Graduate School of Taiwanese Culture
The Graduate School of Taiwanese Culture was founded on August 1st 2002 to train the research and teaching specialists of Taiwan Literature. It was the first graduate school to offer the graduate program of Taiwan Literature among the education universities in Taiwan. On August 1st 2006, the Graduate School launched the master program of Taiwan Culture Education in the College of Continuing Education to promote the instruction of the native culture and to improve the professional competence of teachers in primary and junior high schools. On August 1st 2007, the Graduate School renamed itself to the Graduate School of Taiwanese Culture in order to promote Taiwan Studies. It reorganized the master programs to two majors: Taiwan Literature and Taiwan History and Geography. More faculty members have joined the Graduate School to strengthen its research and teaching capacity. The major of Taiwan History and Geography became Taiwan History since August 1st 2009.
According to the University Development Objective, the Graduate School systematically, holistically, and comprehensively designed three educational objectives:
- To train the research specialists of Taiwan literature and history to improve the research of this discipline.
- To train the teaching specialists who comprehend both Taiwan literature and history to strengthen the teaching in primary and secondary schools.
- To train the prospective participants of culture management and creative industry with the literacy of Taiwan literature and history.