Tourism, Culture and Sustainability: an Introduction

Faculteit Campus Fryslân
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode CFMCG04A05
Vaknaam Tourism, Culture and Sustainability: an Introduction
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

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Omschrijving Tourism is one of the biggest industries worldwide and has major impacts on the socio-economic development and on the natural environment of destinations. During this course we analyse the modern culture of tourism through classic theories and key concepts, discussing questions such as why people travel, what being a tourist exactly means, and how the growth (a temporary decline due to COVID-19) impacts liveability locally and globally. We connect the classic theories and core concepts to state of the art research in the field of sustainable tourism, discussing specific cases involving both culture tourism (e.g. indigenous, ethnic and minority tourism; media tourism; arts, festivals and creative tourism) and nature tourism (e.g. natural heritage and eco-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
Vaksoort master
Coördinator M.L. Muldoon, PhD.
Docent(en) M.L. Muldoon, PhD.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Cultural Geography  (Tourism, Geography and Planning) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester I a keuze