First cycle
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Second cycle
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Single cycle
degree courses
School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP6075797, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
LE0607, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination LANDSCAPE, HERITAGE AND TOURISM
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit


ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-GGR/01 Geography 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 Commissione 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 CASTIGLIONI BENEDETTA (Presidente)
CISANI MARGHERITA (Membro Effettivo)
2 Commissione 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 CASTIGLIONI BENEDETTA (Presidente)
CISANI MARGHERITA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in Geography
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to explore the theme of landscape, also in relation to the issue of heritage and of tourism practices.
In a constant balance between theoretical reflection and analysis of case studies, the course will also provide students with skills on the landscape reading and interpretation and some tools of intervention in land management practices, participation, awareness raising, promotion of landscape as heritage, tourism.
Examination methods: The final exam will be oral.
It will be possible to replace a part of the program with a report related to the activities proposed during the lessons.
Assessment criteria: Assesment will be based on the knowledge of the proposed contents, the capacity to develop connections and insights, the competence to apply to concrete cases the general issues and the theoretical reflections.
Course unit contents: Introduction to the landscape concept ; the relationship between population and landscape and the attributions of value; the European Landscape Convention and the question of democratization; the landscapes of the past and the evaluation of the changes; landscape Observatories; landscape as heritage; Faro Convention; the UNESCO heritage; landscape and tourism: resources and impacts; sustainable tourism
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists of lectures, classroom training or training through the Moodle platform, thematic seminars, field-works. The course aims to encourage the active participation of students.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides of the lessons will be available for the students.
The reference bibliography will be provided at the beginning of the lessons; students will have the possibility to choose among different texts.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Cusimano, Girolamo, Luoghi e turismo culturalea cura di Girolamo Cusimano. Bologna: Patron, 2006. testo consigliato Cerca nel catalogo
  • Castiglioni, Benedetta; De Marchi, Massimo (a cura di), Di chi รจ il paesaggio?la partecipazione degli attori nella individuazione, valutazione e pianificazione. Padova: CLEUP, 2009. testo consigliato Cerca nel catalogo
  • Minca, Claudio; Colombino, Annalisa, Breve manuale di geografia umanaClaudio Minca, Annalisa Colombino. Padova: CEDAM, 2012. testo consigliato Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Story telling

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Affordable and Clean Energy Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions