spring 2018

AAT-1003 Arctic Tourism Management - 20 ECTS

Last changed: 29.01.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education


Alta |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries:  1 December for the spring semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester

Type of course

Subject can be taken as single course.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements Applicants from Nordic countries: Generell studiekompetanse.

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English.

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website - nokut.no

Application code: 9199 (Nordic countries).

Course content

General value basis

  • The course will relate the course themes to the value basis of respect and consideration for nature and culture.

HES and risk management              

  • Internal control
  • Risk analysis

Hospitality and HR management

  • Motivation and guidance
  • Staff development and planning

Ethical issues in adventure tourism

  • Physical and mental risks
  • Societal and environmental risks

Objectives of the course


The candidate will:  

  • have knowledge of basic concepts, models and theories of general leadership management;
  • have knowledge of basic concepts, models and theories related to the management of staff and guest groups in the tourism industry;
  • have knowledge of HES and risk management.


The candidate will:

  • be able to use management techniques and tools to motivate and supervise staff;
  • be able to take responsibility and guide guest groups;
  • be able to take responsibility and make decisions concerning HES and risk assessments
  • be able to develop and evaluate security systems, as well as make safety routines and risk analysis. 


The candidate will:

- be able to internalize their own attitudes of security and risk   assessment as a part of business culture

- be able to understand the importance of incorporating such attitudes and culture in staff development.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures - Weekly lectures, seminars, student presentations    (individual/groups) - Practical training, e.g. roleplay, industry visits, guest lectures.



- One individual written assignment/report

- One group assignment including organizing a tour/event

- 70% attendance in all student activities and lectures

- The mandatory assignments and the 70% attendance must be approved before the student can take the exam.


- Individual written home exam. Duration: 14 days. The exam must be answered in English

Grading: scale A to F with F for failed.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course in case of F.

Date for examination

Individual written home exam hand out date 16.05.2018 hand in date 30.05.2018

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.


Course overlap

REI-1003 Arctic Tourism Management I 20 stp