Selfish Selfies: Developing a Campaign Against Harmful Tourism in Ireland

Faculty:
Dr. Jerrica Rowlett (More Info)

Course:
Selfish Selfies: Developing a Campaign Against Harmful Tourism in Ireland

Program Dates:
May 31, 2022 - June 15, 2022

Honors Credit:
None

WKU Course:
COMM 415

Discipline(s):
Communication

Course Description:
Explore some of the great tourist destinations that highlight Ireland’s natural beauty while also exploring how the pursuit of the perfect Instagram photo has led to overcrowding and put stress on nature-based tourist destinations. Through observing practices and current methods for deterring harm to the environment in sites such as the Cliffs of Moher as well as Dublin, students will learn about behaviors that lead to undesired effects such as littering, eroding natural landscapes, and overcrowding. After analyzing the issues and witnessing firsthand many of the tourist destinations of Ireland, students will develop a public relations campaign encouraging tourists to respect the environment they are visiting.

Prerequisites:
None

Physical Activity Requirements:
Contact Faculty

Course Highlights:
Coming soon