Undergraduate Courses Overview

Students admitted into 4-year BS Programme in Geography and Environment are required to take (A) all the Major courses equivalent to 131 credits in Honours programme and (B) selected Minor courses (in the first and second academic years) equivalent to 13 credits in a total of 144 credits. Students from Science background are required to take minor courses offered by the Botany, Geology, Soil Science or Psychology departments while the Arts and Commerce background students are required to take minor courses from the Sociology, Anthropology, International Relations, Psychology or Economics which are held in the Department of Geography and Environment. Majors, theory courses include 90 credits, Lab, fieldwork and project work involve 33 credits, and viva voce 8 credits distributed over the four academic sessions. Field trips, organized by the department under the supervision of the faculties every year during BS (Hons) courses are compulsory for all students. Fieldworks are undertaken on physical and human geographic topics in a geographically suitable area in Bangladesh. Standard field gears including topographic maps, survey equipments, GPS, etc. are used for fieldwork.

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Year Theory Practical / Lab Viva Minor Total Credit
1st year 12 9 1 8 30
2nd year 16 8 2 12 38
3rd year 22 8 2 0 37
4th year 27 8 2 0 40
Grand Total Credit Hours 145

 
1st Year B.S (Honours) Course

Major Courses (Total credit hours 22)

Course code Course title Credit hour
GETh 101 Introduction to Geography and Environment 2
GETh 102 Region and World Regional Pattern 2
GETh 103 Introduction to Physical Geography and Environment 2
GETh 104 Introduction to Human Geography and Environment 2
GETh 105 Fundamentals of Chemistry in Geography and Environment 2
GETh 106 Fundamentals of English Language 2
GELb 107 Fundamentals of Cartography and Map Projection 3
GELb 108 Introduction to Computer in Geography and Environment 2
GELb 109 Topographic Surveying 2
GELb 110 Introduction to Research and Field Studies 2
GEV 111 Viva 1

 
Minor Courses (Total credit hours 08)

For Science Stream Geology I 2
Petrology and Mineralogy Lab 2
Introductory Soil I 2
Introductory Soil II 2
For other Streams Sociology Part I 4
Introduction to Psychology 4
Grand Total credit hours (Major 22 + Minor 08) 30

 
2nd Year B.Sc. (Honours) Course

Major Courses (Total credit hours 26)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
GETh 201 Geography of Soils 2
GETh 202 Biogeography 2
GETh 203 Oceanography and Marine Environment 2
GETh 204 Population Geography 3
GETh 205 Economic Geography-I 2
GETh 206 Cultural Geography 3
GETh 207 Quantitative Techniques in Geography and Environment – I 2
GELb 208 Introduction to GIS and Computer Cartography 2
GELb 209 Geomatic Surveying 2
GELb 210 Remote Sensing-I: Fundamentals 2
GELb 211 Research Methods and Field Study in Human Geography and Environment – I 2
GEV 212 Viva Voce 2

 
Minor Courses (Total credit hours 12)

For Science Stream Geology II 2
Geological Maps Lab 2
Soil Physics 4
Ecology, Environment and Plants 4
For other Streams Sociology of Bangladesh 4
Social Psychology 4
International Relations / Economics 4
Grand Total credit hours (Major 26 + Minor 12) 38

 
3rd Year B.Sc. (Honours) Course

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
GETh 301 Geographic Thoughts and Concept 3
GETh 302 Geomorphology-1 3
GETh 303 Climatology-I 3
GETh 304 Rural Geography 3
GETh 305 Geography of Natural Resources 3
GETh 306 Bangladesh: Physical Geography and Environment 3
GETh 307 Bangladesh : Human Geography and Environment 3
GETh 308 Quantitative Techniques in Geography and Environment-II 3
GETh 309 Economic Geography-II 2
GELb 310 GIS-II: Advanced Data Concepts in GIS 2
GELb 311 Remote Sensing-II: Image Processing and Analysis 2
GELb 312 Map Reading and Interpretation 2
GELb 313 Research Methods and Field Survey in Physical Geography and Environment-II 3
GEV  314 Viva 2
Total credit hours 37

 
4th Year B.Sc (Honours) Course

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
GETh 401 Geomorphology-II 3
GETh 402 Climatology-II 3
GETh 403 Political Geography 3
GETh 404 Urban Geography 3
GETh 405 Agricultural Geography 3
GETh 406 Environmental Management 3
GETh 407 Regional Geography and Environment of South Asia 3
GETh 408 Transport Geography 3
GETh 409 Landuse Planning and Development 3
GELb 410 GIS –III: Spatial Analysis and Modeling 2
GELb 411 Remote Sensing –III: Thermal and Microwave Remote Sensing 2
GELb 412 Techniques in Physical Geography 2
GELb 413 Environmental Analysis 2
GEV  414 Landuse Survey 3
GEV  415 Viva 2
Total Credit Hours 40

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