Landscape and Environment Geography

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-GGR/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide knowledge about the main issues related to the geography of the environment and landscape, its investigative tools and their use in different territorial contexts. The course aims to provide expertise in the field of geographical investigation dedicated to the landscape and environmental components of different areas, encouraging the development of analytical and critical skills, in terms of active protection and conservation, with respect to the territorial processes considered.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will be able to recognize the main theoretical-methodological issues related to the regional geographical discipline. Students will be aware of the issues related to the implementation of regional and local sustainability processes and will be able to apply the methodology of territorial analysis defined during class.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The course deals, in the first didactic unit, with the historical development and the current thinking of the Geography of the environment and landscape, deepening its main epistemological paradigms. The second unit focuses on methods and tools of investigation useful for landscape analysis. The third unit deals with the processes of abandonment and resemantization of the landscape, according to the principles and objectives of sustainability expressed by Agenda 2030, with particular reference to some significant case studies.
Prerequisites for admission
The course is aimed at students of Science of Cultural Property and students of Human Sciences of the Environment, Territory and Landscape (enrolled before 2017/2018). Classes are open to bachelor and master students of Humanities, History, Languages and Philosophy. Knowledge of the basic concepts of human geography is recommended.
Teaching methods
The course aims to provide knowledge about the main issues related to the geography of the environment and landscape, its tools of investigation and their use in different territorial contexts. The course aims to provide skills in the field of geographical investigation dedicated to the landscape and environmental components of different areas, encouraging the development of analytical and critical skills, in terms of active protection and conservation, with respect to the territorial processes taken into account.
Students taking the 9cfu exam will have the opportunity to experiment with forms of participatory teaching (group work, flipped classroom, workshops).
Teaching Resources
6CFU/9CFU
- Topics presented during class
- Settis S., Paesaggio, Costituzione, Cemento. La battaglia per l'ambiente contro il degrado civile, Einaudi, Torino, 2010 e succ.
- Volpe G., Un patrimonio italiano. Beni culturali, paesaggio e cittadini, Utet, Novara, 2016
9CFU
- Dal Borgo A.G, Garda E., Marini A. (a cura di), Sguardi tra i residui. I luoghi dell'abbandono tra rovine, utopie ed eterotopie, Mimesis/Kosmos, Milano-Udine, 2016

Bibliography for students not attending

6CFU/9CFU
- Settis S., Paesaggio, Costituzione, Cemento. La battaglia per l'ambiente contro il degrado civile, Einaudi, Torino, 2010 e succ.
- Volpe G., Un patrimonio italiano. Beni culturali, paesaggio e cittadini, Utet, Novara, 2016
a text of your choice between:
- Bonardi L., Varotto M. (a cura di), Paesaggi terrazzati d'Italia. Eredità storiche e nuove prospettive, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2016
- Tarpino A., Il paesaggio fragile. L'Italia vista dai margini, Einaudi, Torino, 2016
9CFU
- Dal Borgo A.G, Garda E., Marini A. (a cura di), Sguardi tra i residui. I luoghi dell'abbandono tra rovine, utopie ed eterotopie, Mimesis/Kosmos, Milano-Udine, 2016
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written test that aims to assess the students' knowledge of the subjects on the programme, with particular attention to disciplinary terminology, argumentation skills and explanatory precision.

Warning
International students or Erasmus incoming students are invited to contact the teacher in charge of the course in a timely manner.
The examination procedures for students with disabilities and/or with DSA must be defined with the teacher, in agreement with the competent office.
Unita' didattica A
M-GGR/01 - GEOGRAPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-GGR/01 - GEOGRAPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-GGR/01 - GEOGRAPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)