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授 業 科 目
Academic Foundations Ⅰ*
Academic Foundations Ⅱ*
Academic Foundations: Study Abroad *
English for Academic Purposes Ⅰ
English for Academic Purposes Ⅱ*
English for Academic Purposes: Study Abroad **
Cross-cultural Understanding
Academic Writing 
International Fieldwork  Ⅰ
International Fieldwork Ⅱ
Precalculus 
Statistics Ⅰ
Statistics Ⅱ
Programming
Qualititative Research Methods
Seminar Ⅰ
Seminar Ⅱ
Seminar Ⅲ
Seminar Ⅳ
Capstone

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授 業 科 目 授業 概要
Academic Foundations Ⅰ* Academic Foundations I is the first semester of a two-semester course designed to develop students' knowledge, skills and strategies needed for their active and effective participation in English-medium academic courses, and to develop students' general skills and strategies for effective independent learning by focusing on improving listening and reading skills, increasing understanding and use of vocabulary and grammar, and developing academic writing and communication skills.
Academic Foundations Ⅱ* Academic Foundations II is the second semester of a two-semester course designed to develop students' knowledge, skills and strategies needed for their active and effective participation in English-medium academic courses, and to develop students' general skills and strategies for effective independent. This course further develops the knowledge, skills and strategies introduced in Academic Foundations l.
Academic Foundations: Study Abroad *  
English for Academic Purposes Ⅰ English for Academic Purposes I is the first semester course of a two-semester course designed to prepare students with the English skills required for participation in study abroad in semester 3. This course develops academic writing, vocabulary, and grammar skills as well as provide students with strategies to better manage their time and deal with the demands of western-style university level English-medium courses.
English for Academic Purposes Ⅱ* English for Academic Purposes II is the second semester course of a two-semester course designed to prepare students with the English skills required for participation in study abroad in semester 3. This course further develops the skills (academic writing, vocabulary, and grammar), and strategies (time and stress management) introduced in English for Academic Purposes I.
English for Academic Purposes: Study Abroad **  
Cross-cultural Understanding This course aims to prepare students for possible cross-cultural situations they may encounter while studying abroad and beyond. Students analyze case studies of cultural and language misunderstandings based on cultural theories learned in class. In addition, role-plays are used to simulate situations that students may experience while studying abroad and to aid students in developing strategies to deal with misunderstandings.
Academic Writing  This course aims at developing basic writing skills required in English-medium university classes. The purpose of this course is to enable students to think critically from various perspectives, formulate ideas and accurately express their ideas through writing. At the end of the class, students select a topic and complete a paper on that topic.
International Fieldwork  Ⅰ This course offers pre-departure study sessions for two weeks intensive fieldwork at Asian countries (Malaysia or Taiwan). Firstly, students will acquire basic knowledge of the country from the viewpoints of history, economy, political system and society today by focusing on issues and trends. Secondly, the student will form the small group and prepare the research proposal.
International Fieldwork Ⅱ Based on the pre-departure study sessions in International Fieldwork I, the student will attend two weeks intensive study abroad program during spring semester break. During the period, local experts in the field of history, economy, politics, international relations and social issues will provide lectures. Students will have several discussion sessions with local students. All students are requested to present research output to local experts. 
Precalculus   
Statistics Ⅰ The internet enables worldwide connection to a variety of economic and social data. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of statistics to prepare students for scientific research that requires the collection and analysis of data. The course includes both descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. It covers frequency distributions of empirical data, calculations of descriptive statistics, probability distributions, regression analysis, hypothesis testing and statistical inference. It also includes many hands-on learning activities using a spreadsheet (or other software and language) to summarize and manipulate data. Throughout the course, the students are expected to actively participate in the class discussions. By the conclusion of the course, students will be able to communicate accurately and effectively about data results and interpretation.
