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GEC Curriculum Planning, Basic Courses, Liberal Arts Education Courses

Courses in the domains in 2009 academic year (22 credits):

Basic Courses (14 credits): Freshman Chinese, Constitutional Law, History

Liberal Arts Courses (8 credits): (1)Domain of humanities and arts (2) Domain of life skills (3) Domain of natural sciences and (4) Domain of social sciences

 

1.   The domain of humanities and arts aims to cultivate in students humanistic qualities and understanding of the arts, cultivate the competence of understanding and appreciation of beauty, and express their feelings of beauty so as to practice the true and beautiful life. At the same time, the sub-domain of humanities and arts also includes other cultural courses, allowing students to understand the multiculturalism under the wave of globalization to achieve understanding and respect for different ethnic cultures.

 

2.   The domain of life skills is aimed at cultivating the attitude to acquire knowledge through life, including emotional management, interpersonal relationship, interpersonal communication, life education, gender equality, etc., mainly geared to their personality cultivation, moral education and life attitude.

 

3.   The domain of natural sciences is one of the most important subjects of NTOU. It includes contemporary technologies, life science, marine science, and natural science. It is very important and integral part in all branches of natural sciences.

 

4.   The domain of social sciences includes topics such as history, constitutional laws, international relations, psychology, and sociology. They aim to train students to learn the concept of democracy and the rule of law in a modern society, and to avoid being influenced by the biased mass media and distorted understanding of democratic values. The students are expected to develop a broad international perspective, avoid disconnection from the whole environment and catch up with the trend of internationalization and globalization.

 

New curriculum effective in the 2010 academic year (inclusive) (22 credits)

Basic Courses (6 credits): Freshman Chinese

Liberal Arts Courses (16 credits) are under 8 sub-domains: (1) personality cultivation and multiculturalism, (2) democracy, rule of law and citizenship, (3) globalization and socio-economic structure, (4) Chinese and foreign classics, (5) Aesthetics and aesthetic expression, (6) technology and society, (7) natural science, (8) history analysis and interpretation.

 

New curriculum effective in the 2013 academic year (inclusive) (28 credits)

Basic Courses (12 credits): Freshman Chinese and Foreign Languages

Physical Education: Physical Education Required Credits

Liberal Arts Courses (16 credits) are under 8 sub-domains: (1) personality cultivation and multiculturalism, (2) democracy, rule of law and citizenship, (3) globalization and socio-economic structure, (4) Chinese and foreign classics, (5) Aesthetics and aesthetic expression, (6) technology and society, (7) natural science, (8) history analysis and interpretation.

 

For students enrolled from 2015 academic year (inclusive), the liberal arts course "Introduction to Marine Science" is required 2 credits

For students enrolled from 2015 academic year (inclusive), compulsory liberal arts courses include "Introduction to Marine Science" (2 credits), which does not count toward the eight major domains of liberal arts courses. The original eight major domains of the liberal arts course include 14 credits, with no more than 4 credits in each sub-domain, resulting in a total of 16 credits (2 credits required and 14 credits elective).