TOURISM SOCIAL SCIENCE - 2020/1
Module code: MANM145
This module is intended to explore the principles and concepts of tourism from the perspective of social science theories. The module covers a range of social science disciplines with a view to developing students’ multi-disciplinary social science approach to understanding the significance and role of tourism in contemporary society.
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
COHEN Scott (Hosp & Tour)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: N832
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Tourism as an industry and as a system
- Application of sociological theory to tourism
- Application of motivational theories to tourism
- Models of tourist typologies
- Micro and macro economics of tourism
- Application of political theory to tourism
- Theoretical perspectives on development
- Application of anthropology to tourism
- Ethics and tourism
- Emerging trends and issues in tourism studies
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||2 HOUR CLOSED BOOK EXAMINATION||100|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the extent to which they have:
- acquired an understanding of tourism from the perspective of social science theories;
- developed an ability to critically evaluate key issues and practices in tourism based on relevant social science theories.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- a two-hour closed book examination
Formative assessment and feedback
Verbal feedback at the end of each lecture will be given through mock exam questions and model answers. Additional feedback will be available in Week 11 through consultation with the module teaching team.
- The module aims to examine the contribution of social science disciplines to the understanding of tourism. In doing this, it develops an understanding of the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of tourism studies, and provides a theoretical and analytical basis for the understanding of the complexities of tourism both as an industry and as a social phenomenon.
|1||Understand and analyse and critique key tourism social science theories and models||KC|
|2||Be aware of and be able to critically evaluate the contribution to the theoretical background to tourism from the perspective of key social science disciplines, namely of: Geography, Sociology, Psychology,Economics, Political economy and tourism development, Anthropology, Ethics.||KPT|
|3||Recognise the practical and policy implications of the key theories and trends||KCT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 33
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- to provide a framework of the existing knowledge and theories supported by examples and case studies;
- to introduce latest issues and thinking;
- to provide opportunities for students to explore, develop and evaluate theories and practices
The learning and teaching methods include:
- weekly three-hour lectures (x 11 weeks) designed to provide a framework of knowledge and theories
- in-class case studies and discussions to challenge their critical thinking.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for TOURISM SOCIAL SCIENCE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm145
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