FIRST YEAR COURSES
GPHY 112 - REGIONS OF THE WORLD (REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY) [3 hours]
The course examines the geographical distribution of cultural, urban, economic and demographic phenomena in several contrasting regions of the world. Contents include introduction to regional and systematic studies and their relation to the various realms. Emphasis will be on the region with respect to worldwide/continental problems and prospects in economic development, management of resources and population adjustment and political geography. In this course we will go through the following regional realms:
- Europe: North Western Europe/ Eastern Europe.
- U.S. A and Canada
- Asia: South East Asia; South Asia; The four Asian Dragons; the rest of Asia
- Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa and the Maghreb
- Latin America and the Island States
- Patterns of World Development: An examination of contemporary global economic patterns and trends.
SECOND YEAR COURSES
GPHY 211 - REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY OF SIERRA LEONE (PART I & II) [3 hours]
This module is a two part learning through writing course. It will cover both the first and second semesters.
- The Course begins with a general overview of Sierra Leone’s physical environment,
- Its colonial history and its people and cultures
- It then examines a variety of themes associated with development, population, urban and political geography.
- Systematic applications of the concept of cultural to geographic themes: areas, landscapes, economy, culture history, population, ecology and diversity and socio-economic and political development.
- Emphasis will be on the region with respect to worldwide/continental problems and prospects in economic development, management of resources and population adjustment. Charting the way forward.
THIRD YEAR COURSES
GPHY 310 - FIELDWORK REPORT WRITING
- This is not a teaching course. it will cover what you need to know about writing and presenting your annual report of all field work done within the department
- it is a guide in writing your proposals for Year Four and subsequently your dissertation
GPHY 312 - REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY OF WEST AFRICA (Part I & II) [3 Hours]
Its contents will lay emphasis on:
- Physical-geographical concepts: physical environment, climate (change and anomalies), soils and vegetation, landscape features and natural resources.
- Diverse Cultures and Ways of Life
- ECOWAS and its relationship to other organizations
- In-depth discussion on selected countries (one Anglophone, one francophone)
- The Way Forward and Prospects for the Future
FOURTH YEAR COURSES
GPHY 412 - GEOGRAPHIC THOUGHT AND METHODOLOGY [3 hours]
This course presents major approaches to geographic thought on the natural environment, regional studies, human ecology, development issues and spatial interrelationships. Its contents will lay emphasis on the following:
Philosophical thoughts & Appropriate Methodology for Application which will include:
- Past and current trends in geographic thought
- related methodological implications, with elaborations of concepts (if necessary) by current staff members.
Fieldwork Experience will present insights into:
- personal explorations of urban space and place
- an array of practical and ethical issues in the collection and interpretation of primary geographic data.
Announcements and deadlines for the 2011/12 academic year will be here
- Year Four come prepared with a two page proposal
- Year Three make sure all requisite fieldwork fees have been paid before registering for GPHY 310
- Year One and Two, make sure you come prepared with your drawing instruments
- PROJECT FACE WSLOT (WOMEN SEE LOT OF THINGS)
- LAND USE AND LAND COVER CHANGE IN WESTERN AREA (unpublished)
- DEFORESTATION AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION (pending)