POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

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Code
57013
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
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

The course will be held remotely through the Teams and Aulaweb platforms. Telepresence lectures and seminars are planned, with synchronous and asicronic modality.

Furthermore, the possibility of carrying out case studies through group work will be evaluated.

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

BOOKS:

  • Capacci, Alberto (2018), Geografia umana. Temi e prospettive, Carocci, Roma (EXCEPT CHAPTERS: 5. La documentazione statistica;  16. Reti di comunicazione; 19. Turismo e ambiente).

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TEXTS:

STUDENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO STUDY THE MATERIALS UPLOADED ON AULAWEB.

 

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.  

Ricevimento: Tutoring: On TUESDAY from 3 to 5 pm at the teacher's office at the DISPO – Albergo dei Poveri, Piazzale Brignole, 2 canc., Central Tower, 4th floor, room 4/38. However, as the health situation does not allow for face-to-face reception, the reception is held on the same day and at the same time on the TEAMS channel "Mangano_Ricevimento", code: g3272ro. In order to avoid overlaps and waits, please notify in advance by email (stefania.mangano@unige.it) in order to agree on a punctual time. Nevertheless, it is possible to arrange an appointment even outside the indicated day and time upon request via email.

Exam Board

GIAN MARCO UGOLINI (President)

MAURO SPOTORNO

ALBERTO CAPACCI

STEFANIA MANGANO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course will be held remotely through the Teams and Aulaweb platforms. Telepresence lectures and seminars are planned, with synchronous and asicronic modality.

Furthermore, the possibility of carrying out case studies through group work will be evaluated.

LESSONS START

The lectures will start on the days scheduled in the calendar: in the first semester starting from the week of 14th September 2020.

ORARI

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

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POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

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.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
25/05/2021 09:30 GENOVA ORALE PROF.SSA MANGANO Gli esaminatori dell'esame di GEOGRAFIA POLITICA ED ECONOMICA sono i docenti: PROF. UGOLINI E PROF.SSA MANGANO e bisogna prenotarsi agli appelli di entrambi .
25/05/2021 09:30 GENOVA ORALE PROF. UGOLINI Gli esaminatori dell'esame di GEOGRAFIA POLITICA ED ECONOMICA sono i docenti: PROF. UGOLINI E PROF.SSA MANGANO e bisogna prenotarsi agli appelli di entrambi .
16/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA ORALE PROF.SSA MANGANO Gli esaminatori dell'esame di GEOGRAFIA POLITICA ED ECONOMICA sono i docenti: PROF. UGOLINI E PROF.SSA MANGANO e bisogna prenotarsi agli appelli di entrambi .
16/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA ORALE PROF. UGOLINI Gli esaminatori dell'esame di GEOGRAFIA POLITICA ED ECONOMICA sono i docenti: PROF. UGOLINI E PROF.SSA MANGANO e bisogna prenotarsi agli appelli di entrambi .
14/07/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale
14/07/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale