SUSTAINABLE NATURE TOURISM
Credit points: 15
Students are introduced to the role of nature tourism within the tourism industry and the sustainability issues facing this sector; particularly the social and environmental impacts of nature tourism. Using case studies from Australia and developing countries students analyse the ways in which sustainable tourism can be achieved, noteably through the development of the special interest sector of ecotourism, but also more widely through mass tourism to natural areas. On a field trip, students critically examine the role tourism can play in environmental protection. Students develop practical skills in planning and developing sustainable nature tourism programs. These focus on providing quality interpretation together with aspects of safety management.
FacultyFaculty of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorLesley Hodgson
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Must have passed 150cp
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Ecotourism: Impacts, Potentials and possibilities||Recommended||Wearing, S. and Niel, J.||BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMAN, 1999|
|Readings||Sustainable Tourism: A global perspective||Recommended||Harris, R. Griffin, T. and Williams, P.||BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMAN, 2003|
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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLesley Hodgson
One 4.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 1,500-word assignment||Third-year students will be expected to display a higher level of discipline specific skills in their written work than second-year students.||30|
|one 2,000-word assignment||In order to pass this subject, students must attend the 4-day field trip, as well as gain an overall mark of at least 50%||50|
|one 20-minute tutorial presentation||20|