APPLIED SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY

APPLIED SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY

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Code
67532
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9922 PEDAGOGY, EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND RESEARCH (LM-85) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-GGR/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (PEDAGOGY, EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND RESEARCH )
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course will provide both the knowledge of the main issues and problems for the interpretation and analysis of socio - spatial dynamics both basic skills to understand the structuring of socio - spatial systems ( relationship between society and space , the latter being as a social product )

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the methodologies and the theoretical - conceptual apparatus required for a spatial interpretation of social and territorial dynamics of the recent phenomena, focusing on the changes exerted by social actors in the national and international framework.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Specific objectives are:

a) to acquire adequate knowledge and understanding related to the effective analysis of space as social product tools.

b ) create conditions for students to apply their knowledge and understanding and solving problems in various application contexts referring to case studies on issues of migrants, refugees, conflict.

The learning outcomes will enable the student to develop knowledge and skills suitable for working in diverse social settings.

Teaching methods

Ultilisation of aulaweb.

Frontal lessons, with projection of slides and/or films with analysis and discussion of case studies, graphs, diagrams, tables, thematic papers. Students will be invited to participate with a short in-depth study of a topic (through the elaboration of power points or reading of scientific articles in English).

Completion of aulaweb to provide slides and teaching materials

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The first module will analyze the main indicators geo - social - economic and cultural, and will be further discussed those relating to the following themes: development and human development, poverty, gender inequality, migration and integration. Specifically they will consider the OECD indicators , UNDP , World Bank, Transparency International, EU, World Economic Forum. The second module will be presented cases of differences in the roles and the use of space by men and women , as well as inequalities . In particular will be the subject of reflection problems related to the condition of women in sub - Saharan Africa with regard to health , education, employment and politics. the main problems are then analyzed regarding migration (female) and their implications.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Prerequisites: If you have not passed the exam in social geography undergraduate make contact with the teacher for the additional material.

For attending students:

- WeWorld Index 2018

-World Development Report 2018

- How we can save (our) future Report 2018

 

No Varani, A. First, the status of women in sub-Saharan Africa. geographical considerations, Libreria Universitaria, Padua, 2011 (excluding Section 6)

It also includes the study of one of the following texts:

A. Vanzan, The Women of Allah, B. Mondadori, Milano, 2013

M. Cvajner, Sociologia delle migrazioni femminili. L'esperienza delle donne post-sovietiche., Ed. Il mulino, Bologna 2018.

E.Gamberoni, L'Africa occidentale. Ritratto di un'Africa che cambia, Patron, Bologna 2013. E. Nganguè, Cape of Good Hope. The Africa you do not expect, EMI, Bologna, 2015 W. Maathai, The Challenge for Africa, New Worlds, Modena, 2010 C. Visconti, Africa e diritti umani. Dalle carte costituzionali al sistema africano di protezione dei diritti umani. Libreria universitaria Padova 2012.

For non-attending students:

Study texts:

No Varani, A. First, Rio + 20: Policies for the environment. A geographical reading, University Library, Padua, 2012

G. Carbone, Africa. States, politics, conflicts, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2012 edition III

It also includes the study of one of the following texts:
G. Amoretti, N. Varani, Viaggiare nella Terza Età, Roma, Carocci, 2013

M. M. Gonzales De Sande (eds.), Women, identity and progress in the Mediterranean cultures, publishing Arachne, Rome, 2009
L. Manes, A. Tricarico, The bank of the rich, Altraeconomia Editions, Milan, 2008
M. Pallas, Degrowth and migration issues for the decrease happy, Rome, 2009
F. Thumb, fleeing Peoples. Geography of forced migration, CUEN, Naples, 2007
N. Varani, F. De Boni (a cura di), Dalla multicultura all'intercultura.Spazi e strumenti geografici, Mcgraw Hill, Milano, 2017.
C. Visconti, Africa e diritti umani. Dalle carte costituzionali al sistema africano di protezione dei diritti umani. Libreria universitaria Padova 2012.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Times and place of receipt Department Disfor TA10 room First half : WEDNESDAY ' 14.30-15.30 ; THURSDAY ' appointment II semester: WEDNESDAY ' 14.30-15.30 ; THURSDAY ' appointment For any question relating to the teaching you can still communicate with the teacher via email : varani@unige.it or by calling 010 20953605 ; or by calling 01020953604 . Further information To take the exams you must register on the portal students of the University of Genoa ( www.studenti.unige.it ) ; The course will begin in the second half . For additional information, students are asked to contact in time with the teacher to define bibliographic or alternative programs integrations .

Exam Board

AUGUSTA MOLINARI (President)

ENRICO BERNARDINI (President)

NICOLETTA VARANI (President)

SIMONE DE ANDREIS

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Ultilisation of aulaweb.

Frontal lessons, with projection of slides and/or films with analysis and discussion of case studies, graphs, diagrams, tables, thematic papers. Students will be invited to participate with a short in-depth study of a topic (through the elaboration of power points or reading of scientific articles in English).

Completion of aulaweb to provide slides and teaching materials

LESSONS START

October, 4  2018

ORARI

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APPLIED SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY

EXAMS

Exam description

For attending students : written test

For not attending : oral test

For attending students : written test ( only for students who have attended 75-70 % of classes ) .The test A will be at the end of lessons (more information will be provided by the teacher in the first lessons of the course )

For non-attending students : oral exam .

Oral examination for students not attending : The oral exam includes the discussion , including through the use of graphs, charts and tables , proposed during the course or present on the texts in the program , useful to both the understanding of space as a social product is being studied the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion of communities in the territories .

Assessment methods

For attending students:

At the end of the course there will be a written exam reserved for students attending (70-75% of the course). Students who do NOT take the written exam  will take an oral exam in the same way as those who do not.

For non attending students:

Oral test for non-attendants: The oral test involves discussion, also with the help of graphs, charts and tables, proposed during the course or present on the texts in the program, useful for understanding the territory as a central point for the study of contact and interactions between different identities. A critical reading with a brief written reworking of one of the texts recommended in the bibliography is also envisaged.

The oral examination will be assessed on the basis of the following 

a) Knowledge of the topics dealt with in the course (65%)

b) Quality of oral exposure/ability to present arguments and critical approach to discipline (25%)

c) Mastery of specific vocabulary (10%)