Department of Geography & Environment

BSc honours

Syllabus

 

 

For

 

Bachelor of Science

Session: 2015-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Geography and Environment

Jagannath University

Dhaka – 1100

www.jnu.ac.bd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Department at a Glance

The Department of Geography and Environment keeping in harmony with the long drawn glorious history of the Jagannath University has also got a golden past. In the year 1910, when it was turned into an Intermediate College, Geography was included as a subject in the curriculum at the higher secondary level. With the intention of wide spreading of education at different levels alongside day shift; night shift was also introduced in this college in the year 1949. In the year 1953-54, Geography as a subject was introduced at the degree level. After passing through many constraints and ups & down Geography was included in the 1st part of M.A class course in the year 1972 and in the 2nd part of M.A class course in the year 1973. In the year 1976 honours course in Geography was introduced in this Institution under the changed modern global condition after bringing about some alterations and moderation in the syllabus of Geography at all levels, the name of this department has been renamed from the “Department of Geography” to “Department of Geography and Environment” in the year of 2002. After the declaration of Jagannath College being transformed into a public university on the 20th October of the year 2005, the night shift of this department has been unified with the day shift. From session 2005-06, semester system has been introduced in this department. This department has got 17 teachers, 600 students. The seminar library under the active guidance and supervision of the teachers of this department with the help of a seminar assistant play a vital role in the pursuit of acquiring knowledge of the students. Student’s presentation, field work, term paper, assignment and group discussions are included in the curriculum of the department along with the holding of the semester final examination, mid-term examinations. From time to time, seminars on different topics are also organized in this department. Different research groups and unit have been pursuing research fund to conduct the thematic study such as water quality study, disaster management, climate change, coastal environment, urbanization etc., under the senior teachers of the department. With the sincere effort of the teachers, the students of this department are coming out successfully with brilliant result every year.The goal of the department is to produce high caliber graduates equipped with modern knowledge and technology.

Undergraduates

The Department provides four-year honours degree consisting of eight semesters. At final semester a student has to conduct a research project. Students can enter the job market by finishing the honours degree.

Graduates

Graduate program offers advanced courses on Geography and Environment. There are two groups of students: thesis and non-thesis. Each of these groups’ students has to take 34 credits in two semesters. For pursuing thesis at master’s level, students have to carry a good academic record. In some cases, thesis students can have opportunity of working as paid research assistant on selective project directed by respective faculty members.

 

Departmental facilities

The department of Geography and Environment maintains well-equipped laboratories. These are GIS and Remote Sensing Lab. Environmental Lab, Cartography Lab, Field Study and Survey Lab. The Department also has a seminar library for student use. In addition, department has strong research collaboration with others universities at home and abroad.

Syllabus for Bachelor of Science

Session: 2015-2016

Department of Geography and Environment

Jagannath University, Dhaka

 

Courses leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geography and Environment will extend over four academic years and will be divided into eight semesters conforming to the University Rules and Regulations. The course of study shall be an integrated of carrying a total of 164 credits (Marks-5100). All the courses are compulsory for each student. Number of each theoretical course will be 70% marks for final examination and 30% marks for continuous assessment respectively. Examinations of the theoretical courses will be 4 hours duration for 3 credits and 2 hours duration for 2 credits and the duration of each practical examination will be 4 to 6 hours as per the decision of the Academic Committee of the Department. The medium of instruction will be in English.

Curriculum Plan

Semester

Theory

Practical

Viva-Voce

Total

(Semester wise)

 

Marks

Credits

Marks

Credits

Marks

Credits

Marks

Credits

1st

450

14

100

4

--

--

550

18

2nd

400

13

100

4

50

2

550

19

3rd

500

15

150

6

--

--

650

21

4th

500

15

100

4

50

2

650

21

5th

500

15

100

4

--

--

600

19

6th

500

15

100

4

50

2

650

21

7th

600

18

150

5

--

--

750

23

8th

500

15

150

5

50

2

700

22

Total

3950

128

950

36

200

8

5100

164

 

 

1st Year 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-1101

Introduction to Geography and Environment

100

3

GEO-1102

Introduction to Physical Geography and Environment

100

3

GEO-1103

Introduction to Human Geography and Environment

100

3

GEO-1104

Elementary Statistics

100

3

GEO-1105

Introduction to Basic Sciences

50

2

GEOL-1106

Elements of Cartography

50

2

GEOL-1107

Introduction to Field Study (Fieldwork-1)

50

2

 

Total

550

18

 

1st Year 2ndSemester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-1201

Fundamentals of Geomorphology

100

3

GEO-1202

Economic Geography

100

3

GEO-1203

Introduction to Computer Application

50

2

GEO-1204

Functional English

50

2

GEO-1205

Fundamentals of Mathematics

100

3

GEOL-1206

Representation of Relief and Data

50

2

GEOL-1207

Surveying -1

50

2

GEOV-1208

Viva-Voce

50

2

 

Total

550

19

 

2nd Year 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-2101

Geomorphic Processes and Landforms

100

3

GEO-2102

Fundamental of Geographic Information System

100

3

GEO-2103

Advanced Economic Geography

100

3

GEO-2104

Cultural Geography

100

3

GEO-2105

Fundamentals of Climatology

100

3

GEOL-2106

Map Interpretation

50

2

GEOL-2107

Surveying-2

50

2

GEOL-2108

Field Study in Geography and Environment (Fieldwork-2)

50

2

 

Total

650

21

 

2nd Year 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-2201

Soil Geography

100

3

GEO-2202

Environmental Geography

100

3

GEO-2203

Biogeography

100

3

GEO-2204

Statistics in Geography

100

3

GEO-2205

Principles of Sociology

100

3

GEOL-2206

Map Projection

50

2

GEOL-2207

Environmental Analysis

50

2

GEOV-2208

Viva Voce

50

2

 

Total

650

21

 

3rd Year 1st Semester

Course code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-3101

Oceanography

100

3

GEO-3102

World Regional Geography

100

3

GEO-3103

Physical Geography of Bangladesh

100

3

GEO-3104

Population Geography

100

3

GEO-3105

Principles of Remote Sensing

100

3

GEOL-3106

Aerial Photo Interpretation and Photogrammetry

50

2

GEOL-3107

Advanced Field Methods and Techniques

(Fieldwork-3)

50

2

 

Total

600

19

 

 

3rd Year 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-3201

Principles of Hydrology

100

3

GEO-3202

Urban Geography

100

3

GEO-3203

Transport Geography

100

3

GEO-3204

Human Geography of Bangladesh

100

3

GEO-3205

Advanced Climatology

100

3

GEOL-3206

Practical in GIS

50

2

GEOL-3207

Digital Image Processing

50

2

GEOV-3208

Viva Voce

50

2

 

Total

650

21

 

4th Year 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-4101

Development of Geographical Knowledge and Concept

100

3

GEO-4102

Geography of Rural Environment and Development

100

3

GEO-4103

Political Geography

100

3

GEO-4104

Geography of Urban Development in Bangladesh

100

3

GEO-4105

Geography of Bangladesh and its Neighbouring Region

100

3

GEO-4106

Geography of Hazards and Disasters

100

3

GEOL-4107

Research Methods in Geography

50

2

GEOL-4108

Land Use and Environmental Survey (Fieldwork-4)

100

3

 

Total

750

23

 

4th Year 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-4201

Environmental Management

100

3

GEO-4202

Natural Resource Management

100

3

GEO-4203

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management

100

3

GEO-4204

Agricultural Geography

100

3

GEO-4205

Fluvial Geomorphology

100

3

GEOL-4206

Geospatial Analysis

50

2

GEOL-4207

Dissertation

100

3

GEOV-4208

Viva Voce

50

2

 

Total

700

22

 

 

Curriculum Plan

1st Year 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-1101

Introduction to Geography and Environment

100

3

GEO-1102

Introduction to Physical Geography and Environment

100

3

GEO-1103

Introduction to Human Geography and Environment

100

3

GEO-1104

Elementary Statistics

100

3

GEO-1105

Introduction to Basic Sciences

50

2

GEOL-1106

Elements of Cartography

50

2

GEOL-1107

Introduction to Field Study (Fieldwork-1)

50

2

 

Total

550

18

 

 

GEO-1101: Introduction to Geography and Environment

Marks-100 Credit-3

1. Geography as a discipline

1.1 Definition and its changing nature; branches of Geography

1.2 Development of Geography as a discipline: a historic perspective

1.3 Nature of Geography: Geography as a dynamic discipline

1.4 Geography as an applied science.

1.5 Geography as an environmental science

2. Subject matters and scope of Geography and Environment; Relation of Geography with other disciplines

3. Concepts /Themes in Geography:

3.1 Location, distribution and agglomeration

3.2 Process, pattern and interaction,

3.3 Place, space, time

3.4 Shape, size, distance

3.5 Region and Regionalization

3.6Organization and system

4.Major approaches to the study ofGeography

4.1Regional approaches

4.2Landscape Approach

4.3Ecological Approach

4.4Spatial Approach

4.5Behavioural Approach

5. Geographical data: Nature, levels of measurement

6.Tools in Geography: Maps, Models, GIS

7. Environment

7.1 Meaning, types and components

7.2 Environment and society

7.3 Man's interaction with environment

Suggested Readings

  1. Getis, A; Getis, J and Fellmann, JD-1998. Introduction to Geography, USA: McGraw-Hill

  2. Adhikari, Sudeepta, 1999. Fundamentals of Geographical Thought, Allahabad: C B House

  3. Dikshit, RD, 2001. Geographical Thought. New Delhi: Prentice Hall

  4. Singh, Savindra, 2001. Environmental Geography, India PrayagPustakBhawan

  5. Marsh, W M and Gross J., 1996. Environmetal Geography. New York: Wiley & sons

  6. Dutta,K L., 2002. BhugalChintarBikash (in Bangla). India, the World Press.

  7. Park, C., 2008. The Environment (2nd Edition), USA: Taylor & Francis Inc.

 

GEO-1102: Introduction to Physical Geography and Environment

Marks: 100 Credit- 3

  1. Introduction to Physical Geography

    1. Definition, scope and branches.

2. The Universe and Earth in Space

2.1 Origin of space: Big Bang theory

2.2 Solar system

2.2.1Its nature and characteristics of planets

2.2.2 Revolution and rotation

2.3 Geometric aspect of planet and its effect

2.3.1 Shape, size of the earth

2.3.2 Determining location on the earth surface

2.3.3 Geographic and Cartesian Grid

2.3.4 Time-Longitude

2.3.5 World time zone

  1. Spheres of the earth

3.1 The Lithosphere

3.1.1 Structure of the Earth

3.1.2 Physical form and process: Endogenetic and Exogenetic

3.2 The Atmosphere

3.1.1 Compositions of atmosphere

3.1.2 Elements and factors of weather and climate

3.3 The Hydrosphere

3.1 The hydrological cycle and processes

3.2 Distribution of oceans and seas on the Earth

3.4 The Biosphere

3.3.1 Component of Biosphere

3.3.2 Ecosystem: characteristics and classification.

4. Earth as a system with subsystem

 

Suggesting Readings

  1. Strahler, A H and Strahler, A. N., 1992. Modern Physical Geography. Singapore: Wiley

  2. Singh, S., 2002. Physical Geography. India, Prayag Pustak Bhawan

  3. Miller, E.W., 1985. Physical Geography. USA: Columbus Press.

  4. Park, C., 2008. The Environment (2nd Edition), USA: Taylor & Francis Inc.

  5. Craghan, M. 2003. Physical Geography: A Self-Teaching Guide. Canada: Wiley & Sons, Inc.,

  6. Spellman, F.R., 2010.Geography for Nongeographers. United Kingdom:Government Institute, An imprint of the scarecrow press, inc.

 

GEO-1103: Introduction to Human Geography and Environment

Marks: 100 Credit-3

  1. Introduction to Human Geography

    1. Definition and scope

    2. Branches, Schools,

    3. Methods and approaches

2. Human Population

2.1 History of population growth

2.2 Factors and distribution of world population

2.3 Dynamics of population

3.Resources

3.1 Concepts and classification

3.2 Conservation

4.Introduction to Evolution and Races of man

4.1 Spatial distribution pattern of human races and their basic characteristics

4.2The mosaic of culture and cultural changes

4.3 Factors of cultural change

5.Economic Activities

5.1 Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Quaternary and Quinary

6.Human Settlement

6.1Origin, element,

6.2 Factors and classification.

7.Human impacts on Environment

 

Suggested Readings:

  1. Husain, Majid 2005. Human Geography, India: Rawat

  2. Norton, W., 1998. Human Geography, UK: Oxford University Press

  3. Hartshorn, A T. and Alexander, J. W. 1988. Economic Geography. New Delhi: Prentice Hall

  4. Choudhury, S. I., 1995. Economic Geography: World and Bangladesh (in Bangla), Dhaka: University of Dhaka

  5. Park, C., 2008. The Environment (2nd Edition). USA Taylor & Francis Inc.

 

 

GEO-1104: Elementary Statistics

Marks-100 Credits-3

1. Statistics and its origin

1.1. Definition and development of statistics- historical perspectives

1.2. Uses and importance of statistics in Geography and Environment

 

2. Data

2.1. Sources of data

2.2. Data classification- quantitative and qualitative; univariate and bivariate; continuous and non-continuous; integer and real number; individuals and variables; discrete and non-discrete. Errors and precision of data.

 

3. Data Tabulation

3.1. Construction of frequency table for grouped and ungrouped data; designating class intervals;

3.2. Cumulative frequency distribution; bivariate frequency distribution; measurement of scale-nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio.

 

4. Graphical presentation of data

4.1. Frequency polygon, histogram, ogive, bar diagram, line diagram, Pie chart, scatter diagram.

 

5. Measures of central tendency: arithmetic mean, weighted arithmetic mean, harmonic mean, geometric mean, the median, quartile and percentile, the mode.

 

6. Measures of dispersion: range, mean deviation, standard deviation, co-efficient of mean deviation, co-efficient of variation, co-efficient of quartile,Moments,Skewness, and kurtosis.

 

7. Correlation and Regression

7.1.Co-efficient of correlation

7.2Spearman’s rank correlation

7.3 Pearson’s product moment correlation

7.4 Simple linear regression; multiple linear regressions

Suggested Readings:

1. Amrhein, D.A 1991. Statistical Analysis for Geographers, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Inc

2. Ebdon, D., 1990. Statistics in Geography, UK: Basil Blackwell, INC. Oxford OX4 IJF

3. Gregory, S., 1963. Statistical Methods and the Geographer, Longmans

4. Gupta, C 1981. An Introduction to Statistical Methods, New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd.

5. Islam, M.N., 2004. An Introduction to Statistics and Probability, Dhaka: Book World

 

GEO-1105: Introduction to Basic Sciences

Marks-50 Credits-2

  1. Introducing science in Geography: concept, scope and importance in geographic study.

  2. Fundamentals of physics:

    1. Matter: The nature of matter: introduction to atoms, molecules, ions and compounds, atomic structure; length, velocity and acceleration; forces; moment of a force, equilibrium, center of gravity; geophysics; shear, stress and pressure;.

    2. Energy: work, power and energy; the nature of energy systems, energy types and the first law of thermodynamics; principles associated with energy transfer: the second law of thermodynamics; entropy; equilibrium; application of energy principles to the physical environment: solids: crystal structure, the strength of solids; fluids: liquids, gases.

  3. Fundamentals of chemistry: geo-chemical environment; chemical reactions and equilibrium: introductory principles associated with reactions; acids and base; solution; oxidation-reduction; hydration and hydrolysis; weathering and thermo chemistry.

  4. Fundamentals of biology: concept and terminology – biogeochemical cycle including energy cycle, nutrient cycle, taxonomy, agriculture and species diversity; diversity index, tropic level, food chain, habitat, niche.

Suggested Readings:

  1. Donald, A. Davidson, 1978: Science for physical geographers. William Brothers ltd, Merseyside.

 

 

GEOL-1106: Elements of Cartography

Mark-50 Credit-2

  1. Cartography : definition, history, scope and application

  2. Map: definition, elements, types and history , map as a tool of analysis, significance of map scale, small and large scale maps

  3. Map scale: definition & classification, representation of scales, construction of scales-Linear, diagonal, comparative, time and space

  4. Measurement of area and distance

  5. Enlargement, reduction and combination of maps

  6. Determination of latitude, longitude and azimuths; bearing, statute and nautical mile.

  7. Computer cartography and its application

  8. Exercise on different geographical models

 

Marks Distribution

Examination

25

Practical sheet

10

Attendance & Class test

15

Total

50

Suggested Readings

  1. Shingh, R.L. 2002. Elements of Practical Geography, 3rded. New Delhi: Kalyani Publishers.

  2. Keats, J.S., 1989. Cartographic Design and Production, 2nd ed. London: PrenticeHall

  3. Monkhouse, F.J., Wilkinson, H. R., 1952. Maps and diagrams, London: Methuen

  4. Robinson, A.H., Ed. All. 1995. Elements of Cartography, 6thed. New York: John Willy and Sons.

  5. Singh, Gopal, 2008. Map Work and Practical Geography. India :Vikas Publishing.

 

 

GEOL-1107: Introduction to Field Study (Fieldwork-1)

Marks-50 Credit-2

 

  1. Introduction to Field Research

    1. Definition of Field Research

    2. Objectives

    3. Importance

    4. Types of Field Research

      1. Basic Research

      2. Applied Research

  2. Field observation

    1. Physical Features

    2. Human Characteristics

    3. Environmental Situation

  3. Methods and Techniques used in the Field

    1. Identification of physical features.

    2. Identification of rocks and Minerals (Laboratory/Field)

    3. Identification of Human phenomenon.

    4. Mapping of Physical and Human Phenomenon based on Field Work

  4. Preparation of Report based on Field Work Data.

 

Marks Distribution

Examination

20

Field Report

20

Class Attendance and Field Record

10

Total

50

Suggested Readings

  1. Cargill, M. And O’Conor, P., 2009. Writing Scientific Research Articles: Strategy andStpes, Australia :Wiley-BalckwellInc

  2. Chapin, P.G., 2004. Research Projects and Research Proposals, UK: .Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

  3. Corbetta, P., 2003. Social Research: Theory, Methods and Techniques, London: Sage Publications,

  4. Hoggart, K.,Less,L.and Devies,A.,2002. Researching Human Geography, London: Arnold,

  5. Pattron,M.Q., 2002. Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods, London: Sage Publications

  6. Aminuzzamn, S.M., 2004. Essentials of Social Research, Dhaka:Osder Publication

  7. Prasad, H., 1992. Research Methods and Techniques in Geography, New Delhi: Rawat Publication

  8. Kidder, L. H 1981. Research Methods in Social Relations, New York: ,Holt, Rinehart and Winston, USA.

  9. Kothari, C.R. 2011, Research Methodology Methods and Techniques, New Delhi: New Age, International Limited, India.

  10. Cooley,L and Jo Lewkowicz, 2008. Dissertation writing in practice, HK, HongKong University Press.

 

 

Curriculum Plan

1st Year 2ndSemester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-1201

Fundamentals ofGeomorphology

100

3

GEO-1202

Economic Geography

100

3

GEO-1203

Introduction to Computer Application

50

2

GEO-1204

Functional English

50

2

GEO-1205

Fundamentals of Mathematics

100

3

GEOL-1206

Representation of Relief and Data

50

2

GEOL-1207

Surveying -1

50

2

GEOV-1208

Viva-Voce

50

2

 

Total

550

19

 

GEO-1201: Fundamentals of Geomorphology

Mark: 100 Credits: 3

  1. Concept of Geomorphology

1.1Definition, nature, scope and development

1.2Methods of explanations and fundamental concepts

1.3Application of geomorphic knowledge to environmental problems

1.4Relationship with other discipline

2. Geomorphology

2.1Geomorphic processes (Exogenetic and Endogenetic) and form (Fluvial, Glacier, Aelion)

3. Geological Time Scale

3.1Characteristics

3.2Environmental implications

4. Theories of landform development

4.1Historic perspective; bases and types of geomorphic theories

4.2Major Theory: W M Davis, W.Penck, L C King, and S A Schumm

4.3Theory of Isostasy

4.4Continental Drift and Plate Tectonic Theory

4.5Orogenic Movement and Mountain formation

4.6Tectonic Activities: Fault, Fold and their types

4.7Igneous landforms

5. Geomorphic System and Scale

Suggested Readings:

  1. Arbogast, A.F, 2007, Discovering Physical Geography, 2nd ed. Eest Sussex: Wiley.

  2. Christopherson, R. W., 2005, Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 5thed. New Jersey: Pearson.

  3. Gabler, R.E., Pertersen, J.E., Trapasso, L.M. & Sack, D., 2009. Physical Geography, 9th ed. Belmont: Brooks/Cole.

  4. Holden, J., 2011. Physical Geography: The Basics. 1st ed. Oxon: Routledge.

  5. Huggett, R.J., 2006. Fundamentals of Geomorphology. 2nded. New York: Routledge.

  6. John Bridge, R.D., 2008. Earth Surface Processes, Landforms and Sediment Deposits, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  7. Paniza, M., 1996. Environmental Geomorphology, Netherlands: Elsevier.

 

GEO-1202: Economic Geography

Marks-100 Credit-3

 

1. Concept of Economic Geography

1.1Definition, scope, evolution and dynamic nature of Economic Geography.

1.2 Relationship with other disciplines and science.

1.3 Differences between economic geography and commercial geography

1.4Importance of economic geography.

2. Majoreconomic activities (primary, secondary and tertiary Activities)

2.1 Primary Economic Activities

2.1.1Primitive economic activity

2.1.2 Subsistence and commercial activities

2.1.3 Agriculture system

2.2 Manufacturing

2.3 Trade and international business

2.4 Service sector

2.5Transportation

3.Issuesand challenges of economic development

3.1Geography of globalization

3.2 Economic zone andforum

3.3Government and non-Government stakeholdersand their roles of economic development

4. Economic geography and human activity

4.1 The challenges of population growth, distribution and opportunities.

4.2 Resources: energy and environment

4.2.1 Food security and challenges

4.2.2Land security and degradation

4.2.3 Hazards and economic security in development countries.

 

Suggested Readings

    1. Grant, S.J., 2001. Introductory Economics, Edinburgh Gate: Harlow Essex.

    2. Hartshorn, A. T and Alexander, J. W., 2002. Economic Geography, U.S.A: Englewood cliffs, NJ

    3. Harun er Rashid, (1991) A Geography of Bangladesh, Dhaka: University Press

    4. The Geography ofeconomic development,regionalchange, global changes (2000), Timothy J. Fik

    5. Economic Development in the Third World (1989), Michael P.Todaro

 

GEO-1203: Introduction to Computer Application

Marks: 50 Credit- 2

 

The purpose of this course is to expose student to computer basics, computer hardware, computer software and related latest computer technology and computer application.

1. Introduction to computer and computer applications, computer generation, computer types on based on size and data storage systems

2. Computer Hardware: Input Devices, CPU, Output Devices and Peripherals

3. Computer Software

4. Operating Systems

5. Typing tutorial

6. Introduction to Internet

7. Computer Network

8. Computer Troubleshooting

9. Introduction to MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access and MS PowerPoint and hands on training on these application programme.

 

Suggested Readings:

1. Basic Computing: Computer Fundamentals: by create, Inc. (A Non-Profit Organization), Introduction to computer, by Subramanian, N. Peter Norton's

2. Introduction to Computer: by Norton, Peter I

3. Introduction to Computer: by Norton, Peter

4. Microsoft Office Microsoft Word http://welt)ppe.dia,cgm/ http://wiki.answers, com/

 

GEO-1204: Functional English

Marks: 50 Credit- 2

 

1. Vocabulary

1.1 Frequently confused words

1.2 Frequently misused words

1.3Phrases, synonyms, antonyms, idioms

1.4 General vocabulary

2. Remedial Grammar

2.1 Grammar

2.1.1Articles

2.1.2Parts of Speech.

2.1.3 Interjections

2.1.4 Tense

2.2Sentences

2.2.1 Types of sentences

2.2.2 Parts of sentences

2.2.3 Rules for structuring sentences

2.2.4 Phrases-Types of functions

2.2.5 Clauses-Types and functions

2.2.6 Direct and Indirect Speech

2.27Active & Passive Voice

2.3 Punctuation

2.3.1Periods, Question Marks, Exclamation marks, Semicolons, Colons, Commas, Apostrophes, Quotation Marks

3. Reading Comprehension (Paragraphs/stories for magazines, journals, books and newspapers)

3.1Identification of writer’s views/claims

3.2Identification of information

4. Writing Skills

4.1 Writing a paragraph (Guided composition)

4.2 Information transfer-converting information from charts, tables, maps and diagrams.

4.3 Précis writing

4.5 Expansion of Passages

4.6 Essay Writing

4.7 Paraphrasing

4.8 Letter Writing

 

 

Suggested Readings:

  1. Eastwood, J. 2005. Oxford Practice Grammar. UK: Oxford

  2. Wren, P.C. and Martin, H. 2007. High School English Grammar &Composition, New Delhi: S. Chand & Company Limited.

  3. Swan, M. 2005. A Practical English Usage, UK: Oxford University Press.

 

GEO-1205: Fundamentals of Mathematics

Marks-100 Credits-3

 

  1. Real and Complex number System:Field and order properties, natural numbers, integers and rational numbers, absolute value. Basic inequalities, field of complex numbers, De-Mover’s theorem and its application.

