TERRITORIAL AND ENVIRONMENT STUDIES

Attività formativa integrata
Codice dell'attività formativa: 
44136-ENG

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Per studenti immatricolati al 1° anno a.a.: 
2018/2019
Insegnamento (nome in italiano): 
TERRITORIAL AND ENVIRONMENT STUDIES
Insegnamento (nome in inglese): 
Territorial and environment studies
Tipo di insegnamento: 
Obbligatoria
Anno di corso: 
1
Anno accademico di offerta: 
2018/2019
Crediti: 
10

Altre informazioni sull'insegnamento

Modalità di erogazione: 
Didattica Convenzionale
Lingua: 
Inglese
Ciclo: 
Primo Semestre
Obbligo di frequenza: 
No
Ore di attività frontale: 
60
Materiali didattici: 
Prerequisites

None

Educational goals

The educational objectives of the course are focused on the study of socio-territorial aspects of tourism practices, significant for the discipline. The educational objectives are also consistent with those of the Programme in Planning and Management of Tourism Systems regarding tourism both as a generator and as a result of territorial processes.
In particular, it gives students basic knowledge about territorial planning within sustainable tourism, as well as skills necessary for acting in an internationalized context.

SPACE DIVERSITY AND INTERCULTURAL GEOGRAPHY:
Students acquire knowledge about the intercultural approach for understanding the Elsewhere. Through the semiotic analysis of the two main cultural representations of territory, landscape and cartography, the student acquires the communication mechanisms of these two representations learning tools for the knowledge of the Other, through new forms of sustainable tourism, in the international context.
ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM:
Students acquire the concepts regarding territoriality declined in the concepts of space, nature, territory, environment, landscape and place. Furthermore, they identify the characteristics of territorial planning within tourism in relation to local communities’ environmental awareness, sustainability and participation

Course content

SPACE DIVERSITY AND INTERCULTURAL GEOGRAPHY:
The module addresses the theme of the meeting / clash of cultures and spatiality is taken up as arena of confrontation of social groups in search of the foundations of their culture and shared values; it is also investigated by means of its primary representations, ie landscape and mapping. The former is considered as a text capable of communicating cultural meanings and social values with particular attention to the role it has assumed in the tourism sector; the second is proposed as a symbolic mediator able to convey the sense and the social consistency of the territory, showing its application in the area of tourism enhancement of territories.

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM:
The course shows the relationship between environment and tourism in a geographic context. Taking up the concept of sustainability, the course deals with the three aspects of environmental and tourism policies: a) the role of territory in tourism; b) environment as a resource for building identity; c) social empowerment on global and local scales.

Textbooks and reading lists

SPACE DIVERSITY AND INTERCULTURAL GEOGRAPHY:
1. E. Casti, Reflexive cartography, A New Perspective in Mapping, Elsevier, 9780128035566, pp. 288.
2. T. Oakes, P. Price, The Cultural Geography Reader, London and New York : Routledge, Parts 1-2-3 (pp. 194)

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM:
1. Holden, Andrew (2008) Environment and Tourism, London: Routledge (second edition), (pp. 274).
2. Alan A. Lew, C. Michael Hall, Allan M. Williams, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, 2014, Part 3 (chapters: 8, 9, 10,11, 12, 13, 14) and Part 4 (chapters 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42) (pp. 200).

Teaching methods

The course is held through lectures, but with a specific attention to the interaction and the participation of students. For this reason, there will be interactive lessons with the participation of students. This method is supported by visual tools (power point presentations) and multimedia connections, in order to facilitate learning.

Assessment and Evaluation

The exam is oral and concerns two interviews on the two parts of the didactic area. It verifies that students acquire concepts presented at lesson.
In particular:
- the theoretical concepts developed during lessons;
- the critical ability to apply to specific case studies and connect the topics and concepts.;
- the ability to apply examples on tourism, environment, interculture in an international context.
The exam evaluation - resulting from the average of the two interviews and a general evaluation of the student - will be expressed on thirty points, communicated to students and registered in their on line career book.