GYM4260 - Cultural Landscape, Environment and Sustainability in Italy
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader: Nigel Tapper and Rebekah Brown
Not offered in 2008
This field-based unit is taught on location in the National Park/World Heritage Area of Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. Identified by UNESCO as an environment and cultural landscape worth preserving, the region is under immense pressure due to rural depopulation, abandonment of agricultural lands, landscape instability, and burgeoning tourism. Problems of integrating tourism and agricultural objectives, while minimising negative environmental and cultural impacts, will be explored and possible solutions for regional sustainability proposed. The unit provides unique opportunities for interaction with staff of the National Park and various local and national authorities.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Field-study journal 1,500 words 35%
8 day intensive, involving lectures/seminars, tutorials and field work
18 points of Geography and Environmental Science, European Studies, Tourism or permission of the Head of SGES. Other interested undergraduate and level 4 students will need to obtain permission from the Head of SGES.