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2 Origins

3 Environment Tourism Many interdependences: •environmental quality for local residents •quality of tourism experience •economic viability of tourism industry •sociopolitical context for management Many problems: •pollution and degradation •unsuitable cultural change •loss of biodiversity •unsustainable resource use

4 Environment Tourism Department Centre for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Faculty of Social Sciences MAY 2006: OFFICIAL MERGER

5 What is our program about? A new synthesis…

6 This program is about sustainability (environmental, social, economic) and its application to tourism and environmental issues

7 •Interdisciplinary degree focusing on sustainable tourism and environment Includes: –Natural and built environments –Economic and business environments –Socio-cultural and human environments –Political (policy) environments

8 Some of our courses • Sustainability, Environment, and Tourism • Culture, Heritage and Tourism • Sustainable Business Operation in Tourism • Nature-based Tourism • Human-dominated Ecosystems • Economics of the Environment • Tourism Planning and Development • Sustainable Integrated Waste Management • Tourism and Aquatic Ecosystems

9 Some of our courses • Sustainable Transportation • Ethics, Equity and Environmental Thought • Biodiversity Conservation • Ecosystem-based Planning • Global Issues in Tourism and the Environment • Cross-cultural Perspectives on Tourism and Environment • Tourism, Sex and Health • Tourism Ethics …and more

10 Emphasis on International and Domestic Field Experiences

11 International Field Courses  Thailand / Hong Kong  New Zealand  Croatia

12 International Field Courses Term abroad programs in: •New Zealand (Winter )

13 International Field Courses Term abroad programs in: •Hong Kong and Thailand (2013)

14 Faculty Members

15 Anthony J. Ward •Associate Professor and Chair, Tourism and Environment Research areas: •environmental economics •tourism economics •economic history •aboriginal rights and economic outcomes

16 David J. Telfer •Associate Professor, Tourism and Environment Research areas: •tourism as a development tool •linkages between tourism and development theory

17 David J. Telfer •Associate Professor, Tourism and Environment Research areas: •tourism and agriculture •culinary tourism (food and wine) •partnerships in rural tourism •souvenirs

18 David T. Brown •Associate Professor, Tourism and Environment •Associate Vice President, International Cooperation ( )

19 David T. Brown Research areas: •sustainability theory •environmental policy •trails and greenways •tourism and technology / digital convergence •waste management policy and practice •international education

20 Danuta Degrosbois •Assistant Professor, Tourism and Environment Research areas: •Tourism Management •Production and Operations Management •Operations Research •Management Science •Innovation Management

21 David Fennell •Professor, Tourism and Environment Research areas: •tourism ethics •ecotourism •nature based tourism

22 Atsusko Hashimoto •Associate Professor, Tourism and Environment Research areas: •sociology, anthropology and psychology of tourism •sex tourism

23 Atsusko Hashimoto •Associate Professor, Tourism and Environment Research areas: •social inequality and tourism •souvenirs •culinary tourism (food and wine)

24 Ryan Plummer •Assistant Professor, Tourism and Environment Research areas: •riparian management •institutional arrangements in environmental and tourism management •co-management systems

25 Telfer Ward Brown Degrosbois Plummer Fennell Hashimoto

26 TREN 1F90: Tourism, Environment and Sustainability COURSE OUTLINE

27 Course outline Accessible through your Isaak / Sakai account (later this week) or directly at

28 Course Outline Highlights

29 How do we build a sustainable future?

30 Can we explore the world and travel without destroying it in the process?

31 The collective effects and impacts of human enterprise have stressed our ecological, economic, and socio- political systems to their limits, requiring a fundamental re-thinking of the role of humans on the planet.

32 Course Objectives •TREN 1F90 is an interdisciplinary introduction to key issues of sustainability and the principles and policies that affect them •major focus on tourism, its impacts, and its opportunities

33 Term 1: Fundamentals of Environment and Sustainability •Interdisciplinarity and what it means •Introduction to systems thinking •Principles of sustainability •Policy: what it is, how it’s made

34 •How the world works: basic environmental literacy •biogeochemical cycles •energy flows and trophic dynamics •pollution principles and processes •Complexity and ecosystem function •Human influences on the ecosphere

35 Term 2: Focus on Tourism •Tourism demand •Tourism supply •Economic impacts of tourism •Social / cultural impacts of tourism •Political dimensions of tourism •Tourism planning

36 Texts and Readings •combination of readings from various sources (provided online) •All students are REQUIRED to have an active Brock user account to use , Isaak / Sakai, and other online information resources.

37 •All assignments and seminar discussion postings will be submitted and evaluated ELECTRONICALLY •See online course outline for details!online course outline

38 Seminars •Brock prides itself on its small-group seminar system (20 or fewer students per seminar section) •designed to expand on course topics and to develop communication skills in small groups

39 Seminars: what goes on? Every week, you will: •attend the seminars! •read the assigned articles / chapters •arrive prepared to discuss the topics with other seminar group members •participate in seminar activities

40 Seminars: what goes on? Every week starting in Week 3 (17 September), you will: •turn in a one-page summary (about 350 words) of the article being discussed, using Sakai (instructions forthcoming!) •submit to your TA a minimum of 24 hours before your seminar session •include a brief discussion of the major points, issues, concerns, or problems raised by the article

41 Seminars: what goes on? Once each year, you will: •assume the role of Seminar Leader for your seminar group •pose pertinent questions •stimulate discussion and interaction •identify key concepts •comment critically on the readings

42 Assignments Assignment 1 (term 1) – 10% Understanding Environmental Issues and Information Sources Assignment 2 (term 2) – 10% Tourism and Sustainability Paper

43 Exams December Progress Exam •all lecture material, readings, and media for the Fall term •scheduled by the Registrar’s Office during the December exam period. Final Exam •all lecture material, readings, and media for the Winter term •scheduled by the Registrar’s Office during the April exam period.

44 The fine print •You are responsible to read and understand policies and regulations in the course outline and calendar pertaining to: – Late / Missed AssignmentsLate / Missed Assignments – Quizzes and ExaminationsQuizzes and Examinations – Academic MisconductAcademic Misconduct

45 Where TREN is located Dept. of Tourism and Environment offices are located on the 4th floor of the Mackenzie Chown Building Main office: MC 421 (campus map)campus map

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47 Seminar conflicts? •If you have a legitimate course conflict with your current seminar section, or •If you are not yet registered in a seminar section, please write down: •your name, , and Brock ID number •the number of your current seminar section (if you have one) • the numbers of all seminar sections that would work with your schedule •Hand in to Sue Jonsson-Ninniss after class


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