REC306 Ecotourism Project (8)

The application of the concepts of ecotourism and sustainable tourism development in real situations is often very challenging. For many students, the real questions arising from their studies are "What are the issues arising in the application of these concepts, and how can our knowledge of these issues assist in future application?" This subject will build on previous studies in ecotourism and provide conceptual and practical experience in applied ecotourism management. Each student will identify and undertake an applied research project relevant to their own interest and field of studies. Research projects will investigate and address day-to-day management issues and challenges in ecotourism management in collaboration with industry participants such as ecotourism service providers, planners or resource managers. Students will be given the opportunity to explore issues or topics of particular interest to them in a variety of Australian and international situations.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Environmental Sciences

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have gained an insight into the reality of applying ecotourism principles, the issues and challenges facing ecotourism exponents;
  • have gained a critical understanding of some of the tools and strategies available to assist in the application of ecotourism principles;
  • have developed a detailed understanding of one particular issue or situation, including the identification of factors influencing the application of ecotourism principles and the implications of this knowledge for future directions;
  • have explored the literature relevant to a nominated topic area;
  • have gained some understanding and experience of the research process.


This subject will cover the following topics:

The subject will be taught as a project. As such, it will not seek to provide vast quantities of detailed content. As an introduction to research and the research process, the syllabus will support the assessment items by covering: - what is research? - development of a proposal - ethics - field work and data gathering - data analysis and interpretation in the context of the literature.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.