GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS OF LANDSCAPE

GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS OF LANDSCAPE

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Last update 21/12/2020 10:00
Code
94672
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-GGR/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Conservation of Cultural Heritage)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course focusses on the use and application of the concept ‘landscape’ within the discipline of geography. Its meaning and evolution is studied through time, and focusing on its interrelations with the valorization of landscape as a cultural heritage.  

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to give students the main instruments of geographical science to read and interpret land, landscape and their dynamics. In order to avoid giving students an arid collection of methods of analysis and representation, these will be discussed in the context of an epistemological framework of geosemiotics and social geography. With Vallega we cannot but recall that territorial and landscape analysis must not ignore the need to put in place forms of representation of space that enable communicating meaning so that its government is responsible and sustainable. In this way, on one hand contexts and ways of using the analytical instruments proposed are defined, and on the other it will be possible to attribute “meaning” to the representation of territory and landscape that these enable building. In the context of the course on territory (exemplified by some case studies), while continuing to be conceived as an objective unitary entity, territory will no longer be solely “explained” as a set of elements and interconnected relations, that is following a Cartesian type logic. Conversely, how territory must be “understood”, capturing its non tangible aspects that constitute its mantle of symbols and values, will be shown

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to highlight the multiple parts and meanings of the concept of ‘landscape’, with a particular attention to its values and interest from a spatial perspective. The theory will be illustrated by a series of case studies where is evident the current phenomenon of  fragmentation of the ‘landscape’ , of its research methodologies and  practices of preservation.

PREREQUISITES

None

Teaching methods

The course will be taught mainly through lectures but it may also be integrated by field trips

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The definition of the landscape;

The different parts and meanings of landscape; Landscape analysis models;

Approaches in landscape research: case studies;

The techniques of analysis and valorisation of landscape;

The valorisation of the impact of territorial interventions on the landscape

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

During the course the teacher will provide, via aulaweb, the informations necessary for the preparation of the exam.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Thursday 9-11. Cod TEAMS: eyutwl7

Exam Board

CARLA PAMPALONI (President)

REBEKKA DOSSCHE

PIETRO PIANA (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course will be taught mainly through lectures but it may also be integrated by field trips

LESSONS START

February 15 th

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam will be in oral form and always in Italian

Assessment methods

The oral test ascertains the degree of acquisition of the methodological tools in order to link the geographical discourse to the political and ideological communication and to define its relevance among the tecniques of social control.

The assessment of the learning level reached by the student during the oral final exam takes into account the following value scale:

- the exam will be evaluated with marks from very good (28-29) to excellent (30 and 30 with honors) if the student, through conceptual knowledge and clarity, has a full command of the topics covered;

- the exam will be evaluated with marks from good (25-27) to satisfactory (23-24) if the student with correct but not always appropriate language shows an in-depth understanding of the topics covered;

- the exam will be considered sufficient (18-22) whether the student with inappropriate and not very clear expressive methods shows an approximate overall    preparation;

- the exam will be evaluated negatively whether the student shows important training gaps.