2020 Summer International Courses
“Cultural Exploration ・Service Innovation:
The Collection and Application of Museum Exhibits” Project
Description of Courses
Features of Courses
The “Cultural Exploration ・Service Innovation: The Collection and Application of Museum Exhibits” Project (“Project”) crosses boundaries of disciplines, institutions and countries and coordinates collaboration among teachers and researchers from the College of Liberal Arts, College of Foreign Languages & Literature and College of Commerce of National Chengchi University (“NCCU”), the National Palace Museum (“Museum”), School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences of Nagasaki University, Tama Art University and Waseda University in Japan, and design of international courses.
Using the Museum as field for research and study, the Project courses feature collaborative study groups of students from Taiwan, Japan and other countries. Students are expected to study important exhibits collected by the Museum and other important museums in Taiwan, to gain an understanding of Chinese history, appreciate art objects and explore Chinese culture. The ways of exploration include static exhibition, multi-media interaction, or creative design, etc., so that students can interpret and narrate the context of creative design of the exhibits, and use creative ways or new material to illustrate the “dialogue” between modern minds and historical relics.
Topics of Courses
- Characteristics and development of Chinese culture
- Propagation of Chinese culture and influence of the sphere of Chinese language
- Collection condition of museum exhibits
- Meaning and cultural significance of museum exhibits
- Research, interpretation and exhibition of museum exhibits
- Development and creative marketing of products inspired by museum exhibits
- Museum’s cross-industry collaboration and globalization
Titles of Courses
- The Exploration of Chinese Cultural Characters: The Appreciation and Reflection of Cultural Relics in the Museum
- Service Innovation in the Knowledge Cabinet: Cultural and Creative Marketing at the National Palace Museum
These two courses use specific exhibits from the Museum collections to guide students in their in-depth exploration of the history, form and content of the exhibits. They are designed to help students to explore and accumulate knowledge in history, art and culture, so that the students can appreciate, evaluate and reflect on the significance of the exhibits. Students are expected to demonstrate their understanding gained from the courses through writing and visual presentation, which describe the exhibits, illustrate their forms and content, or through new media or creatively designed products, which produce marketing effect. In short, the former emphasizes the enhancement of students’ personal cultivation, the latter emphasizes the improvement of students’ presentation skills.
During the learning process, local students are expected to examine the historical relics to evoke the past and contemplate the present, and to have a renewed understanding of their own culture. International students can observe historical relics of another culture from outsiders’ perspectives and reflect on questions about their respective cultures. Therefore, in the learning environment with participants from different cultures, students can question and challenge, cooperate and collaborate with one another to achieve multi-dimensional and dialectic learning results. This environment ultimately promotes the development of humanistic spirit. By intertwining “the past and the present,” “self and other,” the courses facilitate the ability for local students to view relics of their own culture through “traveler’s eyes,” i.e., to take on new perspectives about their own history and culture, and for international students to deepen their understanding of the precious historical relics with the help of local students. This learning environment steeped in history and knowledge is intended to broaden of the mind, knowledge, experience of young learners.
The Exploration of Chinese Cultural Characters: The Appreciation and Reflection of Cultural Relics in the Museum
Service Innovation in the Knowledge Cabinet: Cultural and Creative Marketing at the National Palace Museum
The courses are for students currently pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees, international Ph.D. students are also welcome.
Number of credits
Two. NCCU undergraduate students are eligible for credit fee exemption, NCCU master’s program students, students from other universities in and outside Taiwan are required to pay credit fee in accordance with NCCU regulations.
The intensive courses are taught between August 31 (Monday) and September 5 (Saturday), 2020. After acceptance into and completion of the courses, NCCU students’ grades will be recorded for the first semester of the 2020 academic year. Once grades are determined, students cannot withdrawal from the courses.
Course grade is mainly determined by the final group project, assessment criteria include:
Final Project Presentation: 30%
Final Project Written Report: 30%
Class Performance: 20%
Peer Review: 10%
Self-Reflection Report: 10%
Absence without valid excuse during the course delivery period will result in a failing grade.
Project execution: Center for Creativity and Innovation Studies, National Chengchi University
Co-sponsor: The National Palace Museum
Courses offered by: Department of Chinese Literature, Department of Japan, Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management, X College, NCCU.