Meaning, scope and status of Human Geography
II Man Environment Interaction
i. Themes of environmental determinism, possibilism, probabilism & cognitive behaviorism.
i. Distribution, density and growth
ii. Population change (natural increase and migration)
iii. Population structure (age and sex structure).
IV Human Settlements
i. Types and functions of rural and urban settlements
ii. Forms of rural settlements (dispersed, nucleated and ribbon settlements)
iii. Rural urban characteristics.
V Economic Activity
i. Locational characteristics of primary, secondary and tertiary (agriculture, mining, forestry, light and heavy industries, transport and trade & tourism) quaternary & quinary.
ii. Introduction to urban structure and theories
iii. Land use and land cover pattern (commercial, industrial and residential, open, green spaces/belts and transport).
iv. Process of urbanization (city-size distribution, intermediate and primate city etc.)
VII Environmental Problems
i. Issues (with special emphasis on Atmospheric pollution), causes and remedies.
To identify the use of natural resources, to study land use and land cover, to study the urban structure,
National parks, industrial areas and various rural and urban settlements of Pakistan.
This course helps in developing the skills of analytical study of man- environment interaction including natural resources and related human activities
Course Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, the student will:
• Articulate and apply key concepts in human geography.
• Analyze and compare the distribution and growth of population globally as well as their settlement patterns.
• Develop the skills of analytical study of man- environment interaction including natural resources.
• Analyze current human-environment interactions in order to more knowledgeably respond to global climate issues.
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