  2. Set Theory: Representation of set, finite and infinite set, Null set, Singleton set, Equivalent sets. Subset of set, Power set, Universal set, Basic set operations (union, intersection, differences). De Morgan’s laws, Distribution laws, Associative laws.

  3. Function: Function and Graphs, Linear functions, slope and application, linear equation, solving linear inequalities, algebra of function, composition of function.

  4. Measurement: Informal units and standard units, measuring length, area and perimeter, measuring volume and capacity, measuring weight and mass, measuring angles.

  5. Geometry: Different types of angles, Triangles and quadrilaterals, measurement of length, area, volume and capacity of different three or two dimensional polyhedrons, Theorem of polygons.

  6. Permutations and Combinations

  7. Differentiation: Tangent lines and rates of change, definition of derivative, rules of differentiation, successive differentiation, lebniz’s theory.

  8. Integration: Integrating of simple functionsexpressions, simple definite integration, Properties of definite integral Area under a curve.

Suggested Readings:

  1. Anton, H. Calculus 9th edition

  2. Kenneth H. Rosen, Discrete Mathematics and its Applications

  3. Mandal, A. C.&Goutam K.S. 2014Fundamentals of Mathematics, Nadi Publication, Dhaka.

 

GEOL-1206: Representation of Relief and Data

Marks-50 Credit-2

  1. Introduction to topographic relief and elevation; types and importance of relief

  2. Representation of Relief

    1. Relief representation:pictorial, mathematical and combination method

    2. Relief by contours : interpolation of contours, profile drawing

    3. Slope and gradients: conversion of slope, slope analysis and drawing of slope profile

    4. Determination of inter-visibility

  1. Representation of geographical data

    1. Study of diagrams or graphs: line graph, bar graph, climograph

    2. Population pyramid, proportional circle and square, divided circle and spherical diagram etc.

    3. Construction of distribution maps: choropleth map, isopleths map &dot map

 

Suggested Readings

  1. Shingh, R.L. 2002. Elements of Practical Geography, 3rded. New Delhi: Kalyanipublishers.

  2. Keats, J.S., 1989. Cartographic Design and Production, 2nd ed. London: PrenticeHall

  3. Monkhouse, F.J., Wilkinson, H. R., 1952. Maps and diagrams, London: Methuen.

  4. Robinson, A.H., Ed. All. 1995. Elements of Cartography, 6thed. New York: JohnWilly and Sons.

  5. Singh, Gopal, 2008. Map Work and Practical Geography. India:Vikas Publishing.

 

GEOL-1207: Surveying-1

Marks-50 Credit-2

  1. Introduction to survey instruments: Paso meter, pedometer, sextant, Indian clinometers, abney level, station pointer, santo level etc.

  2. Land survey: definition, principle and concept, importance of surveying, classification, triangulation and traversing , conventional signs use in surveying

  3. Chain and Tape survey: equipment, recoding of field data, open and closed traverse surveying, drawing procedures, advantages and disadvantages

  4. Plane table Surveying: equipment, drawing procedures, advantages and disadvantages.

Marks Distribution

Examination

25

Practical sheet

15

Class test & attendance

10

Total

50

Suggested Readings:

  1. Chandra, A., 2005. Surveying, New Delhi: New Age International Publisher.

  2. Ghilani, C.D. & Wolf, P.R., 2008. Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geometrics. 12thed. New Jersey: Parson.

  3. Johnson, A., 2004. Plane and Geodetic Surveying. London and New York: Spon Press.

  4. Kennedy, M., 2005. The Global Positioning System and GIS. 2nd ed. London: Taylor & Francis.

  5. Roy, S., 1999. Fundamentals of Surveying, New Delhi: Perntice-Hall.

 

 

GEOV-1208: Viva Voce

Marks-50 Credits-2

 

 

Curriculum Plan

2nd Year 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-2101

Geomorphic Processes and Landforms

100

3

GEO-2102

Fundamental of Geographic Information System

100

3

GEO-2103

Advanced Economic Geography

100

3

GEO-2104

Cultural Geography

100

3

GEO-2105

Fundamentals of Climatology

100

3

GEOL-2106

Map Interpretation

50

2

GEOL-2107

Surveying-2

50

2

GEOL-2108

Field Study in Geography and Environment (Fieldwork-2)

50

2

 

Total

650

21

 

GEO-2101: Geomorphic Processes and Landforms

Marks-100 Credits-3

  1. Concepts and approaches of geomorphic process and landform

  2. The Drainage Basin: development, morphometric and hydrology

  3. Fluvial Processes and landforms: the river channel; sediment in channel; channel pattern; floodplains; terraces; fans and pediments; delta.

  4. Coastal processes and landforms: coastal processes; coastal topography.

  5. Karst processes and landforms: resisting framework, driving forces and control; karst hydrology and drainage characteristics; surficial landforms.

  6. Wind processes and landforms: resisting environment and driving forces; entrainment and transportation.

  7. Climatic geomorphology and morpho-climatic regions; morphogenetic landforms

  8. Climate change and geomorphic response

  9. Geomorphology in application

  10. Quaternary landforms in Bangladesh

 

Suggested Readings:

  1. Leopold, Wolman and Miller

  2. Park, Chris., 2001, The Environment: Principles and Applications, New York, Routledge

  3. Leopold,L. B., M. Gordon Wolman and John P. Miller, 1995, Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology: Dover Earth Science

  4. Bryant, H. R., 1986,Physical Geography,2000, Rupa& Co.

  5. Singh,Savindra, 2000. s, Allahabad: PrayagPustakBhawan

  6. Chorly,R L, Schumm,S A and Sudgen D E. 1984. Geomorphology, London: Methuen

  7. myfvlgyLcva¨vq, 1998.f~wgiƒ‡ci D™¢e I weKvk ( cÖ_g I 2q LÛ), KjKvZv: ivR¨cl©`

GEO-2102: Fundamental of Geographic Information System (GIS)

Marks-100       Credit-3 

  1. Introduction to GIS: Definition, components, history and application

  2. Nature and sources of spatial data; spatial data structures and data base management

  3. GIS data input, editing, analysis, analytical modelling and output

  4. Types and sources of errors of GIS data

  5. Introduction to contemporary software

  6. Issues in GIS: handling spatial data; data quality; GIS project design and management etc.

  7. Applications of GIS in Bangladesh

 

Suggesting Readings

  1. Burrough, P A and McDonnell, R A 2000.Principles of Geographical Information Systems. New York: Oxford.

  2. Demers, M N 2002. Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems. New York: Wiley.

  3. Longley, P. A., M. F. Goodchild, D. J. Maguire, D. W. Rhind. 2005. Geographic Information Systems and Science. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken.

 

GEO-2103: Advanced Economic Geography

Marks-100 Credit-3 

  1. Economic System and the Changing Global map of economic activity

    1. Economic Systems and PCE mechanisms

    2. Decision making mechanisms and choice of economic activities

    3. Changing Global map of economic activity: Geographical factors

  1. Locational Analysis and related Theories

    1. Land as a unique commodity, Bid Rent Curves, the Real World and its Modifications

    2. The Von Thunen Theory: The Location of Agricultural Production

    3. Alfred Weber’s Least Transport Cost Location Approach

    4. Location Trade and Urban Hierarchies: Walter Christaller’s Central Place Theory

  2. Global, Regional and Local Economic Development, Prospects and Obstacles

    1. Global, Reginal and Local Development Agenda

    2. Technology, Hazards, and Human-Environment Relations

  3. Globalisation and Bangladesh Economic Development Perspectives

    1. Globalisation and its opportunities for Bangladesh

    2. Economic Development Issues of Bangladesh

  4. Dynamics of International Trade and Globalization

    1. Trade and Development: Trade Problems of Developing Countries

    2. Trade Policy Debate: Export Promotion vs. Import Substitute

    3. Regional economics, Integration and Trade blocks, e.g. EU, ASEAN, CACM, SAARC etc.

 

Suggested Readings

  1. Grant, S.J., 2001. Introductory Economics, Edinburgh Gate: Harlow Essex.

  2. Hartshorn, A. T and Alexander, J. W., 2002. Economic Geography, U.S.A: Englewood cliffs, N.j.

  3. Harun er Rashid, (1991) A Geography of Bangladesh, Dhaka: University

  4. Haggett, P.(1975): Geography: A Modern Synthesis, Harper& Row, New York

  5. Hanink, Dean. (1997). Principles and Applications of Economic Geography: Economy, Policyand Environment.

  6. The Geography of economic development, regional change, global changes (2000), Timothy J. Fik

  7. Economic Development in the Third World (1989), Michael P.Todaro

  8. Annual Development Report of Bangladesh

 

 

GEO-2104: Cultural Geography

Marks: 100 Credit –3

  1. Introduction to cultural geography

    1. Definition ,scope, themes

    2. Relationship with other social sciences

  2. Culture: nature and types

  3. Processes of cultural change

    1. Normal cultural changes and forced cultural changes

    2. Acculturation and assimilation

    3. Innovation and diffusion of culture

4. Evolution of mankind: Australopithecus to Homo sapiens.

5. Evolution of material culture

4.1 Stone Age(Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic)

4.2Age of metals

6. Major Extinct cultural hearths

6.1 Mesopotamian

6.2Nile valley

6.3Indus valley

6.4 Chinese

6.5New world (Maya, Aztech, Inca)

7. Geographic dimension of race, religion, language

8. Concept of cultural world and their classification and distribution.

9.Culture of Bangladesh:

9.1 Cultural composition and cultural changes in Bangladesh

9.2 Ethnic community of Bangladesh

9.3 Cultural heritage and conservation with example from Bangladesh.

 

Suggested Readings

 

1.Wagner, P.L.; Mikesell, M.W. 1962.Readings in cultural geography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2.Hoebel, E.A., 1972. Anthropology; The Study of Man, (4thed) New York: McGraw Hill.

3. De Blij , H.J. and A.B. Murphy 1999. Human Geography: Culture , Society and Space, (6thed)New York:John Wiley and Sons.

4. Spencer, J.E. and Thomas Jr. W.L. 1969. Cultural Geography: an evolutionary introduction to our humanized earth. New York: Wiley.

5. Jordan-Bychkov, Terry G.; Domosh, Mona; Rowntree, Lester (1994). The human mosaic: a thematic introduction to cultural geography. New York: HarperCollinsCollegePublishers. ISBN 978-0-06-500731-2.

6. Rasshid,K.B.S.1982, Cultural Geography (in Bengali), Dhaka: Bangla Academy

7.Bakee, Abdul, 2006., Cultural Geography (in Bengali), Dhaka: Globe Library.

 

GEO-2105: Fundamentals of Climatology

Marks: 100 Credits: 3

  1. Concept of Climatology

1.1 Definition, scope and branches

1.2 Comparison between climatology and meteorology

  1. The Atmosphere

    1. Origin of the atmosphere

    2. Structure of the atmosphere

2.3 Insulation, heat transferring process of atmosphere

  1. Temperature

    1. Heat balances, (annul and diurnal variation of temperature) heat budget

    2. Horizontal and vertical distribution of temperature

3.3 Inversion of temperature.

  1. Air Pressure

    1. Thermal and dynamic causes of pressure

    2. Pressure system of the globe

  2. Atmospheric motion and circulation

    1. Forces related to wind movement: pressure gradient force, coriolis force, frictional force, gravitational force, geostropic wind, gradient wind.

