This course is graduate-level course to expose students with the founding principles of Geography and geographical knowledge. A systematic descriptive introduction to the diverse elements of landscape including geomorphic, climatic, and biotic elements, human settlement and land-use patterns; cartographic approaches to the analysis of selected processes of landscape change. This course provides an opportunity for understanding part of the complex physical and biological environment in which human beings live. Physical Geography is the science concerned with the spatial aspects and interactions of all the physical elements and processes that make up the environment: energy, air, water, weather, climate, landforms, animals, plants, microorganisms and Earth itself. This course introduces the science of Physical Geography using an earth-systems approach. Course themes include global climates and climate change, hydrology and water resources, geomorphology and natural hazards, and biogeography; with focus on how geographic sciences are applied to address real world issues. Field and laboratory assignments and supplementary readings complement lecture material.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the nature and scope of the Geography.
  • Make geographic comparisons among places and people.
  • Explore the themes and dimensions of Geography.
  • Utilize the maps and atlas as tools.
  • Identify the four environmental components: the hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere and biosphere.


  1. De Blij, H. J and Muller, P. O. (1996). Physical Geography of the Global Environment, USA, New Jersey: John Wiley and sons Inc.
  2.  Strahler, A. (2013). Introduction to Physical Geography. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons,

Course Start Date: February 22, 2021

Course End Date:   

Class Timing:

Wednesday 12:30 - 02:00 PM

Thursday     12:30 - 02:00 PM

Assesment Criteria:

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

Mid Term (Term paper): 30

Final exam: 50