SCHEME OF EXAMINATIONS FIRST YEAR
Paper I Subjects Fundamentals of Geography and Environmental Science Applied Physical Geography Cartography Geography of India :Resource Base, Population and Economy Practical -I-Techniques of Mapping (Physical) and Map Interpretation Hours Marks
3 3 3
100 100 100
II III IV
Exam 60 Record 40
VI VII Population and Settlement Geography Fundamentals of GIS,GPS and Remote Sensing Geographical Thought Practical-II -Techniques of Mapping (Socio economic) and GIS Project: GIS / Remote Sensing / Applied Quantitative Analysis or Quantitative Modelling or Map Analysis and Mapping by GPS 3 100
100 100 Exam 60 Record 40
Report 60 Viva 40
INSTITUTE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
M.Sc. DEGREE COURSE IN GEOGRAPHY
PAPER I - FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 1. Geography: as physical science - as social science – Integrated science-Applied science- Concepts of location, space, place and time in geography 2. Major branches of study -Physical and Human geography - Cartography-survey, field work and data gathering and management 3. Fundamentals of physical world: size and shape of the earth-distribution of land and water-origin and interiorearth crust and rocks 4. Politico-economic world: developed and developing regions of the world-world economic regions, industrial regions-political affiliations and regionalism
5. The contemporary world: population and resource problems-ethnicity, regionalism and conflictsdevelopment regions and its impacts-intra and international relations-globalisation and global changes
6. Environment – meaning – natural and cultural environment. Concept of Eco-system 7. Bio-geo-chemical cycles – Habitat and food chain in Eco-system 8. Diminishing natural resources and need for conservation – Environmental perception and need for integrated policies of environmental utilisation 9. Pollution of water and air – mans inadvertent modification of weather and climate, urban environmental problems. Noise, solid waste, industrial pollution, radiation pollution, pesticides, waste disposal and recycling of waste 10. Environmental Law and Protection - Environmental Impact Assessment; Environmental Auditing Environmental Ethics and Preservation REFERENCES 1. Dikshit.R.D., 1994 : The Art and Science of Geography: Integrated readings, Pentice Hall of India Private Limited, New Delhi. 2. Abler, Adams and Could, 1972 : Spatial Organization : The Geographer’s View of the World 3. Peter Haggett, Adrew D. Cliff and Allan Frey, 1977 : Locational Methods, Edward Arnold Publishers, London. 4. Haggett, P. 1972: Geography: A Modern Synthesis, London: Arnold 5. Mohmmed Shafi and Mehdi Raza, 1994 : Geography of Environment, Rawat Publications, Jaipur.
6. Andrew, R.W., Jackson, and Julie, M.Jackson, 1996 : Environmental Science, Addision Wesley Longman Ltd., UK. 7. Sharma, P.D., 1995 : Ecology and Environment, Rastogi Publications, Meerut. 8. Krishnan Kannan, 1991 : Environment Pollution, S.Chand & Co., New Delhi. 9. Asthana, D.K. and Meera Astana, 1998 : Environmental Problems and Solutions, S.Chand & Co., New Delhi. 10. Eldon D. Enger and Bradley F. Smith. 1988 :Environmental Science – A Study of relationships”, WCB, McGraw Hill, Boston.
PAPER II - APPLIED PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
(a) Geomorphology 1. Applied Geomorphology in perspectives : resource analysis and mining, land use management, public and municipal applications. 2. Weathering, Mass wasting, and glacial processes. 3. Aeolian, fluvial erosion, transportation and deposition, aggradational and degradational landforms. 4. Study of deserts, water sheds, mountain areas, and coastal zones for resource evaluation, planning and management (b) Tropical Climatology 1. Tropical Climatology in...
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