College of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Founded in 1997, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to the Graduate Institute of Social Transformation Studies, the Graduate for Institute of Gender Studies, the Department of Social Psychology, which offers a graduate program, and the Department of Chinese Literature, which offers graduate and PHD programs. In addition, there is the Department of English...
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Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies

Positioning and Goals Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies aims to integrate theory and praxis; its faculty and students are hard at work collectively to explore an alternative social development prospect to challenge the dictates of increasingly fierce market competition and totalitarianism of the state. Curricular focus of the Institute is to identify th...
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The Department of Social Psychology

Mission and Goal Since its establishment in 1993, the Department of Social Psychology has been the only department of its type in Taiwan to promote the interdisciplinary linkages between sociology and psychology, using social psychology as a bridge. The department aims to produce graduates who can not only keep pace with social change and real world problems, but also help...
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The Department of English

Introduction Established in 1997, the Department of English teaches English language and literature. With an equal emphasis on theory and practice, the program provides a solid foundation of applied language classes, before giving students a selection of language and literature electives in areas such as translation, linguistics, TESOL, and business English. The program is...
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The Department of Chinese Literature

Goals Founded in 1998, the Department of Chinese Literature aims to protect and promote the Chinese cultural legacy. It teaches interdisciplinary programs together with Shih Hsin's respected College of Journalism and Communications, training students in academic research, creative writing, journalism, and communication. Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PHD degrees are available. ...
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The Department of Japanese Language and Literature

Objectives Established in 2002, the Department of Japanese Language and Literature program features communication and tourism courses through which students become professionals knowledgeable in Japanese culture, language, and customs. The program improves students' skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and translating, and heightens their Japanese cultural awar...
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Graduate Institute for Gender Studies

Overview Established in 2003, the Graduate Institute for Gender Studies (GIGS) is unique in delivering a degree program devoted to gender studies in Northern Taiwan. The GIGS was established not only to advance gender studies, but also with broader goals in mind. It seeks to improve gender justice and to help bring about a social transformation by creating a gender perspec...
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