GEOG 3010 - Tourism and Environment
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code GEOG 3010 Course Tourism and Environment Coordinating Unit Geography, Environment and Population Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact up to 3 hours per week? Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description Tourism has become one of the largest industries in the world in terms of employment and international trade. On the other hand, public concerns have been growing for the environmental, ecological, and social impacts of tourism, such as the overuse of natural resources, carbon emissions, neoliberalism-driven tourism industry. This course investigates the relationship between tourism and natural environments. The course considers the recreational, educational, and economic aspects of tourism associated with protected areas, agricultural landscapes, green open spaces, and cultural assets. The course first discusses environmental attitudes and preferences in the use of the natural and cultural resources, and then choice of travel modes. The course next introduces a broad range of sustainable tourism models, including agro-tourism, sports (e.g cycling, bush-walking) tourism, and culture tourism. The course also brings attention to pro-poor tourism, which is an important instrument to help the poor in developing countries to combat poverty, as well as community-based ecotourism, which can consolidate indigenous knowledge, engage local communities, and triggers local economic development.
Course Coordinator: Dr Jungho Suh
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Develop a sound understanding of the concept of sustainable tourism in using natural resources. 2 Develop an understanding of social disputation over the use of natural resources for tourism purposes. 3 Demonstrate a sound understanding of the concept of non-market benefits of green open space including agricultural landscapes. 4 Understand the characteristics of nature-based tourism in the industrial and global perspectives. 5 Apply the travel cost method in estimating the value of natural resources. 6 Convey their ideas, using the knowledge gained through class participation and reading in the completion of major term papers.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2, 3, 4, 5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
4, 6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
2, 3, 4, 6 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesThere is no strictly required text for this course.
Recommended ResourcesThe following text is strongly recommended.
Holden, A. 2016. Environment and Tourism, Routledge, New York.
Online LearningThe MyUni website for this course will provide you with access to course materials, announcements and many other features to help manage your study. You are advised to regularly visit the MyUni website for the course to receive course materials, announcements and reminders. Students are also advised to check back their university email account for any course updates or information.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesAlthough the lectures are intended to help you understand the key concepts discussed in the textbook, the lectures aim to add value and not just to regurgitate the text. Some material presented in lectures may come from diverse other sources. Video or audio recording service will be provided for this course. The lecture PowerPoint slides will be posted, in pdf format, to the course MyUni webpage progressively after lectures. That way, you are free from having to reproduce the material in the Powerpoint slides during lectures. However, much detail will be conveyed to the audience verbally. All material covered in lectures are examinable. Therefore, it is imperative that you attend lectures and take notes.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.4 hours reading per week
3 hours reserach per week
3 hours assignment preparation per week
Learning Activities Summary
Schedule Week 1 Introduction Week 2 Environmental attitudes and environmental psychology Week 3 Choice of travel modes Week 4 Protected areas and tourism Week 5 Agriculture and tourism Week 6 Sports tourism Week 7 Culture tourism Week 8 Cities and tourism Week 9 Climate change and tourism Week 10 Tourism in developing countries Week 11 Community-based ecotourism Week 12 Course review and reflections
Specific Course RequirementsStudents are expected to participate in a one-hour tutorial per week throughout the semester except for Week 1 and Week 12 when there is no tutorial scheduled for this course. Students can attend their assigned session only unless otherwise arranged (see the below table). Your tutor will keep monitoring your tutorial attendance. In case anyone could not make it to their sign-up tutorial session but attended one of the other tutorial sessions, it is their responsibility to inform the tutors of that for monitoring purposes.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceYou are expected to play an active role in a tutorial discussion group. This will include working through discussion questions, and making brief presentations and taking part in discussions. The discussions will help you be prepared for the end-of-semester examination as well as the ‘academic essay’ assignment.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Tutorial participation Formative or summative 10% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Reflection journal Formative and summative 20% 1, 2, 3 Research report Summative 30% 3, 4, 5 End-of-semester exam Summative 40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Assessment Related RequirementsTBA
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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