Course code VadZ3045

Credit points 1

Rural Tourism Business

Total Hours in Course40

Independent study hours40

Date of course confirmation19.12.2018

Responsible UnitInstitute of Business and Management Science

Course developer

author Sociālo un humanitāro zinātņu institūts

Dace Kaufmane

Dr. oec.

Prior knowledge

Ekon2068, Advertising Management

Ekon2079, Simple-entry Accounting

Ekon2128, Globalization of Business

Ekon3080, Market Analysis and Forecasting

Ekon3090, Tax Accounting

Ekon3111, Financial Accounting

Ekon3115, Marketing

Ekon3116, Financial Management

Soci2036, Sociology

VadZ1018, Business Information Management

VadZ2028, Economic Management Studies

VadZ3054, Tourism Legal Order

VadZ3055, Tourism and Recreation

VadZ4038, Management

Course abstract

Working on the course paper, students strengthen their knowledge about rural tourism, its nature and development, rural tourism resources, products and innovations and acquire skills to apply it practically, studying the business environment in rural tourism and integrating the knowledge gained of the legal framework for business start-ups.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

KNOWLEDGE
Demonstrate a structured and analytical knowledge of rural tourism business and critically review literature sources in order to examine rural tourism-related situations (course paper, the presentation of the course paper).
SKILLS
Professional skills:
Demonstrate skills to independently summarise and systemise information, select the most appropriate research methods, integrate the knowledge acquired during the course, draw well-founded conclusions and realistic proposals (course paper, the presentation and defence of the course paper).
Reasonably explain rural tourism business-related issues (course paper, the presentation and defence of the course paper).
Soft skills:
Responsibly plan and independently do the research (course paper, the presentation and defence of the course paper).
Independently find necessary information and select proper research methods for the course paper (course paper).
Publicly defend the research results, present the proposals developed and justify the personal opinion as well as answer the questions asked (presentation and defence of the course paper).
COMPETENCE
Independently find solutions to rural tourism business-related problems, substantiating the implementation strategy and necessary activities, comprehend the overall situation in the tourism industry and come up with recommendations for the enhancement of it (course paper, the presentation and defence of the course paper).

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Choice of a topic for the course paper.
2. Scope of topics for the course paper.
3. Writing the main part of the course paper.
4. Chapter 1 of the course paper.
5. Chapters 2 and 3 of the course paper.
6. Conclusions and proposals.
7. Annexes.
8. Presentation for defence and evaluation of the course paper.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Formal test with a mark (on the date specified by the semester schedule)

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

The course paper is produced and the presentation for defenceof the course paper is made in accordance with the Guidelines for Writing, Formatting and Presenting for Defence a Course Paper

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The course paper is assessed whether it meets quality requirements for the course paper’s specific tasks performed. The presentation for defence of the course paper is assessed in terms of skills to reasonably explain and discuss the issues pertaining to rural tourism businesswithin the topic of the course paper.

Compulsory reading

1. Metodiskie norādījumi kursa darbu izstrādāšanai un aizstāvēšanai. Mācību palīglīdzeklis Ekonomikas un sabiedrības attīstības fakultātes profesionālās augstākās izglītības bakalaura studiju programmas „Komercdarbība un uzņēmuma vadība” studentiem. Pieejams: http://www.esaf.llu.lv/lv/studiju-un-reglamentejosie-dokumenti 2. Uzsākt biznesu. «LessonsLearned» grāmatu sērija. Rīga: Lietišķās informācijas dienests, 2009. 104 lpp. 3. LR tiesību aktu mājas lapa. http://www.likumi.lv 4. LR Uzņēmuma reģistra mājas lapa http://www.ur.gov.lv

Further reading

1. Forands I. Biznesa vadības tehnoloģijas. Rīga: Latvijas Izglītības fonds: [2004]. 330 lpp. 2. Latvijas kempingu asociācijas mājas lapa http://www.camping.lv 3. Latvijas Lauku tūrisma asociācijas "Lauku Ceļotājs" mājas lapa http://www.celotajs.lv 4. Latvijas Piļu un muižu asociācijas mājas lapa http://www.pilis.lv 5. Latvijas tūrisma attīstības pamatnostādnes 2014.–2020.gadam [tiešsaiste]. Pieejams: http://polsis.mk.gov.lv/view.do?id=4823

Periodicals and other sources

1.Asociācija "Lauku ceļotājs". „Lauku ceļotāja" e-avīzes izdevums [tiešsaiste]. Pieejams: http://www.celotajs.lv/lv/news/topic/view/e-avize 2. Tūrisms Latvijā. Statistikas biļeteni. [tiešsaiste]. Pieejams: http://www.csb.gov.lv/dati/e-publikacijas/turisms-latvija

Notes

The course paper(Part B3) is designed for the ESAF professional Bachelor programme Entrepreneurship and Business Management, specialisation Rural Tourism Management