The course takes place in period

2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In order to understand the importance of
environmental management and socio-cultural
responsibility within the field of tourism, it is
essential to understand the big picture of
sustainable tourism, hence the course starts with
an introduction to sustainable tourism. After the
introduction, the course will focus on
environmental and social impact of the tourism
industry, as well as different management tools
to manage the impacts responsibly.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to understand facts and frames of environmental
and social responsibility, and be aware of
current challenges within the field of
environmentally and socially sustainable tourism.

Course contents

Sustainable tourism
Enviromental impacts of tourism
Environmental responsibility
Social and cultural impacts of tourism
Socio-cultural responsibility

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to the Tourism Industry &
Tourism in a Contemporary World

Recommended or required reading

All material available online on Itslearning

Study activities

  • Lectures - 2 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 133 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Virtual self studies

Assessment requirements

Online quizzes
Individual tasks
Group tasks


Halmén Mia


Fabricius Susanna

Group size

No limit (19 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-10-14 to 2019-10-27

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-10-29 09:00 - 11:30 B328 Environmental and Social Responsibility Halmén Mia

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