The course takes place in period

1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)


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


Halmén Mia

Group size

No limit (20 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

The course will end in the middle of Period 2.

Course enrolment period

2021-08-09 to 2021-08-29

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-09-09 10:00 - 11:30 Environmental and Social Responsibility Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 687 1204 9298 Join by SIP 68712049298@ 68712049298@ Join by H.323 Meeting ID: 687 1204 9298 Halmén Mia

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