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Online Course

Culture and Tourism

Nankai University via FutureLearn

Overview

Explore the impact of tourism on the conservation of our world heritage sites

On this course, you’ll discover the legal frameworks, processes, and practices used to identify and manage world heritage sites.

You’ll build interdisciplinary knowledge on concepts that affect cultural heritage and tourism such as power, globalisation, authenticity, commodification, and representation.

As you work through case studies from Asia and around the world, you’ll critically examine contemporary issues in cultural and heritage site tourism management.

You’ll also be introduced to current debates within heritage and tourism studies that explore how and why tourists engage with heritage.

This course is designed for anyone interested in cross-cultural tourism research and the protection of world cultural heritage.

You may be interested in the UNESCO world heritage program, improving tourists’ experience of world heritage sites, and promoting the conservation of world heritage.

Taught by

Flo M

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