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I. Academic Programs
    The college currently offers three types of diplomas (Day Division: 4-year College, 2-year College, and 5-year Junior College) in the following 12 departments:
Academic Programs
II. A Brief Introduction to Each Department
Department of English /version/en/main.phtml?lm=2&ls=4#03
Department of French /version/en/main.phtml?lm=2&ls=4#04
Department of German /version/en/main.phtml?lm=2&ls=4#05
Department of Spanish /version/en/main.phtml?lm=2&ls=4#06
Department of Japanese /version/en/main.phtml?lm=2&ls=4#07
Department of Applied Chinese /version/en/main.phtml?lm=2&ls=4#08
Department of Foreign Language Instruction /version/en/main.phtml?lm=2&ls=4#09
Department of International Trade
Department of Business Administration
Department of International Affairs /version/en/main.phtml?lm=2&ls=4#10
Department of International Business /version/en/main.phtml?lm=2&ls=4#11
Department of Information Management and Communication /version/en/main.phtml?lm=2&ls=4#12
Department of Communication Arts /version/en/main.phtml?lm=2&ls=4#13
Department of Translation and Interpretation /version/en/main.phtml?lm=2&ls=4#14
III. Link to Each Department for Further Information
Department of English: http://www.wtuc.edu.tw/english/new/
Department of French: http://www.wtuc.edu.tw/french/
Department of German: http://www.wtuc.edu.tw/german/German.htm
Department of Spanish: http://www.wtuc.edu.tw/spanish/
Department of Japanese: http://www.wtuc.edu.tw/japanese/
Department of Applied Chinese: http://www.wtuc.edu.tw/hua/
Department of Foreign Language Instruction: http://www.wtuc.edu.tw/dfli/
Department of Translation and Interpretation: http://www.wtuc.edu.tw/dti/
Department of Communication Arts: http://www.wtuc.edu.tw/CArts/
Department of International Affairs: http://www.wtuc.edu.tw/IntAffairs/
Department of International Business: http://www.wtuc.edu.tw/ib/
Department of Information Management and Communication: http://www.wtuc.edu.tw/imic/
Department of English
Department of English
(I) Programs
Day Division: 4-year College; 2-year College; 5-year Junior College
(II) Instructional Objectives
1. To enable students to develop professional English language skills, knowledge
    of the humanities, and a well-rounded personality;
2. To help students develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, writing,
    translation, and interpretation skills;
3. To strengthen students' understanding of Europe and the United States in a
    variety of areas, such as culture, politics and economy.
(III) Departmental Features and Curricular Design
    The courses offered by the Department of English are taught completely in English. Creative teaching, along with extracurricular activities, greatly increases the effectiveness of learning English. The courses are designed to respond to the current demands for professionally trained graduates with an international worldview in business, finance, tourism, communication, translation, interpretation, cross-cultural studies, and English-language teaching. We strive to help our students become competent professionals who have proficiency in English, a solid grounding in the humanities, and a global outlook.
    The department offers two kinds of degree programs: junior college and college. Both programs offer required courses in language skills and elective courses in translation, business, mass media, literature, and cross-cultural studies.
    The courses for students of the first three years in the junior college are centered on language acquisition. They are designed to develop students' basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students also minor in one of the following foreign languages: French, German, Spanish, or Japanese. Classes are arranged according to students' levels of proficiency, starting with the second year of the junior college.
(IV) Career Prospects of Graduates
    The students who graduate from the Department of English readily find careers in the job market or are accepted for enrollment by many universities. A large number of the alumni are outstanding in the fields of language teaching, translation, diplomacy, politics, commerce and economics, culture, and mass media. Those who further their studies demonstrate praiseworthy performances in academia; they are widely welcomed by both national and international schools.
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Department of French
Department of French
(I) Programs
Day Division: 4-year College; 2-year College; 5-year Junior College
(II) Instructional Objectives
    The department aims to cultivate talented students who can master French and English. Students are trained to be accurate and fluent in communication skills, as well as in skills needed for translation, business, journalism, tourism, and the hospitality industry.
(III) Departmental Features and Curricular Design
    The courses of the department focus on French and English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The department also offers courses related to cultural, political, and social issues. These courses are conducted in French, in order to foster cultural and humanistic awareness in students. Depending on their interests, students choose one of the following tracks: business, tourism, or language and cultural studies as their second specialization. Students of the junior college program may select introductory courses in business, tourism, and journalism to build a strong language foundation needed in these professional fields.
