Sustainable Tourism in Brazil
Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina
Area of Study
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability, Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism, Natural Sciences
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units5
Hours & Credits
GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course covers concepts of ecotourism and the environment. Looking at the new wave of the "green era," it applies theories of sustainability to the tourist destinations in Brazil, with special attention given to the areas of Santa Catarina and Florianópolis. Opportunities for new markets and tourism growth in Brazil will be discussed as well.
Enable the student to understand the natural and patrimonial Brazilian landscape and its relation to sustainability and eco-tourism.
REQUIRED READINGS and/or TEXT(S)
For every field work it will be handed a specific guide that contains all the information regarding the forthcoming event. In this sense, reading, observing the environment, taking notes and group discussions will be required during these field works or suggested as advisedly to reach the course aim. Articles, thesis, textbooks and different textbooks chapters are provided to students as activities.
- Introduction to the Course
- Introduction to Tourism
- Conception of Tourism and its professionalization
- Brazilian Tourism Industry
- Types of natural landscape that permit tourist activities
- A "journey" through the tourism industry and development in Brazil
- Federal Parks and Reserves in Brazilian territory
- Tourism and Environment in the Brazilian geographical areas
- Management of Tourism
- Understanding tourism through the different areas of Brazil
- Case studies of Tourism in Brazil
- Tourism and Environment in Santa Catarina
- The natural patrimony of Santa Catarina
- Management of the historical areas of Florianopolis
Field Work 1
- Sample: Santo Antonio de Lisboa, Jurerê Internacional e Forte de São Jose da Ponta Grossa
- Visit to Historical touristic attractions in Florianópolis
- Santa Catarina State as a tourist destination
- The marketing and management of the tourist areas of the state
- Tourism and Environment
- Dualism of Brazilian society and the future of tourism in the country
- Negotiations between progress and environment protection
Field Work 2
- Sample: Bombinhas and Porto Belo Island
- Group Presentations of a Selected Study case
- Eco-tourism and its opportunities in Florianopolis
- Study case - "Oyster's Way" as gastro-tourism
- Analysis of the area south of Florianopolis as an unexplored tourist destination
Field Work 3
- Sample: South of Florianopolis (Oyster's Way), Pirajubaé Coast, Florianopolis Airport and Avaí Soccer Field
- Rio de Janeiro Favelas
- Film - "Waste Land"
- The environment and the tourism in Florianopolis
- The environment versus the construction industry: an endless battle in Florianopolis
- The analysis of Brazil and its development
- Managing to upgrade tourism in Brazil
- The good and the bad points of the country's infrastructure
Our grading will consist of several activities concerning to practical works, seminars and an article production, participation and interaction in the classroom and written tests, among others.
To be approved, the student must have a minimum of 70% of improvement and a minimum of 75% class attendance. The approval is conditioned to the performance expected in the following:
a) programmed situation on previous reading and class discussions;
b) programmed situation on reading and writing during field work;
c) programmed situation on exposition and interpretation of field work experiences and the capacity texts and debates;
d) presentation of papers and article.
Students will be asked to complete three written evaluations, each related to the content given during regular lectures and also linked to the field work observations and learning.
To be approved, the student must have a minimum of 70% of improvement and 75% of class frequency. The student cannot be absent on up to 25% of classes.In case of injury or sickness the absence of the student will not count if he presents a medical certificate. In this context, the classroom assignments shall be sent via e-mail to him. When the student joins back his group, the professor is instructed to pay extra attention to him/her in the process of catching up with the class.