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SLE215 - Nature Interpretation and Tourism

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Cloud (online)*

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SQE212

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Geoffrey Wescott

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.  *Students are also required to attend 3 x 3 hour class per trimester at the Burwood (Melbourne) campus.

Content

Ecotourism is a rapidly expanding field of tourism globally, and given society’s growing interest in the environment, coupled with increased access into remote areas, this field of tourism is anticipated to grow. In this unit we critically examine the key components of ecotourism, with a view to exploring what ecotourism delivers in relation to what many expect from it. Interpretation, one key element of ecotourism is investigated in detail, using case studies involving cultural and natural heritage to understand the effectiveness of different interpretative techniques, namely face to face and written forms of interpretation. Wildlife tourism is also examined in detail during this unit. Wildlife tourism, perceived by many as a form of ecotourism, is another rapidly expanding field within the tourism sector. During this unit students will analyse wildlife-human interactions and the associated impacts in relation to changes in wildlife behaviour and responses. The management of negative interactions will be explored and any negatives will be examined in relation to social and economic benefits/costs to host communities.

Assessment

Book review 30%, Ecotour design and communication 30%, group management plan proposal 40%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1114$1114$4359$5078

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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