Introduction to Geography and History Study - INTRODUZIONE ALLO STUDIO DELLA GEOGRAFIA (I) (2015/2016)

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Name of lecturer
Sandra Vantini
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Semestrino IA dal Sep 28, 2015 al Nov 14, 2015.

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Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

Students should have already acquired from high school, familiarity with the following topics: The Earth as a planet (shape, size and movement). The representation of the surface of the earth (Maps, scale reduction, projections, cartographic products). The atmosphere (composition, division, characteristics) and climate and its elements (solar radiation and temperature, pressure and atmospheric circulation, humidity and precipitation), variations (factors) and classification of climates. The hydrosphere (seas and oceans, movement of the seas, inland waters). The lithosphere (distribution of land masses and oceans, the theory of plate tectonics, large topographic structures, volcanoes and earthquakes.) These basic skills are part of the study syllabus, addressed at achieving an adequate preparation for the education field (teaching).


Object of study and method of Geography. The partitions of Geography. The tools of the geographer. The world and its problems.
-A. FREMONT, Vi piace la geografia? (D. Gavinelli), Roma, Carrocci, 2009.
-A.MACCHIA, Il mondo e i suoi paesi. La Geografia del Pianeta a inizio XXI secolo, Bologna, Pàtron 2010 (sections to be selected).

To review the "prerequisites" it is recommended, in addition to consulting an Atlas, a good manual on Earth Sciences. LUPIA PALMIERI E., Il globo terrestre e la sua evoluzione, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2000 is suggested to anyone who has not yet studied the basic elements of physical geography.

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam : Oral exam. For students who attend lessons there will be a written learning process check test on the basic knowledge of physical geography and cartography.