|Module Title||THE CULTURAL ECONOMIES OF TOURISM|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Luke Desforges|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours 10 x 2 hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||3 / 4 x 1 hour seminar / group work|
|Assessment||Continuous assessment||Contribution to Email discussion group||5%|
|Essay||One essay of no more than 2,600 words. Essay to be submitted by beginning of week 7. Late submissions subject to a departmental penalty of 5% points per day. Both elements to be completed to obtain a pass; mark based on the aggregate performance.||45%|
|Exam||2 Hours Written examination.||50%|
|Resit assessment||Resit: For a condoned (medical grounds) non-completion of examination or coursework involves the completion of the missing component(s) for the full range of marks on dates set in the Supplementary Examination period. Resit due to aggregate failure or non-completion of part of the assessment requires re-examination of each component if marks of <40% in all were obtained, or re-examination or re-submission of the failed component (examination or assignment(s) to obtain a maximum mark of 40% for the module).|
1. Developing a cultural-economic approach to tourism
Understanding and exploring the relationships between culture and economy.
2. The politics of tourism
Identifying the problems and potential of tourism in the lives and landscapes of those living and working in tourist destinations. Exploring the possible interventions that can be made in the sphere of tourism, ranging from local resistance to state policy.
3. Consuming places
Accounting for the development of tourism as a way of relating to place. Understanding the desires, representational practices and embodied performances of tourists.
4. The production of tourism
Culture as a product: understanding the consequences of the growth of tourism, as a major service industry, for the world of work, its economies and its practices.
5. Case studies
Understanding tourism, its problems and its potential through the development of case studies that reflect the global nature of the industry: from the exotically far flung to tourism in Wales.