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TO5101 - Tourism Systems Analysis

[Offered in 2012 only]

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

Tourism is a global economic activity that occurs within complex socio-cultural, political and operational systems. The aim of this course organising subject is to enhance student awareness of these complex and dynamic tourism systems and to analyse these systems within a Pressure-State-Response framework. The subject will explore the forces that create, sustain, shape and limit tourism. It will then link these pressures to the nature of tourism organisations and their operations before analysing how tourism enterprises respond to these forces. A substantial focus of the subject will be on cross-disciplinary approaches to the analysis of tourism systems to enhance their sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify and describe detailed tourism systems models;
  • use these systems models to understand the forces on, and responses to, sustainability and operational issues in tourism systems;
  • be able to apply a range of analysis tools to identify issues in tourism operations and management.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
TO5060

Availabilities

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Laurie Murphy
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (30%); assignments (30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Laurie Murphy
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (30%); assignments (30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 55, Block
Census Date 21-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching 23-Jun-2012 to 08-Jul-2012 (Teaching over 3 weekends with exam scheduled on another weekend)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Laurie Murphy
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (30%); assignments (30%).

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.