REI-3012 Nature and tourism in an era of climate change - 10 ECTS
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum of 80 ECTS within tourism, out-door recreation, event studies, marketing and communication, social sciences, humanities or education.
International applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equicalent issued in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand: An average grade C is a minimum requirement.
International applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in countries other than the above mentioned region/countries: An average grade B is a minimum requirement in addition to fulfilling formal admission requirements for Master's level entry.
Non-EU applicants need to have a Higher Education Entrance Qualification from their home countries and certified fulfilment of English language requirements.
Application code: 9731 (nordic applicants)
The students have the following learning outcomes:
Knowledge: The student
- has in-depth knowledge of important themes and theoretical debates concerning sustainable, responsible and eco-tourism
- has thorough understanding of entrepreneurship and management in nature tourism
- has specialized insights into the realtion between outdoor practices, identities and nature tourism.
Skills: The student
- can consider consider sustainability in the experience economy
- can analyse case examples based on theoretical perspectives discussed in the course
- can assess how climate change affects Arctic destinations
- can discuss innovative sustainable solutions for tourist companies and sites
- can complete a limited, individual research project in nature tourism under supervision and according to ethical standards
Competence: The student
- can convey understanding of sustainable, responsible and eco-tourism
- can contribute to innovations in sustainable tourism and the challenge of climate change
- hold the ability to critically reflect on the realtions between outdoor practices, identities and nature tourism
The lectures will be given in an intensive mode (classes given in blocks) in autumn semester only. The students are expected to work 280 hours.
The teaching will consist of eight lectures (3x45 min) which also include student involvement thorugh class room discussions, group and individual tasks. The students, alone or in smaller groups, will give on oral presentation and one feedback on student presentation. The course include one excursion to a tourist company or site engaged in nature tourism.
Coursework: the following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam: - one written assignment - 70% attendance in the lectures
Assessment and exam: the exam will consist of home exam paper. Length requirement: between 2800 and 3100 words, exclusive of list of references Style: Times New Roman font size 12, 1.5 line spacing, 3,5 centimetres margins, and page numbers
The exam will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed.
A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.
Date for examinationWritten home exam hand out date 15.10.2019 hand in date 12.12.2019
The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.