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Introduction to Tourism Systems (TOU101)

Organisational Unit Global Studies
Credit Points 3
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
1 Engagement
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%
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Tourism and Events (BA)
Tourism and Events (BA) [New in 2014]
Appears in these Co-Majors Tourism and Events
Appears in these Minors Events
Nature Based 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.


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Ms Sally Hollis
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e: Sally.Hollis@murdoch.edu.au
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MURDOCH: S1-External
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Ms Sally Hollis
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e: Sally.Hollis@murdoch.edu.au
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