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As you want I am here providing you syllabus of the MA Geography course offered by the MDU Rohtak.

Syllabus :
Semester 1 :
Geomorphology
Climatology
Resource Geography
Any one of the following:
i) Population Geography
ii)Urban Geography
iii)Geography of Rural Settlements
iv) Cultural Geography
Practical :Interpretation of
Topographical Sheets and computer
Aided Statistical Diagrams


Semester 2 :


Geography of India: Contemporary
Issues
Geography of Transport
Statistical Methods in Geography
Any one of the following:
(i) Agricultural Geography
(ii) Political Geography
(iii) Social Geography
(iv) Geography of Health
Practical : Field work and Report
Writing.

Semester 3 :
Geography of World Economy
Oceanography
Environmental Geography
Any one of the following
(i) Geography of Tourism
(ii) Hydrology
(iii) Biogeography
(iv) Soil Geography
Practicals: Morphometric Analysis

M.A. Geography : Semester-I
Paper-I Geomorphology
End Semester Exam : 80 marks
Internal Assessment : 20 marks
Total : 100 marks
Time : 3 hrs.

UNIT-I
Geomorphology - Definition, Nature and scope, History and development of geomorphic
ideas : Fundamental concepts - uniformitarianism, geological structure, process and
stage. The Earth’s interior - structure and constitution, Recent Views. Plate tectonicsmeaning
and concept; plates, plate margins and boundaries; plate motion; Tectonic
activities along the boundaries and Distribution of plates.

UNIT-II
Endogenetic processes - Faulting, folding and their geomorphic expressions.
earthquake concept, causes, classification, intensity and magnitude, Geographical
distribution. Vulcanism - concept, mechanism and causes; Volcanoes- classification,
volcanic materials; Topography associated with vulcanicity and geographical
distribution.

UNIT-III
Exogenetic : Weathering and mass wasting - meaning and concept, controlling factors,
classification and significance. Dynamics of fluvial, aeolian, glacial and karst processes
and resulting landforms.

UNIT-IV
Applied Geomorphology - meaning; Applications of Geomorphology in Regional
planning, engineering projects, mineral exploration and hydrology. Regional
Geomorphology of Punjab plain, Aravalli Region and Thar desert of India.
Note :
The question paper will have five units. Each of the first four units of question paper will
contain two questions from each unit of the syllabus. Candidate(s) are required to
attempt one question from each unit. The unit five shall be compulsory and shall contain
eight short answer type questions covering entire. All questions carry equal marks.

Recommended Readings :
1. Bloom, A.L. (1992) Geomorphology, Second Edition, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi.
2. Dayal, P. (1990) A Text Book of Geomorphology, Shukla Book Depot, Patna.
3. Husain Majid (2002), Fundamentals of Physical Geography, Second Edition, Rawat
Publications, Jaipur and New Delhi.
4. Singh Savindra (1993), Physical Geography, Prayag Pustak Bhawan, Allahabad.
5. ____________(1998), Geomorphology, Prayag Pustak Bhawan, Allahabad.
6. Strahler, A.N. and Strahler, A.H.(1996), Introducing Physical Geography, John Willey and
Sons, New York.
7. Strahler, A .N. (1988), Earth Sciences, Harper and Row Publishers, N.D.
8. Thornbury, W.D. (1991), Principles of Geomorphology, John Wiley, New Delhi (Indian
reprint)
9. Wooldridge, S. W and Morgan, R.S. (1991), An Outline of Geomorphology, Orient
Longmans,Calcutta.

M.A. Geography: Semester I
Paper-II Climatology
End Semester Exam : 80 marks
Internal Assessment : 20 marks
Total : 100 marks
Time : 3 hrs.

UNIT-I
Nature and Scope of Climatology Climatic elements – atmospheric temperature, pressure,
moisture , general atmospheric circulations jet stream.

UNIT-II
Weather system and disturbances - airmass, fronts, Cyclones, Tornades, ; Ocean atmospheric
interaction- EI Nino, Monsoon winds.

