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 "Master's Program of Taiwan Culture for In-Service Adults".

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

[Educational Goals - Taiwanese Master of Arts in-service class]

The Taiwanese Master of Arts in-service specialization focuses on the cultivation of Taiwanese cultural extension talents. It is slightly different from the Taiwanese master's degree program that focuses on developing high-level academic talents. The educational goals 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 cultural publications and local textbooks.

3. Cultivate talents for handling educational activities such as Taiwan's cultural studies and further education.

4. Cultivate talents with a background in teaching that has a local education and assist in promoting local education.

[Capability Indicators - Taiwanese Master of Arts in-service class]

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 Taiwanese cultural and humanities expertise.

4. Ability to promote and promote Taiwanese culture.

5. Ability to compose and practice Taiwan's cultural teaching and textbooks.