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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 Vicki Peel


Previously coded ATM4141


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


Written work: 50% (5000 words)
Oral presentation: 10% (1000 words)
3 Hour exam 30%
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Vicki Peel

Contact hours

2 hours per week


ATD4140, APG5720