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Cultural and Tourism Geography

Module name (EN): Cultural and Tourism Geography
Degree programme: Leisure, Sports, Tourism Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2014
Module code: MFSTM-240
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Term paper with presentation (Can be repeated annually)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
DFMM-MFSTM-240 Management Sciences, Master, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 1, mandatory course
MFSTM-240 Leisure, Sports, Tourism Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2014, semester 2, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
MFSTM-110 Leisure, Sport and Tourism Studies
MFSTM-120 Stakeholders in the Leisure, Sport and Tourism Sectors

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Achim Schröder
Dozenten des Studiengangs

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
_ assess geographical and cultural factors (i.e. location, facilities, infrastructures, special attractions, etc.) and critically analyze their potential for use in leisure, sports and tourism,
_ illustrate the importance of geographical differences in nature, society and culture as driving forces in tourism and take them into account in management strategies,
_ apply knowledge and methods from cultural geography, as well as leisure and tourism geography in their own projects, document the main results and present them to the group (as well as to external persons if necessary).

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Module content:
_ Geographical basics and their significance for leisure, sports and tourism
- Geographic tools and technologies
- Processes and structures of the Earth´s crust (plate tectonics)
- Atmospheric events (climate and climate change)
- The Earth´s landscapes
_ Looking at and understanding cultural history
- Urban development and types of cities
- The genesis of cultural landscapes
- European and Mediterranean cultural regions
_ Leisure and tourism areas: structures, impacts and management strategies
- Leisure and tourism in cities
- Leisure and tourism on the coast
- Leisure and tourism in the mountains
- Leisure and tourism in rural areas
- Leisure and tourism in industrial regions
- Leisure and tourism and adventure, events and consumption
_ Outlooks for the future (globalization, climate change, urbanization, social developments)

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Teaching methods/Media:
_ Seminaristic lecture course
_ Case studies (where appropriate, study trips)
_ Group and project work (concept development and presentation)
_ Discussions with fellow students and third parties
_ Presentations and preparation of documentation/papers

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Recommended or required reading:
_ Becker, Chr.; Hopfinger, H.; Steinecke, A. (Hrsg.): Geographie der Freizeit und des Tourismus. Bilanz und Ausblick, 3. Auflage, Oldenbourg, München, Wien, 2007.
_ Bieger, T.: Tourismuslehre _ Ein Grundriss, Haupt, Bern u. a., latest edition
_ Boniface; Cooper: Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism, 2009
_ Boniface; Cooper: Worldwide Destinations Casebook: The Geography of Travel and Tourism, 2009
_ Gebhardt, H., Glaser, R., Radtke, U., Reuber, P., Geographie. Physische Geographie und Humangeographie, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, latest edition
_ Haggett, P.: Geographie. Eine globale Synthese. Eugen Ulmer, 2004
_ Hall, C. M.; Page, S.: The Geography of Tourism and Recreation. Environment, Place and Space, Routledge, London, 2006
_ Heineberg, H.: Einführung in die Anthropogeographie, Humangeographie, Schöningh, Paderborn, latest edition
_ Institut für Länderkunde (Hrsg.) Nationalatlas Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Verschiedene Bände, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin, versch. Jahrgänge
_ Kiesow, G. Kulturgeschichte sehen lernen (Band 1-5), Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz, latest edition
_ Knox, P. L.; Marston, S. A.: Humangeographie, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, , latest edition
_ Steinecke, A.: Tourismus. (Das Geographische Seminar) Braunschweig, latest edition

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