INTERNATIONAL TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

THS3INT

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject aims to investigate tourism as a force for economic development and will consider the problems inherent in a cross-cultural context. Students will be shown the size and scope of international tourism and will analyse its business potential from an Australian perspective. The subject will examine the various factors which influence international tourism such as political factors (including terrorism and government stability), economic factors (balance of trade, multiplier effect), transportation (particularly air links), cultural factors (historic links and cultural differences) and climatic and health factors.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClare Lade

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - 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
ReadingsTHS3INT: International Tourism Book of ReadingsPrescribedLa Trobe UniversityLA TROBE UNIVERSITY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply critical analysis and evaluation of current issues at the forefront of international tourism

Activities:
Research Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstrate an appreciation of the probable future directions of international tourism

Activities:
Research Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Demonstrate, in written form, an awareness of the international tourism environment

Activities:
Final Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the development and features of international tourism

Activities:
Tutorial Exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Demonstrate teamwork, presentation and critiquing skills as they apply to international tourism in the Asia Pacific region

Activities:
Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClare Lade

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research exerciseReport format 2,500 words35 01, 02
One 2-hour final examination35 03
Tutorial participationAttendance and facilitate one tutorial in a student group (3 members)10 05
Media exerciseArticle analysis 1000 words20 04