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Tourism and Events (BA)

  • B1356BACHELOR OF ARTS (HUMANITIES)

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Title Tourism and Events (BA)
Course Code B1356
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
School School of Arts
Academic Contacts http://www.murdoch.edu.au/contacts/academic/school/School_of_Arts
Qualification Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Tourism and Events
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Some units only: Murdoch campus (external)
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.
The Bachelor of Arts at Murdoch is a degree unlike any other in Australia. It embraces new directions in teaching and practice-based learning to train the thinkers and researchers of the 21st century. So many of the biggest and most vital issues we face today are about human society and the human condition. How can we understand who we are, how we want to live, or what kind of society we want to create, without the insights, knowledge and skills provided by the humanities? Our degree is different because we teach our students to put these into practice in a way that is recognised and valued by employers. Our graduates are empowered to be the agile and creative thinkers who will thrive in a rapidly changing world. They are able to think creatively, communicate effectively, manage projects, exercise highly-developed analytical and interpersonal skills, and they possess an in-depth knowledge of contemporary societal issues and trends. These are professional skills which are recognised and valued universally. In short, you can study what you love and get a job too!
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 [1] Demonstrate substantive knowledge of tourism as an academic discipline in its social, historical and world context, including its principal concepts, theories and methods of inquiry.[2] Formulate clear and persuasive written and spoken communication of tourism and events concepts, knowledge and arguments suited to a range of different genres and audiences.
[3] Develop an understanding of the sources and techniques employed in tourism research, including recognition of the multiple perspectives (including inter-disciplinary perspectives) in creative enquiry of tourism and events.
[4] Construct well-reasoned arguments by evaluating competing explanations of social phenomena.[5] Discuss and debate the relationship between individuals and wider global perspectives including an awareness of and respect for the social, biological, cultural, and economic interdependence of global life
Course Learning Outcomes Students will:

LO 01 Possess broad and coherent knowledge of the content, theoretical perspectives, research methods and practices of a discipline in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
LO 02 Design and manage self-directed projects of increasing sophistication involving both independent inquiry and collaborative work.
LO 03 Construct critically reflective arguments that identify, analyse and evaluate complex issues, texts and data in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
LO 04 Persuasively communicate complex information, concepts and problems through clear and accurate written work, creative artefacts and verbal presentations.
LO 05 Recognise and practice well-developed interpersonal skills and ethical practice in collaboration with people from diverse backgrounds.
LO 06 Develop innovative and imaginative approaches to the application of knowledge and skills in the arts, humanities and social sciences to a range of practical tasks and experiences.
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 Community Development; Environmental Science; Public Relations; Sociology; Sustainable Development
Recommended Minors Australian Indigenous Studies; Modern History; Sociology
Main research areas Tourism & Events
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

Course Core - 24 credit points

100 Level Units - 9 credit points

Spine Unit - 3 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

Course Core Units - 6 credit points

ART101 Coming into Community - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

OR

ART102 Inventing the Future - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

200 Level Units - 15 credit points

Spine Units - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

ART208 Presenting in Public: Writing and Performing for Professional Contexts - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ART325 Professional Placement - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal, W-internal

AIS308 Working with Indigenous Communities: Internship - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

COD303 Preparing for Professional Community Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL340 Public Policy Internship - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

AST384 Asian Studies Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external

Course Core Units - 9 credit points

ART201 Global Citizenship - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ART202 The Weight of Data - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

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

Major Units - 24 credit points

Options - 24 credit points

Select from any of the available Majors, Co-Majors or Minors

Major Structure - 24 credit points

100 Level Units - 6 credit points

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

200 Level Units - 9 credit points

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

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

300 Level Units - 9 credit points

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: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

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

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