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Bachelor of Ecotourism - Bedford Park - South Australia Bachelor of Ecotourism - Bedford Park - South Australia
Objectives:
The course aims to produce multidisciplinary graduates suited to careers as development officers, wildlife carers, operators, guides or planners in sustainable tourism. Students will understand the key issues in biodiversity and conservation, will have skills to analyse and evaluate business and science data, and can apply their communication and business skills to create interpretive material for the sustainable tourism industry. Graduates have: * a grounding in the natural sciences and related areas such as geography and environmental studies in addition to an introduction to Aboriginal studies; * business management and marketing skills necessary for the industry; * good communication skills; * at least eight weeks' experience working in the industry. Learning outcomes On completion of their degree students will be able to: * interpret and clarify the patterns and processes that generate biodiversity and current threats to conservation; * identify and explain the role of sustainable tourism development for conservation; * use a business framework to plan and implement sustainable tourism; * demonstrate a comprehensive and well-founded knowledge in their science discipline and a range of transferable professional skills. Subject knowledge Graduates of the course are expected to be able to: * demonstrate specialist skills in the natural sciences and use scientific knowledge to explain and interpret nature; * understand the role of ecotourism for sustainable development; * apply relevant business management and marketing skills to implement, maintain, and promote sustainable tourism. Transferable professional skills Graduates of the course are expected to be able to: * employ scientific methodologies such as experimental design and data analysis; * communicate and present information clearly and fluently in both written and spoken forms; * interact effectively as part of a team in order to work towards a common outcome; * work and learn independently; * reason critically and logically and make independent judgements; * engage effectively with information and communication technologies; * demonstrate research skills appropriate for further study and employment; and * appreciate the need for continuing professional development.
Entry Requirements:
Domestic students Prerequisites: None You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: * year 12 qualifications * mature age entry (STAT) * TAFE/VET qualifications * higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. International Students English language requirements
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Bachelor of Ecotourism
Course Description:
The program of study for this course changed in 2008 and again in 2009. Students who commenced prior to this time who wish to complete according to the previous rule should view the revised program of study and consult with the Course Coordinator at the time of enrolment.

The Bachelor of Ecotourism combines the study of:

    * earth sciences and biology, complemented by selected topics from archaeology, geography and environmental studies
    * tourism and business material, including the practical skills required to successfully manage a tourism venture.

Extended fieldwork in national parks and remote areas is included and you'll spend 4 weeks on work experience during the summer breaks following 1st and 2nd year.

Students develop critical thinking skills and the ability to deliver technical information in an accessible, jargon-free way.

What is Ecotourism?

The national industry body Ecotourism Australia defines Ecotourism as, ‘Ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation'.

Ecotourism normally involves educating people about the natural environment by interpreting and explaining nature. It often has a degree of overlap with adventure tourism.  
Why study Ecotourism at Flinders?

    * Introduced at Flinders in 1996, after consultation with the tourism industry and relevant government agencies, our Bachelor of Ecotourism has previously been a joint winner of the South Australian Tourism Award for Best Industry Education with the Flinders Bachelor of Cultural Tourism.

    * Our course is firmly based in the Faculty of Science and Engineering rather than - as is common at other universities - within a business, tourism or hospitality school. This means our course has a unique science emphasis, focusing on the importance of the natural sciences and related conservation issues.

    * Flinders is an excellent base for the Ecotourism program because there are a wide variety of habitats within easy reach of the campus. Students gain experience in a broad range of ecosystems such as marine and freshwater, arid lands and forests.

    * A strong research program complements our teaching. For example, we have assessed the role of the National Ecotourism Accreditation Program in the industry and the impacts of a tour that takes tourists to swim with sea lions and dolphins. As a part of the course, students conduct small research projects on the environmental and social impacts of ecotourism and the implementation of effective interpretation through signage and brochures.


Duration (full-time equivalent)
Bachelor of Innovation and Enterprise      4 years

Refer to Ecotourism combined degrees for further information.

 The Bachelor of Ecotourism requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time) and the honours program an additional year (or the equivalent part-time). The course is offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Enrolment in the honours program may be offered to a student who meets certain academic criteria and subject to the school/department being able to provide appropriate resources and staff to supervise the program of study.

PROGRAM OF STUDY [December, 2008]

To qualify for the Bachelor of Ecotourism, a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

Except with the permission of the Faculty Board, students may not enrol in Second Year topics until they have completed 18 units of First Year topics and may not enrol in Third Year topics until they have completed all First Year requirements for their Second and Third Year programs. No more than 45 units of First Year level topics may be included in the 108 units for the degree.

