General part: Human geographers are concerned with the “who”, “what”, “where”, “why”, “when”, and “how” of humans their interrelationships and their relationship to the environment.
The central concern of the course is the analysis of the relationship between society, place and space. It focuses on social, economic, political, cultural and human-environment processes and patterns and how they change over space and time.
The course offers to the student a theoretical knowledge of the main spatial and geographical concepts to apply also in an interdisciplinary context, in order to acquire the critical analysis of the territorial phenomena and the socio-demographic and cultural dynamics that contribute to the organization and management of the geographical space at the different scales, in a global contest.
At the end of the course, students will be able to know and interpret the study of the modification of the territorial systems of linguistic communities, language as an ethnic characteristic of people, regional distribution of languages and dialects, changes in the distribution of dialects over time and space, the processes of acculturation and deculturation, the action of linguistic policy with particular attention to the problem of minority languages in Europe.