Tourism and Culture

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode GEMTC
Vaknaam Tourism and Culture
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Tourism and Culture
Leerdoelen - Have an understanding of the state of the art academic debates and key concepts regarding the culture of tourism
- Have an awareness of the different research fields and paradigms that are involved in debates surrounding cultural tourism
- critically engage with these debates drawing on qualitative data gathered individually during the course
Omschrijving Tourism is one of the biggest industries worldwide. During this course we analyze the modern culture of tourism through classic theories and key concepts, discussing questions such as why people travel, and what being a tourist exactly means. We connect the classic theories and core concepts to state of the art research in the field of cultural tourism, discussing specific cases involving indigenous, ethnic and minority tourism; dark tourism; media tourism; and arts, festivals and creative tourism. Students will explore the theories and concepts offered through their own qualitative research project, reflecting on what tourism experience means in current socio-cultural practice.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm Excursions, Fieldwork, Guest lectures, Independent study, Seminars
Toetsvorm Active participation, Group assignments, Individual assignments, Oral presentation
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. S.L. Bolderman
Docent(en) dr. S.L. Bolderman
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Issues in Cultural Tourism Studies. 3rd edition, London: Routledge. Smith, M. (2016) €  50,00
Articles and chapters.
Entreevoorwaarden General requirements master.
Opmerkingen Maximum number of students is 20.
The course will be given in Leeuwarden.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Cultural Geography  (Cultural Geography: Tourism Geography & Planning (track)) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc Cultural Geography  (Optional courses Cultural Geography) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Economic Geography  (Optional courses Economic Geography) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Environmental and Infrastructure Planning  (Optional courses EIP) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Population Studies  (Optional courses Pop Studies) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Real Estate Studies  (Optional courses Real Estate Studies) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Society, Sustainability and Planning  (Optional courses Society, Sustainability and Planning) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester I a keuze