In the wider context of human geography, students will understand the theoretical and methodological bases of social and cultural geography and their value in the contemporary society.
Beginning from his/her own geographies, students will learn concepts, paradigms and method of geographic investigation.
The case study is focused on Western Africa.
This is important for a better comprehension of own professional position, own world ideas and visions, specifically in educational field.
1- KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Knowledge of the study object of the geography, the geographic point of view, basic concepts and topics
2- APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
to choose correctly the concepts in the contemporary narration of humans-environment-territory relationship
3- MAKING JUDGEMENTS
to be able to know contemporary facts and phenomena from a geographical point of view
4- COMMUNICATION SKILLS
to be able to use the terminology related to the geography usuful to educational work.
5- LEARNING SKILLS
to be able to continue to update the geographical knowledges referred to contexts and scientific topics usuful to educational work.
- Nature-culture relationships and the main paradigms
- Geographical lexicon:place/site/milieu; space; territory; environment; landscape
- Geographical representation: maps; geographic and cartographic scales
- We are interdipendent: globalization, polarization, glocalization
- Urban spaces
- Development and related Indicators
Case study: Western Africa
Greiner A.L., Dematteis G., Lanza C., Geografia umana. Un approccio visuale, Utet, Torino, NUOVA EDIZIONE 2016, chapters 1, 3, 5, 6, 10.
Gamberoni E., Pistocchi F., L’Africa occidentale. Ritratto di un’Africa che cambia, Bologna, Pàtron, 2013.
Lessons, interactive lessons, group work, expert meeting, case reports, visual analysis, excursion (if it will be possibile)
|Greiner A.L., Dematteis G., Lanza C.,||Geografia umana. Un approccio visuale||Utet, Torino||2016||solo capitoli 1, 3, 5, 6, 10.|
|GAMBERONI E., PISTOCCHI F.,||L’Africa occidentale. Ritratto di un’Africa che cambia||PATRON, Bologna||2013|
Written exam (open questions and multiple choice questions). The evaluation is on scale of 30. It will consider: knowledge, ability to communicate clearly, proper use of geographical terminology, spelling and syntax.
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