HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (I)

Based on whole person education, this compulsory course is designed for the 2nd-year students in the 4-Year College, Division of Continuing Education and the junior-year students in 2-Year College, Day Division. The course content includes discussions on the meanings of marriage and the family, helping students obtain a general understanding and prepare for their marriage and family life in the future. Also, the course helps students understand and speculate about“bioethical issues”such as extramarital sex, abortion, organ transplantation, surrogate mothers, suicide and euthanasia, so that they will be able to make choices.

Course Objective: Students will be able to

  1. establish a personal action foundation for making decisions in life.
  2. understand the purposes and functions of marriage and family.
  3. discuss family relationships and the prevention of domestic violence.
  4. enhance their ability to analyze modern bioethical issues and improve their actions to show concern.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (II)

This coursed is based on the orientation of wholistic education, and it is the continuation of the course of “ The Whole Personal Development 1”. This course contains two major themes: “Faith and Life” and the “The Cultivation of an International Personality”. “Faith and Life” aims at discussing issues related to values in life, and the ultimate concern. Our purpose is to help students to develop their own attitudes on the meaning of life and the values of their own life. As far as“The Cultivation of an International Personality” is concerned from the angles of volunteer service and the global concern, discussing the trend of globalization and its related social problems such as war and peace, poverty and wealth, weakness and injustice, technical development and protection of the environment. In short it is hoped that students can be led to have a wide international horizon with the sentiment of respecting the Divine and loving the people.

Course Objective:  Help students:

  1. Create the positive life outlook of revering the divine and loving the human
  2. Create a macro-view of the international community. Have a healthy attitude toward religion and faith. Learn how conversation and cooperation can take place between different religions.
  3. Create a sense of care for the global community.
  4. Create a family group and volunteer service

CULTIVATE OF GLOBAL CITIZENS

This course aims at nourishing students with the quality of an international personality, so that they have the capacity of communicating with peoples of different cultures. The course contents consist of three dimensions.

  1. The method of reading and analyzing international news and information.
  2. The cultural dimension: to introduce briefly the roots and the historical development of Eastern and Western thoughts and culture in the context of the discussion of the encounter of of civilization and culture.It aims to under the reasons of clash of culture and traditions of our modern world.
  3. International etiquette and the search for global ethics: to introduce international etiquette in dressing, banqueting, habitation and traveling. In the context of globalization we explore challenges on the contemporary developments in politics and economics. Cases will be employed to study world while social movement with the global movement’s meanings and impacts in the contemporary age.

Course Objective:  After taking the course students might be able to:

  1. Acquire a deeper understanding on the international affairs with a new horizon.
  2. Enrich the International etiquette and culture literacy.
  3. Cultivate the capacity of global concerns and engaging themselves in this endeavor.
  4. To nourish the capacity of communicating with peoples of different cultures.

INTRODUCTION TO BIBLE

Through the simple introduction of the Old Testament and New Testament,

  1. leads the students to learn the beauty of the creation, salvation and sanctification.
  2. builds the views of life and value according to the Bible in order to achieve the idea of Wenzao’s motto: Revere the Divine, Love the Human.

Course Objective:  Let the students to be able to

  1. have the basic concept of the Bible.
  2. know the Weltanschauung in the Bible.
  3. know the truth of the revelation in the Gospel and integrate their life.

MORAL FORMATION (I)

The series of compulsory courses is designed for all students in the 5-Year Junior College, focusing on the physical, mental and spiritual development and their integration. There are different themes, such as self-discovery, interpersonal relationships, multiple intelligences and learning styles, career planning, social care and spiritual life, organized systematically according to the needs of students in different years. By encouraging wider and deeper self-reflection in students year by year, the course aims to foster their healthy personality.

Course Objective:  Students will be able to:

  1. know and adapt to the learning and living environment of the 5-Year Junior College.
  2. taste the spirit of education in the Ursuline school.
  3. cultivate their learning attitude of seeking the truth.
  4. develop the notions of “loving yourself,” “caring for others,” “appreciating everything” and “respecting life”.
  5. Cultivate students’ ability and confidence in facing the process of growing up, as well as a learning attitude of seeking truth, through the exploration of various topics.

MORAL FORMATION (II)

The series of compulsory courses is designed for all students in the 5-Year Junior College, focusing on their physical, mental and spiritual development and the integration. There are different themes, such as self-discovery, interpersonal relationships, multiple intelligences and learning styles, career planning, social care and spiritual life, organized systematically according to the needs of students in different years. By encouraging wider and deeper self-reflection in students year by year, the course aims for fostering their healthy personality.

