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Indigenous Tourism Issues (TOU231)

Organisational Unit Global Studies
Credit Points 3
Description This unit is concerned with the involvement of indigenous peoples in tourism. A mainstream perspective examines the impacts of tourism on indigenous peoples from the emic and etic points of view along the spectrum from commoditisation of culture and the 'museumisation' of peoples, to the role of tourism in resurrecting and strengthening the value of indigenous practices and culture. Case studies include Aboriginal Australia, the South Pacific, Asia and East Africa. Participation in field trips on a cost recovery basis is required.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Discuss the complexities of Indigenous Tourism from a mainstream tourism perspective
2. Review the academic literature of Indigenous Tourism mindfully; seeking the latest research discussions on the topic and concentrating on the fact that tourism is multidisciplinary in its approach.
3 Show evidence of a level of 'expertise' in the study of Indigenous Tourism
Timetabled Learning Activities 12 Sessions of 2 hours workshops
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is organised around five key components:
1) Pre Workshop Activities
2) Workshop Participation
3) Post Workshop Activities.
4) Field Work; and
5) Assignments.
Other Learning Experiences Blended learning approach. Field work.
Assessment Participation 10%
Field Report 35%
Group Presentation 20%
Exam 30%
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Tourism and Events (BA)
Tourism and Events (BA) [New in 2014]
Appears in these Minors 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.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Yohei Okamoto
Associate Lecturer in Tourism

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6383
e: Yohei.Okamoto@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.034 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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