Course

Requirements

Effective August 01, 2015 or for those who enroll on and after August 01, 2015

  1. The Operation Directions Governing Taking Courses Relating to General Education was implemented to monitor affairs related to students’ course enrollment in the area of general education.
  2. Undergraduate students who take courses related to general education are required to abide by the Framework for Mutual and General Education Curriculum, General School Course Guidelines, and the Guidelines for Course Taking for General Education.
  3. The general education courses are divided into nine major fields and activities.

    a) The nine major fields: A total of 28 credit hours as those classified below are required to graduate:
      1. Speaking and Writing in Mandarin Chinese, with a minimum of 2 credits Mandarin Chinese: 2 credits required
      2. Foreign Languages, with a minimum of 6 credits
      1)English: 4 credits required
      2)English Aural & Oral Training: 2 credits required
    Note: Students who take courses in English and English Aural & Oral Training will be placed into two ability levels A and B, based on the English exams of the college entrance examination: Advanced Subject Tests and Scholastic Ability Test. Students without either one of the exam scores will be administered a placement test before school begins. An Operation Directions Governing the Request to Substitute Freshman English and English Aural & Oral Training was also implemented to meet the needs of foreign students and students who have passed English proficiency tests.
      3. History and Civilization: Min. 2 credits
      4. Literature and Arts: Min. 2 credits
      5. Reasoning and Cognitive Science: Min. 2 credits
      6. Social Sciences: Min. 2 credits
      7. Ethical Thought and Moral Values: Min. 2 credits
      8. Science and Technology: Min. 2 credits
      9. Global Perspectives: Min. 2 credits
    Note: Among the fields from 3 to 9, if the courses you choose cover more than two fields, you should specify which field you would like it to be in (e.g., if you choose a course named X, but it is related to both Social Sciences and Global Perspectives, then you have to specify which field you want X to be in.)
    b) Activities relating to General Education: No credit is offered. Undergraduate students are required to take a minimum of 16 hours of activities such as exhibitions and performances relating to general education. They may be offered either on-campus or off- campus. The grade will be coded with a P or an F to indicate Pass or Fail.

  4. As regards taking courses relating to general education, please follow the guidelines for course enrollment and waiving and be sure to observe the date and regulations announced.
  5. For questions not specified above, please consult related regulations set forth by China Medical University.
  6. The articles and requirements contained herein were scrutinized and approved by both the Course Committee of the Center for General Education and that of the University. A complete copy was then endorsed by the meeting held by the Office of Academic Affairs before it was submitted to the President of the University for approval. The same procedure will be repeated if any amendment is needed in the future.

Effective August 01, 2013 or for those who enroll on and after August 01, 2013

1. The Guidelines for Course Taking for General Education at China Medical University was specifically formulated in order to process the affairs related to students’ course taking in the area of general education.

2. Undergraduate students who take courses related to general education are required to abide by the Framework for Mutual and General Education Curriculum, General School Course Guidelines, and the Guidelines for Course Taking for General Education.

3. The general education courses comprise language courses, general education, and liberal classic lectures. They are detailed as follows:

  • Language Courses: These comprise 8 required credits shared by Mandarin Chinese and English courses.
    A) Mandarin Chinese: 2 required credits offered in the freshman year
    B) English: 6 required credits that comprise 4 credits for Freshman English and 2 credits for English oral and aural. English is offered in the freshman year. Ability grouping is adopted in classroom instruction. The ability placement criteria are based on the grades each student obtained at either the AST or the GSAT English tests. The result of the ability grouping is announced prior to the beginning of course enrollment.
  • Courses for General Education: 20 required credits which consist of basic general education courses and interdisciplinary general education courses
    A). Basic General Education Courses: 12 required credits shared by fields in Humanities and Arts, fields in Social Sciences, and fields in Natural/Life Sciences.
    a) Fields in Humanities and Arts: 4~6 required credits offered in the freshman year
    b) Fields in Social Sciences: 4~6 required credits offered in the freshman year
    c) Fields in Natural/Life Sciences: 2~4 required credits offered in the freshman year
    B). Interdisciplinary General Education Courses: 8 required credits in Lectures and Thematic forums courses
    a) Lectures: 6~8 required credits offered in the sophomore year
    b) Thematic Forums: one required 2-credit course offered in the sophomore year
  • Liberal Classic Lectures: No credit is offered. Students are required to satisfy a total of 16 hours before graduation by attending invited lectures, arts exhibitions, and performances on campus. The grade is assigned either a P or an F to indicate Pass or Fail.

