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2013 HGA251 Tourism, Sport and Leisure

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HGA351

Not Offered


Investigates the prominent positions that sport, leisure and tourism occupy in contemporary society. Processes of development and change affecting sport, leisure and tourism, including commercialisation and policy development are examined in the light of competing theoretical approaches. Particular attention is paid to recent empirical research. Topics include: the growth of women's sports; home leisure and entertainment; and eco-tourism. Australian and Tasmanian case studies are explored and placed in comparative perspective.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


HGA251: 3,000-word assignment (40%), final 2-hr exam (60%)

HGA351: 3,500-word assignment (40%), final 2-hr exam (60%)


Internal: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)
Distance: Web based delivery and two optional study schools

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H,L,W,I,N
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
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Prereq 25% at level 100 in Sociology or equiv (S3T: 25% from Schedule B)
M.Excl HAC228/328

STAFF: Prof A Franklin

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