This course is a mixture of lecture, experiential learning activities, independent work, and exercises that teach/reinforce several of the "soft skills" so necessary in the tourism industry: multicultural group work, reflective assessment, presentation skills, academic research, etc.
Most materials used in the class will be distributed through Moodle by the teacher and guest teachers. Typically, these are academic journal articles and materials prepared by the instructors. The course may also require students identify and read peer-reviewed research material that they themselves gather from reliable academic sources.
All the content presented in the course (intercultural and cross-cultural topics) and learning processes (group work, presentation skills, academic research and writing) are key foundations for developing competencies important in both one's internship experiences and working life.
This course, by its experiential and social constructivism focus, does not have exams. Assessments involve both individual and group work assignments.
There may be international visitors who present course content, either in person or online.
12.09.2022 - 21.12.2022
Total 135 h
Lectures 35 h
Assignments 40 h
Identifying and reading materials 20 h
Out-of-class multicultural group work and similar activities, 40 h
01.08.2022 - 25.08.2022
Lectures will be typically be face-to-face delivery in the classroom, although some guest instructors may be online. More information when the course starts.
Students are expected to attend classes as scheduled and complete assignments in a timely manner. In exceptional cases, the student and teacher can discuss alternatives.
15 - 40
Students are assessed on individual assignments, group assignments, and active participation during class.
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
School of Business