BA Management, Leadership and Leisure / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Tourism Development

Course unit fact file
Unit code EDUC31231
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 6
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Education
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

  • Theories of tourism development
  • Implications of tourism as a development option

Economic

Including poverty alleviation

Socio-cultural

      Environmental

  • The tourist experience in the context of development

Authenticity

Tourist expectations, perceptions and satisfaction

Loyalty

  • Strategic tourism planning
  • Sustainable tourism development
  • Tourism futures

Aims

  • To provide an understanding of tourism development theories
  • To evaluate the implications of tourism as a development option

Learning outcomes

 

Category of outcome

Upon completion of the unit, students should be able to:

 

Knowledge and understanding

An understanding of the role of tourism in development

 

Intellectual skills

Analytical and conceptual skills

Practical skills

Research skills

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Information handling

 

Teaching and learning methods

Lecturers/Seminars

Assessment methods

Assessment task Word length or equivalent Weighting
Coursework 5000 40%
Written exam 2 hours 60%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feedback methods

Online via Blackboard

Recommended reading

 

 

 

Fletcher, F., Fyall, A., Gilbert, D. & Wanhill, S. (2013), Tourism: Principles & Practice ( 5th edition), Pearson

 

Holden, A. (2008), Environment and Tourism, Routledge

 

Mathieson, A. & Wall, G. (2006), Tourism: Change, Impacts and Opportunities, 2nd edition, Longman

 

Ritchie, J.R.B. & Crouch, G.I. ( 2003), The Competitive Destination, CABI Publishing

 

Sharpley, R. & Telfer, D. (2014), Tourism and Development: Concepts and Issues, 2nd edition, Channel View Publications

 

 

 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 36
Independent study hours
Independent study 164

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Howard Bond Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Activity

Hours Allocated

Staff/Student Contact

 

Tutorials

To be negotiated between student and tutor

Private Study

To be negotiated between student and tutor

Directed Reading

To be negotiated between student and tutor

Assignment Preparation

To be negotiated between student and tutor

Total Hours

To be negotiated between student and tutor

 

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