Environmental Impacts of Tourism

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Environmental Impacts of Tourism

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Studies, Hospitality, Tourism

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Main Content:
    ? 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.

    Main Outcomes:
    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%
    Assignments: 25%
    Examination: 50%

Course Disclaimer

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.


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