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TO5203 - Hospitality and Gastronomy: Social, Private and Commercial

[Offered in 2012 only]

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

This subject takes a contemporary view of gastronomy into which is added a multi-notion of hospitality. Essentially, the act of hospitality and term gastronomy are considered as more than simply the provision and consumption of food and associated products. Hospitality and gastronomy provides an opportunity for an holistic understanding of the area from social, private and commercial domains. Extending hospitality and gastronomy beyond traditional venues, renders most people both purveyors and consumers. Implications of these developments upon issues like interpersonal reciprocity, gender relations and private and public space are key if the terms hospitality and gastronomy are to be fully understood in contemporary society.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the anthropology of hospitality and philosophy of hospitableness;
  • identify the social history and gender issues surrounding hospitality trades;
  • apply extended knowledge and holistic understanding to meanings of hospitality in the media and across a range of traditional and non-traditional areas.

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 acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse.

Availabilities

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (30%); essays (30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (30%); essays (30%).

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