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Major Courses

1. Now Technology and Social Development Course

        Since the middle of the 20 century, the science research including science history, science philosophy, and science sociology considers technology development as a subject of reflection and does research from the point of view of history, philosophy, and sociology, finding technology development is related to complicated aspects, such as philosophical thinking, religion, politics, economy, education, law, Internet, management, and social system. Encountering more complicated social change and technology development, it is necessary to make students of science and engineering and of humanism and socialism understand the close interaction of technology and society. Therefore, it needs a further  development on General Education which is related to “science, technique, humanism, and society.”

 

2Diagnosing Taiwan—from Management Course    

      Facing the coming of globalization, every country all contributes to developing advanced education and nurturing talented people to enhance a country’s competitive ability in the knowledge economy era. Taiwan faces the attack of knowledge economy and globalization, universities need to renew their ideas and adjust their ways of education.

        In this course, we will analyze the news happened around us, such as economic crimes, financial deception, industries moving out, publicly-operated business running by the citizens, and the affect that informatization brings with, through multiple academic views of management, finance, economy, operation, and information, diagnosing the situation of Taiwan and providing solution. We will train students into “Wu Shr Ren” (knowledge, common sense, global view, grit, and appreciation) who possess not only native thinking but international view and capability.

3. Life Education Course

      “Life Science” masters the phenomenon that science nowadays shows life’s abundance. “Life-and-Dead Studies” explore life’s depth and concern. “Life Education” focuses and extends to the related academic issues. “Religion and Humanism Course” aims to get to understand the philosophical classics, philosophical wisdom, and how it concerns about life. “Self-Development and Ethics Course” aims to explore individual characteristic and the harmony of human and nature. “Service Learning Course” aims to experience life’s energy through participation personally. We hope to give students abundant life’s view and life’s depth, and nurture their full and tolerant views of life through theories learning and questions discussion. Also, we hope to nurture students’ abilities of cross-field learning, and research and appreciation of cultural and artistic activities. The certificate of this course will be beneficial to the approval of the group of public welfare and charities, and will give students employment advantages to the related jobs.

4. Democracy-and-Rule of Law and Citizens Participation Course

      Though democracy-and-rule of law has had its effects in our country, people still not understand the truth of democracy, which is that the minority should obey the majority, and the majority should respect the minority. Besides, democracy should base on law. At the same time, we should make citizens participate public affairs positively, providing government the chance of self-reflection and making improvement. Therefore, we can stop the public chaos result from that citizens can not express their disagreements, and will not influence the development of democracy-and-rule of law.

        In this course, we will use the way of interdisciplinary training combined with law and politics. We will teach students civil law, criminal law, administrative law, intellectual property, and some law knowledge by the teachers of law department in our university, who contribute to this course’s plan, hoping to expand the view of citizens nowadays. We hope that students entering the society after graduation will have law temperament, and learn how to be true citizens now.

5. Comfortable Life and Environmental Aesthetics Course

        “Life” means the progress of one’s life. The subject of life is people. World is the place people do activity. The combination of world includes others’ existences and environment. “Comfortable” means an individual exists in the world in a harmony situation.

“Environment” is a living place of individual, group, and environment. In this course, we will aim on nurturing the ability to appreciate an artistic subject, the development of group relationship, and the exploration on the issue—“Environment Ethics”, which means people and environment can live permanently. To respond to “Aesthetics” and “Skill”, we hope to abundance life’s qualities of students by mixing aesthetics into daily life.

        The important point of this course’s development is to nurture student’s ability of appreciation, then to introduce them to think the ideal and harmony situation of “Life” and “Environment.”

        The characteristic of this course’s development is different from the normal “Life Aesthetics” course. It aims on the ability of appreciation and skill on the artistic subject. The much more important aim is to discuss all individuals’ living together and harmony in the common environment.

6. Humanism Digital Archives and Nurturing Talented People of Creative Design

      Every organization is doing archives digitalization since our country has popularized digital archives program. To make students of our university understand and use digital archives, we combine the teachers and resources of Deparment of Traditional Arts and Creative Design in College of Humanities and Social Science, Deparment of Computer Science and Information Engineering in College of Engineering, Department of Information Management, and General Education Center, to set this course together, and goal of different steps. We hope to make students in College of Humanities and Social Science can combine their professional knowledge with technology, then they can become talented people of cross-fielding. It is helpful to promote employment competence.

        The closer goal in this semester is to nurture students’ digital archives professional abilities.

        The further goal is to provide the talented people and resources of digital archives, and help the museums of various types in south area doing digital archives and protection on cultural relics. We hope to build a long-period cooperative relationship.