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VISION College of Arts and Sciences

IFSU-Academic Centers Vision:

The College of Arts and Sciences is
of Excellence a center for excellent programs for
Republic of the Philippines the professional development and
MISSION IFUGAO STATE UNIVERSITY training of individuals engaged in
the realm of politics, governance,
Lamut, Ifugao
tourism, behavior and the mental
To provide quality education processes.
research and extension services to College of Arts and Sciences Mission:
bring about educated and morally Establish an effective system of
upright individuals endowed with Course Syllabus education that is responsive to the total
educational requisites of learners who
professional and entrepreneurial will help and lead in understanding and
skills, who will take the lead in I. Course Code: BST 108 realizing the objectives of local and
global development needs directed to
enhancing sustainable development service and growth of the individual
towards improved quality of life. II. Course Title: ECOTOURISM human person as well as communities.

GOALS OF THE III. Course Units: 3 units The programs are tasked to focus on
the following areas/components:
UNIVERSITY A Curriculum and Instruction
IV. Course Description: This course presents an overview of 1 Attune faculty and instruction
1. Pursue Excellence in ecotourism as a form of sustainable development; discusses through advanced education and
exposures from related agencies
Instruction Services the principles and goals of ecotourism development. This and government institutions.
2. Pursue Excellence in Research subject also covers discussions on ecotourism planning and 2 Evaluate and develop curriculum
and instructional materials.
Services development process, including the institutional and legal B Research and Publication
3. Pursue Excellence in Extension frameworks for ecotourism, the need for collaborative 1 Manage and publish researches
Services planning and assessment criteria for ecotourism from a broad on public policies, governance,
4. Pursue Excellence in Training tourism development and
perspective with focus on ecotourism market segments and behavioral processes.
Services 2 Initiate public lectures, debates,
best practices. May include a field trip component.
5. Pursue Excellence in Resource conferences and other related
creative activities.
C Extension Services and
6. Pursue Excellence in Linkages
1. Establish linkages with other
agencies, organizations and
institutions for resource-sharing and
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE V. Course Outcomes: Objectives of the
The students:
1. Intensify enhancement 1) Show understanding of the philosophy behind eco-
in instruction tourism development Graduates of BS
2. Broaden access to 2) Describe the features that characterize true as
higher education opposed to pseudo ecotourism sites Tourism:
3. Promote student welfare 3) Show understanding of the process involved in making
4. Improvement of an ecotourism plan 1. Manifest adequate
students performance in 4) Appreciate the value of nature and culture as knowledge of tourism
licensure examination ecotourism resources and how ecotourism may be used both in the local and
and employment to enhance these assets
international context
5. Intensify conduct of 5) Identify and present examples of best practices in
2. Exemplify cultural
research ecotourism operations in the Philippines
6. Increase presentation sensitivity and strong
and publication or VI. Grading System economic, social,
Research result /papers Mid term grade = 2/3 CS + 1/3 midterm exams moral and aesthetic
in national and Final term grade = 2/3 CS + 1/3 Final Term Exams values
international Final Grade = 2/3 FTG + 1/3 MTG 3. Create tourism
7. Generate, package and industry related
VII. Learning Plan (See next page)
patent relevant innovations through
technologies research undertakings
8. Empower extension and 4. Implement
training services
9. Intensify conduct of
existing extension
training programs and
10. Undertake new
extension and training
programs focused on
technology sharing and
Learning Plan
Learning Outcomes Course Content Teaching & Assessment Resources Reference
Learning Task
Students will: Activities
Week 1: List the course Grading System and Course Inter-active Muddiest Handout of Approved
requirements and Requirements discussion on Point: students course syllabus
demonstrate understanding of the hand-out write which requirements
the computation of grades part they did
not understand
Week 2: Definition of Ecotourism and Lecturette on -Quiz LCD Projector Lim, Romeo.
Define and discuss goals of Ecotourism introduction Quiz 2013.
ecotourism. Differentiate of ecotourism with Tourism
ecotourism from other forms Perspective of ecto-tourism vis--vis other Planning and
of tourism forms of Development
tourism Essentials.
Identify the goals of tourism -Word Puzzle Chapter 3
-Think, Pair &
Share re Sinha, Vijay.
ecotourism 2013.
definition Travel,
tourism and
Chapters 1,
Week 3: Emergence of Ecotourism Lecturette on -Individual Prepared
Narrate the history and how the work: mind- guidelines for
ecotourism emerged emergence of map of individual and
ecotourism. ecotourism group
history activities
Desired Learning Course Content/ Subject Teaching & Assessment Resources References
Outcomes Matter Learning Task
WEEK 5 & 6: Principles of ecotourism Lecturette on Group LCD TIES website
Present and explain the the principles presentation projector
principles of ecotourism of ecotourism graded on the Prepared
Buzz groups basis of: mechanics
re principles -level of for group
of ecotourism knowledge activity: Give
-mastery of the an example
topic for the
- discussion principle
assigned to
your group.
Other groups
required to
throw a
WEEK 7: Forms of ecotourism; Video show Quiz LCD Lim, Romeo.
Identify the forms of eco- ecotourism attractions Lecturette on projector 2013.
tourism and ecotourism ecotourism Speaker with Tourism
attractions and products sites and Quiz Planning and
activities in Development
the Essentials.
Philippines Chapter 6
WEEK 8: Institutional framework of Lecturette Mid-Term Examination The National
Discuss the institutional ecotourism Inter-active Examinations Papers Ecotourism
framework of ecotourism in discussion Strategy,
the Philippine setting DOT

