NUTN Department of Culture and Natural Resources


The Background of Establishment

Taiwan is a multi-cultured island. How to take advantage of its traditional cultural characteristics and make the most of its natural resources so as to make it exist persistently and prosperously is a subject of major concern.

In addition, proper conservation of an area’s culture and natural resources has long been world-widely considered of priority importance. For instance, in November 1983, UNESCO passed an “Act for the Conservation of World’s Culture and Natural Heritages.” Taiwan also passed the “Law for the Conservation of Cultural Heritages” in 2005.

Since August 1, 2004, our University has been elevated to become a general university, National Tainan University. To keep up with the international trends and to respond to the requirements of our society, the adjustment of the existing departments and establishment of new ones are becoming a “must.”

Under these circumstances, it is a natural development to establish the “Department of Culture and Natural Resources”.

Education Goals

(1) To learn about the various local cultures and natural resources, and their future outlook.
(2) To learn about how to design and manage cultural activities and environmental resources.
(3) To promote the study of various cultures and the cooperation and exchange among them.
(4) To establish a macro- and sustainable concept towards culture and environmental resources.


(1) Define the Core Curriculum:
  Based on History, Cultural Anthropology, Geography as a interdisciplinary curriculum connected with culture and applying the above four subjects with resources.
(2) Coherent and Consequential Curriculum:
  Providing students with a learning map, divided into basic theoretical, advanced research method, practicum and application.
(3) Integrative and Modular Curriculum:
  Cultural Theory, History, Geography, Applied and Practical.



There are 4 professors; 7 associate professors and 1 assistant professor. At present, they are all full-time faculty in the Department of Cultural and Natural Resources. They all have doctoral degrees in the related fields and devote themselves to their teaching job. In addition, one secretary assists the Department in teaching, research and daily administrative work.

Features and Prospects

(1) To integrate of subject and domains.
(2) To educate students master of cultural creativity and management.
(3) To develop students vision of localization, diversification, internationalization, and globalization.
(4) To foster the students attitudes toward having knowledge natural resources and cherish Ecology.

Future Professional Opportunities for the Student

(1) Pursue further academic study:
Take the related to our Department graduate school examination, such as History, Geography, Chinese, Ethnic Culture, Human culture, Environmental Education, Taiwan Literature and Language, Ecotourism, and study abroad.
(2) Employed:
  Act as teachers of social studies, government public officers, the planner of community development, workers of local culture and history, culture tourism business, publisher, journalism, environment educationists and so on.