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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jeff Jarvis and Dr Vicki Peel


Previously coded ATM4060


This contemporary unit is designed to focus on key issues arising in the global tourism industry such as poverty alleviation through tourism and the growth of independent travel. The unit is presented via a number of key industry seminars and a proposed field work study tour to a destination such as Fiji or North Queensland. (The selected study tour destination will be nominated at the start of semester and may vary from year to year)


On successful completion of this unit, students will have gained: 1) an understanding of key problems and issues in the current and future development of the global tourism industry;2) a developed capacity to undertake original research on an area of their particular interest;3) enhanced written and oral communication skills suitable for progress in the tourism profession;4) an understanding of key issues facing the future development of the industry; 5) an understanding of the principles and practices of e-tourism.


Written work: 70%
2 hour exam: 20%
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Vicki Peel

Contact hours

6 x 2 hour lectures, 1 x 3 hour student presentation seminars and a 7 day intensive study tour with industry seminars and field work


ATD4060, APG5390