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Hospitality and Tourism Project (TOU306)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description The management of Hospitality and Tourism contributes to one of the world's largest industries. Students undertaking this unit will design their own research project that provides for a focus on an area of hospitality and tourism, of their own choice.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Identify a problem or opportunity within the field of hospitality and tourism management.
2. List options available to retrieve and evaluate information from a variety of expert sources.
3. Provide a creative response to a problem or opportunity within the field of hospitality and tourism management.
4. Develop an approach to a research question.
5. Provide and receive constructive and critical advice in a professional manner.
6. Understand your own learning outcomes arising from this Major.
Students will employ the written, oral and interpersonal conventions of business in order to communicate their response above.
Timetabled Learning Activities 2 hour Seminar/Workshop
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences Whilst this is an independent project, the learning experience places strong emphasis on peer support, sharing and critique. The workshops provide a key component of the learning experience. Independent learning will be used for review of text information and undertaking any field work required for research.
Other Learning Experiences Pre Workshop Activities: Post Workshop Activities: Podcasts, Field Work
Assessment Proposal outline presentation to class (10%)
Literature Review (1000words) (20%)
Contribution to Peer Learning experience (20%)
The research report (3000 words) (50%), Industry style presentation of research findings (20%).

This unit highlights the key learning outcomes for this major in the following manner
* by using self-direction and contributing effectively in teams, students will provide and receive constructive and critical advice.
* Students will identify a problem or opportunity with the field of hospitality and tourism management. They will then explore options available to retrieve and evaluate information in order to provide a creative response or solution to the problem or opportunity.
* Students will employ the written, oral and interpersonal conventions of business in order to communicate their response above.
Prerequisites TOU221 Sustainable Tourism; BSL204 Tourism and Hospitality Law; BUS293 Organisational Theory and Behaviour
Exclusions TOU302 Tourism Projects
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
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.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
TOU306
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
Unit Contacts
TOU306

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
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
TOU306

KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-Internal
Dr Diane Lee
Senior Lecturer in Tourism

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2616
e: D.Lee@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.036 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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