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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Critically assesses the role of transportation in sustainable tourism development. This includes the environmental costs and potential mitigation measures associated with different forms of tourism transport modes. Possibilities and obstacles associated with transitions towards more sustainable transport futures are also examined.

 

Unit content

Topic 1: Transport and the sustainability of tourism

Topic 2: Transport modes and sustainable tourism

Topic 3: Long-distance transport I: Air travel

Topic 4: Long-distance transport II: Cruiseships

Topic 5: Local transport

Topic 6: Transportation futures I: Possibilities for change

Topic 7:Transportation futures II: Policy and government

Topic 8: Political responses to transport sustainability in 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 Explain the role of transportation in the development of sustainable tourism
2 Demonstrate understanding of the environmental impacts of multiple tourist transport modes
3 Critically assess possibilities towards carbon reduction for different transport modes
4 Demonstrate understanding of the possibilities and obstacles towards sustainable change in tourism transport

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

  1. Explain the role of transportation in the development of sustainable tourism
    • GA4:
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the environmental impacts of multiple tourist transport modes
    • GA4:
  3. Critically assess possibilities towards carbon reduction for different transport modes
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the possibilities and obstacles towards sustainable change in tourism transport
    • GA2:
    • GA3: