TOURISM AND LEGAL STUDIES | Università degli studi di Bergamo - Didattica e Rubrica

TOURISM AND LEGAL STUDIES

Modulo Generico
Codice dell'attività formativa: 
44145-EN2

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Per studenti immatricolati al 1° anno a.a.: 
2020/2021
Insegnamento (nome in italiano): 
TOURISM AND LEGAL STUDIES
Insegnamento (nome in inglese): 
TOURISM AND LEGAL STUDIES
Insegnamento: 
Tipo di attività formativa: 
Attività formativa Affine/Integrativa
Tipo di insegnamento: 
Obbligatoria
Settore disciplinare: 
DIRITTO COMMERCIALE (IUS/04)
Anno di corso: 
2
Anno accademico di offerta: 
2021/2022
Crediti: 
5
Responsabile della didattica: 
Altri docenti: 
Simon Sean TAYLOR

Altre informazioni sull'insegnamento

Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Obbligo di frequenza: 
No
Ore di attività frontale: 
30
Ore di studio individuale: 
95
Ambito: 
Attività formative affini o integrative
Educational goals

The course aims to develop students’ understanding of the nature and the role of international law in the regulation of international tourism, both from the perspective of the obligations placed on suppliers of tourist services and of the rights acquired by individual tourists. Students will develop competence in analysing, interpreting and applying legal rules by studying primary legal sources and through case studies.

Course content

The course consists of two parts and is scheduled as follows:
First Part (Prof. Peraro – 15 hours)
1.Introduction: dealing with law and legal rules
−The basics of international law; international law and international treaties
−European Union law (Law-making in the European Union and the legal relationship between the Member States and the European Union)
2.Air passenger rights in international law and European Union Law
−The Montreal Convention
−European Regulation of 2004 on air passenger rights
Second Part (Prof. Taylor – 15 hours)
3.International sea, train and bus travel: passenger rights
4.Hotel Liability
5.Package travel
6.The international rights of tourist service providers
7.International tourism law and international institutions (the World Tourism Organisation)
8.The European Union and tourism policy

Teaching methods

The teaching will comprise lectures, analysis and discussion of materials provided in class, work on case studies.
Classes are taught in English.

Assessment and Evaluation

Written exam and oral presentation in class.
FOR THOSE STUDENTS ATTENDING CLASSES, the written test represents 60% of the final mark, the oral presentation represents 40% of the final mark.
i) The written test: of 2 hours duration. Students will be required to answer two questions, both representing 15 marks. The two questions may be divided into several parts. Three different type of questions may be set: analysis of case studies, dissertation, commentary and analysis of a legal text.
Marks will be based on knowledge and understanding of legal principles and the ability to manipulate and apply these principles in an appropriate way. Importance will also be placed on clarity and the structure of the arguments.
The evaluation does not consist in any specific assessment of linguistic ability, but marks will be lost if the clarity of answers suffers due to a low linguistic ability.
ii) Oral presentation: students in groups of 3-5 are required to present to the class a topic related to international tourism law. The topics are provided early in the course, and presentations are generally made in the penultimate class.
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS will be assessed on the basis of a written test only.

TEXTBOOKS AND READING LIST:

FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS:
−Documents provided in class.
−and suggested texts and sources:
Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, The ABC of European Union Law, 2018 (available free on https://op.europa.eu/s/sA09).
M. COLANGELO, V. ZENO-ZENCOVICH, Introduction to European Transport Law, 3rd edition, Roma TrePress, 2019, only pages from 141 to 189 (available free on https://romatrepress.uniroma3.it/libro/introduction-to-european-union-tr...).
Travel Law Quarterly: https://www.travellawquarterly.co.uk (case law on tourism/travel law and short articles on current issues).

FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS:
−Anthony Arnull, European Union Law. A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, 2017.
- Vaughan Lowe, International law : a very short introduction, Oxford University Press, 2015.
−European Commission, DG Communication, How the European Union works, 2014 (available free on https://op.europa.eu/s/sA05)
or Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, The ABC of European Union Law, 2018 (available free on https://op.europa.eu/s/sA09).
−M. COLANGELO, V. ZENO-ZENCOVICH, Introduction to European Transport Law, 3rd edition, Roma TrePress, 2019, only pages from 141 to 189 (available free on https://romatrepress.uniroma3.it/libro/introduction-to-european-union-tr...).
−Travel Law Quarterly: https://www.travellawquarterly.co.uk (case law on tourism/travel law and short articles on current issues).
−Relevant European and international legal instruments.

Further information

Should the course be delivered in a dual or remote learning mode, the syllabus may be subject to changes with a view to allowing the course and the exam to be conducted according to this learning mode.