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College Introduction
The College of Urban and Environmental Sciences (CUES) was established in 1950s. Since then, several generations of geographers have worked hard to highlight the quality of fostering geography talents, enhance the level of constructing subjects and improve the environment of teaching experiments. So far, in order to do geography researches and foster geography talents, the CUES possesses a comprehensive system consisting of four undergraduate programs, seven postgraduate majors, two doctoral programs and several platforms for subject construction, academic research and experimental teaching doing geography research and fostering geography talents. The undergraduate programs include geographical science, physical geography and resource and environment, human geography and urban-rural planning and tourism management,providing undergraduate programs respectively for these four majors. The majors authorized to award master degrees include human geography, physical geography, cartography and geographical information system, regional economics, tourism management, land resources management, geographical course and education. Human geography and geographical course and education are authorized to award doctoral degree.
The CUES has about 80 staff, including 16 professors (nine of them are doctoral supervisors) and 16 associate professors. It also employs seven part-time professors from both domestic and foreign universities, including two academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Most of the faculty members are in their 30s and 40s with doctoral degrees and/or senior professional titles. The current enrollment in CUES is about 800 undergraduates, over 400 postgraduate students and over 30 doctoral students.
The CUES focuses on geography and develops with contact and collaboration of many other disciplines such as economics and management. Its human geography is one of the key disciplines in Hubei Province. Furthermore, the CUES serves as the representative office in Central China for the Geographical Society of China, the contact office for the Geographical Society of Hubei Province and Wuhan City, and the designed training center for tourism education in Wuhan. Besides, the CUES hosts a number of research centers and units at ministerial and provincial level: Wuhan Branch of China Tourism Academy, Research Institute of Resource-saving and Environment-friendly Society Construction in Wuhan Metropolitan Area, Research Institute of Geography, Tourism Planning and Landscape Design Research Institute, Research Institute of Sustainable Development, Land Science Research Center, Research Center for Urban and Rural Development and Planning. In recent five years, the CUES has improved its level of academic research by undertaking over 50 national, ministerial and provincial research projects with funds of RMB¥40 million and achieving a series of high-level research findings in urban geography and regional planning, environmental change and sustainable development, tourism resource development and planning, etc.
In recent five years, the CUES has obtained four special laboratory construction projects financed by the Ministry of Finance. With the aids of over RMB¥140 million, the CUES has built 16 specialized laboratories, Hubei Provincial Demonstration Center of Experimental Teaching in Geographical Sciences, several experimental centers of physical geography process, human geography process, geographical information system, spatial analysis and planning and mapping, land use and environmental change and etc. Furthermore, the CUES has set up some fieldwork and internship platforms such as Yichang Comprehensive Fieldwork Base, Wuhan Brach of South Survey and so on.
With the integration of excellent research and teaching staff, systematical talents training programs and perfect experimental condition, the CUES has fostered large numbers of graduates with high-quality and comprehensive professional skills, who have enjoyed a good reputation from the society and their employers. Furthermore, the CUES has provided numbers of qualified master and doctoral degree candidates for lots of remarkable research institutions or universities at home or abroad,such as Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing University, Beijing Normal University, Nanjing University and Zhongshan University and the well-known universities in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., France, Australia, etc.

Major No.: 447
Major Code: 070502


I. A Brief Introduction of Physical Geography & Resource and Environment Major
Physical Geography & Resources and Environments is an new major of geography science, and it former major was Resources and Environments & Urban Village Design, which has fifty years history. This major is based on the theory of physical geography and resources or environments, with an aim to educate excellent candidates of graduates for physical geography, resource science, environmental science, and educate excellent workers for natural resource explore, land use design, ecological environment protection etc. Now, our major has more than forty teachers, including 16 full professors and 16 associate professors. The department has the authority to award doctoral degree in physical geography, land resource management, and geographical information system. It possesses several research platforms such as 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 educate excellent talents acquiring basic knowledge of physical geography and capabilities to apply them into the resource explore, environmental protection and land use management; to provide excellent candidates for graduates majoring in physical geography, natural resource management, environment protection; to supply professional talents for the governments and enterprises of physical geography process research, globe change, natural resource explore, land use planning, tourism planning, environment planning, etc.


