REI-3011 Tourism theory and the tourist experience - 10 ECTS
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum of 80 ECTS within tourism, out-door recreation, event studies, marketing and communication, social sciences, humanities or education.
International applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equicalent issued in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand: An average grade C is a minimum requirement.
International applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in countries other than the above mentioned region/countries: An average grade B is a minimum requirement in addition to fulfilling formal admission requirements for Master's level entry.
Non-EU applicants need to have a Higher Education Entrance Qualification from their home countries and certified fulfilment of English language requirements.
Application code: 9731 (nordic applicants)
The students have the following outcomes:
Knowledge The student
- has in-depth understanding of seminal and contemporary tourism theories from social science perspectives
- has advanced knowledge of the tourist experience
- has specialized insight into place performances in tourism
Skills The student
- can discuss tourism social science theories
- can critically analyse the tourist experience
- can discuss tourism as place performances
Competence The student
- can contribute to critical thinking in relation to theoretical debates on tourism theories from social science perspectives
- can convey knowledge of tourism theories to academic peers and the public
- can contribute to new thinking in innovation processes related to the tourist experience and tourism place performances
Coursework: the following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam:
- 1 written individual/group assignment
- 70% attendance
Assessment and exam: the exam will consist of home exam paper. Lenght requirements: between 2800 words and 3100 words, exclusive of list of references. Style: Times New Roman font size 12, 1.5 line spacing, 3,5 centimetres margins, and page numbers. Written exam must be completed in English.
The exam will be assessed on a A-F grade scale. Grades A-E for passed and F for failed.
A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.
Date for examinationWritten home exam hand out date 18.09.2019 hand in date 05.12.2019
The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.