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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2022-23

The subject offers the theoretical and methodological tools so that the tourism professional can analyze them and understand the broader social framework in which this industry, the tourist, is inserted. In this regard, attention is paid to the interactions between the subsystem of the tourism world and the other key social subsystems: cultural, urban and social. Its location in the second year of the Degree is justified by the need to equip students, who previously have already acquired a level of knowledge in tourism, a basic knowledge about the social reality of advanced societies, within which Has configured tourism. In this sense, the "Sociology of Tourism" is intensely related to other subjects taught in the previous course and in this same course: Introduction to Geography of Tourism, Tourist Territorial Resources and Typology of Tourist Spaces.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA3 : Oral and written communication skills: Be able to express oneself correctly in one of the two official languages of the Region of Valencia in one's discipline.
  • CGUA4 : Be able to commit oneself ethically with sustainability, fundamental rights, equality of men and women, the principles of equal opportunity and universal accessibility for the disabled, as well as the values of a peaceful, democratic culture.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Understand the principles of tourism: its spatial, social, cultural, legal, political, labour and economic dimension.
  • CE23 : Analyse the impacts generated by tourism.
  • CE3 : Understand the dynamic and evolutionary nature of tourism in the new leisure society.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2022-23

• Understanding the basic concepts of Tourism Sociology.

• Knowing how to interpret social reality from a sociological perspective.

• Knowing  how to contextualize and explain the social phenomena induced by tourism.




Code: 23525
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,60
Practical credits: 0,80
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,6
    Practical credits: 0,8
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught