Course code REIS200

REIS200 Tourism Management

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Course responsible: Stian Stensland
Teachers: Lovisa Molin, Hilde Nikoline Hambro Dybsand
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 is the world's fastest growing industry, and thus entails both challenges and opportunities to achieve the UN's sustainability goals. In today's world, most sectors of society are affected in one way or another by tourism. This especially applies to nature management, economies and local communities. The course provides an understanding of the tourism system internationally and in Norway. Central themes further are environmental, economic and social consequences of tourism, sustainability, destination development, driving forces, trends, marketing and products.
Learning outcome:

A candidate with a completed qualification shall have the following learning outcomes in the course:


The student should be able to describe and discuss the tourism system, its history, key theories, in Norway and internationally. The student should be able to describe and discuss sustainability in tourism and the environmental, economic and socio-economic consequences of tourism.


Through theory from lectures, the syllabus and the innovation camp, the student should be able to identify opportunities, challenges and potential conflicts in the development of a planned business idea.

General competence:

Students should be able to reflect on the role of tourism in society and to achieve the UN's sustainability goals.

Learning activities:
Lectures, guest lectures, innovation camp / excursions over 2 days.
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:
Innovation Camp/field trip (overnight October 5-6). Students not able to physically attend will be given an alternative group assignment. 
Final 3 hour digital written exam at home.
Nominal workload:
Approx. 125 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:
30 hours lectures. Innovation Camp/field trip: 15 hours.
All lectures are digital via zoom. Will be recorded
Both internal and external examiner will grade the exam.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: Letter grades