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  1. The universities in Taiwan use the semester system. There are two semesters in each academic year, and each semester is 18 weeks long.
  2. The first semester usually starts in the mid-September and ends in the mid-January, while the second semester usually starts in the mid-February and ends in the mid-June.
  3. In the university system, some instructors will give students the mid-term and final exams to assess students’ learning outcomes and academic performances. Some instructors will use students’ projects or term papers to evaluate students’ learning outcomes.
  4. Class hours are from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, 50 minutes per class, but no more than 6 hours per day, depending on students’ course selections.
  5. Each course is a full 18-week course. A course with 2 credits indicates 2hours in class per week, and a course with 3 credits suggests 3 hours in class per week, and the like.
  6. Grading system: 100 is the maximum grade, 60 is the passing grade. Grade A: 80 to 100, B: 70 to 79, C: 60 to 69, D: 50 to 59, E: less than 50.


English Course List

Course Category: Omni Media, Communication / Data Analytics, Management / Hummanities / General (for exchange students not English speakers)

Global Citizens and Local Actions< Back Course Type: Global Citizens and Local Actions Credits:2 College: This course combines with academic affairs, students services, and cultural experiences to help exchange students’ recognition of local culture while enhancing exchange students’ study and campus life. The results of course credit will present in all forms of media tools; for instances, videos, pictures, sounds, words, showing exchange students’ learning and cultural participation in the school.General
Survey of British Songs< Back Course Type: Survey of British Songs Credits:2 College: This course is concerned with enhancing students’ abilities in English language and culture through examining the lyrics of some representative English popular songs in the history of the Britain. Students seeking oral language training can study the linguistic and phonetic characteristics of these English popular songs. The course will start with a brief introduction to nineteenth-century British folk songs, followed by an overview of popular British songs from the early …General
Survey of American Songs< Back Course Type: Survey of American Songs Credits:2 College: This course offers an intriguing way for students to get access to the world of the culture and English language in the United States through studying some American popular songs. We will start with a brief introduction to nineteenth-century American folk songs, followed by an overview of popular American songs from the early twentieth-century, and culminating with thorough coverage of late twentieth-century American songs, with an emphasis on lyrics. It …General
Selected Readings of American Short Stories< Back Course Type: Selected Readings of American Short Stories Credits:2 College: This course will concentrate on American short stories. To familiarize students with short story art, this course will provide some examples of readings of texts which employ the various theories that are dominant at the present time.General
Second Language Acquisition(SAL)< Back Course Type: Second Language Acquisition(SAL) Credits:2 College: This course introduces learners to the field of second language acquisition (SLA), which is concerned with the process of how a second language is learnt. The field of SLA investigates (a) universal features of L2 learners and L2 learning process, (b) the relationship between individual difference and ultimate success in L2 acquisition, and (c) social dimensions of L2 learning. The course will be conducted via lectures by the instructor and via …General
Reading Classics Written in English< Back Course Type: Reading Classics Written in English Credits:2 College: The course aims to introduce to students the literary classics written in English from three angles. First, we will read the works of some canonical British and American writers, such as William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Ernest Hemingway. The second part of reading materials focuses on works of Irish and Canadian writers, such as James Joyce and Michael Ondaatje. This selection aims to conceptualize the impact of imperialism (colonialism) …General
Professional English in Public Relations and Advertising< Back Course Type: Professional English in Public Relations and Advertising Credits:2 College: Class materials are specially chosen from different English textbooks, including classic public relations cases, campaigns, advertising/slogans, cause-related marketing, news releases, budgeting, and an explanation of the terminology of the profession.General
Oral Training in English< Back Course Type: Oral Training in English Credits:4 College: This course aims at training and acquainting the students of communicative strategies designed to help them adapt to American or foreign social situations. The main objectives include enhanced verbal skills, improved non-verbal skills, better organization skills, and increased argumentation skills. Students are expected to able to express themselves clearly and coherently, whether presenting their ideas, interviewing foreign guests in a news conference, introducing Chinese culture to foreigners, or introducing themselves …General
Modern British Sitcoms, Translation and Appreciation< Back Course Type: Modern British Sitcoms, Translation and Appreciation Credits:2 College: The course aims to better prepare students for future job opportunities in translation by enriching students’ understanding of modern British society through a diverse range of popular British TV sitcoms featuring all walks of modern London life including hoteliers, con artists, nerds, actors and health professionals. The syllabus is designed to engage students in class discussions regarding cultural difference, possible interpretations and applications. By introducing different topics every …General
Methodology: Linguistics and TESOL< Back Course Type: Methodology: Linguistics and TESOL Credits:2 College: This course introduces qualitative and quantitative methods of research in second language acquisition, linguistics and teaching English as a second language. It is designed to provide students with the basic concepts needed and problems encountered in conducting undergraduate research and research paper writing. Course Objectives: 1. Students will develop a basic knowledge of conducting a research project and writing an academic research paper. 2. Students will identify a workable topic …General
Media English< Back Course Type: Media English Credits:2 College: This course introduces the differences between print English news and radio English news, and train students to have knowledge on media English by reading English newspapers.General
Journalistic English< Back Course Type: Journalistic English Credits:2 College: To understand the ingredients of journalistic English. This course covers journalistic style: vocabulary, syntax, types of news, scanning a news story, skimming a news story, memory retention in reading a news story and features in news writing.General
Guide to Professional Literature in English< Back Course Type: Guide to Professional Literature in English Credits:2 College: This course is from the Information and Communications domain specialized in the English language to guide students. It enables students to understand and use the key terms of Information and Communications. The fundamental study in listening, in talking, in reading, and writing, let students apply in the life and school study. It helps students to access the related literatures in English.General
English Phonetics< Back Course Type: English Phonetics Credits:4 College: The purpose of this course is to briefly introduce to students the basic concepts of the fundamentals of English phonetics. The human articulatory system and physical properties of speech sounds will be introduced, in addition to some concepts regarding acoustic phonetics. This course will also focus on the supra-segmental level of English phonetics.General
English Conversation< Back Course Type: English Conversation Credits:2 College: The course aims to develop student interest in oral English. The material is applicable to life experiences for students in university, and the professor will correct student pronunciation and grammar, as well as guiding students in delivering oral reports on certain selected topics.General
English Composition< Back Course Type: English Composition Credits:4 College: The course aims at enhancing students’ writing abilities of all kinds of articles. Students can apply the grammar and writing ability which they have learned to the practice of writing a 300-word composition.General
English Communication and Presentation< Back Course Type: English Communication and Presentation Credits:2 College: This course aims mainly to strengthen students’ ability in oral expression through discussion of news related to daily life, inspiring students to express their own opinions in order to increase the students’ confidence in organization of information, analysis and criticism.General
Contemporary Anglo-American Poetry< Back Course Type: Contemporary Anglo-American Poetry Credits:2 College: This course tries to help students to read and analyze a variety of poetry selections. It will introduce students to the nature and function of poetry’s fundamental components (image, sound, symbols, allusions). The course defines and demonstrates these components through the study of poems by 24 great British and American modern poets. The students are required to keep reading response journals.General
Business English< Back Course Type: Business English Credits:2 College: This course is designed to enhance your English language capacity in the business world and develop the essential communication skills in business contexts. It aims to build competency, fluency and, consequently, confidence in students in handling telephoning, teleconferencing, socializing, negotiating and presentations. This course is comprised of 4 modules in its writing parts: business correspondence, memos and minutes, reports and emails. Students are required to speak to inform and persuade in two …General
