Integrating philosophy, science, and military studies, enriching the content of humanities general education, establishing correct values, fostering martial virtues education and ethical awareness, enhancing language abilities, promoting dialogue between science and humanities, and implementing the concept of "holistic education" to cultivate outstanding naval officers with both humanistic and technological literacy.
The General Education Center aims to cultivate outstanding naval officers and non-commissioned officers who possess robust physical fitness, balanced mental and physical health, perseverance and martial virtues, moral reasoning, problem-solving skills, effective communication, strong foreign language abilities, and excellent leadership qualities.
The curriculum planned by the General Education Center reflects the goals and characteristics of general education. The following principles are adopted in the development of teaching content:
1.Fundamental Principles (Shaping the character of military academy students): The curriculum includes principles and concepts of ethics.
2.Integration (Interdisciplinary learning and innovation skills): The development of independent logical thinking abilities.
3.Subjectivity (Foundational knowledge and humanities literacy): Providing fundamental knowledge and humanities literacy for a well-rounded life.
4.Integration (Incorporating diverse characteristics from various fields): Meeting the requirements of a diverse cultural curriculum design.
5.Specialization (Military-related knowledge with naval characteristics): Combining leadership and command, naval traditions and missions, and maritime culture.
6.Consistency (Integrating static courses and dynamic activities): Combining static courses with dynamic activities.
7.Service (Serving others and enthusiastic participation in public welfare): Cultivating a spirit of volunteerism and combining the execution of general education passports and school clubs.
The curriculum planning and design principles of the General Education Center are as follows:
In addition to the 12-credit courses prescribed by the Ministry of National Defense and the 20-credit courses prescribed by the university (including 6 credits each of English and Chinese), totaling 32 credits, the General Education Center offers 2-credit elective courses based on the following five general education principles:
1.Permanence (Classical content and timeless values): The Art of War by Sun Tzu, appreciation of Western literary masters, the wisdom of Laozi, art appreciation, introduction to philosophy, philosophy of life, introduction to social sciences, music appreciation.
2.Balance (Comprehensive and comprehensive knowledge): Naval history, modern Chinese history, Chinese cultural history, introduction to philosophy, introduction to English and American literature, contemporary global social changes and issues.
3.Progressiveness (Forward-looking and application-oriented): Chinese language, appreciation of classical poetry, foreign languages, scientific English reading and writing, Chinese applied writing, introduction to law, life and law, international etiquette, sports injury prevention and practice, emotional management and adaptation.
4.Diversity (Multiple and inclusive): Introduction to Chinese and Western literature, introduction to art, news English, understanding Taiwan, music appreciation, philosophy of life, sports appreciation, gender, culture, and society.
5.Military (Naval characteristics and maritime culture): Military ethics, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, international maritime law, naval traditions and history, introduction to leadership psychology, human behavior and leadership command, maritime literature, physical fitness, introduction to international relations, research on cross-strait issues, maritime English.
The principles of appropriate course configuration in general education are as follows:
1.Foundational: Focus on providing students with essential general knowledge and offer core and liberal arts courses.
2.Balance: Aim for a balanced knowledge acquisition by requiring students in science and technology fields to take liberal arts and social science courses.
3.Diversity: Promote broad-based knowledge by requiring students to take interdisciplinary natural science courses, military basic knowledge, and leisure sports courses.
The General Education Center has a well-established curriculum review mechanism. Each group has a curriculum design committee responsible for the planning and deliberation of general education courses within the group. The course review process includes "Curriculum Proposal by Group (Departmental) Curriculum Design Committee" → "General Education Center Curriculum Design Committee Planning and Coordinating Courses" → "Pre-meeting Course Review by General Education Committee" (excluding external committee members) → "Course Review by General Education