Spring 2016 - SA 316 C100

Tourism and Social Policy (SA) (4)

Class Number: 5501

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 23, 2016
    Tue, 7:00–8:20 p.m.

    Apr 13, 2016
    Wed, 8:30–10:30 a.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    SA 101 or 150 or 201w.



An examination of tourism from the perspectives of sociology and anthropology, focusing primarily upon the social and cultural impacts of tourism and the social policy implications of tourism development in different societies.


This course deals with tourism as a multi-faceted phenomenon of growing importance in today’s world. Its various dimensions - social, cultural, economic, political and environmental - are explored in a variety of settings, with special attention given to its consequences for those living in destination areas. After identifying key phases and trends in the development of modern tourism, the course deals with such topics as: host-tourist relations; tourism, globalization and dependency; tourism and the commodification of culture; gendered and sex tourism; tourism, power and politics, tourism and environmental issues, and various tourism policy prescriptions and alternatives.


  • Participation (Online Discussions) 16%
  • Mid-term Exam 36%
  • Final Exam 48%





An Introduction To Tourism (1st Ed.), Wyllie
ISBN: 9781892132956

Centre for Online and Distance Education Notes:

Additional Course Fee: $40

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