    2. Planetary Wind: trade wind, westerlies, polar wind.

    3. Periodical wind: sea breeze, land breeze, monsoon wind

    4. Irregular wind: cyclone, anti-cyclone

    5. Jet Stream

  3. Almospheric Humidity and Moisture

    1. Specific humidity and relative humidity

    2. Humidity-MoistureVariables; The Hydrologic Cycle

    3. Evaporation and Condensation

    4. Condensation Forms; Clouds, Fogs

    5. Precipitation: Formation and Types

  4. Air Mass and Fronts

    1. Concepts of Air Masses and Fronts

    2. Classification of Air Mass

    3. Fronts and Frontogenesis: Classification and Frontals Zones

    4. Frontal Wave Theory of Cyclogenisis

  5. Classification of Climate

    1. Koppen’s Climate Classification

    2. Thornthwaits Classification

 

 

Suggested Readings

  1. Barry, R.G. and R.J. Chorley, 1990. Atmosphere, Weather and Climate, Routledge:New York.

  2. Lal, D.S. 1996. Climatology, Allahbad: Chaitanya Publication House

  3. Ahmed, R, 1997. Abhaoa O JalbauyVignan (in Bengali) Dhaka: ShajanashuProkashani

  4. Ali A. 1999. Ghurnijhar (in Bengali), Dhaka: Bangla Academy

  5. Tarbuck. E.J and Lutgens. F.K. 1990. The Atmosphere, New York: Printice Hall

  6. Trewartha, G.T. 1981: An Introduction to Climate, McGraw-Hill, New York

 

GEO- 2106: Map Reading and Interpretation

Marks: 50 Credit- 2

1.1 Introduction to map reading: Concepts, scope and essentials of map interpretation

1.2. Classification of maps, sources and their uses

2. Interpretation of topographical maps

2.1Identification and analysis of physical and human features

2.2Topographic contour and cross section

2.3General understanding of land uses for selected sheets

3. Study of land use and land cover maps based on several maps sources including topographic, cadastral, administrative maps and Google images

3.1 Feature change detection techniques

3.2Application exercises: Settlement, and infrastructures

4. Study of hydrological and geological maps

5. Study of weather and meteorological maps

5.1 Measurement of weather elements

5.2 Study of selected weather sheets

5.3 Concept of weather forecasting

Suggested Readings

  1. Shingh, R.L. 2002. Elements of Practical Geography, 3rded. New Delhi: Kalyanipublishers.

  2. Keats, J.S., 1989. Cartographic Design and Production, 2nd ed. London: PrenticeHall

  3. Monkhouse, F.J., Wilkinson, H. R., 1952. Maps and diagrams, London: Methuen.

  4. Robinson, A.H., Ed. All. 1995. Elements of Cartography, 6thed. New York: JohnWilly and Sons.

  5. Singh, Gopal, 2008. Map Work and Practical Geography. India :Vikas Publishing.

 

GEOL-2107: Surveying 2

Marks: 50 Credit-2

 

  1. Prismatic compass surveying: equipment, surveying procedures,correction, plotting the field data, sources of errors, precautionary measures

  2. Levelling: definition, principles and concepts, equipment, objects of levelling, profile levelling, plotting of the profile

  3. GPS Survey: concepts and types, GPS data collection from field, plotting GPS data, Total station survey.

 

Marks Distribution

Examination

25

Practical sheet

15

Class test & attendance

10

Total

50

 

Suggested Readings:

  1. Chandra, A., 2005. Surveying, New Delhi: New Age International Publisher.

  2. Ghilani, C.D. & Wolf, P.R., 2008. Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geometrics. 12thed. New Jersey: Parson.

  3. Johnson, A., 2004. Plane and Geodetic Surveying. London and New York: Spon Press.

  4. Kennedy, M., 2005. The Global Positioning System and GIS. 2nd ed. London: Taylor & Francis.

  5. Roy, S., 1999. Fundamentals of Surveying, New Delhi: Perntice-Hall.

GEOL-2108: Research methods and Field Study in Geography and Environment (Fieldwork-2)

Marks: 50 Credit-2

 

1. Introduction to Geographical Research

1.1 Definition, objective and importance

1.2Types of research, reports, assignment

1.3 Elements of Geographic Research

1.4 Major methods in Geography

2. Stages of Geographical Research

2.1Selection of research problem

2.2Review of Literature

2.3Setting objectives, hypothesis and research question

2.4Selection of research methods and data collection

2.5Data processing and Analysis

2.6Result and discussion

3. Method and tools of Data Collection

3.1Observation

3.2Questionnaire

3.3 Case Study

3.4 Focus Group Discussion

3.5 GIS and Remote Sensing Technique

3.6 Content analysis

 

4. Thematic Field Expedition: Physical and Human perspective

5. Report Presentation, production and submission

 

Marks Distribution

Examination

20

Field Report

20

Class assessment and Field Record

10

Total

50

 

 

Suggested Readings

    1. Cargill, M. And O’Conor, P., 2009. Writing Scientific Research Articles: Strategy and Steps, Australia: Wiley-Balckwell Inc.

    2. Chapin, P.G., 2004. Research Projects and Research Proposals, UK: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

    3. Corbetta, P., 2003. Social Research: Theory, Methods and Techniques, London: Sage Publications.

    4. Hoggart, K.,Less,L.andDevies,A.,2002. Researching Human Geography, London: Arnold

    5. Pattron,M.Q., 2002. Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods, London : Sage Publication.

    6. Aminuzzamn, S.M.,2004. Essentials of Social Research, Dhaka: Osder Publication.

    7. Islam, N., 2012. Introduction to Research Methods, Dhaka: Mallick Brother

 

 

Curriculum Plan

 

2nd Year 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-2201

Soil Geography

100

3

GEO-2202

Environmental Geography

100

3

GEO-2203

Biogeography

100

3

GEO-2204

Statistics for Geographer

100

3

GEO-2205

Principles of Sociology

100

3

GEOL-2206

Map Projection

50

2

GEOL-2207

Environmental Analysis

50

2

GEOV-2208

Viva Voce

50

2

 

Total

650

21

 

GEO-2201: Soil Geography

Marks 100 Credit -3

 

1.Geography of Soil

1.1 Meaning and concepts

1.2 Methods and approaches

1.3Definition of Soil

1.4 Components of soil and soil fertility

2. Soil Genesis

2.1 Rock and Minerals

2.2 Weathering process

2.3 Soil forming factors

2.4 Soil forming process

2.5Soil Profile

3. Physical Properties of soils

3.1Soil colour, texture and structure

3.2Porosity of soil

3.3Soil air and soil water

3.4Soil Temperature

3.5 Impact of environment on soil properties

4. Chemical and organic Properties of Soils

4.1 Soil Reaction and Buffering

4.2Ion Exchange in Soil; Soil PH (Causes and significance)

4.3Soil organic matter and Humus

5. Soil Degradation and Erosion

5.1 Soil erosion and pollution

5.3 Soil Conservation

6. Soil Classification

6.1Classification of World soil

6.2 Soil classification -7th approximations

7. Soils of Bangladesh

7.1 Classification and characteristics

7.2 Environmental issues of soil degradation

 

Suggested Readings

  1. Baver, L.D. 1966. Soil Physics, New York: John Wiley and Sons.

  2. Brady, N.C. & Weil R. R. 1999. The Nature and Properties of Soils. Prentice Hall

  3. Brammer, H. 1996. The Geography of Soils of Bangladesh, Dhaka: University Press Ltd.

  4. Foth, H. D. 1990. Fundamentals of Soil Science. John Wiley & Sons

  5. Hussain, S. M. 1992. Soil Classification. Dhaka: DhanshishMudrayon.

  6. Miller, C.E.& Turk L.M. 2002. Fundamentals of Soil Science, Daya Publishing House.

 

GEO-2202: Environmental Geography

Marks- 100 Credit-3

 

1. Environmental Geography

1.1Meaning and definition,

1.2Scope of environmental geography

1.3Basic concepts of ecology, environmental geography and related sciences

2. Environment

2.1Meaning, structure, types and components of environment;

2.2 Geography and environment; environment and resources, environment and society.

3. Human-environment relationships

3.1 Major approaches, environment and human

3.2 Man’s interaction with the environment.

4. Ecosystem

4.1Meaning and concept, types and components of ecosystem;

4.2Functioning of ecosystem; energy flows in the ecosystems;

4.3Concepts, principles and types of biogeochemical cycles, ecological production;

4.4 Tropic levels, food chains and food webs; ecological pyramids.

4.5Biomes: meaning and types, major ecosystems of the world.

5. Human impact on natural environment

6. Degradation of environment

6.1 Meaning, types, causes, and process.

7. Environmental pollution

7.1Meaning, sources types, pollution of air, water, soil, noise,

7.2 World distribution of major polluted areas.

8. Global environmental issues.

9. Management of environment: approaches and issues.

 

Suggested Readings:

    1. Singh, S. 2008. Environmental Geography, Allahabad, India: PrayagPustakBhawan

    2. Saxena, H M. 2004. Environmental Geography, Jaipur, India: Rawat Publications

    3. Marsh,WM and Gossa, Jr. J. 2005. Environmental Geography. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

    4. Park, CC. 2001. The Environment: Principles and Practices. Psychological Press, USA.

    5. State of Bangladesh environment, UNEP Report 2002, Bangkok.

 

 

GEO-2203- Biogeography

Marks: 100 Credit-3

 

1. Biogeography: Definition, scope, development.

2. Biosphere

2.1 Definition, Nature and Subdivision,

2.2 Limit and Composition ofBiosphere.

3. Biogeographic Processes

3.1Climatic, edaphic, biotic

3.2 Habitat factors for the growth of vegetation.

4. Plant succession and climax community.

5. Biomes

6. The Global Distribution of Plants

5.1 Plant community

5.2 Animal’s adaptation

7. Zoogeography

6.1Animal dispersal and migration

6.2Zoogeographical realms

8. Biodiversity

7.1 Definition and types

7.2 Importance of Biodiversity

7.3 Causes of loss of Biodiversity

7.4Classification of Threatened Species diversity

7.5 Conservation of Biodiversity

7.8 Biodiversity of Bangladesh.

 

Suggested Readings:

1 Jaffries, Michael J. 1997, Biodiversity and Conservation, Routledge, London EC4P 4EE.

 

2 Newbigin, M.L.1936: Plant and Animal Geography, Great Briten& Co Ltd.

 

3 Mathur, H.S. 1988, Essentials of Biogeography, Pointer Publishers, Jaipur, India.

 

4 S. Singh. 1991, Environmental Geography, PrayagPustakBhawar, Allahabad, India.

 

5.Robinson, H. 1972, Biogeography, Macdonald and Evans, London and Plymonth.

 

 

GEO-2204: Statistics for Geographer

Marks: 100 Credits: 3

  1. Introduction to statistics in geography and environmental studies

  2. Spatial Statistics

    1. Central tendency in point patterns

    2. The weighted mean centre; the median centre

    3. Dispersion in point patterns

    4. Standard distance and measurement of shape

    5. Measurement of pattern: nearest-neighbour analysis; spatial relationship

  3. Concept of Probability

    1. Basic set theory

    2. Fundamentals of probabilities

    3. Laws of probabilities (in dependence, conditional probability, Bayes rules)

3. Samples and Sampling

3.1Use of sample

3.2Sampling methods: Random sampling, stratified, systematic sampling, cluster sampling , systematic sampling.

3.3Sample size and sampling error

4. Comparisons and Test

4.1 Hypothesis testing.

4.2Statistical tests: parametric and non-parametric test

4.3One tailed and two tailed test

4.4Significance level

4.5Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Mann-Whitney ÒUÓ Test, Students T Test, Chi square test, Kruskal-Wallis H Test; Analysis of variance (ANOVA or F Test)

5. Time series analysis: basic concepts

6. Computer application: Data input, data presentation and analysis using various software (SPSS, Excel).

 

Suggested Readings

1. Hammond, R. and Mc Cullagh , 1990. Quantitative Techniques in Geography: An Introduction, UK: Oxford.

2. Jhonston R.J 1990. Multivariate Statistical Analysis in Geography, USA: Longman.

3. Mahmud, A 1985. Statistical Method in Geographical Studies, India: Rajesh Publication.

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GEO-2205: Principles of Sociology

Marks-100 Credits-3

 

  1. Introduction to Sociology

    1. Definition and nature of sociology

    2. Subject Matter and Scope of Sociology

    3. The Development of Sociology

    4. Major Theoretical Perspectives

  2. Culture

    1. Development of Culture Around the World

    2. Elements of Culture

    3. Culture and the Dominant Ideology

    4. Cultural Variation

 

  1. Socialization

    1. The Role of Socialization

    2. The Self and Socialization

    3. Socialization and the Life Course

    4. Agents of Socialization

  2. Social Structure

    1. Elements of social structure

    2. Social Structure in Global Perspective

  3. Groups and Organizations

    1. Understanding Groups

    2. Understanding Organizations

  4. Social Institutions

    1. The Family and Intimate Relationships

    2. Religion

    3. Education

  5. Political and Economic Systems

    1. Government and Politics

    2. The Economy and Work

  6. Changing Society

    1. Communities and Urbanization

    2. Population and the Environment

 

Suggested Readings

    1. Richard T Schaefer, 2007. Sociology: A brief Introduction, Boston

    2. Anthony Giddens, Sociology (6th edition)

    3. Richard T. Schaefer, Sociology (10th edition)

    4. Ken Browne, An Introduction to Sociology

    5. Peter Worslcy, The new Introducing Sociology

    6. David A. Karp & William C. Yoels, Sociology in Everyday Life

    7. Abbot, Pamela & Claire Wallace: An Introduction to Sociology: Feminist Perspective

    8. Ken Morrison, Marx, Durkbeim, Weber: Formations of Modern Social Thought.

    9. J. Maconinis, Sociology.

    10. RAO; C.N. Sharkar (2007) Sociology; New Delhi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOL-2206: Map Projection

Marks-50 Credit-2

 

1. Map projection: Definition, Classification on different basis and uses

2. Construction of the following projections-Manual and Automated form:

(At least one from each group)

2.1 Cylindrical Equal Area Projection

2.2 Mercator’s Projection

2.3 Conical Projection with on standard Parallel

2.4 Conical Projection with two Standard Parallels;

2.5 Bonne’s projection

2.6 Zenithal Equal Area projections.

2.7 Gnomonic projection (Polar case)

2.8 Zenithal Equidistant Projection

2.9 Stereographic Projection (Polar case)

2.10 Orthomorphic Projection (Polar Case)

3. Conventional projections

4. Combination of map projections

5. Identification and choice of map projections and their uses with emphasis on Lambert Conformal Conic (LCC) and Universal Transverse Mercator’s (UTM)

6. Map projection using GIS

 

Marks Distribution

Exam

25

Practical Sheet

15

Class test&attendance

10

Total

50

 

Suggested Readings

  1. Shingh, R.L. 2002. Elements of Practical Geography, 3rded. New Delhi: Kalyani Publishers.

  2. Keats, J.S., 1989. Cartographic Design and Production, 2nd ed. London: PrenticeHall

  3. Monkhouse, F.J., Wilkinson, H. R., 1952. Maps and diagrams, London: Methuen.

  4. Robinson, A.H., Ed. All. 1995. Elements of Cartography, 6thed. New York: JohnWilly and Sons.

  5. Singh, Gopal, 2008. Map Work and Practical Geography. India :Vikas Publishing.

 

 

 

 

GEOL-2207: Environmental Analysis

Marks-50 Credit-2

1. Environmental Analysis:

1.1 Concepts and implications in Geography

2. Physical Analysis of Soil

2.1 Sample collection, preservation,

2.2 Measurement of colour,

2.3 Porosity, humidity, texture, bulk density,

2.4 Soil temperature, particle size analysis (pipette, hydrometer and sieve methods), particle shape analysis, loss-on-ignition.

3. Physical Analysis of Water

3.1Sample collection and preservation

3.2 Study of physical properties, colour, hardness, siltation, visibility density etc.

4. Chemical Analysis of Soil:

4.1Soil reaction and buffering

4.2 Ion exchange in Soil;

4.3 Determination of soil PH, organic matter, humus, plant nutrients

5. Chemical Analysis of Water:

5.1Determination DO, BOD, COD,

5.2 Alkalinity, salinity, chloride, heavy metals, pollutants, traces elements,

6. All types of pollution study for soil, air, noise and water using spectrophotometer and other advanced techniques.

7. Fossil Study: Macro fossil (Fauna, Flora, Charcoal etc) and Microfossil (Pollen, diatom, Foraminifer etc.)

Marks Distribution

Examination

25

Experiment and Lab Records

15

Class Test & Attendance

10

Total

100

Suggested Readings

  1. Imam and Didar, 2005. A Handbook on Analyses of Soil, Plant and Water. Bangladesh-Australia Centre for Environmental Research (BACER-DU)

  2. NyleC.Brady, Ray R. Weil, 2002. The Nature and Properties of Soils. Thirteenth edition, Pearson Education, Inc, Singapore.

  3. Anil Kumar De, Environmental Chemistry

  4. S. E Manahan, Environmental Chemistry

  5. Keith Bucher, Global Climate

  6. W. Buch, Atmospheric Pollution

 

GEOV-2208: Viva voce

Marks: 50 Credit-2

 

Curriculum Plan

3rd Year 1st Semester

Course code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-3101

Oceanography

100

3

GEO-3102

World Regional Geography

100

3

GEO-3103

Physical Geography of Bangladesh

100

3

GEO-3104

Population Geography

100

3

GEO-3105

Principles of Remote Sensing

100

3

GEOL-3106

Aerial Photo Interpretation and Photogrammetry

50

2

GEOL-3107

Advanced Field Methods and Techniques (Fieldwork-3)

50

2

 

Total

600

19

 

GEO-3101: Oceanography

Marks: 100Credits-3

1. Introduction to Oceanography

1.1 Definitionandscope

1.2Relation with other subjects

1.3 Distribution of ocean over the Globe.

2. Topography of Ocean Floor

2.1 Continental shelves,slopes, rise and ocean basin

2.2 Ocean floor, coral reef, relief of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean

3. Ocean Sediments

3.1 Source of sediments

3.2 Types, characteristic and Distribution

4. Ocean temperature

4.1 Temperature change and causes,

4.2 Vertical and horizontal distribution, Implication.

5. Salinity: Salinity change, cause, distribution and implication.

6. Ocean Currents

6.1 Causes and types

6.2 Ocean current in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean.

7. Waves and Tide

7.1Components and characteristics of waves

7.2 Classification of waves and causes of wave.

7.3 Tide generating forces

7.4Time of tide

7.5 Types of tide, tidal bores, and impact of tides.

8. The study of Bay of Bengal

8.1 Bottom topography

8.2 Tide and wave characteristics

8.3 Coastal and offshore resources (fish, minerals etc.)

8.5 Marine economy and tourism

8.6Maritime Boundary

8.7Geopolitical significance

Suggested Readings

  1. Doxbury and Doxbury, 2004. Introduction to World Ocean. New York: Wiley.

  2. Gross, M.G. 1987. Oceanography: A view of the Earth, New Jersy: Prentice Hall, USA.

  3. King, C.A.M. 1962. Oceanography for Geographers, London: Edwin Arnold Publishers Ltd.

  4. Sharma, R.C. and Vatal, M. 1980 Oceanography for Geographers, India: Chaitanya Publishing House, Allahabad

  5. Singh S. 2008. Oceanography. India: PrayagPustakBhawan, Allahabad.

 

GEO-3102: World Regional Geography

Marks -100 Credits -3

 

1. Introduction to Regional Geography

1.1Definition and Concept of Region, Region and Regional Approach in geography, and significance of Regionalization

1.2 Physical and Cultural Region

1.2.1 Physical Region: Physiography, Climate, Vegetation and Soil

1.2.2 Cultural Region: Population, Economy, Religion, Ethnic etc.

1.3 Key topic in the geographic interpretation of countries and regions.

2. Regions under UNO

2.1 Asia: Middle East

2.2 Europe

2.3 Africa

2.4 Latin America

2.5 Anglo –America

2.6 Oceania

2.7Russia and CIS

2.8 Micronesia and Polynesia

3. Economy and trade regions

4. Population & cultural regions

5. Geo-political or strategic regions

 

 

 

Suggested Readings

  1. Bradshaw, M.,White. G.W., Dymond. J.P. and Chacko. E. 2004. Contemporary World Regional Geography, Mc. GrawHill, NewYork

  2. Wheeler, J.H and Kostbade J.T 1990 World Regional Geography. Chicago Saunders publishing.

  3. Wheeler, J.H, Kostbade J.T and Thoman, R.H., 1969. Regional Geography of the world (3rd edition).Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inc. New York

 

GEO-3103: Physical Geography of Bangladesh

Marks: 100 Credit 3

 

1. Introduction to Bangladesh

1.1 Geographical location and Boundary.

1.2 Locational importance:Strength and Weakness.

2. The Natural Environment

2.1 Geological structure

2.2 Physiography and Relief.

2.3River system and wet lands

2.4 Climate and Soil

3. Natural Resources

3.1 Land and Water

3.2 Vegetation and Forest

3.3Minerals and Energy

4. Major Environmental Issues and Concern

4.1Natural Hazards: flood, river bank erosion, Water logging, Tornado, Cyclone and Tidal surge, storm surge, earthquakes, drought, , Heat wave, Cold Wave, Fog

4.2Soil Degradation, arsenic problems

4.3 Land, Water and Air pollution

4.4 Land use change, Deforestation

 

Suggested Readings

1. Brammer, H.1996 Geography of the soil of Bangladesh, UPL: Dhaka.

2. Chowdhury, S.I. 1990. ArthonoticBhogal (In Bangla), DU: Dhaka.

3. Harun-er-Rashid, 1995. Geography of Bangladesh, UPL: Dhaka.

4. Islam, M.A. 1995. Environment, land use and Natural Hazards in Bangladesh, Dhaka: University of Dhaka.

5. Johnson, B.L.C., 1975. Bangladesh, London: Haineman.

7. Khan, F., 1991 Geology of Bangladesh, UPL: Dhaka.

8. Sykap-2003 Bangladesh environment profile.

 

 

GEO-3104: Population Geography

Marks-100 Credit-3

 

1. Introduction to Population Geography

1.1Definition, scope and approaches

1.2 Development of Population Geography

1.3 Relationship with Demography.

2. Sources of Population Data

2.1 Population Census

2.2 Sample Survey

2.3 Registration system and other sources in Bangladesh

3. Population distribution, Growth and composition

3.1Population structures/composition:Age, sex, race

3.2Social: Marital status, Language, Religion

3.3 Population growth

3.4Population distribution (rural, urban and regional) and density

4. Theories of Population Growth

4.1Malthusian

4.2Theory of Demographic Transition

4.3Optimum concept of population

5. Components of Population Change

5.1 Fertility, Mortality and migration

5.2 Laws and theories of migration

6. Population policy of selectedcountries with special reference to Bangladesh

 

Suggested Readings

1. Clark. I.C.,1970. Population Geography, Pergamon Press: Oxford, New York

2. Zileky .W. A Prolue, Population in Geography

3. Bogue .D.J. Principles of Demography,

4. Ehrlich. P.R and A.H Ehrtich, Population Resources and Environment

6. Chanda, R.C. 2001, Geography of Population, Kalyani Publishers, India.

9. Ghosh, B. N.1987, Fundamental of Population Geography, SterlingsPublishresPvt. Ltd, NewDelhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEO-3105: Principles of Remote Sensing

Marks- 100 Credit -3

 

    1. Introduction of Remote sensing and Image processing: historical development; Fundamental Consideration, Electromagnetic Energy and interaction with surface, Sensors / platform system; Active and passive.

    2. Earth resource satellites operating in the optical Spectrum: Introduction, early history of imaging, Landsat satellite program, spot satellite program, Indian resource satellites, meteorological satellite, Ocean monitoring satellites, earth observing system ERS program; thermal Infrared Remote Sensing and Active and passive Microwave & LIDAR RS, Quick bird. Currently orbiting satellites.

  1. Remote sensing for terrain interpretation and resource: introduction to geologic and geomorphologic assessment.

  2. Remote sensing data for agriculture; Land use and Land cover, water resource, Forest resources assessment Remote Sensing for Urban Landscape

  3. Remote sensing for environmental applications and change detection

  4. Remote sensing application in Bangladesh: Case studies.

 

Suggesting Readings

1. Craeknell, A & Hays L Introduction to Remote sensing, Taylor& Francis, London.

2. Curran, Paul, J Principle so Remote sensing, ELBS (Longman)

3. Lillesand , T.M. and Kiefer R.W. Remote sensing and Image interpretation John Wiley & sons, Inc. 1994.

 

 

GEOL-3106: Aerial Photo Interpretation and photogrammetry

Marks- 50 Credit -2

  1. Introduction to aerial photo interpretation: Basic information and types, importance

  2. Geometry of aerial photograph

  3. Interpretation techniques and equipment

  4. Introduction to photogrammetry: photographic scale, area measurement, image parallax, orthophoto, stereo-plotting etc.

  5. Identification and Interpretation of 2D and 3D features from aerial photographs

  6. Integration of aerial photographs and other map sources and images

 

Suggested Readings

1.ESRI, 2006. Geoprocessing in ArcGIS. Redlands: ESRI.

2.Gorr, W. L. & Kurland, K. S., 2012. GIS Tutorial: Basic Workbook. Redlands: ESRI.

3. Ahmed, Raquib., Aerial photo interpretation and photogrammetry, 2010, Rajshahi

 

Marks Distribution

Examination

30

Practical Sheet/Project

10

Class test &Attendance

10

Total

50

 

GEOL-3107: Advanced Field Methods and Techniques (Fieldwork-3)

Marks-50 Credit-2

  1. Thematic Field Expedition: Physical and Human perspective

  2. Field research design, preparation and planning

  3. Tools and instruments for field works

  4. Techniques of field observation and measurement

  5. Acquisition of data and information

  6. Data processing and analysis

  7. Report writing

 

Suggested Readings

  1. Lounsbury, JF and Aldrich, FT. 1986. Introduction to Geographic Field Methods and Techniques, London: Bell & Howell Company

  2. Gomez, B. and Jones, JP, 2010. Research Methods in Geography: A Critical Introduction, Wiley-Blackwell

  3. Gerber, Rod, Chuan, Goh Kim (eds), 2010. Fieldwork in Geography: Reflections, Perspectives and Actions. Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publications

  4. Kapila, Sachin and Lyon, Fergus, 2013. Expedition Field Techniques- People Oriented Research , RGS. London

  5. Prasad, H., 1992. Research Methods and Techniques in Geography, New Delhi: Rawat Publication

 

Marks Distribution

Examination

20

Field Records and Report

20

Class test &Attendance

10

Total

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Plan

3rd Year 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-3201

Principles of Hydrology

100

3

GEO-3202

Urban Geography

100

3

GEO-3203

Transport Geography

100

3

GEO-3204

Human Geography of Bangladesh

100

3

GEO-3205

Advanced Climatology

100

3

GEOL-3206

Practical in GIS

50

2

GEOL-3207

Digital Image Processing

50

2

GEOV-3208

Viva Voce

50

2

 

Total

650

21

 

GEO-3201: Principles of Hydrology

Marks-100 Credit-3

1. Scope and field of Hydrology

1.1 Definition, concept and brief history

1.2 Subject matter of hydrology and its relationship other disciplines

1.3 Hydrology and weather, hydrology in engineering and social sciences

2. Hydrological Cycle

2.1Definition, concept and development

2.2 Components and usefulness

3. Precipitation

3.1 Definition,Measurement, interception;

3.2 Formation types of artificial rainfall; measurements; gauges-network.

3.3Radar measurement, satellite estimates.

