GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY

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Code
64923
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
12 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-GGR/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Letters and Humanities)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Geography is dedicated to the study and analysis of interactions between natural, socio-cultural, economic and political systems. The course aims to provide a knowledge of the fields of human geography, with insights related to sustainable development and to the human impact on the environment. It is proposed to transmit a basic ability to use and critical reading of maps. Furthermore, it will be presented the geo-literary perspective in the study of the territories.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to offer students a broad general knowledge in the physical, human and economic geography of Italy, Europe and the world, especially with reference to social problems and the different orientations of contemporary geography. Also to achieve an adequate capacity to use geographical and topographic maps. A specific space will be dedicated to the teaching of the discipline.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the students will:

- illustrate the theoretical references concerning the evolution of geographical thought and the main models of spatial analysis;

- present and analyze the main themes of human, political and cultural geography, also according to a disciplinary teaching perspective;

- critically examine the contemporary geographical issues with a transcalar approach, from local to global;

- acquire and use the specialized and technical lexicon of the discipline, in an appropriate manner;

- use geographical skills to analyze and compare socio-economic-spatial systems.

PREREQUISITES

They are not required

Teaching methods

- Frontal lessons with projection and discussion of slides and videos,

- Reading and analysis of graphs, maps, images and data sources,

- Interactive discussions on some geographical themes starting from a visual approach,

- For the part of cartography, some self-assessment tests will be available on Aulaweb (timed and non-timed tests).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The students who must achieve 6 CFU will study the following themes (corresponding to the chapters of the manual indicated below): basic notions of geography, population geography, models of development and inequality, urban systems, political organization of space, human impact on the environment.

Students who must achieve 9 credits will study the following themes (corresponding to the chapters of the manual indicated below): basic notions of geography, roots and meaning of culture, geography of the population, primary activities, models of development and inequality, urban systems, political organization of space, human impact on the environment.

The students who have to achieve 12 CFU will study the following themes (corresponding to the chapters of the manual indicated below): basic notions of geography, roots and meaning of culture, geography of the population, ethnic and cultural geography, primary activities, development models and inequalities, urban systems, political organization of space, human impact on the environment, cartography.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For attending students:

6 ECTS program

- Notes and slides of the lessons

- J.D. Fellmann, M.D. Bjelland, A. Getis, J. Getis, Geografia Umana, Milano, McGraw-Hill, 3° ed. febbraio 2016, ISBN: 9788838615467. Capitoli: 1, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12.

9 ECTS program

- Notes and slides of the lessons

- J.D. Fellmann, M.D. Bjelland, A. Getis, J. Getis, Geografia Umana, Milano, McGraw-Hill, 3° ed. febbraio 2016, ISBN: 9788838615467. Capitoli: 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12.

12 ECTS program

- Notes and slides of the lessons

- J.D. Fellmann, M.D. Bjelland, A. Getis, J. Getis, Geografia Umana, Milano, McGraw-Hill, 3° ed. febbraio 2016, ISBN: 9788838615467. Capitoli 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12.

- Detailed study on the cartography (slides or bibliographical indications will be provided)

 

For NON-attending students: 
6 CFU program

J.D. Fellmann, M.D. Bjelland, A. Getis, J. Getis, Geografia Umana, Milano, McGraw-Hill, 3° ed. febbraio 2016, ISBN: 9788838615467. Capitoli: 1, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12.

One text chosen from the following:

  • De Vecchis G., Fatigati F., Geografia generale. Un’introduzione, Roma, Carocci editore, 2016 (Cap. 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5, 6, 9).
  • Varani N., Primi A., 2012, Politiche per l’ambiente. Una lettura geografica di Rio+20, Limena (PD), Libreriauniversitaria.it edizioni, pp. 134.

  • Withol de Wenden C., Le nuove migrazioni. Luoghi, uomini, politiche, Bologna, Patron, 2017.

  • E. Boria, Carte come armi. Geopolitica, cartografia, comunicazione, Roma, Nuova Cultura 2012 (NO per studenti del corso di laurea triennale in Storia).

