- DEPARTMENT VISION
- The English Department stresses the following three areas:
- Students' abilities to think critically, analytically, and independently,
and to articulate those thoughts in both their English speaking and
- The holistic development of the students, not only in their intellectual
capabilities but also in their personality development and values
- Presenting the English language as an international and local phenomenon,
in conjunction with the developing international English language
and its literature.
FEATURES OF THE DEPARTMENT
- The English Department provides solid English language training
and basic grounding in literatures, linguistics, and western and world
cultures. Chinese literature, culture, and language are also emphasized.
There is also an M.A. program in English Literature.
- All Department courses are taught in English, providing everyday,
direct practice in thinking and communicating in English.
- Students have a choice of major emphasis: Literature & Culture,
Language Studies, or Literature & Language.
- The faculty of foreign and Chinese professors is highly qualified,
experienced, and dedicated.
- The College of Foreign Languages also includes Departments of Japanese,
Spanish, French, and German as well as an Italian department and independent
M.A. programs in Linguistics and in Translation & Interpretation.
There is also a Ph.D. program in Comparative Literature.
- DEPARTMENT HISTORY
- In 1963 the English Department, under the chairmanship of Fr. Peter
Venne, SVD, participated in the reestablishment in Taiwan of the former
Fu Jen University of Beijing. Fr. Venne was chair from 1963 - 1974,
followed by Fr. Pierre Demers 1974 - 1982, Sr. Heliena Krenn 1982 -
1988, Professor Joyce Liu 1988 - 1993, Professor Thomas Nash 1993 -1999,
Professor Cecilia Liu 1999-2002, Professor Raphael Schulte 2002-2004,
and Prof. Yuan Yun-Pi. From 1967 - 1981 the Department granted B.A. degrees to an average
of 50 students a year; since 1982 the number of graduates has increased
to an average of 70 a year. (See Photos.)
- Graduates of the English Department have been successful in many
fields, including business, language teaching, translation, literature,
linguistics, editing, publishing, news reporting, creative writing,
banking and computer science.
|Well-equipped, including 70 IBM PCs, 7 word processors, several
computers used for Japanese language, printers, scanners and other
|2 labs, 4 AV rooms, 3 rooms for discussion, 35 small rooms for
video watching, 16 small audio rooms, pictorial material room
(containing various kinds of teaching materials, reference books
about western culture, literature, and arts.)
|3 libraries on campus, Library of Liberal Arts, Library of Natural
Sciences and Foreign Languages, Library of Social Sciences.