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CODE 106692
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
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

- To interpret the socio-territorial dynamics that characterize different geographical regions;

- 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

- to identify the factors that cause the impact of human activities on the environment and landscape.

 

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

- To interpret the socio-territorial dynamics that characterize different geographical regions;

- 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

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

- to identify the factors that cause the impact of human activities on the environment and landscape.

PREREQUISITES

None.

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of lectures, 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

Geography of languages

Geography of religions

Urban geography

Economic activities and their distribution

Communication networks and transport

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

Geography of languages

Geography of religions

Urban geography

Economic activities and their distribution

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For attending students:

9 CFU

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

Notes; lecture slides 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). Esclusi i capitoli: 8, 9 e 11

Notes; lecture slides uploaded to aulaweb.

 

For NON attending students:

9 CFU

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

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).

Notes; lecture slides 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). Esclusi i capitoli: 8, 9 e 11

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).

Notes; lecture slides uploaded to aulaweb.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIAMPIETRO MAZZA (President)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Second semester, last week February 2024

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is written and oral.

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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.