Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Glen Croy


This unit is identified and presented as a general introduction to the inherently international and multifaceted behaviour, practice and industry that is tourism. Through our individual and collective experiences, this unit will develop an understanding of tourism that will enable new interpretations of this now fundamental activity. This unit provides an introduction to tourism studies. The main areas covered include the tourist, including motivations and types of tourists, the key components of the tourism industry system, tourism destination development, and the social, economic and environmental impacts of tourism.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe, define and interpret tourism through a range of perspectives and lenses
  2. identify and distinguish components of the tourist experience and the holistic tourist experience
  3. identify and distinguish components of the tourism system and the holistic tourist system
  4. recognise and comprehend the tourism destination and its development
  5. identify and interpret the impacts of, and responses to, tourism.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Glen Croy

Contact hours

3 hours per week


MGW1501, MGW2501, MGP2501