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TOUR411 Tourist Culture

An advanced paper aimed at understanding tourists from a social and cultural perspective, including the scope and nature of tourism and tourist places.

This paper is an important one as it reflects a crucial aspect of tourism - the tourist. The paper provides students with a critical understanding of tourists from a variety of perspectives and introduces key theories relevant to tourist culture. The paper will address such questions as: 'Why do people travel?', 'Who are the "emerging" tourist markets and what do they seek through travel?', 'What influences where people decide to go for a holiday and what they do?' and 'What are the current and future trends in tourist behaviour?'

Paper title Tourist Culture
Paper code TOUR411
Subject Tourism
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,037.87
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Contact
tourism@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Hazel Tucker
Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour lecture
Textbooks
John Urry and Jonas Larson (2011) The Tourist Gaze 3.0 (Sage) is a good book to acquire in relation to Tour 411.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
  • A thorough understanding of key concepts and theories relating to the study of tourists
  • A holistic and interdisciplinary approach in their study of tourists
  • An appreciation of the dynamics of change in relation to tourist markets and behaviours
  • An ability to think reflexively about their own behaviour as a tourist and as a part of the tourism industry
  • An ability to think critically and to ask relevant questions in relation to the academic study of tourists and tourist culture

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 9-15, 18-22
Wednesday 11:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22

An advanced paper aimed at understanding tourists from a social and cultural perspective, including the scope and nature of tourism and tourist places.

This paper is an important one as it reflects a crucial aspect of tourism - the tourist. The paper provides students with a critical understanding of tourists from a variety of perspectives and introduces key theories relevant to tourist culture. The paper will address such questions as: 'Why do people travel?', 'Who are the "emerging" tourist markets and what do they seek through travel?', 'What influences where people decide to go for a holiday and what they do?' and 'What are the current and future trends in tourist behaviour?'

Paper title Tourist Culture
Paper code TOUR411
Subject Tourism
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Contact
tourism@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Hazel Tucker
Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour lecture.
Textbooks
John Urry and Jonas Larson (2011) The Tourist Gaze 3.0 (Sage) is a good book to acquire in relation to Tour 411.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
  • A thorough understanding of key concepts and theories relating to the study of tourists
  • A holistic and interdisciplinary approach in their study of tourists
  • An appreciation of the dynamics of change in relation to tourist markets and behaviours
  • An ability to think reflexively about their own behaviour as a tourist and as a part of the tourism industry
  • An ability to think critically and to ask relevant questions in relation to the academic study of tourists and tourist culture
Course outline
The Course Outline will be available on Blackboard at the start of the course.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 11:00-12:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22