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With the growth of tourism in New Zealand and internationally, the tourism industry worldwide is seeking graduates who are multilingual and who have an understanding of the cultural needs of their guests.
The Tourism, Languages and Cultures major subject offers students an opportunity to gain skills to work with people from other cultures in tourism and related business settings, by providing the necessary language literacy and cultural understanding, and cross-cultural perspectives, while also acquiring a solid grounding in tourism management.
Students can choose to study one or more of the following languages/cultures: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, or Māori. Students have the choice of a range of tourism papers, and can for example, include events or accommodation management, or ecotourism, among other papers. There is also space within this major for students to complement their chosen language/culture specialty with other appropriate humanities or business papers.
Dr Brent Lovelock
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Tourism, Languages and Cultures
TOUR 101 Introduction to Tourism
TOUR 102 Global Tourism
TOUR 217 Tourist Behaviour
TOUR 218 Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise Management
TOUR 219 Destination Management
234 further points comprising:
Notes: At least 90 of these 234 points must be at 200-level or above.