Kenyatta University Bachelor of Arts (Geography) Development Of Geographical Thought  Question Paper

Exam Name: Development Of Geographical Thought  

Course: Bachelor of Arts (Geography)

Institution/Board: Kenyatta University

Exam Year:2008

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2007/2008
INSTITUTE OF OPEN LEARNING
SPECIAL EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS
AGE 101: DEVELOPMENT OF GEOGRAPHICAL THOUGHT

DATE: Wednesday 8th October, 2008

TIME: 3.00 p.m. ? 5.00 p.m.

INSTRUCTIONS
Answer any three questions.
1.
Write concise essays on the following:
a)
Concerns of geography as a discipline.
[6 marks]
b)
Relationship between Geography and other disciplines.
[6 marks]

c)
The British School of Geography.
[5 marks]
d)
Popper-Kuhn paradigms
[6 marks]
2.
Explain the contributions of Bernhard Varenius and Immanuel Kant to the development of Geography thought. [23 marks]
3.
The period of exploration and discovery opened new horizons in Geographical thought Scholarship. Discuss. [23 marks]
4.
Briefly explain the contributions of the following to Geographical thought.
a)
Eratosthenes
[6 marks]
b)
Paul Vidal de la blache
[6 marks]
c)
Emmanuel Kant
[6 marks]
d)
Friedrich Ratzel
[5 marks]
5.
Examine the role of geographers in the mapping of resources for Development. [23 marks]
6.
Briefly explain the developments of the following Geographical techniques.
a)
Cartography [6 marks]
b)
Aerial photography
[6 marks]
c)
Remote Sensing
[5 marks]
d)
Geography Information Systems (GIS)
[6 marks]



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