Cultural Geography

A.Y. 2018/2019
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
M-GGR/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The first part of the course aims at introducing the students to a critical reflection on the theoretical and practice content of cultural geography, from its origins to its various branches. It will also present the New Cultural Geography that, since the 1980s of the 20th century, has paved the way to the classic themes of cultural geography (spaces, places and landscapes, in the light of the following approaches: marxist, psychoanalitical, postmodern, of gender studies and of cultural studies). The second part of the course will analyze in particular the humanistic and literary aspects of cultural geography in order to introduce students to a successful intertwining between Geography and Literature.
Expected learning outcomes
At the of the course students should have acquired the ability to understand the symbolic and metaphorical meanings of the cultural processes characterizing places and made explicit in specific symbolic forms and landscape patterns. This year's syllabus, in particular, will require students to show knowledge and understanding of the geographical meanings and dimensions of tourism.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Teaching Unit 1
Course syllabus
The first part of the course aims at introducing the students to a critical reflection on the theoretical and practice content of cultural geography, from its origins to its various branches. It will also present the New Cultural Geography that, since the 1980s of the 20th century, has paved the way to the classic themes of cultural geography (spaces, places and landscapes) in the light of the following approaches: marxist, psychoanalytical, postmodern, of gender studies and of cultural studies
Teaching Unit 2
Course syllabus
Tourism is a complex phenomenon, characterized by multiple and articulated meanings. By its very nature, it encourages contemporary geography, and in particular cultural geography, to reflect on environmental, socio-economic, spatial and cultural meanings of the transformations related to the development of tourism. The course will analyze the consolidated practices of mass tourism, as well as the new post-modern perspectives of contemporary tourism and the strategies of conservation, valorization and fruition oriented towards sustainability and responsibility goals.
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Teaching Unit 1
Course syllabus
The first part of the course aims at introducing the students to a critical reflection on the theoretical and practice content of cultural geography, from its origins to its various branches. It will also present the New Cultural Geography that, since the 1980s of the 20th century, has paved the way to the classic themes of cultural geography (spaces, places and landscapes) in the light of the following approaches: marxist, psychoanalytical, postmodern, of gender studies and of cultural studies
Teaching Unit 2
Course syllabus
Tourism is a complex phenomenon, characterized by multiple and articulated meanings. By its very nature, it encourages contemporary geography, and in particular cultural geography, to reflect on environmental, socio-economic, spatial and cultural meanings of the transformations related to the development of tourism. The course will analyze the consolidated practices of mass tourism, as well as the new post-modern perspectives of contemporary tourism and the strategies of conservation, valorization and fruition oriented towards sustainability and responsibility goals.
Teaching Unit 1
M-GGR/01 - GEOGRAPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 2
M-GGR/01 - GEOGRAPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Students reception is held every Tuesday, on a weekly basis, from 09.30 to 12.30 am.
Students reception will be held in presence in the office 1044 in Sesto San Giovanni and on skype only for students who have valid reasons recognized by the Professor (skype address during reception hours: dinogavinelli)