3.4 Interpretation, estimating missing properties; double mass analysis.

3.5Average points over an area. Depth area duration analysis; variations-geographic (time and space)

3.6 Interception and evapotranspiration.

4. Surface runoff

4.1 The phenomena of runoff; surface detention;

4.2 Run-off mechanisms; runoff cycles,

4.3Stream flow-water stages and discharge measurement,

4.4 Interpretation of stream flow data.

5. Ground water hydrology

5.1Occurrence of subsurface water;

5.2 Vadose, phreats, zones; potential of ground water reservoir.

7. Geomorphology and hydrology

7.1 Drainage basin; Hill slope process;

7.2River channels; sediment production

7.3 Sedimenttransportation with particular reference to Bangladesh.

8. Hydrology in built environment

 

 

Suggested Readings

  1. Knighton, D.; Fluvial Forms and Processes, Oxford University Press, New York, 1998.

  2. Leopold, L.B., M.G. Wolman, and J.P. Miller; Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1964.

  3. Strahler, A.H. and Strahler ; Modern Physical Geography, John Wiley and Sons (Asia) Pvt. Ltd. 1992.

  4. SavindraSingh ; Geomorphology, PrayagPustakBhavan, Allahabad, 2002.

  5. Thornbury, W.D.; Principles of Geomorphology, Mathuen, London. 1960.

  6. Chorley, R.J., et.al.; Geomorphology, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1984.

 

GEO-3202: Urban Geography

Marks-100 Credit-3

 

1. Introduction to Urban Geography

1.1Definition, and scope,

1.2 Development andrelationship with other discipline

1.3 Changing focus of urban geography

2. Growth of Towns and Cities: hierarchy of urban centre

3. The determinants and process of urbanization

4. Urban functions and town classification: Role of secondary towns in development

5. Urban Transportation: Intra and intra urban transport system, rural-urban linkage

6. The components of urban structure/ land use

6.1 The central business district: evolution and delimitation

6.2 The manufacturing areas.

6.3 The residential areas.

6.4The rural-urban fringe

7. Urban development model and theories

7.1 Urban ecological model

7.2 Central place theories

7.3 Megacity plans

8. Internal structure of the city

8.1 Inner and outer

8.2Urban periphery and suburbia

8.3 Urban Sprawl, Urban renewal, urban regeneration

9. Economic base of cities

9.1 Basic and non-basic concept

9.2 Formal and informal sector.

10. Urban environment and disaster

10.1 Types of environmental degradation (Physical and Social)

10.2 Urban disaster

11. Urbanization and its problem in developing countries with special reference to Bangladesh

12. Urban governance

12.1 Urban developers

12.2 Urban institutions and development authorities

13. Major concern in urban environment

13.1 Megacity problem, unplanned urbanization, massive migration, slumization, decentralization, urban disaster.

 

Suggested Readings

1. Berry .B.J.L and Harton, F.E. 1990. GeographicPerspectives on Urban System, New Jersey: Prontice-Hall

2. Carter, H.1995. The Study of Urban Geography, London: Edward Arnold.

3. Islam, Nazrul,2001. Urbanization, Urban Development, Urban Governance and Planning. Dhaka: CUS.

4. Johnson , J.W. 1967.Urban Geography.Oxford: Pergamon

5. Murphy , R.E. 1974. The American city: An Urban Geography, New York: Mc Graw-Hill .

6. Yeates, M.H and Garner, B.J 1971. North American city, New York, Harpar and

Row.

7. Elahi, K.M. and Rumi.S.R.A(Edited),2005. Nagar Bhogul: shamprotikdhara(in Bengali) Dhaka: Delta Books.

 

GEO-3203: Transport Geography

Marks-100 Credit-3

 

  1. Introduction to Transport Geography: definition, scope, subject matter, importance.

  2. Transportation and Geography

    1. Graph theory

    2. Network

  1. Mode of transport

  2. Transportation and spatial structure

    1. Connectivity and accessibility

    2. Network analysis

  1. Transportation and economy

  2. International trade and freight distribution

  3. Spatial Interaction models

  4. Urban form and transportation

    1. Urban Transportation analysis-1 (transportation/land use modelling)

    2. Urban Transportation analysis II (behaviour models)

  5. Logistics and allocation models

  6. Regional transport issues

10.1Transit and Trans- Asian Rail

10.2Road network

  1. Urban transport, MTR express

  2. Major transport issues in Bangladesh

  3. Transportation planning and policy

 

Suggested Readings

1. Saxena, H M. 2005. Transport Geography. India:

2. Robinson, H and Bamford, C G .1978. Geography of Transport,

3. White, H P and Senior, M L. 1983. Transport Geography. London:

4. Taaffe, E. J., Gauthier, H.L., and O’Kelly, M.E., 1996, Geography of Transportation (2nd edition), London, Prentice Hall

5. Rodrigue, Jean-Paul, Comtois, Claude, and Slack, Brian, 2008, The Geography of Transport Systems, London, New York :Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

6. H.P White, M.L Senior, 1991. Transport Geography. Longman Group, UK Ltd.

7. B. Michael, 1996, Transport and Trade. Oliver and Boyd, Longman Group, UK Ltd.

 

GEO-3204: Human Geography of Bangladesh

Marks-100 Credit -3

 

1. Introduction to Bangladesh

1.1 Legacy of British Rule.

1.2 Inequality in socio-economic development during Pakistan period.

1.3 Political background and the emergence of Bangladesh as a nation.

1.4 Liberation war and independence

2. Cultural Background and Environment

2.1 Society and Culture

2.2 Administrative setup: Central and Local Government

3. Geographic study of Population

3.1 Population Composition: Size, Growth, Age and Sex structure

3.2 Population distribution and density

3.3 Population Dynamics: Fertility, Mortality and Migration.

4. Geographic study of major economic activities

4.1 Primary activities- agriculture fisheries and livestock.

4.2 Secondary activities-Industries

4.3 Tertiary activities- Trade and commerce, transport and communications, ICT

5. Pattern of human settlement

5.1 Rural settlement: Pattern, Types, Market, trans

5.2 Urban settlements: urbanization, urban development, urban centres

6. Selected issues and challenges of development

6.1 Regional inequality and regional development.

6.2 Use and misuse of land and water resources and their development.

6.3 Human Resource development.

6.5population pressure and its impacts,

6.6 Gender disparity and inequality,

6.7 Social organization: NGO

6.8 Poverty alleviation

6.9 Globalization and its impact

 

Suggested Readings:

1. ADB (1990) Bangladesh Environmental & National Resources Management:ASectoral Review, Manila.

2. Ahmad, Q.K., Ahmad, N, and Rasheed, K.B.S. (eds) (1994) Resources, Environment and Development

in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Academic Publishers.

3. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Banglapedia, Dhaka

4. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Bangladesh Population Census Reports.

5. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Bangladesh Census of Agriculture and Livestock.

6. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Statistical Yearbook of Bangladesh, Published annually by (BBS).

7. Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (1994), Wetlands of Bangladesh, Dhaka.

8. Brammer, Hugh 2012), The Physical Geography of Bangladesh, UPL, Dhaka

9. Brammer, Hugh, Land use and Land Use Planning in Bangladesh, UPL, Dhaka

10. Brammer, Hugh, Agricultural Development Possibilities in Bangladesh, UPL, Dhaka

11. GOB, Five Year Plans, by Planning Commission.

12. Haroun-er-Rashid: 1995: Geography of Bangladesh, UOL, Dhaka.

13. Islam M.A. 1995: Environment; Land use and Natural Hazards in Bangladesh, University of Dhaka.

14. Islam, NazrulDhaka from City to Mega City: Perspectives on People, Places, Planning andDevelopment Issues, USP, Department of Geography, DU.

15. Islam, Nazrul and Ahsan, Rosie Majid eds. Urban Bangladesh : Geographical Studies, USP, Department of Geography, Dhaka University.

16.Nishat, A.Water Resources, Flood Control, National Conservation Strategy Report, IUCN/GOB, Dhaka.

17. Rahman A. Atiq et al. Environment and Development in Bangladesh Vol.1-2, UPL Dhaka.

18. Rasheed, KB Sajjadur (2008), Bangladesh: Resource and Environmental Profile, AH Development Publishing House, Dhaka.

19. Rasheed, KB Sajjadur (2008), Water Resources Management with Examples from Bangladesh, AH Development Publishing House, Dhaka.

20. University Press Limited, Report of the Task Forces on Bangladesh Development Strategies for the 1990’s Vol. 1-4, UPL, Dhaka.

 

GEO 3205: Advanced Climatology

Marks: 100 Credit 3

 

1. Application of Climate Science

    1. Human Adjustment with Climate

    2. Macro and Micro Climate

    3. Human Roles in Changing Climate Variables

2. Weather Forecasting and Analysis

2.1Weather Forecasting - Both Art and Science, Impact of Weather Forecasting Methods, Types of Forecasts, Assessing Forecasts

2.2Weather Maps and Images

3. Air Pollution and Heat Islands

3.1Atmospheric Pollutants: Particulates, Carbon Oxides, Sulfur Compounds,Nitrogen Oxides, Volatile Organic Compounds (Hydrocarbons), Photochemical Smog

3.2Atmospheric Controls on Air Pollution: Effects of Winds on Horizontal Transport, Effect on Atmospheric Stability

3.3Urban Heat Islands: Radiation Effects, Changes in Heat Storage, Sensible and Latent Heat Transfer, Urban Smog

4. Climate Changes: Past and Future

4.1Defining Climate Change

4.2Factors Involved in Climate Change: Variations in Solar Output, Changes in Earth’s Orbit, Changes in Land Configuration and Surface Characteristics, Changes in Atmospheric Turbidity, Changes in Atmospheric Turbidity, Changesin Radiation-Absorbing Gases, Feedback Mechanisms, Human Influence of Climate Change

4.3Climate Change and its Impact on Bangladesh

5. Ocean Atmosphere Relationship: Walker Circulation, El-Nino, La-Nino

 

Suggested Reading

  1. Aguado, E. and Burt, James E, 2010. Understanding Weather and Climate, Prentice Hall, New York.

  2. Sajjadur K.B Rashid. 2008. Bangladesh Environmental Profile, A H Development Publishing House; 1st edition, Dhaka.

  3. Ahrens, C. Donald. 2001. Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere, Brooks/Cole, US.

  4. Wallace, John M. and Hobbs, Peter V. 2006. Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey, ELSEVIER, Amsterdam.

  5. Reynolds, R.. 2004. Guide to Weather, Bounty Books, London.

  6. Barry, R.G. and R.J. Chorley, 1976. Atmosphere, Weather and Climate, Methuen, London

  7. Lal, D.S. 1996. Climatology, Allahbad: Chaitanya Publication House

  8. Park, C. 2008. The Environment (2nd Edition), USA: Taylor & Francis Inc.

  9. Reynolds, R., Guide to Weather, Bounty Books, London, 2004.

  10. Barry, R.G. and R.J. Chorley, 1976. Atmosphere, Weather and Climate, Methuen, London

  11. Lal, D.S. 1996. Climatology, Allahbad: Chaitanya Publication House

  12. Park, C., 2008. The Environment (2nd Edition), USA: Taylor & Francis Inc.

 

GEOL-3206: Practical in GIS

Marks-50 Credit-2

 

  1. Introduction to hardware and software of GIS

  2. Basic components of GIS software: views, themes, data table, layout.

  3. Data entry techniques in GIS: scanning, geo-referencing, digitizing

  4. Projection and GRID reference in GIS

  5. Digital mapping elements: scale, legend etc.

Suggested Readings

  1. Anon., 2000. Erdas Imagine Tour Guides. (8th edition). Atlanta: Leica Geosystems.

  2. ESRI, 2006. ArcGIS9. Redlands: ESRI.

  3. ESRI, 2006, Arc Map 9, Redlands: ESRI

 

Mark Distribution

Examination

25

Practical Sheet/Project

15

Class test and Attendance

10

Total

50

GEOL-3207: Digital Image Processing

Marks -50 Credit -2

  1. Introduction to digital image: acquisition and properties

  2. Image interpretation software: ERDAS Imagine, ILLWIS etc.

  3. Image processing: image correction and Image enhancement

  4. Image transformation: estimation of NDVI, NDWI etc.

  5. Image classification: supervised, unsupervised and other classifications

Suggested Readings

  1. Anon., 2000. Erdas Imagine Tour Guides. 8th ed. Atlanta: Leica Geosystems

  2. Richards John A. and Xiuping Jia., 2005, Remote Sensing Digital Image Analysis , 4th ed.Springer

Marks Distribution

Lab work/Examination

25

Project/ experiment

15

Class test &attendance

10

Total

50

 

GEOV-3208: Viva-voce

Marks– 50 Credit-2

 

Curriculum Plan

 

4th Year 1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-4101

Development of Geographical Knowledge and Concept

100

3

GEO-4102

Geography of Rural Environment and Development

100

3

GEO-4103

Political Geography

100

3

GEO-4104

Geography of Urban Development in Bangladesh

100

3

GEO-4105

Geography of Bangladesh and its Neighbouring Regions

100

3

GEO-4106

Geography of Hazards and Disasters

100

3

GEOL-4107

Research Methods in Geography

50

2

GEOL-4108

Land Use and Environmental Survey (Fieldwork-4)

100

3

 

Total

750

23

 

GEO-4104: Development of Geographical Knowledge and Concept

Marks-100 Credit -3

1. Development of Geographical Knowledge and Concept

1.1 Ancient period

1.2 Greek and Roman classical period

1.3Dark-ageof Europe and Muslim periods

1.4 Age of explorationand its impact

1.5 Contemporary Geography

2. Evolution of modern and post-modern geography

2.1The German school of Geography

2.2The France school of Geography

2.3The Geography in the Great Britain

2.4The Geography in the Soviet Union

2.5Geography in the USA

2.6 Geography in the 21th century after World War-II

2.6.1Concept and Philosophies

2.6.2Quantitative revolution in Geography

2.6.3 Spatial organization view

3. Development of Geography in south Asia with special reference to Bangladesh

 

Suggested Readings:

  1. Adhikari, Shudipta. 1991. Geographical Thought, Allahabad: Prayag Publications

  2. Anderson,J., 1973. Theory of Geography, London: Methuen

  3. Berry, Brain J.L. 1973. A Paradigm for Modern Geography, London: Methuen

  4. Chorley, R.J and P. Haggett(eds.) 1967. Models in Geography. London:Methuon& Co. Ltd.

  5. Haggett, P., 1972. Geography: A Modern Synthesis. New York : Harpor and Row

  6. Harvey, David.1969. Explanation in Geography. London: John Willey and Sons

  7. Hussain, Majid, 1984. Evolution of Geographical Thought, Joypur: Rawat Publication

 

GEO-4102: Geography of Rural Environment andDevelopment

Marks –100 Credit- 3

  1. Introduction to Rural development

    1. Definition, scope and approaches

    2. Methods of exploration in rural geography

2. Origin, Evolution and characteristics of rural settlement

2.1 Temporary

2.2 Semi-Permanent

2.3 Permanent settlements.

3. Location and classification

3.1 Site and situation

3.2 Factors of dispersion and agglomeration

3.3 Classification of settlement

4. Morphology and Functions

4.1 Structure and forms rural settlement

4.2 Forces shaping rural settlements

4.3 Morphology of settlements

4.4 Units and functions of rural settlements.

5. Rural House Types

5.1 Influencing factors: Physical and cultural

5.2 Classification basis and distribution

5.3 House types of some selected areas including Bangladesh

5.4 Taboos and Beliefs regarding House.

6. Characteristics of rural economy

6.1 Types and characteristics

6.2 Hierarchy and the system of rural markets

6.3 Growth and patterns of rural market centres

6.4 Rural marketing system

6.5 Rural transport and growth centres

7. Theoretical Explanation

7.1 Christaller: theory of Hierarchy

7.2 Bylund: Theory of Expansion

7.3 Hudson: Theory of Evolution

8. Rehabilitation and Resettlement of Bangladesh

8.1 Rural development initiatives taken by: BARD, BRDB, RDA, CIRDAP, NGOs.

 

 

Suggested Readings

  1. Abdul Baqee, 2005 Rural Settlement (in Bengali), Dhaka, SujeneshuProkashori

  2. Clark, I.J. 1965: Population Geography, Pergamon Press. California

  3. Daniel, P. 1989: The Geography of Settlement, Loiver and Boyd

  4. Gordon, G. and Dick, W., 1998: Settlement geography, State Mutual Book & Periodical Service, Limited

  5. Houston, J.M., 1963: A social Geography of Europe, Gerald Duckworth, London.

  6. Zelinsky, Wilber, 1996: A Prolougue to population geography, Prentice Halls

 

 

GEO-4103: Political Geography

Marks: 100 Credit -3

 

1. Nature, Scope and Objective of Political Geography; Political Geography and Geopolitics and Approaches in Political Geography and Geo-Political Thoughts and Concepts

 

2. State concept and Evaluation

2.1. State as a unit: political unit

2.2. Nation

2.3. Nation-state

2.4. Multi-national States

2.5. Buffer-State

2.6. Neutralised States and Territories

3. The States:

3.1. Location, Area and State

3.2. Boundaries, Frontiers and Territorial Waters

3.3. Population

3.4. Resource and Power

3.5. Core Areas and Capitals

3.6. Internal Organisations and Relationship

3.7. External Relationships

 

4. World Political Patterns:

4.1. Colonialism, Colonies and Decolonisation

4.2. The Capitalist and the Socialist Realm

4.3. The Developed and the Developing World

4.4. The Big Powers-Sphere of Influence and the Balance of Power

4.5. Geopolitical Theories and the Foreign Policies of Big Power

4.6. World Organizations and International Relationship

4.7. Areas of Contemporary Interests and International Conflicts

4.8. Electoral Geography

 

5. Geopolitical Situation of Bangladesh

5.1. SAARC-Bangladesh and ASEAN The Bridge Concept

5.2. Transit, Transshipment and Asian High-way Controversy

5.3. Delimitation of the Maritime Boundaries and South Talpathi Problem

5.4. Chittagong Hill Tracts and Ethnicity

5.5. Problem Mv Relation Sharing of Transboundary Water Resources

 

Suggested Readings

 

1. Pounds, Norman J.G. 1972. Political Geography, USA: McGraw Hill

2. Dikhishit, A.D, 1982. Political geography. New Delhi :Tata-McGraw-Hill publishing

Limited.

3. Adhikari, Sundeepta, 2002. Political geography, New Delhi: Rawat publication,.

4. Rouf Dr. Kazi Abdur, 2006. Political geography, Dhaka: B.S printing press,.(in Bangla)

5. Taha , M.A, 1988, Political geography ( in Bangla), Rajshahi :Rajshahi University .

6. Haq. Lutful 2000. Goshthi Dondo O Manob Bhabitobbo Bhougolic Prekkhapote Bishwo

Rajnitte. Dhaka:Naclia prokashoni.

 

 

 

GEO-4104: Geography of Urban Development in Bangladesh

Marks-100 Credit-3

 

  1. Urban studies in Bangladesh

    1. Development of Urban studies

    2. Importance of Urban studies

    3. Present status of Urban studies in Bangladesh

  2. Urbanisation in Bangladesh

2.1 Components of Urban Growth

2.2 Regional Pattern of Urbanization

2.3 National Pattern of Urbanization

2.4 Consequences of Urbanization

3. Urban Centres in Bangladesh

3.1 Distribution and Hierarchy.

3.2 Growth and Change in Rank-Order.

4. Urban Population

4.1 Inter and intra-urban population density

4.2 Inter and intra-urban population distribution

5. Urban Land use

5.1 Determinants

5.2 Types and Problems.

6. Urban Governance in Bangladesh: Issues and Challenges

7. Rural-Urban Migration

7.1 Causes and consequences

7.2 Challenges of rural-urban migration in Bangladesh

8. Primate City in Bangladesh: Dhaka

8.1 The Historical setting

8.2 A Centre of Administration

8.3 Growth: Economic,Demographic and Physical

8.4 Social Formation

 

Suggested Readings

  1. Afsar, R 2000. Rural, Urban Migration in Bangladesh, Causes, Consequences and Challenges. Dhaka: The University Press Limited, Bangladesh.

  2. Ahmed, S.U. 1986. DACCA, A Study in Urban History and Development, United Kingdom: Curzan Press London,

  3. Ahsan, R.M. 1996. Dhaka Folk Work and Place, Dhaka: Urban Studies Programme, Department of Geography, University of Dhaka.

  4. Chaudhury, R.H. 1980. Urbanization in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Center for Urban Studies (CUS), Department of Geography, University of Dhaka.

  5. Islam, N 1998. Human Settlements and Urban Development in Bangladesh, Dhaka: The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  6. Islam, N., 1996. Dhaka from City to Megacity, Dhaka: Urban Studies Programme, Department of Geography University of Dhaka.

  7. Islam, N., 2005. Dhaka Now, Contemporary Urban Development Dhaka: Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS).

  8. Jahan, S. and Moniruzzaman, K.M. 2007. Urbanization in Bangladesh Patterns, Issues and Approaches to Planning. Dhaka: The Bangladesh Institute of Planners, (BIP)

  9. Siddiqui, K. and et. al, 1990. Social Formation in Dhaka City. A study in Third world Urban Sociology, Dhaka: The University Press Limited.

 

 

GEO-4105: Geography of Bangladesh and its Neighbouring Regions

Marks: 100 Credit- 3

 

1. South Asia and Neighbouring Regions (Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, China)

1.1Geographical Settings of the Regions

1.2Basic demographic and socio-economic characteristics

1.3 Geographical Significance of South Asia for Regional Context

2. Physical Environment of South Asia and Surrounding Region

2.1Physiography

2.2River systems and drainage

2.3Climate

2.4Natural Vegetation

2.5 Soil

2.6 Mineral and Energy Resource

3. Culture and Environment of the South Asia and Surrounding Region

3.1Agriculture: Agriculture system, Major crop productions, Geographical

Distribution

3.2Industry: Large scale industry, Small Scale Industry, Distribution of Large Scale Industries, Industrial policies

3.3Transportation and Communication

3.4Trade and commerce: Internal and External Trade.

4. Major Problems and co-operation of South Asia and Neighbouring Region

4.1 Water Sharing

4.2Energy Resource

4.3 Migration and Refugee Management

4.4 Security of Maritime Boundaries

4.5 Common Disaster Management

 

Suggested Reading

1. Harm J. De Blij, Peter O. Mullar, JanNijman. 2014. Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts, 16th Edition, Wiley Instructor Companion, London

2. Abbasi, Bushra Afzal. 1991. Geography of south Asia, Lahore: Sang-Meel Publication

3. Dutt, Ashok K and Margaret M. Geils. 1987. Atlas of South Asia, London :Westview Press.

4. Spate, O.H.K & A.T.A Lermonth. 1967. India and Pakistan, London: Methuen and Co.

5. Spate,O.H.K& et. Al.1967. India, Pakistan and Ceylon, the Regions, London :Methuen and Company

 

GEO-4106: Geography of Hazards and Disasters

Marks-100 Credit -3

  1. Definitions and concepts of natural hazard and disaster.

  2. Terms and concepts used in hazard and disaster studies/management

  3. Typology or classification of hazards and disasters:

3.1 Natural: extra- terrestrial, geological/seismic, meteorological, atmospheric or climatic, hydro meteorological, biological, etc.

3.2 Human induced (anthropogenic): war, fire, industrial pollution, HYV, accidents, industrial, technological, etc.

3.3 Mixed (natural and human induced together): bird-flu, water logging, landslide, etc.

  1. Genesis, nature, spatial distribution and consequences of major hazards.

  2. Interactions between hazard, disaster, risk and vulnerability.

  3. Natural hazards in Bangladesh: type, nature, geographical extent, intensity and impacts.

  4. Disaster management: conceptual framework, objectives and scope.

  5. Disaster management system in Bangladesh.

 

Suggesting Readings

  1. Abbott, PL, 2013 Natural Disasters, London: McGrawhill.

  2. Alexander, D. 1993. Natural Disasters, London: UCL Press limited.

  3. Bangladesh Open University 2004, ELEC 3619 Disaster Management, the Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver.

  4. Coppola, DP, 2011. Introduction to International Disaster Management (2nd edition), Burlington: Elsevier.

  5. Islam, MA.1995. Environment, Land use and Natural Hazards in Bangladesh, Dhaka: Dhaka University.

  6. Elahi KM, John RR and Rogge JR.1990. Riverbank erosion, flood and population displacement in Bangladesh: A report on the riverbank erosion impact study, Dhaka: Riverbank Erosion Impact Study (REIS), Jahangirnagar University (JU).

  7. Nizamuddin, K. (ed.), (2000), Disaster in Bangladesh: Selected Readings, Disaster Research Training and Management Centre, University of Dhaka.

