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The Graduate Institute of Journalism, NTU

Course Structure

We planned and established our faculty recruitment, curriculum design, practical training, and works assessment etc. systems based on our 4 main education objectives:

1. Cultivate journalism skills, knowledge and ethics,

2. Independent thinking and respect multicultural civic awareness,

3. Enhance global outlook,

4. Strengthen academic expertise.

As for journalism skills and intelligence, we offer core and extended courses; the former includes article writing, communication theories and research methods; the latter has T.V, Internet magazine production and composition. Courses on multiculturalism devote to training students to think independently and respect multi-citizenship; globalization and information society courses exist to enhance student international outlook. Integrated field expertise courses include: economics and news, medical journalism, science communication, environmental communication and so on. “Learning by doing” is the institute’s main learning strategy, and to heighten concept of professional practical sense and values through theories, these are what made us a unique graduate school of journalism in Taiwan.

Due to the fact that we are an independent graduate school, so our faculty is limited, but we received the support from NTU, which helped us to recruit more than 10 extra teachers from NTU with related field background and teachers with abundant practical news experiences, extensively integrating on-campus and off-campus resources, characterizing our faculty. Therefore, all basic journalism cultivation and professional skills and intelligence courses are well-proportionated. In the future we will continue to hire more full-time and part-time teachers so that we can provide more international outlook and field of expertise related courses. In recent years, to make courses more systematic and proactive, we will periodically review our course designs, and during that process adopt and consider suggestions from students, alumni, part-time teachers and professionals. Moreover, we will strengthen the correlation between theoretical and practical courses, and on the other hand increase exchange of views and course cooperation between full-time and part-time teachers. So far we have reviewed practical, T.V production, communication theory, research method, and news and law courses to use as our guide to course improvement. Although we don’t have a lot of teacher, their teaching quality makes up for it, as do their research work. The communication between students and teachers are good and fluent, and we conform to assessments from NTU and the higher education center because we are persistent in our improvement, with the hopes of offering better quality education and achieve our education objectives.