Responsible Space Tourism TOU3PO302-3008 16.01.2023-19.05.2023 5 (PO5, ...)+-
This course introduces an emerging phenomenon in the tourism industry-future space tourism. The course is divided in two parts, with the first going through the status of the current industry such as technical and ethical aspects and the second part provides insights for understanding weak signals and future scenario planning in form of sustainability. At the end of the course, students will have gained an understanding of a new framework research tool used for designing a sustainable future in the tourism industry. Much of the course is taught virtually, but there will be some contact classes at Porvoo campus.
Starting level and linkage with other courses
Internationality: Possibility to operate with international teams and international lectures. Possible guest lecturers from international organizations and partner universities.
Note: Course is 90% virtual, as there may be some guest lectures.
Unit 1: An introduction to space tourism (history and current)
Unit 2: Social sustainability (Changes in the society and the ethical concerns)
Unit 3: Economic sustainability (Case study: UK spaceports)
Unit 4: Environmental sustainability
Unit 5: Legislation
Unit 6: Future forecasting (Sustainable Future Planning Framework)
1) 30% of course weight assessment: Electronic test - Unit 1 & Unit 3
2) 50% of course weight assessment: Two Written assignments from one of the four topics-Unit 2, 3) 3, 4, and 6
20% Webinar: Participation in one webinar (3 webinar sessions will be provided during the course to join)
Assessment criteria - grade 1
The student has some understanding of different space tourism aspects used in the module. He/She is able to communicate at a minimal level with space tourism terminology and theory. The student is able to operate only when aided by other students and supervisors.
Assessment criteria - grade 3
The student is able to understand most aspects space tourism aspects used in the module. He/She is able to communicate at an intermediate level space tourism terminology and theory. He/She is able to discuss and write assessment tasks with reference to some space tourism academic materials mostly independently.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
The student is able to understand many concepts of space tourism used in the module. He/She is able to communicate fully independently with space tourism terminology and theory. He/She is able to discuss and write assessment tasks with reference space tourism academic materials independently. He/She applies a problem-solving approach to sustainable future tourism issues.
16.01.2023 - 19.05.2023
02.01.2023 - 13.01.2023
15 - 40
TEMPO Degree Programme in Tourism and Event Management