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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, the nexus between tourism and the environment, both physical and socio-cultural, is examined from economic, ecological, historical, philosophical and socio-cultural perspectives. The relationship between environmentally responsible tourism and sustainable development, in theory and practice, is critically examined. Both Australian and international case studies are used.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Strickland

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesEssay, case study and presentation.

Capstone subjectNo

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Incompatible subjectsTHS3TEN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse the trends affecting the natural environment with particular respect to human and tourism philosophies through a written essay
02. Apply tourism and visitor management techniques and guidelines across a spectrum of nature-based tourism assets to control and minimise tourism impact and enhance visitor experience
03. Describe, in writing, some of the major theoretical concepts that are used to analyse the relationship between tourism and the natural environment
04. Discuss and orally present the ethical and other key issues that apply to the interaction of tourism and the natural environment in both developed and developing countries
05. Recognise and classify a range of environmental tourism concepts demonstrate the process of discerning new patterns

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