Course Outline for all students entering in 2017-2018 (Undergraduate program)
Course Outline for all students entering in 2017-2018 (Master Program)
Course Outline for all students entering in 2017-2018 (The Executive Master Program)
Course Outline for all students entering in 2017-2018 (Ph.D Program)
Course Outline for all students entering in 2017-2018 (Minor)
Our department designs and continues to evaluate our curriculum, materials, methods, facilities, etc, through the lens of our hallmark “Applied”.
A. Curriculum Design
Concepts and Characteristics
1. Three Curriculum Design Concepts
a. Equal emphasis on theories and applications
b. Attention to both professional and general education
c. Concurrent coverage of the ancient and the modern
2. Three Curriculum Characteristics
From freshman to senior year, covering Chinese literature from introduction to core to foster a significant degree of professionalism in the field.
Meeting the multi-faceted needs of society through multi-faceted teaching and guidance, so that students can continually study and apply what they learn through courses in English, computing, advertising copy, literary creation, teacher education, civil service, journalism, secretarial science, etc.
Connect inanimate knowledge with animate, active real life to nurture professionals in Chinese literature with facility in research and application and fine character besides.
B . Active Teaching, Multi-faceted Learning
1. Teaching Concepts and Characteristics
Our teaching concepts combine the curriculum design concepts and characteristics listed above into active teaching methods. Such as, combining music or tunes with the teaching of poetry, idioms or lyrics; the use of slides or electronic images to enrich background descriptions; teachers taking students on weekend field trips to collect research data for later analysis and report writing, building up students’ abilities in observation, thinking and writing. Stimulating students to approach the subjects of interest to them in multiple professional ways is our goal throughout the four years of courses in literature, cognition and application. We encourage them to consider applying for a minor, the teacher education program, etc, in order to pave the way for career development and expand their personal potential.
2. Curriculum Framework
New Curriculum Framework
(1) General Courses
Courses common to all departments: Chinese Literature Appreciation and Composition, Practical English, Contemporary Thought and Taiwan’s Development, Historical Culture and Social Change, Introduction to Information Technology Applications, Multi-media Applications, Programming, Database Practicum, and General Education
(2) Foundational Professional Courses
All basic courses and training are required the study of Chinese literature, thought and philosophy, including: Guided Reading, Methods in Philology, Introduction to Literature, Etymology, Phonology, Semantics, History of Chinese Thought, Historical Chinese Literature, History of Chinese Literary Criticism, Selected Poetry and Composition, Selected Essays and Composition, Readings of Selected Tz’u, Taiwanese Literature, Thesis Writing, etc.
(3) Applied Courses
To meet current needs and in preparation for anticipated demand, our curriculum features four types of applied courses.
a. Cognitive Application Courses
Studies In Yi Ching (Book of Change), Studies in The Annals (Su-Ma Chien) , Studies in Tso Chiu-Ming, Studies In Shih Ching (Book of Odes), Studies in Chu Tsu (Chu-Yuan, et al), Studies in Li Ching (Book of Rites), etc and their applications to life today; strengthening students’ recognition of Chinese philosophy over the four years to build up their critical thinking abilities.
b. Literary Application Courses
Contemporary Writing (fiction, novels) Composition, Literature and Society, Popular Literature, Classic Plays, Contemporary Plays and Performance, Children’s Literature and Composition, Advertising Literature and Composition, etc; covering study of the connections between historic and contemporary literature and our lives, expositing the essence of literature, elevating its use in life and unlocking students’ ability to create literature.
c. Linguistic Application Courses
Linguistics and Contemporary Life, Interpersonal Relations and Communication Coordination, Journalistic Interviews and Writing, Chinese Calligraphy and Practicum, Applied Chinese Document Writing, Mandarin Phonology, Mandarin Instructional Materials and Pedagogy, Mandarin Teaching Practice, Native Languages Instructional Materials and Pedagogy, Chinese Semantics Instruction, etc; building up skills and developing confidence in applying what students have learned for themselves, their work and their team.
d. Chinese Computerization Courses
Digital Composition, Publishing Media Editing, Library Cataloguing, Computerization of Chinese, etc; allowing students in the Information Age to actively take charge of expanding their personal, study and career potentials.
Graduate program is based on the undergraduate foundation, going deeper and focusing study on separate topics, nurturing scholarly development.