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APG5390

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jeff Jarvis and Dr Vicki Peel

Notes

Previously coded ATM5060

Synopsis

This contemporary unit is designed to focus on key issues arising in the global tourism industry such as poverty alleviation through tourism and the growth of independent travel. The unit is presented via a number of key industry seminars and a proposed field work study tour to a destination such as Fiji or North Queensland. (The selected study tour destination will be nominated at the start of semester and may vary from year to year)

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, students will have:

  1. an understanding of key problems and issues in the current and future development of the global tourism industry;
  2. an understanding of the principles and practices of e-tourism;
  3. enhanced research and writing skills through the application of appropriate theory to real-life problem solving;
  4. enhanced oral communication skills suitable for professional progression in management of the tourism profession;
  5. experience in working with tourism professionals in response to industry needs.

Assessment

Written work: 90% (9000 words)
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Vicki Peel

Contact hours

6 x 2 hour lectures, 1 x 3 hour student presentation seminars and a 7 day intensive study tour with industry seminars and field work

Prohibitions

ATD4060, APG4390