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Major Number:415
Major code:070503
I. A Brief Introduction to Human Geography & Urban-rural Planning Major
Human Geography & Urban-rural Planning major in Central China Normal University (CCNU), based on the theories of human geography, urban planning, etc., aims at cultivating excellent candidates for graduates majoring in Human Geography, Regional Development and Urban Planning, Regional Economics and excellent practical talents for industries related to urban-rural development, regional development and planning, urban planning, land use planning, etc. There are more than 40 faculty members (including 16 full professors and 16 associate professors) serving this major. The department of Human Geography & Urban-rural Planning has the authority to award doctoral degree in Human Geography, and master degree in Human Geography, Regional Development and Urban-rural Planning and Regional Economics. It possesses several research platforms such as Hubei provincial key discipline in Human Geography, China Institute of Resource-efficient & Environment-friendly Society Construction and Reform. It has also established website resources for some excellent courses including economic geography, human geography. We have Hubei’s Experiment-teaching Demonstration Center of Geography Sciences, and laboratories for physical geography process, human geography process, GIS, spatial analysis and mapping and land use & environmental change. It can also provide students chances of field work and internship in Yichang, Wuhan branch of South Surveying & Mapping Instrument Co., Ltd. Overall, students of this major will share these excellent resources here to study and grow up.
II. Educational Objectives
The objectives of this major are three folds: to cultivate excellent talents acquiring solid theories of human geography and capabilities to apply them into the urban-rural planning affairs, to provide excellent candidates for graduates majoring in Human Geography, Regional Development and Planning, Urban Planning and Design and Regional Economics, to supply professional talents for the governments and enterprises of urban-rural development, regional development and planning, urban planning, land use planning, tourism planning, environment planning, etc.
III. Basic Requirements
Graduates of this major are expected to :
1) have sound personalities and figures, good morality, high social responsibility, awareness of teamwork and proficiency in organization, management and adapting to new environment.
2) be proficient in basic theories, knowledge and skills of human geography and urban-rural planning; know the forefronts, prospective and latest developments of these fields, be acquaint with the general principles and methods of urban planning, land resource management and environment science; be adept at the general regulations of urban planning, land resource management and sustainable development.
3) be skilled in the technologies and techniques of human geography and urban –rural planning such RS, GIS, GPS, as well as the fundamental knowledge of advanced mathematics, linear algebra and probability statistics.
4) be trained with scientific thinking and methods so as to have creative consciousness, collaborative working and scientific researching abilities, be able to investigate, collect and search information with modern technologies and be good at analyzing, summarizing and data-processing and paper-writing.
5) possess ample humanistic qualities, be good at presenting and communicating, and be fluent in at least one foreign language.
IV. Major courses
Introduction to Physical Geography, Geographical Information System, Introduction to Human Geography, Economic Geography, Urban Geography, Regional Analysis & Planning, Principles of Urban Planning, Urban Detailed Planning, Urban Master Planning, Urban Regular Detailed Planning
V. Length of Schooling and Degree
Length of Schooling:four years
Degree: Bachelor of Science


VI. Distribution of Credits

Semester

Course type

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

Total

Percentage

(%)

Common Courses (Required)

8

8

7

7

/

/

/

/

30

30.93

General Education (Required)

8

4

4

4

2

2

/

/

24

24.74

Major Courses (Required)

/

2

4

2

2

4

/

/

14

14.43

Major courses

Offered

8

16

19

23

19

17

/

9

111

/

(Elective)

Earned

2

2

2

2

4

3

/

1

16

16.50

General Education (Elective)

