Introduction to Geography
Definition, Branches and its relation with other disciplines.
The Earth and its origin
The universe: Galaxies & the solar system, Earth's origin, shape and size, rotation and revolution, distribution of land and water, major spheres of the earth.
Composition and Internal structure of the Earth, Rocks - origin, formation and types (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic), plate tectonics, mountain building, geomorphic processes - internal and external, earthquakes, volcanic activity, weathering, mass wasting, landforms produced by surface water, wind and glaciers.
• To create an understanding about the physical environment
• To impact knowledge of physical geography with special reference to the universe and lithosphere.
Course Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, the student will:
• Integrates knowledge about earth as a home to man.
• Understand the key concepts of earth’s evolution as a part of universe, and its major spheres.
• Understand different phenomena of change on earth in more detail in the context of the lithosphere
Weathering and masswasting
Plate tectonics and Volcanic landforms
Landforms By Glaciers
Landforms By wind
Structure and Composition of earth
Book Title : Geography: The Global Environment
Author : H. J. de Blij , Peter O. Muller, James E. Burt , Joseph A.
Edition : 4th
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Book Title : Introducing Physical Geography
Author : Strahler, A.N. Strahler, A. H.
Edition : 4th
Publisher : Wiley; 4 edition