The purpose of this course is to examine the historical and philosophical development of modern geography and geographical knowledge. The course will explore key discourses, debates, and controversies that shape the modern discipline. A key aim of the course will be to place the development of geographical thoughts and practices within a broader societal and scientific perspective. The students will come to better understand the rapidly changing world through analyzing cultural and physical regions using traditional western as well as known western and the evolving developing world's theory.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Understand the modern geographical thoughts and contributions of eminent geographers.
  2. To learn about the beginning of modern geography, fundamentals concepts, and models in geography.
  3. Examining the sciences of geography and geography in the second half of the 20th century and its trends in geographical thoughts.
  4. To understand the present status and application of modern techniques and future tasks in geography
  5. Examine and explain urbanization its origin, pattern, and factors.

Text Books:

  1. Clayton, K., & Johnson, J. H. (1988). Aspects of Geography. London: Macmillan.
  2. Tim, U. (1992). The Place of geography. London: Longman.
  3. Peet, R. (1998). Modern geographical thought. (p.64). Oxford: Blackwell.

Course Start Date: March, 03,2020

Course End Date: June, 22, 2020

Class Timing

Monday        10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Tuesday       10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Thursday      10:00 AM- 11:00 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