III. Basic Requirements
Graduates of this major are supposed to :
1.Grasp basic principles, knowledge and research method of natural geography and resource environment, follow the theoretic frontier, present situation, prospect of application and the latest development of natural geography and resources, gain multi-disciplinary knowledge related to the professional, and be familiar with relevant policies and regulations on environmental protection and sustainable development strategy;
2. Master observation, analysis and application technologies related to natural geography, resources and environmental management and other areas, have the ability to apply remote sensing, telemetry, GIS technology, master the basic method of data query, document retrieval and use of modern information technology to obtain relevant information, with the ability of experimental design, operation, analysis, generalization and academic exchange;
3. Have good training in cultivating scientific approach of thinking and scientific method, and having the spirit of innovation and team-work as well as the ability of conducing scientific reseach.
IV. Major Courses
Introduction to Physical Geography、Cartography、Introduction to Remote Sensing、Geographical Information Systems、Basis of Geology、Meteorology and Climatology、Hydrology and Water Resources、Soil Geography、General Ecology
V. Length of Schooling and Degree
School years: four years
Degree: bachelor degree of science
VI. Distribution of Credits

Term

Category

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

Total

Percentage %

Required common courses

8

8

7

7

/

/

/

/

30

31

Required general courses

10

4

2

4

2

2

/

/

24

25

Required specialized courses

/

4

6

6

4

/

/

/

20

21

Selected specialized courses

Planned

/

2

11

16

13

21

/

19

82

/

Selected

/

/

/

/

2

4

/

4

10

10

Selected general courses

/

2

2

/

4

4

/

/

12

13

Total

18

18

17

17

12

10

/

4

96

/

\VII. List of Courses

Categ.

No.

Name

Term

Credits

Hours

Hs per week

Pre-cour.

Test

Doub. Deg.

Class

Lab.

Out cla.

Common

Required

33001100

University Sports 1

1

1

32

/

/

2

/

2

/

34000021

Ideology and Moral Cultivation and Law Foundation

1

3

48

/

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

/

33002100

University Sports 2

2

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

/

33003100

University Sports 3

3

1

32

/

/

2

/

2

/

34000022

Conspectus of Chinese Modern History

3

2

24

/

8

2

/

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

/

33004100

University Sports 4

4

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

/

35000042

CEC Viewing Listening and Speaking 4

4

2

32

/

/

2

/

2

/

General

Required

31002031

Advanced Mathematics C

1

4

52

24

/

4

/

1

/

21441001

Introduction to Planet Earth

1

2

28

12

14

2

/

1

/

21441002

Introduction to Physical Geography

1

2

32

/

16

2

/

1

21442001

Cartography

1

2

28

12

14

2

/

1

21441003

Introduction to Human Geography

2

2

32

/

16

2

/

1

/

21442002

Introduction to Remote Sensing

2

2

28

12

14

2

/

1

/

21442003

Geographical Information Systems

3

2

28

12

14

2

/

1

21422002

Quantitative Geography

4

2

28

12

14

2

/

3

/

21441004

Geography Intellectual History online,bilingual course

4

2

8

/

40

2

/

3

/

21411001

Geography ofChina(online)

