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Introduction to Tourism (6588.6)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Management



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    This subject introduces students to concepts and theories underpinning the study of tourism. Students will focus primarily on approaches to the study of tourism and the evolution and structure of the tourism industry. In particular students will be introduced to the concepts of demand and supply and explore the key functions of tourism demand.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the nature, extent and importance of tourism and the tourism industry

    2. identify historical developments in tourism

    3. demonstrate awareness of interdisciplinary and general systems approaches to the study and analysis of tourism

    4. demonstrate knowledge of the composition and structure, functions, operations and interactions of sectors in the tourism industry

    5. demonstrate knowledge of the key determinants of demand

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week



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