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Tourism and Events (BA)

  • B1316; B1316ABACHELOR OF ARTS

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Title Tourism and Events (BA)
Course Code B1316; B1316A
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
School School of Arts
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Diane Lee | Email: D.Lee@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2616

Qualification Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Tourism and Events
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy (Singapore) ['KAPLAN-SGP'] (internal) (language of instruction: English)
Some units only: Murdoch campus (external) (all but one unit)
Description Tourism and events, including festivals, are important social, political and economic phenomena in many parts of the world. The uniqueness of this degree is that it is offered from within the Social Sciences and is developed within the framework of tourism for sustainable development. Graduates of this degree will enter the workforce with knowledge of the wider tourism system, policy issues relating to tourism and events, and a wide understanding of the nature of socio/cultural, environmental and economic impacts of tourism and events.
In the Bachelor of Arts you will develop a broad understanding of your field and proficiency in producing written and oral arguments and creative artefacts in response to social, human and natural phenomena. You will also develop a critical appreciation of the perspectives of others. As an Arts graduate you will be able to think critically and creatively, apply knowledge and information, and communicate effectively. These are professional skills which are critical across a range of industries. You will also be able to pursue further study in the fields of social research, the humanities and/or the creative arts.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Admission Requirements: Offshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.
Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Major Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
MLO 1 - Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts (Tourism and Events) demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of:
* The theoretical perspectives and methods of enquiry of the specialism of tourism and events;
* The diversity of social, human and natural phenomena and the multiple perspectives (including inter-disciplinary perspectives) which can be brought to bear in social and creative enquiry of tourism and events;
* Global perspectives including an awareness of and respect for the social, biological, cultural, and economic interdependence of global life; and
* Ethical issues and approaches that require consideration in tourism settings.

SKILLS
MLO 2 - Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts (Tourism and Events) are effective communicators who demonstrate:
* proficiency in producing written arguments and/or creative artefacts consistent with the norms and standards of the specialism of tourism; and
* capacity for persuasive oral communication appropriate to a range of audiences.
MLO 3 - Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts (Tourism and Events), gather, synthesise and critically evaluate ideas and information from a range of sources demonstrating:
* analytical, creative and conceptual thinking; and
* a variety of methods for research and practice appropriate to the specialism of Tourism.

APPLICATION
MLO 4 - Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts (Tourism and Events) demonstrate confidence and competence in applying knowledge and skills to practice through:
* a capacity for self-directed independent enquiry;
* critical self-reflection;
* creative problem solving; and
* a global perspective incorporating an appreciation of cultural and disciplinary differences.
MLO 5 - Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts (Tourism and Events) have well developed interpersonal and collaborative skills including the demonstrated capacity to:
* give and receive critical feedback;
* work effectively within team environments; and
* respect the thoughts and opinions of others.
MLO 6 - Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts (Tourism and Events) demonstrate ethical thinking and practice through social and creative enquiry which recognises diversity and the rights and perspectives of others
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
CLO1 - Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of
a) The theoretical perspectives and methods of enquiry of a discipline
b) The diversity of social, human and natural phenomena and the multiple perspectives (including inter-disciplinary perspectives) which can be brought to bear in social and creative enquiry
c) Global perspectives including an awareness of and respect for the historical, social, biological, cultural, and economic interdependence of global life

SKILLS
CLO 2 - Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts are effective communicators who demonstrate
a) proficiency in producing written arguments and/or creative artefacts consistent with the norms and standards of a discipline
b) capacity for persuasive oral communication appropriate to a range of audiences
CLO3 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts gather, synthesise and critically evaluate ideas and information from a range of sources demonstrating
a) analytical, creative and conceptual thinking
b) a variety of methods for research and practice appropriate to the discipline

APPLICATION
CLO 4 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts demonstrate confidence and competence in applying knowledge and skills to practice through
a) a capacity for self-directed independent enquiry
b) critical self-reflection
c) creative problem solving
d) a global perspective incorporating an appreciation of cultural and disciplinary differences
CLO 5 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts have well developed interpersonal and collaborative skills including the demonstrated capacity to
a) give and receive critical feedback
b) work effectively within team environments
c) respect the thoughts and opinions of others
CLO 6 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts demonstrate ethical thinking and practice through social and creative enquiry which recognises diversity and the rights and perspectives of others
Employment Prospects Tourism and hospitality industry as tourism managers, events coordinators, event planners; local government in community development through tourism management and event planning, promotion and organising; state and federal government in tourism management and event development, promotion and evaluation.
Recommended Double Majors Public Relations; Sociology; Sustainable Development
Excluded Minors Events; Tourism
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Part I - 24 credit points

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Transition Unit - 3 credit points

BAR100 Academic Learning Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

BAR150 Ideas and Identity - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Core Units - 6 credit points

TOU101 Introduction to Tourism Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

TOU102 Travel and Tourism in Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

General Electives - 12 credit points

Select from any 100-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Part II - 48 credit points

University-Wide Breadth Units - 6 credit points  Unit List

Select from the prescribed list of University-Wide Breadth Units. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Breadth Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

Year 2 - 21 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

The Research Skills unit to be taken will depend on the student's Primary Major enrolment. Select from the following.

For Primary Major in Social and Developmental Psychology

BSC201 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

For All Other Primary Majors

BAR200 Developing Research Skills and Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

Core Units - 6 credit points

TOU221 Sustainable Tourism - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

POL246 Public Policy Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

General Electives - 12 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Year 3 - 21 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

The Research Skills unit to be taken will depend on the student's Primary Major enrolment. Select from the following.

For Primary Major in Social and Developmental Psychology

BSC302 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

For All Other Primary Majors

BAR300 Advanced Research in the Arts - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

Core Units - 9 credit points

TOU323 Destination Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

TOU324 Events, Policy and Evaluation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal, TSA-internal

TOU322 Tourism and Events Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

TOU230 Cultural Tourism Interpretation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

TOU231 Indigenous Tourism Issues - 3 points
Not available this year

ENV278 Nature-Based Tourism - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

TOU232 Festivals and Events - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

General Electives - 6 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

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