Course code REIS300

REIS300 Nature-Based Tourism

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Course responsible: John Peter Fredman
Teachers: Jan Vidar Haukeland, Øystein Aas
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2005-2006
Preferential right:
Students enrolled in the master in nature-based tourism
Course contents:

Core issues in the course:

  • Examinations of demand for nature-based tourism and outdoor recreation in Norway
  • Analyses of aspects of the supply side, i.e. the industry's volume, characteristics, resource foundation and organisation
  • Assessments of sustainable nature-based tourism and implications for planning and management of natural resources

Participation in an excursion and writing a term paper are mandatory student activities.

Learning outcome:

Knowledge: The course will provide a theoretical basis for analyzing the key dimensions of nature-based tourism

Skills: The student shall learn how to write scientific reports within this professional field.

General competence: The students shall be able to contribute to scientific discussions within this field and to impart knowledge about the subject.

Learning activities:
Lectures, excursion and term paper.
Teaching support:
The students learning can be supported by discussions with teachers during office hours.
Reading list is handed out when the course starts.
REIS200 and REIS202
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Project paper (counts 40%) and oral exam (counts 60%). All of the evaluated elements in the course must be passed to pass the course.
Nominal workload:
Ca. 300 hours; lectures and term paper included.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures, excursion and term paper: 80 hours.
An external examiner will grade the oral exam and make the decision on the final grade.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / F