Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
The 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.
This 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.
LEIS1110 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 Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term