40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Test10%
Photo Essay50%
Essay40%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Test10%
Photo Essay50%
Essay40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Test10%
Photo Essay50%
Essay40%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Test10%
Photo Essay50%
Essay40%
Notice

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