Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Modern Tourism, 7.5 credits
(Modern turism, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1042TR
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%
Grading scale: AF
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: HT 2018 (autumn semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Humanities, Social Sciences and Technology at Södertörn University on 2018-04-23 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

The equivalent of English B and 60 credits in Social Sciences or Humanities.

3. Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is able to:
  • describe how tourism as a phenomenon has developed in modern society, and the conditions under which tourism exists today:
  • describe new forms of tourism, such as experience tourism, professional meetings, global tourism and eco-tourism;
  • identify and analyse relevant tourism trends at a destination and how these change over time;
  • examine local destinations and analyse how they relate to regional and global tourism;
  • critically examine whether tourism has developed in harmony with society;
  • evaluate the role of tourism and its influence on today’s society from sustainable professional and infrastructural perspectives.

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The course examines the conditions for travel and tourism in modern society. The students examine current tourism phenomena, such as experiential tourism, but also tourism phenomena which the students themselves identify. Furthermore, both traditional and newer forms of tourism are analysed and how this influences the development of tourist destinations and their organisation. Using future study methods, such as the scenario-technique, tourism trends in a societal context are investigated. This investigation focuses on new challenges for tourism, such as regulation based on societal demands for sustainability. Finally, glocal tourism is studied, i.e. how local and global tourism can cooperate on destination marketing, tourism networks, and attraction development.

    • Modern Tourism, 7,5 credits
      (Modern turism, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, Modern Tourism, 7,5 credits
      (Modern turism, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

    Lectures, group work and seminars.

    6. Examination format

  • Seminar participation
  • Written group report
  • Individual written report
  • Oral presentation individually and in groups

    At most one (1) missing seminar occasion can, 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.

    7. Reading list

    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.
    Valid from Valid to Decision date Decision board
    HT 20182018-04-17Ämnesrådet för turismvetenskap

    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.

    9. Other stipulations
    Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1034TR, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1776-2.1.1-2018).