History of Chinese and Foreign City Planning
"In the class, there will be a series of lectures about the history of Chinese cities. Within the lectures, the basic historical documents and archaeological evidences are introduced. Some great capitals, such as Luoyang, Chang-an, Kaifeng, and Beijing, will be emphasized. There are a lot of related landscape pictures shown.
In comparison, some important foreign cities, such as Athens,Rome,Paris,Washington, will be introduced.
The goal of the class is to help student understanding the city within the social-cultural context. The discussed questions include the changes of the urban planning, the interpretation of urban cultural landscape, the spatiality of ancient capitals, and the modernization of Chinese cities."
Landscape Planning and Design
Landscape design is an independent profession and a design and art tradition, practiced by landscape designers, combining nature and culture. In contemporary practice landscape design bridges between landscape architecture and garden design. In this course students can not only learn factors in landscape design but also practice in design projects.
Management and Law of Urban Planning
The content of this course is divided into three parts. The first part will introduce theoretical knowledge on administrative management, administrative law and management of urban planning. The second part is about management and operation, which will introduce the conception, task and process of management of urban planning, including management of complication and approval of the planning, construction site selection, construction land planning, construction projects planning and the supervision of the implementation of urban planning.
Protecting Plan of Urban-Rural Heritage
"Urban-rural heritage is important part of cultural heritage, locating in the area of urban, town and village, respecting the historic context of the area, possessing cultural and economic (potential) value, and being continued used in different methods after protection and conservation. It, in China, concerns world heritage property, historic city (town, village), historic block, protected cultural heritage by state and local governments, modern excellent architecture etc. It is serious aspect for guaranteeing the sustainable development of urban-rural society to protect and reuse the heritage.
The course mainly consists of 5 charts as material’s review, historical and geographical analysis, similar property analogy, value assessment, social investigation, and protecting plan, with reference, study case and index."
This course begins with the concept of region, and territoriality, and hierarchy, and takes an overview about the development and tasks of regional science, features and requirements of regional study, characteristics and trends of regional development, and the content and tasks of regional planning.
This course is an introduction to the history, analysis, and design of the urban landscape presented with weekly lectures and discussion sections. Emphasis is placed on understanding the principles, processes, and contemporary theories of urban design, and the relations between individual buildings, groups of buildings, and the larger physical and cultural contexts in which they are created and with which they interact. Case studies are drawn from New Haven and other cities.
Mainly introduce the theory and knowledge of urban geography, China’s urban distribution and urban development, China’s urbanization, and the basic methods for urban system planning.
Urban Master Planning
Urban Planning is a subject with strong applicability. This course aims to help students to do practice work for master planning. Main teaching contents are as follows: 1) systematically conclude knowledge of related courses, find out the characters and problems through research on basic information of a specific city. 2) According to the goal of regional planning, determine the development goal and the appropriate size of a city, set the developing and construction guidelines within the planning area. 3) Evaluate the construction land and define the scope of urban construction land. 4) Adjust the spatial structure of the city, construct transportation system and put forward the layout of urban infrastructure. 5) Determine the construction goal and overall layout of urban green space system, and make clear the protection guidelines for historical and cultural resources. 6) Form final planning outcome which meet the need of urban master planning.
Geographic Information System
This presents a comprehensive and rigorous analysis of GIS-T applications in the analysis and planning of transportation systems.
Architectural Design Studio
Introduction to design as a conceptual discipline directed at the analysis, interpretation, synthesis, and transformation of the physical environment. Exercises are aimed at developing an understanding of the issues, elements, and processes of environmental design.
Principle of Urban Planning
The principle of urban planning is an important required foundation course of urban planning major and related fields. content covers almost basic principles of all of professional knowledges involved in urban planning processes. This course itakes the planning theory, principle and layout method as a basis and urban element planning as the core content. This course focuses on teaching urban planning methodology and basic contents, the relationship of urban planning with regional planning, natural conditions and environmental factors affecting urban construction after providing an overview of the modern urban planning system structure and the evolution history of urban planning thoughts, theoretical methods and practice at home and abroad. According to the requirement of the urban master planning, the course introduces how to determine the urban nature and development scale, to plan the layout of urban elements including industrial land, storage and logistic land, and regional traffic, urban road system, living community, public space. The course also introduces the urban heritage conservation and urban renewal, urban disaster prevention and mitigation, urban agglomeration planning and town and village planning. Finally, through analyzing different types of urban planning and urban planning alternatives, the course is to train a comprehensive planning ability of students on basis of urban planing principles.
Community planning and design
Community planning and design is an important practical course to the city planning major students. Through the theory teaching by the teacher and do some multimedia exercising, we also pay attention to the case-teaching, group-discussing and some other ways to help the students to complete the design based on a topic and condition given by the teacher.
Urban Green System Planning
The main task of the course is to make students master the basic theories and skills of urban green system planning, and cultivate students' ability to analyze and solve problems.
Urban Infrastructure Planning
Urban infrastructure planning is one of the main contents of Urban Planning, also one of the essential components of urban planning assessment. Along with the basic principle of Urban Planning, this course mainly discusses approaches and principles of urban infrastructure planning, containing Introduction to urban infrastructure, Municipal Water and Wastewater Engineering Planning, urban power supply planning, urban land use vertical planning.
Urban Road System and Transportation Planning
This course is mainly composed of four parts : comprehensive transport , sectoral transport , regional transport and urban transport .
An introductory level course for Painting majors. Students will develop drawing skills and insights and consider basic visual language issues. then a continued examination and development of drawing skills. This course presents the graduate student with a series of problems intended to develop drawing as a tool for inquiry into a terrain outside the well-known beaten paths of his/her past studio practice. Expanding the role for drawing in studio experimentation is a goal. Work will be done outside class. There are critiques each week.
An introduction to the basic language of the painting discipline. Emphasis on the plastic and formal considerations necessary for work that willbecome an increasingly personal statement. The purpose of this course is to continue development based on Painting I. Individual expression will be encouraged through a series of larger works which require greater time and organizational skill. Experimentation in different painting media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media will be encouraged. Group and individual critiques are required. Outside work will be assigned. The primary goal of this course will be to shift the responsibility of direction, problem-solving and problem- development from the Faculty Instructor to the student. But this will be accomplished with a great deal of faculty involvement and support. The class will begin with group assignments which will become increasingly independent. Group and individual critiques will continue as an integral part of the curriculum, with an emphasis on contemporary art and criticism.
Economic Geography is the discipline to answer the economic question with a spatial dimension. Economic Geography deals with spatial economic issue and stress the importance of space and place in economic activities. This course is to introduce the basic theories and methods in economic geography. Through this course, students will master the fundamentals of economic geography and build up a base for further study and research in advanced economic geography.
Introduction to Architecture
Introduces study, principle, and understanding of art of architecture. Approach varies with instructor; may be historical, geographical, technical, or thematic.
Geomorphology is the study of solid Earth’s surface features. Some workers in clued the landforms of other terrestrial-type planets and satellites in the Solar System within the scope of geomorphology. Geomorphology investigates landforms and the processes that fashion them, with chapters on weathering and related landforms, hillslopes, fluvial landscapes, karst landscapes, glacial and glaciofluvial landscapes, periglacial landscapes, aeolian landscapes, leoss landforms, coastal landscapes, Plate tectonics and landscapes, folded landscapes, faulted landscapes, and volcanic landscapes.