Asia contains some of the largest economies with a majority of new industrialized countries. There are new areas of demand calling for a more inclusive and innovative perspective beyond conventional theories, rationales, mechanism and institutes of global governance in Asia. In the era of crisis and challenges, innovative solutions to sustain developments had become pivotal in the new era of globalization. This course module covers geographical spectrum from Taiwan to its neighboring countries and Asian-pacific regions, spanning topics such as history, culture, politics, laws, local and national institutions to line up the quintessential knowledge for the contemporary/modern developments in Asia.
Sustainability & Society (SS)
SS Capstone Projects/ Specialized Research
The Goals of the course
- be able to identify and critically analyze contemporary societal and legal issues in East Asia.
- in a scientific manner be able to apply and critically discuss studies of the East Asia society.
- be able to demonstrate the co-existence of continuity and change in East Asian society.
- be able to provide a basic account of the central and important issues in East Asian society today.
- be able to demonstrate how different disciplines relate to East Asian studies.
- be able to give examples of current research trends in East Asian studies.
Why and how does migration and mobility become a global issue? What are the struggles that migrants in different societies are facing? How do migrants cope with the difficulties? Through the ethnographies of immigration in Asia, Europe, and America, students will learn the world issues of migration and mobility. This course works in tandem with “New Immigrants Entrepreneurship and Education” University Social Responsibility (USR) project. Migrant workers and new immigrants will be guest speakers in class. Students enrolled in the course will visit the community of immigrants in Taiwan and engage in the local issue through social practices.