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.
- The phenomena of northern tourism.
- The place of sustainable northern tourism within globalization and climate change.
- The socio-cultural dimensions of northern tourism.
- Critical evaluation of why the phenomena of northern tourism should be studied.
- Identification of the implications of northern tourism for indigenous cultures.
- Evaluation of the implications of northern tourism as related to local communities and resources.
- Critical examination of governance aspects of northern tourism.
- 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 the course, and use a variety of communication tools such as e-mail, threaded discussions, document sharing, padlets and live chat sessions. Learning is enhanced with web conferencing and Web 2.0 resources, e.g., digital storytelling.
|Language of instruction||English|
|Institution||University of Oulu|
|Fields of study||Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)Travel, tourism and leisure|