Contemporary Issues and Debates in Global Niche Tourism

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Issues and Debates in Global Niche Tourism

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Main Content:
    Theory and case studies concerning contemporary issues and debates in global tourism and on
    tourism niches eg. Cultural tourism, wildlife tourism, sport tourism, adventure tourism, health tourism, religious tourism.

    Main Outcomes:
    At the end of the module the student will be able to:
    ? know about and be able to discuss key controversies in the (re)production and consumption of tourism, and in tourism values
    ? understand why and how niche tourism has developed and how it operates globally

    Pre-requisites: At least two second year tourism modules

    Breakdown of Learning Time:
    Contact with lecturer/tutor: 22 hours
    Assignments & tasks: 32 hours
    Tests & exams: 6 hours
    Self study: 40 hours

    Class tests and assignments: 50%
    Examination: 50%

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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