UNIT-III
Global climate system - Approaches to climatic classification ;Classification of Koppen, and
ThornthwaiteMajor climate of the world-tropical and polar.

UNIT-IV
Climatic changes - evidences, possible causes, global warming acid rain and problems of acid
rain.
Note :

The question paper will have five units. Each of the first four units of question paper will contain
two questions from each unit of the syllabus. Candidate(s) are required to attempt one question
from each unit. The unit five shall be compulsory and shall contain eight short answer type
questions covering entire syllabus. All questions carry equal marks.

Recommended Readings :
1. Aggarwal, S.K. (1972), Fundaments of Ecology,Ashish Publishers, New Delhi.
2. Barry, R.G. and Chorely, R.J., Atmosphere, Weatherand Climate, ELBS, Methuen & Co.
Ltd. London.
3. BhutaniSmita, (2000) Our Atmosphere, KalyanaiPublishers, New Delhi.
4. Critchfield, H.J. (1987) Climatology, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi.
5. Griffith, J.F. and Driscell, D.M. (1982) Survey of Climatology, Charles Merril.
6. Lal, D.S. (1993) Climatology, Chaitanya Publishing House, Allahabad.
7. Riehl, H. (1968), Introduction to Atmosphere, McGraw Hill, New York.
8. Robinson,P.J. and Henderson Sellers (1986) Contemporary Climatology, Longman, London.
9. Trewartha, G.T. (Latest edition) Introduction to Climate McGraw Hill, New York.

M.A. Geography: Semester-I
Paper-III: Resource Geography
End Semester Exam : 80 marks
Internal Assessment : 20 marks
Total : 100 marks
Time : 3 hrs.

UNIT-I
Nature, scope and significance of the Geography of Resource, Definition and concept of
Resources, Classification of Resources.

UNIT-II
Models of Natural Resources Process: Zimmermann’s Primitive and Advance Models of
natural resource process, Kirk’s Decision Model, Brookfield System Model.
UNIT-III
Use and Misuse of Resources: Soil Resource, Water Resource, Forest Resource and Mineral
Resources, Future prospects of Natural resources

UNIT-IV
Conservation and Management of Natural Resources: Meaning and Concept of conservation
of Natural Resources, Resources Conservation and Management Methods of Natural resources:
Soil Resource, Water Resource, Forest Resource and Mineral Resources, Problems of Natural
Resource Management in India.

Note:
The question paper will have five units. Each of the first four units of question paper will contain
two questions from each unit of the syllabus. Candidate(s) are required to attempt one question
from each unit. The unit five shall be compulsory and shall contain eight short answer type
questions covering entire Syllabus.
All questions carry equal marks.

Recommended Readings:
1. Borton, I. and R.W. Kates. (1984) Readings in Resource Management and Conservation,
University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
2. Bruce,Mitchell (1989) Geography and Resource Analysis, John Wiley and Son, New York.
3. Eliot Hurst, M.E. (1972) A Geography of Economic Behaviour : An Introduction, Duxbury
Press, California.
4. Guha, J.L. and P.R.Chattroj (1994) Economic geography- AStudy of Resources, The World
Press Pvt. Ltd. Calcutta
5. Martino, R.L. (1969) Resource Management. Mc Graw Hill Book Co., London.
6. Negi, B.S.(2000) Geography of Resources, Kedar Nath and Ram Nath,Meerut
7. Owen, Oliver, S.(1971) Natural Resource Conservation : A Ecological Approach. Mc
Million New Delhi.
8. Raja, M. (1989) Renewable Resources, Development, Concept Pub. New Delhi.
9. Ramesh, A.(1984) Resource Geography (Ed.) R.P. Misra, Contribution to Indian
geography, Vol Heritage Publishers, New Delhi.
10. Singh, A and Raja, M. (1982) Geography of Resources and conservation (Hindi Edition)
Pargati Parkashan, Meerut.
11. Zimmermann, E. W. (1951) World Resources and Industries, Harper and Brothers, New
Delhi.

M.A. Geography: Semester-I
Paper-IV (i): Population Geography
End Semester Exam : 80 marks
Internal Assessment : 20 marks
Total : 100 marks
Time : 3 hrs.
UNIT-I
Population Geography: Definition, nature and scope; relationship with other disciplines –
demography and population studies; sources of data with particular reference to India – census,
vital or civil registration system, Sample Registration System, Sample surveys with particular
reference to NSSO and NFHS; Problems of their reliability and comparability.

UNIT-II
Population Distribution and Growth: Factors affecting population distribution; Population
growth - trends and determinants; spatial dimension of population growth in India; Theories of
population growth – pre-Malthusian views, Malthus’ Theory, views of socialist writers, optimum
population theory, demographic transition model.

UNIT-III
Components of population change: trends and patterns in fertility and mortality levels;
Theories of fertility; Migration: major international migrations; features of internal migration in
India; theories of migration; population composition and characteristics - age and sex
composition, literacy, marital status and economic characteristics of population.

UNIT-IV
Population and development: population growth and economic development; population growth
and environmental quality; population control movement: population policies and its types;
India’s Population Policy: Post independence development – Reproductive and Child Health
Programme.
.
Note :
The question paper will have five units. Each of the first four units of question paper will contain
two questions from each unit of the syllabus. Candidate(s) are required to attempt one question
from each unit. The unit five shall be compulsory and shall contain eight short answer type
questions covering entire syllabus. All questions carry equal marks.

Recommended Readings:
Beaujen- Garnier J (1966) Geography of Population; Longman, London.
Bhende Asha A and Kanitkar (2002) Principles of Population Studies, 14th Edition, Himalaya
Publishing House, Mumbai.
Chandana, R.C. (2002) Geography of Population : Concepts, determination and patterns,
Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi.
Clarke, J.I. (1992) Population Geography, Second Edition, Pergamon Press, Oxford England.
Hassan, M.I. (2005) Population Geography, Rawat Publication, Jaipur.
Premi, M.K. (1991) India’s Population Heading Towards a Billion, B.R. Publishing
Coporation, New Delhi.

M.A Geography: Semester-I
Paper IV (ii): Urban Geography
End Semester Exam : 80 marks
Internal Assessment : 20 marks
Total : 100 marks
Time : 3 hrs.

Unit –I
Definition, nature and scope of urban geography; different approaches and recent trends in
urban geography; Origin and evolution of urban places in Ancient, Medieval, Modern and
Post-Modern periods- factors, stages, evolution and characteristics.

Unit-II
Aspects of urban places: Location, site and situation - definition, nature and significance;
Urban ecological processes; Theories of city structure-concentric zone theory, sector theory,
multiple nuclei theory and social area analysis.

Unit-III
Settlement systems: the rank-size distribution of cities, Primate city distribution, central place
theory of Christaller and Losch; the rural-urban fringe-definition, delimitation and structure;
city-region relationship.

Unit-IV
Urbanization: definition and measures of urbanization, factors affecting urbanization, cycle of
urbanisation; Historical development of urbanization in the world: Primordial and definitive
urbanization; Regional aspects of world urbanization; Patterns and trends of urbanisation in
India.

Note :
The question paper will have five units. Each of the first four units of question paper will
contain two questions from each unit of the syllabus. Candidate(s) are required to attempt one
question from each unit. The unit five shall be compulsory and shall contain eight short
answer type questions covering entire syllabus. All questions carry equal marks.

Suggested Readings:
1. Bala, Raj (1986), Urbanisation in India, Rawat Publishers, Jaipur.
2. Bansal, S.C. (2008), Urban Geography (Hindi Edition), Meenakshi Prakashan, Meerut.
3. Bansal, S.C. (2010), Urban Geography, Meenakshi Prakashan, Meerut.
4. Cadwallader, Martin (1986), Urban Geography, Prentic Hall, New Jersey.
5. Carter, Harold (1995), The Study of Urban Geography (4th Edition), Arnold, London.
6. Dickinson, R.E. (1964), City and Region, Routledge, London.
7. Kundu, A (1992), Urban Development and Urban Research in India, Khanna
Publication, New Delhi.
8. Mayer H.M. and Kohn, C.F. (eds.) (1958), Readings in Urban Geography, University
of Chicago Press, Chicago.
9. Pacione, Michael (2001), Urban Geography-A Global Perspective, Routedge, London,
10. Ramachandran, R. (1989), Urbanisation and Urban Systems in India, Oxford, New
Delhi.
11. Rao, B.P. and Sharma, N. (2000-01), Urban Geography (Hindi Edition), Vasundhra
Prakashan, Gorkhpur.
12. Singh, K. and Steinberg, F. (eds.) (1987), Urban India in Crisis, New Age
International, New Delhi.
13. Smailes, A.E. (1953), The Geography of Towns. Hutchinson, London.

