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ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY: SEA RESOURCES AND TOURISM

CODE 98187
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 10715 VALORIZZAZIONE DEI TERRITORI E TURISMI SOSTENIBILI (LM-80) - SAVONA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-GGR/02
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The sea and related aspects interact with the typical approach of geographical analysis and in particular with that of economic geography. In fact, it constitutes a crossroads between the spatial and the economic method: in essence, the geographical investigation aims to identify the reasons for the choices related to the territorial location of the economic production and service activities. In particular in the case of the sea, to those related to subsoil and surface resources.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to provide specialist knowledge for the analysis of the interactions between tourism and the economy with a view to the transformation of the territory by tourism activities. In addition to the traditional types, the new types of tourism are being examined in relation to the changes in the behaviour and tastes of tourists and the ways in which they can enjoy their holidays.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The educational objective of the course is to make people understand the importance of the "sea resource" for the ecological, social and economic balance of the planet. The declination is obviously above all on a national scale (with an approach also at a European level) and a regional one in particular, as far as the tourism part is concerned.
    
    Learning must allow students to identify, analyze, from the point of view of economic geography, and outline the lines of possible evolution and use of the sea resource, in particular as regards tourism, in relation to the triple sustainability objectives mentioned.

    PREREQUISITES

    No

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course is carried out with face-to-face lessons possibly integrated by seminar and / or group work. 

    If it is not possible, for health reasons, to carry out the lessons in the presence of the same, they will be delivered remotely using the TEAMS and / or AULAWEB University platforms.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The logical articulation of the course includes a first part dedicated to the study of some major topics related to the framework and perspective of economic geography, in particular on the state of "our" world, on the analysis of the paradigm of sustainable development and on the development policies at various geographical scales.
    
    The second part opens the focus dedicated to the sea, in its aspects of geographical analysis, focusing on the aspects of the (sustainable) use of its resources, surface and seabed.
    
    In the third part, the economic, environmental and social dimensions deriving from sea tourism are taken into consideration, among which beach tourism, yachting and sea sports stand out.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    The course draws from various national and European bibliographic sources.
    
    These will be detailed during the lessons and, on request, to students who cannot attend.
    
    Here we report the principalities texts / sites used.
    
    Economic Geography:
    
    Francesco Dini, Patrizia Romei, Filippo Randelli, Economic geography, Markets, businesses, environment and the challenges of the contemporary world, Mondadori University, 2020.
    
    The sea, the Blue Economy and the tourism of the sea:
    
    https://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/policy/blue_growth_it;
    
    https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_986;
    
    https://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/sites/maritimeaffairs/files/docs/body/coastal-and-maritime-tourism_it.pdf

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    The lectures will start on the days scheduled in the calendar in the second semester.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam is carried out in oral form.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The modality consists in ascertaining understanding, personal processing capacity and the use of appropriate language and terminology.