Environmental and Social Responsibilty within Tourism and Hospitality, 5 ECTS

Open studies

Date: 01.09.2021 - 31.03.2022
: 75€ (VAT 0€)
Application period: 03.05.2021 - 25.08.2021
: English
: Online course
: Susanna Fabricius
Required skills : Tourism knowledge meaning either work experience or previous studies from tourism or hospitality industry.

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

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
  • Assessment requirements
  • Online quizzes Individual tasks Group tasks

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