Human Geography Recorded Lectures for Geography Optional (2021-2022) by Dr. Manishika Jain with Answer Writing

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1.Perspectives in Human Geography
  • Areal differentiation
  • Regional synthesis
  • Dichotomy and dualism
  • Environmentalism
  • Quantitative revolution and locational analysis
  • Radical, behavioural, human, and welfare approaches
  • Languages, religions, and secularization
  • Cultural regions of the world
  • Human development index
Lecture 1 Video and Assignment
2.Lecture 2 Video and Assignment
3.Lecture 3 Video and Assignment
4.Lecture 4 Video and Assignment
5.Economic Geography
  • World economic development: measurement and problems
  • World resources and their distribution
  • Energy crisis
  • The limits to growth
  • World agriculture
  • Typology of agricultural regions
  • Agricultural inputs and productivity
  • Food and nutrition problems
  • Food security
  • Famine: causes, effects, and remedies
  • World industries: locational patterns and problems
  • Patterns of world trade
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9.Population and Settlement Geography
  • Growth and distribution of world population
  • Demographic attributes
  • Causes and consequences of migration
  • Concepts of over-under-and optimum population
  • Population theories
  • World population problems and policies
  • Social well-being and quality of life
  • Population as social capital
  • Types and patterns of rural settlements
  • Environmental issues in rural settlements
  • Hierarchy of urban settlements
  • Urban morphology: Concepts of primate city and rank-size rule
  • Functional classification of towns
  • Sphere of urban influence
  • Rural - urban fringe
  • Satellite towns
  • Problems and remedies of urbanization
  • Sustainable development of cities
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13.Regional Planning
  • Concept of a region
  • Types of regions and methods of regionalization
  • Growth centers and growth poles Regional imbalances
  • Regional development strategies
  • Environmental issues in regional planning
  • Planning for sustainable development
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17.Models, Theories, and Laws in Human Geography
  • Systems analysis in Human geography
  • Malthusian, Marxian, and demographic transition models
  • Central Place theories of Christaller and Losch
  • Perroux and Boudeville
  • Von Thunen՚s model of agricultural location
  • Weber՚s model of industrial location
  • Rostow՚s model of stages of growth
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20.Lecture 20 Video and Assignment
21.2020 Updates Lectures Based on New Papers
  • Population Sources & Errors – its Types
  • Sadler՚s Law of Population
  • Lotka Volterra Cycles
  • Leibenstein՚s Motivational Theory of Population Growth
  • Doubleday, Castro, Dumont, Gini՚s Theory of Population
  • Social Segregation
  • Activist Geography: Social Movements
  • Henri Lefebvre – Evolution of Geographical Space
  • Evolution of Space- John Agnew
Lecture 21 Video and Assignment
22.2020 Updates Lectures Based on New Papers
  • Cultural Geography – Heritage cycle
  • Cultural Convergence – Assimilation, Threat, Imperialism & Hegemony
  • Cultural ecology & sustainability
  • Geopolitics of Climate Change
  • Geopolitics of water
  • Geopolitics of oil & gas
  • Geopolitics of resources & rare minerals
Lecture 22 Video and Assignment
23.2020 Updates Lectures Based on New Papers
  • Stages of Geographical Thought
  • Research Paradigms: Positivism, Post-positivism, Structuralism, Critical and Post-Structuralism
  • Scientific Method
  • Philosophical basis – Axiology, Ontology & Epistemology
Lecture 23 Video and Assignment
24.2020 Updates Lectures Based on Contemporary Developments (Common Lecture for Physical, Human & India Geography Course)
  • Agriculture – Innovation, Farm Reforms, Stubble Burning Solutions, Global Studies, Super Absorbent Polymers
  • Climate Change: Vanuatu – coconut fuel, Whale, Arctic Permafrost, Mock Meat (Food and Carbon footprints) , Nauru
  • Geography of Pandemics, Disease Ecology, Health and Medical Tourism in India, Biomedical Waste Management
  • Fastest growing Food Industry: Seaweeds
  • Biomimicry, Beaver Dam, HEP Solutions, Natel՚s Turbine: Environment
  • Flooding: Bangladesh case study
  • Renewable Sources of Energy: Lithium Batteries, Ethanol, Green Hydrogen (Neom, Saudi Arabia)
  • Reverse Migration, Lone Eagle Cities (Work from Home)
  • Climate Refugees: Environmental Migration
  • Geography of Ladakh: Leh (Nyoma, Durbok, Khalsi, Karoo, Likir, Nubra) , Kargil (Dras, Zanskar, Chiktan, Sankoo)
Lecture 2020 Updates Video and Assignment

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