Statistics Ⅱ The internet enables worldwide connection to a variety of economic and social data. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of statistics to prepare students for scientific research that requires the collection and analysis of data. The course includes both descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. It covers frequency distributions of empirical data, calculations of descriptive statistics, probability distributions, regression analysis, hypothesis testing and statistical inference. It also includes many hands-on learning activities using a spreadsheet (or other software and language) to summarize and manipulate data. Throughout the course, the students are expected to actively participate in the class discussions. By the conclusion of the course, students will be able to communicate accurately and effectively about data results and interpretation.
Programming  
Qualititative Research Methods This course aims at analyzing the complex relationship among democracy, equality, and difference, through reading books and/or essays about contemporary democratic theory and political philosophy that argue about politics of identity, politics of difference, public sphere, citizenship, multiculturalism, and so on. Students also need to decide on the subject of their research paper for Capstone project in democratic theory today.
Seminar Ⅰ Seminar I: Why does the ‘West’ rule for now? (1) The aim of the seminar is questioning assumptions in modern history. People have unconsciously (or consciously) adopted the ‘West’-centric perspective of the world since the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century, which has been demonstrated in various ways from political, economic and social systems to cultural aspects including what is called ‘(English) Linguistic Imperialism’. This seminar discusses a problematic nature of this ‘Western’ (or Euro-American) centricity of common perspective. 
We shall explore how the 'West' ruled the modern world and why the 'West' rules the world for now. We must look for answers in history and learn what history reveals about the future.
  Seminar I: Theories in Sociology This seminar introduces students to various theoretical approaches in studying contemporary culture and society. It also provides a survey of classical and contemporary sociological theories, which aims to engage students in critical thinking and develop in them the necessary analytical skills and tools in understanding social phenomena that relates to gender, race, ethnicity, and social and class inequalities. Selected readings from classical and contemporary thinkers as well as essays that illustrate application of these theories will be given. This seminar will also familiarize students with sociological research methods to aid them in carrying out research for their capstone project. At the end of this seminar, students will be able to gain a grasp of social theories that will aid them to better comprehend social problems as well as socio-cultural events and further in them a deeper appreciation of sociological inquiry.
  Seminar I: Philosophy and Globalization Globalization refers to fundamental changes in the way we experience time and space both as individuals and social groups. This change in human experience weakens the traditional importance of local, national divisions in many areas of human activity. Our leading question will then be: what are the ethical and political consequences of these changes?  We will develop an understanding of moral life as a historically evolving ‘ethical project’, and then extend this understanding to recent issues in global ethics and politics.
  Seminar I: Social Policy for Development This course is designed for students with an interest in social policy issues in developing nations. The course examines the role of policy-makers including governments, international and non-governmental organizations in the construction and implementation of social services such as education, urban development, health and social work.  The course places emphasis on the evolution of social policy as a central concern in development in the continuing struggle to promote human well-being. 
  Seminar I: Democracy and modern society This course aims at developing students’ capability to understand and interpret texts in political theory and democracy. The word “democracy” is used both in political studies and sociology, and the usage of this term tends to be arbitrarily. Therefore, through reading some basic texts in democracy and modern society, students will learn and beware how we often call many things that are not democracy “democracy”.
  Seminar I: Globalization and the Environment-1 This seminar aims to introduce students the introductory research design in political science and particularly in the field of Globalization and the Environment.  Focusing on the global environmental politics, the seminar will help the students to find their specific topic, developing a question, reviewing the literature, and designing a research proposal. The seminar will have selected readings to explore the relationship between globalization and the environment. 
  Seminar I: Methods of International Relations Students will learn how to find a research topic, how to design a research plan, and how to conduct a research activity in an academically rigorous way in the field of international relations. Topics would be as follows: Research Methods in IR, Research Questions and Design, Research Ethics, Writing a Literature Review, Qualitative Methods in IR, Quantitative Methods in IR, Mixed Methods in IR, Case Study in IR, Field Research in IR, Writing up Your Research.
