UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (COSS)

Department of Geography

The Department of Geography offers bachelor’s degree called Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environmental Management.  At the level of master degree geography runs MAGEM, MPPM, GIS and PhD. 

 

Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies

Students are required to take all the core courses as indicated. Shaded totals represent the minimum required credits per semester basing on the specified core courses. A student may take one additional optional course from the list provided under a relevant semester and not from elsewhere. Compulsory second-year Practical Training (AS 299) conducted for 8 weeks during the long vacation, i.e., outside the two classroom semesters, is not included in the total minimum/maximum count. GE 399(Dissertation) may be opted only upon approval by the Head of Department.

 

Code

Course Title

Core/Option

Credit

First Year: Semester I

 

 

GE 140

Introduction to Physical Geography

Core

12

GE 142

Spatial Organization

Core

12

GE 145

Introduction to Environmental Education

Core

12

AS 102

Introduction to Social Science Research Methods

Core

12

DS 101

DevelopmentPerspectives1

Core

8

CL 106

Communication Skills for Arts and Social Sciences

Core

12

 

 

 

68

First Year: Semester II

 

 

GE 141

Climatology

Core

12

GE 143

Environmental Resources and Food Security

Core

12

GE 144

Surveying and Mapping Science

Core

12

AS 103

Social Science Research Methods

Core

12

DS 102

Development Perspectives II

Core

8

PL 111

Introduction to Critical Thinking and Argumentation

Core

12

 

 

 

68

Second Year: Semester I

 

 

GE 240

Soil Resources

Core

12

GE 242

Agricultural Systems and Location

Core

12

GE 244

Quantitative Techniques in Geography

Core

12

GE 250

Environmental Education and Conservation

Core

12

GE 251

Tourism and Leisure

Core

12

 

A student may select one course from the following

GE 243

Urban Systems

Optional

12

AS 217

Introduction to Computers

Optional

12

 

 

 

72

Second Year: Semester II

 

 

GE 241

Biogeography

Core

12

GE 245

Remote Sensing

Core

12

GE 246

Hydrometeorology

Core

12

GE 247

Population Studies

Core

12

 

A student may select one or two courses from the following

GE 248

Transport Systems

Optional

12

GE 252

Medical Geography

Optional

12

AS 299

Practical Training (done during the long vacation)

Core

12

 

 

 

60

Third Year: Semester I

 

 

GE 340

Water Resources Management

Core

12

GE 343

Population and Development

Core

12

GE 352

Natural Resources Management

Core

12

GE 353

Geographical Information Systems

Core

12

GE 249

Research Methods in Geography

Core

12

GE 249

Research Methods in Geography (Field conducted during short vacation)*

Core

-

 

A student may select one or two courses from the following

GE 347

Urban Transport Planning and Management

Optional

12

GE 348

Disaster Management

Optional

12

GE 344

Regional Development Planning

Optional

12

GE 355

Geography of Economic Inequalities

Optional

12

GE 399

Dissertation++

Optional

24

 

 

 

72

Third Year: Semester II

 

 

GE 350

Environmental Policy and Planning

Core

12

GE 351

Land Evaluation for Development Planning

Core

12

GE 354

Environmental Assessment

Core

12

 

 

 

 

 

A student may select one or two courses from the following

GE 342

Urban Planning and Management

Optional

12

GE 349

Contemporary Geography

Optional

12

GE 341

Agriculture and Rural Settlement

Optional

12

GE 346

Project Planning and Management

Optional

12

GE 345

Regional Development Planning in Tanzania

Optional

12

GE 399

Dissertation++     

Optional

24

 

 

 

60