This course provides an opportunity for understanding part of the complex physical and biological environment in which human beings live. It introduces basic processes that influence the characteristics and spatial relationships of climate, water cycle, and vegetation. Physical geography is the interdisciplinary study of the physical properties of processes that shape the dynamic earth. It will help students to understand the why's and how's of the natural environment, from day-to-day observations to some of the major environmental issues facing mankind in the coming century. Physical geography is a diverse subject that involves a sequence of interconnected topics on earth system processes and their changes over time.

Learning outcomes:

It is the goal of this course that, by the end, a student will:

  • Understand the physical principles and processes governing the circulation and characteristics of the atmosphere and climate on earth.
  • Comprehend the principles of geomorphology and the processes that shape the landscapes 
  • Understand the work of internal and external forces and their associated landforms.
  • Understand the air masses, fronts, cyclones, and other disturbances.
  • Identify Ocean composition, temperature, and salinity of ocean water
  • Comprehend the movement of ocean waters; waves, currents, and tides.

Text Books:

  1. Strahler, A. (2013). Introduction to Physical Geography. New Jersey: John Wiley & sons.
  2. Akram, M. I. (2003). Physical Geography. Lahore: Ilmi Kitab khana.

Course Start Date: March, 03,2020

Course End Date: June, 22,2020

Class Timing

Monday        12:00 PM- 01:00 PM

Tuesday       12:00 PM- 01:00 PM

Wednesday  12:00 PM- 01:00 PM

Assessment Criteria: Total Marks 100

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

Mid Term (Term Paper): 30

Final exam: 50

Course Material