Sustainable Tourism Development in Northern Environment

The course will address tourism in the circumpolar north from a societal perspective. It will present different views on the phenomenon and its dimensions, resources and implications for nature, places and cultures involved. The place of northern tourism in times of globalization and emergent global issues like climate changes will be explored, together with the relevant governance aspects.


Applicants must have a Bachelor`s Degree in tourism, social science, humanities or science, or a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. - See more at: https://uit.no/education/courses/course?p_document_id=455751#sthash.bPWsPbTY.dpuf
Applicants must have a Bachelor`s Degree in tourism, social science, humanities or science, or a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. - See more at: https://uit.no/education/courses/course?p_document_id=455751#sthash.bPWsPbTY.dpuf
Applicants must have a Bachelor`s Degree in tourism, social science, humanities or science, or a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. - See more at: https://uit.no/education/courses/course?p_document_id=455751#sthash.bPWsPbTY.dpuf
Applicants must have a Bachelor`s Degree in tourism, social science, humanities or science, or a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. - See more at: https://uit.no/education/courses/course?p_document_id=455751#sthash.bPWsPbTY.dpuf

This course is an offering from the UArctic Thematic Network on Northern Tourism.

Applicants must have a Bachelor`s Degree in tourism, social science, humanities or science, or a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science.

The course objectives: To familiarize students with theory and knowledge related to sustainable tourism development in Northern environments.

Knowledge  

  • The phenomena of northern tourism.
  • The place of sustainable northern tourism within globalization and climate change.
  • The socio-cultural dimensions of northern tourism.

Skills

  • Critically evaluating why the phenomena of northern tourism should be studied.
  • Identify the implications of northern tourism for indigenous cultures.
  • Evaluating the implications of northern tourism as related to local communities and resources.
  • Critically examine governance aspects of northern tourism.

General competence

  • Critical skills in synthesizing the material read.
  • Participation in master's level discussion of the course materials.
  • Developing research and writing skills to a Master's level.

Learning is interactive and collaborative and takes place on-line through diverse methods including, but not limited to, lectures, learner presentations, group discussions and teamwork. Instructors and students share discoveries and materials during each step of the course, and use a variety of communication tools such as e-mail, threaded discussions, document sharing and live chat sessions. Learning is enhanced with web conferencing and Web 2.0 resources, e.g., digital storytelling.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyTravel, tourism and leisure
Teaching placeOnline
Teaching term
Tagstourismsustainability
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