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Courses Instructed in English (2018-2019)

Fall semester  2019

Course Department

Course Number

Instructor

Credits

Course Title

Course Objectives

Master Program of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

385008

CHI,Wan-Hsian

(齊婉先)

3

International Interpretations of Chinese Culture

1. Critical reading and discussion of recent scholarship on core aspects of Chinese civilization.

2. Topics include early Chinese thought, ascendance of Confucianism, Chinese religions, imperial political system, women in Chinese society and culture, influence of Chinese culture on Europe, China’s re-encounter with the West, China’s modernization, Chinese culture and world culture.

3. Comparison with other cultures whenever possible will be made.

385010

CHEN,Herng-Yow

(陳恆佑)

3

Language Learning and Technology

The aim of this course is to help students understand how we acquire languages and how current technology can be of help and best used in language learning and teaching. We will be talking about language acquisition theory, computer technology, brain science, and psychology related to language learning and teaching. Students should be able to improve their English listening, reading, as well as speaking after knowing the method best suited for their needs.

International Business Studies

125101

Hsin-Mei Lin

(林欣美)

3

Organization Behavior and Theory

The course is oriented at informing your future academic and practical inquiry. Organization theory speaks to research in management, decision- making, strategy, microeconomics, sociology and political science. In addition, the present course differs from others in that it complements the graduate program at MBA and EMBA by promoting the dialogue between Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior and Management.

The first aim of this course is to give students an overview of the scientific literature in Organizational Behavior. We will deal with the historical development of the discipline and the main research topics of OB on the individual and group level. Doing this, the aim is to read contributions from the different disciplines contributing to OB research and to compare critically different approaches to a topic. At the end of the class, students should have an overview of the field and the different ways OB questions can be approached.

Secondly, organizations exert a central force in contemporary work and society. From the rise of large, machine- like bureaucracies in the 19th C. to the flat, networked firms of the late 1990s, different assemblages of people and technology have produced a rich ecology of organizational forms – multinationals, religious sects, Internet companies, R&D laboratories, army squads, etc. The academic study of organizations, or “organization theory,” examines these multifarious arrangements and how they influence the life of its members, as well as the markets and societies around them.

125152

LO,Shih-Min

(駱世民)

3

Co-opetitive Dynamics and Platform Strategy

Today we’re in a networked age. The key to success of a business rely much more on the connection, interaction, and community of multiple-sided participants than ever before. Uber, Airbnb, Alibaba, and WeChat and so on, all of these companies disrupt markets when they are built on platforms with associated network effect. Platforms have transformed the economy over the last decade, but the biggest effects are yet to come.

Traditionally, businesses consider competition as the most essential part in their strategy and daily operation. However, your competitor does not have to fail for you to win and conversely you don't have to fail either. Complements, in addition to substitutes, deserve closer attention in creating a bigger pie that can then be divided up to produce win-win outcomes. The PARTS of co-opetition from the game theoretical lens help examine the relevance of each piece of the framework - players, added value, rules, tactics, and scope.

In the meantime, each firm has a unique market profile and resource endowment. A given pair of firms may not pose an equal degree of threat or opportunity to each other in value generation and appropriation. How firms – actors and responders may interact with each other could be predicted from a detail look at a series of actions and responses according to their awareness, motivation, and capability. As a result, co-opetitive dynamics becomes indispensible in forming and implementing strategy.

Upon finishing this course, students are expected to be able to get acquainted themselves with new concepts and emerging practices of doing mobile, on-line platform business with co-opetitive strategy. Be willing to take challenges and striving to play the unconventional games!

125166

LO,Shih-Min

(駱世民)

3

Business News and Analysis

This course aims to facilitate a friendly all-in-English learning environment with an emphasis on exposure to the newly emerging business models and the behaviors of entrepreneurs. Students in any academic backgrounds or grade-year levels, who are interested in learning venturing process, entrepreneurial leadership, and management practices in today’s network economy, are all greatly welcome.  A free online collaborative Mindmap tool (Coggle) and two massive open online courses (MOOCs) will be integrated to help students analyze, discuss and orally present business news and cases as a team learner. Upon finishing this course, students are expected to feel strongly confident about their English learning and presentation skills and knowledge of business and entrepreneurship at the same time.

Information Management

130028

Yin,Peng-Yeng

(尹邦嚴)

3

Linear Algebra

This course will be lectured in English. The objective of this course is to introduce the fundamental elements of linear algebra such as linear system, matrix operations, vector space, linear transformation, eigen vectors and eigen values. The students enrolled in this course will gain the managerial capability and innovative ability in information technology. The maximum enrollment is 25 students.

135055

YU,Ching-Jung

(余菁蓉)

3

Managriat Mathematics

This class is designed for upper-level of undergraduate and graduate students. This course is to foster students analytical skills in research related management and business. The materials discussed in the class include, but not limit to, the recent publication in the international academic journals. This course aims to enhance the students’ sense in analyzing the data. After taking the class, students should achieve the following learning objectives:

1. Applying mathematical and quantitative methods in managerial decision making,

2. Applying and innovating information technology for data analytics,

3. Enhancing students knowledge regarding the developments of the related research,

4. Increasing students engagement with international academic exploration, including submission of projects to the international conferences.

Banking and Finance

145043

LEE,Hsiang-Tai

(李享泰)

3

Financial Econometrics

The purpose of this course is to provide the students with a basic understanding of fundamental econometrics models for financial applications. The course will cover topics of classical linear regression model, multicollinearity, heteroskedasticity, autocorrelation, elementary time series analysis, volatility models, and applications of volatility models in financial markets.

Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

415009(b)

DAI,You-De

(戴有德)

3

Research Methods

The purpose of the course: In an effort to cultivate students to be equipped with basic academic research ability, the course emphasizes exploring concepts, constructs, research questions, research purpose, validity, reliability, sampling and experiment design.

415042

YANG, Ming-Ching

(楊明青)

3

Tourism and Hospitality Industry Analysis

The objective of this course is to provide knowledge of models, concepts, tools and techniques necessary to undertake strategic marketing and management decisions in the field of tourism and hospitality. The focus is on developing analytical skills in the formulation and implementation of market driven strategies and plans for industry organizations. Strategic marketing is the process of creating satisfied customers through the integration of all business functions and through the continuous search for a sustainable competitive advantage through innovation. Therefore the course will cover current developments in marketing and management theory and practice. After having successfully completed the course, students will be able to master the following skills: provide insight into the role of marketing in tourism and hospitality strategy development at the highest levels of an organization; apply strategic marketing frameworks, concepts, and methods to different types of tourism and hospitality organizations; evaluate customer-life time value; assist tourism organizations to deliver excellent tourism experiences; discuss the internal and external barriers to strategy implementation, as well as use various approaches for overcoming these barriers.

