GEO-31306 Tourism & Globalization


Studiepunten 6.00

Individual Paper3
Excursion (one day)8
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. KBM Peters
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. KBM Peters
prof. dr. EH Huijbens
EA Adu-Ampong
Examiner(s)dr. ir. KBM Peters

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

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


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.


- 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.

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