This unit will enable students to understand how tourism and cultural industries have dramatically changed our lives. Cultural industries have grown significantly, with examples such as museums, regional festivals and wilderness adventures. At the same time there is an increasing capacity for travel and an increasing need to replace income earned from traditional industries with those from tourism. Different societies are now not only in greater contact with each other but also relating to each other in new ways, as well as benefitting from the growth of cultural capacity in their own localities. The unit will cover three related areas: The first situates the creative economy in the various social, economic and political contexts around the world. Creative cultural industries have become crucial to the life of major cities, regional economies and remote areas. Second, creative cultural industries have expanded through travel, international access and changes in the way cities, history, nature, culture, music, food, and art develop into new forms of experiences. Third, students will gain a detailed knowledge of diversity and innovation through the development of their own creative and cultural case studies, making their participation in this unit into an engaging, reflexive and creative experience itself.
|Unit name||Tourism, Creativity and Culture|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain key concepts in the study of tourism, creativity and culture.
- Apply diverse theoretical perspectives to empirical cases in tourism, cultural and creative fields.
- Articulate your own positions on key debates within the field of tourism, creativity and culture.
- Communicate your ideas clearly in multiple formats.
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HGA218
|Assessment||Multiple choice test (20%)|Group presentation (30%)|Excursion report (50%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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