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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tel: +886-4-2632-8001
Ext.17000 - 17002
Fax: +886-4-2633-6967
E-Mail: pu20600@pu.edu.tw
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The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is comprised of six departments, one graduate and two centers, including the Department of Chinese Literature (with MA), the Department of Taiwanese Literature, the Department of Ecology (with MA), the Department of Youth and Child Welfare (with MA), the Department of Law, the Department of Mass Communication, the Graduate Institute of Education and the Center of Teacher Education. There are about 90 teachers and 2400 students in the College.

With integrated and interrelated goals among the departments, the College is aimed at incorporating various studies across a wide range of disciplines in Humanities and Social Science, providing quality teaching as well as developing topnotch research capability. Moreover, the College strives to enhance the function of higher education as an institution that makes significant contribution to society.

The Department of Taiwanese Literature is a newly risen ground in the academic field. It serves as the guardian of indigenous literature in Taiwan and an important base of the study of Taiwanese literature in central Taiwan. The Department of Law places its emphasis on strengthening students' ability in legal practices and cultivating excellent legal experts. Given the demand to cope with changes in a global world, the Department of Law is seeking to incorporate financial law and social law as research focuses in order to cultivate specialists with international vision and financial expertise. In recent years, ecological disasters have emerged all over the world. Environmental issues have been deemed not only a political agenda but also an inevitable problem. As Taiwan continues to advance and grow into a developed country, it turns into an indispensable duty to embark on ecological research and studies. The Department of Ecology is accordingly envisioned to produce significant influence on Taiwan's ecological conservation. The Department of Youth and Child Welfare will intensify the cooperation with local governments to cultivate managerial professionals in this field. The Department of Mass Communication aims to develop talented students to be professional journalists, communication practitioners and scholars. The objectives of the Graduate Institute of Education is to educate outstanding students in education and research so that they can contribute their knowledge and experience to society. The Center of Teacher Education is responsible for assigning students to schools for internships. Students generally apply and do their internships within four years after they graduate.

Based on the research capability of the Department of Chinese Literature and the emerging Department of Taiwanese Literature, the College will continue to promote teaching and research on native literature and folklore culture. The Department of Law, the Department of Ecology and other future departments will help the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to reach its full potential as a pluralistic community.

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