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Tourism Planning & Development – Undergraduate Course Audit – Spring 2019

500.00 IVA included

Instructor: Francesca Romana Lenzi, Ph.D.

Meets Wednesdays 3.40 – 6.40 PM

Course Fee: 0€ (included in above price)

Spring Semester 2019 runs Jan. 14 – Apr. 25


Tourism Planning & Development

An introduction into the planning process involved in developing tourism destinations in global, community, metropolitan, urban, and rural settings. Course will pay particular attention to policy and product development, regeneration and enhancement of facilities and services to meet the needs of tourists. Discussions include adjustment processes involved in integrating tourism into a developing economy. Course makes use of the the project management skills inherent in the process of developing and launching tourism initiatives using concepts from sociology, economics, political science, and business disciplines. Readings are selected from from the current literature, and the course makes use of case studies, guest speakers, and video cases to demonstrate core concepts in application.

About the Instructor

Francesca Romana Lenzi is an associate professor of Sociology and Transition studies at the European University of Rome and of Business and International Trade at Temple University in Rome.

Prof. Lenzi holds a Ph.D. in European History (Sapienza Università di Roma), as well as degrees in International Relations – Transition Studies (LUISS) and Psychology and Social Processes (Sapienza). She has previously taught courses at LUISS and Sapienza Università di Roma.

In 2006 Prof. Lenzi worked as a research fellow for UN-ECLAC – United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile. More recently Dr. Lenzi served as project assistant to the OECD Leed Program in Trento, Italy.

Today, Prof. Lenzi’s main fields of research include: dynamic psychology, sociology of postmodernism, nutrition transition, business, collective behavior and collective trauma, and transition studies.