A brief introduction to the School of Arts of Shanxi normal University
The liberal arts college, formerly known as the liberal arts department of Jinnan Teachers College, was founded in 1958 and is one of the independent departments of Shanxi normal University at the beginning of its establishment. In 1964, Jinnan Teachers College was upgraded to Shanxi normal College, and the former Chinese Department was expanded to the Chinese Department. In March 2002, the College of Arts was established on the basis of the Chinese Department.
The Academy of Literature now has Chinese language Department, Journalism and Communication Department, three undergraduate majors of Chinese language and Literature, Editing and Publishing and Chinese as a Foreign language, and three research institutes of Yellow River Folk Culture Institute, Applied language Research Institute and Editing and Publishing Research Institute; it has the authorization point of the first-tier discipline of Chinese language and literature; the major of Chinese language and literature is a national characteristic major and an undergraduate brand major of Shanxi Province. The major of editing and publishing is the innovative experimental area of talent training mode in Shanxi Province; literature and art is a provincial key construction discipline, ancient Chinese literature is a provincial high-quality course; introduction to literature, dfs of writing, and modern Chinese are school-level high-quality courses.
At present, there are 84 faculty members and 74 full-time teachers, including 11 professors and 22 associate professors, 45 teachers with doctoral degrees and doctorates, and 3 provincial teachers, including more than 1200 full-time undergraduate students and more than 320 postgraduates.
The reference room of the college of liberal arts covers an area of more than 400 square meters, with periodical room, collection room, teacher reading room, electronic reading room and student characteristic library; it has a collection of more than 60, 000 books and more than 140 kinds of professional periodicals; the collection room has a collection of large ancient books such as Siku Quan Books, the periodical room contains all the major newspapers and periodicals in the country since the 1950s, and the characteristic reading room has more than 24000 books that students must read. There are media laboratory, computer room 120 square meters, computers and various instruments and equipment more than 200 pieces.
Our college founded the Chinese Teaching Newsletter in 1978 and the Chinese newspaper (National well-known Trademark) in 1981. now they are the journals and newspapers of the National Middle School Chinese Research Association respectively, and they have become a platform to understand the current situation of Chinese education in the country, guide the reform of Chinese curriculum, carry out teacher education research, and serve basic education.
The students trained by various majors have broad employment prospects. Graduates are welcomed by employers, including a large number of senior Chinese teachers in middle schools, middle school principals, experts from colleges and universities, and heads of educational administrative departments at all levels in provinces, cities and counties. it has also emerged a large number of leaders and professional backbones active in the central and local news media, cultural and publishing departments. In the field of literary creation and criticism, a group of writers and critics have emerged, represented by the famous writer, Mao Dun Literature Award and Zhang Ping, winner of the "five-one Project" Award.
Since 1983, the College of Liberal Arts has been responsible for the examination of Chinese language and literature majors, junior college students and secretarial majors in the self-study examination of higher education in Shanxi Province. over the past 20 years, it has trained more than 30000 college graduates for various industries. and through correspondence, graduate courses and other forms, trained a large number of urgently needed talents for the society.
In recent years, faculty of liberal arts has presided over and participated in more than 90 national, provincial and ministerial-level scientific research projects. More than 800 academic papers have been published in core academic journals such as "Literary Studies", "Literary Heritage", "Literary Theory and criticism", "Chinese language", "dialects", "Chinese Studies", "Folk Studies" and "Chinese Opera". Published more than 70 academic monographs A series of books, such as the study of Literature and Art, the study of Editing and Publishing, the Humanistic quality Education in the New Century, and the study of Ancient Literature, have been published, forming a number of landmark scientific research achievements. There are dozens of representative award-winning achievements, of which 15 have won awards at or above the provincial and ministerial level.
In 2009, the College of Arts was awarded the Advanced Collective Honor of Shanxi Education system.
Southern Shanxi is the legendary hometown of Nu WA, Yao, Shun and Yu and the birthplace of Chinese civilization. relying on this unique local cultural resources, the College of Arts will strengthen the characteristics of teacher education, local culture and disciplines, and constantly promote various superior disciplines into the advanced ranks of the country.
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