htw saar Piktogramm QR-encoded URL
Back to Main Page Choose Module Version:
emphasize objectives XML-Code

flag flag

Tourism Geography

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Tourism Geography
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: BITM-581
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
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.
4SU (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: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Project work (Can be repeated annually)

[updated 14.11.2022]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFITM-508 (P620-0603) International Tourism Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , mandatory course
BITM-581 (P440-0092) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 5, mandatory course

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
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 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
BITM-112 Principles of the Tourism Sector
BITM-240 Marketing and Market Research in Tourism
BITM-331 Stakeholders in the Tourism Industry

[updated 06.03.2020]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Achim Schröder
Dr. Acácia Malhado

[updated 06.03.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
- demonstrate the importance of spatial differences as a driving force of tourism and consider them in the context of management and marketing strategies
- identify spatial amenities and location factors and derive their potential for tourism valorization
- demonstrate basic connections between tourism geography and physical geography and/or human geography
- classify the earth´s ecozones and put their special features to practical use in their own projects
- document the key project results and present them to the group (as well as to external parties, if applicable)

[updated 14.11.2022]
Module content:
- Geographical issues
- Space and tourism
- Principles of physical geography: Processes and structures of the Earth´s crust, atmospheric events, vegetation and climate zones, landscape forms
- Basics of human geography: Urban geography, cultural geography
- Ecozones of the Earth
- Tourism in the ecozones of the Earth

[updated 14.11.2022]
Teaching methods/Media:
Seminaristic instruction Case studies

[updated 14.11.2022]
Recommended or required reading:
- Becker, Chr.; Hopfinger, H.; Steinecke, A. (Hrsg.): Geographie der Freizeit und des Tourismus. Bilanz und Ausblick, 3. Auflage, Oldenbourg, München, Wien, 2007.
- Benckendorff, P. Lund-Durlacher, D. (Eds.) International Cases In Sustainable Travel & Tourism. Goodfellow Publishers: Oxford. aktuelle Auflage
- Boniface; Cooper: Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism, aktuelle Auflage
- Boniface; Cooper: Worldwide Destinations Casebook: The Geography of Travel and Tourism, aktuelle Auflage
- Hall, C. M.; Page, S.: The Geography of Tourism and Recreation. Environment, Place and Space, Routledge, London, aktuelle Auflage
- Gebhardt, H. et al.: Geographie. Physische Geographie und Humangeographie, Springer Spektrum, aktuellste Auflage
- Kagermeier, A.: Tourismusgeographie. UVK Lucius, Konstanz, aktuellste Auflage
- Page, Connell: Tourism. A modern Synthesis, aktuelle Auflage.
- Schmude, J.: Tourismusgeographie, WBG, Darmstadt, aktuelle Auflage
- Schultz, J.: Die Ökozonen der Erde. Verlag Eugen Ulmer: Stuttgart, aktuellste Auflage
- Steinecke, A.: Tourismus. (Das Geographische Seminar) Braunschweig, aktuelle Auflage
- Strahler A. H.; Strahler, A. N.: Physical Geography: Science and Systems of the Human Environment. John Wiley & Sons, aktuellste Auflage
- Strahler A. H.; Strahler, A. N.: Physische Geographie, Verlag Eugen Ulmer, UTB, aktuelle Auflage

[updated 14.11.2022]
[Thu Jun 20 10:16:41 CEST 2024, CKEY=it, BKEY=itm5, CID=BITM-581, LANGUAGE=en, DATE=20.06.2024]