(IV) Career Prospects of Graduates
    Higher Education: College students of the Department of French often pursue graduate studies at either national or foreign universities. Junior college graduates may pursue further studies at two-year colleges, transfer into universities, or study abroad.
    Employment: With competence in two foreign languages, our graduates find employment in local companies and dedicate themselves to enhancing these companies' competitiveness in the national and international markets. Graduates may also choose careers according to their specializations or interests. Options include French translation, French teaching, domestic or international trade, business administration, travel and tourism, commerce, diplomacy, mass media, and office management.
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Department of German
Department of German
(I) Programs
Day Division: 4-year College; 2-year College; 5-year Junior College
(II) Instructional Objectives
    Our mission is to cultivate foreign-language personnel who are fluent in both German and English. The focus of the curriculum is on professional areas such as economics, business and translation. Tourism, business, humanities and social studies are also major threads of our program.
(III) Departmental Features and Curricular Design
    At the college level (both in the two-year and four-year programs), besides advanced language ability training as the core, there are required and elective courses in various professional fields. They include courses in translation, writing, economy and trade, technology, tourism, drama, mass communications, education, politics and literature that intend to cultivate professional personnel with excellent German-language ability and an international worldview. The first three years of the junior college curriculum focus mainly on basic language training, including grammar, pronunciation, conversation, and reading classes, which are designed to enhance students' ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing. In the fourth and fifth years, translation and writing are added to language-ability training as required courses. Other courses such as Culture and Civilization and Modern Germany are designed to familiarize students with a fundamental understanding of the humanities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
(IV) Career Prospects of Graduates
    Higher Education: College graduates may pursue further study abroad or apply for admission to national graduate institutes in related fields. Junior college graduates may apply for admission to the Department of German in the two-year college of Wenzao or transfer into national universities that offer related majors.
    Employment: Job options include positions in overseas governmental offices, civil service, trading companies, manufacturing industries and its overseas offices, airlines, or businesses whose work is related to travel and tourism, hotel management, culture, or art.
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Department of Spanish
Department of Spanish
(I) Programs
Day Division: 4-year College; 2-year College; 5-year Junior College
(II) Instructional Objectives
The department aims to cultivate students who are talented in Spanish and who can compete in the workforce and to equip students with accurate and fluent communication skills in Spanish and to enable them to achieve the required levels in Spanish language proficiency tests.
(III) Departmental Features and Curricular Design
    The department offers language training in Spanish, as the major language and English as a required minor, to help students develop communicative ability in two foreign languages.
     The four-year college program aims to train students to master Spanish and acquire professional knowledge. The two-year program has an applied orientation. The department seeks to train professionals to teach Spanish at the high-school level or to work in the fields of translation/interpretation, business, and tourism. We offer many advanced courses to enable students to use advanced vocabulary and accurate expressions.
    The focus of the junior-college program is to endow students with an intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish and professional skills. In the first three years, students receive intensive training to develop their abilities in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Besides language training, professional courses in Spanish culture, writing, and translation are offered to students in the senior division of the junior college.
(IV) Career Prospects for Graduates
    Higher Education: College students may further their studies at national or foreign graduate schools. The junior-college students may take entrance examinations to enter Wenzao's two-year college or universities in Taiwan and abroad.
    Employment: Graduates may serve in industries with ties to Spain or Latin America as translators and interpreters, become teachers of Spanish, or secretaries in international and local businesses. They may also enter the world of business management, tourism, business, diplomacy, broadcasting, and publishing or take up positions at overseas government offices of business and trade.
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Department of Japanese
Department of Japanese
(I) Programs
Day Division: 4-year College; 2-year College; 5-year Junior College
(II) Instructional Objectives
1. Professional Capability: To meet the needs of our society, our mission is to develop students'' professional skills and mold them into professionals who have an excellent command of the Japanese language and are creative and competitive in the international arena.
2. Whole-person Education: We respect individual differences and aim to develop the potential of each student. Our goal is to nurture students' interests in serving society and their fellow human beings.
3. Language Proficiency: Our mission is to develop students' foreign language abilities so that they may express themselves and communicate fluently and accurately in Japanese and English. Students are required to attain the required level of proficiency on the Japanese-language proficiency exams, as well as the required level of proficiency on English-language proficiency exams, as specified by the college.