Course Objective:  Students will be able to

  1. be aware of the nature of interactions in interpersonal relationships so as to enjoy a happy youth.
  2. learn to be cooperative and develop positive interpersonal relationships in a group.
  3. develop positive ideas and attitudes about associating with others so that they can fulfill their roles in a group.

MORAL FORMATION (III)

The series of compulsory courses is designed for all students in the 5-Year Junior College, focusing on the physical, mental and spiritual development and the integration. There are different themes, such as self-discovery, interpersonal relationship, multiple intelligences and learning styles, career planning, social care and spiritual life, organized systematically according to the needs of students in different years. By encouraging wider and deeper self-reflection in students year by year, the course aims for their healthy personality.

Course Objective:  Students will be able to

  1. clarify what they know about themselves in order to plan for their career.
  2. develop basic skills for planning their career and establish positive career values.
  3. develop the ability to create an action plan and follow their personal behavior change project.

MORAL FORMATION (V)

The series of compulsory courses is designed for all students in the 5-Year Junior College, focusing on the physical, mental and spiritual development and the integration. There are different themes, such as self-discovery, interpersonal relationship, multiple intelligences and learning styles, career planning, social care and spiritual life, organized systematically according to the needs of students in different years. By encouraging wider and deeper self-reflection in students year by year, the course aims to foster their healthy personality.

Course Objective:  Students will be able to

  1. acquire knowledge of role models as well as choose their role models and the qualities they want to emulate.
  2. clarify the close relationship between their learning and growing experiences with their family of origin.
  3. realize their personal characteristics that are related to the further education or employment in the future.
  4. develop concerns of social issues and establish a positive attitude and mentality to serve their community.

MORAL FORMATION (IV)

The series of compulsory courses is designed for all students in the 5-Year Junior College, focusing on the physical, mental and spiritual development and the integration. There are different themes, such as self-discovery, interpersonal relationship, multiple intelligences and learning styles, career planning, social care and spiritual life, organized systematically according to the needs of students in different years. By encouraging wider and deeper self-reflection in students year by year, the course aims to foster their healthy personality.

Course Objective:  Students will be able to

  1. cultivate the sense of responsibility that is required when they grow up to be adults. cultivate the sense of responsibility that is required when they grow up to be adults.
  2. increase their grasp of and familiarity with life.
  3. maintain strong friendships and understand issues concerning getting along with the opposite sex.
  4. have their serving spirit revived and take action to participate in charity service
  5. Awaken the spirit and behavior of participating in charitable service.

LOGICS

This course provides lectures and discussions on Aristotelian logic with plenty of case studies selected from the latest news events. The course contains various units, including the meaning, functions and limits of logic, vagueness, ambiguity and definition, linguistic structures and functions, emotion-laden words, falsehood, reasoning, the laws of thought, deduction and induction. Gradually and systematically, the course leads students to explore the world of logic.

Course Objective:  The course not only helps student learn the basic theory and terminology of logic, but also focuses on guiding students to discuss and analyze the matters and phenomena in daily life logically, so that they will be able to:

  1. understand mental locks and know how to avoid them,
  2. develop independent thinking and problem-solving ability,
  3. establish skills in expressing themselves clearly and using language well,
  4. develop the correct logic and a critical thinking attitude,
  5. use effective and logical ways of reasoning,
  6. strengthen their motives for lifelong learning.

BIBLE AND LIFE

This course guides students to read the Bible (the Gospels in particular) with multiple teaching methods, helping them to realize God’s wonderful works of creation, redemption and sanctification. It will also help students develop good moral values and positive perspectives on life, so that they will enjoy their life and live up to the motto, “Revere the divine; love the human.”

Course Objective:  Students will be able to:

  1. have a basic understanding of the Bible,
  2. know the basic teachings of God and Jesus through the Gospels so as to have a further positive influence on their lives.
  3. learn the life values of the Bible.

MORAL FORMATION (I)

This curriculum is required for junior college students throughout their five-year studies, focusing on the development and integration of a person’s body, mind, and soul. Based on the age differences, a systematic series of themes are designed, such as self-discovery, interpersonal relationship, multiple learning, career planning, social care, spiritual life, and so on. It aims to foster the development of the whole person through in depth self-examination.

