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The European Alps: Landscapes, People, Culture

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The European Alps: Landscapes, People, Culture

<p>Western Europe’s highest mountains, stretching from France across the North of Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Southern Germany and Austria into Slovenia are a popular tourist destination in all

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Western Europe’s highest mountains, stretching from France across the North of Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Southern Germany and Austria into Slovenia are a popular tourist destination in all seasons and home to several million descendants of Celts, Romans, Germanic & Slavic peoples and modern day immigrants. Snow-capped mountain peaks, crystal clear glacier fed creeks, raging waterfalls and picturesque lakes galore – explore the beautiful scenery and colourful culture of the European Alps.


SUGGESTED READING

  • The Alps: archaeology and early history / Ludwig Pauli: London: Thames & Hudson, 1984; ISBN 9-7805-000-5041-5
  • Winter in the Alps: food by the fireside / Manuela Darling-Gansser; Prahan, Vic: Hardie Grant, 2009; ISBN 9-7817-406-6738-8
  • Heidi / Johanna Spyri retold by John Escott; Harlow: Pearson Ed, 2008; ISBN 9-7814-058-4285-3
  • Good quality travel guides such as Bradt, Lonely Planet, Marco Polo or others


COURSE OUTLINE

  • France: Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Grenoble, Albertville
  • Switzerland: Matterhorn. Eiger, Gotthard. Vierwaldstätter See, Ticino.
  • Italy: Aosta, Lakes. Merano, Southern Tyrol
  • Dolomites & Slovenia: Cortina d’Ampezzo, Marmolada, Bled
  • Austria: Tyrol, Tauern, Salzkammergut, Brenner
  • Germany: Füssen, Garmisch, Mittenwald, Zugspitze, Watzmann, Königssee.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the natural landscapes of the Alpine region.
  2. Describe French, Italian and Habsburg history and its influences on Europe.
  3. Discuss the ethnic backgrounds of Alpine peoples.
  4. Appreciate Alpine cuisine and culture.