Main Field of Study and progress level:
Human Geography: Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Grading scale: A Excellent, B Very good, C Good, D Satisfactory, E Sufficient, FX Insufficient, F Insufficient
Responsible department: Department of Geography
Established by: Head of Department of Geography and Economic History, 2013-09-30
Revised by: Head of Department of Geography and Economic History, 2014-04-08
Expected learning outcomes
After completing the course the student should be able to:
Part 1: Destination development, 7,5 ECTS
Knowledge and understanding 1. assign relevant impacts and problems to the different stages of the tourism destination life cycle,
Competence and skills 2. distinguish and critically apply methods for tourism research within destination analyses, 3. analyze a destination regarding demand and supply, 4. present a destination analysis in oral and written form,
Judgement and approach 5. critically assess theories and models concerning destination development,
Part 2: Regional development, 7,5 ECTS
Knowledge and understanding 6. assess various planning methods for tourism development,
Competence and skills 7. distinguish and criticize impacts of politics on tourism, 8. plan for tourism development,
Judgement and approach 9. critically assess ideas and theories of tourism and regional development.
Univ: 120 ECTS, 60 ECTS of which in human geography or equivalently. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Form of instruction
Instruction is given through lectures, exercises, and seminars, where students are expected to participate actively. Relevant gender issues related to the contents are integrated in the course. The course is given in English.
The examination in the first part of the course is done in two ways; a written exam, and an individual analysis of a destination, which has to be reported written and orally. The examination in the second part of the course is done through written assignments. Grading is done using the following grades; A, B, C, D, E, F and FX. Examination based on the same syllabus as at the ordinary examination is guaranteed during two years after the first registration to the course. Students who have passed an examination cannot redo the examination to receive a higher grade. It is not possible to appeal against a received grade, i.e. to get it examined by a higher authority, but a student can always criticize the grading or ask another examiner to reconsider the examination. When a student has failed an examination on two occasions, he or she has a right to have another grading teacher. A written request for an alternative examiner should be handed to the director of studies.
Credit transfer is always examined individually.
2014 week 38
Butler Richard W. The tourism area life cyclen Vol. 1p Applications and modificationsc editor Richard W. Butler Clevedonb Channel View,c 2006 : Channel View : 2006 : xviii, 385 s.b ill. : ISBN: 1-84541-025-4 Mandatory Search Album, the University Library catalogue
Butler Richard W. The tourism area life cyclen Vol. 2p Conceptual and theoretical issuesc edited by Richard W. Butler Clevedonb Channel View,c 2006 : Channel View : 2006 : xix, 327 s.b ill. : ISBN: 1-84541-028-9 Mandatory Search Album, the University Library catalogue
Additional literature is advised and selected individually.
A list of articles will be provided at course start.
Individually selected literature is added.
Conducting research in human geography : theory, methodology and practice Kitchin Rob, Tate Nicholas J. Harlow : Prentice Hall : 2000 : xiii, 330 s., tab., diagr. : ISBN: 0-582-29797-4 Mandatory Search Album, the University Library catalogue
Qualitative research in tourism : ontologies, epistemologies and methodologies Phillimore Jenny, Goodson Lisa New York : Routledge : 2004 : 333 s. : ISBN: 0-415-28086-9 (alk. paper) Mandatory Search Album, the University Library catalogue