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Educational Targets and Core Skills for the Undergraduates
Department of Social and Policy Sciences
Targets Core Skills Core Skills Criteria
To enhance basic sensibilities for the social sciences Students can observe and analyze social phenomena and policy events with the learned skills. An individual or team report of observation on or analysis of social phenomena
To enhance methodological training and application of social and policy sciences Students acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and capabilities for public discourse. 1. An individual report paper on an interdisciplinary topic (no less than 4,000 words, with graphs and pictures no more than one fourth of the length in total)
2. An individual or team report using qualitative and quantitative methods
3. Attendance of more than two workshops
To expand social concern and global perspective Students acquire a passion for social practice and are able to broaden their worldview. 1. Participation of or assistance in work of social concern
2. An above intermediate level achievement in GEPT or the equivalent proficiency tests of other foreign languages
3. Participation in two international or cross-strait exchanges or study programs
To cultivate critical thinking on social issues Students acquire capabilities for independent thinking and critical analysis of social issues. 1. Work experiences in service through the class, department, faculty, student associations or NGOs as well as in communication and negotiation
2. Participation in the four areas of community building, social movement, NGOs and volunteer services
3. Participation in the department’s advisory activities or lectures on special topics
4. Participation in two youth leader camps, thinking workshops, or academic conferences
To cultivate professional ethics and capacities for team cooperation Students acquire the correct attitude and experiences for cooperation. A written report on professional ethics or team cooperation.
Participation in at least one camp, talk or workshop on team cooperation.
A written report on ethics based on one work from Canon 50.

 

 

Educational Targets and Core Skills for the Postgraduates
Department of Social and Policy sciences
Targets Core Skills Core Skills Criteria
To enhance sociological theories and practical research on policy sciences Students acquire abilities to apply sociological theories and knowledge of public policy. 1. A research paper on social issues using the learned research methods
2. A research paper on public policy and public governance using the learned research methods
To comprehend social development and care for local problems Students acquire the ability to observe and analyze social development and cultivate a sense of responsibility for local social problems. 1. Participation in two conferences, on or off campus, on social development and problems
2. Serving in the activities of the class, department, faculty, student associations or NGOs
3. Participating in and observing two activities of community building, social movements, grass-roots organizations and volunteer opportunities
To expand the vision of global development Students acquire knowledge and ability related to global development and issues. 1. Participation in two conferences on interdisciplinary topics of society, policy or global development
2. An above intermediate level achievement in GEPT or the equivalent in proficiency tests of other foreign languages
3. Participation in two activities held by International Language Centers or the Office of International Affairs
To cultivate an interdisciplinary capability in academic research Students acquire knowledge and capabilities for integrated interdisciplinary topics on social and policy issues. Presentation of an independent or co-authored paper related to a conference on social and policy issues
To cultivate professional ethics and capacities for team cooperation Students acquire capacity for and experience in cooperation. A written report for the course of professional ethics/team building or a reflection paper on the related talks.