Module title: Environmental Management for Ecotourism

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ENV11107
Module leader: Kathy Velander
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science
Prerequisites

n/a

2017/8, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kathy Velander
Module Organiser:
Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module is taught in weekly lectures covering the major themes of biodiversity, conservation, habitat management, climate change (LO 1) and environmental assessment (LOs 2 &3). In addition the relationship between these topics and ecotourism is explored along with the role of an ecotourism audit in assessing what form developments should take resulting in a training package developed to fill gaps or provide additional material for the audit process (LO 4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 33
Face To Face Seminar 16
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 11
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200
Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2,3 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Oral Presentation 10 4 12 HOURS= 0.25, WORDS= 0
Report 40 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module includes key aspects of environmental management including conservation, biodiversity and management tools for various habitats (coastal, farming, moorland). Legislation and regulation drive and inform many management initiatives and require the appropriate use of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Geographical Information systems (GIS). Ecotourism related to Marine Mammal experiences will be discussed. As well as developing skills in EIA and GIS, you will also gather and analyse data as part of an ecotourism audit.



Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically explore the different ways of managing the natural environment including maintaining biodiversity.
LO2: Critically appraise the environmental assessment procedure through reading, discussion and practical examples.
LO3: Critically assess the environmental impacts of an ecotourism venture.
LO4: Design a training unit that can be used to educate a specific group of people about an aspect of a successful ecotourism enterprise.


Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

FENNELL, D. (2014) ECOTOURISM: ROUTLEDGE, 4th ed. - ISBN: 0415829658
GASTON, K.J. AND SPICER, J.I. (2004) BIODIVERSITY INTRODUCED: BLACKWELL, 2nd ed.
GLASSON, J., THERIVEL, R. AND CHADWICK, A. (2005) INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT SERIES): ROUTLEDGE, 4th ed. - ISBN: 0415664705
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