PH.D Program in Strategy and Development of Emerging Industries

459012

Hsin-Mei Lin

(林欣美)

3

Seminars on Organizational Behavior

Business and management scholars have only recently started to incorporate the developments in organizational theories (OT) and organizational behavior (OB) that address agency and change, for instance by considering the role of firms as institutional entrepreneurs (Kostova, Roth and Dacin 2008; Regner and Edman, forthcoming). At the same time, organizational scholars interested in these phenomena have only occasionally used the large and complex organization as a context to explore their ideas, despite the many characteristics that make large and complex organization particularly suitable for such research (e.g. Thornton, Ocasio & Lounsbury 2012). Since firms operate across borders nowadays, the OB and OT research context make theoretical issues such as institutional complexity, translation, and change particularly salient (see also Roth & Kostova, 2003). We therefore hope that this course will serve as a forum to identify and discuss the ways in which recent developments in OBs and organizational organizations can inform organization research, and in how, in turn, the organizational context could be used to develop and challenge OB and OT ideas.

We introduce conceptual and empirical papers on different aspects of new institutionalism and the large and complex organizations, as well as theorired related to OB, and are particularly interested in papers advancing synergies among literatures. For example, they may address the following themes:

•     How can we usefully apply OB and OT concepts and insights to the firms?

•     How does the OB and OT research context challenge institutional explanations? What are the limitations of institutional explanations?

•     How can the OB and OT research context advance theories of firms?

•     What are the qualitative, quantitative or mixed method strategies for capturing institutional phenomena in the OB and OT context?

Computer Science and Information Engineering

219101

CHEN,Herng-Yow

(陳恆佑)

3

Language Learning and Technology

The aim of this course is to help students understand how we acquire languages and how current technology can be of help and best used in language learning and teaching. We will be talking about language acquisition theory, computer technology, brain science, and psychology related to language learning and teaching. Students should be able to improve their English listening, reading, as well as speaking after knowing the method best suited for their needs.

219161

CHEN,Herng-Yow

(陳恆佑)

3

Music Programming

Coding in computer science is a bit like composing in music. Both require logical thinking and a certain degree of creativity. We learn how to write programs to create music in real time. This course explores both of them to develop each of them. Learn creating music with programming; learn programming through creating music.  In addition to the basics of coding (logic, functions, objects), the lecture covers advanced topics like multi-threading, signals and events for on-the-fly music computation interacted by humans.

Civil Engineering

229042

TSAI,Yung-Pin(蔡勇斌), YANG, Chih-Chi(楊智其), LU, Meng-Shan(呂孟珊)

3

Special Topics and Experiments for Environmental Engineering (I)

1. Students will learn how to collect academic informaion in some important topics assigned by instructor.

2. Students will learn to search for the frontier environmental information published in related journals.

3. Students will also obtain the ability of reading the papers of environment and related fields.

4. Students are to be trained for the logical thinking and proper attitude towards the up-date knowledge of environment.

5. Students also learn the techniques of communication and discussion with other professionals about the professional knowledge.

6. Students also practice the skills of writing a quilfied project proposal for application for financial support their research.

229057

CHEN,Ku-Fan(陳谷汎), CHANG,Yu-Chen(張育禎), Shiu Hao(徐顥)

3

Groundwater Pollution Remediation

Students will learn sources of soil and groundwater remediation, effects of soil and groundwater pollution on environment and human health, transport of contaminants in the subsurface, and principles and applications of soil and groundwater remediation technologies.

229060

TSAI,Yung-Pin(蔡勇斌), LIN,Jan-Wei

(林展緯, LU), Meng-Shan

(呂孟珊)

3

Unit Operation for Environmental Engineering

1. Students will learn several engineering skills to treat wastewater well, especially focusing on phsical and chemical methods.

2. Students will learn the treatment mechanisms and design critirias for all treatment units.

3. Students will also obtain the ability of design a wastewater treatment system by combining several treatment units in sequence.

4. Students also practice the skills of writing a quilfied report regarding to a treatment unit by reviewing SCI papers.

Electrical Engineering

230001(a)

Henry J. H. Chen(陳建亨)

3

Physics (1)

1. Students will learn physics models with mathematics and incorporate them in the text book.

2. Students will practice comprehending the main idea of physical concepts through top-down activities, solving the tasks in the examples.

3. Students will practice stating their own concepts and developing their scientific skills through the bottom-up activities.

4. Students will learn the fundamental concepts for the related courses, for examples, quantum mechanics, solid-state physics, semiconductor physics, semiconductors sensors, and so on.

230110

WU,Gin-Der

(吳俊德)

3

Digital Systems Design

This course introduces the Hardware Description Language (HDL). The chosen HDL is Verilog.

It formally covers the HDL grammar, coding guideline, synthesis guideline.

Then we will ask students to design a simple CPU. This topic covers

(a) Instruction development,

(b) HDL coding and simulation of major blocks such as Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU) and Control Unit (CU),

(c) Enhanced CPU design with Pipelining and Forwarding,

(d) Integration of whole design.

Finally, we will ask students to make some related projects.

239014

LIN,Jung-Shan(林容杉)

3

Linear System Theory

Linear Systems Theory is the foundation of systems, control and signal processing. Past development of this discipline has produced a mature and fairly complete set of concepts and methods, which are now fundamental knowledge for students of electrical engineering, communications, mechanical engineering, medical engineering, etc. The main objective of this course is to explore the basic theory of linear systems and its applications, in order to provide the students with the necessary tools for mathematical description and analysis of linear dynamic processes. Students wishing to elect this course are only required to have prior knowledge of basic differentiation and linear algebra. Hence, this course is suitable for senior and graduate students in Electrical Engineering, as well as for other students from the College of Science and Technology or other colleges who have the relevant background knowledge.

239085

LEE,Yin-Man

(李彥文)

0

Technical English(I)

This course is aimed at equipping our graduate students with the ability to read and write technical English, in order to prepare them for effective communication in the international environment, where class scientific and technical exchanges are predominantly conducted in English. For non-native speakers of English, technical communication requires only simple and straight-forward English, but with the right grammar and structure in order to avoid ambiguity and misinterpretation.  Hence, this course is not about learning vocabulary. Instead, the course will focus on teaching students the correct usage of technical English, so as to boost their confidence towards continual practice in the course of their studies and future career.

