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Major number: 415

Major code: 070503

1. Introduction

Human geography and urban and rural planning aim at training of comprehensive and practical undergraduate talents with solid theoretical basis, broad knowledge, strong practical ability and distinctive professional specialty, who are superior in the application of regional planning and geography technology, and in the mastery of the basic theory, professional literacy and practical skills of urban and rural planning on the basis of humanistic geography and related disciplines. Until now, there are more than 14 professional teachers, including 4 professors, 5 associate professors. The school of city and environment science has the human geography doctorate and human geography, regional development, urban and rural planning and regional economics master degree awarded qualification. With the Hubei province and school level key discipline construction and academic research platform of human geography , Wuhan city circle of “resource-economical and environment-friendly society”construction institute and regional and urban and rural planning research institute of Central China Normal University; the excellent course resources of provincial and school level such as economic geography and human geography; the excellent experiment teaching platforms, including geographical science experimental teaching demonstration center of Hubei province, geological processing analysis and simulation key laboratory of Hubei province, human geography processing experiment centers and spatial analysis and planning mapping center; and several field training and off-campus practice platforms, such as Yichang comprehensive field practice base and the Wuhan branch of South Surveying and Mapping, the school of city and environment science can provide superior conditions for students to learn and progress.

2.Training objectives

The major of human geography and urban and rural planning aims to cultivate the specialized talents with solid theory basis in human geography and the good application of theory to the urban and rural planning practice, train high-quality source of students for the graduate education of human geography, regional development and planning, urban and rural planning and regional economics, and provide qualified planning, research and management professionals for the government departments, enterprises and institutions engaged in the regional development and planning, urban and rural planning, land planning, social economic planning and tourism planning .

3. Basic requirements

The graduates should meet the requirements of the following aspects:

(1) Possessing a sound personality and healthy body and mind, good ideological and moral cultivation, high sense of social responsibility, self-confidence and generosity, and good ability in organization and management, adaptability and teamwork spirit.

(2) To master the basic theories and skills of human geography and urban and rural planning, and the theoretical frontier, application prospect and the latest development of human geography, urban and rural planning management; to understand the general principles and methods of the disciplines, such as urban planning, land resource management and environment science; to learn about the national policies and regulations about city planning, land resource management and sustainable development .

(3) To master the research and application technology of human geography and urban and rural planning, and the application operation of remote sensing and GIS; to learn about higher mathematics, linear algebra, and the basic theory of probability and statistics, etc.

(4) The good basic training of scientific thinking and methods, and the basic ability of innovative, collaborative research ability; the mastery of the basic methods of information investigation and collection and literature retrieval and the modern information technology; the abilities of analysis, conclusion, data sorting and writing academic papers.

(5) The rich humane accomplishment, the strong ability of expression and communication, and the capability to use a foreign language to communicate.

4. Major courses

Human Geography; Economic Geography; Urban Geography; Cultural Geography; Chinese Geography; Quantitative Geography; Regional Analysis and Planning;Socio-economicStatisticalAnalysis; Geographic Information System; Generality of Remote Sensing; Fundamentals of City Planning; Comprehensive Urban Planning; Control Detailed Planning; Constructive Detailed Planning.

5. Educational system and awarding degree

Length of schooling: four years

Awarding degree: Bachelor of Science

6.Course credits distribution table

In this table: the credits means the total credits; the period means class hour.

Type

Term

Curriculumtype

1(1st)

1(2nd)

1(3rd)

2(1st)

2(2rd)

2(3nd)

3(1st)

3(2nd)

3(3rd)

4(1st)

4(2nd)

Total

Percentage

Academic

credits

General compulsory courses

Compulsory

10

8


7

7







32

36%

Core courses





2


2

4




8

Optional courses




2



3

2




7

Major courses

14

13


9

4


12

6




58

45%

Personality development courses

Non-normal major courses

Optional professional courses




6

6


4

8



1

25

19%

Interdisciplinary electives












25

Optional courses of innovation












25

Total

24

21


24

19


21

20



1

130

100%

Credit

hours

General compulsory courses

Compulsory

160

128


112

112







512

34%

Core courses





32


32

64




128

Optional courses




32



48

32




112

Major courses

224

208


128

64


192

112




928

48%

Personality development courses

Non-normal major courses

Optional professional courses




96

96


64

128



16

400

18%

Interdisciplinary optional courses













Optional courses of innovation













Subtotal

384

336


368

304


336

336



16

2080

100%




















7. Course schedule

Course type

Course number

Course name

Term

Credits

Credit hours

Weekly hours

Advance courses

Exam mode

Double degrees course

Course type

Remarks


Teaching

Discussion

Experi

ment

(practice)


General education courses

Compulsory

34000023

Basic Principle of Marxism


3

32


16

2







34000021

Ideological and Moral Cultivation and Legal Basis


3

32


16

2







34000022

Outline of Chinese Modern History


2

24


8

3







34000025

Introduction to Mao Zedong's Thinking and the Socialist Theoretical System with Chinese Characteristics


6

48


48

3








College English


12

The class of 2015 starts to take hierarchical teaching method.



