Tourism and Culture

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode GEMTC
Vaknaam Tourism and Culture
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

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 What role does culture play in tourism? This research seminar builds on tourism geography and sociology, exploring tourist expectations, motivations and experiences of place through the lens of cultural tourism. We discuss recently published research on specific, concrete cases involving for example ethnic tourism, dark tourism and media tourism. Students will explore the theories and concepts offered through their own qualitative research project, reflecting on what tourism experience means in 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 , Guest lecturer
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Issues in Cultural Tourism Studies. 3rd edition, London: Routledge. Smith, M. (2016) €  40,00
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 Socio-spatial Planning  (Optional courses Socio-spatial Planning) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester I a keuze