(III) Departmental Features and Curricular Design
    Four-year College Program: Basic language training in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) is the core of the curriculum in the freshman and sophomore years. In the junior and senior years, the curriculum aims to explore Japan from several perspectives, such as social and cultural studies, economy, business administration, and politics. Juniors and seniors, depending on their interests, may choose a subject as their specialty. The options include translation, teaching, and business. Besides professional training in the Japanese language, students are required to take classes in English to enable them to be fluent in both foreign languages.
    Two-year College Program: Besides continuing language training, our curriculum aims to deepen students' understanding of Japan in various aspects, such as its culture, politics and economy. Our goal is to cultivate professional personnel in the fields of commerce, mass media, translation, and education. Courses include translation, interpretation, teaching methodology, Japanese for tourism, comparison and analysis of the industry and business in China and Japan, and current issues in Japanese.
    Five-year Junior College Program: Our mission is to cultivate professional personnel who have an excellent command of the Japanese language in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In the first three years, the emphasis of the curriculum is on basic language training in Japanese and English aiming at cultivating personnel who are fluent in both Japanese and English. In the fourth and fifth years, besides continuing their language training, students take professional courses in Japanese culture, politics, and economy. We offer courses in translation, Japanese for tourism, news in Japanese, business Japanese and Japanese culture.
(IV) Career Prospects of Graduates
    Higher Education: College students may further their studies in national or international graduate institutions. The junior college students may seek admission to Wenzao's two-year college or universities in Taiwan and abroad.
    Employment: Graduates serve in translation, interpretation, teaching, tourism, international affairs, journalism, or secretarial duties.
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Department of Applied Chinese
(I) Programs
Day Division : 4-year College
(II) Instructional Objectives
     The department underscores education in the humanities, practice in classrooms, and application of the languages studied. With highly-qualified foreign-language teachers and state-of-the-art facilities, our students are trained to become professionals with bilingual skills in the workplace.
1. Departmental features
(1) Internationalization: The curriculum design emphasizes the importance of
     both Chinese and English. Moreover, students are eligible to take another
     foreign language as their minor. Bilateral visits and exchange with foreign
     universities are frequently arranged.
(2) Practical Orientation: Courses in language, culture, art, communication, and
     computer technology are combined to acquaint students with contemporary
     knowledge, in order to sharpen students' practical skills that will be useful for
     future careers.
(3) Intensive Instruction: Courses in language, art, and humanities are
     structured in a way that fuses the traditional and modern, East and West.
     Students not only become professional language personnel that are
     welcomed in the workplace, but also become intellectuals with a cultural
     mission.
(4) Small Group Instruction: In the writing class, students are divided into small
     groups, so that individual needs are met. Approaches and progress can be
     flexibly rearranged accordingly.
2. Curricular design
    The curriculum of the Department of Applied Chinese is built on the traditional training in the Chinese language and literature, but at the same time it incorporates modern elements and a practical orientation.
Other characteristics of our curriculum include:
(1) 36 required credits of English courses
(2) teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language Certificate Program
(3) professional Section of Communication and Advertisement Marketing
(4) elementary Teacher Training Certificate Program
(IV) Career Prospects of Graduates
    Higher Education: The graduates further their studies at local or overseas graduate schools of Chinese, Journalism, Translation, Chinese Teaching, or Linguistics.
    Employment: There are various careers open to students: elementary or junior high education, teaching Chinese to foreigners, translation, journalism, publishing, as well as culture, artistic, or secretarial work.
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Department of Foreign Language Instruction
(I) Programs
Day Division : 4-year College
(II) Instructional Objectives
    Based on whole-person education, we emphasize the acquisition of professional knowledge, teaching skills, and the formation of a sound work ethic to cultivate professional personnel in foreign language teaching, who in consequence, will have a well-balanced personality, strong ethical values, and a positive and healthy attitude toward educating young students. Our students also acquire a solid academic foundation to enable them to pave the way toward superior level foreign language teaching in Taiwan.
(III) Departmental Features and Curricular Design
    Our courses largely focus on training students to teach foreign languages. We strive to form students who are competent in two foreign languages and who have acquired knowledge of professional language learning theories and practices. The cultural and cross-cultural courses, internships in foreign language teaching, supplementary teaching with computer software, and the application of technology and media are features of the department. Other features include literature for children and young adults, testing and evaluation of foreign language learning, and methodology of teaching research. Students who wish to do so may take one of the special tracks offered in the college, including business, mass media, computer skills, and teaching Chinese as a foreign language.
