The course takes place in period

1 (2022-08-01 to 2022-10-23)

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

2

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Within this study unit we will focus on the
following competencies:
Global and local Societal Competence
Fact based decision making
Learning Competence
Ethical and Sustainable Competence
SDG's in focus:
#1 NO POVERTY
#4 QUALITY EDUCATION
#8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
#9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
#10 REDUCED INEQUALITIES
#11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
#13 CLIMATE ACTION
#16 PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

Learning outcomes

Once you have completed the study unit you will
have:

Understanding of the current trends and challenges
in the tourism industry from both a global and
local perspective.

Ability to identify some current needs for
development in the tourism industry.

Ability to apply perspective thinking and see
connections between small practical problems and
large strategic issues.

Ability to actively follow and discuss current
issues in the tourism industry.

Skills to work responsibly and strive proactively
for a more sustainable future.

A curious, critical, respectful and proactive
approach to understanding the tourism industry.

Course contents

Lectures, discussions in class, group assignment,
guest lectures, a learning report, exam.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to the Tourism Industry

Previous course names

Tourism in Contemporary World 2016-2021

Additional information

Activities both on campus and online.

You will get information of mandatory attendance
and deadlines for assignments at the course start
and on Itslearning.

Recommended or required reading

Book: Fletcher, John, Fyall, Alan, Gilbert, David,
Wanhill, Stephen. 2018 (or an older version).
Tourism,principles and practice. Sixth
Edition.Pearson Education Limited.

Various articles and reports provided during the
course

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 5 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 20 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

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

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
Various tasks and active participation (total
70p)
EXAM (30p)

Grading: 49 and under > failed
50-59 > 1
60-69 > 2
70-79 > 3
80-89 > 4
90-100> 5

Teacher

Halmén Mia

Examiner

Halmén Mia

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2022-08-10 to 2022-09-06

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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