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Sustainable Tourism


The Sustainable Tourism Minor will develop students an in-depth understanding about delivering ecotourism in real-life practices. Fieldtrips will be arranged in the Greater Bay Area and other Asian regions. The Minor will equip the students with knowledge and perspectives about the linkage between tourism and social mobility, and about opportunities and challenges of tourism on quality of life.

Upon the completion of the Minor, students will be able to:
a.    analyse the social, cultural, environmental and economic impacts of tourism in the age of globalisation; and 
b.    explain the linkage between tourism, sustainable development and quality of life with reference to empirical examples.

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Course Outline

Students who take this Minor will be required to take any five courses from the list below:

Minor Course Code Course Title Credit Points
Sustainable Tourism GGP3018 Principles and Practice of Ecotourism 3
GGP4012 Tourism and Sustainability 3
GGP3017 Protected Areas Planning and Management 3
GGP4030 Accreditation and Certification for Tourism Industry 3
GGP3019 Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management 3
SES2049 Environmental Science and Management 3
INS3069 Environmental Education and Communication 3
SSC4336 Issues in Heritage Conservation and its Policy 3

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the Course and the manner in which the Course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.