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Unit description

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Explain the role of transportation in the development of sustainable tourismKnowledge of a discipline
2Demonstrate understanding of the environmental impacts of multiple tourist transport modesKnowledge of a discipline
3Critically assess possibilities towards carbon reduction for different transport modesEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
4Demonstrate understanding of the possibilities and obstacles towards sustainable change in tourism transport CreativityEthical practice

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

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

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion Paper20%
Case Study Proposal50%
Exam: closed book30%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion Paper20%
Case Study Proposal50%
Exam: closed book30%
Notice

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Fee information

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