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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SFN1027644, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SF1333, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge LUCA SIMONE RIZZO

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-GGR/01 Geography 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
11 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 QUATRIDA DARIA (Presidente)
PIOVAN SILVIA (Membro Effettivo)
9 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 RIZZO LUCA SIMONE (Presidente)
8 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 RIZZO RAFFAELA GABRIELLA (Presidente)
RIZZO LUCA SIMONE (Membro Effettivo)
7 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 RIZZO LUCA SIMONE (Presidente)

Prerequisites: No particular prerequisites are demanded.
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge: the student will acquire theoretical / methodological tools useful to analyze processes and mechanisms by which human societies connect environments and existing resources - spread on the Earth's surface - by integrating them into their own transformations to produce territory.

Skills: the student will develop interpreting and analysitcal skills of territories at different scales, also developing an understanding of the use of traditional as well as innovative cartographic supports. Students
will also develop the capacity to structure educational projects taking in due consideration contextual territorial dynamics.
Examination methods: Written exams: open questions and multiple choices

Oral exam: not mandatory. The evaluation committee could request the student to sit an oral exam in cases
of doubt. In such a situation, the grade obtained is not binding.

Students who do not pass the exam can participate in the following one. Registration to the exam is mandatory according to the official procedures of the faculty.
Assessment criteria: The final exam's aim is to assess: the knowledge of the topics, the capacity and exhaustiveness of the geographical discourse, the capacity to link the geographical knowledge acquired with the one developed in other disciplinary domains, the capacity of transforming knowledge into abilities.
Course unit contents: - Introduction and definition of Human Geography, and key concepts of the subject
- Introduction to traditional cartography and GIS
- Cultural Geography in relation to the phenomenon of globalization
- Populations and migrations
- Key concepts of Urban Geography
- Industrial Geography of services and transports
- Geography and agriculture
- The ecosystems and the interactions society / environment
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: - Frontal lectures;
- Seminars on selected themes may be organised [experts - researchers and/or practitioners – may be invited to give seminars on specific topics]
Additional notes about suggested reading: The student will base his/her study on textbooks and on notes taken during classes. Concerning cartographic and GIS related concepts, students will be given instructions during the course and materials will be published in moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Greiner, Alyson L.; Dematteis, Giuseppe; Martinelli, Laura Bianca, Geografia umana un approccio visuale. [Torino]: UTET, Novara, De Agostini libri, 2016. NB: Il volume va studiato integramente ad eccezione dei cap.: 4; 10.3-10.4-10.5; 11 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Story telling
  • Problem solving
  • Concept maps
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)