13715 - Communication Geography (1) (A-E)

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SDGs

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

Gender equality Reduced inequalities Climate Action

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student has acquired a historical - critical knowledge of concepts and spatial models with which the modern geography has built and arranged the production and the communication of knowledge about the Earth.

Course contents

The course introduces the concepts and processes by which geography has built and builds the models through which we understand and communicate the functioning of the world: map, space, place, landscape, territory, borders and globe.

These models will be considered according to the critical theory of Cultural Geography and related to some important themes of our contemporaneity (racism/nationalism, migration/citizenship, geographical imagination/environmental crisis, pandemic/globalization)

Readings/Bibliography

A. Bonazzi, Manuale di Geografia culturale, Roma, Laterza, 2011

P. Sloterdijk, Il mondo dentro il capitale, Roma, Meltemi, 2006

Teaching methods

Course will be taught through a mixture of formal lectures and discussion classes. Its aim will be to facilitate interaction between the lecturer and students and to stimulate debate among students.
Class attendance is critical to take advantage of a way of learning not feasible through homework, and it turns out to be crucial in order for the student to adequately satisfy exam requirements.

Assessment methods

Students who attend at least 75% of the lessons are considered to be attending.

The exam consists of a written examination on the entire syllabus. The aim of the examination is to assess the methodological and critical skills acquired by the student. Given the importance of class attendance for an appropriate training process it will be two grading scales and two separate programs: for attending and non-attending students.

Attending students

Attendance and participation count for 15% of the final grade.

In particular, it will be assessed the ability of the student to participate actively in class, also using multimedia and collaborative tools provided within the course; such capacity, if combined with the achievement of a coherent framework of the topics developed during the lessons , the application of critical sense and suitable means of expression will be considered and evaluated with the maximum grading = A (27-30 con lode).

Attendance, if joint to a predominantly mnemonic acquisition of course's contents and discontinuous language and logical skills will be assessed in a grading range from good (B = 24-26) to satisfactory (C = 21-23).

Attendance, with a minimum level of knowledge of the course contents, combined with training gaps or inadequate language and logical skills, it will get as grade ‘barely passing' (D = 18-20).

The absence of a minimum level of knowledge of the course contents, combined with inadequate language and logical skills and training gaps, it will produce a fail (E) grading, even in spite of an assiduous attendance.

Non-attending students

Non-attending students will be assessed primarily on the ability to use literature and multimedia tools made available, in order to properly expose the contents of the course. This ability, when combined with the achievement of a coherent framework of the course's themes, the application of critical sense, and suitable means of expression will be considered and evaluated with the maximum grading = A (27-30 con lode).

A predominantly mnemonic acquisition of course's contents along with discontinuous language and logical skills will be assessed in a grading range from good (B = 24-26) to satisfactory (C = 21-23).

A minimum level of knowledge of the course contents, combined with training gaps or inadequate language and logical skills, it will get as grade ‘barely passing' (D = 18-20).

The absence of a minimum level of knowledge of the course contents, combined with inadequate language and logical skills and training gaps, it will produce a fail (E) grading.

Teaching tools

Powerpoint presentations, readings, video

Office hours

See the website of Alessandra Bonazzi