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Committee on General Studies, CGS:

A Journey of Reinvention and Renaissance


With the rise of innovation and intellectual capital, a Committee on General Studies at Shih Chien University was established in 2021 to broaden the horizon of given liberal arts, deepen the knowledge of humanism, implement the student-oriented teaching practices, and further realize the core values of USC Founder Shieh Tung-Min, the late Vice President of the Republic of China.


A wide variety of liberal education has been designed and presented by the Committee on General Studies, such as Master Lecture, a customer-driven course selection, and miscellaneous learning assistance with research interests, to name a few. Without faculty commitment and student involvement, the success of the Committee on General Studies would be otherwise impossible. Campus democracy and grass-root participation matter.


There is an African proverb that says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Under increasingly critical context, the Committee on General Studies must go far – quickly, and that means the Committee on General Studies must quickly find a way to change the university's awareness regarding precisely what we are facing, and how we must work to improve and solve any problems. The Committee on General Studies is expected to deliver student-center learning on demand. The Committee on General Studies encourages student-centered learning by allowing students to participate in decision making, showing our belief in their capacity to lead and our empathy by remembering how it feels to learn. To help students develop critical thinking and fulfill themselves, the Committee on General Studies will do what we can, with what we have, where we are.