Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.
The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.
The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..
Definition of lesson periods
Sep 24, 2018
Nov 10, 2018
Nov 19, 2018
Jan 12, 2019
Feb 18, 2019
Mar 30, 2019
Apr 8, 2019
Jun 1, 2019
Sessione d'esame invernale
Jan 14, 2019
Feb 16, 2019
Sessione d'esame estiva (gli esami sono sospesi durante la sessione di laurea)
Jun 3, 2019
Jul 27, 2019
Sessione d'esame autunnale
Aug 26, 2019
Sep 21, 2019
Sessione di laurea estiva
Jul 8, 2019
Jul 13, 2019
Sessione di laurea autunnale
Nov 4, 2019
Nov 9, 2019
Sessione di laurea invernale
Mar 30, 2020
Apr 4, 2020
Festa di Ognissanti
Nov 1, 2018
Nov 1, 2018
Sospensione dell'attività didattica
Nov 2, 2018
Nov 3, 2018
Dec 8, 2018
Dec 8, 2018
Vacanze di Natale
Dec 24, 2018
Jan 5, 2019
Vacanze di Pasqua
Apr 19, 2019
Apr 23, 2019
Sospensione attività didattica
Apr 24, 2019
Apr 27, 2019
Festa della liberazione
Apr 25, 2019
Apr 25, 2019
Festa del lavoro
May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019
Festa del Santo Patrono
May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019
Festa della Repubblica
Jun 2, 2019
Jun 2, 2019
Aug 12, 2019
Aug 17, 2019
Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Culture and Civilisation Teaching and Student Services Unit.
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The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.
The course aims to provide the conceptual, methodological and cultural basis needed to analyze and interpret the geographic reality in a broad sense and to provide the basic skills for teaching geography in schools.
For this purpose the students must be familiar with following concepts:
-Earth as a planet (shape, size and movements). -Earth's surface representation (maps, reduction scales, projections, cartographic products). -Atmosphere (composition, subdivision, characteristics), climate and its elements: solar radiation and temperature, atmospheric pressure and circulation, humidity and precipitation), variation factors and classification. - Hydrosphere (seas and oceans, their movements, continental waters). - Lithosphere (distribution of continents and oceans, plate tectonics theory, big orographic structures, volcanoes and seisms).
N.B. Final examination requires the knowledge of these basic concepts.
- Geographical thought evolution and its different methodologies; study of the man/environment relationship in different contexts (cities, countryside, landscapes and societies).
- Geographer’s instruments.
Lessons with slideshows.
Throughout the academic year, the Professor will be available for students in office hours as published on the webpage (a prior appointment is not required). Any other change in the schedule will be notified on professor’s webpage.
Teaching material will be made available at the e-learning platform.
1) S.SALGARO, L.MASOTTI, A.ALAIMO, Il paesaggio agrario tra obsolescenza e degrado. Riflessioni e materiali per il recupero e la valorizzazione, Bologna, Pàtron Editore, 2018. Or F.BARTALETTI, Geografia. Teoria e prassi, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri, 2019.
2) E. LAVAGNA, G. LUCARNO, Guida alla lettura delle carte geotopografiche, Bologna, Zanichelli 2014.
Selected chapters of the following book are suggested for the review/study of the basic concepts:
E. LUPIA PALMIERI, M. PARISOTTO, Il globo terrestre e la sua evoluzione, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2000: cap. 3 Il pianeta Terra, cap. 8 I fenomeni vulcanici, cap. 9 I fenomeni sismici, cap. 10 La Tettonica delle placche, cap. 12 L’atmosfera e i fenomeni meteorologici, cap.13 Il clima e la biosfera, cap.14 L’ambiente marino, cap.15 I ghiacciai e le acque continentali, cap.16 Il modellamento del rilievo terrestre.
Non-attending students have to integrate the study materials with a short essay on the contents of the volume:
A. MACCHIA, Il mondo e i suoi paesi. La Geografia del Pianeta a inizio XXI secolo, Bologna, Pàtron 2010 .
N.B. A meeting with the teacher is suggested for guidance on the methodology and choice of the parts to analyze.
Guida alla lettura delle carte geotopografiche
Lupia palmieri, Parisotto
Il globo terrestre e la sua evoluzione
Il mondo e i suoi paesi alla soglia del XXi secolo
S.SALGARO, L.MASOTTI, A.ALAIMO
Il paesaggio agrario tra obsolescenza e degrado. Riflessioni e materiali per il recupero e la valorizzazione
Vi piace la geografia?
Final oral assessment.
-At the end of the course, attending students could take a preliminary written assessment to integrate with the oral one.
-Non-attending students shall present at the oral assessment also the mentioned essay, whose content has to be previously agreed with the professor.
Purposes of the assessments
The written assessment will verify the knowledge both of the lectures and the basic concepts, and will be integrated by an oral assessment, to evaluate the knowledge of the rest of the program.
The unique oral assessment will verify:
- former and newly acquired knowledge;
- language skills;
- ability of connecting knowledge;
- analytical and discussion skills.
Contents and methods of assessment:
Written assessment will consist of four questions on the lectures and on the basic concepts. The evaluation is expressed in thirtieths and must be integrated by the evaluation of the oral assessment.
The unique oral assessment covers the entire program and the evaluation is expressed in thirtieths.
N.B. Final evaluation for the course “Introduction to the study of geography and history” (12 credits) will be calculated on the average with the evaluation of the course “Introduction to the study of history” whose professor will register the mark.
Erasmus students are kindly requested to contact the professor at the beginning of the course in order to agree on the modalities.
Type D and Type F activities
prima parte del primo semestre From 9/24/18 To 11/10/18
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