NCKU Curriculum Map
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The world is increasingly being urbanized. However, there are similarities and differences among cities, and there has been a growing interest in comparing cities or their development strategies. This course will encourage students to explore the diversity of urban settlements in different parts of the world, with special emphases on the urbanization process, the formation of urban system, the urban socio-economic and spatial structure, the major urban issues and the development strategies.

Course Goal
A. Cultivating advanced spatial planning and design professionals with globe vision, execution ability and leadership.
B. Cultivating advanced spatial planning and design researchers with scientific vision and innovation ability.
C. Cultivating high-level spatial planning and design teaching faculty with inter-disciplinary, forward-looking and globe visions.
Course Principle Literacy and Competence
[Principle Literacy]
  • With global vision and foreign language proficiency. PhD graduates are able to publish academic paper internationally.
  • [Competence]
  • Ability to grasp the content of spatial planning and design theories and development issues.
  • Ability to innovatively integrate theories and practical skills to achieve the best spatial planning and design practices.
  • Ability of accurate analysis and expound and effective communication.
  • PhD graduates are able to teach planning (/design) professional courses and supervise students.
  • Courses of Recent Years
    Course Name
    (The name will link to the syllabus.)
    Credit Taught in English
    (Yes or No)
    0099/2 P270700 []COMPARATIVE URBAN STUDY 3.0 Y Kung, Shiann-Far