Prof. Guido Lucarno

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Geography (6 cfu)
Geography (12 cfu)
Geography (6 cfu)
PROF. GUIDO LUCARNO
COURSE AIMS
The aim of the course is to teach students a knowledge of the basic concepts and
tools required for studying physical geography so that they can understand the
natural and anthropic phenomena shaping the morphology of the earth’s surface.
COURSE CONTENT
The course, which lasts 30 hours, plus 15 hours of laboratory work, will study the
following topics.
GENERAL SECTION: Physical Geography
1. Introduction. The various branches of Geography.
2. Aspects of Cartography (shape and size of the earth, projections, types of maps,
reading maps and landscapes).
3. The lithosphere.
4. Forms of relief and modelling.
5. Water erosion.
6. Plains and sedimentation.
7. Folds, faults and earthquakes.
8. Volcanic morphology.
9. Glacial morphology.
9. Coastal morphology.
10. Wind forms.
READING LIST
A.N. STRAHLER, Geografia fisica, Piccin, Padua, 1984.
E. LAVAGNA-G. LUCARNO, Geocartografia. Guida alla lettura delle carte geotopografiche,
Zanichelli, Bologna, 2007.
The lecturer will indicate in class which parts of the above texts to prepare for the exam
and how to approach them effectively, publishing full details on Blackboard at the end of the
course. The texts will be supplemented with course packs and Blackboard materials that
form an integral part of the syllabus and the reading list. Students are advised to use a good
scholastic atlas for their studies.
TEACHING METHOD
Classroom lectures with slides and documentary material. The workshop will involve
practical classroom exercises in map reading and interpreting. Students are invited to get a
username and password to access the Blackboard platform and the integrated didactic
materials published on it.
ASSESSMENT METHOD
Oral examination on course topics.
NOTES
Students are advised to use a good school atlas.
The course is aimed at students on both first-level and second-level degree courses and
cannot be retaken.
Further information can be found on the lecturer's
http://docenti.unicatt.it/web/searchByName.do?language=ENG.
webpage
at
Geography (12 cfu)
PROF. GUIDO LUCARNO
MODULE I
COURSE AIMS
The aim of the course is to teach students a knowledge of the basic concepts and
tools required for studying physical geography so that they can understand the
natural and anthropic phenomena shaping the morphology of the earth’s surface.
COURSE CONTENT
The course, which lasts 30 hours, plus 15 hours of laboratory work, will study the
following topics.
GENERAL SECTION: Physical Geography
1. Introduction. The various branches of Geography.
2. Aspects of Cartography (shape and size of the earth, projections, types of maps,
reading maps and landscapes).
3. The lithosphere.
4. Forms of relief and modelling.
5. Water erosion.
6. Plains and sedimentation.
7. Folds, faults and earthquakes.
8. Volcanic morphology.
9. Glacial morphology.
9. Coastal morphology.
10. Wind forms.
READING LIST
A.N. STRAHLER, Geografia fisica, Piccin, Padua, 1984.
E. LAVAGNA-G. LUCARNO, Geocartografia. Guida alla lettura delle carte geotopografiche,
Zanichelli, Bologna, 2007.
The lecturer will indicate in class which parts of the above texts to prepare for the exam
and how to approach them effectively, publishing full details on Blackboard at the end of the
course. The texts will be supplemented with course packs and Blackboard materials that
form an integral part of the syllabus and the reading list. Students are advised to use a good
scholastic atlas for their studies.
TEACHING METHOD
Classroom lectures with slides and documentary material. The workshop will involve
practical classroom exercises in map reading and interpreting. Students are invited to get a
username and password to access the Blackboard platform and the integrated didactic
materials published on it.
ASSESSMENT METHOD
Oral examination on course topics.
NOTES
Students are advised to use a good school atlas.
The course is aimed at students on both first-level and second-level degree courses and
cannot be retaken.
Further information can be found on the lecturer's
http://docenti.unicatt.it/web/searchByName.do?language=ENG.
webpage
at
MODULE II
COURSE AIMS
The course sets out to provide knowledge on the basic concepts and study tools of
Political Geography to enable the student to understand the problems of the
contemporary world and embark on a professional career in training, publishing,
journalism and the interpretation and planning of the local area in relation to the
anthropic activities that take place there.
COURSE CONTENT
The 30-hour course is split into the following parts:
General part
1. Principles of Political Geography.
2. State and nation.
3. Frontiers and borders, the traits of sovereign political units.
4. Territorial waters.
5. Population, language and religion as geopolitical factors.
Special subject
In-depth study: the recent geopolitical development of some of the world states
with monographs and case studies.
READING LIST
General part
M.I. GLASSNER, Manuale di Geografia Politica. Volume I. Geografia e Geopolitica dello Stato, F.
Angeli, Milan, 2002.
M.I. GLASSNER, Manuale di Geografia Politica. Volume II. Geografia delle relazioni tra gli Stati, F.
Angeli, Milan, 2002.
The lecturer will indicate in class which parts of the above texts to prepare for the exam
and how to approach them effectively, publishing full details on Blackboard at the end of the
course. The texts will be supplemented with course packs and Blackboard materials that
form an integral part of the syllabus and the reading list. Students are advised to use a good
scholastic atlas in their studies.
Special subject
The handouts and materials available on Blackboard.
Further information on the reading list will be provided during the lectures.
TEACHING METHOD
Classroom lectures with slides and documentary material. Students are invited to get a
username and password to access the Blackboard platform and the integrated didactic
materials published thereon.
ASSESSMENT METHOD
Oral exam on the themes dealt with in the syllabus. To take the examination of the
second Part must be prepared on a topic agreed with the teacher and in the manner shown on
Blackboard, a written brief exercise which will be evaluated.
NOTES
Students are expected to have a minimal basic understanding (at least in high-school
standard) of worldwide regional geography and modern and contemporary history.
The course is aimed at students studying for both first-level and second-level degrees
and can be retaken.
Further information can be found on the lecturer's webpage at
http://docenti.unicatt.it/web/searchByName.do?language=ENG, or on the Faculty notice
board.
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