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CODE 64923
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-GGR/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims to offer a basic understanding of the approaches of geography, with insights into the different branches that distinguish it as a discipline that offers an original perspective on spatial, landscape and environmental processes.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aim of the course is to provide students with a broad understanding of human geography, with an emphasis on contemporary geography's various perspectives. In addition, students will learn how to read critically and how to use geographic and topographic maps. The teaching methods will be given special attention.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- to understand the meaning of basic geographical concepts (space, territory, landscape, environment);
- to interpret the socio-territorial dynamics that characterize different geographical regions;
- to analyze the main problems related to the action of human beings in terrestrial spaces;
- to analyze the various geographical narratives of territories, also with specific reference to the geo-literary approach
- to critically analyze contemporary problems with a transcalar approach, from the local to the global;
- to identify the factors that cause the impact of human activities on the environment and landscape.

PREREQUISITES

Not required. 

TEACHING METHODS

The course will be organized alternating moments of frontal and participatory teaching.
Frontal teaching will be aimed at the identification and understanding of basic knowledge; participatory teaching will be based on problem-based strategies aimed at stimulating the ability to analyze some problems related to spatial processes that characterize contemporaneity.
The materials used in the course of the lectures will be uploaded to AulaWeb together with other materials (reports, links to databases, etc.) aimed at further exploring some specific issues.

For students with DSA certifications or specific disabilities, compensatory or dispensatory measures will be ensured, while taking care of the acquisition of the skills and knowledge expected for teaching.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Students who need to achieve 6 CFUs will cover the study of the following topics: basic elements of human and physical geography, population geography, geography of languages, geography of religions, geography of migration, ethnic geography, political geography, urban geography, economic geography, administrative geography, environmental geography, and geography and literature.

The syllabus for students planning to take the 9 or 12 CFU exam will be indicated before the start of the second semester.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

For attending students:

6 CFU program.

- Notes; lecture slides uploaded to aulaweb.
- Frémont A., Vi piace la geografia?, edizione italiana a cura di Dino Gavinelli, Carocci, Roma, 2007 (studiare tutti i capitoli tranne il 18 e il 19).
- One text to choice from:

- Brazzelli N. (a cura di), Isole. Coordinate geografiche e immaginazione letteraria, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2012.
- Brazzelli N., Salvadè A.M. (a cura di), Città e paesaggi urbani tra geografia e letteratura, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2023.
- Salvadè A.M. (a cura di), Altri Mondi. Tra geografia e letteratura, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2021.
- Prina F. (a cura di), Vulcani. Tra geografia e letteratura, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2022.
- Ogliari E., Zanolin G. (a cura di), Monti e vette. Tra geografia e letteratura, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2018.
- Ogliari E., Zanolin G. (a cura di), Laghi e paludi. Prospettive geografiche e letterarie, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2017.
- Salvadè A.M. (a cura di), Deserti. Rappresentazioni geografiche e letterarie, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2016.
- Salvadè A.M. (a cura di), Selve. Tra geografia e letteratura, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2016.
- Brazzelli N., Salvadè A.M. (a cura di), Mari. Saperi geografici e immaginario letterario, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2014.
- Brazzelli N. (a cura di), Fiumi. Prospettive geografiche e invenzione letteraria, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2013.

The syllabus for students planning to take the 9 or 12 CFU exam will be indicated before the beginning of the second semester.

 

For NON attending students:

6 CFU program.

- Greiner A.L., Dematteis G., Lanza C., Geografia umana. Un approccio visuale. Edizione a cura di Alberto Vanolo, UTET, Novara, 2019.
- Frémont A., Vi piace la geografia?, edizione italiana a cura di Dino Gavinelli, Carocci, Roma, 2007 (studiare tutti i capitoli tranne il 18 e il 19).
- One text to choice from:

- Brazzelli N. (a cura di), Isole. Coordinate geografiche e immaginazione letteraria, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2012.
- Brazzelli N., Salvadè A.M. (a cura di), Città e paesaggi urbani tra geografia e letteratura, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2023.
- Salvadè A.M. (a cura di), Altri Mondi. Tra geografia e letteratura, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2021.
- Prina F. (a cura di), Vulcani. Tra geografia e letteratura, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2022.
- Ogliari E., Zanolin G. (a cura di), Monti e vette. Tra geografia e letteratura, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2018.
- Ogliari E., Zanolin G. (a cura di), Laghi e paludi. Prospettive geografiche e letterarie, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2017.
- Salvadè A.M. (a cura di), Deserti. Rappresentazioni geografiche e letterarie, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2016.
- Salvadè A.M. (a cura di), Selve. Tra geografia e letteratura, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2016.
- Brazzelli N., Salvadè A.M. (a cura di), Mari. Saperi geografici e immaginario letterario, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2014.
- Brazzelli N. (a cura di), Fiumi. Prospettive geografiche e invenzione letteraria, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2013.

The syllabus for students planning to take the 9 or 12 CFU exam will be indicated before the beginning of the second semester.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIAMPIETRO MAZZA (President)

GIACOMO ZANOLIN (President)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Lessons will begin approximately in the first week of October. The date will be indicated on aulaweb.

Class schedule

GEOGRAPHY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is conducted in written form by means of a test with open and multiple questions designed to verify the knowledge acquired during the lectures and through the study of the texts indicated in the bibliography.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The test:
- will assess the knowledge of the topics covered in class and contained in the study texts;
- will test the ability to think critically about spatial, landscape and environmental processes.
The evaluation will take into account:
- appropriate knowledge of disciplinary vocabulary;
- ability to reason critically;
- ability to make connections between the different topics covered.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
22/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Prova intermedia proff. Zanolin-Mazza
05/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Prova intermedia proff. Zanolin-Mazza
31/05/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
28/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
13/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

All students are invited to periodically consult the page of this course on the AulaWeb e-learning portal (accessible from the University web site or at: https://www.aulaweb.unige.it).

All information and materials related to this teaching are published exclusively on that site.