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TOUR420 Special Topic

A special topic in tourism that may be either a lecture programme, or an individual supervised course of study.

For further information, please contact the Department of Tourism.

Paper title Special Topic
Paper code TOUR420
Subject Tourism
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,058.71
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,692.94

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Admission subject to approval from the Head of Department.
Teaching staff
Please contact Dr Willem Coetzee for more information.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Cultural understanding.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Understand the comprehensive, systematic study of events as social, cultural, economic and environmental phenomena and as important aspect of international business
  • Recognise the major areas for advancing event knowledge and competitiveness
  • Critically evaluate the key concepts of events and event tourism in the context of the study of events, tourism and professional practice
  • Utilise case studies, expert opinion and professional profiles to critically evaluate and financially appraise how events and event tourism work in the real world
  • Associate with the industry, research literature and encourage consultation for the use of research notes and the provision of additional readings

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 09:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22