MGP2501 - Introduction to tourism - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Dr Glen Croy

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


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: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


MGW1501, MGW2501, MGX2501