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CODE 95288
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-GGR/02
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims to deepen understanding of the main problems affecting the contemporary world characterized by a high level of multi-polarity. In particular, the course analyses the re-lationship between the socio-economic consequences of population aging and tourism development in the precarious balance of the contemporary world.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completing the course in Economic Geography in a Multipolar World, students will be able to critically analyse the transformations affecting the world today and will have the ability to explain the different levels of territorial development, due to an unequal distribution of resources, production and consumption of goods and services, making appropriate use of geographical terms. They will therefore acquire the necessary skills to prepare and defend reports aimed at deepening their knowledge of the more general issues addressed during the course.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course students will be able to:

• analyze and understand the main problems that affect a world characterized by a high level of multipolarity using the classical instruments of geography (databases, maps, tables, etc.);

• analyze in critical way and explain the socio-demographic, environmental, economic and cultural situations that characterize the different geographic areas and their populations;

• argue (in written and oral form) how the aging of the population and the development of tourism may have different effects in territories with very different environmental, economic and social characteristics.

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons aimed at presenting and studying the main contents of the course through the use of practical examples.

The materials used during the classes will be uploaded to AulaWeb together with other materials (reports, links to databases, etc.) aimed at defining the quantitative aspects of the phenomena studied.

The possibility of inviting academics or experts in the discipline (Italians and foreigners) to carry out seminars to study specific aspects of the topics covered is also foreseen.
The students who attend the classes will also have the opportunity to carry out case studies through group work.

Group work is divided into two phases: preparation of a written work, oral presentation accompanied by slides. Specific information will be provided during the course and through AulaWeb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Part 1.

The contemporary world in the age of globalization.

Definitions of World and its patterns.

Characteristics and main economic and socio-demographic problems of the different macro-regions that make up the contemporary world.

Part 2.

Tourism development and environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Consequences of demographic imbalances, aging and its relationship with climate change.

Digitization and digital gap.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING CLASSES
Materials uploaded in AulaWeb, integrated with what was presented by the teacher during classes. In the absence of complete notes, students are advised to integrate them with the textbook contents:

Diego Sánchez González y Rosalía Chávez Alvarado, Envejecimiento de la población y Cambio climático. Vulnerabilidad y resiliencia desde a gerontología ambiental, Editorial Comares, Granada, 2019. 

GROUP WORK IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE PREPARATION OF THE PART OF THE PROGRAM TO BE DEEPENED.

For students WHO DO NOT ATTEND CLASSES
TEXT BOOK:

Diego Sánchez González y Rosalía Chávez Alvarado, Envejecimiento de la población y Cambio climático. Vulnerabilidad y resiliencia desde a gerontología ambiental, Editorial Comares, Granada, 2019. 

ALL UPLOADED MATERIALS IN AULAWEB.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

DANIELA TARANTINO (President)

GIAN MARCO UGOLINI

STEFANIA MANGANO (President Substitute)

MATTEO CARMINE FIOCCA (Substitute)

PIETRO PIANA (Substitute)

LORENZO SINISI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Classes will be held in the first semester. 

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Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is oral.
FOR STUDENTS WHO WILL DO GROUP WORK:
 Work Group, even if defended during the course, is an integral part of the oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral exam will allow to evaluate:
- the mastery of the contents and the level of deepening of knowledge;
- the ability to use developed skills.
The evaluation criteria are:
- the quality of the exhibition;
- the correct use of the vocabulary proper to the discipline;
- critical analysis capacity;
- ability to correctly argue the concepts learned.
The students who carry out the group work will also be evaluated on the quality of the work in terms of content and formal aspects.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
11/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA ORALE PROF.SSA MANGANO Gli esaminatori dell'esame di GEOGRAFIA POLITICA ED ECONOMICA sono i docenti: PROF. UGOLINI E PROF.SSA MANGANO e bisogna prenotarsi agli appelli di entrambi .
11/01/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
07/02/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
07/02/2023 11:30 GENOVA Orale
23/05/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
23/05/2023 09:30 GENOVA ORALE PROF.SSA MANGANO Gli esaminatori dell'esame di GEOGRAFIA POLITICA ED ECONOMICA sono i docenti: PROF. UGOLINI E PROF.SSA MANGANO e bisogna prenotarsi agli appelli di entrambi .
14/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
14/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA ORALE PROF.SSA MANGANO Gli esaminatori dell'esame di GEOGRAFIA POLITICA ED ECONOMICA sono i docenti: PROF. UGOLINI E PROF.SSA MANGANO e bisogna prenotarsi agli appelli di entrambi .
12/07/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale
12/07/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with DSA, disability or other special educational needs certification are advised to contact both the referent Prof. Aristide Canepa (aristide.canepa@unige.it) and the teacher at the beginning of the course. Just to agree on teaching methods and examinations which, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools. For further information, please refer to the page of the Unige website which contains the relevant information: https://unige.it/disabilita-dsa/studenti-disabilita-informazioni-utili.

Teams code: qwk1u6g. To be used only if communicated by the teacher, in case of a weather alert or health emergency.