autumn 2019

REI-3013 Indigenous Heritages in Tourism - 10 stp

Sist endret: 20.06.2019

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

Studiested

Alta |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

This course is mandatory for the achievement of Master's degree. It is open for other students with a Bachelor's degree.

Admission requirements

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)

Course contents

This course provides theoretical perspectives on cultural, ethnic and natural heritage in tourism production. It focuses on tangible and intangible heritage in exhibition and experience encounters. Particular attention will be given to heritage and indigenous tourism as performed through exhibitions, narrations, and staging of heritages.

Objective of the course

The students have the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge: the student

  • has in-depth understanding of existing research within the field of heritages tourism
  • has advanced knowledge of heritage tourism theories especially as relevant to indigenous questions
  • has specialized insight into sustainability aspects of using heritage in tourism

Skills: the student

  • can identify and apply relevant research literature and theoretical perspectives to analyse case studies
  • can critically evaluate and egage with others' research and perspectives
  • can complete a limited, individual research project in heritage tourism under supervision and according to ethical standards

Competence: the student

  • can convey understanding of the implications of using indigenous cultural heritages in tourism
  • can contribute to theoretically informed critical thinking om indigenous heritages and tourism development
  • can contribute to scholarly debate and innovation regarding encounters between indigenous heritages and tourism businesses

Language of instruction

English

Teaching methods

Lectures will be given in an intensive mode (classes given in blocks) in autumn semester only. Students are expected to work 280 hours.

Teaching will consist of eight lectures (3x45 min), which also include student presentations, and group work. Students will be required to discuss literature, give oral presentations, and partake in discussions. The course assignment/exam will be part of a process writing approach within which students will comment on their student peers' written work.

Assessment

Coursework: The following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam: 70% attendance in the lectures

Assessment and exam: the exam will consist of

  • Home exam paper Length requirement: between 2800 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

The exam will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. Grade A-E for passed and F for failed.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.

Schedule