Rural Tourism And Stewardship DUMF3033
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
This course introduces the central concepts relating to tourism and places them into the context of the rural experience, notably issues relating to sustainability and stewardship which includes planning and management of the destination and resources. It will be both practical and theoretical, giving examples from destinations worldwide and introducing major models and ideas concerning tourism, especially those from the social sciences.
3hrs contact per week: 1 x 1-hour lecture and 1 x 2-hour seminar.
Requirements of Entry
Students must have achieved a Grade D or better in any Level 2 Environmental Stewardship course to be admitted to this course.
The methods will consist of:
■ an essay (2500 words) 60%
■ a final written exam 40%
Main Assessment In: December
Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses
Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below.
Develop knowledge of key issues in rural tourism and stewardship
Introduce key texts in rural tourism and stewardship
Provide examples of rural tourism and stewardship from local and international sources
Familiarise students with the main concepts, approaches and critical perspectives relating to rural tourism and stewardship
Introduce methods of stewardship for rural tourism
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of the main concepts in rural tourism and stewardship
Critically evaluate key issues in rural tourism and stewardship
Demonstrate knowledge of case studies and best examples in rural tourism and stewardship
Understand, utilise and evaluate theoretical models and methods in rural tourism and stewardship
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.