Checking date: 24/01/2018

Course: 2019/2020

Territorial Heritage
Study: Bachelor in Tourism (209)

Coordinating teacher: MARIAS MARTINEZ, DANIEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Geography, Contemporary History and Art

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
This subject has been conceived to obtain capacities and knowledge for analyze the tourist resources and value the tourist potential of the resources and the territory. Knowledges - Know the primary characteristics of the differents tourist territorial resources. - Understand the importance of territorial heritage in the develop of the activities and tourist products. - Know the main tourist resources of the Spanish territory. - Know the effects of tourism trying to upgrade the possitives and minimize the negative ones. Capacities - Ability to localize and manage geographic ant tourist information. - Capacity to analize the different tourist territorial resources. - Competence to write inventories of tourist resources. - Assess the tourist potency of a territorial resource. - Handle the specific tools to desing and develop of tourist plans linked with the territory. - Capatity to draw up diagnostics and strategies for the enhancement of the territory resources. - Ability to work in groups Attitude - A global attitude for relating events of various kinds, as well as understanding the multiple causes of social realities. - An honest and scientific attitude that enables the management , interpretation and production of information accurately and objectively . - A participatory approach that allows , through direct contact with the territory observe, recognize and interpret them directly in the events and processes. - A critical , committed and responsible attitude , permitting awareness of the risks and consequences of certain actions on the territory , promote social justice , promote practices and strategies for sustainable development
Description of contents: programme
The central aim of the course is to advance the analysis of tourism resources in understanding the relationships that link the activity resources and tourism products as well as the assessment of the tourism potential of resources and territory. The subject of the integrative concept of territorial heritage, then turn to the analysis of the main types of factors, both natural and cultural, using as a permanent framework for the Spanish territory existing tourism resources. It is intended that students analyze tourism resources from a regional perspective, preventing it from breaking each of the factors on which the development of tourism relies spatial context. The aim is that the analysis of tourism resources is essentially a study of tourism potential of the territory defined as a whole. INTRODUCTION: THE TERRITORIAL HERITAGE, AN INTEGRATIVE CONCEPTan PART I : THE NATURAL FACTORS OF LAND AS TOURIST RESOURCES Item 1. Climate as a tourism resource . Item 2. The inland and marine waters , a multiple tourist resort . Item 3. The landforms and tourist use . Item 4. The vegetation , wildlife and protected areas . PART II : CULTURAL FACTORS AS TOURIST RESOURCES LAND Item 5. The rural world as a tourist attraction . Item 6. Industry and Mining demonstrations economic decline, new tourism products. Item 7. Cities as a lure to tourists. Item 8. Other cultural events of interest .
Learning activities and methodology
Students will acquire the skills and capabilities through lectures, practical classes and conduct by the student of group work . -Classes Face of theoretical and masterful type ( 3 ECTS credits, including the estimate for preparing the final exam time) . - Practical classroom lessons in the classroom and outside ( 1 ECTS credit) , designed to reinforce and expand the contents explained in lectures , and focused on the analysis of different kinds of resources and its tourism potential. - Developing various works ( 2 ECTS credits) , focusing on the development of an inventory of tourism resources and their subsequent evaluation and mapping plasmaciĆ³n in the realization of a tourist poster and in the enhancement of the near territory. The track work will be done through various tutorials according to the requirements and needs of the students.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 15
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 85
Basic Bibliography
  • AECIT. La actividad turística española en¿ . Asociación Española de Expertos Científicos en Turismo. varios años
  • ALONSO, Julián . Geografía turística: general y de España, 2ª ed.. Centro de Estudios Ramón Areces. 2004
  • BAYÓN MARINÉ, Fernando (Dir.). 50 años del turismo español. Un análisis histórico y estructural. Centro de Estudios Ramón Areces- Escuela Oficial de Turismo. 1999
  • CALABUIG, Jordi y MINISTRAL, Marta . Manual de Geografía Turística de España, 2ª ed. revisada. Síntesis. 1995
  • GIL OLCINA, Antonio y GÓMEZ MENDOZA, Josefina (coords.). Geografía de España, 2ª ed.. Ariel. 2007
  • VERA REBOLLO, Jesús Fernando (coord.). Análisis territorial del turismo y planificación de destinos turísticos. Tirant lo Blanch. 2011

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