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CODE 83691
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-GGR/02
TEACHING LOCATION
  • IMPERIA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Propedeuticità in uscita
Questo insegnamento è propedeutico per gli insegnamenti:
  • TOURISM SCIENCES:TERRITORY, CULTURE AND BUSINESS 9912 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • GEOGRAPHY OF LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT 83690
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course is dedicated to the study of territorial transformations due to the development of the tourism phenomenon and its effects on the natural, social and economic environment.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide basic knowledge of the tourism phenomenon through the geographical analysis of the territories seen according to the transformation due by tourism activities. Specific attention will be given to the analysis of recent manifestations of tourism demand in relation to changes in the behaviours and tastes of the tourist and in the ways of enjoying holidays.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Expected learning outcomes.

Knowledge and understanding:

The teaching activity aims to provide knowledge of all those elements that constitute the essential motivating matter of tourism, namely the territory. In particular, the course aims to promote understanding of the results of anthropic activity on it (landscape) and on other material (built - artefacts and productions) and intangible forms (carried and cultural stratification).

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:

The course aims to enable the analysis of territories and tourist destinations from the point of view of the possible activation and enhancement of present and potential natural and anthropogenic resources, also with reference to the demand, its segments and the ever-changing needs that the market manifests.

Autonomy of judgment:

In relation to the consistency of the knowledge acquired, an initial autonomy of judgment will be achieved, supported by the ability to systematize quantitative data and qualitative analyzes.

Communication skills:

The course provides the basic elements to allow you to address issues related to the territory and tourist destinations with the methodological tools and the appropriate classification and terminological and communicative categories.

Learning ability:

The acquired notions allow to form an initial ability to analyze in relation to the tourism issues of the territories and destinations related to the present situation and to the hypotheses of evolution.

PREREQUISITES

No.

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of lectures, for a total of 36 hours (equal to 6 CFU), aimed at presenting and studying the main notions of the geography of tourism through the use of practical examples.

The materials used during the lessons will be uploaded to AulaWeb together with other materials (reports, links to databases, etc.) aimed at defining the quantitative aspects of the phenomena studied.

Occasionally, scholars or experts in the discipline (Italian and foreign) may also be invited to hold seminars to deepen specific aspects of the issues dealt with.

Attending students will also have the opportunity to carry out case studies through group work. The group work is divided into two phases: preparation of a written paper, oral presentation accompanied by slides. Timely information will be provided in class and through the teaching AulaWeb.

Positive assessment of the teamwork will allow attending students to acquire the following Open Badge: Personal skill - advanced level.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main topics are:

  • The numbers of tourism: arrivals, overnights, flows and reception areas;
  • Tourism and economic geography: supply and demand; circulation and transport; employment;
  • Tourism and political geography: geopolitical situations; tourist policies; systems and districts;
  • Types of tourism: motivations; naturalistic, ethnological, rural tourism, etc.
  • Tourism and the environment: space visited and space consumed; the measurement of impacts;
  • Tourism and image: neotoponyms, literature, mass media, cartography, etc.

The teaching deals with topics in line with the following objectives and targets of the UN 2030 Agenda:

  • Objective 8: Promote sustainable, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all (particularly Target 8.9: By 2030, develop and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products).
  • Objective 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation (particularly Target 9.1: Develop quality, reliable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure, including regional and cross-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with particular attention to equitable access for all).
  • Objective 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable (particularly Target 11.a: Support positive economic, social, and environmental linkages between urban, peri-urban, and rural areas, strengthening national and regional development planning).
  • Objective 12: Ensure sustainable patterns of consumption and production (particularly Target 12.b: Develop and implement tools to monitor the impacts of sustainable development for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products).

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For ATTENDING students

Materials uploaded to AulaWeb, supplemented by what was presented by the teacher in the classroom and appropriately summarized in the notes taken in class. In absence of comprehensive notes, students are required to use the textbook:

BAGNOLI L., Manuale di geografia del turismo, Torino, UTET, 2022. 

 

For NON ATTENDING students

TEXTBOOK:

BAGNOLI L., Manuale di geografia del turismo, Torino, UTET, 2022. 

MATERIALS UPLOADED ON AULAWEB.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The lectures will start on II semester as scheduled in the calendar 2024/25: https://economia.unige.it/calendario-didattico

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is oral.
Group work, possibly carried out by attending students, even if discussed during the course, forms an integral part of the exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

 

The oral exam will allow to evaluate:
- mastery and deepening of knowledge,
- the ability to use the skills developed.
Evaluation criteria are:
- the quality of the oral communication,
- the correct use of the appropriate vocabulary,
- the ability of critical analysis, even on possible cases discussed.

The students who carry out the group work will also be assessed on the quality of the paper as regards the content and formal aspects.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) are reminded that to request exam accommodations, they must first upload their certification on the university website at servizionline.unige.it in the “Students” section. The documentation will be verified by the Inclusion Services Office for students with disabilities and SLD at the University (https://rubrica.unige.it/strutture/struttura/100111).

Subsequently, well in advance (at least 10 days) before the exam date, an email must be sent to the professor administering the exam, copying both the Departmental Inclusion Coordinator for students with disabilities and SLD (scotto@economia.unige.it) and the aforementioned Inclusion Services Office using one of the following addresses (disabili@unige.it; dsa@unige.it). The email should specify:

  • The name of the course
  • The exam date
  • The student’s last name, first name, and student ID number
  • The compensatory tools and dispensatory measures considered functional and requested.

The coordinator (Prof. Serena Scotto) will confirm to the professor that the requester is entitled to request exam accommodations and that such accommodations must be agreed upon with the professor. The professor will respond, indicating whether the requested accommodations can be used.

Requests must be sent at least 10 days before the exam date to allow the professor to evaluate the content. In particular, if you intend to use concept maps for the exam (which must be much more concise than those used for studying), if the request is not sent within the specified timeframe, there will not be enough time to make any modifications that the professor might request.

For further information regarding the request for services and accommodations, please refer to the document: Linee guida per la richiesta di servizi, di strumenti compensativi e/o di misure dispensative e di ausili specifici  

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Decent work and economic growth
Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable cities and communities
Responbile consumption and production
Responbile consumption and production

OpenBadge

 PRO3 - Soft skills - Personale avanzato 1 - A
PRO3 - Soft skills - Personale avanzato 1 - A