The department aims to cultivate teachers, researchers and specialists of history and cultural industry by means of a diverse curriculum, guiding students to enrich both their knowledge and experiences. To achieve this goal, the undergraduate program classifies the courses into two types: basic and advanced. The basic courses are for freshmen and sophomores. The advanced courses, which comprise lectures and seminars on specific topics, are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students are also encouraged to take a second major, a minor or other programs in the university. It is hoped that the students will acquire specific expertise in history as well as broad training in trans-disciplinary perspectives. The MA program and PhD program are designed for advanced study mainly in history. There are required courses and elected courses. Students must complete certain credits prior to undertaking thesis/dissertation writing on their chosen topics. It is further hoped that these theme-oriented courses will motivate students to search for deeper understanding in history and discover their own learning potential. They are expected to become professionals to meet the various needs of society.