Cultural and Heritage Tourism: Intercultural Interactions

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cultural and Heritage Tourism: Intercultural Interactions

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Ethnic Studies, Tourism

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Senior standing

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    It provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the role of culture and heritage in tourism at the local, regional, national and international levels. Emphasis is placed on developing theoretical and practical insights into heritage related to place, community, ethnicity and identity, as well as the stakeholders in the local and global tourism industry. Students will develop practical skills in developing and managing cultural destinations and heritage sites, based on applied readings and hands-on learning through on-site visits. Particular emphasis will be placed on factors affecting the impact on host communities, the visitor experience and developing tourism in a way that is both ethical and sustainable in the long term.

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