239095

LIN,Yo-Sheng(林佑昇)

3

Wireless Receiver Simulation and Implementation

This course begins with an introduction to the wireless transceiver R&D trend, followed by a thorough introduction to the fundamental RF concepts, including transmission line (TL) theory, Smith chart and microwave network analysis, and impedance matching and tuning. It then moves to the device and circuit level, introducing power divider and directional coupler, antenna, low-noise amplifier (LNA), down- and up-conversion mixers, voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), frequency synthesizer, power amplifier, and data converters (ADC and DAC). The goal of this course is that all students taking this course can understand the basics of the abovementioned topics, and further apply them to their current research and future career.

239165

LUM, Kai-Yew

(林繼耀)

3

Intelligent Robotics-Principles and Control

This course is aimed at teaching students the mathematical principles of robotic motion and control, as well as imparting the soft- and hardware skills necessary for control design, implementation and analysis. The course focuses on robotic arms and link-like robots. The course will be taught in English, beginning with an introduction of spatial transformation, 2D and 3D kinematics and fundaments of trajectory planning. Next, students will learn the theory and techniques of robot control, including DC drives, joint manipulation and a brief introduction to vision-based robot control. The course work will massively employ numerical and simulation software, including MATLAB/Simulink, AutoDesk, GeoGebra. Additionally, project-based learning will be conducted using a 6 degree-of-freedom industrial collaborative robot arm, UR5 by Universal Robots. Students are required to design and implement a designated arm motion and complete a project report. Course enrollment is limited to 16 students, with priority given to students who have obtained high scores in Calculus, Linear Algebra and Engineering Mathematics.

Applied Chemistry

240089

WU,Jing-Yun(吳景雲), CHENG,Shu-Hua(鄭淑華), YANG.Te-Fang(楊德芳)

3

Comprehensive Chemistry

English conversation in talking about Chemistry is very important for the students who major in Applied Chemistry. The main objective of this course is to encourage Chemistry-majored students to learn chemistry and to collaborate with one another in a whole English environment. As most of international chemical journals are published in English, this course also aims to improve students’ abilities in English-reading.

To achieve these objectives:

• Students will learn to discuss some events related to Chemistry in English.

• Students will learn to comprehend the professional papers through guided-reading.

• Students will complete a report of selected chemistry topic and orally present it in English in the end of each section.

With these skills in hand, students would be anticipated to have abilities in facing the latest development of chemistry through professional chemical journals.

245016(a)

LAI,Long-Li

(賴榮豊)

1

Seminar I(1)

To familiar with research skill of give a oral presentation in English.

Core competency;

To be able to follow the mainstream of scientific development and catch the novel research skill efficiently.

245016(b)

WU,Li-Chen

(吳立真)

1

Seminar I(1)

To be familiar with research skills of chemistry experiments and to have professional abilities in interpretation of experimental data.

245025(a)

YANG ,Te-Fang

(楊德芳)

1

Seminar II (1)

Students will learn how to search for the frontier chemical information published in the chemistry journals. They will also obtain the ability of reading the papers of chemistry and related fields.

Students are to be trained for the logical thinking and proper attitude towards the up-date knowledge of chemistry. They also learn the techniques of communication with other chemists about the professional knowledge.

245025(b)

WU ,Zhi- Zhe

(吳志哲)

1

Seminar II (1)

Develop an overall understanding of the principles of oral communication in science including accepted presentation techniques, listening skills, critical analysis of scientific presentations, participation in scientific discussions and introduction of speakers.

249001

TANG,Horng-Yi(唐宏怡)

1

Seminar I (1)

To familiar with research skill of chemistry experiments and to have professional ability in interpretation of experimental data.

Core competency;

To be able following the mainstream of scientific development and generating creativity to lead novel research in future.

249005

TANG,Horng-Yi(唐宏怡)

1

Seminar II(1)

To familiar with research skill of chemistry experiments and to have professional ability in interpretation of experimental data.

Core competency;

To be able following the mainstream of scientific development and generating creativity to lead novel research in future.

249037

LAI,Long-Li

(賴榮豊)

3

Advances in Organic Chemistry(II)

To have an advanced study in organic Chemistry and cultivate the ability to give a oral presentation in English.

Core competency;

To increase the knowledge and background of organic chemistry as well as as well as the listening comprehesssion and speaking ability of English.

249039

LIN,Ching-Yao(林敬堯)

3

Advances in Inorganic Chemistry

Concepts and models of inorganic chemistry.

249040

WU,Jing-Yun(吳景雲)

3

X-Ray Crystallography

“X-ray crystallography” is an important technology to determine the crystal structure and molecular structure for a new compound directly instead of through indirect spectroscopic methods. The course objectives are designed to help students to learn the contents of the X-ray crystallography and the relationship between chemistry and crystallography.

In this course, we have several sections:

• Students will look at the history of X-ray and the awards related to X-ray crystallography.

• Students will learn about symmetry operations, crystal systems, and space groups which are important basic events for X-ray crystallography.

• Students will learn about diffraction and reciprocal lattice.

• Students will analyze the relationship or links between symmetry operations, space groups, and diffraction analysis.

• Students will learn how to process structure-solving and to see what problems and events we usually meet.

With these backgrounds in hand, students would be anticipated to have powers in facing solid-state chemistry and material chemistry.

Applied Materials and Optoelectronic Engineering

285002

LIN ,Chin-Cheng(林錦正), LIN, Su-Shia

(林素霞), CHEN,Hsiang

(陳祥), CHAN,Li-Hsin(詹立行), CHO, Chun-Pei(卓君珮) ,

NIE,Yung-mau(聶永懋) ,

HUANG, Chun- Ying(黃俊穎)

1

Seminar (I)

Familiar with Semiconductor Device Physics and Measurement, Solar Cell Depostion, Laser Etching,

and High K Material Research.

General education center

993121

CHEN,Herng-Yow

(陳恆佑)

3

Music Programming

Coding in computer science is a bit like composing in music. Both require logical thinking and a certain degree of creativity. We learn how to write programs to create music in real time. This course explores both of them to develop each of them. Learn creating music with programming; learn programming through creating music.  In addition to the basics of coding (logic, functions, objects), the lecture covers advanced topics like multi-threading, signals and events for on-the-fly music computation interacted by humans.

