|Tourism Analysis , 30 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|On completion of the course, the student should, at a basic level, be able to
- account for how tourism can be understood as a social phenomenon
- account for how tourism can be understood from both a host and an operator perspective
- critically review tourism from both a location perspective and a community perspective
- account for how different dimensions of sustainable development relate to tourism
|The course consists of the following parts:
Introduction to Tourism Analysis, 7.5 HE credits
This module gives an introductory holistic perspective on the emergence of tourism as a meeting between a general transnational system and the local and specific locations of tourism. The module has a consistently historical perspective and shows the development behind present-day tourism.
Tourists, Hosts, Operators, 7.5 HE credits
The module is based on the contrast between the tourist as a traveller and the tourist as a temporary guest. Tourism interaction from a guest perspective through the tourist as a participant in meetings between conceptions of the world, cultural values and social organisation is in focus. The module also highlights the tourist in everyday life, outside the tourist role and travel.
Touristic Fields, 15 HE credits
The module problematises and analyses tourism from a location perspective. At the same time, the role of tourism in local development strategies and in local self-image and identity is analysed. Tourism is studied as a part of an international economic system, which is managed in part by political representatives and has consequences for how culture and nature is understood and represented. Questions of how tourism relates to different dimensions of long-term sustainability is therefore of significance.
|The teaching takes the form of field trips/study visit, laboratory elements, placement anchored studies, lectures and seminars. The course is organised to promote a student active working method, where theoretical studies and individual studies are integrated. The student is also expected to study independently, individually or in groups.|
|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/study visits, laboratory sessions 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.
|A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course|
|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.