Leisure, Tourism and Quality of Life
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2005, 2004
This course introduces and examines philosophies, policies and strategies that support leisure as a basic human right.
In particular, it examines programs and policies in relation to access and opportunity, variety, quality and sustainability for all people.
|Objectives||On successful completion of this subject, students will have acquired:
1. Knowledge of the opportunities and constraints that affect the leisure and recreation of individuals, groups and communities;
2. An understanding of leisure and recreation opportunities in terms of access, variety and quality;
3. An appreciation of how existing values, attitudes and behaviours toward individuals (on the basis of age, colour, sex, religion, race, disability or economic condition) may affect leisure and tourism behaviours;
4. An appreciation of the role of leisure and recreation opportunities in maintaining and/or enhancing the quality of life;
5. An understanding of how governments, private agencies and groups can provide support for the individual to be his/her own best leisure and recreation resource.
|Content||The lectures will provide an overview of issues relating to leisure and recreation opportunities and selected barriers that may inhibit leisure behaviour (eg. access, variety, quality). The lectures will also address issues relating to the economic, physiological, environmental, psychological and social benefits of leisure. Tutorials will be designed to help students develop skills in critiquing relevant policies, research and ideologies, relating to the provision of leisure services.|
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Students are more likely to succeed in this subject if they have an understanding of the concept of leisure experience, and a general understanding of the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of human development.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term