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Major No.:447

Major code:070502

1.Major Introduction

The major “Physical Geography and Resources & Environments” , based on the theories of physical geography, resources and environmental sciences, etc., aims at cultivating excellent candidates for graduates majoring in Physical Geography, Resources Sciences and Environmental Sciences, and excellent practical talents for industries related to resource development,land use planning, ecological environmental protection, etc. There are more than 40 faculty members (including 16 full professors and 16 associate professors) serving this major. The corresponding department has the authority toentitle doctoral degree in Human Geography, and master degree in Physical Geography, Land Resource Management and Cartography and Geographic Information Systems. It possesses several research platforms such as Hubei provincial key discipline in Human Geography, China Institute of Resource-economical & Environment-friendly Society Construction and Reform. It has also established website resources for some excellent major courses. 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, Yangtze River Scientific Research Institute. Overall, students of this major will share these excellent resources here to study and grow up.

2.Cultivating Objectives

The objectives of this major are three folds: to cultivate excellent talents acquiring solid theories of physical geography & resource & environmental sciences and capabilities to apply them into the practical affairs, to provide excellent candidates for graduates majoring inPhysical Geography, Resource Development and Ecological Environment Protection , to supply professional talents for the governments and enterprises of land use planning, land resource management, resource development, ecological environment protection, etc.

3.Basic Requirements

Graduates of this major are supposed 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 physical geography and resource science & environmental sciences, know the forefronts, prospective and latest developments of these fields, be acquaint with the general principles and methods of physical geography, land use 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 physical geography and resource development & environmental protection such RS, GIS, GPS, as well as the fundamental knowledge of advanced mathematics,linearalgebraandprobabilitystatistics.

4)be trained with scientific thinking and methods so as to have creative consciousness, collaborative working and scientific researching abilities, be able toinvestigate, 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.

4. Main courses

Introduction to Physical Geography, Introduction to Human Geography, Cartology, Introduction to planet Earth, Geographical Information System, Introduction to Remote Sensing , Economic Geography, Essentials of Geology, Geomorphology, Soil geography, Hydrology & water resources, Geobotany, Basic Ecology, Land Resource, Geography of China, Land Use Planning, Environmental science

5. School years and degree

School years:four years

Degree: bachelor degree of science

6. Distribution of courses and credits


Term

Category

I-1

I-2

I-3

II-1

II-2

III-3

III-1

III-2

III-3

IV-1

IV-2

IV-3

Total

Percent

Credits

General education courses

Required

10.0

8.0

0.0

7.0

7.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

32.0

24.62

Core

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

4.0

4.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

8.0

6.15

Selected

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.0

4.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

7.0

5.38

Key Major Courses

14.0

13.0

0.0

12.0

14.0

0.0

5.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

58.0

44.62

Specialized optional courses

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.0

3.0

0.0

7.0

7.0

0.0

0.0

5.0

0.0

25.0

19.23

Total

24

21

0

22

24

0

19

15

0

0

5

0

130

100

7. Curriculum

Categ.

No.

Name

Term

Credits

Hours

Hs per week

Pre-cour.

Doub. Deg.

Class

Discussion

Lab

General Education courses

Required

21400008

Freshman Seminar

1

2

32

0

0

2


/

35000000

College English(入校测试分级教学共开3学期)


12

192

0

0

4


/

34000021

Ideology and Moral Cultivation and Law Foundation

1

3.0

32

0

16

2


/

33000000

University Sports(俱乐部教学共开4学期)


4.0

64

0

0

2


/

34000023

Basic Principles of Marxism

2

3.0

32

0

16

2


/

34000022

Conspectus of Chinese Modern History

3

2.0

24

0

8

3


/

34000025

Introduction to Mao Zedong Thoughts and Chinese Characterized Socialism Theory System

