GETh 304: Rural Settlements

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 304Rural SettlementsMd. Jamal Khan23010:00-10:50 A.M. (Sunday), 9:00-9:50 A.M. (Tuesday), 10:00-10:50 A.M. (Thursday),
  1. Definitions and meanings of “rural”, Rural geography as sub-discipline
  2. Theoretical approaches to rural restructuring
  3. Rural Livelihoods, poverty and change
  4. Changing rural economy and society: Rural migration & demographic change, depopulation, rural-urban drift, rural industries, rural development models
  5. Changes in the extensive use of rural land- The case of Bangladesh (agricultural, forest, wetlands etc)
  6. Economic change in rural worlds: Rural periodic markets and centres, Characteristics and Types, Periodicity and Synchronization
  7. Political change in rural worlds: GOs & NGOs
  8. Rural settlements: Definition, Scope and Approaches of Rural Settlement Geography: Phases and Development of Permanent Settlement, Factors of Dispersion and Agglomeration
  9. Rural House Types: Influencing Factors, Classification of House Types
  10. Overview and Evaluation of the Theories and Models

Suggested Readings:
1. Ilbery, Brian, (ed), The geography of Rural Change, Pearson/Prectice Hall, UK, 1998.
2. Daniels, Peter, et al (eds), An Introduction to Human Geography: Issues for 21st century, 3rd Edition, Pearson/Prectice Hall, UK, 2008 (Section 3.11)
3. Bernstein, Henry, et al (eds), Rural Livelihoods: Crises, Oxford University Press, 1992.
4. Chambers R. Rural Development: Putting the last first, Pearson/Prectice Hall, 1983
5. Robinson, Guy, Geographies of Agriculture: Globalisation, Restructuring and Sustainability, Pearson/Prectice Hall, 2003
6. Jo Little, Gender and Rural Geography, Pearson/Prectice Hall, 2001
7. Broek, J.O. & Webb, J.W., Geography of Mankind
8. Carter, H., Urban and Rural Settlement
9. Daniel, P., The Geography of Settlement
10. Gordon, G. and Dick, W., Settlement Geography
11. Hudson, F.S., A Geography of Settlement
12. Mayer, L. & Haggett, R.J., Settlement
13. Mandal, R.B., Introduction to Rural Settlement
14. Perpillou, A.V., Human Geography
15. Rapoport, Amos, House Form and Culture
16. Singh, R.L. (, Geographic Dimensions of Rural Settlements
17. Sultana, S., Settlement Pattern of Bangladesh
18. বাকী আবদুল, গ্রামীণ বসতি, ঢাকা: বঙ্গ প্রকাশনী
19. চৌধুরী, সিরাজুল ইসলাম, আর্থনৈতিক ভূগোল, ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়

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