Spring 2020 - GEOG 327 D100

Geography of Tourism (4)

Class Number: 4248

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 10061, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2020
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Patrick Brouder
    pbrouder@sfu.ca
    Office: TBA
    Office Hours: Thursday 8.45am - 10.15am
  • Prerequisites:

    At least 45 units, including GEOG 100 or REM 100.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Factors underlying the changing geography of tourism. Issues of demand, supply and impact are examined.

COURSE DETAILS:

Geography of Tourism - takes a close look at the spaces and places of tourism development over time, including current tourism issues impacting British Columbia and Canada. Geographical research of tourism has developed along with the growth of international tourism since the end of the Second World War. Today, there are over one billion international arrivals and a great many more domestic trips all around the world. In this course we will examine the impacts of tourism in a variety of geographical settings, from metropolitan hubs to even the most remote locations on the planet (e.g., Antarctica). We will analyse tourism from economic, social, environmental, and Indigenous perspectives with a particular focus on the challenges caused by the impacts of tourism in host communities. We will review a selection of classic tourism geography papers and connect them to 21st Century tourism challenges in BC and around the globe.

Note: there will be no tutorials in the first week of class

Grading

  • Tutorial participation (throughout) 15%
  • Tutorial presentation (February 13th) 15%
  • Mid-term exam (February 27th) 25%
  • Individual assignment (March 26th) 15%
  • Final examination (April 19th) 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

No textbooks required, readings to be assigned throughout the course.

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