本學期英文課程介紹English Course Information
1. INTRODUCTION(MING-JU CHEN/DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
2.SOIL CHARACTERISTICS, POLLUTION AND REMEDIATION TECHNIQUES IN TAIWAN(ZUENG-SANG CHEN/DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY)
3.VEGETATION ECOLOGY AND DIVERSITY OF TAIWAN (KUO-FANG CHUNG/SCHOOL OF FOREST AND RESOURCE CONSERVATION)
4.FRUIT PRODUCTION IN TAIWAN(KUO-TAN LI/DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE)
5.CONTROL TECHNIQUES OF IMPORTANT DISEASES OF FRUIT TREES IN TAIWAN(TING-HSUAN HUNG/DEPARTMENT OF PLANT PATHOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY)
6.CROP BREEDING IN TAIWAN(YANN-RONG LIN/DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY)
7.TAIWAN FLORAL INDUSTRY AND POSTHARVEST TECHNIQUES (JEN-CHIH CHEN/INSTITUTE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY)
8.STATUS QUO OF PEST CONTROL IN TAIWANESE AGRICULTURE (HOW-JING LEE/DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY)
9.INTRODUCTION OF DOMESTIC LIVESTOCK IN TAIWAN (YU-TEN JU/DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
10.ANIMAL DISEASE PROTECTION AND QUARANTINE IN TAIWAN(CHIN-CHENG CHOU/SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE)
11.APPLICATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY ON MODERN AGRICULTURE (MEN-CHI CHANG/DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY)
12.AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND FUNCTIONAL FOODS IN TAIWAN(YI-CHEN LO/INSTITUTE OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
13.ADVANCED BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND REPRODUCTION(LI-YING SUNG/INSTITUTE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY)
14.INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING IN TAIWAN (MING-CHE HU/DEPARTMENT OF BIOENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING)
15.AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION IN TAIWAN(SUMING CHEN,CHUNG-KEE YEH/DEPARTMENT OF BIO-INDUSTRIAL MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING)
16.AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND COMMUNICATION IN TAIWAN (HSUI-PING YUEH/DEPARTMENT OF BIO-INDUSTRY COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT)
17.AGRICULTURAL TRADE LIBERALIZATION AND THE RESPONDING STRATEGY(RHUNG-JIEH WOO/DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS)
課程介紹Course Description：The course is conducted in English
In this course we look closely at several Taiwanese films over the past two decades, and through them we intend to understand what prominent phenomena and changes have been taking place in Taiwan’s social culture. Some of the films speak to the current socio-political conditions on this island; some reflect an emerging cultural trend; some indicate social problems; yet some propose alternative approaches to history. In any case, those films present themselves as various attempts to make conversations with the world that we call Taiwan and live in. It is in this thread of thought that we learn to establish a connection between Taiwanese films and Taiwanese social trends/events through this course.
Through this course we expect to understand the social development vis-a-vis cinema in Taiwan. We look closely at the emergence of Taiwan New Cinema in the 1980s as well as the socio-political and -cultural contexts in which it emerged. This course moves on to discuss various subject matters and social trends in Taiwan from the 1990s on; we also look at the films produced in Taiwan in relation to those matters and trends.
This course is part of the popular “Exploring Taiwan” series offered at NTU since 2012. At once a history and a museology class, the course analyzes a variety of museums in Taiwan and their constructed narratives with critical readings in museum studies. The museums featured range from archaeology to contemporary art, from natural history to ethnography, and from concrete artifacts to intangible cultural heritage and digitized material. All focus on different aspects of Taiwan’s history and culture and are conveniently located in the greater Taipei area for visitations.
Readings will be mostly in English and occasionally in Chinese. International students can partner with local students to complete readings. We will focus on one museum each week and read its official publications, independent historical and museological research on its subject, and studies on comparative museums abroad. Each class will consist of a 2-hour lecture by the instructor, followed by a 1-hour group discussion on key readings or video clips. There will be 2 fieldtrips to local museums and 2 guest lectures by museum professionals or museum studies scholars.
In the history of Taiwanese film, a variety of genres appear, including chivalric films, independent films, and New Wave cinema. In the local film industry’s period of revival following the box-office success of Wei Te-Sheng’s Cape No. 7, a new genre, queer film, emerged, which questions and problematizes traditions and norms. Referring to discourses and practices that focus on challenging normative constructions, queer art, and particularly literature, is a force that consistently resists all kinds of hegemony within Taiwanese culture. Emerging digital and science-fiction discourses further enrich the possibilities for queer literature and film. This course focuses on significant queer literature and film from the past decade, fashioning dialogues between the two.
This course aims to prepare students for subsequent study in the field of Taiwanese queer films and related critical theories. The materials include selected queer films, texts, and theories that work on the social issues with Taiwanese contexts. By examining selected Taiwanese queer films and critical discourses with both Taiwanese and European-American contexts, the course helps students to rethink the cultural, artistic, and social issues embedded in the selected materials. Students are expected to improve their critical skills and aesthetical connoisseurship while learning the beauty of the island.
This course is especially offered for international students and open partially to local students of 'Taiwan Study Program'， as one of the 'Exploring Taiwan' course series taught in English at NTU. Delivered by four course instructors it focuses on four themes: (1) History and social change in Taiwan， (2) Religious and folk culture in Taiwan， (3) Population and gender issues in Taiwan and (4) Cinema of Taiwan.
Through in-class lecture， video screening and field trips， students will go through a succinct yet thorough introduction of how the Island of Formosa becomes modern Taiwan， and look into some traditional beliefs， customs and local lives in Taiwan. They will also be led to appreciate films produced in different period and explore how various issues or events are presented in those films， as well as study Taiwan's demographic transition， marriage transformation and stalled gender relationship.
The course will
(1) Help international students gain a better understanding of Taiwan and equip them with basic knowledge to take advanced course of related subjects taught in Chinese.
(2) Lead local students to reassess their understanding of local history and culture and compare it with view of students from foreign countries.
This course brings in instructors who are best in their fields of research, and includes topics related to atmospheric science, environment science, physical and social geography in Taiwan. It will give students a good background in this wide range of disciplines, instilling a greater understanding of Taiwan and enabling them to take advanced courses taught in Chinese, or partake in research in future. Besides the lectures, students could also learn deeply through the 3 various filed trip to NTU Herbarium and Zoological Museums, Evergreen Maritime Museum, and Guandu Nature Park .
To face the needs of international students at NTU, the College of Bio-Resource and Agriculture helps to build an international studies course " Exploring Taiwan － Natural Environment and Resources " as one of the courses to be taught in English at NTU. It will give international students a good background in this wide range of disciplines, instilling a greater understanding of Taiwan and enabling them to take advanced courses taught in Chinese, or partake in research in future.