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 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 codeKATOU2313
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Arts (MA) in Tourism
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities