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Program Overview

Program Overview

Preserving traditional forms of Chinese culture while also boasting a democratic political system, free press, and uncensored internet, Taiwan offers fascinating insight into the evolving fields of communications and new media.

At Taiwan’s oldest and most renowned institution for the teaching of journalism and communications, you’ll improve your Mandarin Chinese while deepening your understanding of Taiwanese culture, global communications, and trends in new media.

Study abroad in Taiwan and you will:

  • Have access to an advanced curriculum through the International Master’s Program in International Communication Studies (IMICS)
  • Improve your Chinese language skills through peer language partners and custom classes catering to students with experience ranging from Novice through Advanced
  • Gain professional experience through internships with local media organizations
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Robert B. Bailey Scholarship
  • Robert B. Bailey Scholarship

    The Bailey Scholarship is awarded to students who self-identify as a member of a group that has traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. Award amounts are $1,500 for semester or yearlong programs and $1000 for summer programs, applied toward the awardee’s CIEE program fee.

  • Peter Wollitzer Scholarship for study in Asia
  • Peter Wollitzer Scholarship for study in Asia

    The Wollitzer Scholarship is awarded to students from CIEE Academic Consortium Board Member institutions who are participating in CIEE study abroad programs in Asia. One award is made each semester in the amount of $2,000, and two awards of $500 each are made for summer programs. The awards are applied to the awardee’s CIEE program fee.

  • John E. Bowman Travel Grants
  • John E. Bowman Travel Grants

    The Bowman Travel Grants are awarded to students participating in CIEE study abroad programs in non-traditional locations and are meant to help to defray the costs of travel. All awards are $1,000 and are issued directly to the awardee, after all other program fees have been paid. For students whose school is billed for all fees, the award will be released within four weeks of award notification.

  • CIEE International Study Programs (CIEE-ISP) Scholarships
  • CIEE International Study Programs (CIEE-ISP) Scholarships

    In an effort to make study abroad opportunities available to the widest possible audience, CIEE-ISP Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. $2,000 for semester or yearlong programs and $1,000 for summer programs, applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

  • GAIN
  • GAIN

    CIEE created the Global Access Initiative (GAIN) to help students overcome the major barriers to studying abroad, namely costs and curriculum requirements. GAIN aids in the diversification of study abroad by providing overseas opportunities for students who are economically challenged. The award is $1500 towards an airline ticket with any remaining funds distributed to the student in the form of a check.

  • Kathleen McDermott Scholarship
  • Kathleen McDermott Scholarship

    The McDermott Scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, and who are either a Public Health or Nursing major, and/or are participating in a CIEE Community Public Health study abroad program. Awards range from $1000-$2500, depending on duration of study and financial need, and are applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

Enroll directly at National Chengchi University’s College of Communication, taking advantage of incredible facilities and a comprehensive curriculum:

  • Study advertising theories, digital media creation, modern art appreciation, or public relations strategy in the Department of Communications
  • Take advantage of darkrooms and a digital reporting and editing lab while studying news photography and news media editing
  • Explore broadcast journalism in the Radio and TV Production Center, or get creative in the college’s computer animation studio

Internships

Step out of the classroom and into the professional field. The IMICS internship program offers you real-world experience in leading Taiwanese and international media and communications companies. Past internships have included work at companies such as ICRT, The Taipei Times, The China Post, Central News Agency, Reuters, and Bloomberg.

Cultural Immersion

study abroad in Taiwan

Explore the country, and engage in intercultural exchange:

  • Visit temples, mountains, tea plantations, and museums around northern Taiwan on excursions lead by both CIEE staff and Cultural Ambassadors—local students from NCU
  • Meet with locals and expatriates, including journalists, diplomats, business leaders and educators, to gain a broader perspective on living and working in Taiwan
  • Give back to your host community through volunteer opportunities with many of Taiwan's myriad NPOs and NGOs
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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
Program
Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Fall 2015
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$15,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$14,277
Housing
$1,160
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,500
International Airfare *
$1,675
Local Transportation
$250
Books & Supplies
$150
Visa Fees
$50
Personal expenses
$2,150

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2015
11/01/2014
TBA
TBA
$15,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$14,277
Housing
$1,160
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,500
International Airfare *
$1,675
Local Transportation
$250
Books & Supplies
$150
Visa Fees
$50
Personal expenses
$2,150

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2016
11/01/2015
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2015-2016
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$30,100

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$27,367
Housing
$2,320
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$3,000
International Airfare *
$1,675
Local Transportation
$500
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees
$50
Personal expenses
$4,300
Expenses during break **
$800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** housing during the semester break is included in the program fee, but students need to budget for meals and personal expenses

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • 1 college-level Asian studies course recommended but not required
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit for the semester is 15 semester/22.5 quarter hours and for the academic year, 30 semester/45 quarter hours.

Chinese language courses have 90 contact hours and 6 semester/9 quarter hours. Host university content courses have 45 contact hours and 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

A full course load is four to five courses for the semester, and eight to ten courses for the academic year. Study abroad students with superior level Chinese language skills take five content courses in Chinese or English from the host university curriculum. Students who have completed fewer than eight semesters of previous college-level Mandarin Chinese, or its equivalent, may take one Chinese language course and/or three to five content courses in English. The Chinese language course is required for students with no previous college-level coursework or demonstrated proficiency in the language.

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About the City

About The City

It is often said that some of the most traditional forms of Chinese culture, religious practices, intellectual and cultural values, and creative arts are best preserved on the island of Taiwan. At the same time, Taiwan maintains a thriving civil society, with its democratic political system, free press, and uncensored Internet. Its capital, Taipei, is an international city with some six million residents and superb restaurants, modern hotels, ancient temples, churches, and an active nightlife. Taipei is known for its cuisine, and its popular music, film, and television are widely influential throughout East Asia.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Christie Chang

Dr. Yu-Ling (Christie) Chang, resident director, earned her B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature from National Taiwan University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Hawaii, specializing in second language acquisition, literacy, and pedagogy. She wrote her dissertation on heritage language teaching in Chinese language schools in Hawaii. She has taught undergraduate linguistics courses, as well as English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese as second languages. Before joining CIEE, Dr. Chang held the positions of Principal and Academic Dean at a prominent local Chinese Language School in Hawaii. She has native knowledge of Mandarin and Taiwanese, sensitivity to cultural differences, and an ability to bridge these differences. Dr. Chang also serves as President of Sakyadhita International and is founder of its branch in Taiwan.

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As the first successful democracy among Chinese speaking communities, Taiwan has much to offer to the world. In addition to preserving the essence of traditional Chinese culture, Taiwan is also taking a leading role in the global IT industry. Taiwanese business leaders are located in every corner of the world, and the island itself is developing into a diversified, modern, and global village that embraces various ethnic groups from across the globe. As one of Taiwan’s most prestigious universities, National Chengchi University has produced many outstanding diplomats, journalists, business executives, government officials and scholars, and boasts a comprehensive curriculum from which students choose courses that fit their learning needs. Our Resident Staff is ready to welcome, support, and help maximize your study abroad experience on this beautiful island. Join us and you’ll be happy you did!

— Christie Chang, Resident Director

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April Wang

Program Coordinator

April Wang earned her B.A. in Chinese Literature from National Changhua University of Education and MA in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from National Chengchi University, familiar with Taiwanese and Chinese Culture. She organizes group excursions and activities for students, as well as facilitates daily office operations and individual student travel in Taiwan.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Established in 1927, National Chengchi University (NCCU) is one of Taiwan’s top educational institutions and is renowned for its social sciences and liberal arts colleges. Its business school is highly ranked and double accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, and considered one of the best in Asia. Many of Taiwan’s top government officials are alumni of National Chengchi University. The university enrolls 9,000 undergraduates and is located eight miles from Taipei. Its green and tranquil campus is situated along the banks of a river and at the foot of a scenic mountain, making it an ideal place to study. The surrounding neighborhood, which caters to the local student population, is lined with restaurants and cafés.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

study abroad in Taiwan

Housing is included in the study abroad program fee. As intercultural learning is a signature element of this program, CIEE students have four housing options that include living with local Taiwanese students or a family. The following options are available to all students at the CIEE Study Center in Taipei: on-campus dormitory with three Taiwanese roommates, off-campus International Houses near campus and in Xindian District with one Taiwanese or international roommate, or a local host family. A limited number of students in the Communications, Business, and Political Economy program may also live in an on campus dormitory with one Taiwanese roommate. Students indicate their preferences in their application materials and are notified of their assignments during the pre-departure process, given the limited availability of each housing option. Additional detail about each housing option is provided in the pre-departure reference materials and online orientation.

Housing for academic-year students between the fall and spring semesters is included in the academic-year fee. Academic-year students living with host families may need to switch to other accommodations during the break between semesters.

Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. There are on-campus cafeterias and restaurants, as well as a wide choice of restaurants right outside the main campus gate.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Taipei even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. Meeting with students online, the resident director shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple—to help you understand more about the program, and identify your objectives so that you arrive well-informed and return home having made significant progress towards your goals.

A one-week mandatory orientation conducted on the university campus at the beginning of the program includes a language placement exam; visits in and around Taipei; an in-depth introduction to the city, culture, and academic program; and practical information about living in Taiwan. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop, and can access email at National Chengchi University and many Internet cafés near the University.

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Culture

Culture

Cultural Activities and Field Trips

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During orientation and throughout the semester, several trips are planned to temples, mountains, tea plantations, porcelain workshops, and museums around northern Taiwan. Many field trips include Cultural Ambassadors who participate with you and lead excursions designed to help facilitate both cultural exploration and intercultural exchange between peers.

Special Lectures

You are invited to meet with locals and expatriates, including journalists, diplomats, educators, and business people, to gain a broader perspective on living and working in Taiwan. Past speakers have included educators, NGO leaders, a disc jockey, and, once, the President of Taiwan.

Immersion

Community Involvement

Taiwan boasts a political environment and culture in which non-profit organizations (NPOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) abound, and the city of Taipei is at the heart of this flourishing “civil society.” You are encouraged to volunteer in their community in order to better understand this unique aspect of Taiwan, and to contribute to the communities in which you study.

In the past, students have volunteered at diverse community organizations in the civic sector, including such local organizations as:

  • Tzu-Chi Foundation—devoted to social work, medical construction, educational development, and cultural improvement in Taiwan
  • Eden Social Welfare Foundation—founded to serve people with disabilities and socially marginalized groups, including new immigrants and underprivileged women and children
  • Himalaya Foundation—promotes better accountability, transparency, management, and legal environment for Taiwan’s NPOs
  • Tsuei Ma Ma Foundation for Housing and Community Services—committed to addressing the lack of affordable housing in metropolitan Taipei by providing housing assistance and advocacy for disadvantaged and low income people
  • Vision Youth Action Taiwan—an exchange project between the U.S. and Taiwan to promote short-term community service opportunities for youth, and to promote volunteerism and international exchange
  • Awakening Foundation—founded by a group of professional women in Taipei to promote policy and institutional reform that furthers gender equality, increase participation by women in public affairs, and advocate for women’s rights in areas such as human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination in the workplace

In addition, you may participate on sports teams and in numerous student clubs on campus.

Cultural Ambassadors

Cultural Ambassadors are local students from the University who serve as peer language partners for you, and lend their insightful perspectives on local Taiwanese culture and life. They are an integral and valuable part of the program, and an indispensable part of your experience in Taiwan, often forming friendships that last beyond the program.

Target Language Meals

CIEE plans bi-monthly group meals for you, your language teachers, Cultural Ambassadors, and the resident staff in Taiwan to encourage you to utilize your Chinese in an informal setting. Those attending the optional meals are required to speak only Chinese with their teachers and peers.

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Academics

Academics

Academic Program

Established in 1993, the CIEE Study Center in Taipei provides students the unique opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese language using traditional characters and the latest teaching pedagogies. The Communications, Business, and Political Economy program began in spring, 2012, and is designed to support students interested in taking content courses either in Chinese or English with Taiwanese undergraduate or graduate students at the host university. Superior Chinese language students may take content courses taught in Chinese or English, and beginning, intermediate, and advanced Chinese language students may take a Chinese language course at the appropriate level and/or content courses taught in English.

Academic Culture

Students of any Chinese language ability, including those with no background in Chinese language, directly enroll at the host university and select from more than 40 content courses taught in English from one or more of six colleges and 14 departments, in addition to two graduate programs. Some graduate courses are open to CIEE study abroad students. Students with superior Chinese language skills can also select from hundreds of courses taught in Chinese across nine colleges and 29 departments. Host university content courses are held Monday through Friday, depending on the selected schedule of classes.

The academic culture of the host university varies by department and school. While study abroad students are placed in a designated college and department for registration purposes, students are eligible to enroll in most classes in any college and department. Classroom size can range from 20 to 200 students, depending on the course. Teaching styles and requirements vary from course to course, and syllabi for some courses may not be available prior to enrollment. As such students are expected to be both proactive and diligent in terms of meeting the requirements of each course.

Chinese language courses meet for two hours, three times a week. The language classes are small, and students are encouraged to participate actively. All language courses are taught using the traditional (zhengtizi) Chinese characters and the Hanyu Pinyin Romanization system, which is also commonly used in mainland China, although students have the option to learn the Zhuyin Fuhao (Bopomofo) system as well.

The University calendar consists of first (fall) and second (spring) semesters. Academic-year students attend both terms. Although extracurricular activities and personal travel contribute to the students’ overall experience in Taiwan, attendance in class is paramount. Any extended travel should take place before or after the program, or during holidays.

Nature of Classes

Participants take content courses with matriculated Taiwanese undergraduate or graduate students and other international students. Chinese language courses are for CIEE students only.

Grading System

Most NCCU courses are graded on the basis of a mid-term and final exam, occasionally quizzes, homework, and in-class participation, depending on the instructor. All grades at NCCU are calculated on a percentage basis and converted to U.S. letter grades equivalents. Letter grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, and F are assigned for all courses. Note that University transcripts are not typically released until the following semester.

Internship

Students with permission from the resident director, and home institution advisor prior to the start of the program, may undertake an organizational internship for credit. See the courses section for more detail.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

As students gain competency in Chinese, resident staff encourage them to use their language skills in everyday settings. This fosters a learning community that contributes to both Chinese language proficiency and understanding of Taiwanese society.

CIEE Chinese Language Advisory Committee

The CIEE Chinese Language Advisory Committee (CCLAC) is comprised of specialists in the field of teaching Chinese as a second language and serves to promote the highest standards of education at the CIEE Study Centers in Greater China. Specifically, the committee advises CIEE administrators and language instructors on curriculum issues such as learning goals and objectives, instructional innovations, assessment of proficiency gains, program evaluation, and course articulation.

Language of Instruction

English
Mandarin Chinese

Faculty

Chinese language courses are taught by teaching professionals from the Chinese Language Center at National Chengchi University in coordination with the CIEE resident director, who also serves as an adjunct faculty member and graduate student advisor at the Chinese Language Center. The content courses are taught by Chinese and international faculty from the host university.

Learn more about the CIEE Greater China Initiative for Study Abroad at www.ciee.org/studychina

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Course Description

Course Description

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Chinese Language Courses

Chinese Language—Novice
This course is designed for students with no previous background in the language. It focuses on basic listening and speaking skills, and introduces students to reading and writing in the Chinese language. This course helps students build a firm foundation in Chinese language and develop confidence using Chinese language in authentic situations in Taiwan.

Chinese Language—Beginning
This course is designed for students who have completed two semesters of Chinese. Students strengthen their basic skills in all four areas of Chinese language learning, particularly aural comprehension and speaking skills. This course helps students develop communicative skills and function confidently in everyday situations.

Chinese Language—Intermediate
This course is designed for students who have completed four semesters of Chinese. Students improve their Chinese language proficiency in all four areas through interactive methods that help build communication skills in different speech contexts. Students also further their reading and writing skills through various activities and assignments.

Chinese Language—Advanced
This course is designed for students who have completed six semesters of Chinese. Students further their proficiency in all four skills by learning to use Chinese language in more formal contexts, including professional environments. Newspaper articles, film clips, and other multimedia are used. A public oral presentation and written report, both in Chinese, is required as the final project for this course.

CIEE Elective Courses

These courses require pre-approval from the resident director and home institution advisor prior to the start of the semester.

INDR 3003 CTAI

Directed Independent Research
CIEE supports qualified students who wish to pursue an academically rigorous independent research project while in Taipei. Interested students must submit a research proposal including a clearly defined research topic, explanation of research plans, description of preparation in the planned area of study, list of resources, tentative outline of a final paper, and suggested schedule of progress. Students complete a total of 135 hours of research and meet regularly with an academic advisor to complete an academically rigorous, ethically sound, and culturally appropriate research project and final paper. Approval for participation in Directed Independent Research must be obtained from the resident director and the student’s home institution prior to the start of the semester. In Taipei, students may pursue independent research in anthropology, art history, history, international relations, political economy, politics and religious studies. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

