GEOGRAPHY (UNIT A)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Provide the student with a basic knowledge of the key terms and concepts in geographical knowledge and with an introduction to the geographical regions of Europe.
Course contents summary
Title: Processes of globalization and new identities: the importance of the geographical approach
Module A (5 credits). The first part of the course will present a synthetic overview of the main themes in current geographical research, with a particular attention to the most innovative fields, such as postmodernism in geography, the geography of complexity, Geographic Information Systems, etc. In the second part of the course we will approach the sense of belonging to a place and the new institutional forms of citizenship. Within a panoramic analysis of the European Union, we will study the new social energies related to the local level, the new connotations of the regional scale, the critical difficulties of the traditional national geopolitical level.
C. Palagiano, G. De Vecchis, Le parole chiave della geografia, Rome, Carocci, 2003
One volume among the following:
Roberto Bernardi, Silvino Salgaro, La Spagna, Bologna, Pàtron, 1996
Carlo Cencini, Maria Luisa Scarin, Le isole britanniche, Bologna, Pàtron, 1993
Gisella Cortesi, La Francia, Bologna, Pàtron, 1996
Mirella Loda, Germania: nuove geografie, Rome, Carocci, 2006
The student who wishes to study other geographical and linguistic areas can study other books, to be previously chosen together with the teacher fo the course.
- oral classes with the use of Power point presentations
- seminars and discussions
- oral presentations by the students (on a voluntary basis)
- oral presentations during the course
- optional writing exam for people who attended the classes
- oral exam