Environmental geography focuses on the interaction of physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment and also the positive and negative effects of these components on living systems. This course covers aspects of physical geography such as sea-level change, glacial and coastal environments, and environmental hazards. The student will have the opportunity to study human impacts on the environment through the study of natural resource management, environmental law, and policy. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should have the following learning outcomes

  • Understand how environmental change is occurring at different geographical scales.
  • Apply systems, concepts, and methodologies to analyze and understand interactions between social and environmental processes.
  • Reflect critically on their roles and identities as citizens, consumers, and environmental actors in a complex, interconnected world.                              

Text Books:

  1. 1.Mishra, S. P., & Pandey, S. N, (2005). Essential Environmental Studies. New York: Taylor & Francis. 
  2. Allaby, M. (2000). Basics of Environmental Science (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.
  3. Singh, Y. K. (2006). Environmental science. New Delhi: New Age International (P) Ltd Publishers.


Course Start Date: January 13, 2020

Course End Date:   May 08, 2020

Class Timing

Monday        10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Wednesday  10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Thursday      10:00 AM- 11:00 AM


Assessment Criteria:

Sessional: 20 [ Assignments (05) Presentations (05)  Quiz (05) Attendance (05) ]

Mid Term  (Term paper): 30

Final exam: 50

Course Material