Tourism Management and Environment in Brazil
Tourism Management and Environment in Brazil
Language of Instruction: English
3 local credits
TOURISM AND ENVIRONMENT IN BRAZIL
Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina
2. LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION – The course is offered in English.
3. CONTACT HOURS – 45 hours
4. AUDIENCE – The course allows students from different groups to join the room.
5. COURSE PRE-REQUISITES – There are no pre-requisites for the course.
6. GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION – Concepts of tourism and environment. Brazilian
environmental legislation compared to other countries. Brazilian geographical regions. Natural
tourist attractions throughout Brazil. Types of natural landscape that permits tourist activities.
Mapping of natural patrimony of the Santa Catarina region. Sustainability of the natural
patrimony in the tourism activity. Brazilian practical cases.
7. OBJECTIVES – Enable the student to understand the natural and patrimonial Brazilian
landscape and its relation to tourism development.
8. 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 a rule.
9. CONTENTS - 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.
Tourism and Environment in Brazil
To know about the Brazilian Tourism Industry
A "journey" through the tourism industry and development in Brazil
"Costa da Lagoa" trekking and 06 30/03 Visit to a tourism swimming attraction in Florianópolis
Visit to "Peabiru Path" and Praia do Pinheira
Visit neighboring county (Palhoça)
Brazilian Geographic Regions
Political division of the 5 Brazilian regions (States and Capitals)
Learning of Natural Partitioning of Santa Catarina
Diversity of the natural patrimony found in Santa Catarina State
Visit Lagoa do Peri/ Armação/Ribeirão da Ilha & Ostradamus
Southern Part of the Island
Understanding Brazilian Environmental Policies
Selected issues of Brazilian environmental policies
Visit to São Francisco do Sul, Baía da Babitonga and Joinville
Visit to the most ancient city of Santa Catarina
Types of natural landscape that permits tourist activities. Presenting the list of Federal Parks
and Reserves in Brazilian territory.
Visit to the city of Ibirama for a rafting experience
A full rafting experience on the Itajaí River
To be approved, the student must have a minimum of 70% of improvement and a minimum of
75% frequency in the classes. The approval is conditioned to the performance expected in the
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;
There will be three evaluations (Written essays always related to the content given during
regular lectures and also linked to the field work observations and learning).
11. ATTENDANCE POLICY
11.1 To be approved, the student must have a minimum of 70% of improvement and 75% of
In case of injury or sickness the absence of the student will not count if he presents a medical
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.
11.3 Possibility of dropping or adding classes Spring& Fall / Extensive
-The students have the first week to attend all the classes they are already signed up in, and
also the ones they might want to add. Then by the beginning of the second week of classes
(Monday) they should have their final decision.
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*Course content subject to change