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The School of Humanities offers five majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The degree options available right now consist of: Radio & Television Journalism Science, Advertising, Law, Chinese Language & Literature, and Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language. Currently, the number of undergraduate students is over 1000. These students are taught by more than 70 full-time teaching members, including 10 professors and 16 assistant professors. It is well equipped with numerous labs, including a radio & television science lab, a graphic image lab, a painting studio, an innovative advertising lab, a work-office run under the ethos of Xiang Jianzhong, a mock court, and a voice & micro-teaching lab. In addition, thirty-six off-campus job-training sites have been established for students to gain on-the-job experience.
The School of Humanities attaches great importance to basic knowledge teaching, cultivating students’ comprehensive abilities as well as building a strong, structured foundation of knowledge. Graduates are prepared with solid basic skills and systematic specialized knowledge. The School of Humanities nurtures students with strong practical, rational, and innovation-focused abilities. These abilities have helped students take top prizes in various national competitions. Through systematic experimental lessons, relevant hands-on lessons, organized academic competitions, and socially open ideas, graduates gain strong practical ability and come out prepared to make impressive achievements in their future careers. In particular, advertising design, multimedia developing, Chinese writing, oral expression, and teaching Chinese as a foreign language have been added to the repertoire of students.
The School of Humanities also focuses on enhancing students’ international outlook. Some majors in the school are involved in joint programs with American universities, including a “2+2” bachelor-degree program with William Paterson University, and “4+1” master-degree program with University of Bridgeport in the area of mass media. Meanwhile, the school organizes an annual study-focused tour. Students who have taken part in the tour have traveled to the United States of America, South Korea, and Hong Kong.
In addition, the School of Humanities owns several studios and work sites attached to the relevant majors’ buildings. These studios and sites give students a chance to get their feet wet in industry. By bridging the gap between industry and students, the studios and work sites allow students to learn and practice. This exercise lets students gain valuable experience with the additional benefit that their work contributes to society. In this way, the school provides an incubation platform for the future entrepreneurial and innovative leaders of our world.