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History of Human Settlements
Origin and evolution of human settlements during the early civilization period. History and growth of human settlements during the ancient periods: the Nile, the Mesopotamian, the Greek, and the Roman and Indus civilizations. Historical background and growth of human settlements during the medieval and pre-industrial revolution periods: the roles of churches, guilds and castles, guilds and mercantilism. The Effects of the Dark Age and the Renaissance: gunpowder, congestion and slums.
The Industrial Revolution and its impact on human settlements and public health: inventions and use of machines, transportation and communication. The growth of factory towns and its effects.Growth and emergence of concepts of modern cities: the garden city, city beautiful movement, linear city, Victorian city, etc. The growth and development of the human settlements/towns in Bangladesh: the city site – Pundravarddhan, Vanga, Samata, Harikela. etc.
Gallion, Arthur and Eisner, Simon. (1986). The Urban Pattern. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold
Whittick, Arnold. (ed.) (1973). Encyclopaedia of Urban Planning New York: McGraw-Hill Inc
Mumford, Lewis. (1961). The City in History: Its Origin, Its Transformation and Its Prospects. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World
Ramachandran, R. (1989). Urbanization and Urban Systems in India. Calcutta: Oxford University Press
Davis, Kingsley. (1965). “The Urbanization of Human Population", America
Chakrabarti, Dilip K. (1992). Ancient Bangladesh – A Study of the Archaeological Source
Geography for Planners
Section: AIntroduction: definition, scope, classification, relevance in planning, The Atmosphere: composition – pressure
and temperature; layers of atmosphere. The Winds: planetary winds; local winds; forced winds or thunder
storms.Variable Winds: tropical cyclone; temperate cyclone; anti cyclones. Climate: climate and man; factors of
climatic control; major climatic region. Soils: composition, texture; structure; soil destruction; major soil types.
Section: BVegetation: classification; distribution on earth, value of trees, animals and their distribution. Earth Quake:
theory; waves, epicenter; belts; Impacts. Volcano: types; theories of cone formation; classification according to
eruption. distribution; impact on climate, landscape and man. Running Water: drainage pattern; erosional force of
rivers; erosinal features of rivers; depositional features of rivers. Hydrosphere: zones and features; movements of
oceans- waves, currents, tides, drifts and creep, theories of tide, tidal waves; bores; importance; pollution of oceans.
Navarra, Gabriel John (1981), Contemporary Physical Geography, Newyork, USA: CBS College
Bryant, H. Richard (1992), Physical Geography, Calcutta, India: Rupa and Co.
Gupta, A. Das and Kapoor, A. N. (1992) Principles of Physical Geography, New Delhi, India: S.
Chand and Co. Ltd.
Tarakanov, G.G. (1982), Tropical Metrology, Moscow: Mir Publishers.
Holme, Arther (1975), Principles of Physical Geography, Hongkong: Continental Printing Co.
Scale: simple scale, diagonal scale, linear scale, representative fraction (R.F.). definition, type of scale, use of scales, method of drawing scales, etc. Projection: meaning, type of projection, use of projection, how to draw projection, etc. zenithal projection, equal area projection, conical projection. Enlargement & Reduction: meaning, process of enlargement and reduction of maps / diagrams, etc. – free hand process and use of pantograph. merits of enlargement and reduction. Map: what is map, types of map, map-tracing process, use of maps on different subjects. Area calculation: Area calculation process – grid method, use of planimeter.
Elahi and A. Hossain (1987), Bhougolic Shapdopunchi Oa Bangla Parivasha.Dhaka.
Bandhopaddhai and S. Shil ( 1985), Baboharic Bhugol Parichai, Calcuta: Cchaya Prokashani.
Alam and A.K.M. Mohiuddin (1998), Jahan Bhu-chitrabali: 3rd edition: Dhaka.
ITC (Undated ) Thematic Cartography, Enschede, The Netherlands.
Principles of Economics
Section: AIntroduction: definition, scope, subject matters, relation with other social sciences and importance of studying with respect to urban and rural planning. Theories of demand and supply and production: related concepts, types, cost and revenue curves, equilibrium analysis, factors of production, returns of scale. Theories of firm: various market conditions, determination of equilibrium.
Section: BTheories of income distribution: rent, wage, profit and interest, investment and employment, inflation. National income: definition, types, measuring method. Principles of banking: evolution of banking system, central, commercial and specialized banking system, credit policy. Welfare economics: definition, Patero optimality, social welfare maximization. Linear programming and input-output analysis: concepts, use, techniques, Leontief matrix,
Samuelson, P.A. Economics: An Introductory Analysis
Henderson and Quant. Micro Economic Theory
Baumol W.J. Economic Theory and Operation Analysis
Sayers R.S. Modern Banking
Walker, Bruce. (1981), Welfare Economics and Urban Problems, London: Hutchinson
Photography and Reproduction (Studio)
History of Photography and Development.Camera:(i) lens, (ii) exposure -shutter, aperture. (iii) view finder, (iv)film place. Critical photography: circle of confusion, depth of field, motion photography. Filter: optical medium, spectrum, colour. Film & paper: iso/din, sensitivity. Photo processing: apparatus of photo-lab, photo chemicals, contrast and soft print. art of taking photographs. Introduction to various media and process of reproduction.
