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Group801D10/Degree Programme in Tourism (Rovaniemi)
Study unit801D10C Arctic Tourism, 5.00 ECTS credits, 133 h
Operating Environment of Tourism Industry
PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
ImplementationPerustoteutus/12001
Unit
Time of implementationSpring1/2012-2013
Responsible teacherTekoniemi-Selkälä Teija
Other teachersGarcia-Rosell Jose-Carlos, X Matkailu
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Ready
  
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates07.01.2013 - 28.02.2013
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period14.04.2012 - 31.05.2012
Implementation method
Virtuality 1 ECTS credits
R&D integration 1 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Description language English 
Objectives

Learning outcome:

Students are familiar with the phenomenon of arctic tourism in different arctic areas of the world and the impacts of arctic tourism and how it is developed in a sustainable way. They are also familiar with different arctic tourism destinations.

 

 
Assessment criteria  
Pedagogical arrangements

 

Pedagogical arrangements:

Lectures, Seminars or lectures with visiting lecturers

Visits to the Arktikum Science Centre and the Arctic Centre Library

Field trip or visit to a local site in which students  get to know an arctic tourism product in practise

Learning assignments and/or exam

Material

 

Learning material:

Learning material will be announced at the beginning of the study unit. Examples of articles which may be used:

  • Grenier, Alain A. 2004. Conventional vs. alternative tourism. One road, two ways. p. 47-85 in: The Nature of Nature Tourism. Acta Universitatis Lapponiensis 74.
  • Swarbrooke, J. 2002. Sustainable Tourism Management. Chapters 2 and 25.
  • Johnston, Margaret E. 1995. Patterns and Issues in Arctic and Sub-Arctic Tourism. In: Hall, C.M. & M.E. Johnston (eds.). Polar Tourism: Tourism in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • WWF. Linking tourism and conservation in the Arctic. URL: http://assets.panda.org
Content

 Contents:

  • the arctic concept: the arctic area, geography, arctic indigenous peoples, images of "arctic" in tourism marketing
  • tourism from the arctic aspect
  • arctic tourist destinations
  • arctic attractions and the arctic tourism product
  • future trends and threats in arctic tourism
  • sustainability issues in the arctic areas; impact of tourism in the arctic area
  • arctic co-operation
Assessment
Principal of Assessment:
 
  • Attendace, active participation in lectures, seminars
  • Learning exercises and/or exam
Assessment criteria:
 
Excellent (5)
- Student has an excellent command of theoretical knowledge and is able to apply it fully in practical learning excercises. Student participates contact lessons actively and shows analytical, reflective and critical approach in all his/her activities. All the assignments are performed according to instructions.
 
Good (3-4)
- Student has a good command of theoretical knowledge and is able to apply it mostly in practical learning excercises. Student participates contact lessons quite actively and shows somewhat analytical, reflective and critical approach in most of his/her activities. All the assignments are performed mostly according to instructions.
 
Satisfactory (1-2)
- Student has a satisfactory command of theoretical knowledge and is able to apply it only partly or not at all in practical learning excercises. Student participates contact lessons seldom and shows very little or no analytical, reflective and critical approach in his/her activities. The assignments are not fully performed according to instructions.
 
Failed (0)
-Student has not participated the compulsary contact lessons and has failed to perform one or more assignments according to instructions.