Using Kincaid's A Small Place (on reserve ) as a starting point, your first assignment (1000 words, due February 16) will be to analyze tourism information for a particular country, city, region, or event.
For example, you could examine how a resort such as Club Med sells the Caribbean to suburban North America as "safe." You could also examine a safari tour in Kenya, for example. How is a postcolonial country portrayed in a movie such as Canada in Canadian Bacon? You could also examine a mission trip that you or your church participated in.
This assignment will be less formal than the research essay, and you may include brochures, websites, etc.