Cultural Geography (2019/2020)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Emanuela Bullado
Emanuela Bullado
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Students will learn the theoretical and methodological bases of cultural geography and study their applications in the educational field. In the first part of the course will be analyzed, in particular, the social transformations of the urban space in the light of the structures and the changes underway in the geo-economic scenarios of global scale. The second part will focus instead on the issues of the environment, cultural heritage and their potential in educational terms. Particular attention will be paid to the analysis of the role that geographic-cultural factors play in the formation of narratives and editorial products.


Introduction to human geography
The theoretical references of cultural geography Empirical research: qualitative and quantitative methods Socio-spatial inequalities at the urban scale
Case study analysis: social and ethnic segregation in Italian and foreign cities
Problems and environmental emergencies; environmental education Cultural heritage: knowledge and heritage education.
Case study analysis: the role of cultural contexts and dominant imaginaries in publishing production

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Greiner A.L., Dematteis G., Lanza C., Geografia umana. Un approccio visuale Utet, Torino 2016
Tiziana Banini Geografie Culturali 2019

Assessment methods and criteria

Teacher up-front lessons with slides presentations
Study cases
Teaching materials will be stored in the e-learning platform

The exam is a written test.