|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
|Tourism Management, 7.5 credits|
|(Turismmanagement, 7,5 högskolepoäng)|
|Subject area:||Tourism Studies|
|Main field of study:||Tourism Studies|
|Academic school:||School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies|
|Disciplinary domain:||Social Sciences 100%|
|Education cycle:||First-cycle (Bachelor)|
|Course level:||B (intermediate)|
|Progressive specialisation:||G2F (First cycle. Entry requirements: minimum 60 credits from first-cycle courses)|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Valid from:||VT 2018 (spring semester)|
This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Humanities, Social Sciences and Technology at Södertörn University on 2017-05-10 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
The equivalent of English B and 60 credits in Social Sciences or Humanities.
On completing the course, the student is able to:
|4.||Course content, modules and examinations
The course starts with an introduction to tourism management from different perspectives, discussing basic knowledge about how a tourist organisations can be organised and controlled. Different management strategies are discussed from different tourist organisations' overall goals. During the course a tourist company is studied, where management processes within the frame of a service management system are analysed. These management processes are then integrated with the company's role in a tourist product’s entire value chain, in which other companies also participate.
In addition, methods for how to analyse a destination and its stakeholders' and operations’ management are studied. Using these analysis methods, a tourist destination and its management are investigated and analysed. This is presented in a plan for destination management and control. Subsequently, the destination plan is analysed using a sustainable perspective, discussing the plan's impact on the tourist destination and how this impact can be managed. This is presented in a consequence and action plan for the destination. Finally, external issues are studied, such as risks, globalisation and travel trends, and how they influence the management of tourist destinations.
1001, Tourism Management, 7,5 credits
(Turismmanagement, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: U/G/VG
Lectures, seminars and group work.
At most one (1) missing seminar occasion may, in consultation with the course coordinator, be compensated for via an individual written assignment.
|The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.|
If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
|8.||Restrictions on accreditation
The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.