GETh 101: Introduction to Geography and Environment

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 101Introduction to Geography and EnvironmentDr. Nurul Islam Nazem2039:00-9:50 A.M (Sunday), 11:00-11:50 A.M. (Tuesday)

1 Geography and Environment: Methods, Scope and Purpose
      1.1 Geography as a discipline; Geography as a science; and Geography as a social science
      1.2 The context of Environment in Geography
      1.3 Scope of Geography and Environmental Studies
      1.4 Subject matter and branches of Geography
      1.5 Fundamental Concepts in Geography: Location, Distribution, Agglomeration; Process and Pattern, Interaction; Place, Space and Time; Shapes, Size, Distance; Thesis, Anti-thesis, Synthesis; and Region and Regionalization
2 Development of Gographical Ideas and Concepts
    (Brief history of the development of Geographical Knowledge and Concept)
      2.1. Ancient Period
      2.2 Greek and Roman Classical Period
      2.3. Middle Ages and Renaissance
      2.4. Muslim Periods
      2.5. Chinese and Indian Geography in the ancient and Middle ages
3 Major Views and Themes in Geography:
      3.1 Earth-Science View
      3.2 Man Environment View
      3.3 Regional View
            3.4 Spatial Organization View
            3.5 Behavioural View
Suggested Readings:
Chorley, R. and Peter Haggett (ed.): Models in Geography
Chorley, R.L. and Haggett, Peter: Frontiers in Geographical Teaching.
Diskinson, Robert E.: The Makers of Modern Geography
Dohrs, Fred F. and Sommers, L.M.: Introduction to Geography
Harvey, David: Explanation in Geography
Huggett, P.: Locational Analysis in Human Geography
James, Preston E.: All Possible Words: History of Geographical Ideas
Johnston, R.J.: Geography and Geographers
Merrill, R: The Spatial Organization of Society
Minshull, Roger M.: The Changing Nature of Geography
Murphy, Rhoads: An Introduction to Geography.
Murphy, Rhoads: The Scope of Geography.
Taaffe, Edward Ed.: Geography
Taylor, Griffith: Geography in the Twentieth Century
ইসলাম, এম. আমিনুল, ভূগোল, দৃষ্টিভঙ্গি ও দর্শন, ভূগোল বিভাগ, ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
আহমাদ, নাফিস (অনুবাদ নজরুল ইসলাম ও জামাল খান), ভূগোল বিজ্ঞানে মুসলমানদের অবদান, ঢাকা: বাংলা একাডেমী
দত্ত, কুন্তলা লাহাড়ী, ভূগোল চিন্তার বিকাশ, কলিকাতা:ওয়ার্ল্ড প্রেস

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