Tourism and the Environment 6044

Course Description

The course will examine tourism in relation to environmental questions, both at national and international levels. Tourism’s tendency to destroy the basis for its own existence will be a central topic of the course. Concepts such as ‘sustainable tourism’, ‘responsible tourism’, ‘green tourism’ and ‘ecotourism’ will be discussed. The damage to vulnerable areas will also be discussed and related, for instance, to topics such as conservation zones. Tourism and the greenhouse effect will also be emphasised.

Assessment Methods

Portfolio assessment with the following elements: a) presentation and submission of chosen term paper (40%) and b) written individual final examination, 3 hours (60%). Students must receive passing marks in both parts in order to obtain a final pass mark for the course.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Bergit Grivi <>, last modified Marit Skogli - 19/06/2012