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Seminar on Sustainable Economics in the Leisure, Sport and Tourism Sectors

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Seminar on Sustainable Economics in the Leisure, Sport and Tourism Sectors
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Management Sciences, Master, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: DFMM-MFSTM-250
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4S (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Term paper with presentation (Can be repeated annually)

[updated 20.01.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFMM-MFSTM-250 Management Sciences, Master, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 1, mandatory course
MFSTM-250 (P440-0027) Leisure, Sports, Tourism Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2017 , semester 2, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Heuwinkel
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Kerstin Heuwinkel

[updated 17.08.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
- work independently or in groups on a complex topic from the field of sustainable leisure, sports, tourism economics using scientific methods,
- identify and abstract problems related to environmental, economic and social sustainability across a wide range of settings, some with new and/or unknown influencing variables, in order to solve them in a holistic manner.
- independently identify the interactions between sustainability and the economic, political, social and legal framework of the leisure, sport, tourism economy
- obtain and evaluate data and information from sustainability reports and use them in a targeted manner,
- scientifically substantiate and formulate their research findings in writing and document key results using modern presentation techniques, as well as present them to the group (and third parties, if necessary),

[updated 30.10.2023]
Module content:
In terms of content, the module deals with the complex field of sustainable leisure, sports, tourism economics. The subject of sustainability will be concretized first with regard to economic, ecological and socio-cultural aspects. In addition to the qualitative analysis, concrete problems will be described quantitatively and solutions will be developed (problem-based learning) which should make a measurable difference.
Problem areas are addressed by students working individually and/or in groups.
Examples of problem areas include:
- Waste management at music events
- Fast fashion
- Accessible sporting events
- Food waste in the catering industry
- Elephant tourism and animal rights

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Teaching methods/Media:
- Seminar
- Case studies (if applicable, excursions and summer school with students from abroad)
- Group work
- Discussions with fellow students and third parties
- Presentations and preparation of documentation/papers

[updated 30.10.2023]
Recommended or required reading:
Brinkmann, D., & Freericks, R. (2020). Lebensqualität durch Nachhaltigkeit? Analysen-Perspektiven-Projekte 2. Bremer Freizeitkongress.
Goodwin, H. (2016). Responsible Tourism: Using Tourism for Sustainable Development. Goodfellow.
Goodwin, H. (2011). Taking Responsibility for Tourism. Goodfellow
GSTC (2019). GSTC Destination Criteria: with Performance indicators and SDGs [On-line]. Verfügbar unter
Heuwinkel, K. (2023). Tourismussoziologie. UTB
Lemke, W. (2014). Nachhaltigkeit im Sport für eine bessere Welt. CSR und Sportmanagement: Jenseits von Sieg und Niederlage: Sport als gesellschaftliche Aufgabe verstehen und umsetzen, 3-14.
Strasdas, W.; Rein, H. (2017)(Hrsg.). Nachhaltiger Tourismus. UVK.
Depends on the respective topic
Links to websites, guidelines and tools can be found in the Moodle folder.

[updated 30.10.2023]
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