English translation of course syllabus

Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Events, Evolution and Impacts in Changing Societies, 7.5 credits

(Event, utveckling och påverkan i föränderliga samhällen, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Course code 1053TR
Subject area Tourism and Recreation Studies
Main field of study Tourism Studies
Progressive specialisation G1F (First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Academic school School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Disciplary domain Social sciences 100%
Grading scale AF
Education cycle First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level B
Language of instruction English
Valid from Spring semester 2021


This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for the Faculty Board for Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies at Södertörn University on 2020-10-06 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Entry requirements

English B or the equivalent and 30 credits in Social Sciences or Humanities.

Learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student can:

  • describe and define different types of event related to their origin, purpose and evolution over time
  • describe and explain the economic, ecological and social impact of the events
  • identify the events’ key stakeholders, their roles and different visitor segments
  • describe and explain the significance of events to places, societies, regions and communities in the era of globalisation
  • independently analyse and critically reflect on a scholarly issue in tourism that is linked to the event phenomenon

Course content, modules and examinations

The course focuses on the origin of events, their development over time and their economic, ecological and social impact. This includes studies of the events’ aims, key actors, customer segmentation, place marketing and the connection to the creation of individual and collective identity, as well as relevance to the hospitality industry. Furthermore, events are studied from a broader perspective in relation to the different spatialities of global society, which includes everything from local to international events. The course includes the independent analysis of an event phenomenon, performed using a scholarly perspective.

1001, Events, Evolution and impacts in changing societies, assign, 4.5 credits
(Event, utveckling och påverkan i föränderliga samhällen, uppg, 4.5 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: AF

1002, Events, Evolution and impacts in changing societies, sem, 3 credits
(Event, utveckling och påverkan i föränderliga samhällen, sem, 3 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: Two-grade scale

Course design

Lectures, seminars, project meetings.

Examination format


  • written report on project


  • participation in seminars
  • oral presentation and response to review of project
  • review of another project

At most one (1) missed seminar may, in consultation with the course coordinator, be compensated for through an individual written assignment.

The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.