Basic News Reporting and Writing in English< Back Course Type: Basic News Reporting and Writing in English Credits:2 College: Through lessons in class and lectures given by field experts, students will be able to understand the application of English in the journalism field of Taiwan. The course also enables students to study and compare the various styles of English news writing.General
Applied English Writing< Back Course Type: Applied English Writing Credits:2 College: This course is designed to train students with correct English grammar, proper format and formal English writing for future career.General
Legal Writing< Back Course Type: Legal Writing Credits:2 College: This is a one-year English legal writing course designed for students with and without legal background. The focus of curriculum in the first semester is to consider the US court system, legal authority and use of professional English, especially the area of intellectual property laws. In the second semester, it focuses on legal analysis and research, development of reasoning and writing. Students will learn the use of legal information database, legal citations, …Hummanities
Introduction to Western Literature< Back Course Type: Introduction to Western Literature Credits:4 College: This course consists of three parts: (1) Comparing the two major origins of Western Literature (Hebrew Literature and Greco-Roman Literature) and introducing their developments and key contents. (2) Discussing the process of how Medieval Literature connected old and new eras. (3) Exploring the rise of Humanism and its ramifications, and discussing its impact on later literature.Hummanities
History of Western Civilization< Back Course Type: History of Western Civilization Credits:4 College: This course is to guide students to understand the idea of humanism in modern times, political thoughts and popular culture in order to know more about the development of world history and culture. It is also designed to acquaint students with major literary figures and genres as well as important historical, philosophical, and literary works interacting with dominant ideologies or cultural ideas of the time.Hummanities
English Debate and Public Speaking< Back Course Type: English Debate and Public Speaking Credits:4 College: The course contains two tracks: public speaking and debating. The former one is to encourage students to make a speech in front of the audience and the latter one is to focus on the student’s ability to listen and receive information.Hummanities
Criminology< Back Course Type: Criminology Credits:3 College: The term “criminology” first appeared a hundred years ago. Although this discipline is relatively young compared with the other disciplines in social and behavioral sciences, it has become a major academic field in the century. Criminology is, without questions, a compulsory contributor for dealing with crime problem in our society. It is an interdisciplinary field of study. It contains such subjects as the facts of criminality including the extent and distribution of criminal …Hummanities
Chinese Essays in English Translation< Back Course Type: Chinese Essays in English Translation Credits:2 College: The main purpose of this course is to introduce works after 1865 in American literature. Authors like Twain, Gilman, Wharton, Crane, London, Cather, Frost, Pound, Eliot, O’Neill, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Hemingway, Steinbeck, and others will be examined, to bring in all the current issues in their works. This will facilitate learning about the changes in society, religion, politics, and economic changes in the States during that period.Hummanities
American Literature before 1865< Back Course Type: American Literature before 1865 Credits:2 College: The main purpose of this course is to introduce works before 1865 in American literature. Authors include Columbus, Smith, Bradford, Winthrop, Taylor, Franklin, St. J. De Crevecoeur, Irving, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Dickinson, and others. How did they become Americans? The course will examine these writers within their culture and literature through the recorded documents, poems, novels to learn about their life and culture as well.Hummanities
American Literature after 1865< Back Course Type: American Literature after 1865 Credits:2 College: The main purpose of this course is to introduce works after 1865 in American literature. Authors like Twain, Gilman, Wharton, Crane, London, Cather, Frost, Pound, Eliot, O’Neill, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Hemingway, Steinbeck, and others will be examined, to bring in all the current issues in their works. This will facilitate learning about the changes in society, religion, politics, and economic changes in the States during that period.Hummanities
Tourism Resources Planning and Management< Back Course Type: Tourism Resources Planning and Management Credits:3 College: The purpose of this course is to provide students with the methods of tourism planning and planning theories, and help students to develop their critical thinking in tourism resource management, including issues and management strategies. The contents of the course include two dimensions, “planning” and “management”. In “planning” dimension, the course is designed based on the planning process, including goal and objectives, relative plans and laws, resource survey and …Data Analytics, Management