M.A. Geography : Semester- I
Paper- IV (iii) Geography of Rural Settlement
End Semester Exam : 80 marks
Internal Assessment : 20 marks
Total : 100 marks
Time : 3 hrs.
UNIT-I
Definition, nature and scope of rural settlement geography; trends in rural settlement geography
with special reference to India; Approaches to rural settlement geography

UNIT-II
Culture-Historical Perspective: Archaeological finds and settlements; Mesopotamia, the Nile
valley, the Indus valley, Historical development of rural settlements (based on major cultural
periods) in India, Analysis of Place Names and Environments.

UNIT-III
Morphology of Rural settlements in India: Religio-ritual model, Secular-dominance model,
Types and Patterns of rural settlements in India and causes of diverse types of rural settlements.

UNIT-IV
Functions of rural settlements, Rural Service Centers- their nature and hierarchy, Basics of Rural
Settlement Planning, Rural Settlement Planning of India.

Note:
The question paper will have five units. Each of the first four units of question paper will contain
two questions from each unit of the syllabus. Candidate(s) are required to attempt one question
from each unit. The unit five shall be compulsory and shall contain eight short answer type
questions covering entire syllabus. All questions carry equal marks.

Recommended Readings:
1. Alam, S. M. et. al. (1982), Settlement System of India, Oxford and IBH Publication Co. New
Delhi.
2. Chisholm, M. ( 1967), Rural Settlements and Land Use, John Wiley, New York.
3. Clout, H.D. (1977) Rural Geography of Settlements, Mac Donald & Evans, New York.
4. Hudson, F.S. (1976), A Geography of Settlements, Mac Donald & evans, New York.
5. Mandal, R.B. (1988), System to Rural Settlements in Developed Countries, Concept
Publication, New Delhi.
6. Mandal, R.B. (2001), Introduction to Rural Settlements, Concept Publication, New Delhi.
7. Misra, H.N. (1987) Rural Georaphy, Vol. IX, Contributions to Indian Geography, Heritage
Publishers, New Delhi.
8. Singh, R.L. and K.N. eds. (1975), Readings in Rural Settlements Geography, NGSI,
Varanasi
9. Singh, R.L. (1976), Geographic Dimensions of Rural Settlements, NGSI, Varanasi
10 Singh, R.Y.(1994), Settlements, NGSI, Varanasi. 11. Singh, R.Y. (2005), Adhiwas Bhugol,
(in Hindi) Rawat Publication, New Delhi.
12. Wanmali, S. (1983), Service Centres in Rural India, B.R. Publication, New Delhi.

M.A. Geography: Semester-I
Paper-IV (iv) Cultural Geography
End Semester Exam : 80 marks
Internal Assessment : 20 marks
Total : 100 marks
Time : 3 hrs.

Unit-I
The Nature Meaning &Scope of Cultural Geography. The evolutionary approach in cultural
geography. The Framework of cultural Geography. The evolution of cultural Geography-The
contribution of otto schluter and carl sauer and others. Themes in cultural Geography-The
Cultural Region. Functional Formal and perceptual Determinism and Possibilism.

