History of Tourism (2019/2020)

Course code
4S000941
Name of lecturer
Riccardo Cella
Coordinator
Riccardo Cella
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SECS-P/12 - ECONOMIC HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course provides a general overview of the tourism history from ancient ages to today. Students will understand the economic and social characteristics of the various interpretative paradigms of the evolution of tourism in the long run: proto-tourism, modern tourism, mass tourism and post-modern tourism.
At the end of the course the student will understand:
- the factors influencing the dynamics of the development of a tourist area in the long run;
- the historical changes of the tourist sector (demand and the supply sides).

Syllabus

1. Tourism and economic development.
2. Tourism: a global history.
3. Tourism in Italy.
4. Regional case studies.
5. The organization of tourist sector.

Methods
Frontal lessons covering the topics of the course. Ppt slides will be provided on the e-learning platform.
At the beginning of the course a detailed calendar will be provided with an indication of the topics discussed in each lessons.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Patrizia Battilani Vacanze di pochi, vacanze di tutti. L'evoluzione del turismo europeo Il Mulino 2009

Assessment methods and criteria

Objectives
The exam will verify:
- knowledge of the topics covered by the course
- correct use of language

Content
The exam focuses on the topics covered by the course.

Assessment
Written test: 10 closed-ended questions and 2 open-ended questions