|The class will have a total of 14 lessons, 8 of which will be dedicated to masterclasses by the professor or invited speakers -either physically or online- from specific experiences in Palestine, Philippines, Perú and South East Asia.
||Attendance of each lesson will count as 1% of the total grade of the subject, adding up to a maximum 10% of the final grade.
|Short seminar about tourism and sustainable development, based on group presentations from a reading assingment.
||2 sessions will be in the form of reading seminars, in which the students will present and discuss assigned readings.
Active participation will be requested in the debates, during which students will commment upon, support, or critique the readings, always with appropriate arguments.
|Interview of a Solidarity / Responsible Tourism Initiative.
||Groups of 5 students will plan and carry out an interview of an NGO, Tourism agency, and/or Institution running solidarity projects and/or responsible tourism activities in developing countries or locally. The interview must be carried out in person and the interview results will be graded according to depth, relevance and uniqueness.
|Groups of 5 students will develop a project following existing solidarity project funding calls.
The project will be delivered in 2 deadlines, according to the following objectives:
1) Presentation of the project's study area: Slideshow about the reality of the recipient country: development indexes; politics and democracy; main social and environmental issues; role; flows and hotspots of tourism in the country; existing solidarity initiatives; presentation and discussion of project aims.
2) Production of a project proposal and slideshow presentation based on solidarity / responsible tourism and suitable for an international development funds call, based on delivery 1.
The final manuscript will have an extension of 20 pages maximum, including the references section.
Slideshow presentations will take place the last 2 sessions of the class, under the extended Pecha Kucha format: 30 slides, 20 seconds per slide.
The working language for the manuscript, the slideshow file and the presentation will all be exclusively in English.
Aesthetic quality, as well as written and oral expression will be determinant factors for the mark in these tasks.
|After the 2 presentation sessions, every work group will send a text document to the professor, including comments, observations and a grade -totally anonymous- for the group projects of the rest of classmates.