學院簡介 Introduction of College
With approval of the Ministry of Education, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences was established in August 2000, with the Department of Social Work (two-year and four-year programs), the Institute of Anthropology, and the Institute of Religion and Culture.
In line with the University’s development, the College has pursued a balanced development between humanities and social sciences. Moreover, it has been preparing students to become professionals in humanities and social sciences and adding more departments and institutes.
The Department of Human Development and the Department of Oriental Languages and Literature were set up in August 2001.
In August 2007, the Institute of Anthropology merged into the Department of Human Development, which continues to offer master’s programs in anthropology and psychology.
The College moved from the Main Campus to the Jieren Campus and made an official announcement on November 15, 2007.
The Department of Oriental Languages and Literature added its master’s program in August 2011.
The Department of Human Development was renamed the Department of Human Development and Psychology in August 2016.
The Department of English Language and Literature was transferred to the International College in 2019.
The College now has 770 people, including 45 faculty members and staff, and 725 students.
To uphold the humanistic ideal of Dharma Master Cheng Yen and carry out the spirit of kindness, compassion, Joy and equanimity, the College pursues studies in humanities and social sciences, in a balanced manner, and collaborates with the other colleges in teaching and research, to build a solid foundation on the theories and practices of humanities and social sciences.
The programs of humanities in the College include those on Chinese and Japanese language studies. The social science programs cover social work, clinical and counseling psychology, and applied anthropology. All students are required to take Tzu Chi’s Humanistic Culture course in their first year of study. They are also encouraged to join student clubs, such as the Happy and Healthy Club, the Club of Humanistic Healthcare, the Tzu Chi Collegiate Association, and others to serve those in need. Moreover, the College inspires students to attend to needy people in Taiwan and overseas, as volunteers, to enhance their humanistic spirit.