/

/

/

/

8

5

/

/

13

13.40

Subtotal

18

16

17

15

16

14

/

1

97

/

VII. List of Courses

Course Type

Course Number

Course Name

Semester

Credits

Course Hours

Hours per week

Prerequisite

Assessment

Minor Course

Lecture

Lab

Tutorial

Common Courses

Required

34000021

Ideology and Moral Cultivation and Law Foundation

1

3

48

3

16

3

/

3

35000011

CEC Reading Writing and Translation 1

1

2

32

/

/

2

/

1

35000012

CEC Viewing Listening and Speaking 1

1

2

32

/

/

2

/

2

33001100

University Sports 1

1

1

32

/

/

2

/

2

34000023

Basic Principles Of Marxism

2

3

32

/

16

2

/

3

35000021

CEC Reading Writing and Translation 2

2

2

32

/

/

2

/

1

35000022

CEC Viewing Listening and Speaking 2

2

2

32

/

/

2

/

2

33002100

University Sports 2

2

1

32

/

/

2

/

2

34000022

Conspectus of Chinese Modern History

3

2

24

/

8

3

/

3

35000031

CEC Reading Writing and Translation 3

3

2

32

/

/

2

/

1

35000032

CEC Viewing Listening and Speaking 3

3

2

32

/

/

2

/

2

33003100

University Sports 3

3

1

32

/

/

2

/

2

34000025

Introduction to Mao Zedong Thoughts and Chinese Characterized Socialism Theory System

4

6

48

/

48

3

/

3

/

35000041

CEC Reading Writing and Translation 4

4

2

32

/

/

2

/

1

/

Required

35000042

CEC Viewing Listening and Speaking 4

4

2

32

/

/

2

/

2

/

33004100

University Sports 4

4

1

32

/

/

2

/

2

/

If you passed CET-4 or CET-6 in the 3rd semester, you can be exemption for CEC Reading Writing and Translation 4 and CEC Viewing Listening and Speaking 4. University Sport in semester 1 will be arranged, while those in the other semesters should be elected by yourselves.

General Education Courses

Required

31002031

Advanced Mathematics C

1

4

52

24

/

4

/

1

/

21441001

Introduction to Planet Earth

1

2

28

12

14

3

/

1

/

21441002

Introduction to Physical Geography

1

2

32

/

16

3

/

1

/

21441003

Introduction to Human Geography

2

2

32

/

16

3

/

1

/

21442002

Introduction to Remote Sensing

2

2

28

12

14

3

/

1

/

21442001

Cartography

3

2

28

12

14

3

/

1

/

21442003

Geographical Information System

3

2

28

12

14

3

/

1

Y

21422002

Quantitative Geography

4

2

28

12

14

3

/

3

Y

21441004

Geography Intellectual History (online)

4

2

8

/

40

3

/

3

Y

21411001

Geography of China (online)

5

2

8

/

40

3

/

3

Y

21411002

World Geography (online)

6

2

8

/

40

3

/

3

Y

Elective

31001001

Basis of Computer Engineering

1

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

/

21510001

Advanced Chinese

1

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

/

31001003

Advanced Language Program Design

2

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

/

31002052

Linear Algebra B

2

2

28

12

14

3

31002031

1

/

31001004

Database Technology and Application

3

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

/

31002062

Probability and Statistics B

3

2

28

12

14

3

31002031

1

/

Besides, you need to select twelve or more credits from CCNU’s general courses according to the advices in “Explanations” 3.

