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    The School of Tourism and Geographical Sciences lays emphasis on training students to be high-quality interdisciplinary talents who are equipped with solid elementary theories, fundamental basics and skills. The School currently offers 7 Programs, ranging from Geographical Science, Physical Geography and Environmental Resource, Human Geography and Urban Planning, Geographic Information Science, Geomatics Engineering, Tourism Management to Tourism Management and Service Education.

 

Geographical Science

    The Program focuses on cultivating students to be high-quality interdisciplinary talents who have the ability to teach modern geographical science to meet related demand; such talents will be able to teach, conduct researches or other educational work of geographical sciences in high-education institutions or colleges; they can also conduct scientific researches, management, planning and development in relevant administrative departments or enterprises. After graduation, students may teach or conduct scientific researches on geography, environmental resources, national conditions and population, etc., or they may also engage in administrating, scientific research, planning and design in other relevant departments.

    The graduates may acquire the following knowledge and abilities: basic knowledge and fundamental theory of Earth surface systems (including lithosphere, pedosphere, hydrosphere atmosphere, biosphere, noosphere and their interaction); mastering research methods and skills of modern geography, such as, remote sensing, geographic information system, maps, field observation, analytical simulation in labs, etc.; being able to solve scientific and practical problems with fundamental theory, elementary knowledge and basic skills of modern geography, keep up with general progress and social demand of relevant fields and conduct elementary theoretical and applied researches under instruction of teachers; mastering fundamental theory of pedagogy and teaching methodology of geography, having outstanding language competence and applying modern teaching methods, such as, visualization, in geography teaching; having sound personality and healthy mind and body, acquiring basic knowledge of humanities and social sciences and being capable of filed observation and teamwork; proficiency in one foreign language and computer applications technology by acquiring certain certificates.

 

Physical Geography and Environmental Resource (a non-normal bachelor program that is four-year, available to students both from arts and sciences and grants Bachelor of Science degree)

    The Program is designed to train students to be high-quality interdisciplinary talents who are with elementary theory, knowledge and skills of physical geography and environmental resource, innovative awareness and practical ability; they will undergo strict thinking training on natural resources and environmental science as well as professional training on natural resources development and environment conservation, and be equipped with certain abilities for scientific research and resource development as well as management, protection and restoration of environment. Graduates may engage in scientific research organizations, administrative departments or related enterprises, such as, development and reform, national land, environment protection, forestry, water affairs and tourism, etc.

    The graduates may acquire the following knowledge and abilities: firm mastery of elementary theory, fundamental basics and methods of physical geography and environmental resources, keep up with leading theories, current development status, application prospect and the latest development of physical geography and environmental resources; mastery of multi-discipline knowledge related to the Program, understanding related national policies and regulations on environment protection and sustainable development strategies, etc.; mastery of technologies on observation, analysis and application of physical geography and environmental management, etc., skillful application of remote sensing, telemetry and GIS; developing skills in information search, literature retrieval and related information acquiring with modern IT methods, having the ability to design, implement, analyze, organize and arrange experiments and to conduct academic communication; undergoing trainings on scientific thinking and methods, being equipped with innovative mindset and elementary ability to conduct collaborative and scientific researches; mastery of one foreign language and computer application technology at stipulated levels; having sound personality as well as healthy mind and body, possessing strong ability to conduct investigation, researches and decision-making as well as organize and manage; excellent verbal and written language competence; outstanding abilities of environment adapting and teamwork.

  


Human Geography and Urban Planning (a non-normal bachelor program that is four-year, available to students both from arts and sciences and grants Bachelor of Science degree)

    The Program is designed to train students to be high-quality interdisciplinary talents who possess elementary theory, knowledge and skills of human geography and urban planning and can be engage in research, teaching, development and application of urban and rural development and regional economic development and planning. The students will be cultivated to be innovative and practical and undergo trainings on scientific thinking and methods as well as professional skills; they will focus on regional planning at macroscopic and mesoscopic level, design planning and land management at microscopic level; they will also be proficient in professional skills, like GIS application, urban planning and design, rural construction, landscape planning and design. They are capable of conducting researches, teaching, developing or applying of urban and rural construction and regional economic planning.

 

Geographic Information Science

    The Program is designed to train the students to be highly specialized talents who are equipped with broad and solid knowledge of geographic information system, remote sensing, cartology and have received trainings on scientific mindset and experiment of applied elementary research and technical development; the students will acquire great scientific literacy, basic skills of research, design and development of GIS and abilities to conduct teaching, research, development and management; they will also be trained to process, manage and develop spatial information with knowledge and tools of GIS and remote sensing. The graduates may conduct scientific researches and teaching in scientific research institutions, higher education institutions or work in departments of urban planning, environment protection, transportation, land resources and water conservancy, etc.

    The graduates may acquire the following knowledge and abilities: strong ability to acquire knowledge and carry out self-learning; strong verbal and written expression and social skills; the ability to collect materials and retrieve literatures using Internet; the ability to apply knowledge, retrieve geographic data as well as manage, analyze, process and apply geographic information with the use of geographic information system; the ability to compile research reports; the ability to arrange, organize, analyze experimental results, writing papers, and participate in academic communication; innovative capacity; having innovative mindset and the ability to conduct collaborative research, and being able to design, develop, and apply GIS specifically under teachers’ instruction.

