|Delivery length / details
|2 x 3 Hour Field Trips
|22 x 1 Hour Lectures
|Assessment length / details
|Assignment based upon identifying the positive and negative impacts of tourism on a specified tourism destination (2,000 words).
|Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to the failure of the module.
|1.5 Hours Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to the failure of the module.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Explain definitions of tourism and the related concepts of leisure and recreation.
2. Appreciate the historical development and changing nature of tourism at a local and global level.
3. Identify the positive impacts of tourism.
4. Identify the negative impacts of tourism.
5. Describe the needs of tourists and how the tourism industry seeks to satisfy these needs.
6. Explain the principles of sustainable tourism and social responsibility in the context of tourism.
This module introduces students to the nature, scope and significance of the tourism industry through an exploration of its principles and impacts. The module also investigates the issues surrounding tourism development and helps develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to work in tourism. It also introduces students to issues of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The concepts covered in this module lay the foundation for future tourism studies.
1. Definitions of tourism, leisure and recreation.
2. Historical development of domestic tourism and current economic significance
3. Historical development of international tourism and current economic significance
4. Economic impacts of tourism
5. Environmental impacts of tourism
6. Social Impacts of tourism
7. Cultural impacts of tourism
8. Political impacts of tourism
9. The sociology and psychology of recreation and tourism.
10. Issues and principles of sustainable tourism and social responsibility
Field visits will enable students to evaluate the principles and impacts in the local area, and assist them in their understanding of the geographical and economic context of the region.
|Application of Number
|The assignment will require students research and present relevant quantitative data.
|The written assessments will require students to express their understanding in writing.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|The written assessments will need to build on learning materials and be written to a deadline.
|The assignment will require students to locate and download data from the Internet and to use electronic sources of information. This will be both quantitative and qualitative in nature. The assignment will be word processed and written in report style.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Knowledge and skills acquired will assist students in studying further tourism modules and to prepare for the world of work in the tourism industry.
|Lecture discussions will get the students thinking about problem solving in teams and individually.
|Students will be expected to undertake research in completing their written assessments.
|Subject Specific Skills
|The module will provide students with a baseline of knowledge to understand the tourism industry and employment opportunities. Knowledge gained in this course will be fundamental to application in future modules.
|Students will work in small groups in class discussions and field trips.
This module is at CQFW Level 4