1 276 COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Degrees Offered: B.A., M.A., E.M.P.P. Chair: Huang, Irving Yi-feng( 黃 一 峯 ) The Department The Department of Public Administration covers four major disciplines in the social sciences: law, political science, public administration, and public policy. Courses concerning law include: Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Law and Society, Civil Code, Business Law, etc. Courses concerning political science include: Introduction to Political Science, Comparative Politics, and Western Political Thought. Courses of public administration include: Public Management, Organizational Theories, and Behavior, Personnel Management. Courses centered on public policy include: Policy Analysis, Political Economics, Policy Evaluation, etc. The Master s Program of Public Policy is designed to train and cultivate future administrators and policy researchers. Thirteen full-time faculty members and two adjunct professors offer about thirty graduate courses every year. The Graduate Program s major objective is to equip students with substantive knowledge and analytical skills necessary for policy research, such as problem seeking and identification, solution formulation, and impact assessment. Course offerings can be categorized as follows: ( 1 ) methodological courses, including Empirical Research Method, Policy Analysis, Comparative Public Policy, and Research Design; (2) courses focusing on public law, including Legal Policymaking, Constitutional Policymaking, Seminar in Administrative Law, and Seminar in Administrative Remedies; (3) courses of public administration and organization, such as: Public Organization and Management, Organizational Theories and Designation, and Seminar on Personnel Management; and (4) courses of various policy areas, including Seminar on Communications Policy and Regulation, Seminar on Fair Trade, Seminar on Securities Policy and Regulation, and Seminar on Ethnic Politics. Our graduates can consider future careers in the following fields: government agencies, nonprofit organizations, information technology, news and media, banks and financial organizations, and congressional staff. Students receiving advanced degrees from the Public Policy Graduate Program are expected to pursue careers in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. Faculty Professor Chen, Ming-siang ( 陳 銘 祥 ) Associate Professors Huang, Irving Yi-Feng ( 黃 一 峯 ); Li, Pei-yuan ( 李 培 元 ); Lin, Li-hsyang ( 林 麗 香 ); Lin, Tsong-jyi ( 林 聰 吉 ); Liou, Charng-huei( 劉 長 輝 ); Ni, Tai-ying( 倪 台 瑛 ) Assistant Professors Chen, Chih-wei ( 陳 志 瑋 ); Han, Charles chao ( 韓 釗 ); Hsiao, Yi-ching( 蕭 怡 靖 ); Huang, Chen-Yu ( 黃 琛 瑜 ); Huang, Wan-Ling( 黃 婉 玲 ); Hung, Mei-Jen ( 洪 美 仁 ); Lee, Chung-pin( 李 仲 彬 ); Li, Louis Chih-hung ( 劉 志 宏 ); Liu, Shu-hui ( 劉 淑 惠 ); Tseng, Kuan-chiu ( 曾 冠 球 ) Lecturer Chang, Jen-chieh ( 張 人 傑 ) Degree Requirements The degree requirements of the department are as follows: 1. Requirements for a degree of B.A.:
2 COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT 277 A total of 141 credit hours are required for graduation. Of these 141 hours, 96 credit hours are required courses and the remaining 45 credits are electives; 22 of the elective credits have to be selected from courses offered by the Department. 2. Requirements for a degree of M.A.: A total of 24 credit hours are required for graduation (excluding credits for thesis). Of these 24 credit hours, 3 courses with a total of 6 credit hours are required and the remaining credits are electives. For this program, there are two semesters in each academic year. Generally speaking, the program takes around two and a half years to complete and students must register for a minimum of four semesters before graduation. 3. Requirements for a degree of E.M.P.P.: A total of 32 credit hours (excluding credits for thesis) are required for graduation. Of these 32 credit hours, 2 courses with a total of 6credit hours are required and the remaining credits are electives. For this program, there are two semesters in each academic year. This program usually takes two to three years to complete and students must register for a minimum of four semesters before graduation. Course Descriptions Undergraduate Courses A1605 Human Resources Development ( 0/2 ) : The use of Human Resource Development (HRD) began from the 1970s to indicate the shift of treating human resources as assets of an organization. HRD means a strategic method of developing talents with work-related competencies. For organizations, HRD can be divided into Management Development ( MD ) and Career Management (CM). This course will focus on these two fields to help students learn related theories and skills. A1641 Political Communication (2/0): This course covers topics such as the channels of political propaganda, media influences on politics, media polls, and media responsibility. A1970 Introduction to Economics (3/0): This course comprises two main parts: (1) microeconomy, including: price and theory of supply and demand, analysis of consumer acts, theory of production, structure of cost, structure of market, and supply and demand of production factors; (2) macro-economy, including: national income, economic growth, fiscal policy and monetary policy. B0033 Essentials of Civil Law (3/3): Civil laws are basic laws that regulate social life on a broad scale. This course introduces basic concepts and popular case studies, with an emphasis on important legal issues in general civil laws, debt, asset rights, and inhabitation. B0302 Economics (3/0): This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of economics. We will discuss and research the causes of problems in modern economy, as well as resource choices and allocation for maximal effects. Theories will be explained with economic conditions and social phenomena of different countries as cases. B0173 Commercial Law ( 0/2): This course introduces fundamentals of company laws and regulations of commercial papers, insurance, and overseas business. Regulations on the organizational structure of companies, protection of interest of share holders, and types and right protection of commercial papers, will be discussed. B0433 Securities and Exchange Law (0/2): This course introduces a framework of the operations of the capital market. Focus is placed on regulations of security exchanges, including important issues such as company stock buyback, business management, and prevention of insider trading.
3 278 COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT M0012 Personnel Administration (2/2): This course helps students learn basic concepts and skills of human resource management in governments, including the major fields of recruitment, selection, HR development and rewarding. It also analyses government personnel policy. M0036 Public Policy (2/2): This course introduces basic concepts of public policy and the stages involved in policy formation, including policy problem identification, policy design, policy implementation and policy evaluation. M0048 Comparative Government (3/3): This course introduces basic concepts of public policy and the stages involved in policy formation, including policy problem identification, policy design, policy implementation and policy evaluation. M0098 Introduction to the Criminal System (3/0): This course provides students with a general knowledge of criminal law, an introduction to criminal law, and criminal procedure punitive power. M0100 Comparative Personnel Systems (2/0): This online course provides students with concepts and knowledge related to civil service systems in countries such as US, UK, France, Germany, and Japan. The major goal is to help students prepare for the national civil service examination. M0104 Local Government (2/0): This course discusses from a legal perspective the issues of local Taiwanese government s organizational structures and operations. Course content includes the history of the local government s structural changes and the relationship between the central and local governments. M0130 Administrative Law (3/3): This course covers the legal effects of administrative actions, the main administrative procedures, administrative sanctions, administrative execution and the law relating to administrative grievance and litigation. M0132 Public Administration (3/3): This course introduces the history, theories pertaining to and methods of public administration. By guiding students to investigate the major issues of public administration, the course teaches students how to employ theories and techniques to analyze and solve administrative problems in the real world. M0146 The History of Western Political Thought (2/2): The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the development and characteristics of western political thought. Both ancient and modern theories of political philosophers are interpreted by applying critical perspectives so as to equip students with the tools necessary to critique the modern political structure. M0195 Introduction to Law (2/2): This course introduces studies in law with special emphasis on the meaning, functions, and nature of law. Students are expected to learn basic notions and principles of law as well as basic knowledge regarding the current law (positive law) of Taiwan M0206 Introduction to Political Science (3/3): The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the basic concepts and theories in the study of politics. It focuses on the scope and methods of politics, systems of government, political ideologies, democracy, the state, nations and nationalism, global politics, political culture and communication, elections and voting, parties and party systems, interest groups, the legislative branch, the executive branches, the judicial branches, and the policy process. This course will thus enhance students understanding of the theory and practice of politics. M0269 Financial Administration (2/2): This course will cover some basic concept in economics, particularly in government failure. Then, the tax system as well as budgeting system will be introduced. We will also investigate a number of theoretical arguments with regard to the budget reform around the world. M0460 Securities and Exchange Law (0/2): This course familiarizes students with the regulation and administration of security exchange in Taiwan.
