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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Involves teacher-student interaction aimed at developing students' conceptions and worldview of issues related to tourism development in coastal and marine locations. Based on case study examination of various types of tourism in coastal and marine locations such as dive tourism, coastal destination management and marine wildlife tourism, issues which impact experiences, operation and management will be explored. The challenges of achieving sustainable management from a multiple stakeholder perspective underpin the unit.

Unit content

Situating Coastal and Marine Tourism
History and overview of coastal and marine tourism
Approaches to developing coastal and marine tourism

Tourism in Coastal and Marine Locations
Coastal hot-spots versus sensitive eco resorts
Marine wildlife tourism Marine tourism niches
Dive tourism, Surf and fishing tourism
Islands and marine tourism
Coastal destination management

Management Issues
Contested resources - the struggle for governance (including marine protected areas)
Sustainability: stakeholder perspectives
Research trends and future issues for coastal and marine tourism

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 examine perspectives of coastal and marine tourism
2 compare coastal and marine tourism impacts
3 critically analyse impacts on the sustainable management of coastal and marine tourism.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. examine perspectives of coastal and marine tourism
    • GA4:
  2. compare coastal and marine tourism impacts
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. critically analyse impacts on the sustainable management of coastal and marine tourism.
    • GA1:
    • GA5: