Since its inception, the development of the College of Liberal Arts has achieved remarkable results under the strong support of the school and the collective efforts of the teachers and students of the college. The more important development features and highlights are briefly described as follows:
1. Both teacher training and non-teacher training work together to respond
to changes in the times In addition to continuing to strengthen the characteristics of traditional teacher training, the College of Liberal Arts also actively cultivates non-teacher students and actively cultivates research talents and other professional practitioners. Its development focuses are:
(1). English Department: In addition to focusing on English teaching, English and American literature, and linguistics , Actively strengthen the application of foreign languages, such as: diplomatic English, news English, legal and political English, financial business English, technical English and translation and translation of English (foreign) language professionals in many fields, to achieve the realm of both literature and application.
(2). Department of Chinese Language and Culture: In order to improve the humanistic quality of teachers and students of this school and our school, as well as the goal of cultivating literary and artistic writers, we pay special attention to "poetic research" and combine art and literary activities, special lectures and other aspects, publishing many special books, such as: a new realm of humanities , New interpretation of Chinese literature, closeness to Taiwanese literature, interpretation of Chinese academic classics, etc. In addition, the "Changhua Normal University Humanities Lecture" was also highly praised by the Taiwan Appraisal Association.
(3). Department of Geography: In addition to the training of geography teachers, special attention is paid to the development of geographic information systems, regional planning, rural land management and environmental tourism. The book "Nantou City Records" won the first place in the National Literature Museum's Taiwan Literature Awards in 1992. The holding of several academic seminars in Changhua has taken a big step for the cultivation of talents in Changhua and the establishment of local historical materials in Changhua.
(4). Department of Fine Arts: In addition to training professional art education teachers, it also actively promotes the cultivation of other art professionals to develop towards artistic creation, applied art, and art history. Over the years, many creative exhibitions by teachers and students have been held, which are well received. It also pays special attention to international cultural exchanges and cooperation matters, and has a close relationship with the Fine Arts Department of Ohio State University in the United States.
(5). The Institute of History: This is the main development goal of "historical geography", which aims to cultivate historiography researchers, history education talents, and cultural workers whose heritage is to inherit local culture; Disciplinary research capabilities, including geographic information science (historical GIS), cultural assets and other diversified courses, help graduate students have a research perspective that combines humanities and technology, and the ability to edit local chronicles and operate local cultural relics museums.
2. Paying attention to student life care and tutoring
students is one of the most important ontology of university education. The school has always focused on interaction and tutoring with students. Therefore, in life care and tutoring, through a reliable tutor system and other tutoring mechanisms, the relationship with students Closely, students even volunteer to arrange classes to the department office to assist the department.
3. Promoting return education in
order to improve the quality of teaching teachers in secondary schools, with the support of the Ministry of Education, our college actively encourages the implementation of special classes for teaching masters. There are multiple classes such as summer classes and evening classes, serving many in-service teachers. Towards the concept of lifelong learning and lifelong education, it provides opportunities for the community to return to learning.