Topics in Taiwan Economic Development< Back Course Type: Topics in Taiwan Economic Development Credits:3 College: This course is arranged in five topics. (1) How was Taiwan transferred from an agriculture dominated and very much inward looking economy into an export-oriented and outward looking economy? (2) Taiwan has gone through several significant economic restructurings over half a century period, and to which extent the changes can be attributable to foreign factors, and what are they? (3) Direct foreign investment is an important foreign factor affecting …Data Analytics, Management
Social Innovation and Social Enterprise< Back Course Type: Social Innovation and Social Enterprise Credits:3 College: This course starting from the perspective of social innovation, and to discuss the rise of social enterprise. Through a variety of social innovation program, the establishment of the advantages of social enterprise, effectively to have a place among the industry and continue to develop new markets.Data Analytics, Management
Marketing Management< Back Course Type: Marketing Management Credits:3 College: The objectives of the course are to introduce marketing concepts, and strategies and to familiarize with the elements of marketing mix. Moreover, this course provides an in-depth study of marketing principles and problems related to tourism industry organizations as well as techniques used in marketing travel services and roles of various instructions in the travel market distribution system.Data Analytics, Management
Managerial Economics< Back Course Type: Managerial Economics Credits:3 College: Economics is the study of choices. Managerial economics is the study of managerial issues using economic approaches. Besides basic economic concepts, this course covers the following subjects: pricing, strategic thinking (game theory), externality, asymmetric information, incentives and organizations. The emphasis of this course is on the linkage between theory and real world applications. In addition to the cases in the textbook, the students are expected to study from their own real world …Data Analytics, Management
Financial Accounting Workshop< Back Course Type: Financial Accounting Workshop Credits:3 College: This course is designed to aid graduate students with basic accounting and finance background in comprehending the theoretical concepts and empirical methods in accounting research. This course will introduce and discuss a variety of types of accounting research issues. Students will understand the up-to-date issues and related research method in accounting research.Data Analytics, Management
Economic Topics< Back Course Type: Economic Topics Credits:3 College: The subjects of the course vary semester by semester depending on the specialty and interests of the students. The course covers theoretical analysis, theory in practice, and policy issues.Data Analytics, Management
Digital Governance< Back Course Type: Digital Governance Credits:3 College: With the development of information technology and internet, e-government, digital democracy, and digital governance are the issues discussed heavily in the public management field. This course mainly focuses on the discussion of how government uses ICT tools to communicate with citizens and to make democracy real and realize good governance.Data Analytics, Management
Decision Making and Policy Analysis< Back Course Type: Decision Making and Policy Analysis Credits:3 College: Integrate the theory understanding, policy analysis and the particle application in order to grasp the whole process of decision-making and to execute management knowledge.Data Analytics, Management
Customer Relationship Management< Back Course Type: Customer Relationship Management Credits:3 College: How to master the customer value, and promote customer relations, thereby increasing customer loyalty and improve customer satisfaction in order to create corporate profits, already is the most important issue of business survival. Customer relationship management covers the perspective of business functions, customer life-cycle perspective, consumer decision-making, brand map, RFID technology, mobile e-commerce, data mining, and by means of case studies to enable students to be able to get closer to …Data Analytics, Management
Big Data and Communication< Back Course Type: Big Data and Communication Credits:2 College: This course covers cloud computing environment, database application trends, data cube, data warehouse, data mining, unstructured data, big data analysis and applications.Data Analytics, Management
Big Data Analysis< Back Course Type: Big Data Analysis Credits:2 College: This course covers cloud computing environment, database application trends, data cube, data warehouse, data mining, unstructured data, big data analysis and applications.Data Analytics, Management
Artificial Intelligence: Principles and Techniques< Back Course Type: Artificial Intelligence: Principles and Techniques Credits:2 College: What do web search, speech recognition, face recognition, machine translation, autonomous driving, and automatic scheduling have in common? These are all complex real-world problems, and the goal of artificial intelligence (AI) is to tackle these with rigorous mathematical tools. In this course, you will learn the foundational principles that drive these applications and practice implementing some of these systems. Specific topics include machine learning, search, game playing, Markov decision …Data Analytics, Management
Virtual Studio for Designers< Back Course Type: Virtual Studio for Designers Credits:2 College: This course is a preliminary virtual studio course. The main teaching objectives (key points) of the course are as follows: 1. Strengthen the knowledge and skills of students in film and television production 2. Train students to be familiar with the operating procedures of a virtual studio 3. Understand the operation and use of virtual sheds.Omni Media, Communication
Virtual Reality 360° Film< Back Course Type: Virtual Reality 360° Film Credits:2 College: With the inspection of virtual environmental theory and the introduction of its application system, students can be familiarized with dialogue concept system structure to reach human export interface in order to construct a human-computerized interactive interface system, which can be integrated in the multimedia and interactive installation through technology.Omni Media, Communication
The Drone Thinking Initiative< Back Course Type: The Drone Thinking Initiative Credits:2 College: This course will teach students to use and be inspired by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones. Over the course, students will be taught the ins and outs of operating drones. Topics covered include drone safety and current policies, components, and how to take aerial photos and videos. The class will conclude with an aerial video project or a mapping mission requiring students to demonstrate their drone …Omni Media, Communication
Sound Art< Back Course Type: Sound Art Credits:2 College: This course introduces the different style and forms sound could be performed, to lead students into the world of sounds. In order to understand sound arts, students must learn the skills to capture it and use its quality to present it in a creative way.Omni Media, Communication
Radio-TV-Film English< Back Course Type: Radio-TV-Film English Credits:2 College: This course is designed to help students build their English-language proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing for communicative purposes. In this course, students strengthen their English communication skills at an intermediate to advanced level, by reading and practicing with different textual or audio/video materials on Radio, TV and Film topics. Mastering the materials in this course assists students in using English to communicate with others in a professional and academic environment.Omni Media, Communication
Public Relations< Back Course Type: Public Relations Credits:2 College: Public relations is the art and science of managing communication between an organization and its key public constituents, building, sustaining and developing its positive image. According to PR scholars including James Grunig, Scott M. Cutlips and Allen H. Center: PR is a planned effort to influence opinions of various publics through good character and responsible performance based upon mutual satisfactory two-way communication. This course is designed to provide the students with a …Omni Media, Communication
Popular Culture< Back Course Type: Popular Culture Credits:2 College: Popular culture, or pop culture, consists of the cultural elements that prevail (at least numerically) in any given society, reflecting the major features of the cultural context in that society. The interpersonal interactions, needs and desires in the everyday life make up the framework of cultural mainstream, which subsequently results in popular culture. Since World War II a significant shift in popular culture has taken place: from the production of culture to …Omni Media, Communication
Omni Media< Back Course Type: Omni Media Credits:2 College: This course aims to help students to understand the role of Omni Media in daily life and to assist them in evaluating Omni Media influences regarding their personal desires, choices and decisions. Critical frameworks for analyzing and evaluating media are provided. Through reading, discussion, group projects and other work, students are expected gain significant knowledge about the construction and deconstruction of media messages.Omni Media, Communication
Motion Capture< Back Course Type: Motion Capture Credits:2 College: Originally, Motion Capture System is a 3D motion measurement and tracking system created to meet the demands of scientific, industrial or medic motion analysis and study. Now this technology is widely adapted to CG animation and game development.Omni Media, Communication
Mixed Reality Design< Back Course Type: Mixed Reality Design Credits:2 College: This course will be introduced to explore the theory of virtual reality, virtual reality applications and systems to expect students to become familiar with conversational architecture computer systems, how to achieve humane input and output interface, build a good human-computer interaction interface virtual reality systems.Omni Media, Communication
