Sociology of Tourism

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Course Venue:

Lower Soil Laboratory

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Course Code: 
TOU 1107
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Academic Programs: 
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

Course Description:The course introduces students to key sociological concepts and theories which are relevant in tourism. Tourism emerges from social constructions and it is importance for student to gain knowledge in this discipline so as to be able to think critically about tourism.Course Objectives:

  • Understand the general concepts in sociology
  • Explain the key theories within sociology of tourism
  • Apply the knowledge of sociology in tourism.


Learning Outcomes: 
  • Knowledge on theories and approaches of linking theory to tourism development
  • Ability to link social issues to tourism development
  • Appreciate the importance of social institutions in tourism development
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