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Landscape and environment geography

  • A.A. 2019/2020
  • CFU 9
  • Ore 54
  • Classe di laurea LM-49
Simone Betti / Professore di ruolo - II fascia / Geografia (M-GGR/01)
Dipartimento di Scienze della Formazione, dei Beni Culturali e del Turismo

Observation and listening skills.
Favourable attitude for interdisciplinary study and approach.
Availability and use of an atlas and a PC.

Obiettivi del corso

The course aims to provide geography's foundamental theoretical tools, and to use them as keys for understanding the reality of macro-regions, individual States, other regional entities and their exploitation for tourism purposes.
Particular attention will be given to the "construction", the exploitation and promotion of the landscapes.

Programma del corso

Basic concepts of environment and landscape;
Territorial frameworks;
Environmental degradation and protection;
The changing relationship between man and nature;
Regional landscapes: Marche, Italy, Europe and North America;
Tourist Regions as complex and integrated territories;
The representation of tourist spaces and places.

Testi (A)dottati, (C)onsigliati
  • 1.  (C) BETTI S. LA GEOGRAFIA SULLE MAGLIETTE. Geografia sportiva del Nordamerica Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2020
  • 2.  (A) Kai N. Lee, William Freudenburg, Richard Howarth Humans in the Landscape: An Introduction to Environmental Studies Norton and Co., New York, 2013
  • 3.  (A) OLWIG K.R. Recovering the Substantive Nature of Landscape Annals of the A.A.G. n. 4 (86), Taylor and Francis Group, 1996 » Pagine/Capitoli: pagine 630-653
  • 4.  (A) BETTI S. Film-Reinduced Tourism. The Hatfield-McCoy Feud Case "AlmaTourism" (Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development), Special Issue Film-induced Tourism, Vol. 6, No. 4 [ISSN 2036-5195],, 2015 » Pagine/Capitoli: pp. 117-145
Altre informazioni / materiali aggiuntivi

Any additional materials will be provided during class. Similar materials will then be included in the professor's personal web page.

Metodi didattici
  • - Dialogued lectures;
    - Trainings and Tutorials in small and medium groups;
    - Analysis of case studies;
    - Field trips;
    - Individual and group simulations, offering the opportunity to deal with real "problem soving" and designing autonomous solutions.
Modalità di valutazione
  • There will be a twofold evaluation mode, including:
    - a low structuring level part (oral), that will be evaluated based on the correctness and the completeness of the informations, knowledge, mastery of the specific geography language.
    - a semistructured part: research activities and development projects (previously presented and discussed with the professor).
Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che possono essere utilizzate per l'attività didattica


Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che si intende utilizzare per la valutazione