Short Title:Sustainability and CSR for the Hospitality and Tourism Sector
Full Title:Sustainability and CSR for the Hospitality and Tourism Sector
Module Code:CORP H4002
Credits: 6
Field of Study:Travel, tourism and leisure
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Christine Nangle
Module Author:Grainne Murphy
Module Description:The aim of this module is to enable the student to gain an appreciation of the pertinent issues in relation to Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. To develop the student’s critical thinking ability, critical self reflection and synthesizing skills in order to effectively formulate and implement corporate social responsibility strategies and policies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evidence an understanding of the concepts of sustainability and corporate social responsibility and the duty of care a company has to stakeholders and the environment
LO2 Evaluate the categories of socially responsible business behaviour
LO3 Examine the link between strategy, social responsibility and sustainability
LO4 Analyse issues regarding the legal, moral and ethical issues in business and to create sensitivity to the consequences of business decisions
LO5 Examine the principles of sustainability within the context of the tourism industry and develop critical awareness of the issues and challenges facing the tourism industry.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project The continuous assessment will take the form of a group/individual project - an outline of which will be given the first week of term. A number of options will be considered, for example, a critical analysis of the corporate social responsible and sustainable business practices of an international hospitality or tourism company/organisation. There will be a number of workshop type sessions held prior to the submission date to assist and guide the students in the completion of their project. 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 Sem 1 End
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 3.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Ferrell O.C. et al 2011, Social Responsibility and Business, 4 Ed., South Western Cengage Learning Australia
  • Killian, S 2012, Corporate Social Responsibility, A guide with Irish experiences., 1 Ed., Chartered Accountants Ireland Dublin [ISBN: ISBN: 9781907]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HHOTM_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Hospitality & Tourism Management 7 Mandatory