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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Dr Sharron Pfueller


This unit examines the social, environmental and economic sustainability of tourism and evaluates tourism in Australian and cross-cultural contexts. It explores the role of ecotourism in promoting an environmental ethic that forms the foundation for a sustainable future. It provides students with the opportunity to plan and design tours based on ecotourism principles.


Team project (1000 words per person): 25%
Team oral presentation (15 minutes): 10%
Essay (2500 words): 30%
Examination (1 hour): 20%
Participation: 15%

Contact hours

Twenty hours of lectures and nine hours of tutorials spread over 13 weeks plus a six hour field trip

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Sustainability, environment and society
Geography and environmental science (ARTS)