994041

William R. Stimson

(畢爾)

3

Dreams and Self-Discovery

This course provides students skills, attitudes, and a way of approaching truth that will enhance and deepen what they get out of every other course at the university.  But most importantly, the students will walk away from this course having discovered who they really are and what they really want (i.e., they will have been given a rare chance to connect with their own intrinsic motivation which neuroscientists have now discovered is so much more powerfully effective than the extrinsic motivation that has been reinforced in them since they started going to school. In summery, the course includes the following objectives:

1. Introduces the student to dreams

2. Trains the student in the state-of-the-art Ullman experiential dream group process.

3. By introducing students to their own unconscious resources, the course manages to free-up in quite a number of them their governing passion, native talent or genius, and intuitive creativity.

4. Provides students skills, attitudes, and a way of approaching truth that will enhance and deepen what they get out of every other course at the university.

5. Gives them a rare chance to discover from inside themselves who they really are and what they really want (i.e. connects them with their own intrinsic motivation)

College of  Management

C25003

Yin,Peng-Yeng

(尹邦嚴), PAI,Ping-Feng(白炳豐), CHIEN,Hung-Yu(簡宏宇), Hung,Chia-Liang(洪嘉良), CHIANG,Mei-Ling(姜美玲), CHEN,Jian-Hung(陳建宏), DAY,Rong-Fuh(戴榮賦), Huang,Chun-Che(黃俊哲), Roger R.Gung(龔榮發)

3

Internet of Things and Prospective Information Technology

This course is designed to cover the emerging trends in information technology: Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data. Several professors are engaged in diverse sub-topics of these two trends, from the very lower sensoring level to the highest application level. For some weeks at the ending semester, students will be asked to conduct their interesting group study by field investigation, or consulting individual professors. We encourage all enrolled students to integrate learned multidisciplinary curriculum with their own backgrond knowledge. This course finally evaluates the learning performance through presenting a term project which outlines an attractive plan combining prospecctive IT advancement with valuable business concepts.

C25004

CHANG,Chong-Chuo(張眾卓)

3

Financial Management

This course provides students with basic and advanced knowledge in financial management. This course will explain financial statement analysis, financial tools and techniques, which can be used to help firms maximize value by implementing decisions relating to capital budgeting, capital structure, working capital management and dividend policy.

The students also can understand how to finish the related research of corporate finance. Moreover, each student is expected to complete a research paper during the semester. This course will inspire students to create a research idea, bring up a proposal and finish a term paper.

C25006

CHEN,Chien-Liang(陳建良), CHANG,Chong-Chuo(張眾卓), LEE,Hsiang-Tai

(李享泰)

3

Economic and Finance Empirical Data Analysis

1. To teach students how to pin down an economic question through an econometric thought

2. To help students understand the tools of econometrics in dealing with empirical data

3. To give the basic ideas of how to find out the causal relationship between variables within data

4. To introduce related research databases and financial empirical analysis.

5. To help students understand how to finish the related research of corporate finance.

6. To provide students with a fundamental understanding of the time series methods and practices for the analysis of financial data.

C25007

CHIU,Hsien-Hung(邱顯鴻), WU,Chien-Wei(吳健瑋)

3

Managerial Economics

This course is designed for graduate students in management major as well as upper level undergraduate students in economics or management majors. The main objective of managerial economics is to apply microeconomic analysis to decision making in a wide variety of managerial settings. This course will focus on understanding individual economic behavior, competition, and market characteristics that are relevant to business and management. Through this course, we hope students can learn the analytical tools to solve business problems and develop managerial insights in a formal economic framework.

 

Spring semester 2019

Course Department

Instructor

Credits

Course Title

Course Objectives

History

LIN,Lan-Fang, (林蘭芳)

YANG,Shih-Ying

(楊世英)

3

Wisdom and Life History: Theories and Practices

  • During the semester, students are to learn important issues in oral history, life history, and wisdom.
  • Students are to learn basic concepts and theories of oral history, life history, and wisdom
  • Students are to understand their own characteristics as an educator or a historian.
  • Students are to improve in their ability to read professional textbook written in English.

Public Policy and Administration

TUNG, Chuan-Chuan

(董娟娟)

3

Seminar on Research Methods

  • This course explores qualitative and quantitative research methods, including interview and SPSS exercises, to improve the learner's writing ability and meet the graduation requirements.
  • Through the contents of journals related to public administration or public policy discussed in the course, we can understand how theories and research methods can be integrated to explore various real-life cases.
  • Discussions in class can motivate learners to understand the important issues of Taiwan at this stage and improve the research ability to solve relevant policy issues.

WU, RUO-YU

(吳若予)

3

Advanced Seminar on History of Political & Economic Development in Taiwan

This course introduces students in PhD. Program of Political Science a seminar of theoretical reviews on Taiwan’s political economic development since1945 to now. By examining those major political or economic historic events or processes which shaped Taiwan’s development, we’d like to construct a new scenario of the development, and find out its theoretic implications. To reach the ends, influential essays on concerned topics will be introduced, as basic readings and materials of discussions. However, we also invite students to explore those “original materials” on concerned topics, including original government archives, to discover the possibilities of re-interpretations of the history.

Education Policy and Administration

YANG,Shih-Ying

(楊世英)

3

Educational Psychology

  • During the semester, students are to learn important issues in educational psychology.
  • Students are to learn basic concepts and theories of educational psychology.
  • Students are to understand their own characteristics as an educator.
  • Students are to improve in their ability to read professional textbook written in English.
  • Students are to increase in their knowledge of principles of teaching and methods they can use in teaching.
  • Students are to master ways of instructions based on principles and knowledge of educational psychology.

International Business Studies

LO,Shih-Min

(駱世民)

3

Advanced Strategic Management

This course covers both the foundations and advanced aspects of strategic management and is conducted as an English-taught course. Complemented with lecture videos and quizzes drawn from leading massive open online courses (MOOCs), provided by the renowned professors in the top universities, on Coursera, students will learn how to evaluate environmental changes, assess organizational conditions, and formulate and implement corporate and business strategies to build and sustain competitive advantages. Meanwhile, students who are interested in earning certificates from Coursera can be familiarized with the full process of registration and online learning in a collaborative way under the instructor’s guidance locally. In addition, the pedagogical approach of this course will be Flipped Classroom along with a problem-based learning (PBL) activity design. Upon finishing this course, students are expected to be confident about their English learning skills, ability to earn certificates from MOOCs, and advanced knowledge of strategic management at the same time.

