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POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

CODE 106690
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8741 TEORIE E TECNICHE DELLA MEDIAZIONE INTERLINGUISTICA (L-12) - GENOVA
  • 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

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    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

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    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