INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS

THS1THE

2021

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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOnline Learning, seminar activities, essay and exam.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsTHS1ITH

Equivalent subjectsTHS1ITH

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Tourism Management

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWeaver, D., and Lawton, L.

Year2014

Edition/Volume5th Edition

PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons, Australia

ISBN9781118644812

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe and explain academic concepts of tourism, hospitality and events at a foundation level
02. Describe tourism, hospitality and events in basic theoretical terms
03. Use academic literature to write critically on tourism, hospitality and events
04. Explain issues relating to tourism, hospitality and events through written work using appropriate referencing
05. Design and deliver an integrated presentation and work effectively within a team

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Willard

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Seminar activities. Students are expected to be actively involved in the exercises conducted during the weekly seminars including engaging in an in-class travel expo (400 words equivalent).

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO5

Online learning activities. Students 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 online quizzes to complete (500 words equivalent).

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

One x 1,000 word essay (Individual)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO3, SILO4

One x 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words). The Exam will be held during the University exam period.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Willard

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Seminar activities. Students are expected to be actively involved in the exercises conducted during the weekly seminars including engaging in an in-class travel expo (400 words equivalent).

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO5

Online learning activities. Students 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 online quizzes to complete (500 words equivalent).

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

One x 1,000 word essay (Individual)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO3, SILO4

One x 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words). The Exam will be held during the University exam period.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2