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From Extraction to Attraction: Coastal Communities in an Era of Leisure and Tourism

Language

English

Course format On-site
Date 2021-01-10 - 2021-05-07

Course Description:

This course examines the impact of rising tourism figures and second home ownership in coastal communities.  Changes of the local economic foundation, social structure, culture and individual interactions of coastal communities will be highlighted.

Prerequisites

Only for students in Coastal Communities and Regional Development (MA programme)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, a student:

  • can describe the logistical complexity for tourism related business in coastal communities.
  • can describe changes and conflicts in local economies that experience a shift from extraction-based economies to a service-oriented industry, such as tourism.
  • can identify factors that attract people to remote regions as tourists or second home owners and critically examine the impact of this development on the local society.
  • can evaluate the importance of tourism on the livelihood of coastal communities.
  • can present and explain findings from the scientific literature and discuss them with peers.
  • can develop their critical thinking, written and verbal communication skills, through course assignments to distinguish between the different physical, social and political contexts present in coastal/marine tourism

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ISCED Categories

Ocean Literacy
Conservation and environmental management
Coastal and marine tourism