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IntroductionTamkang University Department of Politics and Economics
This department's mission is to both complement and supplement the College's mission of providing an excellent individualized globalized futures education that prepares students for the future by emphasizing the values and standards of judgment required for lifelong learning, personal development and community leadership by offering politics and economics course taught from a perspective which incorporates related social science and humanities perspectives. Students are required to develop critical reasoning skills while recognizing the importance of economic, political, and philosophical principles in the process of developing a better understanding of how Western and non-Western societies interact with each other and provide for their material well-being. To aid in meeting the College's General Graduation Requirement of introducing all students to social science theories and methodologies needed to understand and analyze global society.
1. To provide opportunities for students to reassess personal values regarding economic and political issues.
2. To require students to gain a personal understanding of economic and political principles within a broad domestic and global societal context.
3. To require students to develop an understanding of major political/economic philosophies and questions of justice and to provide opportunities for students to struggle with questions of justice regarding public policies in a global environment.
4. To required our majors to develop the perspective and sufficient analytical methods needed to develop the proficiency required to conduct actual research of issues containing strong economic and political content.