Managing Coastal and Marine Tourism in Colder Climates 6 ECTS

CMM20 Elective course 6 ECTS
Period W6-W8 03.02.14 - 21.02.14
Instructor N.N.
The purpose of this course is to examine the ways in which tourism and reacreation in the coastal zone links people to one another and to the environment. Case studies utilizing concepts and methodologies from such fields as cultural antrhopology, sociology, political science, planning, biology, ecology and administration, among others, will be examined in class. The course is designed to be of intellectual and practical value to students who have academic interests spanning marine affairs, environmental studies, oceans and fishery sciences, the social sciences and the arts and humanities.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will:
  • have developed an analytical and methodological vocabulary to formally (i.e. academically and professionally) discuss the complexities and significance of contemporary tourism and recreation in the coastal zone
  • have developed the ability to design a research project concerning coastal tourism in a region of their choice
  • have become familiar with the ways in which coastal tourism policy and planning is linked to other matters of marine affairs (e.g. fishery management, coastal zone management, marine protected area management)
Guest lecturer
Further reading
Readings and further readings will be posted on the course website on UW intranet.