Geomorphology is the study of landforms, their processes, form and sediments at the surface of the Earth (and sometimes on other planets). Study includes looking at landscapes to work out how the earth surface processes, such as air, water and ice, can mould the landscape. It helps to understand why landscapes look the way they do, to understand landform history and dynamics and to predict changes through a combination of field observations, physical experiments and numerical modeling. Geomorphologists work within disciplines such as physical geography, geology, geodesy, engineering geology, archaeology and geotechnical engineering. This broad base of interests contributes to many research styles and interests within the field.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify landforms using topographic maps or aerial photography.
  2. Explain the processes of landform development over time.
  3. Analyzing the relationship between folding, faulting, volcanic activity, and plate tectonics
  4. Describe major scientific ideas and theories about the development of the landscape.
  5. Be able to predict where on earth particular geomorphic process should be operating.

Text Books:

  1. Thompson, G. R., & Turk, J. (1998). Introduction to physical geology. USA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.
  2. Hagget, R. J. (2011). Fundamentals of Geomorphology. London, UK:  Routledge.

Course Start Date: March 02, 2020

Course End Date:   June 22, 2020

Class Timing:

Monday        09:00 -10:00 AM

Tuesday       09:00- 10:00 AM

Wednesday  09:00 -10:00 AM

Assessment Criteria: Total Marks 100

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

Mid Term (Term Paper): 30

Final exam: 50

Course Material