Course Objective:  

  1. Help new students be familiar with and adapt to the learning and living environment they will be in for the next five years and have a thorough understanding of campus culture.
  2. Cultivate the basic notions of “loving and caring for yourself,” “cherishing others,” and “respecting life” in realizing the school motto of “revering the divine, loving the human.”
  3. Cultivate students’ ability and confidence in facing the process of growing up, as well as a learning attitude of seeking truth, through the exploration of various topics.

MORAL FORMATION (II)

This curriculum is required for junior college students throughout their five-year studies, focusing on the development and integration of a person’s body, mind, and soul. Based on the age differences, a systematic series of themes are designed, such as self-discovery, interpersonal relationship, multiple learning, career planning, social care, spiritual life, and so on. It aims to foster the development of the whole person through in depth self-examination.

Course Objective: Help studentsHelp students

  1. Examine the reciprocal nature of interpersonal relationships so they can enjoy a happy youth.  
  2. Learn consensus on cooperation and construct appropriate interpersonal relationships within groups.  
  3. Have a notion and attitude which allows them to enjoy interacting with others so they can fulfill their role in group membership.

MORAL FORMATION (III)

This curriculum is required for junior college students throughout their five-year studies, focusing on the development and integration of a person’s body, mind, and soul. Based on the age differences, a systematic series of themes are designed, such as self-discovery, interpersonal relationship, multiple learning, career planning, social care, spiritual life, and so on. It aims to foster the development of the whole person through in depth self-examination.

Course Objective

  1. The course assists students in clarifying what they know about themselves in order to plan for their career.
  2. The course helps students plan their career and establish correct career goals.
  3. The course helps students develop the ability to create an action plan and then apply the plan to change their personal behavior.

MORAL FORMATION (V)

This curriculum is required for junior college students throughout their five-year studies, focusing on the development and integration of a person’s body, mind, and soul. Based on the age differences, a systematic series of themes are designed, such as self-discovery, interpersonal relationship, multiple learning, career planning, social care, spiritual life, and so on. It aims to foster the development of the whole person through in depth self-examination.

Course Objective: After taking the course, students are capable to:

  1. find the figures for role models, and search from them the characteristics for imitation and learning.
  2. Integrate the process of personal growth and learning with the intimate relationship with one’s original family.
  3. To realize the characteristics of one’s future endeavor in one’s studies and work.
  4. Nurture the caring sentiments from social issues, and establish a positive attitude and mentality to service the community.

MORAL FORMATION (IV)

This curriculum is required for junior college students throughout their five-year studies, focusing on the development and integration of a person’s body, mind, and soul. Based on the age differences, a systematic series of themes are designed, such as self-discovery, interpersonal relationship, multiple learning, career planning, social care, spiritual life, and so on. It aims to foster the development of the whole person through in depth self-examination.

Course Objective: Help students

  1. Cultivate the sense of responsibility they will require as adults.  Cultivate the sense of responsibility they will require as adults.  
  2. Increase grasp of and familiarity with life.  
  3. Maintain strong relationships with their friends and understand issues concerning getting along with the opposite sex.  
  4. Awaken the spirit and behavior of participating in charitable service.  

A BRIEF EXPLORATION ON EASTERN AND WESTERN CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

A Brief Study on the Historical development of Eastern and Western Cultures
This course is a further study on “The cultivation of International Personality” in the programme of wholistic Development of Persons.

In the course, teachings and discussions can be divided into three dimensions :

  1. Historical and philosophical dimensions: through the studies the roots and developments on Confucianism, Taoism , and Christianity we aim at investigating the traditions and origins of Eastern and Western cultures. Also on individual and communal levels, we compare the impacts on Eastern and Western culture in the political, economic and legal spheres in our modern world.
  2. dimension in Social Justice: investigate how do the traditional Eastern and Western cultures challenged by our contemporary world. Special emphasis will be on the responses of the Eastern and Western worlds vis-a-vis issues in social justice. Thus there are further investigations on the function, values and impacts on NGO, NPO and social enterprise.
  3. Integration and Innovations: investigate the possible ways on the integrations of the Eastern and the Western cultures in days to come.

Course Objective: After taking this course students are expected to:

  1. Think of bridging the gulf between Eastern and western cultures.
  2. Add the cultural dimensions in their international horizon.
  3. Cultivate the attitude and capacity on concerning others.
  4. Develop the values of respecting of the Divine and Loving the people.

