The College of Political Science of CUIT was established in Oct. 2008, with her former form founded in 1992 as the original Social Sciences Department.
The College of Political Science mainly undertakes teaching the courses on principles of thoughts and politics among the entire undergraduate and graduate student body on campus. Additionally, the work of establishment and research on Marxist Theory subjects is also carried out here.
The main office takes responsibility in daily administrative affairs and management of the teaching affairs in our college. The main teaching and scientific research offices are Office of Marxist Theory Education, Office of Ideological and Political Education, Office of Current Political Education as well as Institute of Localization of Marxist Theory in China, Institute of Ideological and Political Education. This forms a healthy pattern which ensures the mutual promotion between teaching and research.
Our college owns an industrious faculty that are fairly constructed, highly learned and normatively behaved. Now, there are 31 full-time teachers, among whom are 8 professors, 9 associate professors, 14 lecturers, 7 doctors and 17 masters. This is a team with sufficient people and good qualities. Young and diligent faculty provide powerful support for the disciplinary construction on ideological & political theories and Marxist theories.
Based on the running system and positioning of our university, the goal of cultivating people as well as the source of students, our college pays great attention to the cultivation of our students’ moral abilities and practices along with their innovative capabilities in order to give the education of ideology and politics full play. We want to play a cultural role in our teaching of the principles of ideology and politics among all the sciences, engineering, business and management departments, as we mainly give instructions in the public basic courses on ideology and political theories on campus.
These courses include: five undergraduate-level main public basic courses (“Ideological and Moral Cultivation & Fundamentals of Law”, “The Essentials of Modern & Contemporary History in China”, “Basic Principles of Marxism”, “Maoism & The Localization of Communism in China”, “Situation & Policy”, and public optional courses (“Introduction to Social Philosophy”, “Sovereignty and Human Rights in International Relations”, “Classic Case Studies in Economic Law”, “Marriage and Inheritance Law”); graduate-level public basic courses: “Research on Socialist Theory with Chinese Characteristics & Its Practice”, “Introduction to Dialectics of Nature”, “Marxism & Social Scientific Methodology”.
Our college put the “05” new scheme of the ideological and political theory courses into good practice and so it is with the “Common Higher Education Institution Innovation Plan on Ideological and Political Theory” and the “Constructional Standards of Higher Education Institution on Ideological and Political Theory” published by the Ministry of Education. We make joint efforts in constructing the teaching of those courses.
Over many years’ endeavors of construction, “Basic Principles of Marxism” was rated as the university-level fine key course; “Maoism & The Localization of Communism in China” as the university-level fine course; “Ideological and Moral Cultivation & Fundamentals of Law” as the university-level excellent course, and “The Essentials of Modern & Contemporary History in China” as the university-level excellent course construction project. In addition, “Basic Principles of Marxism” was recommended by CUIT to be evaluated as provincial-level fine key course.
Our college takes active role in promoting the research and reform of the ideological and political theory education. We have hosted and participated in quite a few provincial & school-level teaching reform tasks; we have also written several relevant teaching materials: Situation & Policy Basics by the Science Press (2010, 2016), Readings of Selected Books and Articles on Ideological & Political Theory by the University of Electronic Science and Technology Press (2012). In 2013, we published Practical Teaching of Ideological and Political Theory.
In addition, Situation & Policy Basics has been promoted and used in quite a few universities nationwide and was well rated. It also received a provincial-level teaching achievement prize.
As training of the teachers was enhanced, along with group lesson planning and a variety of rich practical teaching activities, the teaching quality and effectiveness was ensured with good comments from experts and students.
Our college will continue to strengthen the teaching research and reform, to give our faculty’s initiative and creativity full play and to make even greater efforts in constructing ideological and political theory courses as excellent classes that would never be forgotten as good spiritual resources, and that would benefit our students, win their love.
Our college follow the Marxist spirit, being “practical and realistic”, keep the good tradition of pursuing excellency and being particular about work and have formed the idea of “producing thoughts, studying politics, cultivating talents and achieving accomplishments”. We put central emphasis on teaching, and have always reinforced the construction work of research. We want to show the scientificity of our course content, increase the persuasiveness of the in-class instruction in order to increase its pertinence and effectiveness.
“Marxist Theories” was rated by CUIT as the key subject to be supported. It has received relevant funds to be constructed. In recent years, the faculty members have hosted and participated in more than 20 provincial and school-level projects, published more than 10 academic monographs, among which, over 100 academic papers were published in the nationwide well-known academic journals such as “Marxism and Reality”, “Studies in the Dialectics of Nature” etc. Among them, over 10 papers were reprinted by RDFY and over 20 were collected by CSSCI.
In 2010, Jiang Junwen was funded by the social sciences general research projects of the Ministry of Education. In 2014, Gong Xiuyong and Liao Yu were funded by the National Social Science Foundation respectively. The Harmonious Thoughts of Localized Marxism coauthored by Jiang Junwen received the second prize in the 14th appraisal of social science excellent research achievements. The Socialist Culture and University Cultural Construction coauthored by Lai Tinqian and Gong Xiuyong received the third prize in the 14th provincial appraisal of philosophical social science excellent research achievements. We have actively conducted academic communications and co-operations with research institutes from other provinces and have maintained good relationships with them. Moreover, we have founded the college-wide academic exchange platform-Marxist Theory Academic Saloon to host regular activities, which has formed a strong academic research atmosphere.
While education is the key to national prosperity and oriented to humanity, moral education must come at the very first. We promise: we would provide our love, shoulder our responsibilities and take actions to promote the combination of moral education, intellectual education, physical education and aesthetical education for our students. We hope to continuously improve their comprehensive qualities in order for them to become excellent workers who are well developed in morals, intellectuals, physics and aesthetics on the road to communism!