Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

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Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on SPORTS SCIENCE
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First Semester
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Course description

Knowledge and understanding:
Students will demonstrate to know the main existing territorial organizational forms at the international and community level and to understand the governance determinants underlying their development capacity at socio-economic and environmental levels.

Applying Knowledge and understanding:
The student will have to demonstrate to know the determinants of sustainable governance in the territories and to understand the role of territories with agricultural and rural vocations in the pursuit of sustainability of well-being.

Making judgments:
The student will have to demonstrate how to choose between the different forms of governance the most appropriate to pursuing the sustainability of the well-being of a territory and apply the notions acquired in the rural development programs of the proposed regions.

The student must demonstrate to know the teacher's lessons clearly and appropriately.

Lifelong learning skills:
The student must demonstrate a good learning ability and application of acquired knowledge.


No specific prerequisites are required


The following topics will be dealt with in the course: definitions of government and governance of a territory; Systemic vision of the territory and determinants of territorial value; Tools and strategies of territorial organization; Indicators of territorial sustainability of welfare; Stakeholder approach and systems with an agricultural and rural vocation; The new European agricultural model towards the circular economy; Territorial excellences; The poles of rural excellence; Territorial corporate identity strategies; Agenda 2030 and the future of rural areas.

The course aims at encouraging students to understand the theoretical rules and tools that are the basis of sustainable territorial governance and related processes.
In particular, knowledge will be provided to stimulate the student's ability to understand the issues related to the sustainability of well-being and the definition, design and implementation of sustainable territorial governance strategies with a specific focus on businesses operating in territorial systems with an agricultural vocation. In this regard, the course aims to encourage preparation that integrates the learning of the methodological and content bases needed to understand the problems of territorial government and the ability to interpret concrete business situations.

Teaching Methods

The course includes lectures. During the course, readings will be provided by the teacher and they are not available on the moodle platform.
During the course of the lessons, will be arranged tests, reserved for those who regularly follow classroom lessons.
This method does not correspond to an additional institutional call to examination.
In the first call after the end of the course, the student will be able to do one of the tests; in this case the new test will completely replace the old (vote included), or it will be able to do the exam in "normal" mode.
A student who does not intend to use this faculty will of course do the exam in "normal mode".


- Z. Andreopoulou, Cesaretti G.P., Misso R. (a cura di), Sostenibilità dello sviluppo e
dimensione territoriale - Il ruolo dei sistemi regionali a vocazione rurale, FrancoAngeli,
Milano (Capitoli 1 -2-3).
- Misso R (2013). Wellbeing and Rural Excellences: The Role of E-Innovation for the
Responsible Valorization of Rural Systems. In: (A cura di): Zacharoula Andreopoulou, V.
Samathrakis, S. Louca, & M. Vlachopoulou , E-Innovation For Sustainable Development Of
Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis”. P. 35-46, Hershey, Pa:Igi Global,
Hershey, Pa, Usa.
- Misso R., Cesaretti G. P., Shakir Safwat H. Hanna (2015), Territorial Corporate Identity and New Food Paradigms, RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITÀ pag.11-30, anno V – n.2.

Learning assessment

Oral test for the assessment: a) knowledge of the different parts of the program; B) the ability to interpret concrete business and territorial realities.

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