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CODE 106690
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-GGR/02
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course is dedicated to the study of the territory. In particular, political geography contextualizes the way in which human communities organize themselves and regulate their relations on the territory. Economic geography explains how the distribution of resources and population on earth affect socio-economic and environmental development.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide basic knowledge both in political and economic components. The student will therefore be able to identify and understand the consequences of political action on territory, above all in terms of renovation in space organization. At the same time, the student will be able to analyse the new intersections of economic action in the context of globalization at different levels of the geographical scale and by type of economic stakeholders

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • summarize the elements that constitute the bases respectively of the political action of human communities in relation to the shape and opportunities of the territories that host them;
  • analyze and explain the methods of organization and the causes of human settlement and migration according to the changing demographic balance that can certainly alter political relations within states and between different states;
  • understand the reasons that induce a new redistribution of religions and languages and in the world;
  • argue and describe how the action of man in the economic field and the exploitation of resources depend on the distribution and movements of man on earth.

PREREQUISITES

No

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of lectures, for a total of 36 hours (6 CFU), aimed at presenting and studying the main notions of economic and political geography through the use of case studies. The materials used during the lessons will be uploaded to AulaWeb together with other materials (reports, links to databases, etc.) aimed at defining the quantitative aspects of the phenomena studied.

Occasionally, researchers or experts in the discipline (Italian and foreign) may also be invited to hold seminars to study specific aspects of the problems dealt with.

 

Depending on the epidemiological situation, if necessary, the course will be carried out in distance learning: all the details will be published in this case in the AulaWeb of the course.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The program is divided into three parts:

FIRST PART - Tools and models to interpret the demographic and migratory dynamics. The role of languages and religions to ensure socio-demographic balance.

SECOND PART - The concept of state and nation and the importance of land and maritime borders to legitimize the very existence of the state. Role and position of capital cities.

THIRD ART - Evolution of production sectors, transport and communication networks

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Materials uploaded to AulaWeb, supplemented by what was presented by the teacher in the classroom and appropriately summarized in the notes taken in class. In the absence of exhaustive notes, students are required to use the textbook

Greiner, A., Dematteis, G. e Lanza, C. Geografia Umana, Un approccio visuale, UTET, 2019 (Terza edizione a cura di Alberto Vanolo) esclusi capitoli 1, 2, 5

In addition, students are required to study another book of their choice amongst a list of titles which will be provided at the beginning of the course

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PIETRO PIANA (President)

STEFANIA MANGANO

GIAN MARCO UGOLINI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

 

The lectures will start on the days scheduled in the calendar in the first semester

 

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is written

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The written exam will allow to evaluate

- mastery and deepening of knowledge

-the ability to use the skills developed

Evaluation criteria are

- the correct use of the appropriate vocabulary

-the ability of critical analysis even on possible cases discussed

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
19/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
08/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
08/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
28/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto