NUTN Department of Culture and Natural Resources


In the 85th year of the Republic of China, the Ministry of Education approved the establishment of the "Indigenous Culture Research Institute", the predecessor of the "Taiwan Culture Research Institute". It was the first research institute in the country to use local culture as an academic research field. In the Republic of China in 1989, the school established the "Master's Program in the Department of Social Science Education" and the "Master's Program in the Teaching of the Local Culture Institute" to cultivate high-level education talents. In the 1990s, in order to achieve the goal of national education, improve professional knowledge, and at the same time cultivate research talents in the field of national education to improve the overall quality of national education, and set up a "master's degree program for the teaching of social sciences for national primary school teachers." In 1992, the "Institute of Local Culture" was renamed the "Taiwan Culture Institute" by the Ministry of Education, and the focus was on the study of "Taiwanese culture". The curriculum structure was re-adjusted and the "Taiwanese culture" was the main feature. Course. On August 1, the Republic of China, in response to the development strategy of the school, the Department of Culture and Natural Resources and the Taiwan Cultural Institute were consolidated. The Taiwan Institute of Culture was reorganized into the "Taiwan Culture Master Class" and the "Taiwan Culture Master's Inaugural Class".

Research direction: 1. Taiwan folk and religious beliefs. 2. Taiwan cultural assets. 3. Tainan Studies and Regional Studies.

[Educational Goals - Master of Taiwanese Culture]

At the beginning of the Taiwanese Master's Program, it was given the mission of reconciling internationalization and localization, promoting Taiwan's cultural characteristics and preserving local cultural assets. It is designed to cultivate and reserve high-level research talents for "Taiwanese culture" in the future. The educational objectives are as follows: :

1. Cultivate talents with Taiwanese culture, local cultural assets and characteristics, local educational knowledge and cultural capacity.

2. Cultivate talents who have the ability to compile, interpret, collate, analyze, and compile and write skills in local township districts, cultural publications, and local textbooks.

3. Cultivate talents with Taiwanese cultural topics or independent research and academic capabilities.

4. Cultivate talents who have the ability to promote local work and community creation in Taiwan.

[Capability Indicators - Master of Taiwan Culture]

1. Ability to conduct independent research and academic paper writing.

2. Ability to collect, organize, write and discuss Taiwan-related literature.

3. Ability to possess Taiwan's cultural theory and methodology.

4. Have the ability to study folk religion, cultural assets and cultural administration in Taiwan.

5. Ability to conduct regional research, marine culture and ethnic culture research in Taiwan.