First Year

36 units comprising:

ECOT1101
    

Ecotourism 1
    

4.5

BUSN1001
    

Accounting for Managers
    

4.5

BIOL1102
    

Molecular Basis of Life, OR
    

4.5

BIOL1112
    

Biology and Society
    

4.5

EASC1101
    

Earth and Environment 1
    

4.5

AUST1004
    

An Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
    

4.5

ENVS1702
    

Environment, Economy and Culture
    

4.5

BIOL1101
    

Evolution of Biological Diversity
    

4.5

BUSN1005
    

Introduction to Management
    

4.5

Second and Third Year

comprising:


ECOT2001
    

Ecotourism Practicum 1
    

3

ECOT2101
    

Ecotourism 2
    

6

BIOL2162
    

Functional Biology and Experimental Design
    

6

ECOT3001
    

Ecotourism Practicum 2
    

3

ECOT3101A
    

Ecotourism 3 Part A, and
    

3

ECOT3101B
    

Ecotourism 3 PartB §
    

3

    

At least 18 units from the BIOL, CPES and CHEM selective list *
    

18

    

Electives *
    

30

* Students intending to enrol in the BSc (Honours) program in the Biological Sciences must complete a minimum of 36 units of BIOL topics in Second and Third Year. Students are advised to consult with the Course Coordinator about the selection of topics that will meet the BSc (Honours) program admission requirements.

§ Students must enrol in, and complete, Part A and Part B of this topic in one calendar year as both topics are taught and assessed as a continuum.

In their choice of electives, students may focus their electives in particular areas of study, or opt for a broad range of electives across disciplines. For more focused study, students may opt for an emphasis in Business, Development Studies, Education, Language, Tourism, Environmental Management, or Biology.

THIRD YEAR PROGRAM FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS COMPLETED ACCORDING TO THE PRE-2009 COURSE RULE

Third Year

36 units comprising:

ECOT3001
    

Ecotourism Practicum 2
    

3

ECOT3101A
    

Ecotourism 3 Part A, and
    

3

ECOT3101B
    

Ecotourism 3 Part B §
    

3

PROF2102A
    

Business Planning for Projects
    

6

    

12 units of Biology and Earth Sciences topics from Selected List
    

12

    

6 units of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Studies topics from Selected List
    

6

    

3 units of Electives
    

3

§ Students must enrol in, and complete, Part A and Part B of this topic in one calendar year as both topics are taught and assessed as a continuum.

# Students who completed the Second Year topic ECOT2312 prior to 2007 are encouraged to enrol in the core topic PROF2102A but will find they are revising some material from ECOT2312. If preferred they may select another 6 units of PROF topics in place of PROF2102A in consultation with the Course Coordinator.

SELECTIVE LIST OF BIOL, CPES, and CHEM TOPICS

18 units from the following list in Second or Third Year:

