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Festivals and Events (TOU232)

Organisational Unit Global Studies
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description The aim of this unit is to gain an understanding of the complexities of Event Studies. It examines the application of theoretical frameworks from the field and also gives experience in the planning and analysis of various event types. Events ranging from the community level to the global are used as case studies and students are also expected to design their own community event as part of the assessment process.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Apply theoretical frameworks to plan, manage and evaluate local and global events.
2. Research and analyse a range of events using a multi-disciplinary approach.
3. Identify and analyse the impacts of the various elements of an event in the context of a sustainability approach, including:
o host communities;
o the economy;
o the environment.
o the participants and other stakeholders.
4. Communicate and collaborate effectively in verbal and written forms that are appropriate for academic audiences and within event planning and management contexts.
Timetabled Learning Activities MURDOCH: 12 session X 2 hour workshops
KAPLAN: 6 Session X 2.5 hour workshops + 1 Session x 3 hour workshop
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit takes a blended learning approach that requires weekly workshop participation and online learning and engagement of all students. Accordingly, the unit is based on the following four key components: 1. Pre-workshop activities, 2. Workshop activities, 3. Post-workshop activities and 4. Assignments. All workshops activities will broadly follow the online lecturers on LMS and 'Essential' resources that are available on My Unit Readings for each topic.
As this is a 3-credit point unit, we expect you to spend on average 10-11 hours per week for the duration of the semester or trimester of this teaching period (or 150 hours overall) working on this unit. This includes the time you use to prepare for and reflect on the workshops (i.e., pre and post workshop activities), attending the workshops and working on your assignments.
Assessment 1. Workshop Presentation; 20% 2. Major Research Paper; 2000 words; 35% 3. Closed book Examination; 90 minutes; 30% Participation in flipped workshop activities; 15%
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed TOU212 Festivals and Events may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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 Events
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
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-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
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