Leisure, Tourism and Quality of Life

Course code LEIS2330Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

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.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentThe 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.
TransitionNot applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents 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 DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class30%; Equivlent to 1,000 words; due mid semester.
Essays / Written Assignments40%; 2,000 words; due late semester.
Essays / Written Assignments30%; 1,000 words; due end of semester.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term