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. This course provides an overview of tourism in coastal/marine areas and includes topics such as: shared resource use and management; sovereignty tensions; adventure and expeditionary tourism; the logistical challenges of operating in remote marine environments; and the impacts tourism may have on the sustainability of the communities and environments in the region.
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
Only for students in Coastal Communities and Regional Development (MA programme)