Tourism online lecture series

Online lecture series: Tourism

During this online lecture series, you can already get a taste of the Bachelor programme Tourism. We look at this important sector from different scientific perspectives, like sociology, economy and environment.

The lecture series will start on 29 January 2018. Join now!

6 weeks, 1 hour per week

Each week you will get several mini (video) lectures and assignments which you can do at home. Students from Wageningen University & Research will help you with the assignments on our online discussion forum.

You also have the opportunity to discuss with fellow candidates to form your own opinion on Tourism. To successfully complete the online lectures series, you will need about one hour per week.  

What is the lecture series about?

The following topics will be covered in the series:

  • Week 1. Introduction
  • Week 2. Tourism and development
  • Week 3. Tourism and climate
  • Week 4. Tourism and technology
  • Week 5. Tourism and security
  • Week 6. Tourism and emotions

You will learn about a variety of subjects and form an (academic) opinion about: sustainable tourism, McDonaldization, volunteer tourism or even refugee tourism, economical leakages, the effects of tourism on wildlife, the future of tourism, terrorism and hazards, the effect of companies like AirBnB and Uber, the experience of a holiday.

For each topic, there are videos in which graduates will tell how they apply their acquired knowledge in their work.

The final day

At the end of the course, there is a final day in Wageningen. Here you will get the opportunity to meet the lecturers and experience the life of a Tourism student.