Human Geography (p) (2018/2019)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Lucia Masotti
Lucia Masotti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. 2A dal Feb 18, 2019 al Mar 30, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

During the course the student will study the concepts and methods which are needed to understand relationship between human communities and environment, with an emphasis on spatial, cultural and artistic- literary outcomes.
Particular attention will be paid to methodologies and topics, which are useful to future teachers.


The course will present different aspects of geographical analysis, such as but not exclusively environment, demographics and culture.
The aim is to lead students to master - theoretical and practically - some of the key concepts of the discipline in order to be able to:
- produce geographical analyses through the application of these tools
- identify the appropriate conceptual pivots for the teaching of lessons in schools.


Lectures and seminars
Meetings with experts
On-site tours (which may be replaced by short texts for those unable to participate)
Non-attenders may ask to participate in specific site tours or meetings with experts.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
M. Marengo Geografia e letteratura. Piccolo manuale d’uso, Patron 2010
E.H. Fouberg,A.B. Murphy, H.J. de Blij, Geografia umana. Cultura Società Spazio Zanichelli 2010
E. Turri Il paesaggio degli uomini Zanichelli 2004

Assessment methods and criteria

Learning outcomes control: oral exam
Goals of the examination

The oral test consists of a discussion aimed at verifying:
- the knowledge of the exam program topics
- the depth and breadth of the acquired knowledge;
- the property of language;
- the ability to connect systematically knowledge;
- analytical and argumentative ability
- the ability to apply logic to the various proposed issues.

The final evaluation is expressed in thirtieth.

ERASMUS students are requested to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on the teaching and examination methods together.

BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS (for attending students, texts will be recommended during lessons)

E.H. Fouberg,A.B. Murphy, H.J. de Blij, Geografia umana. Cultura Società Spazio, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2010
M. Marengo, Geografia e letteratura. Piccolo manuale d’uso, Bologna, Patron, 2016
E. Turri, Il paesaggio degli uomini, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2004