GEOGRAPHY OF LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT

GEOGRAPHY OF LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT

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Code
83690
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9912 TOURISM SCIENCES:TERRITORY, CULTURE AND BUSINESS (L-15) IMPERIA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-GGR/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
IMPERIA (TOURISM SCIENCES:TERRITORY, CULTURE AND BUSINESS)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The geography of landscape and environment aims to implement basic knowledge, understanding of the main tools and approaches of geographical analysis to landscape.  Intense landscape both as an object of research and as a heritage to be preserved and enhanced also from the point of view of sustainable tourism.  

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the concepts of territory, landscape and environment through a systemic approach where they play a key role: the territory, with its historical, cultural, environmental resources as well as with Its networks of subjects and businesses; Territoriality, that is, the collective response of the local level based on the interaction between subjects and places and the dynamic relationship between social components and what of material and immaterial is precisely the territory; Social and environmental qualities as central elements of new territorial equilibria; The territorial sustainability of development, that is, the ability to reproduce the territorial capital and to preserve its identity.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course has as its main objectives:
the understanding of the territory for a sustainable tourist enhancement and the landscape as a resource, providing methods of knowledge and analysis of the landscape itself. The course consists of two parts, one dedicated to theory and methodological content and the other dedicated to case studies in the field of tourism policies.

The learning outcomes will enable the student to develop knowledge and skills suitable to use the main geographical methods and tools for critical local and global understanding of tourism phenomena.

PREREQUISITES

It is recommended that you have already passed the Geography of tourism: new tourism for new markets exam planned for the first year.

Teaching methods

Teaching modes

Head-on lessons, case studies, activities/conventions, testimonies, seminars, exercises, (held during the lesson period)

Sitting on Aualweb: Yes

Head-on lessons, case studies, activities/conventions, testimonies, seminars, exercises, (held during the lesson period)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Part I: Themes taken into consideration during the Course will cover both characters and evolution of landscapes and developments in the concept of landscape itself (natural, humanised, sensitive, rational): in particular, the interrelations between the various elements of the territorial system will be highlighted, starting obviously with the concepts of the environment and the ecosystem and the relationship between Man and the environment.

Part II: In particular, the relationship between tourism and the territory will be examined in depth, analysing the "life cycle" of tourist resorts, and then examining the most innovative and sustainable tools for planning tourism policies, from STL to tourist districts, and particular types of accommodation, such as diffuse hotels.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For attending students:

1. Amoretti G., Varani N. Psicologia e geografia del turismo. Dai motivi del turista all’elaborazione dell’offerta, 

2.  Braga A., Sviluppo del turismo sostenibile. Cambiamenti sociali e acquisizione di competenze, Ediesse Edizioni, 2015 (ONLY AS READING TEXT)

3) Written exercise on one of the themes proposed for the lesson (maximum length of 5 pages) to be prepared and handed over before the end of the lessons.

Additional articles and materials may be made available on the website of the Aulaweb course

 

For non attending students:

1. Amoretti G., Varani N. Psicologia e geografia del turismo. Dai motivi del turista all’elaborazione dell’offerta, McGraw-Hill, Milano, in corso di stampa [parte II e parte III]

2. Braga A., Sviluppo del turismo sostenibile. Cambiamenti sociali e acquisizione di competenze, Ediesse Edizioni, 2015.

3.  In addition, a critical reading with a brief written re-working of one of the texts recommended below is envisaged

  • Aime M., Papotti D. L'altro e l'altrove. Antropologia, geografia e turismo, Einaudi, Torino, 2018
  • Dal Borga A., Prospettive di gepografia del turismo, CUEM, Catania, 2007
  • Dell'Agnese Bon voyage. Per una geografia critica del turismo, UTET, Torino, 2018
  • Mercatanti L., Percorsi di geografia tra cultura, società e turismo, Pàtron, Bologna, 2011

  • Lozato-Giotart G.P, Geografia del turismo, Hoepli, Milano, 2008

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: From 10 September 2019 to end February 2020 : Wednesday from 14.30 to 15.30 - Plan 2 Body A - Direction Corso A. Podestá 2 - Genoa. From 1 March 2020 by appointment Only for students of the POLO of Imperia: From 9 March 2020 to 18 May 2020 : Monday at 16-17 - Polo Universitario Imperia Only for students of CAMPUS Savona: From March 4 to May 20, 2020: Wednesday at 12.00 - 13.00 - Campus of Savona. For any problem concerning the teaching you can still communicate with the teacher by email: varani@unige.it or by calling the number 010 20953604; or by calling the number 01020953500. For additional information, students are requested to contact the teacher in good time to define bibliographic additions or alternative programs.  

Exam Board

NICOLETTA VARANI (President)

ANTONIO GUERCI

GUIDO FRANCO AMORETTI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Teaching modes

Head-on lessons, case studies, activities/conventions, testimonies, seminars, exercises, (held during the lesson period)

Sitting on Aualweb: Yes

Head-on lessons, case studies, activities/conventions, testimonies, seminars, exercises, (held during the lesson period)

LESSONS START

 March 2, 2019

ORARI

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GEOGRAPHY OF LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT

EXAMS

Exam description

For attending students :
At the end of the course there will be a written exam reserved for students attending (70-75% of the course). 
Students who do NOT take the written exam will take an oral exam in the same way as those who do not.

For non-attending students : oral exam .

The oral exam includes the discussion , including through the use of graphs, charts and tables , proposals on aulaweb or present on the texts in the program , useful to the understanding of the territory understood as a central point of contact for the study and the various interactions between identity .

Assessment methods

For attending students:

At the end of the course there will be a written exam reserved for students attending (70-75% of the course). Students who do NOT take the written exam will take an oral exam in the same way as those who do not.


For non attending students:

Oral test for non-attendants: The oral test involves discussion, also with the help of graphs, charts and tables, proposed during the course or present on the texts in the program, useful for understanding the territory as a central point for the study of contact and interactions between different identities.

The oral examination will be assessed on the basis of the following 

a) Knowledge of the topics dealt with in the course (65%)

b) Quality of oral exposure/ability to present arguments and critical approach to discipline (25%)

c) Mastery of specific vocabulary (10%)

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/06/2020 11:00 IMPERIA Orale
22/06/2020 11:00 IMPERIA Orale
06/07/2020 11:00 IMPERIA Orale
07/09/2020 11:00 IMPERIA Orale