REIS300 Nature-Based Tourism
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Course responsible: Øystein Aas
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN
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This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2005-2006
Students enrolled in the master program in nature-based tourism.
Core issues in the course:
1. Critical examination and discussion of the definitions of, and challenges for sustainable nature-based tourism at different scales.
2. Different management approaches to sustainable nature-based tourism: Understanding human behaviour and behavioural change and its impacts on the social and ecological environment within and outside protected natural areas.
3. Understanding key aspects of nature-based tourism, i.e. entrepreneurial behaviour, product characteristics, resource dependency and public-private collaboration. Analysing experiences in nature-based tourism.
Participation in an excursion and writing a term paper.
Knowledge: The student shall obtain a theoretical basis for critical analysis and evaluation of the key dimensions of sustainable nature-based tourism, including knowledge-based approaches to managing for sustainability.
Skills: The student shall be able to write scientific reports, present research findings orally, and critically assess research from this professional field.
General competence: The students shall be able to contribute to scientific, professional discussions within this field and to provide knowledge about the subject in managerial and commercial settings.
Lectures, excursion, colloquies and individual term paper.
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
Term paper (counts 30%) and oral exam (counts 70%). All of the evaluated elements in the course must be completed to pass the course.
Ca. 250 hours; lectures and term paper included.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
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Type of course:
Lectures, excursion and term paper: 80 hours.
An external examiner will grade the oral exam and the term paper.
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades