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HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

CODE 106692
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-GGR/02
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course is dedicated to the study of the territory. In particular, explains how the distribution of resources and population on earth affect socio-economic and environmental development.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    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 (in written and oral form) 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

    None.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course consists of lectures, for a total of 54 hours ( 9 CFU) , aimed at presenting and studying the main notions of economic, enviromental and political geography through the use of practical examples.

    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.

    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

    TEXTBOOK

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

    ONE TEXTS MORE text according teacher suggestions. 

    Materials uploaded to AulaWeb.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Second 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

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students with “Special Needs”: the compensatory/dispensative tools recognized by the Department coordinator, Prof.ssa Sara Dickinson, and by the University Service for students with special needs are applied.