Social geography (2017/2018)

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 dal Sep 25, 2017 al Nov 11, 2017.

Lesson timetable

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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 some specific topics in West Africa.


BASIC KNOWLEDGES:
human geography

1- KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Knowledge of the basic concepts nd the scientific geographic point of view of social geography.
2- APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
to choose correctly the concepts in the contemporary narration of community-society-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 social work.
5- LEARNING SKILLS
to be able to continue to update the geographical knowledges referred to contexts and scientific topics usuful to social work.

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


DIDACTICS
High interactive lessons, group work, social expert meeting, case reports, visual analysis, specific excursion (if it will be possibile)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
GAMBERONI E., PISTOCCHI F., L’Africa occidentale. Ritratto di un’Africa che cambia PATRON, Bologna 2013
BIANCHETTI A., GUARAN, A. (a cura di) Sguardi sul mondo. Letture di Geografia sociale PATRON, Bologna, 2014

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 - 2017/2018