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GG-401 | Human Geography

S.Y.B.Sc. | Sem IV | Geography



S.Y.B.Sc. | Sem IV | GG-401
Human Geography

This book is especially prepared for the students of Second Year B.Sc. (CBCS) of K.B.C. North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. It is also useful for the syllabi of other universities as well as in the new syllabi of examinations to be conducted by Union Government and the State Government. Keeping these points in view, the present book has been prepared to extend information regarding Human Geography. This book has covered most of the aspects related to Human Geography such as Human race, Population and Settlements. Most of the models and theories related to population have been explained. Numbers of tables and maps have been used to explain various aspects of human geography.


Unit 1 Introduction to Human Geography
a) A Definition, Nature and Scope
b) Branches of Human Geography
c) Relationship between Man and Environment
d) Approaches of Human Geography

Unit 2 Human Races and Religion
a) Definition of Human Race
b) Physical basis of racial groups
c) Classification of world Races– Caucasoid, Mongoloid, Negroid and Australoid
d) Definition of Religion and Major Religious system – Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism.

Unit 3 Population
a) Factors affecting on the distribution of Population – Physical,
Socio – Cultural and Demographic.
b) Worlds population distribution
c) Malthusian theory of Population growth
d) Demographic transition theory.

Unit 4 Settlements
a) Definition and types of rural settlements – Compact, Semi Compact and Dispersed.
b) Patterns of rural settlements- Circular, Radial, Elongated, Square and Amorphous
c) Definition and functional classification of Urban settlements – Administrative, Defence, Culture, Production and Communication.
d) Recent Trends and Patterns of Urbanization in India.


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