Discourses in Hospitality

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Discourses in Hospitality

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    Course Description
    This course introduces a range of perspectives and contemporary issues necessary for an understanding of hospitality. It focuses on a critical understanding of the concept and evolution of hospitality in various disciplinary and social domains.
    Course Introduction
    Hospitality, as a field of study, has traditionally been anchored in managerial and business approaches. However hospitality is, in essence, more than just an industry ? it is an idea or concept with multiple viewpoints and cultural, social and political nuances. This course introduces students to some of the core interpretations, values and perspectives that the concept of hospitality embodies before over-viewing the global hospitality industry. Students will be invited to develop their critical faculties to gain an understanding of the construction and production of the hospitality experience as well as the scope of the contemporary hospitality industry.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • understand the history and development of the concept of hospitality
    • reflect on how hospitality might be considered as a ?lens? through which we can investigate the world around us, including managerial practices
    • articulate the distinction between, and evolution from, domestic to commercial hospitality
    • through active participation and engagement develop a critical cognisance of the relationships between hospitality, society, politics and community
    • recognise, identify and distinguish between the complex and wide-ranging sectors of the hospitality industry
    • critically evaluate contemporary issues and ethical dilemmas confronting the hospitality industry professional.
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

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.