Urban Tourism


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a course in urban tourism.

Learning objectives


  • of theoretical perspectives and concepts relevant to urban tourism, such as urban everyday practices, organization of urban spaces and mobility
  • of key issues and current debates in urban tourism
  • of sustainable development of urban tourism
  • of stakeholders and communities involved in and affected by urban tourism.



  • in selecting, assessing and applying relevant theoretical approaches or frameworks to the study of urban tourism
  • in identifying topical challenges related to urban tourism and contextualizing them within relevant cultural, social and political contexts
  • in defining, analyzing and critically reflecting on issues and practices related to sustainability in urban tourism
  • in discussing how digitalization shapes urban tourism.


  • in designing comprehensive analyses of urban tourism
  • in critically applying knowledge and skills from the course to practical challenges related to urban tourism
  • in discussing and reflecting on key debates within urban tourism, including sustainability issues
  • in evaluating alternative ways of organizing and developing urban tourism in sustainable directions.



Type of instruction

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



Name of examUrban Tourism
Type of exam
Written exam
An internal written examination in: Urban Tourism (Urban 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 titleUrban turisme
Module codeKATOU2214
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen, Campus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities