Human Geography - 1st semester
a) To know how to use the language concerning the geographic distribution of human phenomena in space;
b) To understand the characterization and analysis of the relationship between different spaces;
c) To understand the impacts of human activities on the territory;
d) To be able to interpret the implications of the various spatial organization models;
e) To recognize consequences of different models of development in the transformation of space;
f) To be able to interpret maps and other spatial data;
g) To be able identify settlement patterns at different scales of space.
Carlos Pereira da Silva
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Bradford, M.G. & Kent, W. A. (1987). Geografia Humana. Teorias e suas aplicações. Lisboa: Gradiva, 284p.
Daniels, P., Bradshaw, M. Shaw, D., Sidaway, J. (2008). An Introduction to Human Geography. Issues for the 21st Century (3rd edition). Londres: Pearson, Prentice Hall, 275p.
Diamond, J., (2003). Armas, Germes e Aço. Os destinos das sociedades humanas. Lisboa: Temas e Debates, 653p.
Haggett, P. (2001). Geography: A Global Synthesis. Londres: Prentice Hall, 833p.
Pinchemel, P. & Pinchemel, G. (1992). La Face de la Terre: Éléments de Géographie. Paris: Armand Colin, 519p.
Since the introduction of Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) more intensively since 2010, the teaching methodology has gone from a theoretical and expository model, for a more participatory one synchronous and asynchronous time, focused on student tasks .
- Lectures and participatory (debate). Using video resources and activities in Moodle.
- Computational applications, focused on exploitation of resources:
i) Execution of exercises;
ii) Demonstration projects and / or research;
iii) Research and exploitation of databases.
- Reading of selected scientific texts, combined with lecture notes, assessed through a mid-term test (10%) and a final overall (40%), both written and in situ;
- Autonomous realization of practical exercises (35%);
- Participation in field trip with a production of a report (15%)
1. Introduction to Human Geography. Concepts of Space, Time and Place
2. Dynamics of Population Growth
3. Cultural Diversities
4. Human Activities
5. Geographic Structures
5.1 Settlement, Flows and Networks
5.2 Nodes and Hierarchies
5.3 Spatial Diffusion
6. Territorial Tensions
6.1 Limits and boundaries
6.2 Territorial inequalities
6.3 Globalization. The collapse of geographical space