In 1951, Soochow University reopened in Taiwan, the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (formerly known as the School of Literature) was in turn established in 1970. The mission of the school is to cultivate humanitarian and cultural interests and practice social awareness and care.
The school currently consists of the Department of Chinese Literature (incl. master’s and doctoral studies), Department of History (incl. master’s studies), Department of Philosophy (incl. master’s studies), Department of Political Science(incl. master’s and doctoral studies), Department of Sociology (incl. master’s studies), Department of Social Work (incl. master’s studies), Department of Music (incl. master’s studies), the Center for Teacher Education, Program of Human Rights (incl. master’s program), Program of Creative Cultural Industries (PCCI), and Program of Non-Profit Organizational Management, covering the three aspects of culture, society and arts, encompassing 11 teaching departments, as well as three academic research centers: Socio-geographic Information System (Soc GIS) Center, China Research Room (formerly known as the Soochow Research Room), and the Creativity and Industry Development Center.
Common features of the school’s teachings and research are as follows:
A. A collaboration between both faculty and students, cultivating a full and healthy education of moral integrity, building an academic community that excels in cultural and social research.
B. Joint research, education and communication on the subject of ‘humans and society’, which is closely related to civilization from classic to modern times.
C. Focus on technological integration, using cross-areal collaborations to conduct educational and research activities.
D. Establish and utilize education resources and research platforms, for example the annual events of ‘Cross-Departmental Academic Seminars’, ‘The Ming-Qing Dynasty Education and Historical Platform’, as well as the ‘Socio-Geographic Information System Education Platform’, among others.
In the future, the school will continue to collaborate with various undergraduate study events, as well as develop master’s and doctoral study programs, building a complete education system, In the meantime, each department will also collaborated between each other to plan courses, to share both students and faculty and develop domestic and international collaboration both in the academic and practical fields, in hope of cultivating practical talent in the world of culture and arts.
Office of School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Office of the Dean: D10061-1, 10F, Building D, Waishuanghsi Campus
Office of the School: D1006, 10F, Building D, Waishuanghsi Campus
Office of the Dean: 02-28819471 Ext. 6101
Office of the School: 02-28819471 Ext. 6102-6103