GEOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge about the relationship between the evolution of the global economic system and geographic space with particular attention to the theme of developmental interpretations and their geographical representations.
expected learning results:
-KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:The student must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of globalization, development, world trade, information and communication technologies.
-APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: The student must demonstrate that he has understood and developed the ability to analyze issues related to the evolution of the global economic system and the intensification of trade flows in different areas of the North and South of the world.
-MAKING JUDGMENT: Students must be able to deepen their learning independently and develop critical skills to interpret the main dynamics of the issues being analyzed.
-COMMUNICATION: The student must demonstrate appropriate communication skills by describing the concepts in a clear and exhaustive way through the correct use of geographic language.
-LIFELONG LEARNING SKILLS: The student must demonstrate a good learning ability using also different bibliographic references to be able to deepen individual topics analyzed during the course.
Basic knowledge of basic concepts of economic geography.
The program includes the study of the following topics:
Geography of the world-system; The phenomenon of globalization in the international landscape; Metaphors of Modernization; Multinational companies; Foreign Direct Investment; Commercial flows; The digital divide.
Frontal lessons, analysis of case studies proposed by the textbook and the teacher.
Vanolo A., Geografia economica del sistema-mondo. Territori e reti nello scenario globale, Utet, 2010.
The assessment is based on an oral test; Periodical checks could be carried out for the trainees to verify the acquired knowledge.