SLE215 - Ecotourism and Environmental Interpretation


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: SQE212
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: SQE223, SQE309
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1 hour online lecture 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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