Recreation and Tourism Honours IV
|Course code LEIS4110||Units 20||Level 4000||Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School|
LEIS 4080, LEIS 4090, LEIS 4100, LEIS 4110 must be studied in conjunction and together constitute the Leisure and Tourism Studies focus of the honours program. The Honours program allows students to undertake in-depth study of a topic in leisure, tourism and related areas (such as culture, arts, sport, recreation and media). It enables students to produce a thesis that is both directed to a particular research problem and demonstrates a sound grasp of its social scientific theoretical foundation. Successful completion of Honours enables graduates to undertake research higher degrees and/or pursue careers in the leisure and tourism-related and wider professional workforce.
Not available in 2014
|Previously offered in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004|
|Objectives||As demonstrated by successful completion of coursework and a thesis, students undertaking the Leisure and Tourism Studies focused honours program should:|
1. Acquire the scholarly skills and self-confidence necessary to conceptualise, research and compose a substantive piece of research relevant to the field of leisure and tourism studies.
2. Gain contextualised understanding of advanced approaches to social scientific treatment of leisure and tourism studies.
3. Develop an appreciation of the complex theories and concepts which inform current practice in leisure and tourism studies.
4. Develop research and reflective skills relevant to advanced study in the social sciences.
5. Develop written and oral communication skills appropriate for a professional scholarly environment.
|Content||This course provides an extended opportunity for students about to undertake an Honours research study to think critically about the social research process. Topics include: |
1. the philosophical underpinnings of social research;
2. the connections between theory and method;
3. ethical issues;
4. choice of methodology and specific methods will be examined in the context of leisure and tourism research.
The course will also incorporate an examination of the process involved in writing a research proposal.
|Assumed Knowledge||Completion of undergraduate degree|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Individual Supervision|
|Contact Hours||Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|