Environmental Impacts of Tourism
University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Environmental Studies, Hospitality, Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5
Hours & Credits
? Impacts of tourism on the natural and built environments: marine, forest, beach, wilderness,
? Measuring and assessing environmental impacts.
? Minimizing negative impacts.
? Case studies: Environmental impacts.
At the end of this module students will be able to:
? explain and discuss the impacts of tourism on the natural and built environment
? demonstrate an awareness of ways of measuring and assessing environmental impacts
? demonstrate an awareness of ways of minimizing negative environmental impacts
Pre-requisites: Tourism 211
Breakdown of Learning Time:
Contact with lecturer/tutor: 24 hours
Assignments & tasks: 32 hours
Tests & examinations: 6 hours
Self study: 30 hours
Other: Excursion: 8 hours
Class tests: 25%
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.