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Higher Diploma in Cultural Tourism Archives

Cultural Tourism

The Higher Diploma in Cultural Tourism Program is a one-year part time coursework degree designed and offered jointly by the Institute for European Studies of Macau (IEEM) and the Institute for Tourism Studies of Macau (IFT) with the aim of producing diploma graduates who are culturally aware and equipped with skills to work in areas such as festivals and events, travel and tour agencies, guiding, museums, cultural heritage, art galleries, entertainment agents, hotels and information centres for visitors in addition to other Cultural Tourism initiatives.

CT 2004-2005

Subject Lecturers Credits Hours
Module 1:Tourism Planning and Management
Cultural & Heritage Tourism William Gartner 2 15
Cultural and Heritage Tourism Alberto Ung 2 15
Cultural Resource Management Hilary du Cros 3 10
Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development William Wong 4 15
Marketing of Cultural Tourism Leonardo A.N. Dioko 4 15
Leisure Management Louis Vong 3 10
TOTAL 18 80
 
Module 2: Culture and Art StudiesLecturers
City and its Heritage Carlos Marreiros 4 30
History of Macau Jorge Cavalheiro 3 15
Literature in Macau Stella Lee 2 10
Templesand Relics Ho Puay Peng
Joseph Bosco
3 15
Culture Traditions and Local Festivities Ana Brito 1.5 10
TOTAL 13.5 80
 
Module 3: Manifestations of Culture and Art
Chinese Culture Daniel Kwok 4 30
Southeast Asian Culture Marion D'Cruz 1 15
South Asian Culture Teotonio R. Souza 1 15
Japanese Culture William Steele 1 15
Western Culture Ivo Carneiro de Sousa 2 20
Chinese and Japanese Art Willa Tanabe 1.5 25
Western Art Hanspeter Ammann 1.5 25
TOTAL 12 145
 
Module 4: Seminars on Special Topics
Macanese Cuisine Annabel Jackson PASS 10
Public Policy in Tourism & Culture José Luís Sales Marques PASS 10
TOTAL   20
 
Module 5: Final Project
 
Supervised Final Project 30
 
Total Program Credits 73.5
Total Program Hours 325

Requirements for Graduation 

To be conferred the Higher Diploma in Cultural Tourism, a student must successfully complete a total of 75 credits and meet minimum required attendance requirements as specified by the Academic Policies and Guidelines. In addition, students must meet course-specific requirements as prescribed by each course instructor and described in the respective course description.

The courses in the curriculum are distributed over 4 modules each with a specific theme. The fourth module consists of seminars on special topics related to cultural tourism. They carry no credit but students are required to achieve a PASS grade through fulfilment of coursework requirements and compulsory attendance. A fifth module consists of a supervised final project.

Forms of Final Assessment and Program Demands on Students

Because of its multi-disciplinary nature, the program allows for different forms of assessment of student performance and academic achievement. The lecturer of each course has final discretion on the format of evaluation and assessment that he/she deems fit. Students are therefore advised to check on the descriptions of the various courses and familiarize him/herself with the nature of the requirements of the course for which he/she must prepare beforehand. In general, however, the following formats of final assessment have been used:

  • For courses with 10 to 15 hours of contact time: A written take-home exam or term paper (assignment) of limited length.
  • For courses with 20 to 30 hours of contact time: A written or oral examination to be administered immediately at the end of the course (plus other course requirements).
  • Groups of courses with 10 to 15 hours of contact time may prescribe a comprehensive written examination at the end of the module to which the courses belong. At other times (for example, for art related courses), a comprehensive term paper relevant to the group of courses may be required of students as final evaluation.
  • Students must also be prepared to fulfil other assignments, exercises, presentations or assignments which may be assigned by individual course instructors.

Final Project

A supervised group project is required of students before completing the program. Successfully completing the project is important because it demonstrates students' academic achievement and their ability to apply their knowledge in tackling problems and issues related to cultural tourism.

A supervisor, to be designated by IEEM, will be assigned to project groups. At the end of completing Module 4, project groups will be formed and will be asked to submit a project proposal. Requirements for successfully completing the final project includes the submission of a final written report.

Other Guidelines for the Final Project

A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 students are allowed per group. The proposed topic of the project should be relevant to the course contents of the other modules. Although quality rather than quantity is the prime consideration, the expected minimum length for the written report is 5,000 words. Submission of the written report is due 3 months from the date at which the project proposal is approved and a supervisor designated to oversee the group project. (IEEM will provide additional guidelines on the completion of the final project at a later date.)