BIOL1102
    

Molecular Basis of Life, OR #
    

4.5

BIOL1112
    

Biology and Society #
    

4.5

BIOL1201
    

Introduction to Aquaculture #
    

4.5

BIOL2112
    

Aquatic Life Histories
    

3

BIOL2121
    

Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity
    

6

BIOL2122
    

Comparative Physiology
    

6

BIOL2142
    

Disease and Immunology
    

6

BIOL2161
    

Plant and Algal Biology: From Environment to Biotechnology
    

6

BIOL2171
    

Behaviour and Ecology
    

6

BIOL2271
    

Marine and Terrestrial Animal Diversity
    

3

BIOL2272
    

Marine Biology and Ecology
    

3

BIOL2341
    

Animal Disease and Defence
    

3

BIOL2424
    

Physiological Systems
    

3

BIOL3003
    

Research Project in Biology A
    

3

BIOL3004
    

Research Project in Biology B
    

3

BIOL3101
    

Marine Ecological Processes
    

6

BIOL3102
    

Marine Vertebrates
    

6

BIOL3151
    

Plant Ecology and Evolution
    

6

BIOL3152
    

Conservation and Restoration
    

6

BIOL3380
    

Animal Behaviour
    

3

BIOL3390
    

Vertebrate Palaeontology
    

6

STAT2304
    

Statistics for Biology
    

3

CHEM1101
    

Chemistry 1A #
    

4.5

CHEM1102
    

Chemistry 1B #
    

4.5

CHEM1201
    

Introduction to ChemistryA #
    

4.5

CHEM1202
    

Introduction to Chemistry B #
    

4.5

CPES1102
    

Science and Society #
    

4.5

CPES1201
    

Physics for the Life Sciences A #
    

4.5

CPES1202
    

Physics for the Life Sciences B #
    

4.5

CPES2015
    

Water and Environment
    

3

CPES2020
    

Geological Processes
    

6

CPES2023
    

Sedimentary Processes
    

6

CPES2032
    

Physical Basis of Biological Systems A
    

3

CPES2033
    

Physical Basis of Biological Systems B
    

3

CPES2039
    

Earth and Environment 1A
    

3

CPES2101
    

Fundamentals of Advanced Chemistry
    

6

CPES2102
    

Analytical Chemistry 2
    

6

CPES2131
    

Coasts and Oceans
    

6

CPES2152
    

Global Climate Change and Natural Hazards
    

6

# No more than 45 units of first year topics can be taken.

RECOMENDED ELECTIVES

Students are free to select 30 units of electives from any area of the university where they meet the prerequisites. Examples of possible elective topics grouped according to area of study are listed below.

ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCH1002A
    

World Archaeology
    

6

ARCH2001
    

Archaeology of Indigenous Australia
    

6

ARCH2002
    

Historical Archaeology of Australia
    

6

ARCH2003
    

Cultural Heritage Management
    

6

ARCH2004
    

Australian Maritime Archaeology
    

6

ARCH2005
    

Human Evolution: Bio-Cultural Perspectives
    

6

ARCH2301
    

The Museum
    

6

ARCH3004
    

Historical Archaeology in Global Perspective
    

6

ARCH3005
    

Underwater and Coastal Archaeology
    

6

ARCH3013
    

The Archaeological Imagination: Fact, Fantasy and Fiction in Archaeological Interpretation
    

