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 & INSTITUTIONAL BASED PROGRAM

EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF EDUCATION, BACHELOR
OF ARTS AND BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
AGE 101: DEVELOPMENT OF GEOGRAPHICAL THOUGHT
DATE: Friday 29th August, 2008
TIME: 2.00 p.m. ? 4.00 p.m.

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer any Three Questions. Illustrations should be used where
appropriate.

1.
Write concise notes on any four of the following:
(a)
Chorology (4 marks)
(b)
Quantitative Revolution (5 marks)
(c)
Geographical exemplars (5 marks)
(d)
The Gnomon (4 marks)
(e)
Masterman's Paradigms (6 marks)
(f)
Geographia Generalis (5 marks)
(g)
Ptotemy's Geography (5 marks)
2.
Examine the contributions of the Greeks to the pre-history of geographical ideas. (23 marks)
3.
Using Fenneman?s model explain how the controversy of the subject matter of geography was resolved. (23 marks)
4.
Explain the contributions of Ratzel and Vidal to the development of Geographical thought. (23 marks)
5.
Examine the impact of Darwinian ideas and concepts to the development of geographical thought. (23 marks)
6.
Assess the role of geographers in national development. (23 marks)
7.
The question of whether geography is a nomothetic or an idiographic science is one of methods rather than content?. Discuss. (23 marks)



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