SLE215 - Ecotourism and Environmental Interpretation
2021 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Cloud (online)|
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Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
1 x 1 hour online class per week.
Ecotourism and sustainable tourism are rapidly expanding fields of tourism globally, and given society’s growing interest in the environment, are anticipated to grow. In this unit we critically examine the key components and principles of ecotourism and sustainable tourism; and the associated positive and negative social, environmental and economic impacts. Interpretation, one key element of ecotourism and sustainable tourism is investigated, using case studies involving cultural and natural heritage to understand the effectiveness of different interpretative techniques. The management of negative interactions will be explored and examined in relation to social and economic benefits/costs to host communities and the environment.
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