Credit Hours: (3 HOURS)
Lecture Hours: (45 HOURS)
Purpose of the course
The Purpose of this unit is to equip learners with relevant skills on how to plan, establish and manage viable projects.
Expected Learning Outcomes of the Course
1. Acquire the necessary project management skills and techniques to plan design and implement a project
2. Develop conception and analytical skills, which would enhance problem solving and decision making in a project environment
3. Appreciate project management concepts environment and demonstrate ability to manage the dynamic project environment
4. Plan, design and implement a project using the project cycle approach
Introduction to Project Management, Project Identification and Selection, Project selection considerations, Elements of Project Planning, the logical framework approach to project planni\ng and design, Project Implementation, Project Appraisal, project valuation, strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)Contemporary issues in project management
Mode of Delivery
Lectures, discovery learning, problem-based learning, experiential learning, group-based learning, independent studies and e-learning.
Instructional Materials and/or Equipment
LCD Projectors, chalkboards/whiteboards, computers, resource persons
Monitoring and evaluation
Student class attendance list
Continuous Assessment Tests
End semester examinations
CORE READING MATERIALS FOR THE COURSE
1. NEMA Environment impact assessment guidelines and administrative procedures (2012
2. Project Management Institute Staff (2013).A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). (5th Ed.). Pennsylvania, USA: Project Management Institute.
3. Nokes, & Kelly s (2009) The definitive guide to project management :the first track of getting the job done on time and on budget(2nd ed) Harlow England: Pearson Education ltd
. RECOMMENDED REFERENCE MATERIALS
1. Harrison F.L & Lock, D (2014). Advanced project Management: a structured approach (4thed.). Surrey, United Kingdom; Gower Publishing
2. Klugman, J (ed.) (2013) A Sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies: Core Techniques and Cross-Cutting Issues. Washington D.C: World Bank Publications.
3. Maylor, H. (2015). Project management. (4thed.). Harlow, England: Financial Times Press/Pearson Education Ltd.
4. Meredith, J. R. and Mantel, S.J. (2014). Project Management: a managerial approach (8th ed.). New Jersey, USA: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
5. Nokes, S., & Kelly S. (2014). The definitive guide to project management: The fast track to getting the job done on time and on budget. (2nd ed.). Harlow, England: Pearson Education Ltd.SPrassana, C. (2013). Projects: Planning, Analysis, Selection, Financing, Implementation and Review, (7thed.). New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw-Hill Education Private Limited.
Credit hours: 3 hours
Definition of the various concepts – Tourism, Tourist, Excursionist; Historical development of tourism; Components of tourism; Forms, categories and types of tourism; Sociocultural, economic and environmental impacts of tourism; Introduction to the concept of tourism destinations; The tourism system; Motivators and determinants of travel; Tourism organizations and associations; Typologies of tourist behaviour; Tourist attractions; Visitor management; Role of stakeholders in tourism operations. Characteristics of tourism services.
By the end of the course, the students should be able to:
1. Define various concepts for instance tourism, tourist, excursion and excursionist.
2. Understand the historical development of tourism.
3. Comprehend the components of tourism and how they affect the whole tourism industry.
4. Understand the concept of the tourism system
5. Establish the various roles of tourism stakeholders.
Course Delivery Strategies
The module will be delivered through lectures, class presentations and tutorials
Instructional Materials/ Equipment
The course will use LCD Projectors, chalk/ white boards and resource persons for instruction.
Term paper, sit-in continuous assessment test, seminar presentations and end of semester examination.
Goeldner, C., & Ritchie, B. (2012). Tourism: Practices, Principles, Philosophies. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Holloway, C. J., Humphreys, C., & Davidson, R. (2009). The Business of Tourism (8th ed.). London: Pearson Education Limited.
Mason, P. (2003). Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Swarbrooke, J. (2002). The Management and Development of Visitor Attractions. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Tribe, J. (2004). The Economics of Recreation, Leisure and Tourism (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Elsevier.
World Tourism Organization. (2007). A Practical Guide to Tourism Destination Management. Madrid, Spain: WTO.