|| RS35510 |
|| SUSTAINABLE TOURISM |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Dr Brian J Garrod |
|| Semester 2 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 22 Hours |
|| Practical || 6 Hours 2 x 3 hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3 ||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| Assignment Outcomes assessed: 4, 5, 6 ||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Students who fail the module overall will be required to re-take the element that led to failure.|| |
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. critically discuss a range of definitions of sustainability and sustainable tourism
2. analyse the conceptual basis on which sustainable tourism is founded
3. evaluate the principles of sustainable tourism in relation to tourism impacts
4. assess the practical application of sustainable tourism principles
5. evaluate good practice in sustainable tourism management
6. discuss community involvement in tourism planning and development
This module critically examines the concept of sustainability and its application to the tourism industry. It investigates the costs and benefits of tourism development in terms of its impacts on host communities and environments. Using a variety of UK and international case studies, the module also considers principles of good practice in sustainable tourism management.
.1 Independent project work
Students are required to complete a written report on sustainable tourism as part of their assessment, thereby contributing to the development of their independent project work skills.
.2 IT and information handling
Students will access the Internet when gathering information for their written assignment. The report on sustainable tourism
will be word processed and will include graphical data on the scope and scale of tourism in the selected country or region.
4 Writing in an academic context
Students will be expected to carry out a wide-ranging literature review on the principles and practice of sustainable tourism for both parts of their assessment. The outcomes of this process will be incorporated into their written assignment and answers to examination questions.
In completing the necessary research for their assessments, students will be expected to manage their own time and plan
the effective use of learning resources.
** Should Be Purchased
Mowforth, M and Munt, I (2003) Tourism and sustainability: development and new tourism in the Third World
2nd edition. Routledge 041527169X
** Essential Reading
Garrod, B and Wilson, J C (editors) (2003) Marine ecotourism: issues and experiences
Channel View 1873150415
Honey, M (1999) Ecotourism and sustainable development: who owns Paradise?
Island Press 1559635819
Lindberg, K Epler Wood, M and Engeldrum D (editors) (1998) Ecotourism: a guide for planners and managers
Volume 2. Ecotourism Society 0963633139
Luck, M and Kirstges T (2003) Global ecotourism policies and case studies: perspectives and constraints
Channel View 1873150407
Middleton, V T C with Hawkins, R (1998) Sustainable tourism: a marketing perspective
Page, S J and Dowling, R K (2002) Ecotourism
Pearson Education 058235658X
Shackley, M (1996) Wildlife tourism
International Thompson Business Press 0415115396
Stabler, M (editor) (1997) Tourism and sustainability: principles to practice
Wearing, S and Neil, J (1999) Ecotourism: impacts potentials and possibilities
Weaver, D B (1998) Ecotourism in the less developed world
Weaver, D B (editor) (2001) The encyclopaedia of ecotourism
Bramwell. B et al (1996) Sustainable tourism management: principles and practice
Tilburg University Press
Eber, S (ed) (1992) Beyond the green horizon: principles of sustainable tourism
Forsyth, T (1996) Sustainable tourism: moving from theory to practice
World Wildlife Fund/Tourism Concern
Hunter, C and Green H (1995) Tourism and environment: a sustainable relationship?
Smith, V L (1989) Hosts and guests
Swarbrooke, J (1999) Sustainable tourism management
Beeton, S (1988) Ecotourism: a practical guide for rural communities
Cater, E and Lowman, G (editors) (1994) Ecotourism: a sustainable option?
Duffy, R (2002) A trip too far: ecotourism, politics and exploitation
Fennell, D A (2003) Ecotourism: an introduction
Fennell, D A (2002) Ecotourism programme planning
France, L (1997) The earthscan reader in sustainable tourism
This module is at CQFW Level 6