Academic Policies and Guidelines

Attendance and absences

A student whose absences exceed 1/4 of the total number of classes will not receive the Higher Diploma. Students should be punctual for all classes and late arrival may be registered as absent. A student who is unable to attend an evaluation due to illness or some other external factor may be permitted to take a supplementary evaluation under special conditions approved by the Lecturer and the President of IEEM. In this case, the student concerned must write an application letter. The format of the supplementary evaluation (such as a written examination, oral examination or others) is to be decided upon by the Lecturer in consultation with the President of IEEM. A student may not take more than 3 supplementary evaluations during the entire program.

Grades and Academic Standing

Students must fulfil all course requirements in order to get the final grade and to be conferred the Higher Diploma. In addition, a student must be in regular attendance and satisfactorily complete all examinations and other assignments prescribed by the course lecturer. Cumulative Grade Point Averages (or G.P.A.) of students will be provided and is calculated as follows:

  1. Weighted Points = Grade Points for each Course x number of Credits for each Course
  2. Cumulative G.PA. = Total Weighted Points / Total number of credits

All subjects are graded in 3 phases (December, March and June) in accordance with the approved grading system; their purpose is to inform each student of progress. A student whose course grade is "F" (Failed) is required to repeat the course

Grading System

Letter Grades Percentage % Scale Grade Points
A 93 - 100 19 - 20 4.0
A- 88 - 92 18 3.7
B+ 83 - 87 17 3.3
B 78 - 82 16 3.0
B- 73 - 77 15 2.7
C+ 68 - 72 14 2.3
C 63 - 67 13 2.0
C- 58 - 62 12 1.7
D+ 53 - 57 11 1.3
D 50 - 52 10 1.0
F Below 50 Below 10 0
 
Assessment and Evaluation

A grade of W is given for students who withdraw from the program (beyond the first 3 weeks of classes).

Lecturers are responsible for evaluating the students on their courses and to select any kind of assessment method (such as written examinations, assignments, class presentations, class participation or others). All assignments and submissions to lecturers must be made via IEEM, which acts as a clearinghouse for the lecturers and coordinator. Assignments submitted after the established deadline might be subject to grade deductions or denied acceptance by the instructor.

Re-sit Evaluation

A re-sit evaluation may be given to a student according to the following guidelines:

  • A student whose course semester average is below 40% is required to repeat the course and may not register for a re-sit evaluation except in cases of force majeure approved by the Scientific Council.
  • The grade of a student who takes a re-sit evaluation can be raised no higher than "10" (pass) regardless of the score achieved in the re-sit evaluation.
  • A student may not take more than 3 re-sit evaluations for the course.
  • A student is allowed to take re-sit evaluation for a failed course only once. If the student fails the re-sit evaluation, she/he is required to repeat the course.

If the instructor is certain that plagiarism has occurred, the following penalties apply:

  1. At the discretion of the instructor, he/she, may give a failure mark (F) to the project/assignment OR give a failure mark to the course (especially if the project/assignment forms a substantial proportion of the final assessment).
  2. At the suggestion of the instructor, he/she, may forward the matter to the scientific council for consideration of the student's EXPULSION to the program. This second alternative is much rare but could be taken in the case where substantial plagiarism has occurred.

Transcripts of Records

The Academic Council or Council of Advisers convened by the IEEM formally declare grades to be official and authorizes the release of transcripts of records. The Council will normally convene at the end of the Program to review and officially declare students' grades. Thus, the Council approves the conferment of the Higher Diploma degree to the candidate. The Higher Diploma will be issued and certified by the Institute of European Studies and the Institute for Tourism Studies.

Professors

Daniel Kwok
Marion D'Cruz
Anuradha Kapur
William Steele
Ivo Carneiro
Willa Tanabe
Hanspeter Ammann
William Gartner
Alberto Ung
Walter Jamieson
William Wong
Leonardo A.N. Dioko
Louis Vong
Carlos Marreiros
Joy, Tin Tin Choi
Jorge Cavalheiro
Stella Lee
Ho Puay Peng
Joseph Bosco
Mio Pang Fei
José Luís Sales Marques
Ana Brito
Annabel Jackson
Hilary du Cros 

CT 2003-2004

The course in the curriculum were distributed over 4 modules each with a specific theme. The fourth module consisted of seminars on special topics related to cultural tourism. A fifth module consisted of a final project.

Subject

Subject Lecturers Hours
Module 1: Culture and Art
Chinese Culture DanielKwok
Universityof Hawaii, U.S.A.
30
Southeast Asian Culture Marion D'Cruz,
Five Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
15
South Asian Culture Anuradha Kapur,
School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, India
15
Japanese Culture M. William Steele,
International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
15
Western Culture Ivo Carneiro 20
Chinese and Japanese Art WillaTanabe
Universityof Hawaii, U.S.A.
25
Western Art Hanspeter Ammann
Independent Videoartist, Zurich/London
25
TOTAL 145
 