Information Management

YIN,Peng-Yeng

(尹邦嚴)

3

Metaheuristic Computing

Introduce the fundamental theory and techniques widely used in computational intelligence, specially focused on metaheuristics. These methodologies have been successfully applied to a variety of business applications. The students enrolled in this course will learn the interface between computational methods and business models and have a chance to practice the core ideas. The course involves a number of components, namely the genetic algorithms, swarm intelligence, simulated annealing, adaptive memory programming, scatter search, GRASP, multi-objective metaheuristics, benchmark testing data sets and business applications. Therefore, the enrolled students can learn the core competences including 1) professional and leading capability, 2) communication and integration capability, and 3) globalization, problem-solving, and independent thinking capability.

Computer Science and Information Engineering

CHEN,Herng-Yow

(陳恆佑)

2

Digital Music Learning and Creation

You love listening to music (classical, pop song, jazz, etc.) and sometimes singing and swinging along with it. You enjoy playing guitar, piano, or music instrument, solo or in a band. You have been wanting to create your own music but don't know how to start it. This course is to help you do it. We learn to create music by computer software as well as traditional music instrument.  We will be learning a bit music theory, do experiment with rhythm, melody, chord, and start to compose step by step.

CHEN,Herng-Yow

(陳恆佑)

3

Music Programming

Coding in computer science is a bit like composing in music. Both require logical thinking and a certain degree of creativity. We learn how to write programs to create music in real time. This course explores both of them to develop each of them. Learn creating music with programming; learn programming through creating music.  In addition to the basics of coding (logic, functions, objects), the lecture covers advanced topics like multi-threading, signals and events for on-the-fly music computation interacted by humans.

Electrical Engineering

LUM, Kai-Yew

(林繼耀)

3

Digital Control Systems

The vast majority of modern control systems are realized in digital and embedded computers.  As such, digital control has become the mainstream control technology in recent decades.  However, implementation of digital control algorithms is not merely a programming issue. More importantly, a successful and effective implementation rests on the precise discrete-time description of the physical system under control, as well as rigorous analysis of the stability of the digital-analog closed loop. This course is aimed at introducing the basic theory of discrete-time systems and digital control. Besides understanding the design techniques, students will also learn about the analysis and performance evaluation of digital control systems.  The course will employ state-of-the-art mathematical software such as MATLAB/Simulink and Maxima; additionally, an end-of-term mini-project will lead students step-by-step through a practical design problem.

LIN,Yo-Sheng(林佑昇)

MA,CHIA CHANG

(馬嘉昌)

3

Microwave Circuits

This course begins with a thorough introduction to the fundamental concepts of microwave engineering, including electromagnetic theory, transmission line (TL) theory, TLs and waveguides, Smith chart and microwave network analysis, and impedance matching and tuning. It then moves to the device and circuit level, introducing microwave resonators, power dividers and directional couplers, microwave filters, microwave low-noise amplifiers, microwave variable gain amplifiers, microwave power amplifiers, microwave oscillators, and an introduction to microwave systems. The goal of this course is that all students taking this course can understand the basics of the abovementioned topics, and further apply them to their current research and future career.

LEE,Yin-Man

(李彥文)

0

Technical English(II)

This course is aimed at equipping our graduate students with the ability to read and write technical English, in order to prepare them for effective communication in the international environment, where scientific and technical exchanges are predominantly conducted in English. For non-native speakers of English, technical communication requires only simple and straight-forward English, but with the right grammar and structure in order to avoid ambiguity and misinterpretation.  This course will utilize the grammatical notions and sentence structures taught in Technical English (I).

Ching, Tak-Shing

(程德勝)

3

Biomedical Electronics

The goal of this course is to give the student a through introduction to the use of electronic circuits for the preconditioning, acquisition and display of biomedical signals, like electrocardiogram (ECG), electromyogram (EMG) and etc.

WENG, Wei-Chung

(翁偉中)

3

Planar Antenna Design

To introduce students to the theory and techniques of design and analysis of antenna arrays. Students have abilities to design a novel antenna array independently using EM simulators or experiments.

WU,Gin-Der

(吳俊德)

3

Artificial intelligence and fuzzy neural network

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic that studies how to create intelligence. It can be implemented by hardware or software.    Fist of all, neural networks and deep learning are proposed to discuss. Then, fuzzy system is applied to neural networks. Fuzzy neural network attempts to exploit human-like knowledge that consists of a group of fuzzy IF–THEN rules. To create IF-THEN rules automatically, most methods adopt back-propagation to train parameters of fuzzy rules. FNN integrates the capability of fuzzy reasoning in handling uncertain information and the capability of neural networks in learning from processes. They have been successfully applied in areas such as pattern classification, control, and signal processing.

Applied Chemistry

FUH,C.Bor

(傅傳博)

3

Advances in Analytical Chemistry(1)

  • Students can be familiar with the principles and applications of analytical Chemistry.
  • Students can have fundamental backgrounds of biochemistry, material chemistry, and analytical chemistry.

WU,Li-Chen

(吳立真)

1

Seminar I(2)

To 1) be familiar with research skills of chemistry experiments, and to have the ability in 2) independent research, and 3) professional interpretation of experimental results, and to realize 4) academic ethics.

WU ,Zhi- Zhe

(吳志哲)

1

Seminar I(2)

Develop an overall understanding of the principles of oral communication in science including accepted presentation techniques, listening skills, critical analysis of scientific presentations, participation in scientific discussions and introduction of speakers.

YANG ,Te-Fang

(楊德芳)

1

Seminar II (2)

  • Students will learn how to search for the frontier chemical information published in the chemistry journals. They will also obtain the ability of reading the papers of chemistry and related fields.
  • Students are to be trained for the logical thinking and proper attitude towards the up-date knowledge of chemistry. They also learn the techniques of communication with other chemists about the professional knowledge.

Applied Materials and Optoelectronic Engineering

HSIAO,Kuei-Sen

(蕭桂森)

3

Principle and application of laser

The course begin the introduction of basic principle of fundamental optics and waveguide optics that those topics are closed related to the laser applications. Mainly focusing on the physical theory instated of complicated mathematics. Later, the basic theory of laser physics will be introduced. Finally, the project and paper reading will be provided by each students for better understating the applications of lasers.

LIN ,Chin-Cheng(林錦正)

LIN, Su-Shia(林素霞)

HSIAO,Kuei-Sen(蕭桂森)

CHAN,Li-Hsin(詹立行)

CHO, Chun-Pei(卓君珮)

NIE,Yung-mau(聶永懋)

HUANG, Chun- Ying(黃俊穎)

1

Seminar (II)

  • Expanding the research direction by listening the speech from invited speakers.
  • Reading papers and peroform the oral presentation to strengh English readings and presentation.

Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

HSIEH, Ru-Zhen

(謝如珍)

3

Brand Management

Brands represent a source of competitive advantage and are the most valuable assets of a company. They are feelings, beliefs and attitudes established in the minds of the consumers and are hard to be reproduced. In this seminar, students will gain insights into how to build, measure and manage brand equity, in other words, brand management. Nonetheless, this course aims to be delivered in a more practical way. It sets a scene of a local startup business/organization. Students are asked to work with the business/organization founder(s) on its brand-building/development. Therefore a more active, participatory and collaborative learning approach will be applied in the seminars. Given the above mentioned, students must be aware that any scheduled sessions might be subject to change due to the availability of third party partners and various circumstances.

PANG, Feng-Hsien

(龎鳳嫺)

3

Financial Statement Analysis

This course is designed to improve your ability to use financial statements as part of an overall assessment of a firm’s strategy and valuation. The primary focus is on analyzing financial statements with the goal of estimating an equity (share) valuation. By the end of the course students should have answers to the following:

•      The essential of financial ratio analysis

•      The income statement analysis

•      The balance sheet analysis

•      The cash flow statement analysis

•      Value investing fundamentals

PH.D Program in Strategy and Development of Emerging Industries

Hsin-Mei Lin

(林欣美)

3

Advanced Organization Theory

This course is concerned with organizations that exist in uncertainty, changing environment and continually confront new challenges. Managers must find some solution to these challenges and problem if organizations are to survive, prosper,, and perform effectively.. The topics covered in this course, time permitting, include: The exist of organization and the purpose they serve; The relationship between organizational theory and organizational design and changes, and difference between organizational culture and structure. How managers can utilize the principles of organizational theory to design and change their organizations to increase organizational effectiveness. The principles in which managers assess and measure organizational effectiveness contingency factors that influence the design of organizations.

General education center

(郭任峯)

2

City, the Society, and Urban Space

This course is aimed to study conditions regarding the emergence of modern city. We begin with early trends that signify the making of modern city, including patterns, architecture and social practice. We then move on to specific topics regarding modern urban life, such as cultural production, gender, subculture, and migration. With explorations above we expect to understand the significance of city of the modern time and the way we live as urbanites.

CHEN,Herng-Yow

(陳恆佑)

2

Digital Music Learning and Creation

You love listening to music (classical, pop song, jazz, etc.) and sometimes singing and swinging along with it. You enjoy playing guitar, piano, or music instrument, solo or in a band. You have been wanting to create your own music but don't know how to start it. This course is to help you do it. We learn to create music by computer software as well as traditional music instrument.  We will be learning a bit music theory, do experiment with rhythm, melody, chord, and start to compose step by step.

CHEN,Herng-Yow

(陳恆佑)

3

Music Programming

Coding in computer science is a bit like composing in music. Both require logical thinking and a certain degree of creativity. We learn how to write programs to create music in real time. This course explores both of them to develop each of them. Learn creating music with programming; learn programming through creating music.  In addition to the basics of coding (logic, functions, objects), the lecture covers advanced topics like multi-threading, signals and events for on-the-fly music computation interacted by humans.

(畢爾)

3

Dreams and Self-Discovery

This course provides students skills, attitudes, and a way of approaching truth that will enhance and deepen what they get out of every other course at the university.  But most importantly, the students will walk away from this course having discovered who they really are and what they really want (i.e., they will have been given a rare chance to connect with their own intrinsic motivation which neuroscientists have now discovered is so much more powerfully effective than the extrinsic motivation that has been reinforced in them since they started going to school. In summery, the course includes the following objectives:

• Introduces the student to dreams.

• Trains the student in the state-of-the-art Ullman experiential dream group process.

• By introducing students to their own unconscious resources, the course manages to free-up in quite a number of them their governing passion, native talent or genius, and intuitive creativity.

• Provides students skills, attitudes, and a way of approaching truth that will enhance and deepen what they get out of every other course at the university.

  • Gives them a rare chance to discover from inside themselves who they really are and what they really want (i.e. connects them with their own intrinsic motivation)

College of  Management

HSU,Chiu-Ping

(許秋萍)

3

Management

This course is designed to help the students learn the concepts of management and the role of being a manager. Managers have more challenges due to the dynamic nature of today’s organization. This course will teach you about how to face challenges and changes as a manager.

CHEN,Chien-Liang

(陳建良)

LIN, Yo-Long

(林佑龍)

3

Economics

This course is a master's level introductory course on economic theory, and we will survey core issues in micro- and macroeconomics. In this class you will learn fundamental techniques in economic analysis that can be applied to your own original research.

YEH, Ming-Liang

(葉明亮)

WU ,Shu -Ling

(吳淑玲)

3

Marketing for Tourism

This course is designed to provide students basic concepts, systems and strategies underlying marketing processes in tourism industry. After taking this course, students are expected to be able to:

  • Understand and identify the characteristics of tourism industry.

• Critically evaluate each of the generic marketing strategies and apply them in the context of tourism industry.

• Explain the dynamics of consumer behavior in a tourism context.

  • Relate the concepts of branding and positioning to the marketing of destinations.

 Fall Semester 2018

Professor Shih-ying Yang (楊世英)

shihying@ncnu.edu.tw

 

1. Educational Psychology

  • During the semester, students are to learn important issues in educational psychology
  • Students are to learn basic concepts and theories of educational psychology
  • Students are to understand their own characteristics as an educator.
  • Students are to improve in their ability to read professional textbook written in English.
  • Students are to increase in their knowledge of principles of teaching and methods they can use in teaching
  • Students are to master ways of instructions based on principles and knowledge of educational psychology.

2. Seminar on Wisdom and Leadership

Course objectives: During the semester, students are to learn:

  • Correct pronunciation of their own academic writings
  • Important literature of wisdom and leadership and related issues.
  • Academic writing in APA format.
  • Formal 15- to 20-minute conference oral presentation of their studies.

Professor Hsin-Mei Lin

(林欣美)

hmlin@ncnu.edu.tw

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1. Seminars on Organizational Behavior

The course is oriented at informing your future academic and practical inquiry.

Organization theory speaks to research in management, decision- making, strategy, microeconomics, sociology and political science. In addition, the present course differs from others in that it complements the graduate program at MBA and EMBA by promoting the dialogue between Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior and Management.

The first aim of this course is to give students an overview of the scientific literature in Organizational Behavior. We will deal with the historical development of the discipline and the main research topics of OB on the individual and group level.
Doing this, the aim is to read contributions from the different disciplines contributing to OB research and to compare critically different approaches to a topic. At the end of the class, students should have an overview of the field and the different ways OB
questions can be approached.

