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Tourism, Its Nature and Culture 2 , 30 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
  COURSE CODE   758G35
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- account for the nature and culture of tourism, based on cultural heritage, natural environment and cultural landscape
- apply an analytical and critical approach to the processes that shape the natural and cultural heritages
- account for how natural environment, cultural heritage and cultural landscape can be integrated in tourist-related contexts, and in that respect also consider the possible relation between authenticity and fiction
- account for an independent application of a both scientific and humanistic/social sciences approach in a tourist-related context.
The course consists of two parts. The first part covers the nature and culture of tourism, their value and how this can be understood. The second part consists of an independent project work. Included modules:

- Cultural Heritage as a Social Phenomenon, 7.5 HE credits
This module covers the cultural heritage and its definition. This means providing knowledge of how cultural heritages and cultural identities are created, communicated, used and changed. The question of what and who decides when phenomena become worth seeing, coveted and noticed is problematised. The same applies to how tourism and the market influence the contents and communication of the cultural heritage. The relationship between gender and cultural heritage is highlighted, as well as how the cultural heritage has been used or abused over time.

- Natural Heritage as a Social Phenomenon, 7.5 HE credits
This module covers the natural heritage and its definition. The understanding of conservation work, sensitive environments and legislation is covered, as well as health issues and sustainability perspectives connected to tourist-related activities. The focus is mainly on the connection between natural and cultural heritage.

- Project Description, 3 HE credits
The student should describe a tourist-related field as an introduction to a more extensive tourist-related project.

- Project Report, 12 HE credits
On the basis of an actual or prospective project around tourist-related contents, the student should account for cultural and scientific aspects of tourism.
The teaching takes the form of field trips, laboratory sessions, placement anchored studies, lectures, supervision and seminars. The student is also expected to study independently, individually or in groups. The course is organised to promote student active working method where theoretical studies and individual studies are integrated
Examination is arranged on the course as a whole or on part of course and is both in written and oral form. Active participation in compulsory parts, such as field trips, laboratory sessions, study visits and seminars, is included in the examination.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Completed Tourism, Its Nature and Culture 1 with at least 20 HE approved, or the equivalent.
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Tourism, Its Nature and Culture 2
Turismens natur och kultur 2
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
ISAK - Department of Studies of Social Change and Culture
Registrar No: 2009-00139   Course Code: 758G35      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Tourism - TUI          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level     TUI   NA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2009-12-04