GEO-31306 Tourism & Globalization

Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper3
Lecture24
Excursion (one day)8
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. VR van der Duim
dr. ir. KBM Peters
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. KBM Peters
Examiner(s)dr. ir. KBM Peters

Language of instruction:

English

Assumed knowledge on:

GEO-30306 Concepts & Approaches to Tourism, Society and Environment

Contents:

This course examines tourism and global change on a theoretical, empirical and normative level. The course is meant for MTO students and students from other programmes interested in the multiple and dynamic relations between globalization and tourism.
This course contributes especially learning outcomes 1,2, 3, 7, 8 and 10 of MTO. It also contributes to the learning outcomes of the trajectory Tourism and Global Change:
- analyse the movement of people, materials, capital and information as well as the broader implications of these movements;
- evaluate how tourism is both impacting and impacted by processes of social, cultural, economic, technological and environmental change.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- analyse the ways in which tourism practices impact and are impacted by complex global flows and networks of people, materials, capital and information;
- appraise different concepts, theories and approaches to study forms of and processes relative to economic, cultural and political globalisation;
- develop a well-supported academic argument in the form of a written scientific article on a specific aspect of tourism’s relation to different forms and processes relative to economic, cultural and political globalisation.

Activities:

- literature review;
- scientific writing, defending/argumenting/critical reviewing;
- group work;
- one day field trip.

Examination:

- written exam (50 %);
- scientific article (50%).
An average mark of 5.5 or higher for all components constitutes a pass.

Literature:

Reader with core literature. Course outline available.

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Restricted Optional for: MTOTourism, Society and EnvironmentMSc5MO
MTOTourism, Society and EnvironmentMSc5MO
MTOTourism, Society and EnvironmentMSc5MO