The Program


Civil Society and Participation

T2207 Constitutional Law and Human Rights (2) This course discusses the defense of human rightsbased on the Constitution of the Republic of China, including the study of casesthat happened in Taiwan.
T2211 Information and Laws (2/2) This course starts with the role of law in the digital era and introduces the legal system in the field of information technology. It covers Internet IPR laws, telecommunications laws, electronic signatures laws, computer-processed personal data protection laws, laws for consumer protection in electronic commerce, laws for cybercrime, etc.
T2610 Intellectural Property Rights And Law (2/2) This course introduces the impact brought about by the advancement of technology upon the legal system and how the system can be adjusted to resolve the issues emerging from the interaction between technology and law.
T0805 Business and Law (2) The major objective of this course is to introduce to students basic rights and obligations in law of an enterprise under Civil Code and Company Act, regulation regime for enterprises, corporate governance and management, and employees disputes etc. This course will also refer to some cases in the real world to give students opportunities to practice and to make the lessons more understandable.
T0812 Sustainable Development and Democratic Participation (2) One of the goals of sustainable development is to meet human needs on the one hand and to preserve the environment on the other. Its success requires active participation from different industries in various countries. This course will introduce some concept and the scope of sustainable development and use case studies to show how different industries can contribute to sustainable development. Industries covered in the course include the computer, automobile, food, beauty and fashion, and financial industries. Governmental efforts to pursue sustainable development both domestically and internationally will also be presented, along with local examples of community participation in sustainable development. This course will use materials from the United Nations Environment Programme, CNN, Discovery, and various web sources to illustrate recent trends in sustainable development. In so doing, it will provide students with the latest information on this topic, deepen their interest, and help them develop creative ways of seeking sustainable development in the future.
T0811 Civil Participation (2) This course will introduce various theories of public participation ranging from the classic political thought to contemporary political science. Some approaches to participation in political practice will also be explored in the course. Teacher and students will discuss some real cases of civil participation in modern policy cycle that they encountered aboard or in Taiwan.
T0807 Introduction to Law (2) In this course, we will introduce fundamental legal concepts by using the standard legal textbook. First, we will define “law” and discuss the differences between law and the other social norms such as morality, religion and politics. Second, we will discuss different forms of law, such as the Constitutional Law, Legislative Law, Executive Order, Local Regulations, and Treaties. Third, we will discuss the Habitual Law, Legal Theory, and Legal Interpretation. Fourth, we will discuss different types of law viewed from different criteria. Based on the tradition of the legal arena, we will then divide the course into three sections: the Civil Law, the Penal Law, and the Public Law. In each section, all the students taking the course must participate and report in class, following the textbook chapters to ensure active and positive learning.
T0806 Life and Law (2) In this course, we will introduce fundamental legal concepts using common legal problems in our daily life. Based on the tradition of the legal arena, we divide into three sections in this course. The first one is the Public Law. In this section, we will cover topics ranging from administrative organizations to the human rights in the Constitutional Law. The second one is the Civil Law. In this section, the topics we will cover range from buying a coke to consumer protection. The third topic is the Penal Law. In this section, the topics we will cover range from a criminal behavior to the prosecutor and court acts. All the students taking the course will be divided into four or five groups, and each group is responsible for three 40-minute and 15-pages summary reports to ensure participation in practical learning.
T0808 Democratic Politics (2) This course provides a comprehensive introduction to democratic politics. It covers some classical topics such as concepts of politics, definitions of democracy, models of democracy, democracy and globalization, and democracy and its critiques. This course also examines a number of contemporary issues as well as future prospects of democratic politics.
T0873 Gender, Life and Law(2) Lectures in this course will provide students with essential and practical legal knowledge, and the teacher will present some legal cases related to family law, civil law, criminal law, etc. for students to better understand some legal issues that involves the two sexes and person life. For example, is an abortion guilty or not in Taiwan? What legal actions can one take to deal with domestic violence? The lecture will use interesting legal cases to guide to explore the legal world.
T0813 Civil Culture (2) What does civil society mean to us? Do we have global civil society? What is the role citizens play in the contemporary world? Are human rights universal or are they based on cultural differences? Does culture matter in international relation and what is its impact on international relation? These are the questions we will try to answer in the course. In the class, students will learn general concepts of civil society and will explore different dimensions of the topic, especially we will focus on norms and activities.
T0809 Civil Society (2)This course introduces basic concepts of civil society and general rights and obligations of citizens. It also discusses how civil society helps advance social justice, accumulate social capital, strengthen democracy, and increase our capacity to deal with crisis and to fight against climate change. Finally, the course discusses how the development of social media affects the civil society.
Social Analysis
A1636 Interpersonal Relationships and Communication (2/0)(0/2) This course aims to explore the nature and interactional rules under various types of relations among individuals in a family within a society. Moreover, we will also explore the possibility of improving those relationships through interpersonal communication skills.
A1970 Introduction to Economics (2/0)(0/2) This course covers important topics in economics. We will use examples from our daily life to help students understand how economics works.
T0066 Social Psychology (2/0)(0/2) The course will first help students understand how an individual’s behavior is shaped by groups and by the social environment. Next, various social psychological theories will be introduced to enhance self understanding and to improve social interaction with the people around us.
T0161 Culture and Mental Health (2/0)(0/2) This course aims to explore the multiple facets of mental health, that is, how individualscan adjust themselves to the environment using cultural, social, and medical models.

T0169 Human Rights and Social Justice (2/0)(0/2)This course aims to investigate the relationship between human rights and social justice. Special attention will be paid to the following questions: 1. What are the relationships between human rights and social, economic, and cultural rights? 2. Given that human rights (the right to personal security, freedom from torture, etc.) are fundamental entitlements, what kind of cultural, social and economic inequalities are present to prevent us from realizing them? 3. How can we set up cultural, social and economic equalities (social justice) to ensure the individual’s right to liberty? Students are encouraged to discuss practical issues indaily life.
T0189 Media, Mass Communication, and Culture (2/0)(0/2) This course offers an introduction to media and mass communication, focusing on different communication culturesin different countries.

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