Introduction to Geography and History Study - INTRODUZIONE ALLO STUDIO DELLA GEOGRAFIA (I) (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Sandra Vantini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni) dal Oct 3, 2016 al Nov 12, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni)
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Tuesday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Wednesday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Friday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1 from Oct 21, 2016  to Nov 4, 2016
Friday 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.1 from Oct 21, 2016  to Oct 21, 2016

Learning outcomes

This course presents the basic concepts and tools for the study of Geography in preparation for understanding the problems of the contemporary world and aimed at professional opportunities in the education sector.


Course Content: Object of study and method of Geography. The partitions of Geography. The tools of the geographer. The world and its problems.

Prerequisites: 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).

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam