GE2215 - Tourism, development and society

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public and International Affairs
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2022/23

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course brings students on a journey of tourism discovery. It challenges popular beliefs of the advantages of tourism development and examines both the positive and negatives impacts that tourism has brought to the destinations. While tourism can be a short fun trip for the visitors, it can mean a long ordeal for the receiving hosts. The course provides students with an opportunity to explore deep into cultural and social costs of tourism development and the political dimensions of international tourism. It urges students to make critical reflections on personal travel objectives and behaviours through online writing and discussion. The course also trains them to conduct innovative case study of tourism development.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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