4. It is the student’s obligation to follow the school calendar and regulations closely as regards when and how to waive courses and select courses.

5. For questions not specified above, please check with the regulations set forth by the University.

6. The guidelines were initially examined and approved by the Course Committee of the Center for General Education. Further approval was granted by the University Course committee. Then, a copy was filed with the Office of Academic Affairs. The guidelines were finally implemented after approval by the President of the University.

 

For Students Who Enrolled in the Academic Year 2009

1. The Guidelines for Course Taking for General Education at China Medical University was specifically formulated in order to process the affairs related to students’ course taking in the area of general education.

2. Undergraduate students who take courses related to general education are required to abide by the Framework for Mutual and General Education Curriculum, General School Course Guidelines, and the Guidelines for Course Taking for General Education.

3. The general education courses comprise language courses, general education, and liberal classic lectures. They are detailed as follows:

  1. Language Courses: 8 credits in Mandarin Chinese and English
    A) Mandarin Chinese: 4 credits offered for freshmen
    B) Freshman English: 4 credits offered for freshmen. The course groups students into three ability groups based on the students’ scores earned at the College Entrance Examinations. Results of ability grouping are announced before course registration. For details see the policy for Ability Grouping for Freshman English Instruction.
  2. General Courses: 20 credits in two areas – elective and core courses
    A) The Electives: 12 credits in humanities and arts, social science, and natural & life sciences. Each area is detailed as follows: i) Humanities and arts: 4 credits offered for freshmen; ii) Social science: 4 credits offered for freshmen; and iii) Natural & life sciences: 4 credits offered for freshmen;
    B) Core courses: 8 credits in lectures and special topics. Each is detailed as follows: i) Lectures: 6 to 8 credits offered for sophomores and ii) Special topics: maximum 2 credits or one course offered for sophomores
  3. Liberal Classic Lectures: This offers 0 credit but students are required to satisfy a total of 16 hours before graduation by attending invited lectures, arts exhibitions, and performances on campus. The grade is assigned either a P or an F to indicate Pass or Fail.

4. It is the student’s obligation to follow the school calendar and regulations closely as regards when and how to waive courses and select courses.

5. For questions not specified above, please check with the regulations set forth by the University.

6. The guidelines were initially examined and approved by the Course Committee of the Center for General Education. Further approval was granted by the University Course committee. Then, a copy was filed with the Office of Academic Affairs. The guidelines were finally implemented after approval by the President of the University.

 

For Students Who Enrolled in the Academic Year 2008

Students enrolled in the Academic Year 2008 are required to satisfy the following course requirements:

  1. Language Courses: 8 credits in Mandarin Chinese and English
    a) Mandarin Chinese: 4 credits
    b) English: 4 credits
  2. General Courses: 20 credits and in two areas – elective and core courses
    a) Core courses: 8 credits in lectures and special topics. Each is detailed as follows: i) Lectures: 6 to 8 credits and ii) Special topics: maximum 2 credits or a course offered for sophomores
    b) The Electives: 12 credits detailed as follows: i) Humanities and arts: 4 credits, ii) Social science: 4 credits, and iii) Natural & life sciences: 4 credits.
  3. Liberal Classic Lectures: This offers 0 credit but students are required to satisfy a total of 16 hours before graduation by attending invited lectures, arts exhibitions, and performances on campus. The grade is assigned either P or F to indicate Pass or Fail.

For Students Who Enrolled in the Academic Year 2007

Students enrolled in the Academic Year 2007 are required to take at least 28 credit hours from those offered in the following course plan: 

  1. General Required Courses: Basic Language Subjects: 8 credits
    a) Mandarin Chinese: 4 credits
    b) English: 4 credits
  2. Campus Wide General Courses: 20 credits and
    a) Core courses: 4 credits – 2 credits in democracy & laws and 2 credits in thoughts in history.
    b) Electives: 16 credits detailed as follows: i) Humanities and arts: 4 credits; ii) Social science: 4 credits; and iii) Natural & life sciences: 4 credits

For Students Who Enrolled in the Academic Year 2006

Students, except for those in the post-undergraduate Chinese medicine program, enrolled in or prior to the Academic Year 2006 are required to take at least 28 credit hours from those offered in the following course plan:

  1. Mandarin Chinese: a minimum of 6 credits
  2. English: a minimum of 6 credits
  3. Humanities and arts: a minimum of 6 credits
  4. Social science: a minimum of 6 credits
  5. Natural & life sciences: no limitation in credits

 

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