GEO-31306 Leisure, Tourism and Globalization


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
One day excursion8
Individual Paper3
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. KBM Peters
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. KBM Peters
prof. dr. ir. DJM Hilhorst
dr. CE Ong
dr. MAJ Lamers
Examiner(s)dr. ir. KBM Peters

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

GEO-10806 Introduction Leisure, Tourism and Environment; GEO-32306 Leisure, Tourism and Environment: Experiences and Environments.


This course examines leisure and tourism in the context of globalization processes.
These processes will be analysed on a theoretical, empirical as well as normative level.
Central themes are:
- transformations in leisure and tourism places;
- socio-economic, technological, ecological and cultural determinants of change.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- write a scientific article in which the relation between leisure and tourism and globalization is analysed and assessed;
- analyse and criticize the ways globalization processes influence tourism and leisure and vice versa;
- distinguish and assess different views on the relation between globalization and tourism and leisure;
- analyse and assess the current issues and debates concerning the changing nature of economic, technological, cultural and policy aspects of globalization and evaluate the way these aspects are linked to leisure and tourism;
- create and defend your own perspective on the relation between globalization and leisure and tourism.


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


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


Reader with core literature.
Course outline available.

Compulsory for: MTOLeisure, Tourism and EnvironmentMSc5MO