(IV) Career Prospects of Graduates
    Graduates of the department may choose various careers. They may teach English or work in related fields. Students who have completed education credits in the college may become certified elementary school teachers, after a required period of internship. If graduates wish to continue their studies, they may take entrance examinations to national graduate schools or apply for admission to international graduate institutions.
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Department of International Affairs
(I) Programs
Day Division : 4-year College
(II) Instructional Objectives
    By combining the knowledge of international cultures, politics, economy, and a high level of English language proficiency, the department aims to cultivate young professionals who may participate actively in the field of international affairs. In the age of globalization, and with the accession of Taiwan to join the WTO, our efforts are expected to satisfy the personnel demand of the government and private sectors at the international level. The major objectives of the department is to orient the students toward theory and practice of international affairs and to promote their English ability. The department stresses the students' acquisition of a comprehensive worldview; it designs the curriculum and teaching program on the future demands of the job market and higher education.
(III) Departmental Features and Curricular Design
    The curriculum aims to help students understand the overall trends and developments of contemporary international politics, cultures, and economy. The courses in the Department of International Affairs are divided into (a) required courses designed by the college; (b) required courses designed by the department; (c) elective courses designed by the department; and (d) general elective courses. The departmentally designed elective courses are subdivided into three different tracks, which include tracks of international governance and security; international culture and area study; and international economy and trade. Students need to complete a minimum of 136 credits before they are graduated from the department. Most required and elective courses designed by the department are taught in English. Students are expected to expose themselves to a 100% English environment and gradually become well-trained professionals in international affairs.
(IV) Career Prospects of Graduates
    The graduates of the department who wish to pursue higher studies may apply to national or international graduate schools. A large number of universities now offer graduate degrees in politics, diplomacy, area studies, and international cultural studies. When they are ready for employment, graduates may apply for positions in civil service through examinations by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, and Bureau of Cultural Affairs, etc. In addition, they may work for non-governmental organizations and enterprises that are related to international affairs. In light of the internationalization of Taiwanese society and business, there is a great demand for human resources in international affairs. They provide the graduates of the department with a considerable scope of career choices.
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Department of International Business
(I) Programs
Day Division : 4-year College
(II) Instructional Objectives
    In light if Taiwan's accession into the World Trade Organization, as well the urgent need for globalization, the department combines the acquisition of English-language skills with knowledge in international trade and finance, general business, and information technology. We strive to cultivate, both in scope and depth, competent managers to meet the demand of internationally-oriented enterprises.
(III) Departmental Features and Curricular Design
    The curriculum is designed to enhance students' knowledge of international business, while focusing on English-language training. We are also determined to convey a 21st century global vision that is essential for our students who aspire to be future leaders in international business.
    Courses include languages, economics, accounting, mathematics, computer skills, statistics, and business management. Generally speaking, the curriculum for freshmen and sophomores focuses on fundamental core courses, as seen in most business schools. The curriculum for juniors underscores international business and regional economic organizations. During their senior year, students may concentrate on well-crafted elective courses or case studies, according to their interests. After four years of comprehensive training, students are not only familiar with the distinction between theory and practice, but also adequately trained in English, so as to fit easily into the world of business as managers with good vision and competency.
(IV) Career Prospects for Graduates
    Higher Education: We prepare graduates to pursue advanced studies abroad. Students are also encouraged to apply for admission to domestic Masters, programs in fields such as international business and business administration.
    Employment: Solid learning in core courses, simulation of international business operations, and various application-oriented training all aim at preparing our graduates to assume positions as business managers in almost any industry. Proficiency in English and computer skills add a winning margin for graduates in terms of diversity in the contemporary, fast-changing world.
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Department of Information Management and Communication
(I) Programs
Day Division : 4-year College; 2-year College
(II) Instructional Objectives
    Taking information technology as its basis, and management as its supplementary focus, the department focuses on mediated communication integrated with creative visual design and professional English training. Our aim is to cultivate students who are capable of planning, integrating, designing, and marketing in information management and communication.
(III) Departmental Features and Curricular Design
    Our curriculum focuses on the acquisition of a solid understanding of informational technology and mass media in the digital era. Students are required to be able to plan and integrate information management and mass media. Based on humanities and aesthetics, we adopt program design and visual design as important production approaches to instruction. We also use texts, graphics, images, animation, voice, and video conferencing to develop students' creativity.
