TOURISM AND SOCIETY - 2022/3
Module code: MAN1108
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We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
This module develops the students’ understanding of the roles tourism plays within and for societies. The module gives students an introductory overview of the history and origins of tourism, its contemporary nature, the inequalities that characterise it and the possibilities for social justice through maximising tourism’s positive societal outcomes. On the basis of theoretical concepts drawn from sociology, anthropology, leisure and tourism studies, the module provides students with a more critical awareness of the relationships between tourism and society, supported by international case study examples and opportunities for critical debate.
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
COHEN Scott (Hosp & Tour)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: N800
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 106
Seminar Hours: 11
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
• The Sociology of Tourism
• The Tourism System
• Work, Leisure, Play
• Consuming Tourism
• Mass Tourism and Other Forms
• Hosts and Guests
• Contested Heritage
• Tourism and Development
• Tourism and Social Justice
• Critical Tourism
• The Philosophic Practicioner
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their insight into the inter-relationships between tourism and wider society and their ability to critically debate the limitations and challenges in engendering positive social change through tourism.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
• A two-part final exam. Part A: Multiple choice; Part B: Seen questions. Choose 2 from choice of 4.
Students will have an opportunity to assess their progress in this module through multiple choice questions and discussion of sample exam questions prior to the summative assessment.
- The history and origins of tourism and its relationship with society
- The structures, roles and motivations that characterise contemporary tourism
- Inequalities in the production and consumption of tourism as based on social structures such as gender, sexual orientation, culture etc.;
- Strategies and policies that aim to achieve social justice through maximising the positive societal outcomes of tourism
|001||Develop a critical understanding of how tourism inter-relates with wider society, underpinning this knowledge with appropriate social science concepts||CK|
|002||Critically debate the effects of tourism on different groups in society and the challenge of reducing inequalities in the production and consumption of tourism||CKT|
|003||Apply the theoretical concepts discussed in this module to case study examples and highlight the limitations and challenges in engendering positive social change through tourism||CPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to provide students with an introductory critical understanding of the inter-relationships between tourism and wider society.
The learning and teaching methods include:
• Lectures designed to provide a framework of knowledge
• Case study applications to promote critical thinking Lectures and seminars are three hours per week for 11 weeks, and relevant case studies and in-class discussions and presentations are integrated into the lectures.
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.
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Programmes this module appears in
|International Tourism Management (SII DUFE) BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Tourism Management with Transport BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Tourism Management BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Tourism Management (Dual Degree with SII DUFE) BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.