  • De Vecchis G., 2016, Insegnare geografia. Teorie, metodi e pratiche, Torino, UTET, (cap. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3).

9 CFU program

J.D. Fellmann, M.D. Bjelland, A. Getis, J. Getis, Geografia Umana, Milano, McGraw-Hill, 3° ed. febbraio 2016, ISBN: 9788838615467. Capitoli: 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12.

Two texts chosen from the following:
  • ·De Vecchis G., Fatigati F., Geografia generale. Un’introduzione, Roma, Carocci editore, 2016 (Cap. 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5, 6, 9).
  • Varani N., Primi A., 2012, Politiche per l’ambiente. Una lettura geografica di Rio+20, Limena (PD), Libreriauniversitaria.it edizioni, pp. 134.

  • Withol de Wenden C., Le nuove migrazioni. Luoghi, uomini, politiche, Bologna, Patron, 2017.

  • E. Boria, Carte come armi. Geopolitica, cartografia, comunicazione, Roma, Nuova Cultura 2012 (NO per studenti del corso di laurea triennale in Storia).

  • De Vecchis G., 2016, Insegnare geografia. Teorie, metodi e pratiche, Torino, UTET, (cap. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3).

12 CFU program

J.D. Fellmann, M.D. Bjelland, A. Getis, J. Getis, Geografia Umana, Milano, McGraw-Hill, 3° ed. febbraio 2016, ISBN: 9788838615467. Capitoli: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.

Three texts chosen from the following:
  • De Vecchis G., Fatigati F., Geografia generale. Un’introduzione, Roma, Carocci editore, 2016 (Cap. 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5, 6, 9).
  • Varani N., Primi A., 2012, Politiche per l’ambiente. Una lettura geografica di Rio+20, Limena (PD), Libreriauniversitaria.it edizioni, pp. 134.

  • Withol de Wenden C., Le nuove migrazioni. Luoghi, uomini, politiche, Bologna, Patron, 2017.

  • E. Boria, Carte come armi. Geopolitica, cartografia, comunicazione, Roma, Nuova Cultura 2012 (NO per studenti del corso di laurea triennale in Storia).

  • De Vecchis G., 2016, Insegnare geografia. Teorie, metodi e pratiche, Torino, UTET, (cap. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: In the first semester: after the lesson or by appointment (primi@unige.it) In the second semester: - during the period of lessons, at the DISFOR Department: Wednesday at 12-13. - in other periods, at the DISFOR Department: by appointment (primi@unige.it)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

- Frontal lessons with projection and discussion of slides and videos,

- Reading and analysis of graphs, maps, images and data sources,

- Interactive discussions on some geographical themes starting from a visual approach,

- For the part of cartography, some self-assessment tests will be available on Aulaweb (timed and non-timed tests).

LESSONS START

17 September 2018

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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EXAMS

Exam description

The exam takes place in oral form, through an interview also conducted through commentary and critical analysis of images, graphs, tables, maps and videos in-depth in class or present on the materials provided and the texts in the program.

For attending students (12 ECTS program) it will be possible to take an in-itinere test of cartography through a written test (with multiple choice questions and open questions) that is considered passed with a minimum score of 18 out of 30. The test score will contribute as weighted average to the final evaluation of the exam (equal to one sixth of the overall grade). Who does not or who does not pass the test in-itinere will take the exam of cartography during the oral examination, with the same voting conditions.

Non-attending students (12 CFU program) must take the exam of cartography in oral form (Chapter 13 of the manual); the overcoming of the part of cartography is a necessary condition for the continuation of the other parts of the examination (remaining chapters of the manual and 3 texts of your choice).

Assessment methods

The interview:

- will evaluate the knowledge of the main theoretical references and spatial analysis models treated in class and present in the study texts;

- will verify the ability to present and critically evaluate the main aspects, processes and problems faced by human, political and cultural geography;

- will take into account the quality of exposure and the appropriate use of the specialist lexicon:

- will evaluate the argumentative capacity and critical reasoning on the study carried out;

- will evaluate the ability to identify links between the different topics addressed.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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

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