Introduction to Events and Tourism (11321.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the nature, extent and importance of
events and tourism and the events and tourism industries;
2. Demonstrate awareness of interdisciplinary and other approaches to the study
and analysis of events and tourism;
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the structure, functions, operations and interactions of
sectors in the events and tourism industries;
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the key elements of event and tourism management;
5. Apply teamwork skills.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Equivalent units9470 Introduction to Events and Tourism.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Flexible||Mr Brian Weir|
|2022||UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Mr Brian Weir|
|2022||UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Mr Brian Weir|
Cooper, C. (2021) Essentials of Tourism. Third Edition. Sage Publications: London, UK.
Weaver, D. & Lawton, L. (2014) Tourism Management, Fifth Edition. Wiley: Milton, Australia.
Bladen, C., Kennell, J., Abson, E. & Wilde, N. (2018) Events Management An Introduction. Second Edition. Routledge: New York, USA
You are strongly encouraged to look further afield, including in the popular press, to see what is happening in the tourism industry, in particular around Covid-19 and government and industry responses. A number of relevant journal articles and other materials will be provided through the Unit Canvas site on Covid and other current events and developments.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The first sheet (of your essay or weekly in-class assignments), or slide (of your group presentation) must have the following information:
- Unit name & number
- Student ID number (or numbers for the group presentations)
- Assessment item name
- Your essays will be submitted through a drop box in the Unit Canvas site
- A copy of your group presentation (one copy per group) will be submitted to your tutor at the start of the tutorial in which you are are scheduled to present
- Your weekly in-class assignments will be submitted in each weekly tutorial for face to face tutorials, or to the appropriate drop box for on line tutorials.
Special assessment requirements
To pass this Unit, students must both:
- Achieve a mark of 50% or better; and
- Attempt all assessment items (1,2 & 3)
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Assessment Item 2: Group Presentations, and Assessment Item 3: Weekly in-class exercises, will be undertaken in tutorials and you will need to attend your allocated tutorial to participate.
Both the workshop (lecture) and tutorial will run as timetabled.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
As noted above, you are strongly urged to use the Faculty 'Good Essay Guide' to assist you plan, prepare and present your assessment items.
A copy of this Guide is provided on the Unit Canvas site.
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