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Unit description

Examines tourist behaviour and the consequences of that behaviour using the theoretical insights drawn from social psychology, sociology, cultural geography and anthropology. The unit explores the tourist experience in relation to pre-travel, at-destination, and post-travel phases. Tourist behaviour and the socio-cultural and environmental impacts of the behaviour and social interactions are examined at individual, social group and societal levels.

Unit content

  1. Motivation, expectations and satisfaction
  2. Decision-making and destination image
  3. Tourist embodiment
  4. Tourist behaviours
  5. Research approaches
  6. Impacts
  7. Ethical perspectives

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Critically discuss and apply the various theoretical and disciplinary approaches to tourist behaviour
2Identify and analyse the positive and negative impacts of tourists on destinations and communities
3Apply ethical perspectives to tourist behaviour and interactions
4Describe and explain the various approaches to tourist behaviour research

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

  1. Critically discuss and apply the various theoretical and disciplinary approaches to tourist behaviour
  2. Identify and analyse the positive and negative impacts of tourists on destinations and communities
  3. Apply ethical perspectives to tourist behaviour and interactions
  4. Describe and explain the various approaches to tourist behaviour research

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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