CATHOLIC BIOETHICS

  1. Introduction to the basic ethics theories
  2. Case analysis on some ethic issues
  3. Problem-solving approach
  4. Basic training on discernment and value judgment

Course Objective: Enable the students to

  1. Have the ability to understand and study the main issues on the bioethics.
  2. Strengthen the orthopraxis of the ethic discernment and moral judgment.
  3. Respect the life of human being and proclaim the value of the dignity of human person

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (II)

Based on whole person education, this compulsory course is designed to succeed Human Development: Introduction to University Studies (I), consisting of two major themes: “Faith and Life” and“The Cultivation of an International Personality”. “Faith and Life”focuses on the values in life and the ultimate concern, with the purpose of helping students develop their own attitudes to the meanings and the values in their own life. “The Cultivation of an International Personality” discusses the global trends and the related social issues such as war and peace, poverty and wealth, weakness and injustice, and technological development and environmental protection from the perspectives of volunteering service and global concerns. The goal is to cultivate students’ global visions and ability to practice the motto, “Revere the divine; love the human”.

Course Objective: Students will be able to

  1. develop a positive outlook on life with the motto, “Revere the divine; love the human”.
  2. develop a healthy attitude towards religions and faith, and learn how communication and cooperation can take place between different religions.
  3. develop a broad global perspective.
  4. develop more open-minded attitudes to see the whole world as one family and be willing to serve others.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT:INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSITY STUDIES (I)

This subject is approved as a core compulsory course that aims to provide students a foundation for the development of Life objective included in Wenzao’s 3L education goals. Based on the orientations of wholistic education. It leads students to comprehend and cultivate the spiritual development aiming at forming physical, psychological and spiritual development of one’s personal life. The course covers themes on exploring career development, multidimensional learning, sex education and life ethics.

Course Objective: This course will help students

  1. Be edified by the educational spirit of the Ursula School.
  2. Explore the campus culture of Wenzao.
  3. To adapt to college life more quickly.
  4. Develop a healthy personality.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT:INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSITY STUDIES (II)

This subject is approved as a core compulsory course that aims to provide students a foundation for the development of Life objective included in Wenzao’s 3L education goals. Based on the orientations of wholistic education. It leads students to comprehend and cultivate the spiritual development aiming at forming physical, psychological and spiritual development of one’s personal life. The course covers themes on exploring career development, multidimensional learning, sex education and life ethics.

Course Objective: This course will help students

  1. Seek lifelong development and plan for it.  Seek lifelong development and plan for it.  
  2. Form healthy interpersonal relationships and a consciousness of gender equality.
  3. Learn a culture of respecting human dignity and the individual’s unique value.
  4. Learn to appreciate life and form ability to consider matters from the perspective of ethics.

GLOBAL ETHICS AND LOCAL ACTIONS

The course launched in the spirit of Christian faith with respect life. The aim is at combining “global ethics” and “Care Action” two themes as our teaching objective. The course consists of three parts:

  1. First, it based on the social ethics doctrine of the church to discuss the origin and deeper understanding of some pressing global problems (such as global warming, water conservation, the insufficiency of provisions, terrorist attacks, refugees, gender discrimination …)
  2. Through discussions and review our daily life, a feasibility strategy will be formulated, which can be called the “SERVIAN” or humanistic concerns.
  3. With NGO, NPO or social enterprise orientation, students are encouraged to seek all possible resources, to attempt on the hands-action programs.

The capability in analyzing global problems, the degree of social awareness, the creativity of proposed action and implementation of the programs are criteria of the assessment of the students after they have taken this course.

Course Objective

  1. Acquire a deeper understanding of global issues and more humanistic concerns.
  2. Cultivate the capacity of problem-solving.
  3. Enrich the practice capacity and development actions.
  4. To nourish the attitude of respecting the Divine and loving the people.

SERVICE OF CHILDREN AND ETHICS EDUCATION

The course response to cultivating Wenzao 3L (Life/Language/Leadership) and core competency including practice of ethics, relationship building and mission accomplishment, focusing on ethics education for disadvantaged children and social justice. Professional knowledge and service practice are developed with a strong emphasis on both learning and service:

  1. Professional knowledge includes philosophy for children, education philosophy of the Center for Ursuline Education, and volunteering ethics and children service skills. Learning potential is developed through diverse learning strategies.
  2. Service practice includes plan implementation and writing a weekly service log and reflection, in order to apply professional knowledge to ethical care of life service.

The abilities to practice ethics and relationship building are developed by learning professional theories and gaining practical experience to fulfill individual potential for meeting social needs proactively.

Course Objective

Knowledge:

  • Able to write a lesson plan for children ethics education
  • Able to discuss public issues regarding children

Skill:

  • Able to carry out a lesson plan for children ethics education to provide services
  • Able to identify problems and fulfill needs with specific action

Attitude:

  • Develop the daily habit of reflection
  • Willing to communicate with others and express personal opinions

LAW AND RELIGION

This course is a continuation of the “Faith and Our Life” unit presented in the “Holistic Development (2)” course for 4-year and 2-year college students.
This course primarily explores the reciprocal relationship of Christianity and social institutions. It is divided into the following three sections:

  1. History: Includes religious foundations of western country legal systems, the influence of religion on legal authority, and legal reform (such as the British Court of Chancery), the religious origins of today’s civil laws, and the blind spots created in our country’s laws by the neglect of religious elements in the process of adopting western law during the period covering the end of the Qing Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic of China.
  2. Society: Explores the necessary elements of religion’s affirmation of personal dignity and life’s meaning, how the law became the primary protector, within constitutional human rights, of the dignity of life, and how religious faith came to play a balancing role with respect to social justice and social welfare.
  3. Cooperation of religion in solving difficult legal issues: Modern law faces certain difficult issues for which no clear guidelines, as yet, exist. These include cloning technology, euthanasia, same sex marriage, the death penalty, the punishment for fornication, whether or not suicide is a sin, and other difficult issues. This section explores how religion can be a reference for these difficult legal problems.

Course Objective: Students will be able to:

  1. have a better understanding of the roots of Western culture and reinforce their humanistic qualities by learning the history and development of Western religions and legal norms,
  2. integrate their beliefs about life with their social and civil responsibilities so as to live up to the motto, “Revere the divine; love the human”,
  3. understand the influence of religion on people’s values and the core principles of law,
  4. distinguish the differences between healthy and unhealthy religious attitudes by examining the development and results of legal norms based on the method of finding the cause through the effects. responsibilities. This will assist them in realizing the educational goal of “revering the divine, loving the human.”
  5. Help students further understand the influence of religion on value systems and the core spirit of the law.
  6. Assist students in learning how to distinguish the difference between healthy religious faith attitudes and unhealthy by examining the evolutionary process and results of legal norms through the methodology of finding the cause through the result

LEADERSHIP IN SERVICE AND SPIRITURAL DEVELOPMENT

Through theoretical studies, discussions and reports, this course aims at helping students to understand “spiritual development” can help to inspire individuals to assist them in the process of exercising the leadership in service. Also through the practice of the “spiritual acquisition” we aim at the nourishing the value and attitude of “to lead is to service, and to serve is to lead”, and above all to implement the concept of leadership through service and the action of concern.

The Study on Humanity is the springboard of this course. The course contents amalgamate the theory of integration of the spirit and body, the theory of spiritual development and the study of role models of iconic personality. First the characteristics of spirituality, human being’s perusal of spirituality, and individual’s special flavor of spirituality, and the practice of acquisition of spirituality will be introduced. The learning process will be the integration of with theories and practice of service, together with 6-9 hours of exercise of spiritual acquisition. All these will help students through experience, reflection, personal choice and action to have a deeper understanding of leadership in service.

Course Objective: After taking the course the student might be able to

  1. Grasp the dimension of spirituality and its mystery.
  2. To establish a certain style of spirituality which suits their own personality.
  3. Concern about the weak and the marginalized people, and to serve them.

THE PATH OF HAPPINESS IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

Through the views of psychology, sociology, theology to let the students to know:

  1. The expectancy and value of the happiness in marriage and family
  2. The sacred dimension in the nature of the marriage and family
  3. The way of management in marriage and family
  4. The difficulties and challenges in the contemporary marriage and family

Course Objective: Enable the students to have:

  1. The basic concepts of the marriage and family in the Catholic social teaching
  2. The justification of the basic concepts
  3. The reflection of the contemporary phenomena on marriage and family, and The opportunity to make new choice on this issue

GLOBAL CONCERN AND SERVICE-LEARNING

This course is taken in order to augment this school’s educational philosophy of “respect for personal dignity, acceptance of individual differences, bringing out individual potential, and life service). It cultivates students and trains them in international cultural and educational volunteer work, as well as guiding them in the actual participation of such activities, based on “international care” and “service learning.” Students will also gain a greater concern for international matters. In addition, they will use the knowledge learnt from this course to serve disadvantaged groups in need. The accomplishments of this course are both theoretical and practical.

Course Objective

  1. Create student concern for the international community, as well as their ability to examine underprivileged groups in this community, and to actually participate in volunteer service activities.  Create student concern for the international community, as well as their ability to examine underprivileged groups in this community, and to actually participate in volunteer service activities.  
  2. Help students understand the service learning process flow and framework: “planning,” “action,” “reflection,” and “joyfulness.”  This course further cultivates the ideals and attitude of a civil society in students.  
  3. Create the learning mode of “experience, reflection, choice, and action” in students, as well as the learning habit of daily reflection.  
  4. Cultivate student abilities such as self-management, problem solving, ethical practice, comprehensive analysis, effective communication, responding to duty, and group inclusion so that they can comply with the spirit of Ursula School education and the Wenzao characteristics of “strong love for life, joy in communication, and the Christian spirit of service leadership.

CULTIVATE OF GLOBAL CITIZENS

This course aims at nourishing students with the quality of an international personality, so that they have the capacity of communicating with peoples of different cultures. The course contents consist of three dimensions.

  1. The method of reading and analyzing international news and information.
  2. The cultural dimension: to introduce briefly the roots and the historical development of Eastern and Western thoughts and culture in the context of the discussion of the encounter of of civilization and culture.It aims to under the reasons of clash of culture and traditions of our modern world.

Course Objective: After taking the course students might be able to:

  1. Acquire a deeper understanding on the international affairs with a new horizon.
  2. Enrich the International etiquette and culture literacy.
  3. Cultivate the capacity of global concerns and engaging themselves in this endeavor.
  4. To nourish the capacity of communicating with peoples of different cultures.

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES AND GLOBAL CONCERN

This course aims at nourishing students of Wenzao with the quality of an international personality, so that they might take up the mission of communicating with different cultures. The course contents consist of three dimensions.

  1. The cultural dimension: to review briefly the roots and the historical development of Eastern and Western thoughts. Above all to discuss of the clash between cultural traditions in the modern world.
  2. The moral/ethical dimension: explore the challenge on social justice by the contemporary political and economic developments. Globalization will be a case study to explore its impact on the contemporary world in the context of social justice.
  3. Actions and service: to discuss the possibility of establishing human concerns in actions. Special attentions will be given to the study of NGO, NPO and social enterprise, opening a new horizon of action of social concerns.

Course Objective: After taking the course students might be able to:

  1. Acquire a deeper understanding on the bridging the gulfs of cultural differences.
  2. Enrich the concept of internationality through the studies of political economic and historical issues.
  3. Cultivate the capacity of global concerns and engaging themselves in this endeavor.
  4. To nourish the attitude of respecting the Divine and loving the people.

CHRISTIANITY AND LIFE

  1. The first part of this course provides an overview of Christianity, which is divided into three topics.  
  2. The second part selects topics from modern life appropriate for discussion (i.e., politics and social life) and research.  This part is divided into 12 class times.  
  3. The final class provides an overall summary concerning the answers provided by Christianity, as well as how to put these into practice.

Course Objective:  

  1. Help students gain an initial understanding of Christianity.  Help students gain an initial understanding of Christianity.  
  2. Help students understand the relationship between Christianity, politics, and society.  
  3. Help students reexamine Christianity from the perspective of theology, history, and the social sciences.  Integrate the notions involved in our overall lives, and the Christian religion, with both sides of the Taiwan Strait, Hong Kong, and Macao, or Greater China, as the object of examination.

BIBLICAL PARABLES

The course provides lectures and reading of the parables in the Bible and helps students develop storytelling skills. The course also introduces knowledge of literary form and functions of parables, focusing on Jesus’ parables written in the New Testament by asking questions such as why Jesus taught the crowd through parables and how the parables reflected the reality of life. The lessons will challenge our ideas of truth in life.

Course Objective: Students will be able to:

  1. read the English Bible and develop storytelling skills,
  2. appreciate the Bible as literature (for example, the parables),
  3. realize why Jesus employed parables to teach people the Kingdom of God so that they might respond to the invitations of Jesus and adopt the positive and meaningful life values and the willingness to serve others.

INTRODUCTION TO BIBLE

Based on the Christian Bible, this course guides students to read the Bible with multiple teaching methods, helping them realize God’s wonderful works of creation, redemption, and sanctification. It will also help students develop good moral values and positive perspectives on life, employment and marriage as well as to become responsible citizens, so that they will enjoy their life and live up to the motto, “Revere the divine; love the human.”

Course Objective:  

  1. have a basic understanding of the Bible (the main ideas and thoughts).
  2. get to know about God and Jesus Christ from the Bible to enrich their life.
  3. know the perspectives and application of the Bible regarding life issues.
  4. realize the Bible’s influence over the cultures and civilization of human society.

BIBLE AND LIFE

Based on the Christian Bible, this course guides students to read the Bible with multiple teaching methods, helping them realize God’s wonderful works of creation, redemption, and sanctification. It will also help students develop good moral values and positive perspectives on life, employment and marriage as well as to become responsible citizens, so that they will enjoy their life and live up to the motto, “Revere the divine; love the human.”

Course Objective: Students will be able to

  1. have a basic understanding of the Bible (the main ideas and thoughts).
  2. get to know about God and Jesus Christ from the Bible to enrich their life.
  3. know the perspectives and application of the Bible regarding life issues.
  4. realize the Bible’s influence over the cultures and civilization of human society.

ART OF VOCAL MUSIC AND SERVICE-LEARNING

This course uphold the philosophy of education of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages of respect the dignity of the individual, accept individual differences, stimulate individual potential and life services This course is expected to realize the educational philosophy of life service by professional learning achievement of basic vocal training and participation in service learning activities.

This vocal music course content includes basic music theory, singing skills, historical background of Bel Canto. The purpose of the course is to establish the basic singing skills and to apply vocal music in learning service.

Service learning contents of this course include introduction of the purpose of service and by planning service plans to train students to practice the spirit of service of love.

Course Objective

  1. To promote students’ passion of singing and life services
  2. To enhance students understand the background of varied period of vocal composer and musical style.
  3. To promote students’ singing skills.
  4. To develop students interpretation and performance of the songs.
  5. To enhance students experience a sense of goodness and holiness of life.
  6. To develop students’ personal talent , service life’s mission and to establish the spirit of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (I)

Based on whole person education, this compulsory course is designed for the 2nd-year students in the 4-Year College, Division of Continuing Education and the junior-year students in 2-Year College, Day Division. The course content includes discussions on the meanings of marriage and the family, helping students obtain a general understanding and prepare for their marriage and family life in the future. Also, the course helps students understand and speculate about“bioethical issues”such as extramarital sex, abortion, organ transplantation, surrogate mothers, suicide and euthanasia, so that they will be able to make choices.

Course Objective: Students will be able to

  1. establish a personal action foundation for making decisions in life.
  2. understand the purposes and functions of marriage and family.
  3. discuss family relationships and the prevention of domestic violence.
  4. enhance their ability to analyze modern bioethical issues and improve their actions to show concern.modern life ethics issues.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (II)

Based on whole person education, this compulsory course is designed to succeed Human Development (I), consisting of two major themes:“Faith and Life” and “The Cultivation of an International Personality”. “Faith and Life” focuses on the values in life and the ultimate concern, with the purpose to help students develop their own attitudes to the meanings and the values in their own life. “The Cultivation of an International Personality” discusses the global trends and the related social issues such as war and peace, poverty and wealth, weakness and injustice, and technological development and environmental protection from the perspectives of volunteering service and global concerns. The goal is to cultivate students’ global visions and ability to practice the motto, “Revere the divine; love the human”.

Course Objective: Students will be able to

  1. develop a positive outlook on life with the motto, “Revere the divine; love the human”.
  2. develop a healthy attitude towards religions and faith and learn how communication and cooperation can take place between different religions.
  3. develop a broad global perspective.
  4. develop more open-minded attitudes to see the whole world as one family and be willing to serve others.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (I)

Based on whole person education, this compulsory course is designed for the 2nd-year students in the 4-Year College, Division of Continuing Education and the junior-year students in 2-Year College, Day Division. The course content includes discussions on the meanings of marriage and the family, helping students obtain a general understanding and prepare for their marriage and family life in the future. Also, the course helps students understand and speculate about“bioethical issues”such as extramarital sex, abortion, organ transplantation, surrogate mothers, suicide and euthanasia, so that they will be able to make choices.

