REIS200 Tourism as Phenomenon and Industry
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Showing course contents for the educational year 2016 - 2017 .
Course responsible: Stian Stensland
Teachers: Knut Fossgard, John Peter Fredman
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2016V
Tourism as a phenomenon and as an industry. Definitions, terms, characteristics, research and knowledge frontiers. The Tourism system - history and growth. The tourism product. Tourism marketing. Destination development. Environmental, economic and social consequences of tourism. Sustainable tourism.
During the course the students will acquire general knowledge about tourism as a phenomenon and as a business in Norway and internationally.
The students will gain skills in identifying actors and structures in the tourism sector. Further be able to carry out simpler analyses of tourism projects, and evaluate economic, social and environmental consequences of tourism.
The students shall have competence about tourism in general, and be able to reflect over the role of tourism in society. The course gives a necessary insight into the tourism field before taking the other tourism courses of the master program
Lectures and Innovation Camp.
The course responsible will be available for consultations during office hours.
Weaver, D. - L. Lawton 2014. Tourism management. Fifth edition. Wiley.
A more detailed outline will be given during the first lecture.
Innovation camp and lectures
Basic insight into business administration.
Final 3 hour written exam. Grades: A-E / Not passed
Approx. 150 working hours for the student; lectures and Innovation Camp included.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures and Innovation Camp: 30 hours.
The course is reduced with 5 ECTS compared to 2015 and earlier. (These 5 ECTS are transferred to REIS202).
An external examiner will grade the exam.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått