Department of Chinese Literature The Department of Chinese Literaturewas founded in 1980. To encouragestudents to continue pursuing highereducation, we set up master and doctoral programs respectively in 1990 and1993.
EDUCATIONALOBJECTIVES 1.To develop humanistic values: The Department provides students with a studyenvironment imbued with history, literature andphilosophy in the hope that students canpractice humanistic values, develop the ability of self-reflectionand cultivate a value judgement based onmorality. 2. To cultivate macroscopic perspectives: Chinese intellectuals have taken as their fine tradition theintegral study in literature, history and philosophy. TheDepartment retains this tradition to train our students incomprehensive thinking and multifaceted perspectives. 3. To develop holistic education: It is our goal to educate students to find self-identity, respect others and care about the environment, and eventually follow these rules in life. 4. To develop a global perspective based on Taiwan: In addition to broadening international perspectives, students are asked to remember our own tradition and history. On the one hand, students keep tradition in mind, while on the other hand they are encouraged toactively make contributions to international affairs. 5. To enhance professional competence: The Department is committed to training students for professional competence in not only academic studies andapplication of language and literature, but also in taking social responsibilities,such as role-modelling and promotion of social harmony. These five objectives are to guide students to be outstanding in intelligence andlife.More importantly, students are expected to become modern global citizensin possession of senses of history, responsibility, and the world.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS The Department offers bachelor, master and doctoral programs students. Comprehensive curricula are provided, including literature, linguistics, classics,and the history of philosophical thought. The Department emphasizes not only the in-depth research onChinese classics, but also the establishment and development of modern academic trends. Our graduate programaccentuates the students’ ability of critical thinking and exploration of the tradition of Chinese literature and thought.
Undergraduate students who have completed 128 credit units are granted the degree in Bachelor of Arts. Full-timegraduate students in the master’s program are required to complete 32 credit units and write a thesis to obtain a master’s degree, while doctoral students need 24 credit unitsand a dissertation for doctoral degree. After submission of thesis graduate students are granted the degree in Master of Arts / Doctor of Philosophy.