BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

TRMG-110 - Cultural Tourism - 3.00 Credits

TRMG-110 - Cultural Tourism - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides insight into how local, regional, and national communities and the cultures within these communities can be attracted to and successfully included in special events. Consideration is given to cross-cultural issues and the challenges of creating an 'authentic' experience while respecting the local environment and the traditions of the people who live in the location where a special event is hosted. Some approaches and techniques for incorporating the traditions of communities and cultures into special events will be demonstrated.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Tourism Management Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, MATH 055, or English 12 or English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 and Foundations of Math 11, or permission of the instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • assess the environment in which community events take place;

  • define communities as cultures, groups with similar interests and as geographical places;

  • identify how communities can be assets to special events;

  • demonstrate an understanding of the terminology of cultural tourism as a global phenomenon;

  • identify benefits and costs of tourism from a cultural perspective;

  • demonstrate an understanding of authenticity as part of the visitor experience;

  • describe some cross-cultural communication skills that would assist in linking a special event with a community;

  • demonstrate the values (economic, social and environmental) of adding traditions to a special event;

  • describe how tourism images that are not authentic can affect host and guest relationships

  • demonstrate how to incorporate cultural elements into an existing special event; and

  • demonstrate an understanding of protocols within different Aboriginal communities.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Strauss, S. (current edition) The Passionate Fact Storytelling in Natural History and Cultural Interpretation. Golden, co: North American Press.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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