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CODE 72182
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-GGR/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Propedeuticità in ingresso
Per sostenere l'esame di questo insegnamento è necessario aver sostenuto i seguenti esami:
  • PEDAGOGICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION 8750 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • HUMAN GEOGRAPHY 66887 2020
  • EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES 10841 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • HUMAN GEOGRAPHY 66887 2020
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Modern social geography brings together multiple orientations and research methods focused on the relationships between territorial and social dynamics.
Social geography questions how society interacts with space, how society perceives space and attributes symbolic values to it, and therefore relates to it by assuming certain behaviours or making certain choices of territorial organization. 

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide an overview of the main geographical schools and the main themes and problems for the interpretation and analysis of socio-territorial dynamics.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims both to provide the main theoretical references and foundations of social geography and to illustrate some case studies for a reading of social and economic phenomena on the territory. In particular, the course focuses on the relationship between society and space, the latter understood as a social product.
Students will be able to acquire adequate knowledge and an effective ability to understand the perspectives and tools for the analysis of space as a social product; they will also be able to apply the acquired knowledge and understand issues related to the interrelationships between territorial dynamics and social dynamics.

 

PREREQUISITES

Having taken the Human Geography exam in the first year

TEACHING METHODS

 

Lectures with slide projections and docu-videos with analysis and discussion of case studies, graphs, charts, tables, thematic maps. Students will be invited to carry out a brief in-depth study of a topic through the elaboration of a powerpoint or written work from the reading of scientific articles also in English agreed with the professors

Material uploaded onto AULAWEB 

For students with DSA certifications, compensatory or dispensatory measures are guaranteed, while taking care of the acquisition of the skills envisaged by the Workshop (L.170/2010). Please contact the Teachers.

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Different conceptions of space (absolute space, relative space, space as a social product) will be presented to guide the research and its implications; the evolution of social geography studies will be studied in depth and specific themes of modern social geography will be examined.
The course will address geo-social issues with specific reference to the environment, the evolution of social structures, urban spaces, socio-spatial inequalities. The topics and problems related to: sustainable development; demographic and mobility phenomena, rights and empowerment, equal opportunities read also through geo-social indicators, geo-cartographic tools and ICT will be examined in depth.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For attending students:

Slides presented in class and uploaded on the ATENEO Aulaweb portal
In addition, the following scientific articles will be commented on and critically analysed during the lectures: 

 

 

  • United Nation, The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020, United Nations, 2020.
  • Dumitru S.,  Marfouk A. , Existe-t-il une féminisation de la migration internationale? , in Hommes & migrations, 2015, pp. 31-41.
  • Everett S. Lee, A Theory of Migration, in  Demography, Vol. 3, No. 1. (1966), pp. 47-57.
  • Defoort C., Tendances de long terme des migrations internationales : analyse à partir des six principaux pays receveurs, in  Population 2008/2 (Vol. 63), pp. 317-351.
  • N. VARANI, E. BERNARDINI, Globalisation, migration flows and sustainability, in Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal.
    Vo. 2/2019, pp.108-126 DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/gssfj-2019-0020
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  • For non-attending students:

 

  • M. Loda, Geografia sociale, Carocci, Roma, 2008 (Cap. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, ).

Critical reading and report/written report of a text of your choice from the following :

  •  G. Amoretti , N. Varani (a cura di), Il turismo della terza età, Roma, Carocci, 2013.
  • Z. Bauman, Città di paure, città di speranze, Roma, Castelvecchi, 2018.
  • M. E. Buslacchi, Capitali europee della cultura nel Mediterraneo: viaggio nelle città di mezzo. Una prospettiva antropologica sulle trasformazioni urbane da Genova e Marsiglia in poi, Harmattan Italia, Torino, 2020
  • G. Nesti, Trasformazioni urbane. Le città intelligenti tra sfide e opportunità,Carocci Editore, Roma, 2018.
  • N. Varani, A. Primi, La condizione della donna in Africa Sub-sahariana. Riflessioni geografiche, Libreria Universitaria, Padova, 2011 (Note introduttive, Cap. 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8).
  • N. Varani, A. Primi, Rio +20: Politiche per l'ambiente. Una lettura geografica, Libreria Universitaria, Padova, 2012
  • D. Pasquinelli D'Allegra , D. Pavia , C. Pesaresi, Geografia per l'inclusione. Partecipazione attiva contro le disuguaglianze, F. angeli, Milano, 2017

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

NICOLETTA VARANI (President)

GIACOMO ZANOLIN

SARA BONATI (President Substitute)

GIAMPIETRO MAZZA (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

START OF LESSONS LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER
indicatively on 26 September 2022 

 

Class schedule

SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

For attending students (70-75% of the hours attended) there will be a written test at the end of the course (specific information on this will be given at the beginning of the course)

Oral

The oral test includes discussion, also with the help of graphs, maps and tables, proposed on aulaweb or present on the texts in the program, useful for understanding the territoryThe oral test includes the discussion, also with the help of graphs, maps and tables, proposed on the aulaweb or found in the texts in the syllabus, useful for understanding the territory as a social space .

 

intended as a central node for the study of contact and interactions between different identities. 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral examinations are conducted on the knowledge of the main phases of the epistemological debate with particular reference to the problems and methods of social geography; also on the basis of comments on images, graphs, tables, diagrams, thematic maps and case studies examined in class or present on the study texts. 
The examination in oral form will be evaluated on the basis: 
a) Knowledge of the topics covered in the course (65%)
b) Quality of oral exposure/ability to present arguments and critical approach to the discipline (25%)
c) Mastery of specific vocabulary (10%)

 

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
12/01/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale
26/01/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale
16/02/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale
08/06/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale
22/06/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale
11/07/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

ERASMUS STUDENTS are advised to make contact with the professors at the beginning of lessons