Human Geography (p) (2014/2015)

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Name of lecturer
Sandra Vantini
Sandra Vantini
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Semestrino IB dal Nov 17, 2014 al Jan 17, 2015.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

This course is aimed at understanding the relationship between social and environmental dynamics, evaluating the use of the Earth by human societies; interpreting population distribution patterns and change, and analyzing cultural landscapes as a result of diffusion processes.


Prerequisites: Students must have taken and passed the exam for the introductory course - Introduction to the study of territory integrated in the course Introduction to the study of geography and history, for a total of 12 credits.

Course Content: The relationship between man/nature and environmental imbalances, economic activities and concepts of development, processes and demographic cycles, human mobility, and globalization.


A handbook to choose from:
GREINER A. L., DEMATTEIS G., LANZA C., Geografia umana. Un approccio visuale, Utet 2012
- FELLMANN J.D., GETIS A., JETIS J., Geografia umana, Milano, McGraw-Hill, 2007-
- DE BLIJ H.J., MURPHY A.B.. Geografia umana. Cultura società spazio. Bologna, Zanichelli, u.e.

A text of your choice:
ANGELI A., SALVINI S., Popolazione e sviluppo nelle regioni del mondo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008.
MASSEY D., JESS P. , DELL’AGNESE E., Luoghi, culture e globalizzazione, Torino, Utet 2001.

A meeting will be requested of all students, in particular non-attending ones, in order to select the most appropriate choice.

Teaching methods: lectures with slide presentations focused on concepts and problems; with the possibility of conducting individual in-depth research on single issues.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam, which will take account the assessment of individual in-depth research presented during the course.