SPRT 2011 Sustainability, Tourism and Place

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102386

Coordinator Julie Wen Opens in new window

Description In 2023 this subject is replaced by TOUR 2003 - Managing Sustainable Places. Sustainability, Tourism and Place provides students with a fundamental understanding of the current debates in tourism management and sustainable places. The complex relationship and interaction among diverse stakeholders involved in places and tourism are explored. The subject encourages a systems approach, and focuses on traveller origin places, tourist experience and community development. The subject aims to assist students in the analysis of the role of tourism in sustainable places by applying a wide range of case studies.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Society and Culture, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects SPRT 2006 - Outdoor Recreation and Leisure

Assumed Knowledge

Successful completion of 80 credit points.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Appraise the scope and complex interactions in places with tourism development;
  2. Assess relationships between tourism and places in terms of the social, economic, and environmental vitality;
  3. Apply theories to critique destination marketing and the sustainability of places;
  4. Evaluate the contribution of tourism to healthy and sustainable places.

Subject Content

1. Key concepts and theory in sustainability, tourism and places
2. Structure, roles and systems in places of tourism
3. Relationship of tourism to place: social, cultural, economic, and environmental impacts and sustainability
4. Contemporary issues in tourism practice and sustainability: recreation and leisure, healthy places, construction of places, the role of nature in tourism, virtual tourism, urban, rural, marine and other emerging types of tourism
5. Destination marketing and sustainable places.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Intra-session Exam Two hours during semester, 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Presentation 15 minutes presentation per group 25 N Group
Report 2,000 words 45 N Individual