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Co-Major (2020)

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Tourism and Events

Title Tourism and Events
Organisational Unit Global Studies
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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.
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.
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Co-Major Structure - 18 credit points

100 Level Units - 3 credit points

Specified Elective - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

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

200 Level Units - 6 credit points

Core Units - 6 credit points

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

POL246 Public Policy Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

300 Level Units - 9 credit points

Core Units - 9 credit points

TOU323 Destination Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

TOU324 Events, Policy and Evaluation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

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

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