Required Course 

Required Courses

Theory and Practice of Governance 治理理論與實務

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The term “governance” refers to a concept that is widely used in various fields related to public affairs. Distinct from the concept of governing, governance incorporates the roles of other sectors and organizations beyond a government when tackling public problems. In other words, while governance acknowledges the importance of governments, a government is considered to be only one of the actors that influence public policy. As such, government needs to collaborate with other actors during the policy-making process. This course aims to introduce the concept of governance, which in turn is expected to provide a theoretical perspective for students who study the urban development of cities. Several issues related to governance, such as the goals of governance and governance mechanisms, are also discussed.

Research Methodology 研究方法

(2)
This is a required course for master’s students in the International Program of Urban Governance. The goals of this course are to provide students with the essential knowledge needed to conduct scientific research, to review the advantages and disadvantages of different research methods, and to prepare students with the skills to develop a master thesis proposal in the field of urban governance, which is a partial requirement for graduation from the program. To achieve these goals, the instructor will provide lectures and the students are expected to complete class assignments and actively participate during in-class discussions. At the end of the semester, each student will apply the knowledge and skills learned from the course to develop their own research proposal.

Quantitative Data Analysis 量化資料分析

(2)
This course is designed to teach students about the concepts and practice of quantitative data analysis. It covers a broad range of topics from probability and distribution theory to multivariable regression analysis.

Independent Study I 獨立研究(一)

(2)
This course is devoted to IPUG students’ thesis research. Students have to discuss and set the specific objectives for the course with their supervisors at the beginning of each semester. The supervisors will evaluate the students’ performance ba<x>sed on those objectives at the end of each semester.

Independent Study II 獨立研究(二)

(2)
This course is devoted to IPUG students’ thesis research. Students have to discuss and set the specific objectives for the course with their supervisors at the beginning of each semester. The supervisors will evaluate the students’ performance ba<x>sed on those objectives at the end of each semester.

Chinese 1 中文(一)

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The course Chinese 1 is compulsory to the students who enroll after the academic year 2020( 2020 September). The purpose of this course is to develop students’ basic Chinese language skills that can be used in daily life in Taiwan. The instructor will include speech, class activities, and practices to provide students various ways of learning.

Chinese 2 中文(二)

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The course Chinese 2 is compulsory to the students who enroll after the academic year 2020( 2020 September). This course aims to develop students’ language skills in Chinese, while at the same time, focusing on the central need of daily life. Each week, we will have a topic to learn, discuss, and practice. It also aims to equip students with Chinese language skills needed to perform communicative skills at different contexts.
Curriculum
- Degree Requirements
- Required Courses
- Elective Courses
- Thesis Related Forms