GEOGRAPHY

Lettere GEOGRAPHY

0312600010
DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
ARTS
2017/2018



OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2015
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1260LESSONS


Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO PROVIDE THE CONCEPTUAL AND METHODOLOGICAL TOOLS OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, FUNCTIONAL IN THE TERRITORIAL ANALYSIS AND, SECONDLY, TO PROMOTE THE SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE RELATED TO THE DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS OF THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE PLACES (ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL DEMOGRAPHIC AND POLITICAL ASPECTS), WITH REFERENCE TO THE EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL CONTEXT.
IN PARTICULAR, THE COURSE AIMS TO:
- PROVIDE A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF THE GEOPOLITICAL SCENARIOS AND OF THE SOCIAL, DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC REALITIES OF THE MAIN EMERGING MACRO-AREAS;
- ANALYZE POLICIES AND STRATEGIES THAT THE TERRITORIES CAN TAKE TO SUPPORT THE GLOBAL COMPETITION AND CREATE A SYSTEM OF THEIR OWN COMPETITIVENESS BY FOCUSING ON LOCAL SPECIFICITIES.
IN THIS LIGHT INTENDS TO INCREASE ROLE OF LOCAL MARKETING AS A TOOL THAT ENHANCES THE POTENTIAL TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE ASSETS OF THE LOCAL SYSTEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBALIZATION.
IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE PROCESSES OF KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUES UNDER STUDY, THE COURSE INCLUDES:
- THE USE OF UPDATED TEXTBOOKS, MAGAZINES, SECTOR STUDIES AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS, THAT WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF ANALYSIS AND DEBATE;
- THE USE OF METHODS AND TOOLS OF GEOGRAPHY, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE APPLICATION OF CARTOGRAPHIC LANGUAGE AND OF TECHNIQUES OF REPRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION OF SPATIAL PHENOMENA;
- THE IDENTIFICATION, PROCESSING AND INTERPRETATION OF SPATIAL DATA AIMED AT THE REALIZATION OF INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP WORK.

AS REGARDS THE ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING, THE COURSE AIMS TO PROMOTE:
- THE ABILITY TO TRANSLATE THE SKILLS ACQUIRED IN WORKING INSTRUMENTS, WITH REFERENCE TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF SKILLS AND TO CRITICAL SELECTION OF SOURCES OF INFORMATION, TO THE COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF DATA, TO IMPLEMENTATION OF GRAPHIC AND CARTOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATIONS, TO SYSTEMIC INTERPRETATION OF SPATIAL PHENOMENA AT DIFFERENT SCALES. THE ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT DURING THE COURSE WILL ENABLE STUDENTS TO ACQUIRE EXPENDABLE METHODOLOGIES IN DIFFERENT OPERATIONAL CONTEXTS;
- THE ABILITY TO APPLY THE KNOWLEDGE GAINED IN A PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF OPPORTUNITIES COMING OUT FROM THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS AS WELL AS FROM ECONOMIC SECTORS GEARED TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND TO THE INTERNATIONALIZATION PROCESS.
Prerequisites
CONSOLIDATED KNOWLEDGE OF WRITTEN AND ORAL ITALIAN; BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN HISTORY; BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF GENERAL GEOGRAPHY.
Contents
THE COURSE INVOLVES THE CARRYING OUT OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
- TOOLS FOR GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS (THEMATIC MAPS AND TECHNIQUES, STATISTICAL DATA AND GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS AND MAPPING);
- THE PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
- ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS AND ISSUES RELATED TO THE MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL AREAS;
- THE SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC AND TERRITORIAL IMPLICATIONS RELATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE POPULATION, TO ITS DISTRIBUTION AND TO THE ISSUES RELATED TO THE EMIGRATION;
- NETWORKS OF EUROPEAN CITIES AND URBANIZATION
- THE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE AND THE MAIN TRENDS OF THE SECTORS AGRICULTURE, INDUSTRY AND SERVICE SECTOR;
- THE WORLD SYSTEM;
- THE EUROPEAN AREA IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT;
- POLICIES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT;
- THEMATIC ANALYSIS ON CURRENT EVENTS AND THE MOST RECENT GEOPOLITICAL EVENTS IN EUROPE AND IN THE WORLD
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE INCLUDES THE DEVELOPMENT OF:
- LECTURES (SUPPORTED BY THE USE OF DOCUMENTARY TOOLS, MAPS, GRAPHICS AND PHOTOGRAPHS) WITH THE GENERAL AIM AND TO THE TOPICS COVERED BY THE COURSE;
- EXERCISES, GROUP WORK AND RESEARCH FOR THE STUDY OF THE TOPICS COVERED;
- SEMINARS INVOLVING TOPICAL CASE RELATED TO THE ISSUES COVERED.
ATTENDANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
Verification of learning
ORAL EXAM DURING WHICH THE STUDENT MUST PROVE YOU HAVE ACQUIRED THE MAIN TOOLS AND LANGUAGES OF GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS, DISCUSSING CRITICALLY ABOUT ISSUES ANALYZED DURING THE COURSE, FROM THE DYNAMICS ENVIRONMENTAL TO THE ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC REALITY OF EUROPEAN CONTEMPORARY.
Texts
1. J.D. FELLMANN, M.D. BJELLAND, A. GETIS, J. GETIS, COMPENDIO DI GEOGRAFIA UMANA, MAC GRAW HILL, 2016
2. DURING THE COURSE WILL BE DISTRIBUTED SOME MATERIALS AND MAPS.
3. FURTHER INDICATIONS WILL BE PROVIDED DURING THE COURSE
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