Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Dr David Dunstan


Previously coded AUS1050


Introduction to cultural tourism in international and Australian contexts. Theory and development of cultural tourism. The role of cultural institutions such as museums, theme parks and galleries and precincts such as southbank, Chapel Street and the Rocks. The thematic interaction of tourism with hinterland districts, festivals, heritage and indigenous culture. Developing and interpreting cultural tourism attractions.


  1. To equip students with a foundation of the origins and direction of cultural tourism development in Australia and internationally.
  2. To provide understanding of the theory and practice of cultural tourism product development.
  3. To develop skills in the evaluation and interpretation of cultural tourism attractions.
  4. To develop research, writing and oral presentation skills related to the field.


Examination (1.5 hours): 35%
Research essay (2000 words) 35%
Class participation and seminar presentation: 15%
Seminar exercise (1000 words): 15%

Contact hours

3 hours per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Australian studies