Media Operation and Strategic Management< Back Course Type: Media Operation and Strategic Management Credits:3 College: This course presents a thorough and systematic coverage of strategic management theory and practice. Below topics are discussed in the course: strategic leadership, external analysis, internal analysis, building competitive advantage through functional-level, business level and corporate-level strategies. Students are encouraged to develop advanced capability of reasoning, logical thinking, and critical thinking through group discussion and case study.Omni Media, Communication
Global Marketing< Back Course Type: Global Marketing Credits:2 College: Despite the long-standing interest of numerous scholars and practitioners in global marketing, a consensus about what constitutes effective global marketing strategy has been emerging only in the very recent years. Generally speaking, the three major components of the standardization, configuration, customization, coordination, and integration in the product design, product manufacturing, supply chain management, channel system, and customer service system are deemed as integral totality of global marketing. Besides, a balance between centralization …Omni Media, Communication
Criticism of Photography< Back Course Type: Criticism of Photography Credits:3 College: By using historic references and theories in photography, this course will provide students a basic structure to the understanding of photographic images. 1.Defining photography criticism 2.Kinds of criticism and stances toward criticism 3.How to describe photograph 4.Interpreting photographs 5.Types of photographs and the ensuing problems in interpretation 6.Photographs and contexts 7.Evaluating photographs: Judgments and Criteria 8.Evaluating photographs: Judgments as arguments 9.Midterm examination 10.Introduction to theories in photography 11.Introduction to theories in …Omni Media, Communication
Consumer Culture< Back Course Type: Consumer Culture Credits:2 College: Study of consumer culture is characterized by placing consumption in interdisciplinary investigations, which engage with multiple research paradigms for interpreting such social processes as social transformation, identity construction, trend-setting, and consumer imagination. Marketing communication researchers and practitioners are advised to pay adequate attention to consumer culture, so they may gain more in-depth insights into the dynamic relationship between marketing communication and consumer culture. Such relationship lies in the tendency of promotion campaigns …Omni Media, Communication
Brand Management< Back Course Type: Brand Management Credits:2 College: The discipline of brand management was started as an applicable practice at Procter & Gamble in 1931, and it entered about twenty years later into the academic field of marketing management. Today, brand management has been regarded one of the most essential elements in the business model of a successful enterprise. Global brands including Procter & Gamble, Apple, Ikea, Toyota, and Louis Vuitton have established departments specializing in brand management, and these …Omni Media, Communication
Augmented Reality< Back Course Type: Augmented Reality Credits:2 College: AR is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with-, or augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery – creating a mixed reality. Augmented Reality focuses on 3D objects static presentation, 3D display of results Enhanced Human realistic virtual objects, in addition to understanding augmented reality outside, to enhance amplification interaction between people and reality, virtual reality is capable of binding and the …Omni Media, Communication
Applied Public Speaking< Back Course Type: Applied Public Speaking Credits:2 College: The Applied Public Speaking is an English-lecture course. The purpose of this course is to introduce basic theories and patterns of public communication, as well as to further develop students’ public speaking skills by using English. Therefore, students have to learn the techniques of invention (developing and refining the arguments), arrangement (organizing the structure of a speech), style (applying different rhetorical skills to present the arguments), memory (learning and memorizing a …Omni Media, Communication
Advertising Persuasion< Back Course Type: Advertising Persuasion Credits:2 College: Advertising is a form of persuasive communication, which plays a major role in marketing communication. In the past two decades, the concept of advertising persuasion has been undergoing significant modifications. Cognitive, socio-cultural, and symbolic approaches of persuasion gradually start to converge for broadening the horizons in which the construction of effective advertising messages is planned and implemented. Besides, scholars and practitioners work more closely, finding multiple research methods to explore the mind …Omni Media, Communication
3D Printing< Back Course Type: 3D Printing Credits:2 College: 3D printing is a kind of rapid prototyping technology, it is a digital model file based on the direct manufacture of almost any shape of the three-dimensional entity technology. In today’s fast-growing economy, the problems of high cost, long manufacturing time and so on in the traditional manufacturing industry have been highlighted, and the rapid proofing molding has been done through the 3D list machine, thus saving the complicated process and cost …Omni Media, Communication