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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SFN1042784, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IA2384, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CULTURE AND TOURISM
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch Univ. of Leuven
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

No lecturer assigned to this course unit

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SPS/04 Polticial Science 3.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 3.0 24 51.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
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Course unit contents: Introduction on culture as context and as product, and on cultural conflicts in tourism
- New themes and methods in cultural and tourism research
Each year different themes are elaborated and worked out in-depth, through a theoretical frame and relevant case studies. Themes can be illustrated by guest speakers
The aim is not to offer a complete overview, but rather working exemplary. Some possible themes are : Ethnic minorities and tourism; The new tourists (e.g. Chinese
in Belgium), Dark tourism, Oral History/Narratives as a tourism product, Sex and Tourism, Film/TV Tourism, Virtual Tourism, Ethnotourism (visiting the ‘Other’); Social
and cultural history of tourism; tourism & crime, tourism & ethics , tourism as ethnic relations
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)