Principles and Features

Aiming to enhance students’ fundamental academic skills, critical thinking abilities, concepts of democracy, background in liberal arts, and physical fitness on the basis of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, the curriculum offered by the Center  includes the following features:
 

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The curriculum includes required core courses in Chinese, English, History and Culture, and Chinese Constitution and Law as well as elective courses in Liberal Arts, Social science, Natural Sciences and Technology, and Life Sciences.

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To expand students’ interdisciplinary and multicultural experience and practice the well-rounded education, the Center, adopting a team-teaching and well-organized approach, invites well-known specialists from a wide variety of fields to give students inspiring lectures based on their specialties.

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The speakers invited for general education are famous specialists or scholars with strong theoretical and industrial backgrounds.

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Art events are held regularly on campus in the hope of expanding students’ backgrounds in liberal arts.

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A wide variety of contests are held to not only give students opportunities to practice what they have learned from the courses offered by the Center, but also examine the effect of the general education curriculum for future improvement.

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The General Education Passport functions in three different areas. First, library education is to encourage students to utilize library resources. Second, attending at least eight art events or speeches is to inspire students to appreciate and hopefully cultivate their cultural experience for a life of peace and beauty. Third, before the senior year, all students are required to read two books from the recommended list of Chinese, English, History and Culture, and Chinese Constitution and Law.

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That streaming media allows faculty and students to download and watch the courses of distance education and the events held on campus do not replace traditional classroom teaching, but improve students’ backgrounds in liberal arts and sciences via a more convenient and diverse learning environment.

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To motivate and upgrade faculty’s work in research, the Center publishes the Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences once a year and hosts an annual international conference.

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To update teachers’ backgrounds in theory and practice, several workshops related to teaching and learning are held every semester.