Geography

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-GGR/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course - with broad excursus of geography history - provides the ability to recognize of the general lines of geography and the tools necessary to understand the main physical, cultural, economic aspects, as well as the demographic dynamics on earth.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course the student will have acquired knowledge of the configuration of terrestrial land and seaspaces, along with the composition of societies and cultures. It will also be able to place the most representative events and spatial aspects in their chronological and territorial contexts. The student will be able to use language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express, in a clear and effective form, concepts of a physical and environmental character as well as of a political, institutional, economic, and religious nature; they will be able to read critically geographical works and use the main tools, including digital tools, for the research and analysis of sources. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. The discussion around the proposed sources will be an essential moment of critical reflection and methodological learning. Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools eventually provided by the instructor, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings with the agreement with the instructor, and contact the instructor during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Lectures will be delivered remotely, principally in synchronous format, via Microsoft Teams.
On the course page on Ariel, studentes will be able to find all the information on the lectures and any changes to the programme and its related documents (as link suggested and bibliography) in case of lockdown.
In case it proves impossible to hold the exam face to face, the exam will take place remotely, in ways which will be communicated on the course page on Ariel at the end of the course.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Modern geography facing the challenges of the contemporary world
Part 1: Yesterday's and today's geography: its history and its multiple "souls"
Part 2: Interpretations for a rapidly evolving world
Part 3: European regions and peoples between the EU and extra-EU spaces
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not mandatory. The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
1) Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (parts 1 and 2).
2) Knowledge of the textbook: Alyson L. Grenier, Giuseppe Dematteis, Carla Lanza, Geografia umana, UTET, 2019.
3) Knowledge of the following volume: Federico Rampini, La seconda guerra fredda. Lo scontro per il dominio globale, Milano, Mondadori, 2019.

- Programme for 9 cfu:
1) Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (parts 1, 2 and 3).
2) Knowledge of thetextbook: Alyson L. Grenier, Giuseppe Dematteis, Carla Lanza, Geografia umana, UTET, 2019.
Knowledge of the following volumes:
3) Federico Rampini, La seconda guerra fredda. Lo scontro per il dominio globale, Milano, Mondadori, 2019.
4) Raffaele Simone, L'ospite e il nemico. La Grande Migrazione e l'Europa, Milano, Garzanti, 2018.

Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
1) Knowledge of the textbook: Alyson L. Grenier, Giuseppe Dematteis, Carla Lanza, Geografia umana, UTET, 2019.
Knowledge of the following volumes:
2) Ilaria Luzzana Caraci, Storia della geografia e delle esplorazioni, Milano, Mursia, 2009, only chapters IV, V, VI, VII, IX, XI, XII, XIII, XV, XVII, XVIII, XX, XXIII, XXIV.
3) Federico Rampini, La seconda Guerra fredda. Lo scontro per il dominio globale, Milano, Mondadori, 2019.
4) Gino de Vecchis, Franco Fatigati, Geografia generale. Un'introduzione, Roma, Carocci, 2016.

- Programme for 9 cfu:
1) Knowledge of the textbook: Alyson L. Grenier, Giuseppe Dematteis, Carla Lanza, Geografia umana, UTET, 2019.
Knowledge of the following volumes:
2) Ilaria Luzzana Caraci, Storia della geografia e delle esplorazioni, Milano, Mursia, 2009, only chapters IV, V, VI, VII, IX, XI, XII, XIII, XV, XVII, XVIII, XX, XXIII, XXIV.
3) Federico Rampini, La seconda Guerra fredda. Lo scontro per il nuovo dominio globale, Milano, Mondadori, 2019.
4) Raffaele Simone, L'ospite e il nemico. La Grande Migrazione e l'Europa, Milano, Garzanti, 2018.
5) Gino de Vecchis, Franco Fatigati, Geografia generale. Un'introduzione, Roma, Carocci, 2016.

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam.
- Type of examination: oral interrogation.
- Length of written examination or practice;
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s.
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
All variations to exam bibliography indicated above and eventual agreed programs have to be authorized by the professor during a meeting in student-dedicated hours. No email agreements are allowed.
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
Educational website(s)
Professor(s)
Reception:
During the whole pandemic period, office hours will be done through Skype (search for Prof. Antonio Violante). It is sufficient to place a call in following hours: Wednesday 15:30, Friday 14:30. Chat will not be considered.
Please notice: Friday 2nd October Prof. Violante won’t be holding office hours or his Friday lecture. At the Department, via Festa del perdono 7, 1st floor