 

GEOL-4107: Research Methods in Geography

Marks-50 Credit-2

 

1. Development of Research proposal: definition, key elements

2. Research methods and techniques

2.1Research methods: deductive and inductive methods

2.2 Quantitative and qualitative methods

3. Sampling techniques

3.1Types and techniques

3.2 Determining the sample size

4. Analysis and interpretation of data

4.1Key analytical tools: spatial analysis, SWOT,SPSS

4.2Data processing

4.3Analysis

4.4Interpretation

5. Designing and writing the report

6. Referencing system and plagiarism

 

Suggested Readings

1. Adams, G.R and Schuanevel. dl .J.D. 1985. Understanding Research Methods, New York, Longman

2. Baily. K.D. 1987: Methods of Social Research, New York: Collier Mcllillan

3. Ghose, B.N., 1985. Scientific Method and Social Research, New Delhi: Sterling Publishers.

4. Elahi, K.M. 2006. GobeshonaPadhoti, Dhaka: Novel Publishing House

5. Islam, N., 2012 Introduction to Research Methods, Dhaka: Mallick Brothers

6. Islam, Aminul. M.2001. Environment Landuse and Natural Hazards in Bangladesh, Dhaka: University of Dhaka

 

Marks Distribution

Examination

30

Project or class test

10

Class Test &Attendance

10

Total

100

 

GEOL-4108: Land Use and Environmental Survey (Field Work-4)

Marks: 100 Credit -3

 

A. Land Use Survey (Marks: 20+20+10=50)

1. Land use survey:

1.1 Definition, historical background and objective&types

1.2 Methods of land use survey

1.3 Some examples of successfulmajor land use projects: land utilisation survey of

Great Britain, TVA of USA, example from Bangladesh.

1.4 Concept of land use capability& suitability survey and land cover survey

2. Data collection from the field

2.1 Land use data collection through fractional code method

2.2 Socio-economic data collection

3. Preparation of various physical and land use map,

4. Analysis of data and report preparation

 

B. Environmental Survey: (Marks: 20+20+10=50)

1. Surveying and mapping geomorphologic features:

2. Surveying hydrological features:

3. Soil and sedimentary environment study on the basis of field survey:

4. Natural vegetation survey

 

Mark Distribution

Examination

40 (20+20)

Field Report

40 (20+20)

Attendance and Field Records

20(10+10)

Total

100

 

Suggested Readings

    1. Walford, R. (ed) (1997), Land-Use UK: A Survey for the 21st Century. Sheffield: Geographical Association.

    2. Stamp, L.D. (1948), The Land of Britain: Its Use and Misuse. London: Longmans, Green and Co.

    3. Coleman, A. (1961). "The second land-use survey: Progress and prospect". Geographical Journal127: 168–186.

    4. Fuller, R.M.; Sheail, J.; Barr, C.J. (1994). "The Land of Britain, 1930-1990: A Comparative Study of Field Mapping and Remote Sensing Techniques". Geographical Journal160 (2): 173–184.

    5. Lynn, I. et.al., 2009. Land Use Capability Survey ( 3rd edition). Hamilton: AgResearch Ltd.

    6. Manakos, Ioannis andBraun, Matthias (Eds.) 2014. Land Use and Land Cover Mapping in Europe: Practices and Trends, Springer Publications

    7. Fieldwork techniques, Manual of Royal Geographical Society, London, http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/Fieldwork+and+local+learning/Fieldwork+techniques/Fieldwork+techniques.htm

 

Curriculum Plan

 

4th Year 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits

GEO-4201

Environmental Management

100

3

GEO-4202

Natural Resource Management

100

3

GEO-4203

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management

100

3

GEO-4204

Agricultural Geography

100

3

GEO-4205

Fluvial Morphology

100

3

GEOL-4206

Geospatial Analysis

50

2

GEOL-4207

Dissertation

100

3

GEOV-4208

Viva Voce

50

2

 

Total

700

22

 

GEO-4201: Environmental Management

Marks-100 Credit-3

 

1. Environmental Management: Theory, Principles and Key Concepts

1.1 Key terms and concepts

1.2 Approaches to Environmental management

2. Principles of Sustainable Development

2.1 Defining Sustainable Development

2.2 Dimensions and indicators of Sustainable Development

3. Human Population Growth and Environmental Management

3.1 The demographic transition and the environment

3.2 Threats to land resources

3.3 Pressure on resources

4. Environmental hazard and disasters

4.1 Defining hazard, disaster, risk, vulnerability

4.2 Major natural and man- made hazards or disasters

4.3 Methods for an integrated risk assessment

4.5 Disaster Management in Bangladesh

5. Environmental Pollution

5.1 Meaning and types of pollution

5.2 Pollution and waste management

6. Environment and Public health

6.1 Environment and health relationships

6.2Water, Sanitation and Environment

 

 

Suggested Readings

    1. Barrow, C.J., 1999. Environmental management for sustainable development, Routledge, London

    2. Barrow, C.J., 2002. Environmental management: principles and practice Routledge, London

    3. Carter, W. Nick, 1992. Disaster Management: A Disaster Management Handbook.

    4. Cotherns, C.R., 1996. Handbook for environmental risk decision making, Lewis Publishers, Washington D.C., USA

    5. Khuda, Zeenatunnesa R.M.M.: Environmental Degradation

    6. Marsh, W.M and Gross J. 1996. Environmental Geography New York: Wiley & sons.

    7. Wathern, Peter, edited.1986. Environmental Impact Assessment

    8. Singh, Savidra , 1991.Environmental Geography .India

    9. Saxena, H.M. 1999 Environmental Geography, Jaipur: Rawat

    10. Vasudevan, N., 2009.Essentials of Environmental Science

    11. UNFCC website.

 

GEO-4202: Natural Resource Management

Marks: 100 Credit -3

 

1. Resource and Resource management

1.1 Definition and concept

1.2Global distribution of natural resources

2. Resources

2.1 Classification of Natural Resources: Renewable and non-renewable

3. Resource appraisal and Resource allocation

4. Land Carrying capacity and sustainability.

5. Evaluation of land resource, use and misuse of land resource, development of land, causes of land degradation

6. Depletion of resource and resource conservation

7. Resource Management

7.1Resource management approaches

7.2Energy, Mineral, forest, wildlife and water resource management with reference to Bangladesh

7.3. Political System and Resource Management

 

 

 

 

Suggested Readings

1. Mitchell, Bruce, 1996. Geography and Resource Analysis, London and New York: Longman.

2. Islam M.A 1995. Environment, Land and Natural Hazard in Bangladesh, Dhaka: University. Dhaka.

3. Islam M.A. 1998. Resource Management, (in Bengali), Dhaka: Bangla Academy.

4. SEHD, 2002. BANGLADESH Environment: Facing the 21st Century, SEDH, Dhaka: Bangladesh.

 

GEO-4203: Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management

Marks: 100 Credit- 3

1. Disaster Preparedness

1.1 Introduction to disaster preparedness

1.2 Community, Public and Government preparedness;

1.3 Areal differentiation of preparedness;

1.4 Proactive and reactive preparedness

2. Implication of Disaster preparedness

    1. Preparedness Cycle

    2. Preparedness Programs -An Effective Tsunami Preparedness Program

    3. Education and Training Programs- Citizen/Family/Community Disaster Preparedness Education

    4. Community Involvement- Comprehensive Public Disaster Preparedness Campaign

3. Definition, Aim and Scope of Emergency Management

3.1Developing Emergency Management Skills

    1. Public Policy Issues in Emergency Management

    2. Principles and Practice of Disaster Planning and Response Operations

3.4 Implementation ideals

3.4.1 Pre-incident training and testing

3.4. 2 communicating and incident assessment

4. Contemporary Global issues in Emergency Management

4.1 Climate change

4.2 Global warming

4.3Sea level rise

4.4Greenhouse effect

5. Governmental and non-governmental oriented disaster management

5.1Stakeholders

5.2 Emergency management structure

5.3Multilateral organizations and financial institutions

5.4 International organizations-The International Emergency Management Society,

International Association of Emergency Managers,International Recovery Platform,

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement,Baptist Global Response,

United Nations,World Bank and European Union.

5.5 National Organization

6. Present status of disaster management in south Asia with special reference to Bangladesh

 

Suggested Readings

1. Carter, W. Nick, 1992. Disaster Management: A Disaster Management Handbook.

2. Cotherns, C.R., 1996. Handbook for environmental risk decision making, Lewis Publishers, Washington D.C., USA

3. Coppola, DP, 2011. Introduction to International Disaster Management (2nd edition), Burlington: Elsevier.

4. Islam, MA.1995. Environment, Land use and Natural Hazards in Bangladesh, Dhaka: Dhaka University.

 

 

GEO-4204: Agricultural Geography

Marks-100 Credit-3

 

1. Introduction to Agricultural Geography

1.1 Definition, Scope and Objectives

1.2Development of Agricultural Geography

2. Approaches of studying Agricultural Geography

2.2 Systematic Approach

2.3 Regional Approach

3. Origin, Diffusion and Development of Agriculture

3.1 Major Theories: Cultural-ecological exploration by Carl-o-sauer, Potemic, Madien heap, Vavilov

3.2. Domestication of plants and animals.

4. Physical Determinants of Agricultural Patterns

4.1 The Terrain

4.2 The Climate

4.3 The Soil

4.4 The Water

5. Non-Physical Determinants of Agricultural Patterns

5.1 Socio-Economic Factors

5.2 Technological Factors

5.3Infrastructural Factors

5.4 Agricultural Organization: Peasant Farming, Commercial Farming

6. Classification of Agricultural System

7. Models of Agricultural Regionalization:

6.1 Methodology for Agricultural Regionalization

6.2 Agricultural Model: Von Thunen’s Model.

8. Agricultural systems in Bangladesh

8.1 Agriculture System

8.2 Agricultural Practices

8.3 Agricultural Institutions

8.4 Agricultural Policy

Suggested Readings

1. Chowdhury S.I 1995. ArthoniticBhugol: Bissho O Bangladesh (in Bangla), Dhaka: Dhaka University

2. Mohammed, Noor. 1980. Perspectives in Agricultural Geography, vol. I to V, New Delhi: Concept Publication Company.

3. Mohammad, Ali, 1978. Studies in Agricultural Geography, New Delhi: Rajesh Publication

4. Singh, J. AndDhillon,S.S. 1998. Agricultural Geography, New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company.

5. Symons, L.J. 1978. Agricultural Geography, London: Bell and Hyman Limited

 

GEO-4205: Fluvial Geomorphology

Marks-100 Credit-3

1. Introduction to Fluvial Geomorphology

1.1Definition, Concept, Scope and History

1.2Relation with other geographic disciplines

3. Stream Flow and Measurement:

2.1 Flow, Discharge and Velocity

2.2 Measurement of discharge

2.3Controlling factors of flow velocity,

2.4 Types of flow

2. Processes in Channel/Fluvial Processes:

3.1 Energy and forces/Energy and flow velocity

3.2 Mechanism of fluvial erosion and landform produced

3.3 Mechanism of sediment load transport and characteristics of load

3.4 Fluvial deposition/sedimentation characteristics and landform produced.

4. Concept of Hydraulic geometry

4.1 Longitudinal and cross profile

5. Analysis of Fluvial morphology of Bangladesh

5.1 Dynamics of the GBM and Hilly River System;

5.2 Channel instability

5.3 Historical changes in river courses and its significance

 

Suggested Readings

1. Knighton, D.; Fluvial Forms and Processes, Oxford University Press, New York, 1998.

2. Leopold, L.B., M.G. Wolman, and J.P. Miller; Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1964.

3. Strahler, A.H. and Strahler ; Modern Physical Geography, John Wiley and Sons (Asia) Pvt. Ltd. 1992.

4. SavindraSingh ; Geomorphology, PrayagPustakBhavan, Allahabad, 2002.

5. Thornbury, W.D. ; Principles of Geomorphology, Mathuen, London. 1960.

6. Chorley, R.J., et.al.; Geomorphology, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1984.

 

 

 

GEOL-4206: Geospatial Analysis

Marks-50 Credit-2

 

  1. Introduction to Geospatial data: Nature and types

  2. Overview of ArcGIS Toolbox/extensions: Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst etc.

  3. Analysis of Geospatial data: map overlays, surface interpolation, distance analyses and statistical analysis3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst, Tracking Analyst

  4. Surface modelling and prediction map

Marks Distribution

Examination

30

Projects/Report

10

Class Test &Attendance

10

Total

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Readings

1. Smith, de; M. Goodchild, M. F; and Longley, P.A. (2013), Geospatial Analysis -4th Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOL-4207: Dissertation

Marks-100 Credit-3

 

This course will build the capacity of each student in conducting research project on Bangladesh issues using research tools and techniquesunder the direct supervision of a facultymember of the Department of Geography and Environment.

 

Marks Distribution

Report (Dissertation)

70

Presentation

15

Attendance/records

10

Total

100

 

GEOV-4208: Viva Voce

Marks-50 Credit-2