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1997 Center for General Education, a tier-one office, was inaugurated, which is mainly responsible for the planning and implementation of the general education curriculum for the entire school. Professor Wang Chun was appointed the first director.
1998 The Director of the Beigang campus, Professor Chen Sun-yu, temporarily co-directed the Center. Then, Ye Fen-gci, an associate professor, was appointed the director later the same year.
1999 The Yearbook of General Education was inaugurated, with the first issue published.
2001 Professor Chen Zhong-yong was appointed the director.
2003 Liao Shi-jie, an assistant professor, was appointed to temporarily direct the Center. The General Education Planning Committee was inaugurated.
2004 Professor Liao Shu-cheng was appointed the director.
2005 The Yearbook of General Education was renamed the Journal of General Education.
2007 The core courses for general education were implemented as a feature of the general education of China Medical University. 
2008 Professor Tsai Shun-mei was appointed to direct the Center.
2008 The General Education Planning Committee was renamed the Common and General Education Committee.
2008 Course evaluations by two external assessors and the Liberal, Classic Lectures were implemented.
2009 The Section for the Fundamental Science Curriculum Planning was inaugurated.
2010 The Center hosted the 24th National Seminars for Teachers of General Education.
2010 The Center held “Tracing the Footsteps of Albert Schweitzer” – one of the largest medical-student field trip ever to Africa in Asia.
2010 Setting up the principle for the credit waiver for general education courses
2011 Setting up the regulations for the activity of Mandarin Chinese course assignment evaluation and the requirements for substituting freshman English.
2011 Since the academic year 2011, students majoring in Chinese medicine and dentistry have been required to take, among the 20 credits, 8 credits of the general education courses instructed entirely in English in order to be eligible for graduation. The majors in the remaining departments are free to choose the courses.
2011 Held the first freshman debate contest: the Cup of I can’t Get My Own
2012 Replaced Outstanding Teachers First-Stage Screening Committee with Outstanding Teaching and Teaching innovation First-Stage Screening Committee and modified the articles
2012 Hosted workshop and international day for English General Education
2012 Hosted lectures for nationally outstanding teachers in general education- series 1
2013 Modified the structure of general education: (effective August 01, 2013)
A.1. Credit in Mandarin was reduced from 4 to 2. 2. Credit in Freshman English was   increased from 4 to 6 which comprise 4 credits of freshman English and 2 credits of English Aural and Oral.
B. Courses in General Education: 20 credits. 1. Replaced Fields of General Education with Basic General Education with a total of12 credits. The credit of each field was changed as follows: Arts & Humanities (4~6),Social Sciences (4~6), and Nature/Life Sciences (2~4); 2. Core Courses was changed into Cross-Field General Education (8 credits)
2013 Exterior evaluation of basic general education courses
2013 Hosted Models and heritage: Albert Schweitzer's medical Centennial Symposium in Africa, Willow Brook literary camps, Albert Schweitzer in Africa medical Centennial Concert, and lectures for nationally outstanding teachers in general education- series 2
2014 General education self-evaluation for the academic year 2013
Hosted seminars to share the interdisciplinary general education courses design
General education course evaluation for the academic year 2013

1. Modified Core Competencies into:
1) the ability to engage in active independent learning and self-improvement
2) the ability to improve one’s human relationship and communication skills
3) the ability to equip oneself with the humanistic quality and to serve the society
4) the ability to build up a liberal range of knowledge and ethics
5) the ability to enhance one’s health and global perspectives

2. Modified Course Structure, Effective August 01, 2015

3. Classified Courses into nine major fields and activities relating to general education: A) Courses in the Nine Major Fields:A total of 28 credit hours as those detailed      
below are required before graduation:
1) Realm of Speaking and Writing in Mandarin Chinese, with a minimum of 2 credits and Mandarin Chinese: two credits required
2) Foreign Languages, with a minimum of 6 credits:
English: four credits required
English Aural & Oral: two credits required
Students who take courses in English and English Aural & Oral 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 scores will be administered a placement test before school begins. An “Operation Directions Governing the Request to Substitute Freshman English and English Aural & Oral” was also implemented to meet the needs of foreign students and students who have passed English proficiency tests.
3) History and Civilization, 2 credits, Min.
4) Literature and Arts, 2 credits, Min.
5) Reasoning and Cognitive Science, 2 credits, Min.
6) Social Sciences, 2 credits, Min.
7) Ethical Thought and Moral Values, 2 credits, Min.
8) Science and Technology, 2 credits, Min.
9) Global Perspectives 2 credits, Min.
If the courses you choose cover more than two fields, choose any one of the fields to be included.

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 and offered either on-campus or off- campus. The grade will be coded with a P or an F to indicate Pass or Fail. To meet the needs of foreign students and students, an “Operation Directions Governing the Activities Offered in Areas Relating to General Education” was implemented
2015 Held an evaluation by the MOE on May 22.
2015 Merged two offices: Arts Center and Language Center under the direction of the CGS.