Major Courses

Required

41512001

Principles of Urban Planning

2

2

32

/

16

3

/

1

/

21414001

Economic Geography

3

2

32

/

16

3

/

1

Y

41512002

Urban Detailed Planning

3

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

Y

21424003

Urban Geography

4

2

28

12

14

3

/

1

Y

41512003

Urban Master Planning

5

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

Y

41512004

Regional Analysis & Planning

6

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

Y

41512005

Urban Regular Detailed Planning

6

2

/

64

4

/

3

Y

Elective

21424013

Basis of Sustainable Development

1

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

/

41521002

Design Sketch

1

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

/

Major Courses

41521003

Architectural Preliminaries

1

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

/

41522009

Introduction to Architectural History

1

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

/

21424014

Basic Economics

2

2

32

/

16

3

/

1

/

21413001

Fundamentals of Geology

2

2

28

12

14

3

1

/

21413002

Meteorology and Climatology

2

2

28

12

14

3

21441001

1

/

21424020

Methods in Human Geography

2

2

32

/

16

3

21441003

3

/

21424010

Cultural Geography

2

2

8

/

40

3

21441003

3

/

41521005

Design Color

2

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

/

41521006

Architectural Preliminaries

2

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

/

41522001

Ecological Planning & Design

2

2

32

/

16

3

/

1

/

41521007

Social Investigation Methods

3

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

/

21422007

Surveying

3

2

28

12

14

3

/

3

Y

21413003

Geomorphology

3

2

28

12

14

3

21413001

1

/

21413004

Hydrology and Water Resources

3

2

28

12

14

3

21413002

1

/

21410005

Soil Geography

3

2

28

12

14

3

21413002

1

/

21424002

Population Geography

3

2

32

/

16

3

21441003

3

Y

41521008

Skills of Hand-Drawing

3

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

41521009

Computer-aided Design

3

1

/

32

/

2

/

3

Y

41522002

Urban Road and Transportation Planning

3

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

Y

41521010

Land Economics

3

2

32

/

16

3

/

1

Y

41521011

Regional Economics

4

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

21413006

Phytogeography

4

2

28

12

14

3

21413002

1

21423002

Integrated Physical Geography

4

2

32

/

16

3

3

21424012

Industrial Geography

4

2

32

/

16

3

21414001

3

Y

21424004

Agricultural Geography

4

2

32

/

16

3

21414001

3

Y

44610006

Tourism Geography

4

2

28

12

14

3

21441003

3

Y

41522003

Architectural Design

4

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

Y

41522004

Landscape Planning & Design

4

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

Y

41522005

Urban Engineering System Planning

4

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

Y

44710002

Land Resource Science

4

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

Y

44720008

Land Management

4

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

Y

44720025

Land Resource Survey & Evaluation Lab.

4

1

/

32

/

2

/

3

Y

41521012

Population, Resources and Environmental Economics

5

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

/

21422008

Processing of RS Images

5

1

/

32

/

2

21442002

3

Y

21424006

Medical Geography

5

2

32

/

16

3

21441003

3

Y

21424007

Historical Geography

5

2

32

/

16

3

21441003

3

Y

21424008

Transport Geography

5

2

32

/

16

3

21414001

3

Y

21424015

Rural Geography

5

2

32

/

16

3

21424003

3

Y

Major Courses

Elective

41521013

Regional Economic Strategy

5

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

/

44710003

Land-Use Planning

5

2

32

/

16

3

3

Y

41521014

Real Estate Exploitation & Management

5

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

Y

44610008

Tourism Planning and Development

5

2

28

12

14

3

/

3

Y

21423007

Environmental Impact Assessment

6

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

/

21422003

Application of GIS

6

2

/

64

/

2

21442003

3

Y

21424009

Social Geography

6

2

32

/

16

3

21441003

3

Y

21424011

Political Geography

6

2

32

/

16

3

21441003

3

Y

21424005

Cities and Gender

6

2

32

/

16

3

21441003

3

Y

21421003

Specialized English for Geography

6

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

/

21421005

Geographical Literatures Studying and Writing

6

1

16

/

1

/

3

Y

41522008

Practices for Urban Planning

6

2

28

12

14

3

/

3

Y

41521015

Real Estate Appraisal

6

2

32

/

16

3

/

1

Y

21424016

Geography of Service Industry

8

2

32

/

16

3

21414001

3

/

21424017

Criminal Geography

8

2

32

/

16

3

21441003

3

/

41522006

Urban Planning Management and Regulation

8

1

/

/

32

2

/

3

/

41522007

Community Construction Planning

8

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

/

44720020

Environmental Planning and Management

8

2

32

/

16

3

/

3

/


VIII. Laboratory and/or Practice Credit Requirement

Laboratory and/or Practice

Credits

Laboratory courses

Design Sketch

2

Design Color

2

Skill of Hand-drawing

2

Architectural Preliminaries

2

Architectural Preliminaries

2

Computer-aided Design

1

Urban Detailed Planning

2

Architectural Design

2

Landscape Planning & Design

2

Land Resource Survey & Evaluation

1

Processing of RS Images

1

Urban Master Planning

2

Application of GIS

2

Urban Regular Detailed Planning

2

Courses with experiment

Introduction to Planet Earth, Cartography, Introduction to Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System, Quantitative Geography, Urban Geography, Tourism Geography, Surveying, Tourism Planning and Development, Practices for Urban Planning

3

Internship

16

Field work

3

Graduation Thesis

6

Others

Community

3

Total

56 (43.75% of the 128 total required credits and 25.23% of the 222 planned credits.

