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An examination of the core concepts of tourism studies which incorporates the fields of leisure and recreation, hospitality, and events in a broad social, economic, and environmental frame.
This paper is a core paper of the MTour degree and is aimed at developing students’ thinking, questioning and understanding about tourism at the master’s level. Through fieldtrips, classes and student-centred discussion sessions, students develop a holistic understanding of tourism, recognising it as both an industry and a field of study that has significant connectedness and implications in the socio-cultural, environmental, political and economic realms. In addition, students will develop an understanding of their own positioning in relation to tourism ethics, issues of sustainability and use of research methodologies.
|Paper title||Advanced Tourism Concepts|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,132.73|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Tourism's website
- Teaching staff
- Teaching Arrangements
One weekly 3-hour lecture.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
The course outline will be available on Blackboard at the start of the paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking,
Cultural understanding, Ethics, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
- A holistic understanding of tourism as both an industry and a social practice with broad connectedness and implications
- An ability to think through, question and form solid arguments around critical and global issues related to tourism
- An appreciation of the differences and linkages between the approaches of tourism management and tourism studies
- A critical approach to the conduct of tourism research, including a reflective understanding of one's own values and positioning in one's approach to research
- An appreciation of the importance of ethical issues in tourism practice and research