General Education Center
OBJECTIVES AND GOALS
The goal of our general education is to cultivate in our students the key competencies that will help them thrive and make them indispensable in their workplace. We aim to develop the following six competencies in our students:
DEPARTMENTS AND CENTERS
Founded in 2000, the Center for General Education (CGE) acquired the status of an independent unit in the year 2004, with its 57 full-time faculty and 75 part-time instructors offering courses to university students in the fields of arts, languages, humanities, social sciences as well as natural sciences. In the year 2008, the Center was promoted to the status of an academic college, assuming the responsibility for designing general education curricula, both formal and informal, for the University. The Center works together along with the other four colleges of the University as well as the administration to help create a vital and friendly campus.
In accordance with the University mottos—“Generosity, Honesty, Integrity, and Courage”—the Center dedicates itself to cultivating in our students the founding spirit of the school, especially the spirit of humanism and service. The Center aims to achieve the following goals:
In the process of nurturing students into professionals, the CGE strives to equip them with critical thinking and independent judgment as well as the ability to identify problems and discover solutions.
For three consecutive years since 2007 the Ministry of Education has awarded our Center grants for "Renovating the University Curriculum Via General Education." The grants and the honors acknowledge and recognize the ongoing effort of the Center to pursue excellence in education. For the future, the CGE will devote itself to strengthening our students' basic communication skills, increasing their subject knowledge as well as fostering their sense of professional ethics so as to better prepare them for the global workplace.
Ernest Hemingway once observed "There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other. We always returned to it no matter who we were or how it was changed or with what difficulties or ease it could be reached. Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it." (A Moveable Feast) The aim of our Center is to provide our students with such a movable feast.
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