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Module Title
Sustainable Tourism Management
Reference BS2212 Version 6
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 8
Approved June 2003 SCQF Points 15
Amended June 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide the student with an understanding of the theories and related processes associated with tourism and sustainability, with a particular focus on the positive and negative impacts of tourism.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Explain the theoretical concepts relating to sustainable tourism development.
2 Describe the role and nature of the commercial and non-commercial sectors in sustainable tourism policy formulation.
3 Analyse the socio-economic impacts associated with tourism development.
4 Analyse the environmental impacts associated wih tourism development.

Indicative Module Content
Tourism provision; the role of the private and public sectors within sustainable tourism; the role of the host community and the visitor within sustainable tourism; the nature and extent of political influences involved in tourism provision; economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts; environmental management tools; local, national and international dimensions.

Module Delivery
Theories and core concepts will be delivered by lectures supported by tutorials, student centred activities and case studies.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to course entry requirements or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 HARRIS, R., GRIFFIN, T. and WILLIAMS, P., 2002. Sustainable tourism: a global perspective. 2nd ed. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
2 LESLIE, D., 2005. International cultural tourism: management, implications and cases. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. ebook
3 MIDDLETON, V.T.C., 1998. Sustainable tourism: a global perspective. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
4 SINGH, T.V., 2012. Critical debates in tourism. Bristol: Channel View Publications
5 WEAVER, D., 2005. Sustainable tourism. London: Butterworth-Heinemann.
6 Journals:
Tourism Management

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781