Module 2: Tourism Lecturers
Cultural & Heritage Tourism William Gartner University of Minnesota, U.S.A. 15
Cultural and Heritage Tourism Alberto Ung
Institute For Tourism Studies, Macau
15
Cultural Resource Management Walter Jamieson
Faculty of Environment Design, University of Calgary, Canada
10
Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development William Wong
Institute For Tourism Studies, Macau
15
Marketing of Cultural Tourism Leonardo A.N. Dioko
Institute For Tourism Studies, Macau
15
Leisure Management Louis Vong
Institute For Tourism Studies, Macau
10
TOTAL 80
 
Module 3: City and Art Forms
City and its Heritage Carlos Marreiros
Joy, Tin Tin Choi
30
History of Macau Jorge Cavalheiro 15
Literature in Macau Stella Lee
Cultural Institute of the MacaoS.A.R.
10
Templesand Relics Ho Puay Peng, Chinese Universityof Hong Kong
Joseph Bosco
15
Visual Arts Mio Pang Fei 10
Public Policy & Law
in Tourism and Culture
José Luís Sales Marques 10
Culture Traditions and Local Festivities Ana Brito 10
TOTAL 100
 
Module 4: Seminars on Special Topics
Macanese Cuisine Annabel Jackson 10
TOTAL 10
 
Module 5: Final Project
Supervised Final Project 30
   
Total Program Credits 76.5
Total Program Hours 335
 

CT 2002-2003

Subject Lecturers Hours
Module 1:Culture and Art
Chinese Culture DanielKwok
Universityof Hawaii, U.S.A.
30
Southeast Asian Culture Marion D'Cruz,
Five Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
15
South Asian Culture Anuradha Kapur,
School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, India
15
Japanese Culture M. William Steele,
International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
15
Western Culture Ivo Carneiro 20
Thai Culture Chakrarot Chitrabongs,
Ministry of Education,
Bangkok, Thailand
10
Chinese and Japanese Art Willa Tanabe 25
Western Art Hanspeter Ammann,
Independent Videoartist, Zurich/London
25
 
Subject Lecturers Hours
Module 3: City and Art Forms
The City & Heritage Carlos Marreiros
Francisco Pinheiro
30
History of Macau Jorge Cavalheiro 15
Literature in Macau Stella Lee 10
Templesand Relics Ho Puay Peng
Joseph Bosco
15
Visual Arts Mio Pang Fei 10
Public Policy & Law in Tourism
And Culture
José Luís Sales Marques 10
Culture Traditions and Local Festivities Ana Brito 10
 
Subject Lecturers Hours
Module 4: Seminars on Special Topics
Macanese Cuisine Annabel Jackson 10
 
Module 5: Final Project
Supervised Final Project
 
Total Program Hours 335
 
CT 2001-2002

Subject Lecturers Hours
Module 1: Culture and Art
Chinese Culture DanielKwok
Universityof Hawaii, U.S.A.
30
Western Culture Afonso Costa 30
Thai Culture Chakrarot Chitrabongs,
Ministry of Education,
Bangkok, Thailand
10
Japanese Culture M. William Steele,
International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
15
Southeast Asian Culture Marion D'Cruz,
Five Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10
Chinese Art Shih Ching Fei,
City University of Hong Kong, China
25
Western Art Hanspeter Ammann,
Independent Videoartist, Zurich/London
20
South Asian Culture Nalini Thakur,
School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, India
15
 
Subject Lecturers Hours
Module 2: Tourism in cooperation with IFT
Tourism Concept, Evolution and New Trends William Wong, Alberto Ung, IFT, Macau 9
Leisure, Eco and Cultural Tourism William Wong, Louis Vong, Alberto Ung
IFT, Macau
11
Marketing Cultural Tourism Don Dioko,
IFT
, Macau
9
Tourism in Macau: Past, Present and Future William Wong,
IFT
, Macau
3
Globalisation, Information Society and Tourism M. Céu Esteves,
IEEM, Macau
8
 
Subject Lecturers Hours
Module 3: Specialised Seminars on Macau
Museum Guiding Samuel Guimarães,
Fundação de Serralves, Porto
14
Christian Art in Macau, 16th-19th Centuries César Guillén-Nuñez 13
MacauContemporary Visual Arts César Guillén-Nuñez 9
Gardens and Parks António Saraiva,
Instituto para os Assuntos Cívicos e Municipais
3
The City & Heritage Carlos Marreiros 21
Literature in Macau Paula Laborinho,
Instituto Português do Oriente

Stella Lei,
Cultural Institute of Macau
8



8
Templesand Relics David Lung,
University of Hong Kong

Ho Puay-peng,
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dan Waters,
Royal Asiatic Society - Hong Kong Branch
Joseph Ting,
Hong Kong Museum of History
9
 
 
MODULE 4: research project - topics of specialised seminars
Research Project Evaluation
Research Project development: June 6 until September 6, 2002
Dead-line for submission of the final project: September 6, 2002
 
 
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