Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management

Course code LEIS2310Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

Presents a comprehensive introduction to outdoor recreation and tourism management. Outdoor recreation and tourism are recognised as important forms of resource use. Attention is given to how resources can be developed and managed to provide a quality environment for sustained and satisfying recreational activities in diverse outdoor recreation settings. The course also examines models of recreation planning in outdoor environments.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesThe objectives of this course are to:

1. clarify the links between leisure, recreation, tourism and resource management;

2. review contemporary outdoor recreation and resource management concepts and issues;

3. critically examine approaches to outdoor recreation management in diverse recreational settings; and

4. consider the future of outdoor recreation and the potential influences of economic, social, political and technological developments.
ContentThis course provides a broad introduction to outdoor recreation and tourism management, and is concerned with the potential of recreation to contribute to pleasurable, satisfying use of leisure.

Particular attention is directed to:

1. the relationships between leisure, outdoor recreation, tourism and resource management;
2. the needs of special groups;
3. outdoor recreation management in urban and rural areas and protected areas (including National Parks and World Heritage Areas);
4. the social, political and technological forces underpinning recent developments in, and possible futures for, outdoor recreation in developed and developing nations.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLEIS1110 or LEIS1120 or LEIS1060 or equivalent.

It is expected that students will have a rudimentary understanding of the relationships between leisure, recreation and tourism, and of the concepts of resources and resource management. It is also expected that students would have a broad understanding of tourism and outdoor recreation in contemporary Australia.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Field Study
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments(30%) Students will be required to write a 1500-2000 word essay, which is to be submitted before end of week 7.
Examination: Formal(50%) Students will be required to undertake an examination during the scheduled examinations period. This will consist of short-answer questions (approximately 1500-2000 words) covering the content of the course.
Presentations - Group(20%)This assessment item requires students, working in pairs, to give a 30 minute oral presentation at a tutorial to be nominated/allocated. The purpose of the oral presentation (written word equivalent 1000 words) is to stimulate discussion and debate about contemporary outdoor recreation and tourism management issues. Students may select one of several subject areas to develop their tutorial facilitation. At least one week before their presentation, students must clarify with their tutor precisely what aspect of those general areas they will address, and indicate how they will facilitate their tutorial.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term