autumn 2020
REI-1006 Arctic Tourism Management II - 10 ECTS

Last changed 31.12.2020

Type of course

The course is a part of Bachelor's degrees in Arctic Adventure Tourism and is not open for other students.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse. Admission procedures for foreign applicants, please read: https://en.uit.no/education/art?p_document_id=351800

Admission code: 9199


Obligatory prerequisites

REI-1002 Experience, Marketing and Sales, REI-1003 Arctic Tourism Management I

Course content

The course focuses on a reflective practice of tour planning from a tour operator's / guide's perspective; experience production, risk management, group dynamics and environmental sustainability.

Objectives of the course

Knowledge

The candidate has:

  • Knowledge of adventure tourism in the local Arctic context and nature guides¿ role and practices within this field.
  • Knowledge of the Norwegian history and tradition of "friluftsliv".
  • Knowledge of sustainable tour planning in the Arctic nature
  • Knowledge of experience production in the Arctic.
  • Knowledge of risk management in the Arctic nature.

Skills

The candidate is able to:

  • Plan, organize and conduct outdoor adventure tours in the Arctic nature.
  • Make assessments on the risk-, safety- and environmental elements of Arctic outdoor activities.
  • Make assessments on how experiences in this natural environment can be controlled and designed.

Competence

The candidate is able to:

  • Understand and analyse the role and importance of experiences in nature-based tourism.
  • Evaluate, analyse and advice businesses and the industry
  • Carry out product developments and innovations.


Language of instruction

English 

Teaching methods

  • Lectures, following a weekly time schedule.
  • Individual work, including obligatory assignments.
  • Teamwork, including obligatory assignments.

 All courses will be evaluated in accordance with the quality systems of UiT.


Assessment

Assignments:

  • Practical assignment: tour planning and - implementation.
  • Oral presentations
  • Written assignments
  • 70% attendance.

Required attendance and assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.

Exam:

  • Individual written home exam. Duration: 5 days.
  • Grading: A-F. E is the lowest passing grade. F is failure. Possibility of resit exam in case of an F.


Schedule

  • About the course
  • Campus: Alta |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: REI-1006
  • Undersider