WEEK 9 & 10: Ecotourism policies and Lecturette on Group output Prepared The National
Analyze case studies related strategies ectourism on Case Study case studies Ecotourism
to ecotourism policies and -Conservation strategies policies and analysis for Strategy,
strategies -Socio-economic-cultural strategies distribution DOT
strategies Case study to groups
WEEK 11 & 12 Ecotourism planning and Lecturette on Oral -LCD
Conduct SWOT analysis and development ecotourism Presentation of projector Ajay,
ecotourism planning and planning and group work Chauhan.
development development output. 2014.
Group work Planning and
on planning Management

Planning and
Projects in
WEEK 13: Collaborative planning Lecturette Group project: -LCD Lim, Romeo.
- Explain different strategies -Project- i.e brochure, projector 2013.
collaborative planning Based itinerary, with Tourism
strategies Learning memento, etc. Planning and
- Apply collaborative planning (design a that shows Development
strategies through a project product i.e. collaborative Essentials.
Chapter 12 &
brochure, planning
itinerary, etc strategies
that uses
WEEK 14: Ecotourism marketing Powerpoint Quiz -LCD Bhutani,
-Explain the profile of segments presentation Projector Navreen.
ecotourists re ecotourist 2014.
-Show understanding of profile Ecotourism
ecotourism marketing and and
segments ecotourism Sustainable
marketing Development
segments , Chapter 5
WEEK 15 Best practices in ecotourism Lecturette on Group -LCD Lim, Romeo.
-Present best practices in operations best presentation Projector 2013.
ecotourism operations in the practices in that shows: with Tourism
Philippines ecotourism Planning and
operations -integration of Development
Group ecotourism Chapter 6
research on concepts
best -preparation
practices on -interaction
ecotourism with class
Chapter 16: Monitoring and managing Lecturette Quiz -LCD Lim, Romeo.
-Show understanding on how visitor impacts on visitor Projector 2013.
to conduct monitoring and management -Selected Ecotourism
management of visitor readings with Tourism
Planning and
WEEK 16 & 17 Opportunities and PowerPoint Group -LCD PCARRD
Identify and explain the constraints for ecotourism presentation presentation on Projector 2010.
opportunities and challenges development on the eco tourism - Planning and
for ecotourism development various issues Developing
opportunities Community-
and based
challenges Ecotourism
for Projects in
ecotourism the
development Philippines.
Strip reading
on Saxena, R.P.,
ecotourism 2014.
issues Fundamental
s of tourism
Chapters 9
& 10
WEEK 17: Assessment criteria for Lecturette on Oral and Prepared PCARRD
-Use assessment criteria for ecotourism potential ecotourism written mechanics 2010.
areas with ecotourism assessment presentation on for the Planning and
potential criteria outputs re exercise Developing
Exercises on exercise Community-
assessing based
areas with Ecotourism
ecotourism Projects in
potential the
Week 18: Review Integration of all Topics Review - Final

IV. References

Ajay, Chauhan. 2014. Ecotourism Planning and Management. Anmol Publications, New Delhi

Bhutani, Navreen. 2014. Ecotourism and Sustainable Development. Anmol Publications. New Delhi.

Lim, Romeo. 2013. Ecotourism with Tourism Planning and Development Essentials.
PCARRD 2010. Planning and Developing Community-based Ecotourism Projects in the Philippines.

Saxena, R.P. 2014. Fundamentals of tourism and eco-travel. Anmol Publications. New Delhi

Online Reference:
www. TIES.org

Alampay, Ramon Benedicto & Libosada, Carlos M. 2003. Development of a Classification Framework on Ecotourism Initiatives in the
Philippines. PASCN Discussion Paper Series, Makati.

Prepared by: Checked by: Approved by:

Eulalie D. Dulnuan Eulalie D. Dulnuan Rommel B. Sumeg-ang., PhD

Instructor Chairperson, BST Dean, College of Arts and Sciences