INSH 3001 CTAI

Organizational Internship
Students may choose a company or nongovernmental organization with which to work for the semester. The student, the host internship provider, and the CIEE resident director sign a contract describing the internship, its goals, student responsibilities, and working hours. Students record their experiences in a journal, which is evaluated weekly, and complete a research paper that describes what they have learned during their experience at the organization. Pre-approval must be obtained from the CIEE resident director and the home institution advisor prior to the start of the semester. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

National Chengchi University Courses
NCCU courses vary from semester to semester. Some courses have prerequisites and enrollment caps, and priority enrollment, especially for required and over-enrolled courses, may be given to matriculated students in the department. Course instructors have the final decision regarding who is eligible to enroll. As such, international students need to be flexible in their course choice. Students are encouraged to contact their home institution study abroad advisor for approval prior to enrollment.

University Courses—in English
Below is a list of typical courses taught in English at NCCU. For a complete list of all current undergraduate and graduate level courses taught in English, including course prerequisites and some syllabi, go to http://moltke.cc.nccu.edu.tw/qrycourse/qryEngSub.jsp. Students majoring in communications may be interested in taking coursework in the International Master’s Program in International Communication Studies (IMICS). Students with significant previous coursework in Asian studies may be interested in the International Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IMAS). Undergraduate CIEE students may enroll in a graduate level course in one of these two programs. A sampling of courses to both of these unique graduate-level programs are listed below.

College of Commerce

Department of Accounting

Fundamental Accounting

Department of Business Administration
Calculus
Global Leadership
Human Resource Management
Management
Marketing Management

Department of Finance
Financial Management
Investments

Department of International Business
Economics
Fixed Income Securities: Analytics and Derivatives
Macroeconomics

Department of Management Information Systems
Calculus
Management Science
New Media Technology Applications

Department of Risk Management and Insurance
Risk Management
Department of Statistics
Statistics

College of Foreign Languages

Department of English
Bible and Literature
English Literature: Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
English Literature: The Romantic Period
European Literature
History of English Language
Introduction to Anglo-American Philosophy
Introduction to Psycholinguistics
Introduction to Semantics
Shakespeare
TESOL Practicum
Western Literature: The Middle Ages and the Renaissance

College of International Affairs

Department of Diplomacy
International Law
International Relations

College of Law

Department of Law
International Corporate Governance
International Intellectual Property
International Law Practice

College of Liberal Arts

Department of History
Early American Republic: 1787–1848
World History: World War II and After

College of Social Sciences

Department of Economics
Economics
International Finance
Macroeconomics
Money and Finance

Department of Political Science
Political Science

Department of Public Finance
Public Finance

General Education Courses in Humanities
American Sports History
Art in Taiwan
Multiculturalism and Modern Citizen on Campus

International Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IMAS)
http://www.asiapacific.nccu.edu.tw/main.php
Chinese Philosophy and Religion
The Culture of China’s Minority
Economic Development of Taiwan
Financial System and Financial Reform of Mainland China
International Law and Diplomacy
International Relations of Taiwan
International Status of Mainland China
National Development Policy in the Asia‐Pacific Region
Political Development of Taiwan
Research Methods in China Studies
Social Development of Mainland China
Social Development of Taiwan
Spatial Development of Mainland China

International Master’s Program in International Communication Studies (IMICS)
http://www.imics.nccu.edu.tw
Comparative Media Systems
Cross-Cultural Communication
Development and Culture in a Global Context
Mainland China Communication Studies
Media and Globalization
National Images and International Communication
New Media and Global Networks

University Courses—in Chinese
For a complete list of departments and programs at NCCU, go to http://www.nccu.edu.tw/english/academics/.

College of Commerce

Department of Accounting
Business Valuation and Valuation Standards
International Financial Reporting Standards and Related Implementation of Best Practices
Laws and Regulations of Securities

Department of Business Administration
Business Ethics
Business Policy
Management Science
Modern Japanese Management
Organizational Behavior

Department of Finance
Financial Institution Management
Industry Analysis
Portfolio Managements

Department of International Business
Financial Economics
International Economic and Trade Law
International Financial Management
Senior Research Seminar in International Trade and Investment
Special Topics on International Business Management

Department of Management Information System
E-Commerce Strategy
Management Science
New Media Technology Applications
Production and Marketing Information System
System Analysis and Design