 

Tourism Management (a non-normal bachelor program that is four-year, availeble to both students from arts and sciences, and grants Bachelor of Management degree; two schemes are available) Domestic scheme: (four years of education will be conducted domestically)

    The Program is designed to train students to be application-oriented and interdisciplinary talents who are with solid knowledge of modern management theory and systematical management expertise, and possess humanistic qualities, international vision, innovative mindset, entrepreneurship, practical abilities and social responsibilities. The graduates will be able to engage in operating, managing, planning, consulting and serving in all sorts of enterprises, public institutions, educational and research organizations related to tourism.

    The graduates may acquire the following knowledge and abilities: elementary theory and knowledge of tourism management; scientific learning and mindset, and elementary ability to analyze and solve problems with the use of tourism management theories; being familiar with domestic guidelines, policies and regulations on tourism management; being aware of developing trend of tourism at home and abroad as well as modern service industry; basic methods for literature retrieval and information research, and the ability to conduct scientific researches with hands-on capacity and innovative mindset; elementary theory and methods to start a business, and strong innovative awareness and ability; proficiency in a foreign language as well as strong international communication skills.

 

Tourism Management and Service Education (a non-normal bachelor program that is four-year, available to students both from arts and sciences, and grants Bachelor of Management degree)

    The Program was approved to be among the first batch of Specialized Program in National Second Category by the Ministry of Education in 2007. Students will learn about elementary theory and basics of tourism management, receive training on tourism operation and management, develop essential skills to analyze and solve problems in such area. The graduates may acquire the following knowledge and abilities: elementary theory and basics of tourism management; scientific learning and mindset, fundamental ability to analyze and solve problems using tourism management theories; being familiar with national guideline, policies and regulations on tourism development; understanding developing trend of domestic and foreign tourism as well as modern service industry; basic methods to retrieve literatures and materials, and ability to conduct certain scientific researches with hands-on capacity and innovative mindset; elementary principles and methods for starting a business, strong innovative awareness and ability; proficiency in a foreign language and excellent international communication ability; fundamental theory of pedagogy and teaching methodology of tourism, outstanding language competence and the ability to apply modern teaching methods, such as, visualization, in geography teaching. Graduates may engage in teaching, scientific research and management of tourism.

 

Tourism Management 2+2 Program (a non-normal bachelor program that is four-year, available to students both from arts and sciences, and grants Bachelor of Management degree; the first two years will be conducted in Yuannan Normal University and the latter two years in a Thailand university)

     The Program is geared to train students to be high-quality application-oriented talents who have all-round development in morality, intellectuality and fitness and possess solid theories, skills and knowledge of modern tourism management; such students will be familiar with guidelines, policies, regulations and developing trend of tourism development in China and ASEAN countries. The graduates may engage in tourism planning and management, tourism information management, tourism service, etc. in domestic and foreign enterprises or organizations related to tourism.

Specific qualities of graduates: outstanding moral, cultural, professional and psychological qualities; good health; professional manners and appearance; being active in social practices and having the scientism of associating theories with realities and staying practical and realistic; the awareness of being innovative and competitive; essential qualities for personnel dealing with foreign affairs, abiding by laws, building high work ethics, work habits and strong awareness of modern service. They will master basic information of society, politics, culture, history, geography, diplomacy etc. of Thailand; they will be familiar with domestic policies and regulations on foreign affairs; such talents have expertise on tourism economy, management, marketing, regulations, planning, education, etc. Graduates will also have strong social and communicable skills in English and Thai (including listening, speaking, reading, writing and translating) with native pronunciation and tone; they will be proficient in Chinese with strong logic mindset and language competence; the talents will have a good grasp of foreign business and strong ability to work independently so as to adapt, analyze and address practical problems in foreign affairs in a scientific manner; they will have excellent computers skills and master office software; basic methods to search information, literature and write papers.

 

Geomatics Engineering (a non-normal bachelor program that is four-year, available to students from sciences only, and grants Bachelor of Engineering degree)

    The Program is designed to train students to be advanced and application-oriented engineering specialists who have knowledge of ground-based and satellite measurement, photogrammetry and remote sensing as well as mapping and geographic information engineering etc., and who master elementary principles, methods and skills of collecting, processing, expressing and utilizing spatial information. The graduates will be able to engage in surveying and mapping of national base surveying, carriers navigating, city and engineering construction, development and utilization of national lands, as well as designing, developing and applying geographic information system, environment protection and disaster prevention. They may develop a career from conducting scientific research or teaching in scientific research organizations or higher education institutions; they can also be involved in related work in the fields of industrial and mining establishments, urban planning, municipal administration, real estate development, land management, investigation on geological and mineral resources, aviation and marine navigation, investigation on agricultural resources, electricity, water conservancy and military, etc.

Specific qualities of graduates: the ability to acquire knowledge, information and professional learning; the ability to design, integrate engineering and operate measuring instruments; the ability to acquire, process, manage, analyze spatial information; the ability to develop and utilize GIS; the ability to apply expertise in scientific researches and engineering practices, and to independently analyze and resolve real engineering problems; mastery of mindset and methods to conduct innovative activities, scientific researches and development; strong innovative awareness in programming, design, reform and innovate technologies of software and hardware used in surveying engineering; the ability to start a business in related fields. 

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