General education at SooChow University is a holistic education system. It emphasizes on the balance of 5 types of education. It is divided into the separate fields such as core courses, general education courses and optional courses at the university. The objective of the core courses is to focus on developing students’ basic abilities of being modern intellectuals. The content includes Chinese, foreign language, history, democracy and law, physical education, and so on. The goal of the general education courses centers on developing students' general ability besides professional knowledge and skills. The content includes 6 categories. Optional courses at the university provides international academic exchange curriculum taught in foreign languages, advanced foreign language curriculum, Chinese practical training, military training, service-learning curriculum, and so on.

The credit requirements for undergraduate freshman before 101 until the 106 academic year is described as follows:

Field

course

Master's General Education Credits

Freshman before/in 101 academic year

Freshman in 102 academic year

Freshman from 103 to 106 academic year

Core courses

Chinese

6

4

4

Foreign Language

10

8

8

History

4

2

2

Computer Science

4

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Democracy and Law

3

2

2

Physical Education

0

0

0

General Education Courses

8

12

12

Total

35

28

28

 

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