Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The course focuses on the main concepts relating to environmental issues affecting tourism, in order to improve students’ expertise in analyzing and explaining territorial complexity.
This didactic module, jointly with the one held by Prof. Francesco Vallerani, is thereby part of the same course (12 cfu) with common learning outcomes.
Special interest will be devoted to the concept of both environmental and cultural heritage.
The didactic module aims at providing cultural instruments useful to analyze the touristic phenomena, both at global and local scale, and to interpret its evolution, case by case, in the light of socio-cultural and environmental sustainability.
Moreover, the contents of the lessons and of the texts contribute to build skills to operate, with a complex and sustainability-oriented vision, within territorial tourist systems in different regional areas and to cope with the globalization of tourism and its impacts.
Expected learning outcomes
1. Knowledge and understanding:
1.1 Use of the geographical terminology related to tourism
1.2 Knowledge of the main themes, problems and authors of contemporary tourism geography
2. Applying knowledge and analyzing:
2.1 Being able to recognize the different ways by which tourism development dynamics impact on territorial configurations, on landscape and on environmental quality of places
2.2 Being able to recognize the ethic and social implications involved in tourism development
3. Ability to judge:
3.1 Being aware of what “tourism sustainability” means and of the economic, environmental and socio-cultural factors involved in its implementation
3.2 Being able to identify the ethical and social issues involved in tourism development
4. Communication skills:
4.1. Exposing and problematizing in writing the acquired knowledge, using argumentative prose
Basic knowledge of lexicon and concepts of tourism geography.
The core theme of the course will be the critical consideration of “sustainable tourism”, seen as a concept and as implementation.
The environmental, socio-cultural and economic factors will be analyzed in order to comprehend the conditions to promote tourism as an instrument of “sustainable territorial development”. Tourism ethical issues will also be considered.
These issues will be applied to specific case studies.
Students attending classes:
a) Lesson’s notes
b) D’Eramo M., Il selfie del mondo. Indagine sull’età del turismo, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2017 and following editions: N.B. Limitatamente ai capitoli 1-10 (e-book also available)
c) Del Bo C., Etica del turismo, Roma, Carocci, 2017
Students not attending classes:
a) Aime M., Papotti D., L’altro e l’altrove. Antropologia, geografia e turismo, Torino, Einaudi, 2012 (e-book also available)
b) D’Eramo M., Il selfie del mondo. Indagine sull’età del turismo, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2017 and following editions (e-book also available)
c) Del Bo C., Etica del turismo, Roma, Carocci, 2017
Written exam with open questions targeted at the measurement of the ability to apply knowledge and understanding and the ability to judge. For students attending classes exam questions will be on lesson’s notes and on the 2 specified textbooks; for not attending students questions will be on the 3 specified textbooks. The exams lasts 90 minutes (2 academic hours). To be confirmes.
Lectures with discussion and seminars (depending on COVID 19 crisis).
Attending lessons is highly recommended.
Accessibility, Disability and Inclusion - Accommodation and support services for students with disabilities and students with specific learning impairments: Ca’ Foscari abides by Italian Law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) regarding support services and accommodation available to students with disabilities. This includes students with mobility, visual, hearing and other disabilities (Law 17/1999), and specific learning impairments (Law 170/2010). If you have a disability or impairment that requires accommodations (i.e., alternate testing, readers, note takers or interpreters) please contact the Disability and Accessibility Offices in Student Services: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Type of exam
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals
This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Natural capital and environmental quality" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development
Last update of the programme: 29/04/2020
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