(IV) Career Prospects of Graduates
    Higher Education: Students may apply for admission to national or international graduate institutions of information and communication.
    Employment: Graduates may work in information technology or mass media related businesses.
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Department of Communication Arts
(I) Programs
Day Division : 4-year College
(II) Instructional Objectives
    The department aims at cultivating students' knowledge of arts and humanities along with their creative thinking and foreign language abilities, and prepares them for careers in radio, television, and electronic media. Our mission is to produce mass-communication personnel who have good foreign-language skills, are well-versed in arts, and care about society. Most of our faculty members hold either Master's or Ph.D. degrees, specialize in communication and arts, and have practical experience. We also recruit as our instructors famous professionals from the world of mass communication. Our ultimate goal is to educate our students to become excellent mass-communication personnel.
(III) Departmental Features and Curricular Design
    The department puts an equal emphasis on classroom instruction and practical work. The members of our faculty, with their expertise and practical experience, strive to broaden students' knowledge of arts and humanities, as well as to develop their talents in mass-communication production. Also, we combine the language expertise of the College and mass communication facilities on campus for teaching and seek every possible opportunity to cooperate with the related industries or arrange internships for our students, in the hope that we may reach the goal of combing theory with practice.
    Our curricular design starts from the basics and gradually moves to advanced levels in the combination of theory and practice. Courses cover areas of language and literature, communication, arts, and general education. In addition, students are required to take 36 credits of English courses as a minor. It is also permissible to study a second foreign language. With language as foundation, the main scope consists of professional courses, such as art appreciation and creation, communication theories and production, and application of information technology. The curriculum is made complete with the supplementation of general courses in liberal arts that aim at whole-person education. With strict and solid training, we hope to develop our students' foreign language ability, deepen their knowledge of arts and humanities, and prepare them for careers in radio, television, and other electronic media.
(IV) Career Prospects of Graduates
    Higher Education: Graduates may apply to national or international graduate schools that offer programs related to communication or arts.
    Employment: Graduates may seek employment in the mass-media industry that requires either in a foreign language or the native language. They may apply for positions at the Government Information Office, radio or television companies, or any major news agencies and work for the production or be in charge of anchoring or reporting.
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Department of Translation and Interpretation
(I) Programs
Day Division : 4-year College
(II) Instructional Objectives
    The core course is English, supplemented with a second foreign language course (French, German, Spanish or Japanese) and technical courses in translation. With this solid curricular design, we provide our students with trainings and workshops that are carried out in the home country and in foreign countries in which the target languages are spoken. Our goal is to cultivate professional translators/interpreters with in-depth knowledge and skills. Our faculty members hold Master's or Ph.D. degrees and specialize in different fields, such as English-language teaching, translation, international relations and affairs and cross-cultural studies. Besides professional knowledge and practical experience, all of our faculty members are able to conduct instruction in English.
(III) Departmental Features and Curricular Design
    The department develops its curriculum with the idea to inculcate classroom instruction as the foundation. In e-learning and translation practice courses, translation/interpretation techniques are delivered to students through the use of authentic materials and simulation. Also, to increase students' practical experiences and to reach the goal of combining theory with practice, we encourage students to work as interns at Szuyuan Translation Service or apply for internship opportunities to work as receptionists or translators/interpreters in international events and conferences.
    Courses include Translation, Introduction to Translation Theories and Techniques, Basic and Advanced Translation, Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpretation, Sight Translation, Practicum. Students may study a second foreign language as well. We hope to fulfill our academic objectives by combining translation with professional language ability, which is supplemented with a variety of knowledge in such fields as culture, technology, law, news media, international affairs, Asian affairs, global economy, and politics.
(IV) Career Prospects of Graduates
    Higher Education: Graduates may continue their studies at national or international graduate institutions. For instance, in one of our sister universities, the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the U.K., students may complete the translation graduate program in a year. Other possibilities include international or national graduate institutions that specialize in English and American literature, education, linguistics, translation, public relations, and social, cultural and international studies.
    Employment: Graduates may also work in those fields that require specific foreign-language ability. They may take examinations to work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Government Information Office, embassies or representative offices of foreign countries. Other employment opportunities include jobs requiring a good command of English, such as interpreters, translators, editors, business negotiators, mass media personnel, business administrators, guides at cultural institutions (museums, museums of fine arts, Academia Historica), secretaries, or personnel in the airline or tourism industry.
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