6

AUSTRALIAN STUDIES

AUST1004A
    

An Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
    

6

AUST2000
    

Australian Languages: Issues and Debates
    

6

AUST2004
    

Indigenous Australian Art Today
    

6

AUST2006
    

Reconciliation and Indigenous Knowledges
    

6

AUST3998
    

Issues for Australians
    

6

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

EASC1102
    

Marine Sciences 1
    

4.5

ENVS1701
    

Environmental Studies
    

4.5

ENVS2704
    

Environmental Systems
    

6

ENVS3721
    

Issues in Environmental Management
    

6

GEOGRAPHY

GEOG1001
    

Water Resources and Society
    

4.5

GEOG1002
    

Cities as Human Environments
    

4.5

GEOG2005
    

Asian Regional Development
    

6

GEOG2006
    

Australian Environmental Change
    

6

GEOG2010
    

Computing Methods in Geography
    

6

GEOG3007
    

Cities, Geography and Policy
    

6

GEOG3008
    

Regional Development
    

6

GEOG3013
    

Geographical Information Systems
    

6

GEOG3014
    

Introduction to Remote Sensing
    

6

GEOG3015
    

Image Analysis in Remote Sensing
    

6

GEOG3017
    

Advanced GIS
    

6

GEOG3018
    

Advanced Digital Image Analysis
    

6

TOURISM

TOUR1001
    

An Introduction to Cultural Tourism and Ecotourism
    

4.5

TOUR1002
    

Interpretive Guiding and Marketing
    

4.5

TOUR1003
    

Essentials of Tour Guiding
    

4.5

CUTU1005
    

International Cultural Tourism Management
    

4.5

CUTU1006A
    

Event Design and Practice
    

6

CUTU2000
    

Place, Culture and Tourism
    

6

CUTU3000
    

International Principles and Practices for Sustainable Tourism
    

6

CUTU3002
    

Cultural Theory: Tourism Perspectives
    

6

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL

BUSN1007
    

Introductory Microeconomics
    

4.5

BUSN2004
    

Cost and Management Accounting
    

6

BUSN2009
    

Human Resource Management
    

6

BUSN2010
    

International Business Management
    

6

BUSN2012
    

Introductory Environmental Economics
    

6

BUSN3009
    

Environmental Economics
    

6

BUSN3020
    

Multinational Corporations: America, Japan and Australia
    

6

LEGL2100
    

Small Business: Legal Issues
    

6

LEGL2101
    

Small Business: Legal Foundations
    

3

LEGL2102
    

Small Business: Legal Applications
    

3

LEGL2103
    

Technology, Regulation and Society
    

6

LEGL3106
    

Law and Urban Change: The Impact of Built Heritage
    

6

LEGL3023
    

Cultural Heritage and the Law
    

6

LEGL3028
    

Regulating Environmental Change
    

6

PROF2101
    

Professional Writing
    

6

PROF2102
    

Business Planning for Projects
    

3

PROF2103
    

Managing Project Budgets
    

3

PROF2104
    

Finding Money: Researching and Submitting Grant Proposals
    

3

PROF2105
    

Tenders: Understanding the Tender Process
    

3

PROF2106
    

Preparing Professional Presentations
    

3

PROF2107
    

Project Management Essentials
    

3

GLOBALISATION

GLOB1001
    

Introduction to Globalisation
    

4.5

GLOB1002
    

Making Globalisation
    

4.5

GLOB2002
    

Globalisation and Environmental Issues
    

6

GLOB2003
    

Globalisation and Business
    

6

GLOB3001
    

Media, Power and Globalisation
    

6

GLOB3002
    

Globalisation Practicum
    

6

HIST2054
    

Globalisation in History
    

6

POLI3060
    

Globalisation and Ethics
    

6

DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

DVST1001
    

The Political Economy of International Development
    

4.5

DVST1002
    

Culture and Development
    

4.5

DVST2001
    

Sustainable Development
    

6

DVST3002
    

Intellectual Traditions in International Development
    

6

POLI2014
    

The Politics of Third World States
    

6

POLI3049
    

Environmental Politics
    

6

POLI3054
    

Power and Political Violence in Latin America
    

6

POLI3055
    

Indigenous People and Politics
    

6

POLI3057
    

Music and Politics in the Americas
    

6

PPHR2001
    

Demography
    

6

WMST2003
    

Gender and Development
    

6

LANGUAGES AND COMMUNICATION

ENGL1001A
    

Professional English
    

6

ENGL2110
    

Writing and Designing for the Web
    

6

ENGL2503
    

Introduction to Creative Writing
    

6

ENGL2705
    

'Wish you were here': Workshopping Travel Writing
    

6

FREN1121
    

French 1, Part 1
    

4.5

FREN1122
    

French 1, Part 2
    

4.5

FREN2121
    

Upper Level French A, Part 1
    

6

HUMN2201
    

Settling in Australia: The Italian, Greek and French Experience
    

6

ITAL1121
    

Italian 1, Part 1
    

4.5

ITAL1122
    

Italian 1, Part 2
    

4.5

ITAL2121
    

Italian 2, Part 1
    

6

ITAL3502
    

Italians in Australia
    

6

LING2702A
    

Language, Culture and Communication
    

3

MGRE1121
    

Modern Greek 1, Part 1
    

4.5

MGRE1122
    

Modern Greek 1, Part 2
    

4.5

MGRE2121
    

Upper Level Modern Greek A, Part 1
    

6

MGRE2502
    

Special Topic in Modern Greek Culture
    

6

SCRN2007
    

Multimedia Design
    

6

SCRN3000
    

Cross-cultural Media
    

6

SPAN1121
    

Spanish 1, Part 1
    

4.5

SPAN1122
    

Spanish 1, Part 2
    

4.5

SPAN2121A
    

Spanish 2, Part 1
    

6

HONOURS PROGRAM

A student who has completed all the requirements of the Bachelor of Ecotourism, or another qualification which the Faculty Board agrees is equivalent, may be accepted as a candidate for the honours degree providing a sufficiently high standard has been achieved in fulfilling the requirements for the bachelors degree.

To qualify for the honours degree, a student must complete satisfactorily 36 units of study in an approved program.

36 units comprising:

ECOT7001 Bachelor of Ecotourism Honours Research Project (24 units). Students should enrol in a combination of sub-topics chosen from the following, ensuring that they enrol in 24 units overall.

ECOT7001A
    

Bachelor of Ecotourism Honours Research Project (6/24 units)
    

6

ECOT7001B
    

Bachelor of Ecotourism Honours Research Project (9/24 units)
    

9

ECOT7001C
    

Bachelor of Ecotourism Honours Research Project (18/24 units)
    

18

ECOT7001D
    

Bachelor of Ecotourism Honours Research Project (12/24 units)
    

12

ECOT7001E
    

Bachelor of Ecotourism Honours Research Project (15/24 units)
    

15

plus 12 units as follows:

BIOL7005
    

Critical Readings in Biology
    

3

and a further 9 units from other higher level undergraduate or honours level topics that are relevant to their studies, as approved by their assessment panel in consultation with the student.



     
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