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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - IDS6237

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-08-29
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 4/11/12 for MAY; For Sust. Tourism Conc. Approved by GC for 5/7/12 pending correction to Desc (too long). Fac emailed 4/18/12. GC appd 5/15/12. to USF 5/15/12. to SCNS 5/23/12. Appd eff 8/1/12. Nmbr 6200 appd as 6237

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2673 2011-11-17
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Graduate School GS
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. David W. Randle 7273886675

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    IDS 6237 Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Mgmt Coastal/Marine Habitat

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Ecotourism Sus Tourism Mgmt
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0



    Course Description

    Introduction to environmental management from technical and non-technical perspectives. The major topics covered will be water and air quality, environmental sustainability, collaboration, and building consensus.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Acquire an understanding of the challenges of key impacts on coastal and marine habitat from influences such as ocean acidification, climate change, and ocean pollution.

    2. Acquire an understanding of the impacts ecotourism and sustainable tourism accommodations and resorts have on coastal and marine environments.

    3. Acquire an understanding of the key strategies for ecotourism and sustainable tourism accommodations and resorts, to protect coastal and marine habitat.

    4. Acquire an understanding of the economics of ecotourism and sustainable tourism strategies to protect coastal and marine habitat.

    5. Acquire an understanding of the key strategies for ecotourism and sustainable tourism, shore excursions, and tour operators, to protect coastal and marine habitat.

    6. Acquire knowledge and skills for culture based leadership development to more effectively manage coastal and marine habitat.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this course students should be able to:

    1. Understand the concepts of sustainability related to coastal and marine habitat.

    2. Understand the tools of sustainable tourism that can be applied to coastal and marine habitat protection for both accommodations, and tour operations.

    3. Understand the relationships between tourism, society, culture, and sustainability.

    4. Knowledge, skills and experience to design a sustainable tourism strategy and development plan to protect coastal and marine habitat.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Management

    2. Major Threats to Coastal and Marine Habitat

    3. Major strategies for Coastal and Marine Habitat Protection

    4. Environment Law, Voluntary Initiatives, and Principles for Coastal and Marine Habitat Protection

    5. Sustainable Siting, Design, and Construction Needs for Coastal and Marine Habitat protection

    6. Business & Corporate Responsibility for Coastal & Marine Protection

    7. Culture Based Leadership Development

    8. Social and Cultural Issues related to Coastal and Marine Habitat

    9. Integrated Coastal Zone Management

    D. Textbooks

    Global Trends in Coastal Tourism, Martha Honey, Ph.D., and David Krantz, M.A., Center on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, A Nonprofit Research Organization, Stanford University and Washington, DC

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    • Integrating Sustainable Tourism Development in Coastal and Marine Zone Environment.

    • The Sustainable Tourism Gateway

    • Indicator Guidelines to adopt an indicators approach to evaluate coastal sustainable development

    • Journal for Coastal Conservation

    • Oceans Portal

    • Blue Community

    • Global Sustainable Tourism Council Resource Center -

    • Sustainable Coastal Tourism

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    •Paper - 25%

    •Exams - 25%

    •Project - 25%

    •Field Investigation - 25%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Global Sustainability

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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