GEOGRAPHY II

Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
GEOGRAFIA II
Course code
FT0093 (AF:355056 AR:190672)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of GEOGRAPHY
Subdivision
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
M-GGR/01
Period
2nd Term
Where
VENEZIA
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The course is included among the basic courses of the Bachelor's degree in Literature and in History and it is characterized by objectives and teaching methods consistent with the Geography I course (Surnames M-Z)
Nowadays tourism is a pervasive phenomenon, which can be interpreted from the perspective of Human and Social Sciences. The course aims at providing knowledge and interpretative tools useful to comprehend tourism as a geo-historical phenomenon. Besides, it aims at reflecting on the socio-spatial behavior of tourist actors and on their geo-literary transpositions.
1. Knowledge and understanding:
1.1 Use of the geographical terminology related to tourism
1.2 Knowledge of the historical phases, the evolutive models and the contemporary impacts of travel and tourism practices


2. Applying knowledge and analyzing:
2.1 Being able to use the above mentioned tools to interpret the economic and socio-territorial dynamics of tourism mobility and tourism development at different geographical scales

2.2 Recognizing the tourist development dynamics (past or present) and the related social and environmental problems

2.3 Critical reading of contemporary odeporic literature (novels and travel diaries)

3. Ability to judge:
3.1 Evaluating, case by case, the economic, environmental and socio-cultural factors that concur to tourist sustainability (or unsustainability)

4. Communication skills:
4.1 Writing in a logic, coherent and synthetic style, in order to expose the knowledge gained
4.2 Use of an appropiate semantic and linguistic register
None.
During the course some key concepts of Tourism Geography will be approached, such as the definitions and the liminal forms of tourism, the relations between tourism and mobility, the phases of tourism history, the impacts of tourism, the concepts of sustainable and responsible tourism. Specific examples and case studies will be provided.
Students attending classes:
a) Lesson’s notes
b) dell’Agnese E., Bon voyage. Per una geografia critica del turismo, Torino, UTET, 2018 - N.B. only the chapters that will be assigned during the course
c) Brevini F., Così vicini, così lontani. Il sentimento dell’altro tra viaggi, social, tecnologie e migrazioni, Milano, Baldini & Castoldi, 2017 (e-book also available) - N.B. only chapters I, II and III)
d) Reading of one text at choiche between: Forster Wallace D., Una cosa divertente che non farò mai più, Roma, Minimum Fax, 1998 and following editions (e-book also available) or Osborne L., Il turista nudo, Milano, Adelphi, 2006 (the original editions are welcome as well)

Students not attending classes:
a) dell’Agnese E., Bon voyage. Per una geografia critica del turismo, Torino, UTET, 2018
b) Brevini F., Così vicini, così lontani. Il sentimento dell’altro tra viaggi, social, tecnologie e migrazioni, Milano, Baldini & Castoldi, 2017 (e-book also available) - N.B. only chapters I, II and III)
c) Reading of one text at choiche between: Forster Wallace D., Una cosa divertente che non farò mai più, Roma, Minimum Fax, 1998 and following editions (e-book also available) or Osborne L., Il turista nudo, Milano, Adelphi, 2006 (the original editions are welcome as well)
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 specified textbooks; for non-attending students questions will be on the specified textbooks. The exams lasts 90 minutes (2 academic hours). To be confirmed.
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: disabilita@unive.it.
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This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Cities, infrastructure and social capital" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

This programme is provisional and there could still be changes in its contents.
Last update of the programme: 21/12/2021