Curriculum Planning

By , 2012年October24日 12:24 pm

Course Selection Guideline for General and Liberal Education

Ever since its inception, the Center for General Education has striven to enrich the content of general and liberal education, and to fulfill the ideal of a “well-round education.” The original general and liberal education curricula were first implemented in academic year 1997, and they have remained largely unchanged except for a few minor adjustments to course requirements and credit hours. However, starting in academic year 2007. major changes to both general and liberal education curricula were put into effect. The curricula below apply to students admitted to the University in or before academic year 2006 and for those admitted in or after academic year 2007.

General and Liberal Education Curricula for Students Admitted to the University in or before Academic Year 2006.

1.Credits:

(1) General Core Courses: 18 Credits Required in Total

“Chinese Literature” – 6 Credits: With the goal of improving the students’ Chinese Language proficiency and cultural ccomplishment.
“Foreign Languages” – 6 Credits: With the goal of training the students’ foreign language skill.
“History” – 4 Credits: Focusing on the reading of classic texts with the goal of improving the students’ knowledge of history and their ability in historical dialectics.
“Constitution” and “Civic Education” – 2 Credits: Students can select one of these two alternatives to develop their knowledge of the “Constitution” or to raise their modern civil awareness.
(2) Liberal Education Courses: At least 12 credits required in total.

2. Liberal Education Curriculum: The Liberal Education Curriculum covers 4 major areas, namely “Humanities (G1)”, “Social Sciences (G2)”, “Material Sciences (G3)”, and “Life Sciences (G4).” Effective from academic year 2007

(1) “Humanities (G1)” includes current courses in “Literature and Arts (A1)”, “Historical Thinking (A2)”, “World Civilization (A3)”, and “Philosophy and Moral reasoning(A4)”.
(2) “Social Sciences” (G2) includes the current courses in “Civil Awareness and Social Analysis (A5)” .
(3) “Material Sciences (G3)” includes the current courses in “Quantitative Analysis and Mathematics (A6)” and “Material Science (A7)”.
(4) “Life Sciences (G4)” includes the current courses in “Life Science (A8)” .

Students are required to select courses only from study areas that are outside their own department. To find out the area of curriculum that your department falls under please refer to “Table of department/curriculum correspondence.”

General Education Curricula for Students Admitted to the University in or after Academic Year 2016

1. Credits:

(1) General Required Courses : Total 12 Credits

“Chinese Literature” – 6 Credits: With the goal of improving the students’ Chinese Language proficiency and cultural accomplishment.
“Foreign Languages” – 6 Credits: With the goal of training the students’ foreign language skill.
(2) General Education Courses: Undergraduate students admitted to the University in or after academic year 2016 should get 15 credits for Liberal Education Courses.

2. General Education Curriculum:

(1)  Effective from academic year 2007 the general education curriculum (hereinafter referred to as “ Gen Ed”) covers 8 major areas, namely “Literature and Arts (A1),” “Historical Thinking (A2),” “World Civilization (A3),” “Philosophy and Moral Reasoning (A4),” “Civil Awareness and Social Analysis (A5),” ” Quantitative Analysis and Mathematics (A6),” “Material Science (A7),” and “Life Science (A8).” Students are required to earn at least 15 credits as their Gen Ed requirement.
(2) They shall take 3 out of 5 or 6 areas designated by their affiliations. Once Students complete least one course out of the 3 designated areas, they can choose any course of any area, exempted from the restriction of designated areas.

(3)  Students can take 6 credits of Basic Competency course at the most to be counted to Gen Ed workload. The so-called “Basic        Competence course” will be planned and offered by the Center for General Education, and shall be publicized on NTU’s course curriculum. The so-called “Basic Competency course” includes writing, programming, presentation and so on.

(4)   There is the bilateral waiver and transference between any one area of Gen Ed’s A1 to A4 areas and Freshman Chinese, up to 3 credits.

(5)   The professional fundamental courses approved and publicized by the Center for General Education can be counted to Gen Ed coursework. Nevertheless, if the course is offered by the department when graduating and/or is counted as required course, it is forbidden to be counted to students’ Gen Ed workload.

(6)   If students take more than the foresaid coursework of 15 Gen Ed credits, the excess will be counted as elective courses. Whether students’ affiliates set specific provision, that provision shall prevail.

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