4 COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT 279 M0470 Policy Evaluation (2/0): This course provides students with intensive knowledge in policy evaluation, the last chain of public policy. The topics covered include major categories of policy evaluation: the evaluation of need, the evaluation of process, the evaluation of outcome, and the evaluation of efficiency, and their methods respectively. M0556 Logics (2/0): This introductory course covers a wide range of logic and reasoning topics from the philosophy of social science to symbolic logic. It is designed to enhance learners reasoning and critical thinking skills through principles of logic. M0564 History of Taiwan s Politics (2/0): This course provides basic knowledge in: (1) The process of political transition, revolts, and oppressions in Taiwan when ruled by the Dutch, Ming-Jeng, the Ching Dynasty, and Japan; and in Taiwan in post World War II (2) introduction of the 228 incident, opposition-movement, economic developments, social struggles, and democratic reforms. M0570 Public Management (0/2): This course introduces government divisional management. From the late 70s, new public sector management and the administrative reform movement initiated simultaneously by the government transformed the reform process, environment reform and practice, the process of benefit execution. M0674 Political Economy (0/2): The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to issues in political economy that influenced the global eco-political transformation in the 20th century. This course will focus on the development of advanced democratic states, the economic policy of transformed states, and methods of developing the remaining developed states. This course will thus enhance students understanding of the contemporary eco-political context. M1036 Information Policy and Regulation (0/2): This course investigates the nature and function of information, and goes further by exploring the existing system of law from the perspective of information economy. M1041 Political Party and Election (2/0): This course provides students with some basic ideas concerning the party system, the electoral system, ethnic politics in Taiwan, campaign strategies, and voting behavior. M1042 Administrative Ethics (2/0): This course will discuss concepts of ethics in public service, including violations of the ethics code, achieving responsibility, and accountability. M1103 Knowledge Management (2/0): The purpose of this course is to help students establish basic proficiency in knowledge management. Different teaching formats, including lectures and discussions, will be employed to prompt students interest in learning. M1179 Nonprofit Organization (2): This course deals with the nature and function of the nonprofit organization, its difference and similarities to commercial enterprises, and related government-imposed regulations. M1182 Social Policy and Social Legislation (0/2): The goal of this course is to understand Taiwanese social policy and its implementation. Based on political and sociological inquiry and centered on governmental institutions and administrations, the course can illuminate the dispositions and possibilities of Taiwanese social policymaking both in the past and the present. Topics also include social welfare theories and the evolution of Taiwanese social welfare systems, i.e. social security, health care, employment programs and pension. M1256 Crisis Management (2/0): This course helps students understand and analyze the meaning of crisis management. It also teaches students how to turn a crisis into an opportunity and to make decisions and change correctly. It helps governments, the enterprises, and the individual solve problems when they face a crisis. At the same time, students are trained to turn bad luck into good fortune.
5 280 COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT M1259 Political Communication ( 2/0 ) : This course introduces the concept of political communication. It covers issues such as how to conduct research on political communication and defines the role and function of the media in emerging democracies, especially in Taiwan. M1667 Cultural Affairs Administration (2/0): This is an introductory course on arts and cultural institutions in Taiwan. Themes focus on the assessment of the government s role in art and cultural development, policy and management in the arts and cultural industry, and community cultural planning. M1743 Total Quality Management ( 2/0 ) : This course introduces the following subjects: understanding the needs of customers, quality planning, resource management, design development, procurement, manufacture, measurement analysis, service after sales, etc., and how to promote the overall quality of an enterprise. M1763 Privatization Policy and Practice (0/2): This course introduces students to a general understanding of privatization policy and practice by reviewing theoretical and empirical analyses of privatization, by providing a comparative perspective, and by assessing debates on related issues of competition and regulation. These debates then focus on the formulation and implementation of privatization among different industries in Taiwan. M1804 Government Performance Management (0/2): The purpose of this course is to introduce the process of change from bureaucratism to transformational in performance management in the context of government. M1926 Business Competition and Consumer Protection (0/2): This course introduces rules and regulations concerning market competition and consumer protection. Its purpose is to help students grasp basic knowledge of norms that firms follow when engaging in market competition. Students will also learn about means for recourse for disputes related to consumption. M1927 Labor Law (0/2): The aim of this course is to increase students knowledge of labor laws and relevant cases. The course consists of lectures as well as discussions on specific cases. The lectures are aimed at helping students understand the domestic labor law system and its legal foundation, while the discussions of actual cases will involve each group of students presenting a three thousand-word