Module Identifier RS13010  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Raymond Youell  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Ian Keirle  
Course delivery Seminar   8 Hours 4 x 2 hour seminar/preparation workshops  
  Visit   Field visits (over four days)  
Assessment Report   2 field reports   100%  
  Resit assessment   Students who fail the module overall will be required to re-present failed coursework.    

Brief description

This module integrates the core tourism subjects of the first year. It will give students the opportunity to examine tourism enterprises at first hand and learn about the impacts of tourism in the area.

Aims of the module

This is a student-centred module involving a field course and/or series of visits to examine the management and operation of a series of tourism enteprises in a region. It will provide students with an opportunity to investigate the development of a variety of tourism enterprises; identify the constraints and opportunities for tourism enterprises; describe the economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourism in a defined region, and identify the challenges facing tourism enterprises in the future.

Students will prepare field reports on the enteprises visited, highlighting strengths and weaknesses.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

Transferable skills

The following transferable skills will be assessed in this module:

Independent project work through collection of material for, and completion of two field reports
IT and information handling. Field reports will be word processed and will include graphical data
Self-management of time and planning effective use of learning resources

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Youell, R. (1998) Tourism: an introduction. Addison Wesley Longman
Cooper C et al. (1998) Tourism: Principles and practice. Longman
Holloway C. (1998) The business of tourism. 5th. Longman
Rogers, H and Slinn, J. (1993) Tourism: Management of Facilities. M + E Handbooks
Seaton, A and Bennett M. (1996) The marketing of tourism products. International Thomson Business Press