Unit-II
Cultural Geography : Elements& Components; Culture Areas & Cultural Realm. Environment
and Culture, Concept of culture areas and culture regions, Dwelling places as cultural
expressions. Role of Environment in the Development of Folk Culture and its Diversity, Revival
of Folk Culture. Cultural Adaptation and Environmental perception. Man as modifier of the earth

Unit-II
spatial structure. Focuses on similarities and differences of various cultures with respect to
racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, demographic, and organizational characteristics in Indian
context. Studies of the socio-cultural characteristics of contemporary societies within their
manifested

Unit-IV
Human races , Habitat economy and Society of tribal groups. Racial Elements in India's
Population; Tribes of India ( Bhil, Gond, Toda, Naga); Tribes of World (Eskimo, Pigmy,
Bushman). Role of Environment in the Development of Folk Culture and its Diversity, Revival
of Folk Culture, Patterns of popular Culture and Cultural fusion

Note:
The question paper will have five units. Each of the first four units of question paper will contain
two questions from each unit of the syllabus. Candidate(s)are required to attempt one question
from each unit. The unit five shall be compulsory and shall contain eight short answer type
questions covering entire syllabus.All questions carry equal marks.

Suggested Readings:
Ahmad, Aijazuddin, Social Geography, Rawat Publication, New Delhi, 1999 .
De Blij. B.d. Human Geography. John Wiley and Son, New York.
Dreze Jean, Amartya Sen, Economic Development and Social Opportunity, Oxford University
press, New Delhi,1996 .
Dubey, S.C.: Indian Society, National Book Trust, New Delhi, 1991.
Gregory, D. and UJ. Larry. (eds.) Social relations and Spatial Structures, McMillan, 1985
Haq, Mahbubul: Reflection on Human Development. Oxford University Press.New Delhi
Maloney, Clarence: People of South Asia, Winston, New York, 1974 .
Planning Commission, Government of India: Report on Development of Tribal areas.1981
Rao, M.S.A.: Urban Sociology in India. Orient Longman, 1970 .
Schwartzberg Joseph: An Historical Atlas of South Asia. University of Chicago Press.
Chicago, 1978 .
Sen, Amartya and Dreze Jean, Indian Development Selected Regional Perspectives. Oxford
University Press,1996 .
Smith, David: Geography: A Welfare Approach. Edward Arnold, London, 1977 .
Sopher, David: An Exploration of India. Cornell University Press. 1980 .
Subba Rao. personality of India: Pre and Proto Historic Foundation of India and Pakistan,
M.S. University, Baroda, Vadodara, 1958.

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As you are asking for MDU Rohtak MA Geography program Syllabus , so on your demand I am providing same here :

16GEO021C1 GEOMORPHOLOGY
Credit: 04 (3+1+0)
End Semester Exam : 80 marks
Internal Assessment : 20 marks
Total : 100 marks Time : 3 hrs.
Learning Objectives:
The objectives of this course are to introduce the concepts in Geomorphology in adequate manner, many facets
of surface relief features and to understand various aspects of their growth and evolution on the Earth.
Learning Outcomes:
The course will provide an understanding of the conceptual and dynamic aspects of landform development.
Students will also learn the relevance of applied aspects of Geomorphology in various fields.

Unit-1
Geomorphology - Definition, Nature and scope, History and development of geomorphic ideas : Fundamental
concepts - uniformitarianism, geological structure, process and stage. The Earths interior - structure and
constitution, Recent Views. Plate tectonics- meaning and concept; plates, plate margins and boundaries; plate
motion; Tectonic activities along the boundaries and Distribution of plates.

Unit-II
Endogenetic processes - Faulting, folding and their geomorphic expressions. earthquake concept, causes,
classification, intensity and magnitude, Geographical distribution. Vulcanism - concept, mechanism and causes;
Volcanoes- classification, volcanic materials; Topography associated with vulcanicity and geographical
distribution.

Unit-III
Exogenetic processes : Weathering and mass wasting - meaning and concept, controlling factors, classification
and significance. Dynamics of fluvial, aeolian, glacial and karst processes and resulting landforms.

Unit-IV
Applied Geomorphology - meaning; Applications of Geomorphology in Regional planning, engineering
projects, mineral exploration and hydrology. Regional Geomorphology of Punjab plain, Aravalli Region and
Thar desert of India.
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