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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
- 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.