Sustainable Tourism

3 credits


Park, Recreation, Sport and Tourism
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

(cross-leveled with PRST 7260). Sustainability in the tourism field refers to the adoption of sound environmental, economic, and socio-cultural practices in tourism development and management. Sustainable tourism is considered an alternative to mass tourism and covers a wide range of different tourism niches (e.g., sports tourism, agritourism, ecotourism, film tourism). This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of tourism impacts and sustainable tourism development. Students will be introduced to theory, practice, history, terminology and issues in the planning and management of major tourism niches. Graded on A-F basis only.