report. M1995 E-Governance (2/0): This course introduces the history, challenges, cases, and trends of e- governance. Several topics will be covered: 1) Taiwan s current e-government initiatives; 2) Program evaluation methods of e-government; 3) Online service delivery systems; 4) e-democracy; and 5) The digital divide. The main purpose of this course is to provide the concepts and methods for public managers to succeed in using ICTs to improve public service quality. S0467 Applied Statistics (2/0): This course is intended to strengthen students knowledge in statistics, primarily in how to utilize statistical software to analyze statistical issues and basic calculations. The software EXCEL will be used in this course. T0070 Sociology (3/0): The aim of this course is to present an integrated account of how the discipline of sociology contributes to our understanding of human beings collective life i.e. dynamics, relationships, process and trends of collective action in contemporary society. Individual as well as societal issues will be addressed under sociological reflexivity and modernity perspectives. T0081 Research Methods (0/2): This course deals with the following: politics and analysis, development of research questions, measurement, data collection through questionnaires and interviews, data analysis-coding, data analysis-frequency, and data analysis, as well as cross tab and correlation, and report writing and presentation. T0148 Organizational Theory and Behavior ( 2/2 ) : This course introduces theories and applications regarding the behaviors of individuals, groups, and organization systems so as to help
6 COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT 281 students develop abilities and skills of management and lay the foundations for advanced study in the future. T0696 Constitutional Law (2/2): This course comprises two sections. In the first half of the semester, we discuss fundamental human rights. In the second half of the semester, we introduce the operation of governmental organizations. T0805 Business and Law (2): The major theme of this course is to introduce basic legal concepts related to rights and obligations of an enterprise under the Civil Code and Company Act, regulation mechanisms for enterprises, corporate governance and management, employee disputes, etc. This class will also refer to real-life cases to enable students to integrate theory with practice. T0806 Life and Law (2): In this course, we will introduce fundamental legal concepts related to common legal problems in our daily life. According to legal traditions, we divide the course into three sections. The first section concerns public law. In this section, topics discuss range from administrative organizations to human rights in constitutional law. The second section pertains to civil law, with topics ranging from buying a coke to consumer protection. The third section relates to penal law. In this section, issues discussed range from criminal behavior to prosecutor and court acts. Students will be divided into four or five groups, and each group shall submit three summary reports. T0807 Introduction to Law (2): In this course, we will introduce fundamental legal concepts by using a formal legal textbook. First, we will discuss what law is and identify differences between law and other social norms like morality, religion and politics. We will then discuss different forms of law, from constitutional law and legislative law to executive order, local regulations and treaties. Third, we will discuss habitual law, legal theory, and legal interpretation. Fourth, we will discuss the kinds of law in different standards. According the legal tradition, we then divide the course into three sections: the civil law, penal law, and public law. In each section, all students must actively participate and submit reports related to each completed chapter. T0808 Democratic Politics (2): This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of democratic politics. It covers classical topics such as: the concepts of politics, definitions of democracy, models of democracy, democracy and globalization, and democracy and its critiques. This course also examines a number of contemporary issues as well as the future prospects of democratic politics. T0809 Civil Society (2): This course introduces the basic concepts of civil society and general rights and duties of citizens. It also discusses how a civil society helps to advance social justice, accumulate social capital, strengthen democracy, and increase its capacity to deal with crisis and fight against climate change. Last, the course discusses the effects of the development of social media on civil society. T0811 Civil Participation (2): This class introduces various theories of public participation through the classic political thought to contemporary political science. Also, some approaches to participation in political practice will be explored in the course. The course also explores real cases of civil participation in the modern policy cycle that have occurred abroad or in Taiwan. T0812 Sustainable Development and Democratic Participation (2): The goal of sustainable development is to meet human needs while preserving the environment. Its success depends on active participation from different industries in various countries. This course will introduce the concept and scope of sustainable development and utilize case studies to show how different industries could contribute to sustainable development. Industries covered in the course include the computer, automobile, food, beauty and fashion, and financial industries. Governmental efforts to pursue sustainable development both domestically and internationally will also be presented, along with local examples of community participation in sustainable development. This course will use materials from the United Nations Environment Programme, CNN, Discovery, and various web sources to illustrate recent trends in sustainable development. In doing so, it will provide students with the latest information on this topic, deepen their interest, and help them develop creative ways of seeking sustainable development in the future.
