|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||M-GGR/01|
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.
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.
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.
Having taken the Human Geography exam in the first year
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.
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.
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:
Critical reading and report/written report of a text of your choice from the following :
Office hours: Reception From 20 September 2022 to the end of February 2023: Wednesdays from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. - Floor 2 Corpo A , lecturer's office - Corso A. Podestà 2 - Genoa From 1 March 2023 by appointment only Only for Imperia POLO students: From 8 March 2023 to 19 May 2023: after classes - Imperia University Pole For Savona CAMPUS students only : From 8 March to 19 April 2023 : Wednesdays before or after class - Savona Campus. For any didactic problems you can still communicate with the lecturer by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 010 20953604 or 335 1720538 For additional information, students are requested to contact the lecturers in good time in order to define bibliographic supplements or alternative programmes.
Office hours: From February 15th to May 15th the professor will receive on Wednesdays from 15 to 16:00 (upon reservation by e-mail) at professor's office (TA10, DISFOR Corso Podestà 2) or on the Teams platform. For the remaining periods or if you wish to request an appointment on days other than the scheduled one, you can contact the professor at her e-mail address.
NICOLETTA VARANI (President)
SARA BONATI (President Substitute)
GIAMPIETRO MAZZA (Substitute)
START OF LESSONS LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER
indicatively on 26 September 2022
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)
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.
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%)
ERASMUS STUDENTS are advised to make contact with the professors at the beginning of lessons