Geographical thought is the study of theory and philosophy within or that have shaped the geographical discipline, essentially defining what we know and how we know it. This capstone subject is concerned with the history and philosophy of geography and is designed to introduce students to key debates, both past and present, on the nature and scope of geography as an academic discipline. It therefore sets out an essential context for understanding contemporary research in human and physical geography, as well for understanding the nature of interdisciplinary research.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand and think critically about different schools of geographical thought.
  2. Familiarize with Geographical, theoritical concepts of Geography.
  3.  Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic and contested nature of the discipline.   

Text Books:

  1. Creswell, T. (2013) Geographic Thought: A critical Introduction, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.
  2. Alnwick, H. 1981, A Geography of Commodities: Harrap London.

Course Start Date: October 12, 2020

Course End Date:   

Class Timing:

Monday             10:00 AM- 11:00 PM    

Tuesday            10:00 AM- 11:00 PM    

Tuesday             11:00 AM- 12:00 PM  

Assessment Criteria: Total Marks 100

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

Mid Term (Term Paper): 30

Final exam: 50


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