Beg. Manjurul Alam- “Adhunik photo graphy”
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Word Processing and Spread Sheet Analysis
Studio and / or Lab. based, this sessional course will be confined in Word Processing and Spreadsheet Analysis software available in the Dept. Usually it will demonstrate the following major application of window based word processing (preferably MS Word) and Spread Sheet Analysis (preferably Excel software); at least 3 Lab. examination followed by VIVA to be conducted.
Introductory: concept on file, folder, CPU, key board, mouse, floppy disk, hard disk, windows and the like peripherals. File Management: creation of file, saving of file, deleting file, editing document / file variable, file copy, file move etc. Formatting: font related, paragraph related, drop case, spelling, change case, function and equation. Tables and Graph: draw table, insert table, split table, merger cell. Mathematical and Statistical function: frequency, standard deviation, variance, mean, median, line, bar, pie graph, correlation, regression, etc. Page Setup and Printing: page set up, layout , print preview, printing.
Section: AParts of Speech. Tense: right forms of verbs and subject-verb agreement. Sentence: combination of sentence. Modal Auxiliaries: usage and applications. Conditional Sentences. Basic sentence patterns. Phrasal verb. Affixes.Appropriate preposition. Finite & non-finite verbs.Section: BConversation practice & dialogue writing. Paragraph.Essay writing.Reading Comprehension.Vocabulary: synonyms and antonyms.
Thomson, A J and Martinet, A V: A Practical English Grammar (with exercise books)
Hornby, A S A Guide to Patterns and Usage in English
Wren and Martin High School Grammar and Composition
Section: ADifferential Calculus: limit, continuity and differentiability, differentiation of explicit functions and parametric equations, Significance of Derivatives: differentials, successive differentiation of various types of functions, leibnitz’s theorem, partial differentiation, eular’s theorem tangent, normal, sub-tangent and sub-normal in Cartesian and polar co-ordinates. Deternimation of Maximum and Minimum Values of Functions and of inflexion, Applications evaluation of intermediate forms by L.Hospital’s rule. Curvature and Radius of Curvature: circle of curvature, center of curvature and chord of curvature, evaluate and involute, asymptotes, envelopes curve tracing.
Section: B Integral Calculus: definition of integration by the method of substitution, integration in parts, integration by the method of successive reduction, definite integral, its properties and use in summing series, wall’s formula, improper integral, beta function and gamma function. Area under a plane curve in Cartesian and polar co-ordinates, Area of the region enclosed by two curves in Cartesian polar co-ordinates, Trapezoid rule, Simpson’s rule, Arc lengths of curves in Cartesian and polar co-ordinates, Parametric and pedal equations, Intrinsic equation, volume of solids of revolution by shell method, Area of surface of revolutionRecommended References
Khosh, Mohammad, Bhattacharjee, H (1989). A text book of integral Calculus
Allen, G.D. (1983). Elements of calculus; Nia book pub.co.NY.
Spiegel, Murry R. (1974). Theory and problems of advanced calculus: Mc-Grew Hill Co.
Das. Mukherjee(1990). Differential Calculus: U.N.Dhar and sons Pvt. Ltd.: 34th edition.
Das. Mukherjee (1991). Integral Calculas including Differential equation: U.N.Dhar and sons Pvt. Ltd. 35th edition.
Sociology for Planners
Section: AIntroduction: definition, scope, importance of sociology and its relation with urban and rural planning in particular. Basic Concepts: society, community, association, institution, customs, folkways and mores, norms and values. Culture: cultural lag, cultural diffusion, acculturation, group. Sociology of Bangladesh: people, religion, rural and urban community. Social Organization: family, marriage, kinship, stratification, social structure. City: definition, growth and characteristics of industrialization and urbanization. Concept of Urbanism and Industrialism. Urban Ecology. Section: BMigration: push and pull factors of migration, power structure, and changing leadership pattern. Social Problems: urban crime, juvenile delinquency, vagrancy, blighted area, poverty, beggary, prostitution, leadership, social values, social control. Bangladesh Society in Transition: transitional social structure in rural and urban bangladesh. Impact of Urbanization and Industrialization. Environment and Society: environment, physical and social environment, ecology and human ecology. Development of Environmental Awareness.Recommended References
Bhushan, B., 1989, Dictionaary of Sociology, Anmol Publication, New Delhi, India.
Howard, Michael, C., 1989, Contemporary Cultural Anthropology, Harper Collins Publishers, USA.
Leach, Edmund, 1995, Culture and Communication, Cambridge University Press, UK.
Light, Donald, Keller, Suzanne and Calhoun, Craing, 1989, Sociology, Alfred, A. Knope, New York, USA.
Rivers, W.H.R., 1991, Social Organization, SBW Publishers, New Delhi, India.
Schaefer, Richard, T., and Lamm, Robert, P., 1983, Sociology, Mcgraw-Hill Book Company, New York, USA.
Shah, A.M., Baviskar, B.S., and Ramaswamy, E.A., (eds), 1996, Social Structure and Change, Sage Publications, India.
Siddiqui, Kamal, Qadir, Sayeda Rowshan, Alamgir, Sitara, Huq, Sayeedul, 1993, Social Formaation in Dhaka City, University Press Limited, Dhaka.
Zenner, Walter, P., and Gmelch, George (Eds), (eds), 1988, Urban Life, Waveland Press Inc., Illinois, USA.