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Tourism Geographies - GEOP803

This is an advanced level course that explores tourism and travel from a geographical perspective. Different approaches to tourism development will be analysed together with the ways in which geographical representations shape tourist spaces and travel practice. Key concepts of tourism theories, philosophy and practice are covered, including: tourism and colonialism, the tourist gaze, tourism and globalization, digital tourism, tourism and heritage. These concepts will be discussed in relation to a variety of empirical cases around the world such as Venice (Italy), Marrakech (Morocco), Sofia (Bulgaria), Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Bali (Indonesia), Disneyland (California, USA) and Sydney. In this unit, students will also have the opportunity to link travel and tourism theory to a set of practices and performances by visiting and analysing several tourist sites in Sydney.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Ms Maartje Roelofsen

Admission to MEnvPlan or MDevCult or MPP or MEnv or MSusDev or GradDipEnv or GradDipSIA or GradCertSIA or GradCertSusDev or GradDipSusDev Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): HGEO808
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Geography and Planning

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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