INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS

THS1THE

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to concepts, theories and terminology involved in an academic study of tourism, hospitality and events. It provides students with a comprehensive overview of the tourism and hospitality industry in Australia. It provides students with an awareness of the breadth of the industry and of the interests and activities it encompasses. Students 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 students 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 subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTourism ManagementPrescribedWeaver, D. and Lawton, L. 20104TH EDN, JOHN WILEY & SONS: MILTON

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:
Tutorial participation; Essay; Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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

Activities:
Tutorial participation; Essay; Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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

Activities:
Library quiz; Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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

Activities:
Short Essay; Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

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

Activities:
Tutorial presentation (group project)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElspeth Frew

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Tutorial participation20 01, 05
One-online library quiz(300 words)5 01, 02, 04
One 1,000 word essay (major)25 01, 02, 04
One 2-hour examination40 01, 02
One 350 word essay (minor)10 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElspeth Frew

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Tutorial participation20 01, 05
One-online library quiz(300 words)5 01, 02, 04
One 1,000 word essay (major)25 01, 02, 04
One 2-hour examination40 01, 02
One 350 word essay (minor)10 03, 04