Secondly, organizations exert a central force in contemporary work and society. From the rise of large, machine- like bureaucracies in the 19th C. to the flat, networked firms of the late 1990s, different assemblages of people and technology have produced a rich ecology of organizational forms – multinationals, religious sects, Internet companies, R&D laboratories, army squads, etc. The academic study of organizations, or “organization theory,” examines these multifarious arrangements and how they influence the life of its members, as well as the markets and societies around them.

2. Organization Behavior and Theory

Business and management scholars have only recently started to incorporate the developments in organizational theories (OT) and organizational behavior (OB) that address agency and change, for instance by considering the role of firms as institutional entrepreneurs (Kostova, Roth and Dacin 2008; Regner and Edman, forthcoming). At the same time, organizational scholars interested in these phenomena have only occasionally used the large and complex organization as a context to explore their ideas, despite the many characteristics that make large and complex organization particularly suitable for such research (e.g. Thornton,
Ocasio & Lounsbury 2012). Since firms operate across borders nowadays, the OB and OT research context make theoretical issues such as institutional complexity, translation, and change particularly salient (see also Roth & Kostova, 2003). We
therefore hope that this course will serve as a forum to identify and discuss the ways in which recent developments in OBs and organizational organizations can inform organization research, and in how, in turn, the organizational context could
be used to develop and challenge OB and OT ideas. We introduce conceptual and empirical papers on different aspects of new
institutionalism and the large and complex organizations, as well as theorired related to OB, and are particularly interested in papers advancing synergies among literatures. For example, they may address the following themes:

  • How can we usefully apply OB and OT concepts and insights to the firms?
  • How does the OB and OT research context challenge institutional explanations? What are the limitations of institutional explanations?
  • How can the OB and OT research context advance theories of firms?
  • What are the qualitative, quantitative or mixed method strategies for capturing institutional phenomena in the OB and OT context?

 

Associate Professor

(許文忠)

wchsu@ncnu.edu.tw

International Business Management

 

Associate Professor

Shih-Min Lo (駱世民)

smlo@ncnu.edu.tw

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1. Co-opetitive Dynamics and Platform Strategy

Today we’re in a networked age. The key to success of a business rely much more on the connection, interaction, and community of multiple-sided participants than ever before. Uber, Airbnb, Alibaba, and WeChat and so on, all of these companies disrupt markets when they are built on platforms with associated network effect. Platforms have transformed the economy over the last decade, but the biggest effects are yet to come.

Traditionally, businesses consider competition as the most essential part in their strategy and daily operation. However, your competitor does not have to fail for you to win and conversely you don't have to fail either. Complements, in addition to substitutes, deserve closer attention in creating a bigger pie that can then be divided up to produce win-win outcomes. The PARTS of co-opetition from the game theoretical lens help examine the relevance of each piece of the framework - players, added value, rules, tactics, and scope.

In the meantime, each firm has a unique market profile and resource endowment. A given pair of firms may not pose an equal degree of threat or opportunity to each other in value generation and appropriation. How firms- actors and responders- may interact with each other could be predicted from a detail look at a series of actions and responses according to their awareness, motivation, and capability. As a result, co-opetitive dynamics becomes indispensable in forming and implementing strategy.

Upon finishing this course, students are expected to be able to get acquainted themselves with new concepts and emerging practices of doing mobile, on-line platform business with co-opetitive strategy. Be willing to take challenges and striving to play the unconventional games!

2. Business News and Analysis

This course aims to facilitate a friendly all-in-English learning environment with an emphasis on exposure to the newly emerging business models and the behaviors of entrepreneurs. Students in any academic backgrounds or grade-year levels, who are interested in learning venturing process, entrepreneurial leadership, and management practices in today’s network economy, are all greatly welcome. A free online collaborative Mindmap tool (Coggle) and two massive open online courses (MOOCs) will be integrated to help students analyze, discuss and orally present business news and cases as a team learner.
Upon finishing this course, students are expected to feel strongly confident about their English learning and presentation skills and knowledge of business and entrepreneurship at the same time.

3. Advanced Strategic Management

This course covers both the foundations and advanced aspects of strategic management and is conducted as an English-taught course. Complemented with lecture videos and quizzes drawn from leading massive open online courses (MOOCs), provided by the renowned professors in the top universities, on Coursera, students will learn how to evaluate environmental changes, assess organizational conditions, and formulate and implement corporate and business strategies to build and sustain competitive advantages. Meanwhile, students who are interested in earning certificates from Coursera can be familiarized with the full process of registration and online learning in a collaborative way under the instructor’s guidance locally. In addition, the pedagogical approach of this course will be Flipped Classroom along with a problem-based learning (PBL) activity design. Upon finishing this course, students are expected to be confident about their English learning skills, ability to earn certificates from MOOCs, and advanced knowledge of strategic management at the same time.

4. Case Studies on Multinational Corporations

Today we’re in a networked age. Globalization is a form of network. In addition to the networks of telecommunication, transport and trade, social interactions, payment and information flows around the world are present anywhere, anytime by connecting everyone.

Traditional multinational corporations (MNCs) enter international markets majorly through the brick-and-mortar investment and operation. However, software-centered, on-line and on-demand services usually expand to the entire globe at virtually zero marginal costs. To scale up fast, faster than your competitors, and to reach a certain scale to be valuable is the key for the start-up company to reach a winner-takes-most position. Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Alibaba, and LinkedIn are some examples of unicorns, valued over US$1 billion. What we’ve learned from giant MNCs before may just have little value in analyzing and directing product-market fit and blitzscaling in today’s mobile connected economy. Building a company, scaling it up and expanding business at speed have no playbook to follow. That is why the case method of learning works best on these new practices, problems and processes for new ventures to survive, be superior, and to sustain. The case method in learning business analysis and management decision-making can be traced back to what Harvard Business School in 1912 designed to teach by senior professors or/and veteran industry executives. Each case would include the industry background, company history, market context, product portfolio, business model, entrepreneurs or executives, and the problems or challenges to overcome. Upon finishing this course, students are expected to be able to get acquainted themselves with new ideas of doing international business and with new ways of building competitive advantages by blitzscaling. Be willing to take challenges and striving to play the unconventional games.

