tourism studies

An opportunity for students to reflect critically on their current and past international experiences, this course includes readings from the burgeoning field of tourism studies, with a focus on critical tourism studies and human geography (rather than on the social science and management end of the field). We draw on the wealth of literature about travel, reading travelogues as well as theoretical essays. We use Italy (and students’ forays into other European destinations) as case studies, but take a comparativist approach that looks also at critical literature about travel in other parts of the world with very different cultural, historical, and economic issues. The course is conducted as a seminar with reading and discussion and an intensive writing component.


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COURSE #469  :  Spring 2015