College Physical Education


4

The class of 2015 starts to take clubs teaching method.



Information Application Ability

Pass the exam or get the computer grade certificate or pass the elective course test.


21400008

Freshman Seminar

1(1)

2











Optional courses

Core courses of general education

Module 1:Mathematics and Natural Sciences


2

Select 8 credits courses from the core courses of general education (or select more than 3 modules )


Module 2:Philosophy and Social Sciences


2


Module 3:Humanities and Arts


2


Module 4:Education and Psychology


2


Common electives

You need to select Higher Mathematics B for 8 credits, and 2-credits elective course and core courses in general education; you are free to select courses without limitation of the classification of the current elective courses construction in general education, can also choose courses of other professionals.


Quality development courses

It occupies five credits,including courses of Situation and Policy, Employment Instruction and Psychological Health of College Students, etc..


Major course

Fundamental compulsory courses

Course number

Course name

Term

Credits

Teaching

Discussion

practice

Weekly hour

Advance courses

Exam mode

Double degrees courses

Course type

Remarks


31002012

Higher Mathematics B1

1(1)

4

64

/

/

4

/

1

/


Sum


21441007

Physical Geography

1(1)

4


/


4

/

1

Yes


Sum


21441006

Human Geography

1(1)

3

32

/

16

3

/

1

Yes


Sum


21442001

Cartology

1(1)

3

28

12

14

3

/

1

/


Sum


31002022

Higher Mathematics B2

1(2)

4




4

/

1

/


Sum


21442002

Generality of Remote Sensing

1(2)

3

28

12

14

3

/

1

/


Sum


21442003

GeographicInformationSystem

1(2)

3

28

12

14

3

/

1

Yes


Sum


21414002

Economical Geography

1(2)

3

32

/

16

3

/

1

Yes


Sum


Major compulsory courses

21424003

UrbanGeography

2(1)

3

28

12

14

3

/

1

Yes


Sum


21424018

Foundations of Economics(Bilingual)

2(1)

3

32

/

16

3

/

1

Yes


Sum

41512006

Fundamentals of City Planning

2(1)

2

20

/

12

2

/

1

Yes


Sum

21424010

Cultural Geography(Online)

1(2)

2

8

/

24

2

/

3

Yes


Sum

41521006

Elementary Architecture

(Part Two)(Design)

2(2)

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

/



21411001

Chinese Geography(Online)

3(1)

2

8

/

24

2

/

3

Yes


Sum

21424009

Social Geography

3(1)

2

20

/

12

2

21441006

3

Yes



41512002

Constructive Detailed Planning

(Design)

3(1)

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

Yes



41512004

RegionalAnalysisandPlanning

3(1)

3

32

/

16

3

/

3

Yes


Sum

41521007

Socio-economicStatistical Analysis

3(1)

3

28

12

14

3

/

3

Yes


Sum

21422002

Quantitative Geography

3(2)

3

28

12

14

3

/

3

Yes


Sum

41512003

Comprehensive Planning

(Design)

3(2)

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

Yes



41512005

ControlDetailedPlanning(Design)

3(2)

1

/

32


2

/

3

/



Personality development courses

Major electives

(normal major and non-normal major is different)

21424013

Foundation for Sustainable Development(English)

2(1)

2

20

/

12

2

21441006

3

Yes



41521002

Design Drawing(Design)

2(1)

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

/



41521005

Design Color(Design)

2(1)

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

/



41521003

Introductionto Architecture

(Part A)(Design)

2(1)

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

/



41522009

Introduction to Architectural History

2(1)

2

20

/

12

2

/

3

/



21424020

Methods in Human Geography

2(1)

2

20

/

12

2

21441006

3

Yes



21424008

Transportation Geography(English)

2(1)


2

20

12

2

21414002

3

Yes




21424012

Industry Geography

2(1)

2

20

/

12

2

21414002

3

Yes




21424002

Population Geography

2(1)

2

20

/

12

2

21414002

3

Yes




31002051

Linear Algebra(Part A)

2(2)

3

32

/

16

3

/

1

/




31002061

Probability Statistics(Part A)

2(2)

3

32

/

16

3

/

1

/




41521010

Land Economics

2(2)

2

20

/

12

2

21424014

1

/




41521011

Regional Economics

2(2)

2

20

/

12

2

21414002

3

Yes




21424004

Agriculture Geography

2(2)

