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ECONOMIC HISTORY OF TOURISM

CODE 83682
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 9 credits during the 1st year of 9912 TOURISM SCIENCES:TERRITORY, CULTURE AND BUSINESS (L-15) IMPERIA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION IMPERIA (TOURISM SCIENCES:TERRITORY, CULTURE AND BUSINESS)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The main aim of the course is to outline the development of the tourism sector placed within the economic and social changes occurred in Europe since the Early Modern Age.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the students with the methodological and cultural basis for understanding the evolution of the tourist phenomenon from the economic and social point of view, located in the wider dynamics of European economic development from the seventeenth century to today.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge and understanding 
Students must acquire adequate knowledge and effective understanding of the operation mechanisms of economic systems in a comparative and long-term perspective. 

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding 
Students must learn to apply acquired knowledge and understand problems related to the current economic context as a result of its historical evolution. 

Judgment Autonomy 
Students must be able to use both conceptual and operational skills acquired with autonomy of judgment and skills in different contexts of application. 

Communication Skills 
Students must acquire the technical language of the discipline to communicate clearly and unambiguously to specialists and non-specialists. 

Learning Abilities 
Students must develop adequate learning skills so they will be able to elaborate autonomously the key issues of the discipline, especially in the working contexts where they will operate.

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lectures, occasional seminars on specific cases studies.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The most relevant topics will be:

Part I

  • The European economy in the preindustrial era
  • The start of modern industry in England and the development patterns of the Second Comers
  • The main features of the world economy in the 20th century

Part II

  • From Grand Tour to modern tourism
  • The evolution of tourism demand and supply
  • The Italian case: regional patterns and models
  • The case of the Liguria Region.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For textbooks and teaching material in English, Erasmus students are invited to contact the lecturer during office hours.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA ZANINI (President)

MARCO DORIA

GRAZIANO MAMONE

LUISA PICCINNO

MARINA ROMANI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lectures, occasional seminars on specific cases studies.

LESSONS START

22th September 2020

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written examination

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Written examination, with multiple choice and open ended questions.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
21/01/2021 11:00 IMPERIA Orale
10/02/2021 09:30 IMPERIA Orale
03/05/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale Appello straordinario riservato esclusivamente ai laureandi a.a. 2019/20
04/06/2021 11:00 IMPERIA Scritto
25/06/2021 11:30 GENOVA Scritto
08/07/2021 11:30 GENOVA Scritto
09/09/2021 11:00 IMPERIA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact the Lecturer by e-mail.