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HRTM71-214: Adventure Tourism

Description

This subject introduces students to adventure and activity tourism as a significant sector of the leisure and tourism industries. Key issues relating to the historical development of tourism, the rise of adventure tourism, communication, motivation, adventure destinations and environments and ethical issues are examined to develop a contextual understanding of the adventure tourism industry. Throughout the subject, there is a focus on the leadership and group dynamics involved in adventure activities. Experiential learning opportunities are offered during this subject, including several field trips where students apply theories in a practical situation.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeHRTM71-214
EFTSL0.125
FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Hotel and Tourism
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,930
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,110

Learning outcomes

1. Critically evaluate the growth and historical development of tourism and adventure tourism.
2. Review and describe the learning and motivational factors associated with participation in adventure tourism activities.
3. Appraise the range and diversity of adventure and activity tourism environments, destinations & their unique characteristics.
4. Identify and discuss the role of leadership and group/team dynamics involved in adventure activities and apply the knowledge in a class-based environment.
5. Analyse the key risk factors, current legislation and ethical factors influencing participation in adventure tourism activities.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start09/09/2019
Cancellation 1?23/09/2019
Cancellation 2?30/09/2019
Last enrolment22/09/2019
Withdraw – Financial?05/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?26/10/2019
Teaching census?04/10/2019
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020