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Modul 9687

Theories and methods of tourism sciences
Theories and methods of tourism sciences

Studiengang Master International Tourism Management.
ModulbezeichnungTheories and methods of tourism sciences
Semester 1    
ModulverantwortlicherProf. Dr. Anja Wollesen
DozentM.A. / MBA Sonja Göttel / Dr. Carola May
Zuordnung zum CCcompulsory subject
Lehrform / SWS

lecture; 6 SWS

   Präsenzstudium90 Std.
   Eigenstudium270 Std.
Lernziele / KompetenzenThe course enables the students to understand the international tourism industry and tourism science out of a multidisciplinary perspective and to reflect on different theories and disciplinary-specific methods and approaches.

The students will gain an understanding of the general principles of (tourism-) sciences, the different theories and methods of tourism sciences and qualifications for designing and analyzing tourism research projects. This embeds the knowledge of relevant literature, theories, qualitative and quantitative methodologies, paradigms, and perspectives of tourism science and tourism research.
In addition to subject-specific knowledge, this course aims to develop the students’ competences in teamwork, critical thinking, analytical proficiency, and discussion and presentation skills.
The course displays, discusses and critically reflects on the different disciplinary perspectives on tourism science as an analytic and awareness-rising mean to understand the tourism phenomena. It is based on a wide understanding of tourism, which relates not only to travelling and staying abroad, but also to the ´touristification´ of daily life.

Research goals are global tourism phenomena, which will be analyzed from a multidisciplinary perspective in relation to production, intermediation and effects. The course aims for a systematization and integration of the different perspectives, theories and methods from related disciplines e.g. sociology, psychology, economics, geography, politics, anthropology, and geography into tourism sciences. This includes the analysis and critical reflection on the current state of tourism science, purpose, functions and role of tourism research, and main philosophies, paradigms, methodologies and processes of tourism science.

The lectures will be supported by critical analysis of selected case studies and research papers, group work and group discussions.
Medienformenbeamer, blackboard, overhead, lectures, literature reading, case studies
LiteraturBrotherton, B. (2008) Researching Hospitality and Tourism. A student Guide. Sage. London.

Holden, A. (2006) Tourism Studies and the Social Science. Routledge. New York.

Jennings, G (2012) Tourism Research 2. ed. John Wiley & Sons. Milton.

Pearce, D.G. / Butler, W.R. (2010) Tourism Research A 20-20 Vision. Goodfellow Publishers Limited. Woodeaton. Oxford.

Ritchie, B.W. / Burns, P. / Palmer, C. (2005) Tourism Research Methods. Integrating Theory With Practice. CABI international, Cambridge.

Smith. S.L.J. (2010) Practical Tourism Research. CABI, Cambridge.

Tribe, J. (2009) Philosophical Issues in Tourism. Channel View Publications, Bristol.

Tribe, J. / Airey, D. (2007) Developments in Tourism Research. Advance in Tourism Research Series. Elsevier.

Additional literature will be announced during class.

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