Learning outcomes of the course unit
Understanding of theoretical foundations and methods of investigation of human geography.
Acquisition of the main tools for interpretation of Italian landscapes, for their conservation and management.
Student must have achieved a sufficient historical and geographical training in the previous curriculum
Course contents summary
The course aims to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of Human Geography: nodal concepts, sources, methods of investigation. The second part of the course will be dedicated to the critical issue of the landscape from an historical, social and prescriptive point of view.
A.L. Greiner, G. Dematteis, C. Lanza, "Geografia umana. Un approccio visuale", Torino, UTET, 2012;
S. Settis, Paesaggio Costituzione cemento. La battaglia per l'ambiente contro il degrado civile, Torino, Einaudi, 2010; Testo integrale della Convenzione Europea del Paesaggio, reperibile all’indirizzo web:
lectures (frequency is recommended)
Assessment methods and criteria