POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

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Code
57013
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
8 credits during the 3nd year of 8768 International and Diplomatic Sciences (L-36) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-GGR/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (International and Diplomatic Sciences)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course of Political and Economic Geography aims to provide knowledge and the possibility of interpretation both in political and economic perspectives. Political Geography analyses how the human communities organise themselves on the territory and how they regulate their relationships; Economic Geography studies the territorial distribution of the main economic activities and phenomena.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide basic knowledge both in political and economic components. The student will therefore be able to identify and understand the consequences of political action on territory, above all in terms of renovation in space organization. At the same time, the student will be able to analyse the new intersections of economic action in the context of globalization at different levels of the geographical scale and by type of economic stakeholders.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the student will be able to summarize the basic elements of the political action of the human communities in relation to the territories in which they live. They will be able to analyse and explain the causes of human settlement and migrations according to the changing demographic balance that can certainly modify political relations within states and between different states. They will be aware of the motivations that induce a new redistribution of religions and languages in the world. Finally, they will be able to argue and describe (in written and oral form) how man's action in the economic field and the exploitation of resources depends on the distribution and movement of man on earth.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminar activities, case analysis also realised through group work (written work and oral presentation).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main topics covered are:

  • World population, migrations and population policies
  • Languages and religions
  • State and nation
  • Land and sea borders
  • Productive sectors
  • Communication networks and transport
  • Tourism

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS

Study materials for attending students are the slides published on AULAWEB, completed by class notes. In absence of exhaustive notes, students are required to use the following texts (available in the University libraries):

For Political Geography

FERRO G., Fondamenti di geografia politica e geopolitica, Giuffrè Editore, Milano, 1994.

For Population, migrations, languages and religions

CAPACCI, Geografia umana. Temi e prospettive, Carocci, Roma, 2012.

For Economic Geography

DEMATTEIS G., LANZA C., NANO F., VANOLO A., Geografia dell’Economia Mondiale, Utet, Torino, 2010.

Alternatively, attending students can also choose to study the programme for non-attending students.

 

FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS

CAPACCI, Geografia umana. Temi e prospettive, Carocci, Roma, 2012.

DON’T STUDY THESE CHAPTERS

7. Rischi e calamità naturali

16. Reti di comunicazione

17. I sistemi di trasporto

19. Turismo e ambiente

STUDENTS MUST ALSO STUDY, ON CHOICE, ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TEXTS:

P. BRANCA, I musulmani, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2000.

G. DALL’O, Smart city. La rivoluzione intelligente delle città, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2014.

C. MORA, L'agricoltura nel mondo. Dai paesaggi tradizionali all'attuale geografia della sazietà, fame e sete, Letizia, Arezzo, 2014.

M. CAMMELLI, La pubblica amministrazione. Come è cambiata ai tempi della spending review, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2014.

L. VANDELLI, Il governo locale. Il luogo più vicino dove far sentire la nostra voce Il Mulino, Bologna, 2014.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Gian Marco Ugolini: Office hour for students’ reception takes place on TUESDAY from 3 to 5 pm c/o teacher's office at DISPO - Albergo dei Poveri, Piazzale Brignole, 2 canc., Torre centrale, IV Piano, room 4 / 39b. It is better to check in advance by e-mail the presence of the teacher. Stefania Mangano: She is always available after the lessons or by appointment previous contact by e-mail: stefania.mangano@unige.it

Exam Board

GIAN MARCO UGOLINI (President)

STEFANIA MANGANO (President)

ALBERTO CAPACCI

MAURO SPOTORNO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminar activities, case analysis also realised through group work (written work and oral presentation).

LESSONS START

The lectures will start on the days scheduled in the calendar: in the first semester starting from the week of 17th September 2018.

ORARI

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

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EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

The learning outcomes acquired by the student are verified and ascertained by an oral exam that allows verifying the ability to express themselves dialectically with property by organizing a structured discourse. Master students have also to use a technical language.