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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 Human Geography course aims to provide the elements of knowledge and interpretation from a geographical point of view of the ways in which populations and societies in their material manifestations (economic activities, infrastructures, etc.) are distributed over the territory and interact with it .

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the teaching the students will be able to (9 Credits)

    - Understand and summarize the main concepts and themes underlying Human Geography

    - Know the main geographical survey methods and the tools used by geographers

    - Synthesize the elements underlying the action of human communities in relation to the physical morphologyof the territory

    - Understand the reasons that lead to a new distribution of the world's population, religions and languages

    - Understand and analyze the landscape in urban and rural areas

    - Know the main approaches to the study of the region as an object of geographical analysis

    - Understand the dynamics related to the geography of globalization, development and underdevelopment

     

    At the end of the course the students will be able to (6 Credits)

    - Understand and summarize the main concepts and themes underlying Human Geography

    - Know the main geographical survey methods and the tools used by geographers

    - Synthesize the elements underlying the action of human communities in relation to the physical conformation of the territory

    - Understand the reasons that lead to a new distribution of the world's population, religions and languages

    - Understand and analyze the landscape in urban and rural areas

    PREREQUISITES

    None.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course consists of lectures, for a total of 36 or 54 hours ( 6 CFU 9 CFU) , aimed at presenting and studying the main notions of human 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 main topics concern (9 CFU)

    Key concepts of human geography (place, space, territory, scale)

    The tools of geography

    Environmental issues

    World population, migrations, demographic policies

    Languages and religions

    Urban geography

    Economic activities and their distribution

    Communication networks and transport

    The polymorphism of the concept of region

    Globalization, development and underdevelopment

    Territorial governance and prospects for sustainable development

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    The main topics covered concern (6 CFU)

    Key concepts of human geography (place, space, territory, scale)

    The tools of geography

    Environmental issues

    World population, migrations, demographic policies

    Languages and religions

    Urban geography

    Economic activities and their distribution

    Communication networks and transport

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    TEXTBOOK 

    9 CFU

    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.

    Materials uploaded to AulaWeb.

    6 CFU

    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.

    Materials uploaded to AulaWeb.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    STEFANIA MANGANO (President)

    PIETRO PIANA

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Second semester, 13 february 2023.

    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.