  Seminar I: Research Design in Comparative Politics and International Relations The course is intended to introduce students to fundamental issues in the design of research in international relations & comparative political science and, therefore, to assist students in the development of their own research generally and more particularly in the preparation of their research design essays to foster their research skills.
  Seminar I: Introduction to Python Language This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the role programming can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will use the Python programming language. 
  Seminar I: Economic Growth and Development: Theory and Practice  The process of economic growth and the sources of differences in economic performance across nations are some of the most exciting, and important areas in social science. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to these major questions and to the theoretical tools necessary for studying them. This course tries to provide an explicit discussion of the broad empirical patterns and historical processes underlying the current state of the world economy. This course pays particular attention Asian region. 
  Seminar I: Strategic Analysis and Management Science The overarching goal of the seminar is to allow students to develop an understanding of how management science tools can be used to address challenges faced by organizations. To do this, students will first be required to focus on an organization of their choice. Next, the course will introduce the tools necessary in helping analyze the internal and external environment of the organization. The culminating requirement is a report that includes the analysis of an organization and identification of a realistic challenge that can be addressed using management science tools.
  Seminar I: Topics in Business and Finance 1 Seminar I is the beginning of students' exploration of a specialized discipline more deeply under the supervision of one instructor. This seminar course is intended for students who are interested in the fields of business, specifically focusing on general business and finance. The course will first introduce students to understand business operations, think about business issues, formulate their own research agenda, and eventually explore solutions to the problems of interest. The seminar will especially place emphasis on general business, entrepreneurship, corporate finance, and financial markets. Students will be given hand-on cases for analysis in the preceding areas. Throughout analyzing case studies, research methodology for conducting business research is introduced.
  Seminar I: Leadership Theory and Practice This Seminar I course will provide an overview of contemporary leadership theories. An analysis of skills essential for effective leadership will be discussed and students will explore concepts of leadership assessment. Students will begin to identify and reflect on their personal leadership values, as influenced by theory and personal experience.
Seminar Ⅱ Seminar II: Why does the ‘West’ rule for now? (2) This course shall examine a problematic nature of the ‘West’-centric perspective in modern world history. This is an independent course given in the fall term; it is a continuation of ‘Seminar I: Modern World History - Why does the “West” rule for now? (1)’. As seminars I and II are structurally designed, I would recommend you to take Seminar I before registering this course. 
  Seminar II: Gender in Contemporary Society The concept of gender is essential in understanding social processes as it is interconnected with various issues regarding race, ethnicity, class and status, power, language, poverty, among many others. In this seminar, students will be introduced to several theories on gender, as well as selected case studies that illustrate the application of theories of gender in analyzing and problematizing the most pressing issues in contemporary times. This seminar will also emphasize the crucial role gender plays in a person's life and his/her role in the world, hence highlighting the significance of gender as a tool in further understanding various social processes and phenomena. 
  Seminar II: Knowledge and Democracy This seminar examines recent attempts to provide an epistemic defense of democracy. We begin by considering Plato’s knowledge argument against democratic rule and then turn to recent responses that argue for the superiority of collective decision-making in solving problems of public concern. We conclude by examining several new challenges to this defense including the problem of propaganda and epistemic injustice.
  Seminar II: Education and NGOs According to Principal Seven of the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child, “even child is entitled to receive an education, which is free and compulsory, at least in the elementary stages.” Unfortunately, for a variety of social, economic or political reasons, the adequate and appropriate provision of public education is lacking in many national contexts.  This course examines the role of NGOs in providing educational services in contexts where governments fail to do so.  The course takes a practical approach examining specific education NGO cases in Africa, Central America, Nepal and other national contexts. 
  Seminar II: Contemporary democratic theory This course aims at grasping and understanding much more contemporary democratic theory. Students will read many materials about democracy today, including participatory democracy, deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and so on. In parallel, students also learn how to find their own questions to answer and/or themes to argue. At the end of this course, students need to complete and submit their essays about democracy.
