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TRS400ZA(観光学 / Tourism Studies 400)
Seminar: Tourism Management II


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Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Year 2022
Class code A6427,A6428
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Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 月4/Mon.4,月5/Mon.5
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Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
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Grade 3~4
Credit(s) 4
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Global Open Program
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Chiyoda Campus Consortium
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Outline and objectives

This seminar continues from the Tourism Management I seminar, though with a greater focus on students' independent research projects. In addition to a field trip, students are expected to conduct investigative research that will form the basis of an extended research paper to be the completed during the second year of the seminar.
Building on knowledge acquired in the Spring semester on the management and marketing of tourism, the class content will continue to blend analysis of seminal research with illustrative and up-to-date case studies from a range of domestic and international destinations on tourism management. These will vary from year to year based on students' research interests.


The goal of this seminar is to provide students with academic and practical knowledge relating to management and marketing that can facilitate their progression into the world of work.
Upon completion of this course, students will have acquired enhanced research and analytical skills. They will develop their ability to design, organise and manage an original tourism-related research project. Additionally, through in-class discussions and presentations, students will gain valuable experience in persuasively expressing and defending their opinions on a range of issues relating to business management and marketing.

Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?

Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

Default language used in class

英語 / English

Method(s)(学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )

Following on from the Spring semester, the seminar will continue to feature in-depth analysis of various issues related to sustainable tourism management in the form of discussion, presentation and writing. In the Fall semester, students will begin to refine their topic and develop a firm research proposal.
In the second year of the seminar, students will research and write their extended research paper.
In order to get the most from each seminar, students must commit to undertake the reading assignments. Students will play an increasing role in leading discussions.
Assignments will be submitted via Hoppii; insightful answers will be shared in class to facilitate discussion.

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

あり / Yes


授業形態/methods of teaching:対面/face to face



Overview of the Fall semester; reflection on what students have learned in the Spring semester

2[対面/face to face]:Research Topic Presentation

Based on the research conducted in the Spring semester and over the summer break, students will present their research proposals (3rd year students) or research plans (4th year students) for this semester

3[対面/face to face]:Seminar Reading and Research Themes

Discussion on the focus of this semester's reading

4[対面/face to face]:Seminar Reading 1

Considering first case study: tourism management

5[対面/face to face]:Field Study Preparation

Preparation for the field study based on students' interests

6[対面/face to face]:Field Study (off-campus)

Conducting the field study at a tourism-related site

7[対面/face to face]:Field Study Feedback

Considering the field study findings

8[対面/face to face]:Research Workshop and Consultation

Individual consultations on students' research projects

9[対面/face to face]:Seminar Reading 2

Considering second case study: tourism management

10[対面/face to face]:Seminar Reading 3

Considering third case study: tourism management

11[対面/face to face]:Seminar Reading 4

Considering fourth case study: tourism management

12[対面/face to face]:Seminar Reading 5

Considering fifth case study: tourism management

13[対面/face to face]:Presentations on Students' Research Projects 1

Presentations and discussions on students' individual research projects

14[対面/face to face]:Presentations on Students' Research Projects 2 & Final Discussion

Presentations and discussions on students' individual research projects and expectations for the junior students' second year

Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)

Students must complete the assigned reading as preparation for classes. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 4 hours each.


Richards, G. (2018) Small Cities with Big Dreams. London: Routledge.
Students may purchase the paperback version or the e-book from the publisher's website. Alternatively, the e-book version may be rented for a fixed time more cheaply. More details will be provided in class.
Also weekly handouts and reading materials will be distributed in class and/or available on the course website.


Brotherton, B. (2015 2nd Edition) Researching Hospitality and Tourism. London: SAGE

McCabe, S. (2014) The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Marketing. London: Routledge

Pike, S. (2018) Tourism Marketing for Small Businesses. London: Goodfellow Publishers

Grading criteria

Third year students: Class Participation (30%), Assignments and Presentation (30%) and Research Proposal (40%).
Fourth year students: Class Participation (20%), Assignments and Presentation (30%) and Final Paper (50%).

Students are expected to complete all the assigned reading and homework to get the most benefit from the seminar.

Changes following student comments

Case studies will vary year to year depending on students’ interests. While our 2021 summer trip was cancelled, hopefully the situation in 2022 will improve and we will be able to go on a trip and undertake field work.
Students must submit weekly reports on the reading and self-assessing their seminar performance.

Equipment student needs to prepare

Students should bring a laptop or tablet PC to class.


I can draw from my experience in organizing events and as marketing director of a tourism business in the UK to help pro- vide students with examples and to illustrate issues.


Seminar students should have passed Seminar: Tourism Management I.