Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.
Introduction to Tourism Systems (TOU101)
|Organisational Unit||Global Studies|
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||This unit outlines the structure of the tourism system, the placement of events, the multiplicity of sectors and industries within those systems. Students are introduced to models of tourism, the global and regional dimensions of tourism and event developments. The unit also provides an introduction to tourism for sustainable development through discussions of the economics of tourism and events and associated sociocultural and environmental issues. Policy and planning for tourism and events is also an important topic.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On completion of this Unit, students should be able to:
1. Show evidence of the linkages between the many different components of the system through a
multidisciplinary and theoretically supported approach.
2. Provide a theoretically supported discussion of the structure of tourism as a holistic system
a. The global dimension of tourism;
b. The multiplicity of industries within this system;
c. The 'fit' of events and festivals within this system;
d. The encompassing structures provided by governments; and
e. The host communities on which tourism is based.
3. Present an argument relating to the effect of the various components of the tourism system on:-
a. Host communities;
b. The economy; and
c. The environment.
4. Link tourism and events in terms of a systems approach.
5. Discuss the growth of professionalism in the tourism and events industries.
6. Communicate your academic learning outcomes, from the study of this Unit, through academic and
professional approaches in both written and oral presentation.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||12 Sessions of 2 hour workshops|
|Unit Learning Experiences||TOU101 currently includes 90 minutes of lectures per week and 1 on- hour tutorial. Moodle is a key tool and lectures can be reviewed on Echo, available on the LMS. Assignments are both individual and group work. Field Trips and group work are required to be undertaken outside of the scheduled learning experience|
|Other Learning Experiences||Working with your group; Field work, working with Digital Assets.|
|Assessment||Assessment is based on
a) Participation in workshops (Individual assessment) 10%
b) A presentation (group in pairs )10%
2 An essay (1000 words - individual 30%)
3 A Field Report (1500 words in pairs 20%) and
4 Exam 30%
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
|Appears in these Co-Majors||Tourism and Events
|Appears in these Minors||Events
Nature Based Tourism
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|
Ms Sally Hollis
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Ms Sally Hollis
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