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Department introduction

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is a socially responsible institution dedicated to cultivating students with rational thinking skills and scientific knowledge, emphasizing social care and international perspectives. In this process, the intermingling of issues such as SDGs, ESG, and carbon issues can be seen. For example, the applied Japanese language department, applied English language department, applied Chinese language department, and cultural and governance program established by the school not only focus on the cultivation of professional knowledge, but also pay attention to the improvement of communication and coordination skills and foreign language proficiency, in order to achieve the goal of "quality education" in SDGs. At the same time, in the process of cultivating students who possess both morality and professional competence, ESG issues are also incorporated to cultivate professional talents with a sense of social responsibility. In addition, the school actively links with international higher education resources, such as establishing connections with top national and public universities in Japan as part of achieving the goal of "global partnership" in SDGs."

As the gateway to the country, Taoyuan's emphasis on issues such as SDGs, ESG, and carbon issues has been increasing. The establishment of the Master's program in Public Affairs and Applied Languages by our school is designed to cultivate more professional talents who have in-depth research on these issues. At the same time, all majors can also play an important role in the research and application of carbon issues, contributing to the goal of "climate action" in SDGs. In promoting ESG issues, the college's emphasis on humanities literacy can also provide important thinking and value for cross-domain integration in other industries.

In this challenging and opportunistic era, we believe that through cultivating professional knowledge, communication and coordination skills, foreign language proficiency, and social awareness, our students will be able to take a leading edge in different fields and contribute to the sustainable development of society and the environment. Welcome to join the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and together create a better future.


MA in Applied Language Studies

Applied English Studies Program  Connection #3602

Applied Japanese Studies Program  Connection #5202

Applied Chinese Studies Program  Connection #4636


Department of Public Affairs Management

1. Curriculum Design-Formal

   attaches great importance to the combination of public administration theory and practice, supplemented by modern business management, financial analysis and information technology training, so that graduate students become administrative talents capable of handling modern complex public issues. In line with the development trend of the country and society, relevant courses are designed to meet the society's expectations and needs for improving the efficiency and productivity of government governance.

2. Faculty allocation-diversified

   emphasizes the basic knowledge of administrative management, engages in interdisciplinary integration of administration, politics, law, economics, corporate management, public policy, local autonomy, etc., and recruits professionals with practical experience in related fields and diversified teachers from various countries with academic literacy , In order to meet the needs of globalization trend.

3. Goal setting-innovation

  In addition to the theory and practice of public affairs management at this stage, a series of future-oriented courses on local government, regional development, ethnic relations, cultural policies, cross-strait relations, global governance, and electronic government are also offered, hoping to welcome " "Global localization" is the challenge of new-style public affairs management.

Applied Japanese Studies

  The Department of Applied Japanese Studies, Kainan University, formerly known as the Japanese Section of the Department of Applied Foreign Languages ​​and Literature, enrolled the first class of daytime students in 2002. Since August 1, 2005, the Department of Applied Japanese Studies has been formally established with a further training department. So far, the department has 13 classes and about 665 academic talents. In 2007, it was approved by the Ministry of Education to set up a master's program, with 10 master's students enrolled every year.
  The goal of the University Department is to cultivate the day and communication talents needed for business, tourism, information and science applications in Northern Taiwan. The goal of the master's program is to cultivate Japanese language teaching talents in northern Taiwan's middle, junior high and elementary schools and Japanese professionals who are proficient in Japanese language and culture.

This department is as follows, with eight characteristics:
1. The nation's first compulsory 4-hour conversation class throughout the year and weekly.
2. Strengthen the ability of Japanese as the main language and English and Korean as supplementary.
3. Start a three-university program.
4. Use small class teaching.
5. Studying in summer and winter vacations.
6. Exchange students.
7. Hold a graduation performance.
8. Academic exchanges with Japanese universities.

Department of Applied English

  The biggest feature of this department is that the foreign teachers are large and strong, and the teachers' expertise and nationalities are very diverse. Compared with other applied English departments, our department can provide students with a better training and cross-cultural communication environment. In addition, the course-based curriculum is also one of the major characteristics of this department.
  For the university department, the academic credits of this department are more average than those of other schools, and the compulsory credits are also lower. Relatively speaking, the proportion of courses that students can choose freely increases naturally, so that students can learn all aspects of knowledge based on their personal interests and future employment needs. The curriculum planning implemented in the 1995 academic year also gives students more choices and more solid language training due to the expertise and nationality of the multi-faceted teachers. The curriculum rules implemented since the 1997 school year will further give full play to the diverse expertise of all teachers and give students greater flexibility and autonomy in choosing courses. In addition to the course of this department, there are currently inter-academic tourism courses cooperating with the Department of Tourism and Japan, and the inter-departmental Chinese courses and global chemistry courses for students to choose from.
  For the research institute, our institute will take English teaching in elementary and middle schools as the main direction of curriculum planning and internship. Currently, they are actively contacting primary and secondary schools in Taoyuan to sign contracts, hoping to provide students with theoretical frameworks and practical opportunities before graduation.

1. Four major departments: English teaching field, international business English field, cross-cultural communication field, and information technology English field.
2. Cross-departmental college courses: Chinese language teaching courses, globalization studies courses.
3. Out-of-hospital program: International tourism management employment certificate program.
4. Teachers from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and other nationalities have a strong team.
5. 24-hour CNN English environment.
6. Combine localization and internationalization needs.
7. Set the threshold for graduation in English.
8. "New York Pavilion" Language Learning Village
9. Professional digital language audio-visual classroom.
10. Dedicated license classroom for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Department of Applied Chinese Languages

The characteristics of the department and future development direction

1. Four-year bachelor's degree program

  This department sets up a four-year bachelor's degree program for international students. Therefore, students can apply for a residence visa to the Immigration Department according to their area of ​​residence with the certificate issued by the department to complete the four-year study in Taiwan.

2. Teaching all in Chinese to cultivate outstanding Chinese-speaking talents

   All courses in this department are taught in Chinese, so that students can quickly integrate into the target language environment. Through the intensive and comprehensive Chinese language curriculum design, cultivating outstanding foreign Chinese-speaking talents is the mission of this department, and it is also the focus of the future development of the department.

3. Small class language training course

   This department only enrolls foreign students, and does not require students to have Chinese language proficiency. The language training program is planned from a zero starting point, including intensive courses for beginners and advanced Chinese, as well as professional Chinese elective courses for seniors . Elementary language courses are taught in small classes, with the main task of cultivating students' listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities. If the student has a certificate of Chinese language proficiency before enrolling, some credits can be deducted.

4. A sound after-school tutoring mechanism

   In order to make up for the learning disabilities that may occur for students taught in Chinese, this department has set up a sound after-school tutoring mechanism, and arranged for graduate students of the "Chinese Language Teaching Institute", Yingying and Ying Japanese students and teachers of this department to speak Chinese Or students' native language for after-school tutoring.