Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to develop an understanding of other cultures, trends and religions and to provide information about different theories of culture and studies. The aim is also to provide an understanding of the process of coming to terms with different foreign situations and the concept of culture shock.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to know how to appreciate different cultures, trends, and religions. The student is also expected to be familiar with different theories of culture and studies and be able to analyze his/her own culture. The student should also be able to take into account different theories of culture when planning products for the tourism industry.

Course contents

Cross-cultural communication in tourism. Historical perspectives on culture and society, international and national cultural traditions, cross-cultural business communication in tourism. Non-verbal communication

Prerequisites and co-requisites

First and second year studies, minumum 70ects

Previous course names


Additional information

TUR12 has a priority this year. Itslearning closes the day after second re-exam

Recommended or required reading

Yvette Reisinger, 2009, International Tourism Cultures & Behavior Intercultural Communication, in the Global Workplace, Varner & Beamer Intercultural Business Communication, Chaney L. & Martin J. 2006 Prentice Hall ISBN-10: 0131860097

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 45 hours
  • Individual studies - 42 hours
  • - 6 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Fulfillment of all the assignments as well as compulsory participation in certain lectures


  • Aittoniemi Hellevi
  • Fabricius Susanna
  • Hernberg Mervi


Fabricius Susanna

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2014-11-28

The timetable of the course

Kursen börjar vecka 9 och slutar 26.5

Assessment methods

  • 2014-05-08 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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