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LE10103533, A.A. 2010/11

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Degree course First cycle degree in
LE0600, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2010/11
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
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Teacher in charge ANDREA PASE M-GGR/01

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-GGR/01 Geography 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 07/10/2010
End of activities 05/02/2011
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: None.
Target skills and knowledge:: The first aim of the course is studying relation between geography and history, between territory and events, between environment and human communities. We will move from the theories of the past to the most recent ones.
A second aim is to propose an historical-geographical interpretation of Mediterranean region, a key-area of the western civilisation, by means mainly (but not only) Braudel’s approach.
The third aim is to achieve ability in analysing territory, trough specific historical-geographical territorial examples.
Course unit contents: First term, 6 cfu, 42 hours

Time and space

1- Man-environment relation between possibilism and determinism;
2- Pluralism of times and multiscalarity in historical geography;
3- Braudel Mediterranean: an intersection between geography and history.

Second term, 3 cfu, 21 hours

Actors and territorial patterns in the Po’s Delta

1- Instruments for analysing territory;
2- Timing space;
3- Historical-geographical contests in the Po’s Delta.
Planned learning activities:
Textbooks: Braudel F., Civiltà ed imperi del Mediterraneo nell'età di Filippo II. Torino: Einaudi, 1986. Volume primo, Parte prima: l'ambiente (pp. XXIII-XXiX e pp. 7-373). Per il primo periodo. Cerca nel catalogo
Bertoncin M., Logiche di terre e acque. Le geografie incerte del Delta del Po.. Sommacampagna (Vr): CIERRE, 2004. Prima parte (pp. 17-142) e Terza parte (pp. 229-387). Per il secondo periodo. Cerca nel catalogo
Teaching methods: Lectures.
Assessment criteria: Oral or written exam.
Further information: Per il primo periodo
Per chi non può frequentare è opportuno lo studio anche di M. BERTONCIN, A. PASE (a cura di), Il territorio non è un asino. Voci di attori deboli, FrancoAngeli, Milano 2006, pp. 7-68, e BERTONCIN, A. PASE (a cura di), Pre-visioni di territorio. Rappresentazioni di scenari territoriali, FrancoAngeli, Milano 2008, pp. 7-70.
Per il secondo periodo
Per chi non può frequentare è opportuno lo studio anche della Parte seconda testo: Bertoncin M., Logiche di terre e acque. Le geografie incerte del Delta del Po, Cierre Edizioni, Sommacampagna 2004, pp. 145-225.