Course GTR2CT

Introduction to Tourism Studies

15 Credits
First Cycle

Starts week 23, 2022

This course introduces students to the theories, concepts and principles that underpin tourism as an industry and research discipline. The course will allow students to gain an understanding of how tourism is integrated into wider society. Through local and global examples, students will focus on theoretical constructs that illustrate how tourism interacts within a dynamic socio-economic environment.

Using a sustainability lens, the course will focus on the different scales of tourism (local, regional, national and global) and different types of tourism (cultural tourism, dark tourism, indigenous tourism and food tourism to name a few). The course will consider the challenges and issues facing tourism and will emphasize the need for sustainable approaches to tourism‘s successful future.
Starts and ends:
week 23, 2022 - week 32, 2022
Study Rate:
Flexible (Borlänge)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
Entry Qualifications:
  • General entrance requirements
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
15 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
21,750 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
21,750 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees:
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