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EV2201 - Tourism and the Environment

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

The nature of the environment, ecological processes; interaction between natural environments and tourism; analysis of tourism impacts both natural and social.

Learning Outcomes

  • practical and theoretical aspects of environmental description;
  • to help develop a critical appreciation of environmental factors important to tourism development and the social and biophysical impacts of tourism;
  • understanding of the natural processes in the environment and the conventions of environmental scientists in describing and analysing nature.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
TG2201 T02000 TO5002 BX3091

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Professor Alastair Birtles
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Peter Valentine, Professor Alastair Birtles.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 2 days fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (15%); essays (35%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Peter Valentine
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Peter Valentine, Professor Alastair Birtles.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 2 days fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (15%); essays (35%).

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