5

2

8

/

40

2

/

3

21411002

World Geography

6

2

8

/

40

2

/

3

Selected

31001001

Basis of Computer Engineering

1

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

21510001

Advanced Chinese

1

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

31001003

Advanced Language Program Design

2

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

31002051

Linear Algebra A

2

3

28

12

14

3

/

1

/

31001004

Database Technology and Application

3

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

31002061

Probability and Statistics A

3

3

28

12

14

3

/

1

/

Specialized

Course

Required

21413001

Basis of Geology

2

2

28

12

14

2

/

1

21413002

Meteorology and Climatology

2

2

28

12

14

2

/

1

21413003

Geomorphology

3

2

28

12

14

2

/

1

21413004

Hydrology and Water Resources

3

2

28

12

14

2

/

1

21413005

Soil Geography

3

2

28

12

14

2

/

1

21413006

Phytogeography

4

2

28

12

14

2

/

1

44710001

General Ecology

4

2

32

/

16

2

/

1

44710002

Land Resource Science

4

2

32

/

16

2

/

1

21423006

Environmental ScienceEnglish

5

2

32

/

16

2

/

1

44710003

Land Use Planning

5

2

32

/

16

2

/

1

Elective

21423001

Surface Meteorological ObservationLab.

2

2

/

64

/

4

21410002

3

/

44720001

Soil Physical and Chemical AnalysisLab.

3

2

/

64

/

4

21410005

3

/

44720002

Quaternary Environment

3

2

32

/

16

2

21410001

3

/

44720003

Sedimentary Geology

3

2

32

/

16

2

21410001

3

/

21422007

Surveying

3

2

28

12

14

2

/

3

/

41521009

Computer Aided DesignLab.

3

1

/

32

/

2

/

3

/

21422001

Analysis of Remote Sensing

3

2

28

12

14

2

21442002

3

/

21423002

Integrated Physical Geography

4

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

44720004

Applied Geomorphology

4

2

32

/

16

2

21410003

3

/

44720005

Urban Geomorphology

4

2

32

/

16

2

21410003

3

/

44720006

Hydrological Experiment

4

2

/

64

/

4

21410004

3

/

21421002

History of Geography inChina

4

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

44720007

Investigation and Evaluation of Soil ResourceLab.

4

2

/

64

/

4

21410005

3

/

44720008

Land Management

4

2

32

/

16

2

44710002

3

/

41522004

Ecological Planning and DesignLab.

4

2

/

64

/

4

/

3

/

44720009

Environmental Ecology

5

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

44720010

Urban Ecology

5

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

44720013

Soil and Water Conservation

5

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

44720011

Environmental MonitoringLab.

5

2

/

64

/

4

44710003

3

/

21422008

Remote Sensing Image ProcessingLab.

5

1

/

32

/

2

21442002

3

/

44720012

Land Use EngineeringLab.

5

2

/

64

/

4

44710002

3

/

21424013

Foundation of Sustainable DevelopmentEnglish

5

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

44610008

Tourism Planning and Development

5

2

28

12

14

2

/

3

/

21421004

Local Geography

6

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

21421005

Geographical Science Literature Reading and WritingDouble

6

1

16

/

8

1

/

3

/

21421003

English Course for GeographyEnglish

6

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

44720014

Lake, Wetland Hydrology

6

2

32

/

16

2

21410004

3

/

21423007

Environmental Impact Assessment

6

2

32

/

16

2

44710003

3

/

44720015

Land Management Information SystemLab.

6

2

/

64

/

4

44710002

3

/

Specialized Course

Elective

21422003

Design and Application of GISLab.

6

2

/

64

/

4

21442003

3

/

44720016

Soil Hydrology

6

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

21423003

Global Change

6

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

44720017

Principle of Soil Erosion

6

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

44720018

Cadastral Management

8

2

32

/

16

2

44710002

3

/

44720019

Landscape Ecology

8

2

32

/

16

2

44710001

3

/

44720020

Environmental Planning and Management

8

2

32

/

16

2

44710003

3

/

44720021

Environmental Geoscience

8

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

21423004

Natural Resource Science

8

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

44720022

Agricultural Climate Resources Assessment

8

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

44720023

Water Resources Development and Management

8

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

21423005

Natural Disasters

8

2

32

/

16

2

/

3

/

44720024

Geographic Photography and Appreciation

8

1

16

/

8

1

/

3

/

21422004

Digital Image Processing

8

2

28

12

14

2

/

3

/

VIII. Laboratory and/or Practice Credit Requirement

Laboratory and/or Practice

No Teacher Education Credit

Laboratory

Surface Meteorological Observation

2

Hydrological Experiment

2

Soil Physical and Chemical Analysis

2

Investigation and Evaluation of Soil Resource

2

Land Use Engineering

2

Land Management Information SystemLab.

