Course code REIS200

REIS200 Tourism Management

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Course responsible: Stian Stensland
Teachers: Hilde Nikoline Hambro Dybsand, John Peter Fredman
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
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: Study year 2016-2017
Preferential right:
Course contents:
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.
Learning outcome:


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.

General competence:

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

Learning activities:
Lectures and 1-2 Innovation Camp/field trip. Innovation Camp/ field trip, September 22. - 23. 2020.
Teaching support:
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/field trip  and lectures

Recommended prerequisites:
Basic insight into business administration.
Mandatory activity:
1 Innovation Camp/field trip. Students not able to physically attend will be given an alternative group assignment. 
Final 3 hour written exam. 
Nominal workload:
Approx. 150 working hours for the student; lectures and Innovation Camp/field trip included.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures and Innovation Camp/field trip: 30 hours.
Final 3 hour written exam at home.
Both internal and external examiner will grade the exam.
Examination details: :