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Undergraduate Course: Sport, Tourism, and Heritage (SPRT10055)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will explore practical and critical issues in the related industries of tourism and heritage. The course will be structured with equal focus on both industries with continual links between the two and their relationship with the broader sports industry. Within the course there will be research focused seminars, which will explore online, digital historical resources and a visit to the University's Centre for Research Collections, and field trips to sport-related sites and museums.
Course description - The tourism industry, and the place of sport tourism in policy and government
- Power, privilege, and ideology in the sport tourist economy
- Problems and problematic aspects of sport tourism
- The heritage-tourism nexus
- Preserving the sporting past
- History, heritage, and the purposes and uses of sport museums and statuary
- Special lectures/seminars/trips

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 14, External Visit Hours 6, Online Activities 5, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 168 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Presentation 50% (Learning outcomes 1, 2 and 5)«br /»
Video 50% (Learning outcomes 3, 4 and 5) «br /»
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. The ability to demonstrate both practical and critical knowledge and understandings of the relationship between sport, tourism, and heritage.
  2. The ability to perform research, critically analyse, and interpret materials on sport, tourism, and heritage for a wide body of the public, practitioners, and policymakers.
  3. The ability to identify, define, conceptualise, and creatively address issues within sport, tourism, and heritage.
  4. The ability to utilise both new and traditional media in the presentation/ interpretation of data, experiences, and messages relevant to sport, tourism, and heritage.
  5. The ability to work individually and as a team towards solving problems, answering critical questions, and presenting data, experiences, and messages relevant to sport, tourism, and heritage.
Reading List
Ramshaw, G., 2019. Heritage and Sport : An Introduction. 1st ed., Bristol: Channel View Publications.
Weed, M. & Bull, C. 2012. Sports Tourism: Participants, Policy and Providers, Taylor and Francis.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills The ability to use this module to spark one's curiosity in sport, tourism, and heritage, one which students can build upon throughout in their careers in the sport industry. (Enquiry and lifelong learning.)
The ability and aspiration to further pursue careers and positions in the field of sport, tourism, and heritage. (Aspiration and personal development.)
The ability to critically analyse one's own actions and choices with regard to sport, tourism, and heritage, and to be able to discuss this with others freely and frankly. (Outlook and engagement.)
The ability (both independently and within a team) to problem-solve, analyse, and think critically about issues, circumstances, and situations which take place under the broad remit of sport, tourism, and heritage; and the recognition and understanding of the economic relevance, both positive and negative, of sport, tourism, and heritage, and the ability to analyse this. (Research and enquiry.)
The ability to think creatively and inventively about problems facing the industry. The ability to be critical about one's own behaviour and worldview in relation to sport, tourism, and heritage. (Personal and intellectual autonomy.)
The ability to plan and organise one's time in relation to projects - independently, as a group, or at the head of a group. (Personal effectiveness.)
The ability to communicate through different media, to a wide variety of specialists and non-specialists alike (including ability to use up-to-date IT programming for this purpose). (Communication.)
Keywordssport,heritage,tourism,history,digital skills
Course organiserDr Matthew McDowell
Tel: (0131 6)51 6598
Course secretaryMiss Rosie Roberts
Tel: (0131 6)516 210
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