INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS

THS1THE

2016

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

Learning resources

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:
Evidence Based Learning; Essay; Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Evidence Based Learning; Essay; Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

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

Activities:
Online learning and assessment activites; Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

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 (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

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

Activities:
Presentation (group work)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Willard

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Approximately 3 hours of online learning and assessment activities per week"

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Presentation (Group)15 01, 05
Weekly online learning and assessment activities20 01, 02, 04
One 1,000 word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour examination35 01, 02
Class Participation5 01, 02, 05

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElspeth Frew

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Approximately 3 hours of online learning and assessment activities per week"

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Presentation (Group)15 01, 05
Weekly online learning and assessment activities20 01, 02, 04
One 1,000 word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour examination35 01, 02
Class Participation5 01, 02, 05