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Department of Ideological and political theory

Founded in July, 2009, Ideological & Political Theory Teaching & Research Section of Xian Shiyou University is a secondary teaching unit directly under the school Party Committee, mainly responsible for the ideological & political theory teaching, research, disciplinary construction and social service of the school. It stems from the Marxism Teaching Section of Basic Courses Department in 1980, when the school was resumed. In 1991, it developed into an independent unit, as the Social Science Teaching & Research Section. In 2001, it was renamed as Humanities and Social Sciences Department, and then, in 2003, it was merged with the Department of Chinese Language and became part of the new Humanities College. In July, 2009, Ideological & Political Theory Teaching & Research Section as an independent unit was resumed, with its fund, staff, teaching and research managed independently. In April 2011, it broke away from Humanities College and operated independently. Today, it consists of 4 teaching sections of Ideological & Moral Education and Legal Basis, Outline of Modern and Contemporary Chinese History, Fundamental Principles of Marxism and Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought and Theory of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics. It also runs the psychological counseling center (Institute of Psychology) of the school. It offers the basic courses of Ideological & Moral Education and Legal Basis, Outline of Modern and Contemporary Chinese History, Fundamental Principles of Marxism, Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought and Theory of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and Contemporary World Economy and Politics to all the students on campus. It is also responsible for the teaching of postgraduates majoring in Fundamental Principles of Marxism and the disciplinary construction of Marxism. Working together with the Students’ Affairs Office, it offers the course of Current Situation and Policy to all the students. It is also responsible for the psychological counseling of all the students and enriching campus culture and creating an healthy, positive atmosphere of unity and striving ahead on campus.  

 
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