Sociology of Travel and Tourism

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sociology of Travel and Tourism

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Hospitality, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite(s): 100 credits at HE1, including compulsory HE1 set in Sociology or a cognate subject
    Please note that students will not be able to enroll in combination with SSSO10N101A (Travel and Tourism)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

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

    Assessment: source file consisting of two parts (1) analysis relating to one of the class sessions in the first part of the module (1500 words), (2) supporting material that relates to the analytic piece [20%]; essay of a different topic to that of the source file (2500 words) [80%] [both elements to be attempted]
    One of the dominant features of the global economy is the enormous growth in international travel and the increasing dependency of many national economies on the tourist and heritage industry. Using the insights of sociology and anthropology, this module will provide an introduction to the social, cultural, economic and environmental impacts of these developments including the meanings, imagery and representation of tourism and heritage.

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