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Ecotourism (6 points)


Leader: Dr Peter Cock

Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit critically examines the sustainability of tourism in social, environmental and economic terms and evaluates ecotourism in Australian, cross-cultural and global contexts using both local and international case studies. It explores the role of ecotourism in promoting an environmental ethic that forms the foundation for a sustainable future. It also provides students with the opportunity to plan and design tours based on the principles and perspectives of ecotourism.

Assessment: Essay (2000 words): 50% + Group tour design and report (2000 words): 45% + Class contribution: 5%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week plus 2 day field trip

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