APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
RLS 3580 Sustainable Tourism|
Responsible for the course
Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation
According to study plan
Language of instruction
The students shall acquire a basic understanding and knowledge of the effects of the travel industry on landscape, culture, society and economy at a macro and micro level. The students shall also understand the effects of implementing sustainable tourism. They shall be able to discuss the problems of selecting, measuring, monitoring and evaluating sustainable indicators. The students shall also acquire an understanding of relevant topics from nature-based tourism in Norway.
The students shall acquire skills in analyzing and describing positive and negative effects of the travel industry on landscape, culture, society and economy. The students shall be familiar with the use of measuring instruments for evaluating tourism in various areas.
The students shall be able to take part in discussions and have ethical reflections on the development of tourism in vulnerable areas, destinations and enterprises based on nature and culture
There are no particular prerequisites.
Weaver, David. 2006. Sustainable tourism : theory and practice. Elsenvier Butterworth-Heineman
Collection of articles:
Georg Kamfjord. 2010. Artikkelsamling: Bærekraftig reiseliv. Handelshøyskolen BI (publiseres på Itslearning)
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Learning process and workload
The course consists of lectures, talks, excursions, student presentations and various forms of guidance and feedback. Students are expected to be well-prepared for class and to participate in what has been planned and agreed on in the detailed syllabus distributed at the beginning of the semester.
Recommended workload in hours
In the course of the semester students must have completed one assignment individually or in groups of up to three students. The assignment must be approved in order for the student to be allowed to sit for the exam. The assignment must be submitted on “It’s learning”
A four-hour individual written exam that accounts for 100% of the grade completes the course.
RLS 35801 – Written exam accounts for 100% of the grade in the course RLS 3580 Sustainable tourism, 7.5 ECTS.
Examination support materials
No support materials are allowed at the exam.
A re-sit examination is held every term.
Students who have not got the coursework requirement approved cannot sit for the examination. This means that they must retake the whole course the next time it is scheduled. Students that have not passed the written examination or who wish to improve their grade can re-take the examination in connection with the next scheduled examination.
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