Department Of Geograpy
The subject of geography straddles the natural and human realms, acting as a bridge between the natural and social sciences. A student of geography is exposed to a fascinating world - one that stretches far beyond what is easily visible on the surface of the Earth. It extends into the uppermost limits of the atmosphere, and then further into space that lies thereafter, into the deepest oceans, and then deeper still into the interior of the Earth. It encompasses the atmosphere, the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, and the biosphere. Geographers study the processes that operate within each of these spheres and those that link them together to create the intricate balance to make life possible on planet Earth. They also study how this delicate balance is disturbed, creating problems at the local, regional, and global levels. Upon completion of the undergraduate program, a student of geography would possess an understanding of how our environment is shaped by the interaction of natural and human processes, and how problems like ozone depletion, climate change, biodiversity loss, land degradation, and disasters result when this interaction is adversely affected by human activity.