• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Environmental Management & Development
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Daniel Connell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Sem 2 2020.

Although the precise content of this course varies from year to year, students will find that this course examines an emerging issue in environemental management and development from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Topics vary with the interests of changing lecturers. The aim is to bring students face to face with experts who have substantial practical experience within the field. Further details regarding the topic content and when they are offered is detailed in the other information below.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Learning outcomes for each topic are outlined under other information below

Other Information

Eco-Cultural Tourism S2, 2020


Course Description:

Tourism is a large, resource intensive industry of interest to applied researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines. Eco-cultural tourism, much of it based on World Heritage sites and national parks, is the fastest growing tourism sector. As one of the main arenas for contact between cultures and with other species, tourism's extreme focus on pleasure, often in circumstances of stark inequality, raises difficult ethical questions. In twenty of the poorest 48 nations tourism is either the first or second earner of foreign income and the World Tourism Council argues that it is a powerful force for alleviating world poverty. What pre-conditions are needed for that to be true? Who benefits and who pays the costs from major tourism development projects? Does tourism change the way in which the host communities see themselves? What are the long term impacts resulting from the interaction of different cultures? Where do World Heritage sites and national parks fit in the mix? How does tourism affect Indigenous peoples living in World Heritage designated regions? Are there tensions between tourism and mining, agriculture and urban and coastal development? What are the challenges for the social welfare, education and health sectors? Does tourism promote corruption? How successful are certification programs in promoting sustainability and socially responsible behaviour? What should be the role of governments? 


Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion, student will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. understand the suite of public policy issues relevant to eco-cultural tourism
  2. evaluate the contribution that different disciplines can make to eco-cultural tourism public policy
  3. explain and work with the tensions involved in the research-policy relationship
  4. complete a substantial independent research project linked to the themes of the course.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Presentation (10) [LO 1]
  2. Short Essay re Presentation 1000 words (10) [LO null]
  3. Commentaries on upcoming weekly topics (8 each 5%) (40) [LO null]
  4. Research Essay 3000 words (40) [LO null]

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

Total 130 hours with a combination of weekly 3 hour class attendance and personal study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

None

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4050
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9789 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In-Person and Online View

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