Culture and Tourism

Summer Session 2020: June 1-August 18

Description

This course examines the cultural diversity of tourism as a global phenomenon, focusing on non-Western cultures and the impact of culture change in the 21st century. The development of tourism as a global industry is discussed as well as an analysis of types of tourists and motivation for travel to various destinations, such as cultural heritage tourism and ecotourism. Case studies illustrate the positive and negative impacts of tourism.

Class Notes

Southeast Asia travel course. Application and $500 deposit due by April 1, see https://rce.csuchico.edu/passport for details. This course is part of the faculty-led Study Abroad Program, Highland Peoples of Southeast Asia led by professors William Nitzky and Chunyan Song. This course examines practices of travel and the impact tourism has on both hosts and guests in China and Thailand. Taking an anthropological approach to the study of tourism we will understand the relationship between the industry and the forms of cultural production, the creation of imaginations of place, time, and people, and how the lives of hots and guests are shaped in the process. The course will include fieldwork at different field sites we will travel to in China and Thailand. Drawing on information gathered at each field site, students will compose a variety of assignments focusing on what is at stake in cultural tourism generally and locally. Requires enrollment in SOCI 354.

Class Details

Instructor
Instructor Name (static text): 
Nitzky, William D
Location

OFFC TBA

Class Registration Information

Class #
1023
Course
ANTH 338 -
SECT 101
Units
3
Fees
Flat Fee
  • $1,900
Amount per Unit
  • $300 / unit
Class Meeting Dates

06/09/2020 - 07/04/2020

Days

M-F

Times

12:00pm3:00pm

ANTH 338 - SECT 101

Culture and Tourism

Class: 1023 Units: 3 Fees: $2,800.00

M-F 06/09/2020 - 07/04/2020 M-F 12:00pm3:00pm

This course examines the cultural diversity of tourism as a global phenomenon, focusing on non-Western cultures and the impact of culture change in the 21st century. The development of tourism as a global industry is discussed as well as an analysis of types of tourists and motivation for travel to various destinations, such as cultural heritage tourism and ecotourism. Case studies illustrate the positive and negative impacts of tourism.

Class Notes

This course examines the cultural diversity of tourism as a global phenomenon, focusing on non-Western cultures and the impact of culture change in the 21st century. The development of tourism as a global industry is discussed as well as an analysis of types of tourists and motivation for travel to various destinations, such as cultural heritage tourism and ecotourism. Case studies illustrate the positive and negative impacts of tourism.

Instructor
Instructor Name (static text): 
Nitzky, William D
Location
OFFC TBA