First Cycle Level 1
School of Technology and Business Studies
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study:
1. Human Geography
2. Tourism Science
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study:
Approved by the Faculty School of Technology and Business Studies, 20 April 2010.
This syllabus is valid from 25 June 2010.
Revised, 04 May 2011.
Revision is valid from 04 May 2011.
On completion of this course, students will be able to:
- describe and discuss basic principles of localization of economic activity and be able to apply these priciples to specific organizations and businesses, with a special focus on tourism
- show an understanding off tourism as a phenomena and industry in Sweden and the other Nordic countries as well as the importance of tourism for local and regional economies
- conduct analytical work on the economic geography of tourism and present the finding in oral and written form
Course ContentThis course has two main perspectives; the first focus on basic principles of localization within economic geography and second deals with tourism in a Swedish and Nordic context. The over all theme og the course is the spatial organization of economic activity with a special emphasis on tourism. Specific conditions for the localization of production and consumption in Sweden and the Nordic countries are discussed. Special attention is paid to the prerequisites for localization and regional specialization of tourism activities.
A written examination (2 HEC‘s), assignements (2 HEC‘s) and a written paper (3,5 HEC‘s)
Forms of Study
Lectures, seminars, study visits and assignments
GradesThe Swedish grades U - VG
- General entrance requirements
The number of examinations is limited to fiveWork that is submitted late can not achieve higher than a passing grade (G).
The course is taught in English
A selection of articles will be used for the writing of the paper and will be chosen together with the teacher. A miniumum of 300 pp of additional reading.
- Hall, M et al.. (2009) Nordic Tourism. Issues and Cases. Channel View Pulblications. (300 s). ISBN 978-1-84541-093-3
- Cooper, C., Hall, C. M.. (2008) Contemporary tourism : an international approach. Amsterdam : Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier. (377 s). ISBN 978-0-7506-6350-2