4

6.0

48

0

48

3


/

Key Major Courses

21441006

Introduction to Human Geography

1

3.0

32

16

0

4


Y

21442001

Cartography

1

3.0

28

14

12

4


Y

31002012

Advanced MathematicsB1

1

4.0

64

0

0

5


/

21441007

Introduction to Physical Geography

1

4.0

32

32

0

5


Y

31002022

Advanced MathematicsB2

2

4.0

64

0

0

4


/

21442002

Introduction to Remote Sensing

2

3.0

28

14

12

3


Y

21442003

Geographical Information System

2

3.0

28

14

12

3


Y

21414002

Economic Geography

2

3.0

32

16

0

3


Y

21441001

Introduction to Planet Earth

3

3.0

28

14

12

3


Y

21413002

Meteorology and Climatology

3

3.0

28

14

12

3


Y

21410005

Soil geography

3

3.0

28

14

12

3


Y

21413001

Essentials of Geology

3

3.0

28

14

12

3


Y

44710002

Land resource

4

3.0

32

16

0

3


Y

21413003

Geomorphology

4

3.0

28

14

12

3


Y

21413006

Geobotany

4

3.0

28

14

12

3


Y

21413004

Hydrology and water resources

4

3.0

28

14

12

3


Y

44720026

Basic Ecology

4

2.0

20

12

0

2


Y

44710003

Land Use Planning

5

3.0

32

16

0

3


Y

21411001

Geography of China (online)

5

2.0

8

24

0

2


Y

Individual Development Coursespecialized optional courses

44720002

Quaternary environment

3

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

41521009

Computer Aided Design

3

1.0

0

0

32

0


/

21422007

Surveying

3

3.0

28

14

12

3


/

44720003

Sedimentary geology

3

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

21422001

Remote Sensing Geoscience Analysis

3

2.0

20

8

8

2

21442002

/

31002051

Linear Algebra A

3

3.0

48

0

0

3


/

44720001

Analysis of soil physic-chemical properties

3

2.0

0

0

64

0


/

44720006

Hydrological experiments

4

2.0

0

0

64

0


/

44720005

Urban Geomorphology

4

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

31002061

Probability and Statistics A

4

3.0

48

0

0

3

31002022

/

21441004

Geography Intellectual History (online)

4

2.0

8

24

0

2


/

44720008

Land resource management

4

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

21422002

Quantitative Geography

4

3.0

28

14

12

3


/

21423001

Observation of ground surface weather

4

2.0

0

0

64

0

21413002

/

21423002

Comprehensive physical geography

4

2.0

20

12

0

2


Y

21421002

History of China's geography

4

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

44720007

Soil resource investigation &valuation

4

2.0

0

0

64

0

21410005

/

44720004

Applied Geomorphology

4

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

41522004

Landscape planning and design

4

2.0

0

0

64

0


/

44610008

Tourism Planning and Development

5

3.0

28

14

12

3


/

44720010

Urban ecology

5

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

21422008

Remote sensing image processing

5

1.0

0

0

32

0

21442002

/

44720018

Cadastral management

5

3.0

32

16

0

3

44710002

/

21424013

Essentials of Sustainable Development

5

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

21423006

Environmental science

5

3.0

32

16

0

3


Y

44720009

Environmental ecology

5

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

44720011

Environmental monitoring

5

2.0

0

0

64

0


/

44720016

Soil hydrology

6

3.0

32

16

0

3


/

21421005

Geographical Literatures Studying and Writing

6

1.0

10

6

0

1


/

21421004

Local Geography

6

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

44720012

Land use engineering

6

2.0

0

0

64

0

44710002

/

21411002

World Geography (online)