Department of Money and Banking
Financial Business Ethics
Financial Innovation and Computation
Foreign Exchange Operation
Introduction to China Financial Market
Seminar on the Operation of Bank Insurance

Department of Risk Management and Insurance
Financial Holding Company Regulation and Risk Management
Financial Marketing
Risk Management

Department of Statistics
Financial Derivatives
Multivariate Analysis
Time Series Analysis

College of Communication

Department of Advertising
Advertising Theories
Creative Strategy and Planning
Digital Media Creation
Modern Art Appreciation
Public Affairs Reporting and Public Relations Writing
Public Relations Strategy and Planning

Department of Journalism
Communication Psychology
Design and Production of International Communication Internship
News Media Editing- Network News
News Photography
Seminar on Cross-Cultural Communication
Specialized Reporting and Writing Studies of Reportage

Department of Radio and Television
Acoustics
Art and Social Practice
Organizational Communicating
Practicum for Audio/Video Production and Management
Seminar on Basic Television and Film Directing
Seminar on Cinema and Politics
Seminar on Script Adaptation

College of Education

Department of Education
Campus Narratives: From Creative Imagination to Innovative Practice
Performing Arts
Theory and Design of Learning Sciences
Strategic Brand Management

College of Foreign Languages and Literature

Department of Arabic Language and Literature
Human Geography of the Middle East
International Affairs of the Arab Countries
Politics-Economic Relations in the Middle East
Study on the Ethnic Conflict in the Middle East

Department of Korean Language and Culture
Economics and Trade of Korea
Introduction to Korean Literature
Korean Arts and Life

College of International Affairs

Department of Diplomacy
Conflict Management
Diplomatic History of China
International Political Economy
International Relations
International Security
Study of Mainland China

College of Law
Department of Law
Business Mergers and Acquisitions Law
International Intellectual Property
Introduction to Labor Law and Social Welfare Law
Law and Information
Legal Ethics
Public International Law

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Chinese Literature
Buddhism of the Sui and Tang Dynasties
Calligraphy
Classical Canons of the Han Dynasty
The Dream of the Red Chamber
Historical Chinese Phonology
Historical Chinese Script
I-Ching (The Great Changes)
Mandarin and Chinese Grammar
Readings of Selected Modern Chinese Prose
Selected Readings of the Hua-Pen

Department of History
Diplomatic History of Republican China
History of Popular Culture in Modern Taiwan
Special Topics on Archives and History in Republican China
Special Topics on Literati, Local Society, and Country in Imperial China
Special Topics on Modern Art and Modernism

Department of Philosophy
Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom
Ethics
History of Chinese Philosophy: Philosophy of the Song, Ming, and Qing Dynasties
Hsuen Tze’s Philosophy
Metaphysics

College of Science

Department of Computer Science
Contemporary Cryptography
Database Systems
Electronic Circuits
Java Programming
Social Cloud Computing
Social Network and Applications

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Applications of Mathematics Software
Derivatives Markets
Financial Mathematics

Department of Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Human Learning and Cognition
Psychological Testing
Statistics for Psychology and Education
Theory and Technique of Counseling and Psychotherapy

College of Social Sciences

Department of Economics
Economics of Uncertainty and Information
History of Economic Thought
Industrial Economics
International Finance
Study of Chinese Economics

Department of Ethnology
Design and Formation of Museum Exhibition
Ethnography of Taiwan
Indigenous Social Work
Languages of Taiwan Aborigines-Amis
Languages of Taiwan Aborigines-Seediq
Perspective of Ethnology and Anthropology in Taiwan and Japan
World Ethnography

Department of Land Economics
City Transportation Planning
Housing Problems and Policies
Introduction to Land Resources
Introduction to Real Estate
Real Estate Management

Department of Political Science
Comparative Government and Politics
Economic Transition and Social Development in China
Introduction to Political Philosophy
Mainland China Government and Politics
Political Development
Political Public Relations

Department of Public Administration
Conflict Management: Ethics and Negotiation
Globalization
Non-Profit Organization Management
Performance Management
Sociology of Media

Department of Public Finance
Cost Benefit Analysis
Economic Issues of the Indigenous People
Financial Analysis in Green Energy
Theory and Practice of Property Taxation

Department of Sociology
Globalization
Indigenous Social Work
Mapping Taiwan’s Pop-Music as Digital Archive
Sociology of Media
The Studies on Taiwan Society

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