GEOGRAPHY OF TOURISMAcademic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: DONATELLA STEFANIA PRIVITERA
Expected Learning Outcomes
The course aims to provide students with basic knowledge of economic geography, with insights to the tourism sector. The education is aimed at the basic structures (logical and methodological) of economic geography as well as to provide knowledge of the main territorial, demographic, economic and social aspects in which the territory is articulated; to know how to use a level of study especially explanatory-applicative-scientific; to the transmission of the concepts of the theoretical, spatial, organizational and managerial linterpretations applied to the national and international tourism system, current and potential.
A basic knowledge of physical geography is required with advisable attendance of the zero course "The World and Its Countries" (lectures available at the beginning of the first didactic semester), and in-depth knowledge of elements of economics. Also required is an ability to make interdisciplinary connections particularly with acquired knowledge of economics and sociology disciplines, with adequate technical linguistic expression regarding knowledge.
Attendance of Lessons
Detailed Course Content
For Erasmus students and foreigners it is' possible to agree an alternative program in English. Really foreign students can choose a written test in English.
English text: Stephen Williams, Alan A. Lew, Tourism Geography: Critical Understandings of Place, Space and Experience (3rd Edition), Routledge, New York, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-0415854443
|Bignante Elisa, Celata Filippo, Vanolo A.
|Geografie dello sviluppo. Una prospettiva critica e globale
|Bon Voyage. Per una geografia critica del turismo
|Articoli e materiale aggiuntivo di aggiornamento
Learning Assessment Procedures
During the didactic semester of face-to-face lectures (first semester) there will be written midterm tests, working groups with oral presentations of applied real cases, and a final written test (multiple-choice test). During the exam session appeals will be oral. The student's evaluation is assigned according to mastery of topics, expository skills, knowledge of disciplinary vocabulary, critical and interdisciplinary insights and related applied understanding. Also from the ability to interact in working groups. Participation in seminars, external visits to institutions and workshops organized during the teaching semester will be of added value. Verification of learning may also be conducted electronically, should conditions require it.
Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises
Numerous and frequent application examples of questions/exercises for each topic covered will be addressed during the lectures. Tutorials are scheduled before individual written midterm exams. The oral examination tends to test the skills acquired and the ability to elaborate, critically investigate and feedback according to the reference texts and additional material in the application of theoretical knowledge excluding purely mnemonic knowledge.