Professor (陳恆佑)

hychen@csie.ncnu.edu.tw

 

  1. Project Study ()
  2. Independent Study
  3. Language Learning and Technology
  4. Music, Brain, Science and Technology
  5. Digital Music Learning and Creation

Professor Gin-Der Wu

(吳俊德)

ginderwu@ncnu.edu.tw

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Digital Systems Design

Digital system design introduces the Hardware Description Language (HDL). The chosen HDL is Verilog. It formally covers the HDL grammar, coding guideline, synthesis guideline. Then we will ask students to design a simple CPU. This topic covers (a) Instruction development, (b) HDL coding and simulation of major blocks such as Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU) and Control Unit (CU), (c) Enhanced CPU design with Pipelining and Forwarding, (d) Integration of whole design. Finally, we will ask students to make some related projects.

 

Associate Professor

(林容杉)

jslin@ncnu.edu.tw

 

Linear System Theory

 

Associate Professor Yinman Lee (李彥文) ymlee@ncnu.edu.tw

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Technical English(I)

Technical English (I) is aimed at equipping our graduate students with the ability to read and write technical English, in order to prepare them for effective communication in the international environment, where class scientific and technical exchanges are predominantly conducted in English. For non-native speakers of English, technical communication requires only simple and straight-forward English, but with the right grammar and structure in order to avoid ambiguity and misinterpretation. Hence, this course is not about learning vocabulary. Instead, the course will focus on teaching students the correct usage of technical English, so as to boost their confidence towards continual practice in the course of their studies and future career.

 

Professor (林繼耀) kylum@ncnu.edu.tw

 

Intelligent Robotics-Principles and Control

 

Associate Professor

Wan-Hsian Chi (齊婉先) whchi@ncnu.edu.tw

 

 

International Interpretations of Chinese Culture

Course Objectives:

  • Critical reading and discussion of recent scholarship on core aspects of Chinese
    civilization.
  • Topics include early Chinese thought, ascendance of Confucianism, Chinese religions, imperial political system, women in Chinese society and culture, influence of Chinese culture on Europe, China’s re-encounter with the West, China’s modernization, Chinese culture and world culture.
  • Comparison with other cultures whenever possible will be made.

 

Professor Ming-Ching Yang (楊明青) mctony@ncnu.edu.tw

 

  • Social Psychology of Leisure
  • COURSE DESCRIPTION: Uses historical, theoretical, and empirical foundations of social psychological constructs relative to social behavior in park, recreation, sport, and tourism settings. Focuses primarily on attitude, social processes, identity, and motivational theories as predicted and observed in leisure-related contexts. Allows students to pursue in-depth analysis of at least one theoretical area of social psychology specific to their focus area. Identifies recent applications of theories.
  • COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the completion of this core course students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the classic social psychological constructs and how they are applied in management of leisure-related contexts; 2. Assess social psychological studies critically by preparing summaries of the theoretical bases, methods, hypotheses, and outcomes; 3. Demonstrate a complete understanding of one body of social psychological knowledge specific to one leisure-related focus area (including the history, various lines of research, and applicability to the student’s proposed line of research) through class moderation.
  • COURSE OVERVIEW: In this course, we will be exploring a variety of theories and constructs which are frequently used to study the broad area of leisure. This is a good opportunity not only to learn from the course materials, but also to share your own understanding and interpretation of the antecedents and outcomes of leisure experiences which may relate to recreation, sport, or some other facet of what people do in their free time.
  • A forum format will be used in this course. Therefore, you will be expected to actively participate in class discussions, complete in-class exercises and fulfill all assignments on time. Assignments must be turned by the specified due date and time in order to receive full credit.

Professor Jen-Son Cheng (鄭健雄) jscheng@ncnu.edu.tw,

 

Assistant Professor

Yu-Chih Huang (黃裕智)

yhuang@g.clemson.edu

 

Leisure Theory

Course objectives:
 

  • To understand the role of the theory in Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality.
  • To understand the various approaches to defining and measuring leisure.
  • To understand the psychological and sociological aspects of leisure.
  • To understand the role of motivation and satisfactions in Leisure.
  • To understand the benefits of leisure.
  • To understand the constraints to leisure involvement.
  • To demonstrate the ability to use the library as a resource.

 

Professor Chien-Liang Chen (陳建良) clchen@ncnu.edu.tw

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Seminar on Econometrics

  • To teach students how to pin down an economic question through an econometric thought
  • To help students understand the tools of econometrics in dealing with empirical data
  • To give the basic ideas of how to find out the causal relationship between variables within data

 

Assistant Professor

Wu, Chien-Hsin (吳健鑫) chienhsinwu@ncnu.edu.tw 

 

Innovation Strategies of Emerging Industries

The rise of emerging industries is often triggered by a series of innovative activities. However, the high degree of uncertainty associated with innovation poses a very high risk to the investors of emerging industries; on the other hand, because the rigidity and inertia of the existing incumbent, it brings the best opportunity for investors in emerging industries to enter the market. Therefore, the rise of emerging industries is a market opportunity and challenge for market incumbents and newcomers. How do newcomers in emerging industries look for market entry points? How to strengthen capabilities to enhance competitiveness? How do the existing incumbents in the market enter emerging industries? What are the challenges? How to overcome? And why are successful companies prone to failures in the face of new innovation challenges? The purpose of this course is to understand the reasons for above problems through the discussion of innovative cases, and to find out the management implications, and then develop effective management tool.

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor Jen-feng Kuo

(郭任峯) jkuo@binghamton.edu

Gender and Society

This course explores crucial subject matters in relation to gender and sex/uality in the contemporary time. With an emphasis on, but not exclusive to, women’s issues, this course begins with Taiwan as our departure point of observation and discusses topics such as gender equality, LGBT subjectivities, sexual liberation, sexual violence, and migration by marriage and/or by labor. Across all the topics, identity, cultural politics as well as social justice will be our primary concerns. We aspire to approach in what ways all the different people in the world today are gendered, how their gendered experiences have impacts on their personal and social lives, what theories there are to study those experiences, and in what ways we can do to better our life.

 

畢爾

bstimson@gmail.com

Dreams and Self-Discovery

 

 

Professor Chang, Chong-Chuo (張眾卓) aaron@ncnu.edu.tw

Financial Management

This course provides students with basic and advanced knowledge in financial management. This course will explain financial statement analysis, financial tools and techniques, which can be used to help firms maximize value by implementing decisions relating to capital budgeting, capital structure, working capital management and dividend policy.

Students can also understand how to finish the related research of corporate finance. Moreover, each student is expected to complete a research paper during the semester. This course will inspire students to create a research idea, bring up a proposal and finish a term paper.