Tourism Encounters


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a course in tourism encounters.

Learning objectives


  • of theories and concepts relating to tourism encounters, taking a vantage point in social and cultural aspects of tourism
  • of contemporary challenges related to tourism encounters, including challenges of social and cultural concerns involved in sustainability
  • of the relationships between actors involved in tourism encounters as social and cultural interaction
  • of the role of digitalization in tourism encounters.


  • in identifying and critically discussing debates within the area of tourism encounters and their social and cultural role in contemporary society
  • in selecting and applying relevant theories, concepts and approaches to tourism encounters in order to address and understand social and cultural aspects of tourism
  • in producing critical and creative analyses of tourism encounters.


  • in analysing tourism encounters
  • in reflecting on tourism encounters
  • in independently continuing own competency development within the area of tourism encounters.


Type of instruction

Type of instruction is described in § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examTourism Encounters
Type of exam
Written exam
An internal individual written examination in: Tourism Encounters (Møder i turisme).

The examination is a 4-day take-home assignment given by the examiner on the basis of the curriculum of the module. The assignment paper must be prepared individually and must not exceed 8 pages.

The assignment paper will be evaluated by an internal examiner.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleMøder i turisme
Module codeKATOU2212
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board for Cross-Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities