GEOGRAPHY OF ITALY AND OF EUROPE

GEOGRAPHY OF ITALY AND OF EUROPE

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Code
90427
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
4 credits during the 2nd year of 9322 TEACHER EDUCATION (LM-85 bis) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-GGR/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (TEACHER EDUCATION)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module has as main purpose to transmit a critical knowledge of the main aspects, processes and problems faced by geography, with specific references to the Italian and European context.

At the end of the module the student will be able to:

- illustrate the main natural processes, endogenous and exogenous, of the Earth,

- present and analyze the main themes of human, political and cultural geography,

- grasp the relationships between the natural and anthropological components of the landscape, with particular reference to Italy,

- critically examine problems and perspectives of contemporaneity with a transcalar approach, from local to global,

- use the specialized lexicon of the discipline in an appropriate manner.

Teaching methods

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

- interactive activities / exercises on some geographical themes starting from a visual approach,

- reading and analysis of graphs, maps, images.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The module examines the main processes and aspects inherent: physical geography (lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, terrestrial modeling); human geography (population and demographic evolution, migratory dynamics, settlement); political and cultural geography.

Insights on the central themes of geography will be presented, such as spatial representation and landscape, with specific reference to Italy.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For attending students:
  • De Vecchis G., Fatigati F., Geografia generale. Un’introduzione, Roma, Carocci editore, 2016 (Cap. 1, 2, 3 , 4 , 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14).
  • Slide and supplementary materials uploaded to the Aulaweb portal.
For not attending students:
  • De Vecchis G., Fatigati F., Geografia generale. Un’introduzione, Roma, Carocci editore, 2016 (from Introduzione to Chapter. 15).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: In the first semester: Thursday 11-12 or by appointment (primi@unige.it) In the second semester: It will be announced at the beginning of the semester; or by appointment (primi@unige.it).

LESSONS

Teaching methods

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

- interactive activities / exercises on some geographical themes starting from a visual approach,

- reading and analysis of graphs, maps, images.

LESSONS START

March 5, 2019

ORARI

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GEOGRAPHY OF ITALY AND OF EUROPE

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam takes place in oral form, it is 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.

Assessment methods

The exam:

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

- takes into account the quality of interview and the appropriate use of the specialized lexicon,

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

- will evaluate the ability to identify links between the topics addressed in the two modules that make up the teaching.

FURTHER INFORMATION

It is possible to take the exam only after having acquired the laboratory credit in Didactics of Geography.

All students periodically consult the page of this course on the e-learning portal (accessible from the University website or at the address: www.aulaweb.unige.it). All information and materials are a teaching on this site.