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TOUR6014 - Tourism Geography

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Title:Tourism Geography
Long Title:Tourism Geography
Module Code:TOUR6014
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Tourism
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Noel Murray
Module Author: URSULA O DONNELL
Module Description: This module examines worldwide tourism destinations, providing a comprehensive knowledge of the major characteristics of the regional geography of destinations: identifying and locating countries, main cities, physical features, climatic conditions, religious, tourist attractions and their significance for tourism.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Locate and identify the countries, main cities and physical features of the world continents with particular emphasis on Europe, North America, South America and Australia
LO2 Examine the different elements of geography and their relationship with tourism.
LO3 Identify key tourism attractions from an international and global dimension.
LO4 Describe the major climatic elements that affect tourism and identify the world climatic zones.
LO5 Examine the ethnic culture and religions of major tourism destinations
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
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Co-requisites
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Continents of the World
Knowledge of world continents. Identify countries including main cities, oceans, seas, rivers and mountains with special emphasis on Europe, North America, South America and Australia.
Elements of Geography and tourism
Time, location. Geographical resources. Push and pull factors.
Tourist attractions.
Location, description and categories of the main world tourist attractions. Natural wonders of the world.
Climatic elements and tourism
The influence of temperature, sunshine, wind, precipitation and air quality on tourism. Classifying the different climates and world climatic zones.
Religious/Cultural aspects of Tourism
Sociocultural, ethnic, identification of worldwide religious practice and implications for tourism destinations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In class test - detailed map work including short questions on Europe 1 10.0 Week 5
Project Group project based on the tourism industry in a country that will be assigned to the students 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Week 8
Short Answer Questions In class test - detailed Worldwide map work including short questions 1 10.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Formal Exam 1,2,3,4,5 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based learning 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical learning 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent learning and reading 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based learning 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical Learning 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent learning and reading 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Brian Boniface, Robyn Cooper, Chris Cooper 2016, Worldwide Destinations: the geography of travel and tourism, 7th Ed., Routledge Oxford [ISBN: 978113890181]
  • Jan van Harssel, Richard Jackson, Lloyd Hudman. 2015, National Geographic Learning's visual geography of travel and tourism, 5th Ed., ; National Geographic Learning USA [ISBN: 1133951260]
  • C. Michael Hall, Stephen J. Page 2014, The Geography of Tourism and Recreation, 4th Ed., Routledge UK [ISBN: 97804158339]
  • World Travel Atlas, World Travel Atlas, Highbury Columbus Publishing United Kingdom
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 1 Mandatory
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 3 Mandatory
CR_FTOUR_7 Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management 1 Mandatory
CR_FTOUR_7 Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management 3 Mandatory
CR_FTOUR_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism Management 1 Mandatory

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