2

Environmental Monitoring

2

Computer Aided Design

1

Ecological Planning and Design

2

Remote Sensing Image Processing

2

Design and Application of GIS

2

Other Laboratory Practice

5

Graduated Practice

12

Teaching Observation (Field Practice)

3

Graduation Thesis

6

Others

Community Education

3

/

/

Total

5039.7 percent

IX. Community Education

9. Requirements for the credits of innovation and business-starting

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 first 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 term 1 to 7.

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 three months or more.

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 three months or more.

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 some courses with Geographical Sciences, Human Geography & Urban-rural Planning and Tourism Management in the flowering table.

Major

Term

Geographical Sciences

Human Geography & Urban-rural Planning

Tourism Management

1st

Introduction to Planet Earth, Introduction to Physical Geography, Cartography

Introduction to Planet Earth, Introduction to Physical Geography, Cartography

/

2nd

Introduction to Human GeographyIntroduction to Remote SensingBasis of GeologyMeteorology and ClimatologyGeography Intellectual History

Introduction to Human GeographyIntroduction to Remote SensingBasis of GeologyMeteorology and Climatology

/

3rd

Geographical Information SystemsGeomorphologyHydrology and Water ResourcesSoil Geography

Geographical Information SystemsGeomorphologyHydrology and Water ResourcesSoil Geography

/

4th

Quantitative GeographyPhytogeography

Quantitative GeographyGeography Intellectual HistoryPhytogeography

/

5th

Geography of ChinaEnvironmental Science

Geography of ChinaEnvironmental ScienceLand Resource Science

Geography of China

6th

World Regional Geography

World Regional Geography

World Geography

2) Selective courses of this major can be classified into five categories: physical geography courses,

natural resource courses, environments and ecology courses, experiments for basic courses, courses for geographical technology. The courses for all categories are important and you can select those courses you are interested in.

3) You are advised to select 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 for the minor can be regarded as those of CCNU general courses.

4) Courses of this major can be classified into five categories: physical geography courses, natural resource courses, environments and ecology courses, experiments for basic courses, courses for geographical technology.
Physical geography(20):Quaternary Environment, Sedimentary Geology, Integrated Physical Geography, Applied Geomorphology, Urban Geomorphology, Local Geography, Lake, Wetland Hydrology, Soil Hydrology, Global Change, Natural Disasters.
Natural resources(20):Natural Resource Science, Land Management, Investigation and Evaluation of Soil Resource, Land Management Information System, Cadastral Management, Agricultural Climate Resources Assessment, Water Resources Development and Management, Tourism Planning and Development, Principle of Soil Erosion, Soil and Water Conservation.
Environment and ecology(12):Environmental Ecology, Urban Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Planning and Management, Environmental Geoscience.
Basic experiments(12):Surface Meteorological Observation, Soil Physical and Chemical Analysis, Environmental Monitoring, Land Use Engineering, Design and Application of GIS.
Geographical technology(11):Surveying, Analysis of Remote Sensing, Computer Aided Design, Digital Image Processing, English Course for Geography, Geographical Science Literature Reading and Writing。
5) The comprehensive field work is arranged in the summer holiday of the second year and lasts for three weeks (three credits). Internship is arranged in term 7 and lasts for 16 weeks (16 credits). Thesis is arranged in term 8 for six credits.
6) If you gained the required credits (i.e. 96 credits for courses, three credits for community and three credits for field work, 16 credits for internship and six credits for thesis) in four years, passed CET-4 and the defense of thesis, you can graduate and be awarded Bachelor Degree of Science.

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