2

20

/

12

2

21414002

3

Yes




41521016

Tourism Geography

2(2)

2

20

/

12

2

21414002

3

Yes




41522003

ArchitecturalDesign(Design)

2(2)

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

/




41521008

Presenting Techniques by Hand-Drawing(Design)

2(2)

2

/

64

/

4

/

3





41522010

ComputerAidedDesign, CAD(Experiment)

2(2)

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

Yes




44720027

Land Resources

2(2)

2

20

/

12

2

/

3

/




21422003

DesignandApplicationofGIS(Experiment)

2(2)

2

/

64

/

4

21442003

3

Yes




41521012

EconomicsofPopulation,ResourceandEnvironment(Bilingual)

3(1)

2

20

/

12

2

21424014

3

/




21422008

Processing of Remote Sensing Image Data(Experiment)

3(1)

1

/

32

/

2

21442002

3

Yes




21424019

Medical Geography

3(1)

2

20

/

12

2

21441006

3

Yes




21424021

HistoricalGeography

3(1)

2

20

/

12

2

21441006

3

Yes




21424017

Geography of Crime

3(1)

2

20

/

12

2

21441006

3

Yes




21424015

RuralGeography

3(1)

2

20

/

12

2

21441006

3

Yes




41521014

Real Estate Development and Management

3(1)

2

20

/

12

2

/

3

/




41522004

LandscapePlanningandDesign(Design)

3(1)

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

/




44621007

Tourism Planning and Exploitation

3(1)

2

20

/

12

2

21414002

3

Yes




41522011

Landscape and Culture

3(1)

2

20

/

12

2

/

3

/




21411002

World Geography(Online)

3(1)

2

8

/

24

2

/

3

/




21424005

Cities and Gender(Bilingual)

3(2)

2

20

/

12

2

21441006

3

Yes




21424011

Political Geography

3(2)

2

20

/

12

2

21441006

3

Yes




44824014

Techniques for Visualization in GIS

3(2)

1

8

/

24

2

21442003

3

Yes




41522001

EcologicalPlanningandDesign

3(2)

2

20

/

12

2

/

3

/




41522005

City Engineering System Planning

3(2)

2

20

/

12

2

/

3

/




44720008

Land Management

3(2)

2

20

/

12

2

/

3

/




41522002

RoadsandTrafficPlans

3(2)

2

20

/

12

2

/

3

/




21441004

History of Geographical Thoughts(Online)

3(2)

2

8

/

24

2

/

3

Yes




21421003

SpecialEnglishforGeography(English)

3(2)

2

20

/

12

2

/

3

Yes




21421005

Reading and Writing about theGeographical Literature(Bilingual)

3(2)

1

10

/

6

2

/

3

Yes




41522008

Urban Planning Practice

3(2)

2

20

/

12

2

/

3

/




41521015

RealEstateAssessment

3(2)

2

20

/

12

2

21424014

3

/




21424016

Services Geography

4(2)

2

20

/

12

2

21414002

3

Yes




41522006

ManagementandRegulationsof Urban and RuralPlanning(Online)

4(2)

1

/

/

16

2

/

3

/




41522007

Community Construction Planning

4(2)

2

20

/

12

2

/

3

/




44720020

Environmental Planning and Management

4(2)

2

20

/

12

2

/

3

/






















8. Practical education

1. Experimental teaching

(Credit distribution ofexperimental teaching: liberal arts no less than 20% of the total credits;science and engineeringno less than 30% of the total credits.)

Name

Credit

Experimental courses

in class

DesignDrawing(Design)

2

Design Color(Design)

2


Presenting Techniques by Hand-Drawing(Design)

2


Elementary Architecture(Part One)(Design)

2


Elementary Architecture(Part Two)(Design)

2


ComputerAidedDesign, CAD(Experiment)

2


Constructive Detailed Plan(Design)

2


Architectural Design(Design)

2


Landscape Planning and Design(Design)

2


Processing of Remote Sensing Image Data(Experiment)

1


Comprehensive Urban Planning(Design)

2


DesignandApplicationofGIS(Experiment)

2


Control Detailed Plan(Design)

2


Other experimental courses

in class

Cartology, Generality of Remote Sensing,GeographicInformationSystem,Quantitative Geography,UrbanGeography,Tourism Geography,Tourism Planning and Exploitation, Urban Planning Practice

3

Comprehensive field practice

2

Graduation practice

16

Graduation Project

6

Other practical activities

Community education platform

4

Total

56(35.4% of the total credits of 158)

Comprehensive field practice of human geography is arranged in summer vacation of sixth term for two weeks and 2 credits. Graduation internship is scheduled in the seventh term for 16 weeks and 16 credit. And the graduation thesis is arranged in the eighth term for 6 credits.