  Seminar II:  Globalization and the Environment-2 This seminar aims to provide students an understanding about the research methods in political science.  Focusing on globalization and the global environmental politics, the seminar will help the students to develop their research proposal. The seminar will have selected readings related to various research approach in the global environmental politics which will help them to select their own research method.
  Seminar II: Contemporary Japan: Social Issues and Policy Agenda This course focuses on the analysis of social issues and policy agenda in contemporary Japan. Students are expected read and present an assigned essay on those issues as history issues, the US bases in Okinawa, Abe Diplomacy, and various topics on the Japanese society today. In principle, two class sessions will be held for one topic, the first session primarily engaging in presentations of the assigned readings and the second one being mainly a discussion session on the topic. After the first session of each topic, students are expected to upload their respective questions on the topic to the forum section set up in the portal site.
  Seminar II: Empirical research methods in International Relations The course is intended to introduce the concept of game-theory and decision in international relations. You will be able to understand the logic of formal theory in The IR literature. Further it enables you to write your own research project and help you with making practical decisions regarding the research design and the case selection. 
  Seminar II: Introduction to an Agend-based Modeling The development of fast computing has enabled us to revolutionize the way we work on complex problems.   This course provides an introduction to one of the primary methodologies for research in complex system, i.e., agent-based modeling (ABM). This course enables you to understand why agent-based modeling is a powerful new way to understand complex systems.
  Seminar II:  Economic Growth and Development: Empirical Investigations The main purpose of this course is to establish the academics foundations for conducting basic empirical analysis of the effect of economic growth. Firstly, student will learn the methods to interpret the empirical analysis of the literatures. Secondly, students will conduct similar empirical analysis by using econometric software such as Eviews. In the end of Seminar II, students are requested to submit  junior paper with special reference to economic growth in Asian countries. 
  Seminar II: Modeling and Decision Analysis The objective of the seminar is to enable students to develop and improve the modeling skills necessary to build and analyze models in a business setting. Forecasting and decision analysis tools will be emphasized to address specific challenges within an organization of choice. This will be followed by approaches that can be utilized to conduct meaningful sensitivity analyses. 
  Seminar II: Topics in Business and Finance 2 Building on the basis of theoretical and practical approaches in Seminar I, Seminar II continue to focus on a more in-depth study in the business areas, such as general business, entrepreneurship, and finance. Students will be exposed to the environment of simulations and case studies. In addition, this seminar will acquaint students with research questions, formulate research agenda, and seek for methods to solve the problems of interest. A high level of classroom engagement is therefore required.
  Seminar II: Leadership for Social and Global Change: Models and Research This Seminar II course will provide an introduction to thought leaders, current leadership literature, as well as an overview of qualitative case study research. An analysis of skills essential for effective leadership will be conducted. Research methods via case studies will include an application of leadership case studies to societal change. Students will formulate their capstone research question and begin the literature review.
Seminar Ⅲ Seminar III: Writing History for the Capstone Project Seminars I, II and III follow a step-by-step process towards the Capstone project. Based on studies in seminars I and II, Seminar III is to let students prepare for the capstone project. You shall learn the basic methodology of historical science (such as choosing research topics, collecting historical sources and making research notes) and how to design a research plan for FILA’s Capstone project. You are asked to write a short analytical essay on the Capstone project before the end of the term.
  Seminar III: Issues on Ethnicity and Race Undoubtedly two of the most significant issues in this globalized world, ethnicity and race are concepts that have been problematized, theorized, understood, and misunderstood throughout the years. This seminar aims to look at several pressing global social problems from the lenses of ethnicity and race. Case studies from the Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Australasia, and Africa will be examined in order to further comprehend how social interactions are fuelled by existing and established norms based on perceptions of the Other, which are intrinsically centred on ethnic and racial beliefs and perceptions. This seminar enables students to appreciate the cultural diversity present in society and the world, and encourage students to critically examine various issues in the context of sameness and difference.
