HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

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Code
61271
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-GGR/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course of Human Geography aims to provide the knowledge and elements for interpretation from a geographical point of view of how populations and societies in their material manifestations (economic activities, infrastructure, etc.) are distributed on the territory and interact with it.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the students will acquire basic knowledge and skills in the field of human geography. In particular they will concern: the relations between the socio-political organization of a territory and the formation of a landscape, the knowledge of the demographic dynamics and their relations with the development processes. The students will also acquire basic knowledge on the geographical distribution of the main religious and linguistic phenomena.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the students will be able:

- To understand and synthesize the main concepts and themes within the Human Geography.

- To know the main methods of geographical survey and the tools used by geographers.

- To summarize the underlying reasons of action of human communities in relation to the physical conformation of the territory.

- To understand the motivations for a new distribution of the world’s languages, ethnicities and religions.

- To understand and analyse the landscape in urban and rural areas.

PREREQUISITES

No specific prerequisites are required

Teaching methods

The lessons will hopefully be held face-to-face, with the possibility for students to follow at a distance (in case of distance lessons via videoconference on the Teams platform, the access code will be provided here).

- Lectures with slide and video projection and discussion;

- reading and analysis of maps, graphic and pictorial images, and photographic comparisons.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main topics covered are:

6 ECTS

- Key concepts (place, space, territory, landscape, region) and tools of human geography

- Environment, society and territory

- World population, migration, demographic policies

- Languages, ethnic groups and religions

- Cultural geography and globalisation

- Flows, networks and nodes.

9 ECTS

- Key concepts of human geography (place, space, territory, landscape, region) and instruments of geography

- Environment, society and territory

- World population, migration, demographic policies

- Languages, ethnic groups and religions

- Cultural geography and globalisation

- Flows, networks and nodes

- Geography of agriculture

- Urban geography

- Political geography.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For attending students:

6 ECTS:

Greiner, A., Dematteis, G. e Lanza, C. Geografia Umana, Un approccio visuale, UTET, 2019 (Terza edizione a cura di Alberto Vanolo): Capitoli 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9.

9 ECTS:

Greiner, A., Dematteis, G. e Lanza, C. Geografia Umana, Un approccio visuale, UTET, 2019 (Terza edizione a cura di Alberto Vanolo): Capitoli 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 e 11.

 

For NON-attending students:

6 ECTS

Greiner, A., Dematteis, G. e Lanza, C. Geografia Umana, Un approccio visuale, UTET, 2019 (Terza edizione a cura di Alberto Vanolo): Capitoli 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9.

And one to choose from the volumes/ or pair of essays listed below.

9 ECTS

Greiner, A., Dematteis, G. e Lanza, C. Geografia Umana, Un approccio visuale, UTET, 2019 (Terza edizione a cura di Alberto Vanolo): Capitoli 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 e 11.

And two to choose from the volumes/ or pair of essays listed below:

1. Emanueli, F., Il paesaggio rurale storico e tradizionale: individuazione degli elementi storici e delle fonti, ISMEA, 2016.

2. Magnani M., (2016), Terra e buoi dei paesi tuoi. Scuola, ricerca, ambiente, cultura, capitale umano: quando l'impresa investe nel territorio, De Agostini, Novara (Capitoli: 1, 3, 4, 7).

3. Piana, P. e Spotorno, M. (2020) Indagini Geostoriche per una caratterizzazione del paesaggi dell’Alta Langa. In A. Gallia (a cura di) Territorio: rischio/risorsa. Dalla Mappa al GIS, Labgeo Caraci, Roma, vol. 6, pp. 51-64, ISBN 978-88-945441-0-7   INSIEME A:  Primi A., Dossche R., (2020). La percezione del rischio in un territorio vulnerabile: approccio partecipativo in Val Bisagno (Genova), in: Gallia A. (a cura di), Territorio: rischio / risorsa, Roma, LabGeo Caraci, pp. 225-240. (caricati su aulaweb).

4. Piana P., Tekić I. e Watkins C. (2018) Topographical art and the rediscovery of lost landscapes: understanding Ligurian rewilding 1850-2020. Landscapes 19 (2), pp. 111-134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14662035.2020.1756613  INSIEME A:  Dossche, R., Rogge, E., & Van Eetvelde, V. (2016). Detecting people’s and landscape’s identity in a changing mountain landscape. An example from the northern Apennines. Landscape Research41(8), 934-949. (open access).

5. Primi A., (2019), Turismo esperienziale e territori: le «Mappe esperienziali per l’innovazione territoriale e il turismo» a Monastero Bormida (AT), in Salvatori F. (a cura di), L’apporto della geografia tra rivoluzioni e riforme, Atti del XXXII Congresso Geografico Italiano, Roma 7-10 giugno 2017, Roma, A.Ge.I., www.agei.it, pp. 3011-3020. ISBN 978-88-942641-2-8 (open access) INSIEME A: Primi A., Gabellieri N., Moretti I., (2019), Smart tourism technologies per la fruizione dei territori:i portali per l’ospitalità turistica alternativa, Geotema, 59, pp. 121-132. (open access).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: In the first semester: Mode and time will be communicated at the beginning of the semester; or by appointment (primi@unige.it) In the second semester: Mode and time will be communicated at the beginning of the semester; or by appointment (primi@unige.it)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The lessons will hopefully be held face-to-face, with the possibility for students to follow at a distance (in case of distance lessons via videoconference on the Teams platform, the access code will be provided here).

- Lectures with slide and video projection and discussion;

- reading and analysis of maps, graphic and pictorial images, and photographic comparisons.

LESSONS START

february 14th, 2022

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam will take place in written form on the university platform ‘aulaweb’. The test be timed, and will consist of the following items: multiple choice questions and open questions; some questions will be based on graphs, tables, thematic maps.

The test will be distinguished according to the program for attending and non-attending students.

The test is passed with a minimum score of 18 points.

Assessment methods

The Test will evaluate:

- knowledge of the main basic concepts and theoretical references treated in class and present in the study texts;

- knowledge of the main aspects, processes and problems faced by human geography;

- knowledge of the main tools and methods of human geography;

- the ability to read graphs, tables, thematic maps.

The assessment will take into account:

- the accuracy and completeness of the foreground;

- synthesis and appropriate use of specialist vocabulary;

- ability to argue and critical reasoning about the study carried out.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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

All information and materials related to the course are published exclusively on this website.