EcoTourism and Resource Management

Course code TOUR2000
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

Ecotourism, an important form of resource use, will be comprehensively introduced with recent developments and possible futures examined. How resources are developed and managed to provide a quality environment for sustained and satisfying experiences of ecotourism in diverse natural settings is the primary focus of the course. The course will also examine international trends and issues related to ecotourism and other forms of nature-based tourism, models of tourism and recreation planning, and ecotourism accreditation systems.

Availability

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain key principles that underpin the concept and practice of ecotourism

2. Demonstrate an integrative understanding of ecotourism and associated resource management issues in various settings;

3. Critically examine contemporary ecotourism and resource management issues;

4. Apply current planning and management approaches to ecotourism management

5. Evaluate ecotourism sites and practices sensitive to the diversity of societal needs and opinions

6. Work independently and collaboratively to develop scholarly skills including effective research and the critical evaluation and presentation of information related to tourism in written and oral form

Content

The topics in this course include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Relationships between leisure, outdoor recreation, tourism/ecotourism, and resource management;
  2. Ecotourism related motivation, constraint, and behaviour;
  3. Ecotourism services and management in urban, rural, and protected areas;
  4. Current development in resource planning and management applying to ecotourism;
  5. Case studies that demonstrate the social, political and technological forces underpinning recent developments in, and possible futures for ecotourism in developed and developing nations;
  6. Trends and issues in the expansion of ecotourism services internationally.

Assumed Knowledge

TOUR1000, or LEIS1060 or equivalent.

Assessment Items

Report: Report

Participation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution

Presentation: Group presentation

Formal Examination: Final examination

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks