Social Development in Tourism (Taught in Spanish)
Universidad de Barcelona
Area of Study
Hospitality and Tourism Management
High Intermediate, Advanced, Superior
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This subject will enable students to have a better knowledge of the world of development and in particular, the world of international cooperation related to tourism. After understanding what under-development means and how it reveals itself and after learning the different conceptions of development and the instruments involved in international cooperation, students will analyze in depth the particular role played by tourism as an agent of development. Special interest will be paid to the policies and instruments which focus on the most deprived populations at global level, and particularly in rural areas and students will learn how a kind of tourism that empowers these sectors can become an instrument which benefits the improvement of their living conditions. Priority will be given to the analysis of community tourism and its potential as a tool to promote development.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.