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About Us

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Introduction

History
In 1953, Department of Human Development & Family Studies was founded under the name of Home Economics until 1966. The major objectives of the department are to prepare professionals, and teachers of secondary school. In 1982, The Master’s Degree Program was set up, and the Doctoral Program was set up afterwards in 1996. The Undergraduate Program includes three major fields-- Family Life Education, Early Childhood Development & Education and Nutritional Science & Education. The Master’s Degree Program includes three major fields-- Family Life Education, Early Childhood Development & Education, and Nutritional Science & Education. The Doctoral Program includes four major fields-- Family Life Education, Early Childhood Development & Education, Nutritional Science & Education, and Hospitality Management & Education.
 
I. Goals
(Undergraduate Programs)
Program of Family Life Education
1.     To cultivate students a professional knowledge and skill in family life education.
2.     To cultivate students a knowledge, skill and commitment to service ethics in implementing family life education.
3. To increase students’ engagement with respecting and sensitivityto multicultural families.
 
Program of Early Childhood Development and Education
1.     To establish in students a solid, professional knowledge in the fields of Child Development, Early Childhood Education, and Family Education.
2.     To increase students’ intellectual engagement with multiple perspectives and develop their sensitivity to multicultural issues.
3.     To cultivate future professionals capable of participating in academic research as well as contributing to innovations in the fields of Child Development, Early Childhood Education, and Family Education.
4.     To strengthen student’s interpersonal communication/collaboration skills and also their commitment to service ethics.
 
Program of Nutritional Science and Education
1. To prepare students to be the nutrition professional with research-related knowledge and skills.
2. To prepare students to practice in clinical and community nutrition, and food service management.
 
(Graduate Programs)
Program of Family Life Education (Master/Ph. D.)
1.     To cultivate students a comprehensive knowledge and skill in family science research.
2.     To establish students’ capabilityin managing the professional fields of family life education.
3.     To strengthen students’commitment in promoting family well-being.
 
Program of Early Childhood Development and Education(Master/Ph. D.)
1.     To establish in students extensive and comprehensive knowledge of the fields of Child Development, Early Childhood Education, and Family Education.
2.     To cultivate students’ intellectual engagement with multiple perspectives and develop their sensitivity to multicultural issues.
3.     To strengthen students’ ability to engage in innovative research.
4.     To lay the foundations for students to develop the ability to discern current trends and provide effective leadership.
5.     To cultivate students’ interpersonal communication/collaboration skills and also their commitment to service and research ethics.
 
Program of Nutritional Science and Education(Master/Ph. D.)
1. To prepare students to perform nutritional research
2. To prepare students to be the advanced professionals in nutrition.
 
 
II.       Features
Our department discusses the quality of each levels life with life course viewpoints. The professional domains divide into Family Life Education, Early Childhood Development and Education, Nutritional Science & Education, and Hospitality Management & Education. According to each professional domain, we design three career directions, such as teaching/extension, communication, management/marketing to respond to the urgent desires of the societal development by cultivating the talents actively and positively.
 
III.   Curriculum
The Undergraduate Program requires the completion of a minimum of 128 credits of study. The Master’s Degree Program requires the completion of a minimum of 30 credits of study. The Doctoral Program requires the completion of a minimum of 27 credits of study.
 
IV.   Future prospects
1.     To integrate academic research of the professional fields in the department.
2.     Composed of international and local characters, to introduce related theories, practical knowledge and policies.
3.     To provide college graduates and in-service people with on-the-job training and promote the diversities of the job market. Also, to cultivate top talents for education, academic, administration and management.
4.     To bring up teachers of college for the department of family, early childhood education, nutrition and hospitality.
 
 
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