IX. Community Education
1) Each student should gain three or more credits for innovation and business-starting.
2) The credits admitted by the College of Urban & Environmental Sciences are as follows:

a) Credits for research, including three credits for the participators completing College Students’ Project of Innovation and

Business-starting, three credits, two credits and one credits respectively for the first, second and third author of the paper published in the journals admitted by CCNU, or two credits for those who take part in some teacher’s research project and write report.

b) Credits for reward, including three credits for the rewards above provincial level(e.g. National College English Competition, National GIS Competition, Tour Guide Competition etc.), one credit for the rewards of CCNU (e.g. Merit Students).
c) Credits for certificates, including two credits for a professional certificate (e.g. Teacher Certification, Environmental impact appraiser, urban planning designer, tour guide certificate, etc. ), or for a technical certificate (e.g. Certificate for CET-6, Computer Certificate, etc.).
d) Credits for academic lectures, including one credit for attending eight academic lectures and submitting reports during the 1st to 7th semester.
e) Credits for business-starting activities, including two credits for the business-starting program proposed by students and admitted by the teaching office of the College and implemented for at least three months.
f) Credits for community service, including two credits for the community service program proposed by students and admitted by the teaching office of the College and implemented for at least three months.
3) Each teacher should spend one hour (i.e. altogether 150 to 160 hours for three years ) in instructing students’ community activities.
X. Explanations
1) This major shares the following courses respectively with Geographical Sciences, Physical Geography & Resource-environment and Tourism Management:
 Those shared with both Geographical Sciences, Physical Geography & Resource-environment:Advanced Mathematics C(1,6)(‘1’ in the bracket for term and ‘4’ for credits), Introduction to Planet Earth(1,2), Introduction to Physical Geography(1,2), Fundamentals of Geology(2,2), Meteorology and Climatology(2,2), Introduction to Human Geography(2,2), Introduction to Remote Sensing(2,2), Geographical Information System(2,2), Cartography(3,2), Geomorphology(3,2), Hydrology and Water Resources(3,2), Soil Geography(3,2), Quantitative Geography(4,2), Geography Intellectual History(4,2), Phytogeography(4,2), Integrated Physical Geography(4,2), Geography of China(5,2), World Geography(6,2), Application of GIS(6,2), Geographical Literatures Studying and Writing(6,1), Specialized English for Geography(6,2).
 Those shared with Geographical Sciences:Economic Geography(3,2), Urban Geography(4,2), Basis of Sustainable Development(1,2), Cultural Geography(2,2), Population Geography(3,2), Industrial Geography(4,2), Agricultural Geography(4,2), Tourism Geography (4,2), Population, Resources and Environmental Economics(5,2), Transport Geography(5,2), Medical Geography(5,2), Historical Geography(5,2), Social Geography(6,2), Political Geography(6,2), Cities and Gender(6,2).
 Those shared with Physical Geography & Resource-environment:Surveying(3,2), Computer-aided Design(3,1), Land Resource Science(4,2), Land Resource Survey & Evaluation(4,2), Land Management(4,2), Processing of RS Images(5,1), Land-Use Planning(5,2), Environmental Impact Assessment(6,2), Environmental Planning and Management(7,2).
 Those shared with Tourism Management:Computer-aided Design(3,1),Tourism Geography(4,2), Geography of China(5,2), Tourism Planning and Development(5,2), World Geography(6,2), Environmental Planning and Management(6,2).
2) The major courses can be classified into four categories: complementary basic courses, basic courses of geography, human geography courses and courses for urban-rural planning (See 4)). The courses for all categories are important and you can elect those courses you are interested in.
