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: email@example.com.
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
If you close the banner, only essential cookies will be automatically activated
Ca' Foscari University of Venice, as part of its institutional aims and in fulfillment of the obligations set forth in article 13 of the EU Regulation 2016/679 ("Regulation"), gives you information regarding the processing of personal data collected by cookies and/or similar technologies when you visit the www.unive.it website (“Website”). Cookies are small pieces of information that a website sends to the user’s device where it is automatically stored and then sent back to the same website or to a third party every time that the website is visited using the same device.
In this notice, the term “cookie” will mean cookies as defined above as well as any other similar tracking technology used in the Website.
1. Data Controller
The data controller is Ca' Foscari University of Venice, with headquarters in Dorsoduro n. 3246, 30123 Venice (VE), legally represented by the Rector pro tempore.
2. Data Protection Officer
The University has appointed a "Data Protection Officer" ("DPO"), who can be contacted by writing to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or to the following address: Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Data Protection Officer, Dorsoduro n. 3246, 30123 Venice (VE).
3. Types of cookies, data collect, purposes and legal basis
The cookies used on the website are (please refer to the cookie list for specific information on each cookie):
essential cookies: cookies that are necessary to support the login system and the access to the “Personal Area” of the Website as well as to remember users’ cookie preferences. Personal data associated with these cookie is: user’s IP address, date and time of the visit, means of data transfer, requested resource, response, response size in byte, link connected to the user requesting the resource, user’s operating system, browser and device used. The legal basis for this processing activity is represented by art. 6.1.b) (“performance of a service asked by the data subject”) and art. 6.1.e) of the Regulation (“execution of a task of public interest or connected to the exercise of public powers''). Being the University is a public body and it is required to have a website where the users can find useful information on its activities (artt. 53 e 54 D.lgs. n. 82/2005). Is not possible to disable these cookies through the banner, as this action will have a negative effect on your navigation of the Website.
analytics cookies (firs party): cookies that collect aggregated and statistical data on the navigation of the Website aimed at measuring the number of visits for each page of the Websites as well as the performance and the usability of the Website. The analytics cookies used on the Website are set by the University. Personal data associated with these cookies is: User IP, browser language, average visit time, page actions (downloads, outlinks), first visit, last visit, device used, ecc. The legal basis for this processing activity is represented by art. 6.1.e) of the Regulation (“execution of a task of public interest or connected to the exercise of public powers''), as the University aims at collecting statistical data on the visits of its Website pages especially with regards to the pages of “Amministrazione Trasparente”. Is not possible to disable these cookies through the banner, as this action will have a negative effect on your navigation of the Website.
third party cookies (social media): these cookies are set by third parties that collect the data in order to analyze the navigation and the preferences of the users. On the website, there are cookies set by Google namely Google-Youtube that allow users to watch Youtube videos on the Website and the University to measure the performance of its communication campaigns. These cookies are managed by Google and the University only processes anonymous and statistical information collected by them, who act as joint controllers on the basis of the CJEU ruling n. C-210/16 (5 June 2018). The legal basis for this processing activity is represented by art. 6.1.a) of the Regulation (“consent of the data subject''). The first time you land on the Website, a banner pops up asking whether you consent to enable these cookies. If you do not consent or withdraw consent at a later time through the “click here to change your cookie preferences” button, this will have no effect on your navigation.
You can always manage your cookie preferences through the browser setting. If you disable all cookies, please note that some activities on the website will not be possible anymore (i.e. the ones on the pages accessible in the Personal Area). To find out more on how to manage cookies through browser settings, please visit:
The processing of personal data will be carried out by authorized employees (in compliance with Article 29 of the Regulation and art. 2-quaterdecies of D. lgs. 196/2003), with the use of computerized procedures, adopting appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect them from unauthorized or illegal access, destruction, loss of integrity and confidentiality, even if accidental in nature.
5. Data retention
For information on the retention period of each cookie, please refer to the list below.
6. Recipients and categories of recipients of personal data and data transfer outside the European Economic Area
For the purposes set out above, in addition to specifically authorized employees and collaborators of the University, personal data may also be processed by those who execute outsourced activities on behalf of the University in their capacity as data processors (the updated list is available at: https://www.unive.it/pag/36643/).
Personal data collected by third party cookies may be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA) in compliance with the provisions of the Regulation.
7. Data subjects rights and how to exercise them
As a data subject, you have the right to obtain from the University, in the cases provided for by the Regulation, the access, the rectification and the erasure of your personal data as well as ask for the limitation of the processing of your personal data or to object to the data processing itself (articles 15 and following of the Regulation). The request can be submitted, without any particular formal procedures, by contacting the Data Protection Officer directly at email@example.com or by sending a communication to the following address: Ca' Foscari University of Venice - Data Protection Officer, Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venice. Alternatively, you can contact the Data Controller, by writing a PEC (certified email) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data subjects, who believe that the processing of their personal data is in violation of the provisions of the Regulation, have the right to file a complaint with the Data Protection Authority, as provided for by art. 77 of the Regulation, or to take legal action (art. 79 of the Regulation).
Appendix on social media:
In addition to the privacy notice published at: www.unive.it/pag/29567, the University provides you with information on the processing of your personal data collected through its social media pages (Facebook, Instagram). In particular, the University only processes anonymous and statistical information collected by the social media providers, who act as joint controllers on the basis of the CJEU ruling n. C-210/16 (5 June 2018). Moreover, the University informs you that when you leave a comment or a post on its social media pages, it will process your data only to administer your request/comment.
Last updated: 27/07/2022
List of cookies
Last update of the list of cookies: 22/12/2022
They maintain the session data of the SingleSignOn.