7 282 COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT T0813 Civil Culture (2): What does civil society mean? Do we have a global civil society? What is the role of citizens in the contemporary world? Are human rights universal or are they based on cultural differences? Does culture matter in international relations and what is its impact? These are the questions we will address during the course. In addition, students will learn general information about civil society concepts and explore different dimensions on the subject, with particular focus on norms and activities. T0873 Gender, Life and Law (2): This course introduces legal knowledge and practical in major legal fields, such as family law, civil law, and criminal law for students to gain a better grasp of legal issues pertaining to gender equality and daily life. For example, is abortion a crime in the ROC? What legal steps can one adopt to deal with domestic violence? Course lectures will allow students to explore the legal world through a number of interesting cases. Master s Program B0110 Policy Analysis (2/0): Policy analysis is a social and political activity consisting of public problem identification and solutions made by policy analysts. This course provides different approaches and general methods of policy analysis. On the basis of policy analysis theories, policy context, values, discourse, and citizenship will be discussed, and a framework of policy analysis will be built. M0476 Organization Theory and Management (2/0): This course introduces the managerial implications of organizational theories and concepts that are necessary for managers to formulate effective strategies to cope with hyper-competition. In addition, the most recent developments in organization theories such as organizational economics, organizational ecology, institutionalism, and network organizations are also addressed to provide an in-depth understanding of their meanings and implications for managing organizations. M0630 Seminar on Strategic Management (2/0): This course addresses ways to reinforce response capability and improve resource utility in organizations through strategic management. M1018 Legal Policymaking (0/2): This course introduces students to the conjuncture of law and public policy. Topics include legal drafting and legislative process, the interface of law and policy, various forms or methods of state intervention mechanisms, choosing from law and alternatives, selection of implementing agencies, etc. M1030 Seminar on Political Economics ( 0/2 ) : This course studies issues of economic development and state capacity. There are three main topics in this course: the developmental state, the function of the civil society, and the collaboration between the state and civil society. M1122 Special Topics on Ethnic Politics in Taiwan (2/0): This course offers basic concepts, theories, and conceptual frameworks of ethnic relations in general. Three dimensions of ethnic interactions in Taiwan are thoroughly investigated and students will explore how the constitutional, party, and electoral systems may be arranged to accommodate ethnic conflicts. M1228 Seminar in Administrative Law (2/0): The seminar examines theoretical issues and practical problems in Administrative Law, including Taiwanese and Japanese legal systems and practices. M1236 Seminar on Political Behavior (0/2): This course provides students with information on the major forms of political behavior, including voting behavior, political psychology, public opinion, and political communication. M1335 Bureaucratic Politics and Institutional Design (2/0): This course explores patterns of bureaucratic behavior. We examine a wide range of bureaucracies, including the U.S. army, the FBI, the DEA, the CIA, the FCC, and the Social Security Administration. The main purposes are to answer what government agencies do and why they do it and to describe the efforts we should make in improving the management of government agencies.
8 COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT 283 M1341 Research Method and Design (2/0): The goal of this course is to illustrate the process of completing a research paper. A variety of research methods are introduced. M1357 Methods of Quantitative Analysis (0/2): This course uses numerical models to address public policy issues. Students will employ empirical models to analyze public policy problems and utilize statistical software for assessment. The primary software to be used is SPSS. M1385 Special Topics on Political Institutions (0/2): This course is designed to equip students with basic concepts and theories on political institutions. M1388 Qualitative Methods (0/2): This course introduces basic concepts and research methods of the qualitative approach. By reading the assigned articles and conducting field studies, students are expected to become acquainted with skills and techniques in analyzing and interpreting phenomena in our daily life. M1483 Legal Methodologies and Thesis Writing (2/0): This course is intended to provide students with intensive knowledge regarding legal research methods as well as legal epistemology. Emphasis is placed on several common legal research methods, such as legal hermeneutics, comparative law, socio-legal analysis, and cost and benefit in legal analysis. Upon finishing the course, students are able to employ these research methods in topics of their choices. M1492 Power and Human Rights (2/0): This course focuses on topic related to power and human rights. For contemporary constitutions, it is important to figure out the relationship between power and human rights. Topics will be divided into three main parts: (1) human rights and society, (2) state power and human rights, and (3) social power and human rights. M1636 Program Evaluation (0/2): Designed to satisfy practitioners needs for evaluation methods and techniques, this course focuses on various types of program evaluation such as formative evaluation, monitoring evaluation, outcome evaluation, and cost-benefit evaluation. Special care is devoted to criteria and measurements for evaluation as well as other related models. Upon completion, students are able to handle the task of program evaluation in real situations. M1714 Special Course for Business Law (0/2): This course emphasizes the important issues of business management and regulation. One particular focus of the lectures is the recently amended business laws and reviews of the legislative background of the changes. M1808 Constitutional Change (0/2): This course focuses on the theory of constitutional change, and the transformation of constitution in Taiwan. Topics include constitution-making, constitutional amendment, Verfassungswandlung, etc. M1810 Seminar on Policy Evaluation (0/2): This seminar offers a systematic approach to the relationship between policy planners and decision makers and those who are involved with social program implementation and assessment. In this seminar, we will discuss issues such as tailoring evaluations, diagnostic procedures, and strategies for impact assessment. M1812 Seminar on Environment Law ( 2/0 ) : This seminar-style course presents different approaches to protecting the environment through national environmental legislation. Emphasis is placed on the major components of modern environmental legal systems, for example environmental impact assessment, access to environmental information, science-based environmental standards, and implementation of international agreements, etc. M1815 Seminar on Administrative Practice ( 2/0 ) : In this course, the contents of public administrative practices will be introduced. We then select five important topics in this field for discussion, such as the administrative program and budget, management of administrative performance, administrative organization reform in central governments, and e-governments.