I. 目的 Objectives
This programme of Integrative Basic Studies incorporates the Philosophy of Life programme of the past. Through continuous experimentation and revision, it emphasizes those Christian ideals of higher education that were the concern of the founders of the College. The programme is administered by a special interdisciplinary committee under the Academic Board, and is required in addition to the Chinese and English language courses.
The purpose of this programme is primarily to meet the need of students for a wider perspective than their major and minor subjects provide. It recognizes, in particular, their common need for the following:
a) Knowledge of the nature and structure, purposes and functions of modern university education, particularly its emphasis on rational thinking.
b) A critical awareness and appreciation of the cultural traditions of both China and the West.
c) An understanding of the modern scientific point of view and of the intrinsic significance of the sciences (natural and social) and their relation to society and culture.
d) An ability to face contemporary and perennial issues of life and their challenge to rational inquiry, discussion, and personal commitment.