3 Hours/Week, 3 Credits

1. Introduction to Geomorphology: Definition and subject matter, Objectives and methods of explanations, Agents, Process and products (Geomorphic), Application of geomorphic knowledge to environmental problems. 2. Development of Geomorphologic thought: Pre-Davisian geomorphology, Davisian cycle of erosion, Penck and King’s concept. 3. Explanations of the Major Tectonic Elements of Earth’s Surface: Structure and Composition of the Earth’s Crust, Earth Quakes and Volcanoes, The Hypsograhic Curve: Configuration of the Earth’s Surface. 4. Theories on the Various Tectonic Aspects of the Earth’s Surface Processes: Plate Tectonic, Wegners’s Continental Drift theory, Theories of Isostasy and Gravity Tectonics, Kober’s Geosynclinal Organic Theory, Other Modern Tectonic Theories. 5. Coastal Geomorphology: Agents of coastal erosion (Sea coast and sea shore; processes and mechanisms of marine erosion, erosional land forms (Cliffs, wave-cut, platform, natural chimneys, stack, blow hole), Transformational work, depositional landforms (Beaches, bars, barriers and associate features), Classification of coasts and shorelines, development of shorelines, and marine cycle of erosion along a shoreline of submergence and emergence. 6. Geological and Technical Aspects of Land Formation in Bangladesh. Recommended Books 1. Geomorphology by Chorley et al. 2. Process in Geomorphology by C. Emblemion and J. Thomas