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Introduction

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Introduction

Department of Family Studies and Child Development

(including Master Program)

College of Human Ecology, Shih-Chien University

 

I.History:

This department is the former Department of Home Economics initiated in 1948. It is the first one of such kind in Taiwan. It was renamed Department of Applied Living Sciencewhen the school system was changed from a junior college into a comprehensive university. The Institute of Family Studies and Child Development Research Master Program was established in 2001. Department of Family Studies and Child Developmentwas approved to set up in 2004. The Graduate Institute and the Department were combined together in 2007. Master Program of Older Adults and Family Serviceswill be established in 2010. The groups of the masters program will be combined together into Master Program of  Family Counseling and Guidance.

 

II.Objectives:

1.    To cultivate the students equipped with the knowledge needed to serve for families, children and seniors.

2.    To educate the students equipped with the faith and attitude for solicitude the society and service learning.

 

Master Program of Family Counseling and Guidance

The Master Program of Family Counseling and Guidance will be started to enroll total of 11 students in 2010. The purpose of this Department is to cultivate specialists in family counseling and guidance. It stresses on the practice of family theories and the ability for counseling with members in the family. The graduates of this department will be qualified to participate the higher civil examination for counseling psychologistand to work in the counseling psychology units for the society and in schools or non-profit organizations.

 

Master Program of Older Adults and Family Services

This department will be started to enroll a total of 10 students in 2010. The purpose of this Department is to cultivate specialists in the senior products service.Based on the seniors and their families, it studies completely their food, living, financial management, entertainment, manpower, psychology, and health improvement. Utilizing research and development as the foundation, assisted with creative cerebration and practical teaching, it promotes the development of senior family enterprises.

 

III.The Faculty:

There are 11 full time faculty in this department, including 4 associate professors, 5assistant professors, and 2 lecturers. Their expertise covers family education/counseling and tutoring children education and guardianship.

 


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