  Seminar III: Pragmatism and Political Philosophy The Pragmatist philosophical tradition places special emphasis on clarifying theories, concepts and hypotheses by establishing their connections to human practice and experience. We will wonder how this perspective on the theory-practice relationship contributes to our understanding of the role of theory in political life. We will survey the contributions made by the ‘classical’ Pragmatism of C.S. Peirce, William James and John Dewey to political philosophy and consider recent extensions of their ideas to the study of social justice and democracy. 
  Seminar III: Non-governmental Organizations and Development The growth and prominence of NGOs in the development field has grown exponentially since the 1980s. This course considers the efficacy of NGOs as high profile civil society actors providing services to vulnerable populations and as policy advocates. It traces the historical development of NGOs and provides specific case studies of NGO field work in a variety of developing contexts. The course is suitable for students who want to understand the essential role of NGOs as social service providers in developing countries.  
  Seminar III: Democracy, equality and difference This course aims at analyzing the complex relationship among democracy, equality, and difference, through reading books and/or essays about contemporary democratic theory and political philosophy that argue about politics of identity, politics of difference, public sphere, citizenship, multiculturalism, and so on. Students also need to decide on the subject of their research paper for Capstone project in democratic theory today.
  Seminar III: Globalization and the Environment-3 This seminar aims to provide students an in-depth understanding about qualitative research methods particularly the case study as a research method in political science.  The seminar will have selected readings related to the global environmental politics, particularly it will be focused how the environment is related to the global political economy? The student will finalize the research proposal and a literature review by the end of the seminar.
  Seminar III: Advanced research methods and thesis development in International Relations The course enables you to develop your own empirical research project and critically discuss epistomological assumptions, issues of causality and standards for judging empirical research in International Relations. The course should put you in a strong position to constructively critique research from a methodological point of view and design methodologically strong empirical research projects yourself.
  Seminar III: Building a sample agent-based model The course aims to provide hands-on training on designing and building a simple agent-based model so that students can experience how a complex behavior at macro level can emerge from simple behaviors at individual levels through their interactions.
  Seminar III:  Economic Growth and Development: Research Design and Thesis Development The course introduces students to prepare a research proposal in the field of economic growth and development. Students will cover the following elements. (1) state the research problem based on the literature review. (2) provide the context and set the stage for research question in such a way as to show its necessity and importance. (3) present the rationale of proposed study and clearly indicate why it is worth doing. (4) State your hypothesis. (5) Set the delimitation or boundaries of your proposed research to provide a clear focus.
  Seminar III: Project Management The goal of the seminar is to impress upon the students how to successfully initiate, plan, execute and control projects. Special emphasis will be given to cost and time management. Students will be expected to demonstrate the competency of the theory and tools introduced either by utilizing them to address challenges identified within a case study or their capstone project.
  Seminar III: Advanced Topics in Business and Finance In Seminar III, students will be provided a range of examples of research methodologies that were introduced in Seminar II and the actual application of these to case studies. Students are expected to present the planned content and outline of their capstone project before the end of Seminar III.
The topics covered in this seminar center on, but are not limited to, the following areas:
 
  1. Corporate finance – goals of financial management, approaches, theories, and practices;
  2. Corporate social responsibility - motivation, CSR theories, CSR programs, and measurement of social performance;
  3. The relationship between corporate performance and social performance.
  4. Other related business problems.
  Seminar III: Global Leadership: Integration of Theory and Application This Seminar III course will provide an introduction to thought leaders and social change, as well as global and local leadership case studies. Students will explore concepts of leadership for social and global change leading to a healthy world. Case studies will lead to an analysis of leadership towards solving social problems and creating solutions. Students will complete their capstone research literature review and data collection.
Seminar Ⅳ    
Capstone