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Interdisciplinary Learning CoursesInternational Geography

You cannot explore the world without first approaching what a simple map teaches you.

Literally, the "description of the earth" is a bridge between the human and physical sciences, and for this reason, geography is recognized as the world discipline par excellence. It has always played a leading role in understanding the environment that surrounds us and, although it does not currently occupy much attention, it continues to be the basis on which relationships of all kinds develop.

Tourism is currently one of the world sectors most closely linked to international geography. We live in such a globalized setting that we are continually receiving images of places. Many times, we are not able to locate them on a map or we are only able to give a few contextual data. Now that consumption is faster than ever, geographical knowledge is reduced to taking a photograph, not knowing what lies beyond what we visit.

For this reason, in this subject international geography will be learned, but from a very specific approach, such as the geography of travel. In this way, the different sessions will in themselves constitute a journey to different geographical spaces, trying to find out what lies beyond its main attractions.

This non-traditional review of international geography will allow us to understand that not only visiting is important, but also recognizing diverse facts and elements that constitute those spaces. Thus, knowledge of the world can not only complement our professional facet, but also enrich us personally by improving the view of the different corners that our planet offers us.


Learning Objectives


  • Understand the basic concepts related to aspects and methods of geography.
  • Know the current situation of the territories from the geographical reading.
  • Expand the natural and human geographical knowledge of Spain and the world.
  • Develop a comprehensive and integrative view of facts from geography.
  • Learn to apply geography to professional and personal knowledge.

Contents of the Subject

International Geography

  • 1. Introduction and organization of the subject.
  • 2. From international geography to the geography of travel.
  • 3. International determinants of travel geography (I).
  • 4. International determinants of travel geography (II).
  • 5. A trip through Europe: the origin of diversity (I).
  • 6. A trip through Europe: the origin of diversity (II).
  • 7. A trip through America: the land of inequalities (I).
  • 8. A trip through America: the land of inequalities (II).
  • 9. A trip through Asia: the exoticism of the distant (I).
  • 10. A trip through Asia: the exoticism of the distant (II).
  • 11. A journey through Oceania: the thousand and one islands (I).
  • 12. A trip through Africa: an unknown space (I).
  • 13. A trip through Africa: an unknown space (II).
  • 14. Other untamed corners of the world (I).
  • 15. Other untamed corners of the world (II).

Professor

Miriam Menchero Professor of International Geography

Miriam Menchero