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CODE 94684
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-GGR/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims at reconstructing the link between geographical theory and political practice, highlighting the changes in the meaning of geographical space, induced by the historical relations between power and knowledge in the western cultural system.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at reconstructing the link between geography and reflections on the phenomenon of power. In particular, we will highlight the methods by which the description of physical and anthropic space relates to the transmission of concepts and images that constitute the Western geopolitical consciousness.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main objective of the course is the acquisition of the interpretative tools of the connection between geographical theory and the forms of intervention on the environment as a geographical territory and an "architectural" space functional to the exercise of control.

The student will acquire a greater ability to manage their social interactions with a collaborative attitude, constructive communication and dialogue skills

TEACHING METHODS

The course will be conducted with face-to-face lectures, accompanied by in-depth slides. External experts may be invited to give lectures on specific topics during the course. Attending students may present short papers in class on topics agreed upon with the lecturer. Attending students may present short papers in class on topics agreed upon with the lecturer. 

Non-attending students can listen to the lecture recording on the Team platform "Geopolitics Course 23-24" (access code: 0gxhwe9).  Attendance in this form, however, requires exam preparation according to the syllabus given for non-attending students.

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Historical reconstruction of the relationship between geographical practice and the exercise of power. Critical interpretation of the cartographic image and analysis of the concepts in which the coincidence between space and power is manifested

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For attending students (9 CFU)

C. Cerreti- M.Marconi-P.Sellari, Spazi e poteri. Geografia politica, geografia economica, geopolitica, Laterza, 2019 (Parts I, II, III).

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G. Lizza, Gli orizzonti della nuova geopolitica. Verso il 2050, UTET, 2021

E. Boria, Carte come armi. Geopolitica, cartografia, comunicazione, Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2012.

For non-attending students (9 CFU)

C. Cerreti- M.Marconi-P.Sellari, Spazi e poteri. Geografia politica, geografia economica, geopolitica, Laterza, 2019 (excluding Part IV).

B. Loyer, Geopolitica. Metodi e concetti, Utet Università, 2020

G. Lizza, Gli orizzonti della nuova geopolitica. Verso il 2050, UTET, 2021

E. Boria, Carte come armi. Geopolitica, cartografia, comunicazione, Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2012.

For attending students (6 CFU)

C. Cerreti-M.Marconi-P.Sellari, Spazi e poteri. Geografia politica, geografia economica, geopolitica, Laterza, 2019 ( Parti I, II, III).

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G. Lizza, Gli orizzonti della nuova geopolitica. Verso il 2050, UTET, 2021.

For non attending students ( 6 CFU)

C. Cerreti-M.Marconi- P.Sellari, Spazi e poteri. Geografia politica, geografia economica, geopolitica, Laterza, 2019 (esclusa Parte IV).

B. Loyer, Geopolitica. Metodi e concetti, Utet Università, 2023

E. Boria, Carte come armi. Geopolitica, cartografia, comunicazione, Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2012.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

16 September  2024

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The examination consists of an oral test during which the student must demonstrate, in full possession of the disciplinary vocabulary, the ability to frame the arguments from the point of view of the history of geographical thought and the theories related to its expression in the fields of geopolitics and cartography.

For students with disabilities or specific learning disabilities (DSA).

Students with disabilities or with DSA are reminded that in order to request adjustments for examinations they must first enter their certification on the University website at http://servizionline.unige.it/ n the ‘Students’ section. The documentation will be checked by the University's Services for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities and DSA Sector (https://rubrica.unige.it/strutture/struttura/100111

)

Subsequently, well in advance (at least 10 days) of the exam date, an e-mail must be sent to the teacher with whom the exam is to be taken, indicating both the School's Referring Teacher for the inclusion of students with disabilities and with DSA (referent e-mail) and the Sector indicated above. The e-mail must specify

the name of the teaching course

the date of the call

the student's surname, first name and roll number

the compensatory tools and dispensatory measures considered functional and required.


The contact person will confirm to the teacher that the applicant has the right to request adaptations during the examination and that these adaptations must be agreed upon with the teacher. The lecturer will respond by stating whether the requested adaptations can be used.

Requests must be sent at least 10 days before the date of the call to allow the teacher to assess their content. In particular, in the case of concept maps for the exam (which must be much more concise than the maps used for studying) if the submission does not meet the deadline, there will be no technical time to make any changes.

For further information on requesting services and adaptations, please refer to the document:https://unige.it/sites/unige.it/files/2024-05/Linee%20guida%20per%20la%20richiesta%20di%20servizi%2C%20di%20strumenti%20compensativi%20e_o%20di%20misure%20dispensative%20e%20di%20ausili%20specifici%20Maggio%202024.pdf

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The examination will verify the mastery of the decoding tools of the historical relationship between geography and power. The critical thinking skills on the effects derived from the historical role of geography in the formation of collective identity and cultural system and on its function as a social product will also be assessed.

The assessment of the learning level reached by the student during the oral final exam takes into account the following value scale:

- the exam will be evaluated with marks from very good (28-29) to excellent (30 and 30 with honors) if the student, through conceptual knowledge and clarity, has a full command of the topics covered in the course and can identify the relationships between political practice and geographical knowledge configured by the geopolitical theory;

- the exam will be evaluated with marks from good (25-27) to satisfactory (23-24) if the student with correct but not always appropriate language shows an in-depth understanding of the topics covered;

- the exam will be considered sufficient (18-22) whether the student with inappropriate and not very clear expressive methods shows an approximate overall preparation;

.- the exam will be evaluated negatively whether the student shows important training gaps.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The teacher remains available for any clarifications (carla.pampaloni@unige.it)

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