REIS200 Tourism as Phenomenon and Industry
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Teachers: Birger Vennesland, Knut Fossgard, John Peter Fredman
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
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This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2005-2006
Last time: 2015H
Tourism as a phenomenon and as an industry the tourism product destination development local economic impact of tourism nature based tourism, sustainable tourism.
During the course the students will acquire general knowledge about tourism as a phenomenon and as a business in Norway. They will also gain insights in how the major tourism organisations work for different parts of nature based tourism.
The students will gain skills about how to carry out simpler analyses of tourism projects, calculate local impacts of tourism activities, and design and accomodate projects to local conditions with regard to dimensions of sustainability.
The students will possess competence with regard to tourism in general, and nature based tourism more specifically. They will develop an understanding of the role of nature based resources for tourism as a business, and also possess competence of many of the organisations and stakeholders within tourism.
Lectures and compulsory term paper.
The course responsible will be available for consultations during office hours.
Kamfjord, G. 2011. Det helhetlige reiselivsproduktet. Bind 1. Weaver, D. - L. Lawton 2014. Tourism management. Fifth edition. Wiley. Excursions and lectures. A more detailed outline will be given during the first lecture.
Basic insight into business administration.
The field excurson is compulsory.
The term paper counts 30% of the grade, and the final 3 houres written exam counts 70% of the grade. All of the evaluated elements in the course must be passed to pass the course.
Approx. 300 working hours for the student; lectures and term paper included.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
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Lectures and term paper: 60 hours.
An external examiner will grade the exam.
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