The Course Program For Undergraduate Students

The undergraduate curriculum consists of four major groups. The first is foundational courses. The focus of these courses is to impart basic knowledge of the social sciences and familiarize students with social science research methods. The second group is research courses. The main goal is for students to be able to understand the background of social issues including political factors, economic factors, and context, in order to conduct in-depth analysis of social phenomena. The third group is policy sciences, in which the emphasis is to train students to understand the content and implications of public policies and policy tools. This cultivates students’ policy planning and evaluation capabilities. The fourth group is interdisciplinary research. This includes newly emerging fields of research and interdisciplinary topics such as technology and society, multiculture and ethnics, cultural/ creative industry and policy, media dissemination and society, medical care and society, social enterprise, etc.

The graduation requirement for undergraduate students is 128 credits, which includes 33 credits of required common courses, 47 credits of required major courses and 48 credits of elective major courses (the maximum amount of non-major electives is 6 credits). Additionally, at least 18 credits of required major courses must be taken in English.

 

 

The Course Program For Graduate Students

The graduate students in our programs for social and policy sciences include two categories of programs: master’s degree program and on-the-job graduate program. The curriculum mainly includes common courses and professional courses.

1. Common courses mainly include foundational courses, social research and policy research courses.

2. Professional courses are the stage in which the course program and thesis are designed for special topics, including social welfare, education policy, topics related to ethnicity, healthcare systems, administration, community development, cultural/creative industry, and NGO management.