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BX2091 - Tourism Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

The purpose of this subject is to introduce students to the demand, distribution, delivery and development aspects of tourism. A systems approach is used to explore tourism in the generating, transit and destination regions. This course focuses on the social sciences of tourism, namely geography, economics, psychology and history; as well as the industry's positive and negative social, cultural, economic, and environmental impacts. The subject may include a fieldwork component which will provide a practical understanding of a range of tourism settings.

There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.

Learning Outcomes

  • to examine the growth in tourism and traveller numbers, why people are motivated to travel and who these people are;
  • to understand who provides the tourism services and how they are delivered;
  • to identify how tourism destinations are managed and marketed;
  • to appreciate the broad social, economic and environmental impacts of tourism;
  • to understand the term "tourism" and the components that make up the "tourism system".

Graduate Qualities

  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
TO1005

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Mr Christian Ware, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); quizzes or tests (20%); presentations (20%); assignments (15%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); quizzes or tests (20%); presentations (20%); assignments (15%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Mr Christian Ware, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); quizzes or tests (20%); presentations (20%); assignments (15%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.