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Høst 2018

REI-1001 Introduction to Arctic Adventure Tourism - 20 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

Type of course

Mandatory for bachelor program and one year study in Arctic Adventure Tourism. Open for other students (not exchange students).

Course contents

The course gives an introduction to the tourism field, its history and todays status quo, emphasizing an understanding of tourism as a multi-faceted phenomenon in a broad context, from the regional Arctic to a global context. The course focuses on impacts of tourism related to society, development, economy, management, nature, culture, events and sustainability. The course also offers an introduction to social science, scientific thinking and contemporary debates in theory of science, and provides a good foundation for further studies in humanitarian and social studies.

Objective of the course


The candidate:

- Has basic knowledge of different theoretical perspectives on tourism.

- Has knowledge of tourism as a business, including impacts on tourists, local and global society, service facilities and other tourism related services and offers.

- Has basic knowledge of the history and theories of social science, as well as models of humans and society.


The candidate is able to:

- Reflect on tourism as a field of study, and make use of basic literature on the subject.

- Apply relevant tourism theory to the tourism business field.

- Apply and comprehend methodological and theoretical competence within own studies.


The candidate:

- Understands central academic and professional ethical challenges in the tourism industry.

- Is able to convey basic academic material and sources used in today's tourism industry.

- Can reflect on new innovative tourism products, and tourism industry's role in the world, related to responsible and sustainable tourism contexts.

- Master critical thinking.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

- Lectures

- Group work

- Oral presentations

- Excursion


- 1 written individual assignment

- 1 written group assignment, including oral presentation

- 70% attendance

Required attendance, including participation in the excursion, and assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.

- Individual, written school exam. Duration: 6 hours.

Grades: A - E for passed exam, F for failed. Possibility of resit exam in case of F.

Date for examination

Individual, written exam 23.10.2018

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

EXF-0750 Examen Facultatum - Entrepreneurship and Tourism Studies 10 stp
Lectures Autumn 2018
Lectures uni.lekt. Per Kåre Jakobsen
uni.lekt. Kari Jæger
dosent Arild Røkenes
prof. Britt Kramvig
Excurtion uni.lekt. Kari Jæger