Social geography (2016/2017)

Course code
4S000598
Name of lecturer
Emanuela Gamberoni
Coordinator
Emanuela Gamberoni
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-GGR/01 - GEOGRAPHY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni) dal Oct 3, 2016 al Nov 12, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni)
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall D  
Friday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall E  

Learning outcomes

The course will provide the theoretical and methodological bases of the discipline and analyze some important issues of contemporary social geography, such as the spatial impact of globalization, the social transformation of urban space, the effects of social and migration dynamics in Italian and African territories.
The course aims to offer a reflection on the spatial dimension that characterizes social facts and social phenomena, the purpose it is to contribute, to the professional formation overall context of the contemporary society.
The theoretical analysis will be supported by case studies, in particular on the knowledge of West Africa.

Syllabus

The theoretical bases and the methodologies of social geography
Urban space and problems
The cultural and social factors in the construction of territories and migrations spaces
Case studies

Bibliography
Bianchetti A., Guaran A.(a cura di), Sguardi sul mondo. Letture di Geografia sociale, Bologna, Pàtron,2014.
Gamberoni E., Pistocchi F., L’Africa occidentale. Ritratto di un’Africa che cambia, Bologna, Pàtron, 2013.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam. The evaluation will consider: knowledge, ability to communicate in a clear way, proper use of geographical terminology, spelling and syntax.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017