9. Community education platform

(1) Each student should take innovation electives for four credits.

(2)The credit of innovation electives identified by the College Urban and Environmental Science as follows:

Credits for students who participate in scientific research: theproject approved by Undergraduate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program and finished on schedule, the first executor gains 3 credits, the second and third executor 2 credits and the third and fourth executor 1 credit for each person; 1 paper published in the core journals ( identified by the Social Science Department and the Science and Technology Department of school, extended edition included), can be awarded 3 credits; student who participate in the teachers’scientific research project, and submit the project paper,which gets affirmed by his or her teacher(the templates provided by College) can get 2 credits.

Credits for students who receive rewards: students who achieved provincial and ministerial level awards(such as National English Competition for College Students, GIS competition ,tour guidecompetition and so on) can get 3 credits; the students who get the school rewards (including ‘three good’ student etc.) will get 1 credit.

Credits for students who obtain the certificates: professional certificates ( such as Teacher Qualification Certificate,Environmental ImpactAppraiser, Planning Designer,Tour Guide ID Cardand so on), or application skills certificates(CET6, NCRE etc.), will get 2 credits.

Academic lecture credits: students listening to eight academic lectures organized by college from first to seventh term, getting stamp on the spot and submit academic lectures report in time(the templates provided by college), will received 1 credit.

Entrepreneurship credits:students can get 2 credits through successful application for entrepreneurship project from teaching office of college and project running for more than 3 month, and submit the project finish paper approved.

Community servicecredits: students can get 2 credits by successfully applying forcommunity serviceproject from teaching office in college and running this project more than 3 month. And they should submit the supporting material and final report.

3.Teachers should take 1 class hour every week (cumulative 150-160 class hours for three years) to tutor and guide the community education for students.

10. Instructions

(1) The total academic credits is 158, including 130 course credits.

(2) College English has 12 credits. Students should take the school test, including three levels: basic level (Grade C), improving level (Grade B) and development level(Grade A).The details refer toCollege English Graded Teaching in Central China Normal University.C-level students need to take three-term general English courses for 12 credits; B-level students take two-term general English course for 8 credits and one-semester overall English general education courses for four credits; and A-level students take general English courses, overall English general education courses and special English courses, each for 4 credits and one semester.And it is required that all students should take one or two overall English professional courses of their own majors.

(3) Freshman seminar takes 2 credits, and the details refer to theImplement Scheme of Freshman Seminar Program.

(4) TheCollege Physical Education carries out the clubs teaching method. Each student should selects four-term clubs teaching courses for total four credits. And the details regulations will be setby the rules about selecting clubs teaching courses ofCollege Physical Education.

(5) Students can only graduate when their practice ability of information is identified by the school.Recognized qualification can be obtained through three ways: first one is passing the test organized by school; the second one is getting the National Computer Rank Examination Certificate; the third is that the unqualified students or the ones without the relevant certificates are required to select the course of Information Application Ability and pass the examination.

(6) The rules about choosing the core courses of general education are stipulated by the school, namely "the credit is compulsory, and the course is optional". And students can select the courses from the core curriculum modules of general education.It is required to complete 8 credits core courses of general education.The students of human geography choose from the four modules (including Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Philosophy and Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Education and Psychology) of 8 credits. The eight credits courses should be obtained from more than three modules, and the selected courses should not be same or similar to the courses of human geography.

(7) Among the general elective courses, students of human geography need to select Higher Mathematics B for 8 credits, and 2-credits elective course and core courses in general education; you are free to select courses, even the courses of other professionals without limitation of the classification of the current elective courses in general education.

(8) Quality development courses take 5 credits, including courses of Situation and Policy, Employment Instruction and Psychological Health of College Students, etc..

(9) The personality development course includes three types(professional, interdisciplinary and innovation and entrepreneurship).The professional development courses account for 25 credits for professional elective courses;the interdisciplinary development courses include 25 credits with all elective courses which can be selected in the school-wide elective courses;and theinnovative and entrepreneurial development need 25 credits of innovation and entrepreneurship elective courses.

(10) The practical education includes: practice for 2 credits, graduation project for 6 credits, graduation internship for 16 credits and 4 credits of community education platform.

(11) During the period of schooling, students can graduate unless they complete at least 2 compound online curriculum.

(12) Students must complete the regulated academic credits within the prescribed length of education, achieve total course credits(130) and complete all practical experiment teaching links of 28 credits. In addition, students cannot get Bachelor’s degree of Science and graduate without passing the foreign language test (scores should meet the requirements of Central China Normal University) and the thesis defense.

(13) The required credits for minor professionals and the double degree courses are 28 and 42 respectively.

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