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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SFO2042863, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SF1334, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination TERRITORY ANALYSIS
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
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 MARINA BERTONCIN M-GGR/01

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Social geography current issues
Target skills and knowledge: - To be able to identify and correlate the elements of a territorial system;
- To be able to analyze the processes of territorialisation, de-territorialisation and territoriality in the perspective of a local action;
- To be able to develop an actor's analysis;
- To be able to apply the theoretical territorial approach to real world analysis.
Examination methods: The learning assessment will differ for attending and non-attending students.
Attending students
During lectures attending students will be divided into groups for workshop activities, in-class discussions and presentations.
The final grade will be assessed as follows:
1)Group activities are worth 25% of the grade, with all team members receiving the same evaluation. Each group will be given full responsibility for organising in-class presentations and discussions on the workshop experience. Presentations will be assessed according to the following criteria: process - the ability to analyse academic arguments (planning, independence, insight) 25%; content - comprehension of theoretical concepts (introduction and problem statement, argumentation, results: discussion and interpretation, conclusion, coherence and logical composition, originality, depth) 50%; form - competence in communicating intellectual ideas 25%.
2) Final exam during the examination period: oral (closed book) (75%): questions encompass all the readings assigned and include: 4 essay questions on main topics; 1 question-comment on workshop activities.
The final grade will be the average of all assessments (Points 1-2).
Non-attending students
1) Final exam during the examination period: oral (closed book): questions encompass all the assigned readings and include 5 essay questions.
Assessment criteria: -Completeness of acquired knowledge
-Appropriateness of disciplinary terminology in oral contexts.
-Competence in recognizing and correlating the elements of a territorial system;
-Competence in mastering a theoretical approach to a territorialization process and the related dynamics of territoriality, also through examples;
-Competence in applying an actor's analysis;
-Competence in mastering a practical approach to the territorial analysis: to conduct a space analysis into real world case study.
Course unit contents: The course contains 5 major parts.
1.The territorial system
2.The territorialization process
3.Territoriality and participatory approaches
4.Actors analysis
5.Practical experience of space analysis through real world case study.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Several teaching methods and work forms are combined:
Part 1-4: lectures. Lectures will not only raise analytical issues, they will also explore how the concretisation of theories in real world experience has come about, examine its implications, and enable us to comprehend how it facilitates understanding of local development processes.
Part 5: workshop, working group, presentation and discussion with peers, teacher and stakeholders; critical reflection on the chosen topics correlated with case study proposed. Classes (1 to 4)should not be skipped if students want to get involved in the workshop. These first-hand experience challenges students to think about what is involved in putting territorial analysis into practice, to form a critical appreciation of the studied concepts, and to generate personal responses to the course readings, lectures and discussions.
Additional notes about suggested reading: This is a 9 CFU course.

References in PDF are available on moodle. Supplementary photocopies, which attending students will be responsible for in the exam, will be distributed during classes.

Teacher consultation hours: After classes or on appointment

Notes from the lessons (in PDF)(ONLY FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Colombo F., I miti della partecipazione, pp. 103-119. Milano: FrancoAngeli, 2007. in M. Bertoncin, A. Pase (a cura) Territorialità (SOLO PER I NON FREQUENTANTI) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Alaimo A., La geografia in campo. Metodi ed esperienze di ricerca. Pisa: Pacini, 2012. (SOLO PER I NON FREQUENTANTI) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Colombo F., La consapevolezza del territorio come valore: metodologia per l'attivazione dei processi partecipativi, pp. 95-116. Milano: FrancoAngeli, 2006. in M. Bertoncin, A. Pase (a cura) Il territorio non è un asino (PER I FREQUENTANTI) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Colombo F., La partecipazione fra nicchia e frontiera: effetti negativi in territori "meticciati", pp. 159-165. Milano: FrancoAngeli, 2007. in M. Bertoncin, A. Pase (a cura) Territorialità (PER I FREQUENTANTI) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Magnaghi A., Il progetto locale. Verso la coscienza di luogo. Torino: Bollati Boringhieri, 2010. (SOLO PER I NON FREQUENTANTI) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Colombo F., Il ruolo L'educatore fra società civile e istituzioni: pratiche partecipative per la costruzione del valore territoriale, pp. 201-20. Milano: FrancoAngeli, 2006. in M. Bertoncin, A. Pase (a cura) Il territorio non è un asino (PER I FREQUENTANTI) Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Action learning
  • Peer feedback

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