The Center was established in 1995 to undertake a comprehensive reform of the University’s general education. The core curriculum was reformed on the belief that students must be equipped with not only specialized knowledge but also great adapt ability to the rapidly changing society, especially with future career planning. Moreover, a whole person education approach emphasizes students’ strong sense of responsibility for themselves, for the society and sustainability of the global environment.
The Center was established for the development of core curriculum programs and the ideal of general education. The courses empower students to make good use of information, cultivate foresight perspectives, and develop a global vision so that they can confront various challenges in the new era.
The Center aims to enhance the quality of general education and prepare students for the changing global society in the following areas:
1. Global consciousness
2. Social and moral reflection
3. Cultural enrichment
4. Creative and critical thinking
5. Communication competency
6. Aesthetic and interpretive understanding
7. Logical analysis
8. Life-long learning and organizational skills
The Center is comprised of 16 full-time faculty members (2 professors, 8 associate professors, 1 assistant professor, and 5 lecturers) and 28 part-time faculty members.
Facilities and Resources
The Center has a General Education Resources Room and a Multimedia Performance Hall.
The curriculum consists of four major categories: Fundamental Courses, University Core Areas, College Core Areas and Common Electives Courses.
1. Chinese Language (3 credits)
2. Foreign Languages and Drills (8 credits)
3. Information Education (4 credits)
4. Global Technological Revolution (2 credits)
University Core Areas:
1. GLOBAL OUTLOOK (2 credits)
2. Futures Studies (2 credits)
3. Learning and Development (1 credit)
4. The operation of students' clubs and team development(1 credit)
College Core Areas :
1.CLASSICS IN WORLD LITERATURE (2 credits)
2. Natural Science (2 credits)
3. History and Culture (2 credits)
4. CIVIL SOCIETY AND PARTICIPATION (2 credits)
5. ARTS APPRECIATION AND INVENTION (2 credits)
6. SOCIAL ANALYSIS (2 credits)
7. Philosophy and Religion (2 credits)
Common Elective Courses:
University-wide elective courses are designed based on students’ interests and the needs of techno-socio-economic changes. Courses are focused on problem-solving and action-learning approaches.