3) You are advised to elect four credits of Math, four credits of sciences and fours credits of arts for the twelve credits of CCNU general courses. Meanwhile, the credits you gain from minor courses can be regarded as those of CCNU general courses.
4) The courses for the four categories mentioned above are as follows:
 Complementary basic courses(those with “415” for the first three numbers and “1”for the fifth number, or those with “447” for the first three numbers) include two courses of environmental sciences:Basis of Sustainable Development(1,2), Environmental Impact Assessment(6,2); seven courses of techniques and methods: Design Sketch(1,2), Design Color(2,2), Skill of Hand-painting(3,2), Architectural Preliminaries Ⅰ(1,2), Architectural Preliminaries Ⅱ(2,2), Computer-aided Design(3,1), Social Investigation Methods(3,2); four courses of economics: Basic Economics(2,2), Regional Economics(4,2), Population, Resources and Environmental Economics(5,2), Regional Economic Strategy(5,2); and six courses of land management: Land Economics(3,2), Land Resource Science(4,2), Land Management(4,2), Land Resource Survey & Evaluation(4,1), Real Estate Exploitation & Management(5,2), Real Estate Appraisal(6,2),altogether 36 credits which is 28.8% of the total credits for major courses.
 Basic courses of geography(those with “214” for the first three numbers and “1”, “2” or “3” for the fifth number) include seven courses of physical geography:Fundamentals of Geology(2,2), Meteorology and Climatology(2,2), Geomorphology(3,2), Hydrology and Water Resources(3,2), Soil Geography(3,2), Phytogeography(4,2), Integrated Physical Geography(4,2); and five courses of GIS and methods: Surveying(3,2), Processing of RS Images(5,1), Application of GIS(6,2), Geographical Literatures Studying and Writing(6,1), Specialized English for Geography(6,2), altogether 21 credits which is 16.8% of the total credits for major courses.
 Human geography courses(those with “214” for the first three numbers and “4”for the fifth number) include Introduction to Methods in Human Geography(2,2), Cultural Geography(2,2), Economic Geography(3,2), Population Geography(3,2), Urban Geography(4,2), Industrial Geography(4,2), Agricultural Geography(4,2), Tourism Geography(4,2), Transport Geography(5,2), Medical Geography(5,2), Historical Geography(5,2), Rural Geography(5,2), Social Geography(6,2), Political Geography(6,2), Cities and Gender(6,2), Geography of Service Industry(8,2), Criminal Geography,altogether 36 credits which is 28.8% of the total credits for major courses.
 Courses for urban-rural planning (those with “415” for the first three numbers and “2” for the fifth number) include ten theoretical courses:Architectural History(1,2), Principles of Urban Planning(2,2), Ecological Planning & Design(2,2), Urban Road and Transportation Planning(3,2), Urban Engineering System Planning(4,2), Tourism Planning and Development(5,2), Land-Use Planning(5,2), Regional Analysis & Planning(6,2), Urban Planning Management and Regulation(8,1), Community Construction Planning(8,2), Environmental Planning and Management(8,2); and six practical courses: Urban Detailed Planning(3,2), Architectural Design(4,2), Landscape Planning & Design(4,2), Urban Master Planning(5,2), Urban Regular Detailed Planning(6,2), Practices for Urban Planning(6,2), altogether 31 credits which is 24.8% of the total credits for major courses.
5) The comprehensive field work is arranged in the summer holiday of the second year and last for three weeks (three credits). Internship is arranged in 7th semester and last for 16 weeks (16 credits). Graduation thesis of six credits is arranged in the 8th semester.
6) If you gained the required credits (i.e. 97 credits for courses, three credits for community education and three credits for field work, 16 credits for internship and six credits for graduation thesis) in four years, and passed CET-4 and the defense of thesis, you can graduate and be awarded Bachelor of Science.

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