Regional 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 regional geographical discipline, its survey tools and their use in different territorial contexts, with particular reference to the processes of sustainability and local regeneration.
The course aims to provide skills in the field of geographical investigation at regional scale, encouraging the development of analytical and critical skills 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
First semester
Course syllabus
The course deals, in the first didactic unit, with the historical development and the current thinking of regional Geography, deepening the main epistemological paradigms, methods and tools of investigation used by it. The second unit presents the macro-regions of the current world, in their complexity and evolution, through in-depth studies dedicated to sustainability policies on a global scale. The third didactic unit deals with the theme of sustainability in the regional geographical analysis, with particular reference to some case studies related to the transformation of places and new territorial recompositions.
Students taking the 9cfu exam will have the opportunity to experiment with forms of participatory teaching.
Prerequisites for admission
The course is aimed at students enrolled in the second year of Human Sciences of the Environment, Territory and Landscape (enrolled from 2017/2018) 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 regional geographical discipline, its survey tools and their use in different territorial contexts.
The course aims to provide skills in the field of geographical investigation at regional level, encouraging the development of analytical and critical skills 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
Bibliography for students attending

6CFU/9CFU
- Topics presented during class
- Berg P., Alza la posta! Saggi storici sul bioregionalismo. Selezione a cura di Giuseppe Moretti, Mimesis/Eterotopie, Milano-Udine, 2016
- Dal Borgo A.G., Maletta R., (a cura di), Paesaggi e luoghi buoni. La comunità e le utopie tra sostenibilità e decrescita, Mimesis/Kosmos, Milano-Udine, 2015
9CFU
- Dal Borgo A.G., Il futuro delle Alpi sui sentieri della sostenibilità. Idee, progetti, esperienze, Aracne Editrice, Roma, 2009
- Bini V., Dal Borgo A.G., Fiamingo C. (a cura di), Città sostenibili, Ebook, Edizioni Altravista, Pavia, 2018 (a selection of essays to be prepared for the exam will be indicated)

Bibliography for students not attending

6CFU/9CFU
- Grillotti Di Giacomo M.G., La regione della geografia. Verso la cultura del territorio, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2012
a text of your choice between:
- Macchia P., Il mondo e i suoi paesi. La Geografia del Pianeta a inizio XXI secolo, Pàtron Editore, Bologna, 2010
- Erin H. Fouberg, William G. Moseley (editors), Understanding world regional geography, Wiley, 2015, First edition
a text of your choice between:
- Gavinelli D., Dal Borgo A.G. (a cura di), Asia-Pacifico: regione emergente. Luoghi, culture, relazioni, Mimesis-Kosmos, Milano-Udine, 2013
- Dal Borgo A.G., Maletta R., (a cura di), Paesaggi e luoghi buoni. La comunità e le utopie tra sostenibilità e decrescita, Mimesis/Kosmos, Milano-Udine, 2015
9CFU
- Dal Borgo A.G., Il futuro delle Alpi sui sentieri della sostenibilità. Idee, progetti, esperienze, Aracne Editrice, Roma, 2009
- Bini V., Dal Borgo A.G., Fiamingo C. (a cura di), Città sostenibili, Ebook, Edizioni Altravista, Pavia, 2018
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)