cod. 1008486

Academic year 2019/20
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Geografia (M-GGR/01)
Discipline storiche, geografiche, filosofiche, sociologiche e psicologiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course aims at providing the students with a cultural overview of the issues related to landscape management, while at the same time offering a specific approach for environmental education, for the respect towards historical heritage,for spatial policies



Course unit content

The course aims at offering a synthetic vision of the geographical approaches to the study of landscape. "Landscape" is a polysemic word, used with different meanings in different disciplinary contexts. The course will provide a historical overview of the evolution of the concept of "landscape" within geographical studies, and at the same time will offer some examples of its applications in territorial policies

Full programme

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- Eugenio TURRI, Antropologia del paesaggio, Venice, Marsilio, 2008
- Carlo TOSCO, Il paesaggio come storia, Bologna, il Mulino, 2007
- Benedetta CASTIGLIONI, Massimo DE MARCHI (editors), Di chi è il paesaggio. La partecipazione degli attori nella individuazione, valutazione e pianificazione, Padua, Cleup, 2009

Teaching methods

Lectures, Power Point presentations, video projections, loud voice readings, seminar discussiones, lectures by guest speakers

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination

Other information

To complete the exam, the student has to prepare a short paper (8,000 to 12,000 characters spaces included) related to a literary work, a musical piece, a photograph (or a portfolio of photographs), a movie related to migratory experiences. The paper will approach a geographical reading of this artistic expression (inspiration linked to specific places, depiction of landscapes, role of the artistic representations of migration in territorial images, typologies of human landscapes, relationship between residents and migrants etc.). The paper has to be written following the usual rules of academic writing: endnotes (or footnotes), reference bibliography (only the titles that are used in the preparation of the text), quotes in brackets when directly taken from other sources, clear indication of every source used in the preparation of the text. Every use of texts by other authors taken from printed or online sources and not adequately quoted will be considered plagiarism, and will involve a lower grade. The paper will have to be sent by email to the teacher ( at leats ten days before the date scheduled for the exam. Please include your name, last name and student ID number in the text, and name the file as follows: Name_Lastname_Relazione_Geografiaculturale_academicyear