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ATM4141 - Cultural Tourism and Special Events

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Vicki Peel and David Dunstan


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)


Trends, theories and practices in cultural tourism and special events, especially the role of social/environmental impacts and related policy issues in modifying the future of cultural tourism internationally. Unit explores the interpretation of cultural phenomena, institutions, places and landscapes as tourism attractions and identifies cultural product and marketing practices which bridge the gap between tourism and cultural resource management.


On successful completion of this units students will be able to:

  1. Provide a foundation knowledge of the role of cultural tourism in Australian and international contexts.
  2. Provide understanding of the theory and practice of cultural tourism product development, including major cultural institutions such as museums, theatres and galleries and of cultural precincts.
  3. Equip with skills in analyzing the interaction of tourism with built and natural cultural heritage and Aboriginal culture and history.
  4. Develop research, writing and oral presentation skills


Class participation : 10%
Exam (3 hours) : 30%
Research Assignment (3000 words) : 30%
Oral Presentation (1000 words) : 10%
Review (2000 words) : 20%

Contact hours

2 hours per week


ATD4140, ATM5140