The foremost objective of the Department is to enhance students’ analytic and investigative abilities toward general intellectual issues. However, necessary academic and professional knowledge in each specialized discipline is also accentuated. Apart from providing students with an overview of intellectual-cultural- historical background knowledge, the Department encourages students to take up the challenge by building a critical understanding of contemporary socio-cultural phenomena and related issues. Required courses that emphasize basic training include writing skills, critical thinking, and other practical curricula in communication and media applications. With this integrative course structure as an exemplary mode, we hope to transcend the boundaries created by past university knowledge systems and to offer a vision for Taiwan’s future educational reform.