Leisure Interactions and Identity

Course code LEIS2220Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

This course aims to deepen the students understading of key issues relating to leisure and identity covered in first year core units. Students will be challenged to apply theories of social psychology to issues related directly to the leisure and tourism industries. They will also be encouraged to develop skills of crtical thinking. The substantive content of the course creates a link between issues relating to leisure and identity covered in the first year core unit and the same issues developed in greater depth in the third year core unit, LEIS3320 Critical Perspectives in Leisure of the Bachelor of Social Science (Recreation and Tourism).

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate:
1. A critical understanding of selected theories in social psychology as applied to leisure.
2. A deeper understanding of the relationship between psychological and socio-cultural factors shaping individual attitudes, motivations and identity formation
3. The ability to analyse and critique the study of leisure as it applies to people at different life stages and in different social contexts
4. The ability to apply theoretical concepts critically to issues relating to the leisure and tourism industries
ContentTopics include:

1. Psychological models of human behaviour and identity formation: key concepts.
2. Social roles, attitude and identity formation over the life course.
3. The relationship between identity, work and leisure.
4. Tourism, risk and the search for an authentic identity.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable.
TransitionNot applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLEIS 1130 - Leisure Behaviour and Development
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class20% 500 word equivalent
Examination: Formal40% 1,500 word equivalent
Group/tutorial participation and contribution10% Tutorial Discussion Leader
Presentations - Individual30% 2,000 word equivalent
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term