Course Objective: Students will be able to

  1. establish a personal action foundation for making decisions in life.
  2. understand the purposes and functions of marriage and family.
  3. discuss family relationships and the prevention of domestic violence.
  4. enhance their ability to analyze modern bioethical issues and improve their actions to show concern.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (II)

Based on whole person education, this compulsory course is designed to succeed Human Development (I), consisting of two major themes:“Faith and Life” and “The Cultivation of an International Personality”. “Faith and Life” focuses on the values in life and the ultimate concern, with the purpose to help students develop their own attitudes to the meanings and the values in their own life. “The Cultivation of an International Personality” discusses the global trends and the related social issues such as war and peace, poverty and wealth, weakness and injustice, and technological development and environmental protection from the perspectives of volunteering service and global concerns. The goal is to cultivate students’ global visions and ability to practice the motto, “Revere the divine; love the human”.

Course Objective: Students will be able to

  1. develop a positive outlook on life with the motto, “Revere the divine; love the human”.
  2. develop a healthy attitude towards religions and faith and learn how communication and cooperation can take place between different religions.
  3. develop a broad global perspective.
  4. develop more open-minded attitudes to see the whole world as one family and be willing to serve others.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT:INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSITY STUDIES (I)

Based on whole person education, this compulsory course is designed for the 2nd-year students in the 4-Year College of Division of Continuing Education and the junior-year students in the 2-Year College of Day Division. The course content includes discussions on the meanings of marriage and the family, helping students to have a general understanding and prepare for their marriage and family life in the future. Also, the course helps students understand and speculate about “bioethical issues” such as extramarital sex, abortion, organ transplantation, surrogate mothers, suicide and euthanasia so that they will be able to make choices. Social issues such as war and peace, poverty and wealth, weakness and injustice, and technological development and environmental protection are also discussed. The goal is to cultivate students’ global visions and ability to practice the motto, “Revere the divine; love the human”.

Course Objective: Students will be able to

  1. establish a personal action foundation for making decisions in life.
  2. understand the purposes and functions of marriage and family.
  3. discuss family relationships and the prevention of domestic violence.
  4. enhance their ability to analyze modern bioethical issues and improve their actions to show concern.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT:INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSITY STUDIES (II)

Based on the orientations of wholistic education, this is a compulsory course for the first year students of Day Division, Four Year College Programme. It leads students to comprehend and cultivate the spiritual development aiming at forming physical, psychological and spiritual development of one’s personal life. The course covers themes on exploring career development, multidimensional learning, sex education and life ethics.

Course Objective:  This course will help studentsThis course will help students

  1. Seek lifelong development and plan for it.  
  2. Form healthy interpersonal relationships and a consciousness of gender equality.
  3. Learn a culture of respecting human dignity and the individual’s unique value.
  4. Learn to appreciate life and form ability to consider matters from the perspective of ethics.

BIBLICAL WOMEN

This course explores the multi-faceted women in the Bible, their stories, their lives, and their faith. It briefly introduces feminism and uses this as its guiding principle in reading the Bible. This class participates in a dialogue with modern women, and focuses on women’s issues (ex.: female subjects, self-reliance, abortion, violence, the sex industry, environmental protection, etc.) in examining the relationship between women, society, and culture from the perspective of Christian faith.

Course Objective:  

  1. Familiarize students with the women in the Bible and help them examine the relationship between the Bible and women.  Familiarize students with the women in the Bible and help them examine the relationship between the Bible and women.  
  2. Help students appreciate, and be critical of, feminism.  
  3. Help students be familiar with and care about the issue of female underprivilege.  
  4. Help students cultivate a spirit of constructive criticism. 

BIBLE AND LIFE

Based on the Christian Bible, this course guides students to read the Bible with multiple teaching methods, helping them realize God’s wonderful works of creation, redemption, and sanctification. It will also help students develop good moral values and positive perspectives on life, employment and marriage as well as to become responsible citizens, so that they will enjoy their life and live up to the motto, “Revere the divine; love the human.”

Course Objective: Students will be able to

  1. have a basic understanding of the Bible (the main ideas and thoughts).
  2. get to know about God and Jesus Christ from the Bible to enrich their life.
  3. know the perspectives and application of the Bible regarding life issues.
  4. realize the Bible’s influence over the cultures and civilization of human society.
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