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Undergraduate Core Courses

T0176 Futures Studies in Environment (2/0) (0/2)
The central focus of this course is on the construction of a balanced personal value structure for both the environment and economy. The following topics are discussed: multi objective concepts, rationality, implications of the environmental crises, personal value adjustment and the environment and the importance of morality.

T1178 Future Studies in Economics (2/0) (0/2)
The purpose of this course is to help students in creating economic alternatives, and to assist them in rethinking and then shaping the future.

T1179 Futures Studies in Societyology (2/0) (0/2)
This course aims at different ways of looking into the futures of society. Establishing more sociologically and future-oriented attitudes would be useful for social scientists in search of an epistemological basis for forecasting.

T1180 Futures Studies in Technology (2/0) (0/2)
This course is divided into three parts: 1. The Automation of Future. 2. City of the Future. 3. An Introduction to information technology.

T1208 Futures Studies in Politics (2/0) (0/2)
This course focuses first on the definition, principles, characteristics and the framework of futures studies in politics; second, on providing students with a brief history and development of human society. It also analyzes the causes and results of political cultures, political behaviors, political participation and political negotiation.

T2052 Multiculturalism and Global Society (2/0)
The purpose of this course is to explore and examine the political, economical, and social impact of the emerging multiculturalism and globalization. We emphasize that the new cultural empire, in particular American value and lifestyles, gradually influences on the worldwide society, even on Taiwan.

T2158 Introduction to the Study of Futures Theories(2/0)
The Goals are 1.Understanding of theories,methods and issues Studies2. Detailed understanding of one thematic area in Futures Futures(for example, the futures of information technologies, the futures of genetics, or the futures of East Asia) 3. Detailed understanding of one's own preferred professional future and the futures of professions generally.

T2159 Health, Leisure, and the Future(0/2)
The focus of this course will be on mountain sports in Taiwan as well as the world. This course will introduce the historical and cultural dimensions of mountaineering, and consider issues such as colonialism, aboriginal policy and identity, gender construction, feminist theory, environmental issues, technology, consumerism, and the effects of military mobilization and national identity upon social forms of leisure.

T2160 Technological Society and Sustaining Development(2/0)
This course concentrates on the development of technological society and issues of technological society can be extended to risk society, power structure and sustaining development. The exploration will give a new reflexion in challenging high technological development.

T2161 Vision and Creative Thinking(0/2)
This course is for students to project personal and collective futures through nontraditional thinking methods. Very often we see discussion of vision is mainly on personal career planning, this course is aimed to enhance students' responsibility for the bigger futures. The integration of self interest and public interest is a critical challenge for every member of society. Through creative ways of thinking, students are urged to positively pursue the best future, which is the created one.

T2162 The Knowledge-Based Economy and Society(2/0)
Information exchange processes provide a mechanism of social coordination in addition to economic exchange relations and political and managerial control. Knowledge-based innovation systems thus provide us with a system of social coordination in terms of communication that is potentially coded differently in scientific and market domains.

T2163 Global Futures(0/2)
The debate about globalization has been going on in a variety of different fields of intellectual work for some time. As such a global framework emerges, an increasing number of academic discussions are moved around the global futures—the framework of cooperation among corporations, governments, and advocacy groups to resolve conflict and create opportunity. In this course diverse issues regarding the global future will be discussed.

T2164 Leadership and Vision(0/2)
The main purpose is to identify the essential competencies for the new knowledge-based economy, mainly from the global perspectives of social change, globalization, citizen participation and knowledge management. Both the two knowledge management assessment tools clearly indicate that school leadership is indeed a key element in the knowledge management of a school.

T2165 Prediction and Trend Analysis(2/0)
The purpose of this course is to explore some of many methods in which future studies usually employ to predict, analyze, and explain the social fact and in particular, oncoming consequences and future impacts. We will illustrate some classic social issues and impacts, such as: population trend, economic cycles, causal relation and correlation, prediction and time trend analysis.

T2187 Futures Studies and The Trends of Sport Culture(2/0)
Sport is not only a human physical activity, but has various implications in economic development, intersocietal competition, and global trend. Sport culture in one society reveals its conventional rituals and spirits. Introducing the framework of Futures Studies to explore every aspect of sport culture is aimed to develop a solid understanding on this one of the most important activities of human beings.

T2188 Popular Science and Technology(2/0)
We believe that all technologies are to serve human.
Through a circumspect selection of characteristic science fiction movies, together with the explanations and analyses of certain new and emerging technologies, this subject will be able to achieve its objectives. To change students' indifference towards science and technology. To deliver the knowledge of the latest science and technology. To guide students to think deeply about technology related topics from a humanist angle.

T2189 Classic Readings of Futures Studies(2/0)
The course design is to combine basic concepts of futures thinking with the perusal of literature to get into deeper level of thought, application and to cultivate the interest to pursue integrated knowledge of futures.

T2190 The Futures of the Coming Cybernated World (0/2)
The development of a cyber-world creates the new cohesive field in the modern society. By means of the exploration in diverse dimensions of network society, the course will analyze the dynamic penetration and influence between network system and human social life. In addition, this course hopes to help students to deeply explore multiple impacts in future society.

T0231 Conflict Society and Peace Visions(0/2)
This course examines the nature, meanings and dimensions of conflict and violence in Taiwan and Asia-Pacific countries. The impacts of the economic and political globalization on peace and security are also discussed, including the military-industrial complex and budgets, the poverty and new working-poor class, the new migrants and foreign brides, the environmental crises, and the contradiction of human rights. Finally, we provide alternative means of dealing with threats to peace are examined at community, national and international levels.

T0232 Globalization and Human Resource Development(2/0)
This course will focus on elaborating how globalization affects human resource development. Human resource development includes the issues of training and development within the organization. Upon globalization, human resource development practitioners need to design and conduct more intercultural training programs for expatriates and other employees who might have aspiration toward overseas assignments.



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