INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS

THS1THE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to concepts, theories and terminology involved in an academic study of tourism, hospitality and events. It provides you with a comprehensive overview of the tourism and hospitality industry in Australia. It provides you with an awareness of the breadth of the industry and of the interests and activities it encompasses. You will examine various components of the industry, with a particular focus on the nature of its organisation and the sort of data and information it generates. This subject provides a foundation for you to make informed choices about future subjects and potential career options.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorElspeth Frew

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects THS1ITH

Equivalent subjects THS1ITH

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTourism ManagementPrescribedWeaver, D., and Lawton, L. (2014)5th Edition, John Wiley and Sons, Australia

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and explain academic concepts of tourism, hospitality and events at a foundation level in both written and oral form

Activities:
Essay; Presentation, Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Describe tourism, hospitality and events in basic theoretical terms in written and oral form

Activities:
Essay; Presentation, Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Use academic literature to write critically on tourism, hospitality and events

Activities:
Online learning and assessment activities; Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Explain issues relating to tourism, hospitality and events through written work using appropriate referencing

Activities:
Online learning and assessment activities, Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Design and deliver an integrated presentation and work effectively within a team

Activities:
Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Willard

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition to attending the 2 hour face-to-face seminar students are expected to complete between 1-3 hours of online activities prior to attending the class. "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Completion of in-class activitiesThe Seminar Activities includes: a Group Presentation of 3-4 students where students present for 10 minutes with 5 minutes for answering questions from the audience (15%); and, Seminar Participation whereby students are expected to be actively involved in seminar activities conducted during the two-hour face-to-face seminars (5%).20 02, 05
Weekly online learning activitiesStudents log into LMS each week to complete these on-line exercises and activities. Each week there is a reading to complete, videos to watch, and 10 x Quizzes to complete.20 02, 04
One x 1,000 word essay (Individual)This assessment will contribute to the Graduate Capability of Discipline specific knowledge and skills.25 02, 03, 04
One x 2-hour examinationThe Exam will be held during the University exam period. This assessment will contribute to the Graduate Capability of Discipline specific knowledge and skills.35 01, 02

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElspeth Frew

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition to attending the 2 hour face-to-face seminar students are expected to complete between 1-3 hours of online activities prior to attending the class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Completion of in-class activitiesThe Seminar Activities includes: a Group Presentation of 3-4 students where students present for 10 minutes with 5 minutes for answering questions from the audience (15%); and, Seminar Participation whereby students are expected to be actively involved in seminar activities conducted during the two-hour face-to-face seminars (5%).20 02, 05
Weekly online learning activitiesStudents log into LMS each week to complete these on-line exercises and activities. Each week there is a reading to complete, videos to watch, and 10 x Quizzes to complete.20 02, 04
One x 1,000 word essay (Individual)This assessment will contribute to the Graduate Capability of Discipline specific knowledge and skills.25 02, 03, 04
One x 2-hour examinationThe Exam will be held during the University exam period. This assessment will contribute to the Graduate Capability of Discipline specific knowledge and skills.35 01, 02