Learning outcomes of the course unit
Understanding of theoretical foundations and methods of investigation of human geography.
Students must have achieved a sufficient historical and geographical training in the previous curriculum.
Course contents summary
This course, divided into module A (Lettere) and B (Lettere and Conservazione dei Beni Culturali) aims to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of Human Geography: nodal concepts, sources and methods of investigation. The second part of the course will be dedicated to the critical analysis of cartography and to the use of iconographic sources (cartography and historical photography) for the study of landscape, with particular attention to the relationship between agriculture, local production and environment.
Alyson L. Greiner, Giuseppe Dematteis, Carla Lanza, “Geografia umana. Un approccio visuale”, Utet, Torino, 2016.
Lectures. The lessons will be integrated by Laboratorio di lettura e analisi storico-geografica del paesaggio. Rules of conduct will be discussed during the first part of the course.
The course will also be offered in a blended way on the distance learning platform called Elly.
Assessment methods and criteria
Students will benefit of supplementary teaching activities whose unwinding mode will be discussed during the course.