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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Critical Approaches To Cultural Studies
Reference CB3361 Version 1
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 10
Approved June 2017 SCQF Points 15
Amended ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To introduce students to contextualised research in the events, tourism, hospitality and related industries.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Investigate and critically appraise research in the events, tourism, hospitality and related industries.
2 Discuss current research forms, topics and methods focusing on an area of specialism.
3 Evaluate current research and consider its application to industry or professional settings and contexts.

Indicative Module Content
Critical studies; introduction to research methods in context; research case studies in events, tourism and hospitality; applied research, cultural studies, introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches; critical appraisal of literature and published research.

Module Delivery
Key concepts are introduced and illustrated through lectures, guest speaker case studies, student centred learning exercises and directed reading, supplemented with tutorial sessions.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 114 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only [for the purposes of the Key Information Set (KIS)]
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Research conference poster presentation.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60%-69%
C 50%-59%
D 40%-49%
E 35%-39%
F 0%-34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 BRYMAN, A., and BELL, E., 2015. Business research methods. USA: Oxford University Press.
2 BURTON, C., 2015. Research methods for arts and event management. London: Pearson.
3 FAULKNER, H.W., 2003. Progressing tourism research. Clevedon: Channel View.
4 LONGHURST, B., ed., 2014. Introducing cultural studies. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.

 

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