89964 - Human and Lanscape Geography (1) (LM)

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course offers to the student a theoretical knowledge of the main spatial and geographical concepts - such as territory, natural environment and landscape – and of the geographical models – both the traditional and the most innovative - in order to acquire specific competences, to apply in an interdisciplinary environment, in the critical analysis of the territorial phenomena and the socio-demographic and cultural dynamics that contribute to the organization and management of the geographical space at the different scales, in a global contest.

Course contents

The course offers an introductory view to the main themes of Human Geography, both to students of the first year of the Master course in Gegraphy and Territorial Processes and to students of other Master courses, who don't possess a previous knowledge of the discipline: it thus aims at offering to the students the theoretical and methodological basis of Human Geography, through the texts of several Italian and foreign Geographers who have written about the main spatial and geographical concepts - space and place, territory, region, natural environment and landscape.

Through the analysis of the texts, the class discussion and the application of the theoretical concepts to specific case studies, students will acquire a critical vision of the territorial phenomena and of the socio-demographic and cultural dynamics that take part in the organization and management of the geographical space.

Readings/Bibliography

NON ATTENDING STUDENTS

  1. Greiner A.L., Dematteis G, Lanza C., Geografia umana.Terza edizione, UTET, Novara, 2019.
  2. Minca C., Colombino A., Breve manuale di Geografia umana, Cedam, Trento, 2016.
  3. One book chosen among the following:

Besse J.-M., Vedere la Terra. Sei saggi sul paesaggio e la geografia, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 2008.

Bonora P., Fermiamo il consumo di suolo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015.

Cosgrove D., Realtà sociali e paesaggio simbolico, Unicopli, Milano, 1990.

Farinelli F., L’invenzione della Terra, Palermo, Sellerio, 2016.

Jakob M., Il paesaggio, Il Mulino, Bologna 2009.

Turri E. Antropologia del paesaggio, Marsilio, Venezia, 2008

 

ATTENDING STUDENTS

  1. Minca C., Colombino A., Breve manuale di Geografia umana, CEDAM, Trento, 2014.
  2. Study all the power point presentations used in class (avaiable among the didactic materials) and the notes taken
  3. Participate to the class activities both in group and individually, proposed by the professor

Teaching methods

In presence lessons, supported by the use of power point presentations, available among the didactic materials.

Students will be invited to share a participative attitude during the lessons, by participating to class/group discussions, seminars and other cooperative activities.

Assessment methods

The examination is an oral one for which students will have to register for on the AlmaEsami website.

The programme is differentiated between attending and non attending students, as follows:

STUDENTS ATTENDING THE CLASSES

Attending students have to study the programme described during the first lesson and published on the power point "Presentation of the course".

Assessment methods:

For students attending the classes the exam will aim at testing their comprehension of the geographical, economical, social and cultural phenomena described during the lessons both by the teacher and the other students' presentations and discussed together. Participation to the discussion is a key element to evaluate the students, and with it personal reflection on the issues studied. Moreover, students will be evaluated on their communication skills and on the use of a correct terminology.

STUDENTS NON ATTENDING THE CLASSES

Non attending students have to study the programme described during the first lesson and published on the power point "Presentation of the course".

Assessment methods:

For students not attending the classes, the exam will aim at testing their comprehension of the geographical, economical, social and cultural phenomena studied, and during the exam they will be invited to propose a personal reflection on the issues studied. Moreover, they will be evaluated on their communication skills and on the use of correct terminology.

Teaching tools

The PowerPoint presentations used by the lecturer and those prepared by the studnets to support their class activities will be published among the didactic materials.

Office hours

See the website of Elisa Magnani