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BA/B.Sc 1st Year Geography Syllabus Faizabad University, Reading Books, Theory/Practical Course Details

Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Part 1 Geography syllabus and course input details have been confirmed by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Ayodhya.

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BA/B.Sc Geography 1st Year Syllabus of RMLAU:

Paper Name of the Paper Maximum Marks
Paper I Physical Geography 75
Paper II Human Geography 75
Practical 50
Total 200

Paper – I (Physical Geography) of RMLAU Faizabad BA/B.Sc Geography Part 1 Syllabus:

Unit I: Lithosphere Nature and Scope of Physical Geography: Geological Time Scale, Origin of the Earth, Interior of the Earth Origin of Continents and Oceans, isostasy, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Geosynclines, Mountain Building with special reference to folded mountains, Concept of Plate Tectonics

Unit II: Rocks-their origin, classification and characteristics, Earth movements Folding, Faulting and Wrapping, Weathering and Erosion, Cycle of Erosion by Davis and Penk, Drainage Pattern, Evolution of Land forms by River, Wind, Glacier and Underground water

Unit III: Atmosphere; Composition and Structure of atmosphere: Insolation, Horizontal and Vertical distribution of temperature, Atmospheric pressure and winds, Airmasses and Fronts, cyclones and anticyclones, Humidity, precipitation and rainfall types, Major climate types- Equatorial, Monsoon, Mediterranean, West European and Hot Desert

Unit IV: Hydrosphere: Ocean Bottoms, composition of marine water temperature and salinity, Circulation of Ocean water-Waves, Currents and Tides, Ocean deposits, Corals and atolls, oceans as storehouse of resources for the future

Unit V: Biosphere Components of Biosphere, Plants and animals evolution, dispersal and distribution: Biotic succession, Biome types and Zoogeographical regions of the world, Biosphere as a global Eco-System

Recommended Books:
1. Strahler, A N and Strahler, A.H. : Modern Physical Geography
2. Barry, R.G. and Chorley, R.J. Atmosphere, Weather and Climate
3. Trewartha, G.T. Elements of Physical Geography
4. Pears, N.: Basis Biography
5. Sharma, R.C. and Hukku, M : Oceanography for Geographers
6. Singh, Savindra : Physical Geography (Eng./Hindi)
7. Lal, D.S. : Climatology (Eng./Hindi)
8. Singh, J. and Singh, K.N. Bhautik Bhoogol (Hindi)
9. Agarwal, K.M.L.: Bhautik Bhoogol (Hindi)
10. Tiwari, A.K. Jalvau Vijyan Ke mool tatva - Rajasthan Hindi Grantha Academy Jaipur 2000

Paper – II (Human Geography) of Avadh University BA/B.Sc Geography Part 1 Syllabus:

Unit I: Concept and Nature; Meaning, Scope and Development of Human Geography, Man and Environment relationship-Determinism, Possibilism, Neo-determinism, Probabilism, Basic principles-Principle of Activity or Change, Principle of Terrestrial Unity or whole

Unit II: Habitation (Population and Settlement) Distribution of population and world pattern, global migration - causes and consequences, concept of over population and under population. Human Settlements - Origin, types (Rural-Urban) characteristics, size and distribution. House types and their distribution with special reference to India

Unit III: Economy Evolution of Human Economy; Sequence of human occupance, Primitive Economics-Food gathering, Hunting, Pastoral herding, Fishing, Lumbering and Primitive agriculture. Later major innovations and their impact

Unit IV: Society and Culture Evolution of man (Australopithecus, Homo Erectus, Homosapiens. Man's spread over the earth during the Pleistocene) cultural Diffusion, Cultural realms. World Human Races Classification, Characteristics and Distribution

Unit V: Population Tribes: Some typical modes of life of world Tribes Eskimos, Kirghiz, Bushman, Masai, Semang and Pygmies. Habitat, Economy and Society of Indian Tribes-Bhotias, Gaddis, Tharus, Bhil, Gond, Santhal, Nagas (with reference to their present- day transformation)

Recommended Books:
1. Spencer, J.E. and Thomas, W.L. Introducting Cultural Geography
2. Thomas, W.L. (ed.) Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth
3. Peripillou, Human Geography
4. Smith, D.M. Human Geography-A Welfare Approach
5. Forde, C.D., Habitat, Economy and Society
6. Dicken, S.N. and Pitts. F.R., Introduction to Human Geography
7. Kaushik, S.D., Manav Bhoogol (Hindi)
8. De Blij, H.J., Human Geography, Culture, Society and Space, John Wiley, New York, 1996
9. Prasad, Gayatri, Sanskritik Bhoogol (Hindi)
10. Singh, J, Manav Bhoogol (Hindi)
11. Bansal, S.C. Manav Bhoogol (HIndi)
12. Jain and Borha, Sankritic Bhoogol
13. Srivastava, V.K. and Rao, B.P. Manav Bhoogol
14. Thakur, B.S., Manav Bhoogol
15. Jordon, T.G. and Lawntre, The Human Mosaic
16. Hira Lal, Jansankhya Bhoogol
17. Fellman, J.L. Human Geography-Landscapes of Human Activities, Brown and Bench man, Pub. U.S.A. 1997
18. Michael, Can, New Patterns: Process and change in Human Geography. Nelson, U.K. and Canada, 1996

Practical Papers of Faizabad University BA/B.Sc Geography Part 1 Syllabus:

Unit I: Use and construction of comparative, Diagonal and Vernier Scale (10 Marks)

Unit II: a) Methods of showing the following relief features by contour-conical Hill, Water fall, Saddle, Flood plain, Meandering, Oxbow lake, Escarpment, Fault Plateau, Dissected Plateau, Cliff, Fiord and Ria coast (05 Marks)

b) Physical and cultural interpretation of 1:50, 000 survey of India toposheets of plain, plateau, mountain regions of India under the following heads: Relief, Drainage, land use, settlement types and patterns, means of transport and communication impact of physical elements and cultural elements (05 marks)

Unit III: Representation of statistical data by following methods – Graphs: Band graph, Hythergraph and Climograph, Diagrams: Compound bar, Wheel, Rectangle, Circle, Wheel and Wind rose. Distribution Maps: Dot method, Isopleth and Choropleth (10 Marks)

B) Surveing (10 Marks)

Survey and constructions of map by plane table: Radiation, Intersection and Resection methods

C) Viva and Record (10 Marks)

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