BA IN GEOGRAPHY

University of Delhi
In New Delhi

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New Delhi
University Road , Delhi 110007, 110007, Delhi, India
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New Delhi
University Road , Delhi 110007, 110007, Delhi, India
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Course programme

BA IN GEOGRAPHY

Unit 1 : Natural System
Concept of System - Definition and Structure;
Components of Natural System

Unit II : Atmosphere - Global Climatic System
Heat Balance
Atmospheric Circulation (Permanent Winds and Pressure Belts)
Weather systems -Tropical Cyclones, Extra tropical Cyclones and
Monsoons
Basis of climatic Classification (Koppen)

Unit III : Lithosphere
Interior structure of Earth - based on seismic evidences
Plate Tectonics: plate movements and interactions - volcanism,
seismicity, mountain building, folding and faulting
Geomorphic processes of denudation - Normal Cycle of Erosion
Processes of Soil Formation - Calcification, Salinization,
Podzolization, Laterization, Gleying

Unit IV : Hydrosphere
Hydrological cycle
Oceanic circulation - formation of tides and currents

Unit V : Ecosphere
Concept of Ecosystem
Biogeochemical Cycles
Terrestrial and Marine Ecosyslem

II YEAR
Space & Society
Unit I : Elements of Space and Society
Location
Distance
Social Space
Spatial interaction
Geography as an integrated discipline
Unit II: Population
(a) Growth and distribution of population
(b) Migration - causes and consequences
(c) Population theories & their relevance
Malthus
Demographic Transition theory.
Unit III: Human Occupance of space
(a) Definition of rural & urban settlements
(b) Social space in rural setting
(c) Internal Structure of city
(d) Organization - Growth, pattern and rural - urban fringe dynamics
(e) Central place theory
Unit IV : Economic Occupance of space
(a) Agriculture
Whittelsey’s classification of agriculture (nomadic herding, dairy
farming, intensive subsistence & commercial grain farming)
Land capability classification
Measurement of agricultural productivity
Von Thunen’s Concentric Zone Model
(b) Industry
Industrial regions of world (Locational factors & characteristics)
Weber’s Theory of Iindustrial Location
(c) Services - Communication and transport


III YEAR
Spatial Issues and Spatial Techniques
Part A : Spatial Issues
Population - Resource Imbalance
Climatic Changes
Deforestation
Floods
Droughts
Note:
These issues are to be studied under four heads, viz.. Spatial Extent and
magnitude of the problem (at global level). Causes, Consequences and
Mitigation measures.
Part B: Spatial Techniques
Scales of Measurement: (Nominal, Ordinal, Interval and Ratio)
and Significance of Statistics.
Sources of Data: (Primary and Secondary) and Sampling Techniques
(Spatial and Non-Spatial).
Elements of a Map (Scales and Projections).
Thematic Mapping: (Choropleth technique, Dot Method and Flow
maps).
Computers and Geographical Information System (GIS): (Hardware,
Software and components of GIS).
Remote Sensing (Its Basis and Development; Platforms; Global
Positioning System).

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