The final exam allows the student to write, independently and through critical reflection, a paper to be presented, and possibly discussed, before a panel. The paper should be approximately 30/50 standard pages long, and its topic should be agreed with the supervisor, in keeping with the student's curriculum. The paper usually consists of the analysis, comment and framing, according to the methods germane to the academic field in question, of issues and problems relating to the identification and assessment of tangible and intangible features of territory and landscape that are worthy of enhancement from a cultural and tourist perspective, as well as the complex connections in the relationships between the cultures of the populations and their respective environments, as framed and interpreted within a systemic approach.
Expected learning outcomes
After preparing the final paper, the student will be able to: - apply independently the knowledge of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary contents learned during the programme to the analysis of a specific topic inherent to geographic sciences and the disciplines that are useful both for the scientific interpretation of territorial systems and for the social, cultural, and psychological assessment of environmental impacts; - understand the different types of sources according to a consistent, critical and proactive approach; - master the most up-to-date technological and bibliographic tools for the analysis, communication and management of socio-territorial information; - frame the subject matter of the discussion in its geo-historical and cultural context; - possess the language skills (command of language, verbal skills) required to express clearly and effectively, in writing, concepts and reflections concerning human sciences of environment, territory and landscape; - use the soft skills and formal tools needed for drawing up a written text (footnotes, citations, bibliography, etc.).