Geoheritage and Geotourism
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Online & on-campus
- 20 Feb 2023
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of this subject, the students should be able to:
- Communicate geoheritage and geotourism concepts and data
- Accurately apply geographical concepts to contemporary global challenges
- Curate and communicate geoheritage inventory
- Exhibit professional conduct by complying with organisational guidelines and expectations of responsible personnel
- Week 1 – Key concepts of Geoconservation & Natural Values
- Week 2 –Geodiversity sites and Additional Values Assessment
- Week 3 – (Public Holiday) – Additional Values Continued
- Week 4 – Additional Values for Tourism Assessment (In-Field)
- Week 5 – Impacts and Degradation
- Week 6 – testing degradation thresholds in the field
- Week 7 – Field and Online ‘Camp’ activities
- Week 8 – Making Complex Decisions in Geoconservation and Geotourism
- Week 9 – Field Inventories
- Week 10 – The Least Cost Path…
- Week 11 – Rare, Special and Wonderful
- Week 12 – Geoparks and Geotourism
- Week 13 – Communicating Geoheritage and Geotourism
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
This subject considers strategies to sample, understand, and address geoconservation and geotourism issues. By way of a series of field-based and problem-based learning experiences, you will develop the skills and knowledge to conduct and curate (geo)heritage inventories, assess prospective sites for use as geotouristic and geoeducational purposes, propose new geotouristic experiences and develop materials for geoconservation and geotourism consumers and operators.
This subject is the only one of its kind in Australia, and as such, you as a student will work on real case studies, with all leaders in the field. You will be supported to use new digital technologies, undertake social research and work closely with industries and protected areas groups to learn how to practice geoconservation and interpret the landscape for recreation and enjoyment.
Absolutely no background knowledge is required to undertake this subject.
- Landscape of the Week Online Quiz (10%)
- Geoconservation Portfolio (30%)
- Geotourism Digital Portfolio (30%)
- E-Media/podcasts (30%)
Current study term: 19 Feb 23 to 28 May 23
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