6

2.0

8

24

0

2


/

44720013

Soil and water conservation

6

3.0

32

16

0

3


/

21423007

Environment impact assessment

6

3.0

32

16

0

3


/

44720017

Elements of Soil Erosion

6

3.0

32

16

0

3


/

21423008

Natural resources

6

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

44720014

Limnology

6

3.0

32

16

0

3

21413004

/

21423003

Global change

6

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

21422003

Geographical Information System Design & Application

6

2.0

0

0

64

0

21442003

/

21421003

Specialized English for Geography

6

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

44814005

Remote sensing digital image processing

6

3.0

28

14

12

3

21442002

/

21423005

Natural disasters

8

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

44720022

Geo-photography & appreciation

8

3.0

32

16

0

3


/

44720019

Landscape Ecology

8

2.0

20

12

0

2

44720026

/

44720023

Development &management of water resource

8

3.0

32

16

0

3


/

44720024

Geo-photography & appreciation

8

1.0

10

6

0

1


/

44720020

Environmental planning & management

8

2.0

20

12

0

2


/

44720015

Land Management Information System

8

2.0

0

0

64

0


/

44720021

Environmental geography

8

3.0

32

16

0

3


/

8. Laboratory and practice

Name

Credits

Lab. courses

Observation of ground surface weather

2

Hydrological experiments

2

Analysis of soil physic-chemical properties

2

Soil resource investigation &valuation

2


Land use engineering

2


Land Management Information System

2


Environmental monitoring

2


Computer Aided Design

1


Landscape planning and design

2


Remote sensing image processing

1


Geographical Information System Design & Application

2


Courses with lab.

Introduction to Planet Earth, Cartography, Introduction to Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System, Quantitative Geography,Essentials of Geology,Geomorphology,Meteorology and Climatology,Hydrology and water resources,Surveying,Remote Sensing Geoscience Analysis,RSDigital image processing

6

Internship

16

Field work

2

Thesis

6

Others

Community

4

Total

54 (32.4% of the 158 total required credits)






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

1) Each student should gain four 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.

10. Explanations

1)College English has 12 credits, tested when enter into the university, which is classified into three classes including basic level (C level), advanced level (B level) and developed level (A level). Please read the details from <Enforcement regulation of College English classification in CCNU>. C level has General English course of 12 credits for three semesters; B level has General English course of 8 credits for two semesters and English liberal education courses of 4 credits for one semester; A level has General English course of 4 credits for one semester and English liberal education courses of 4 credits for one semester, and Special English course of 4 credits for one semester. All the students should complete 1-2 professional courses in English in principle.

2)College sports applies club teaching system, students need to take club courses of 4 credits for 4 semesters as elective courses. The regulation is made by < Course Regulation of College sports club>.

3)Information application ability must get recognition from university and then graduate successfully. There are three ways to recognize the qualifications: the first one is to pass the test organized by university when enter into the university; the second way is to get the certificate of National Computer Rank Examination; the third way is to take the college course of <Information Application Ability> and get the credits if the students could not meet the first two ways.

4)According to the requirement of 8 credits of Liberal education core module, the students of this major need take courses covering all the four modules.

5)The requirement of taking developed courses: This major has specialized research type, crossed compound type and innovative entrepreneurial type. The students of specialized research type should complete specialized optional courses of 25 credits; the students of crossed compound type should take optional elective courses of 25 credits within the whole school; the students of innovative entrepreneurial type should take optional courses focused on innovative entrepreneurial courses; The list of optional courses of specialized research type could be found in “ Seven, Course planning table”, the optional courses list of other two types will be provided by office of teaching affairs.

6)As for the demands of dual degree courses, the students who minor in this major should complete main courses of 42 credits (Please see “Seven, Course planning table”) and finish graduation dissertation. And students can get degree of this major when they meet this requirement.

7)The students within the stipulated period of the program should get 158 credits, which include 130 credits for courses, 2 credits forthe comprehensive field workand 16 credits for professional internship, 4 credits for community education. The students should pass CET 4, meet the graduation requirement of undergraduates in CCNU, pass the thesis defense for 6 credits, could graduate. And those who meet the requirements of the Bachelor Degree Program will receive Bachelor Degree of Science.

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