●Course: Green Technology and Sustainability

Brief Description: The global "Agenda 21” was released to respond global environment deterioration and resource scarcity. National Council for Sustainable Development was also established for related businesses. Sustainability whose scientific foundation is green technology has a comprehensive influence to our country in the environmental, social, and economic fields. The inter-disciplinary "Green Technology and Sustainable Development” in our school covers technology, liberal arts and society, operation management, and law and policy that is suitable for students at each college in our school. This course is the guidance course for this program to give a general introduction. 


Course: Internship in Green Technology andSustainability

Brief Description: The global "Agenda 21” was released to respond the global environment deterioration and resource scarcity. The inter-disciplinary "Green Technology and Sustainable Development” in our school covers technology, liberal arts and society, operation management, and law and policy that is suitable for students at each college in our school. Through the internship training, students can learn from actual activities to expand their views and courage and integrate what they learned to enhance their own value. The specific teaching goals are as below:

1.     Increase knowledge about the environment

2.     Cultivate environmental awareness and sensitivity

3.     Establish environmental value and attitude

4.     Fulfill environmental action skills

5.     Demonstrate environmental action experiences

6.     Develop ability of cooperation and development


Course: Environmental Education

Brief Description: Environmental Education is an organized course for the operation of natural environment especially on how to manage own behavior and ecosystem for sustainable survival of human beings. Teaching goals: 1. Develop students fundamental knowledge of environmental education; 2. Make students understand the importance of developing people’s environmental protection concept; 3. Assist students to correctly review environmental issues in Taiwan; 4. Find and use material and learning tools of environmental education; 5. Learn to add educational skills into environmental education facilities.    


Course: Environmental Ethics

Brief Description: Environmental Ethics,a branch of Environmental Philosophy, is the studyof the ethic relationship between human beings and the environment. This course is aimed to enhance students acknowledgement of environmental ethics, to strengthen their exploration of the ethic selections of human beings for the environment, increase their ability to express opinions about environmental ethics as well as protect their own point of view so to constructively criticize environmental issues. 


Course: Teaching Material and Method for Environmental Education

Brief Description: This course is to explore the teaching method of environmental education and how to use material into it. The objective of this course is to provide students how to use the routine and non-routine way to introduce environmental education, make students receive material information and teaching method of environmental education, and provide students teaching experiences of environmental education.


Course: Green Chemistry

Brief Description: The "Green Chemistry” has become an important issue for more than a decade along with the popularity of sustainability concept. The so-called green chemistry is to design safer chemical substances or chemical reaction processes to replace the use of hazardous substances or decrease and eliminate impacts those hazardous substances did to environment as much as possible. This course combines professors from a variety of fields to make hard lessons easy such as concept of green chemistry, various green chemical reaction and reagents, green Nanotechnology, and introduction of alternative energy development (e.g. solar cell) which is very popular now. We hope that the content of this course can inspire students of science and engineering to become determined to save our planet change the world by creation and invention. 


Course: Energy Technology and Sustainable Development

Brief Description: 1. Introduction of the fundamental concepts of energy related technology, current status of a variety of energy technology developments including fossil fuels, nuclear power, photovoltaic and solar thermal energy, wind power, hydraulic power, geothermal energy, marine energy, biomass energy, hydrogen energy, and electric vehicle, relevant energy storage technology, and fuel cell. 2. Consideration of sustainability of energy technology development through the energy use to economic development, environment change, and carbon neutral.


Course: Nanostructured Materials

Brief Description: Nanotechnology is a new field developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Its rapid development makes almost all industries change in the 21stcentury. Therefore, this course makes students further understand nanotechnology.


Course: Environmental PollutantAnalysis

Brief Description: The main analysis method for environmental pollutants is environmental analysis. This course starts from the fundamental skills that environmental analysis lab must have and cooperate with the theory of instrument analysis to introduce different environmental analysis skill for waterbody, waste, and soil published by Environmental Protection Administration as well as the analysis theory and method for physical, chemical, and biological property. This course mainly follows the relevant test subjects for environmental analysis section of Civil Service Exam and two level B certified technicians by Ministry of Labor which are Sewerage Operation & MaintenanceWater Quality Testing and Irrigation and DrainageWater Quality Management and Examination.  


Course: Environmental Biotechnology

Brief Description: Introduction of control techniques biotechnology applied to environmental pollution which includes engineering techniques and procedures of microbiology for a variety of pollutants in the environment and products and application of environmental microbiology. This course also specially emphasizes the application of molecular biotechnology in pollution control and biomass energy.


Course: Environmental Assessment

Brief Description: Biotechnology is one of the main industry technologies in 21stcentury. Human beings have had experiences in the use of biological processes for a long time. For example, alcoholic beverages, yogurt drinks, monosodium glutamate, and antibiotics are manufactured by fermentation technology and flowers (e.g. Aphrodita Moth Orchid), food, or agriculture products are application results of biotechnology improvement. In theory, biotechnology is a science technology which uses biological processes and biological cells or their metabolites to manufacture products, improve variety and innovate, prevent and treat diseases, improve life quality of human beings, and maintain the environment and ecology. It is not only a comprehensive inter-disciplinary science but also a fundamental tool for life science, medicine, agricultural science, and biological engineering research. Biotechnology applies to industries such as the agricultural, food, pharmaceutical, medical, healthcare, specialty chemical, environmental, energy, and marine industries. It is the other industry technology revolution after petrochemical, aerospace, nuclear power, and information and electronic technology. Faced with the high technology era of the 21st century, the main content of this course is how to use biotechnology in environmental risk assessment and risk management. 


Course: Environmental Chemistry

Brief Description: Environmental chemistry studies the source, reaction, movement, and impact of chemical species, their growth and decline in water, soil, air environment, and influences the activities of human beings. It is a science to study chemical phenomenon in the environment. This course will be taught in unitswith precious video footage about pollution control techniques to improve teaching effectiveness and make students further understand environmental protection. 


Course: Ecology and Biodiversity

Brief Description: Ecology discusses the interaction between organisms and their environment. Due to the scope is broad with much knowledge involved, many branches of subject can be derived from it. In addition, those knowledge are close to human lives, therefore, ecology has become necessary fundamental knowledge.

Many human activities such as looking for new habitats, acquiring more food, and consuming more resources made us witness the disappearance of many species. The reason that they disappeared is not due to natural selection but human exploitation. Many archeological evidences show that there is a close relationship between environmental change and organism survival. We should not arbitrarily plunder and destroy nature as before. Therefore, how to keep biodiversity has become an important issue in recent years. 

In recent decades, people are paying moreattention to the issues of "the impact pesticides on food chain” and "the change of global biodiversity due to the destroyingof habitats”. In addition to global warming,which causes more intense climate change for the last five years, impact of this kind of change is more serious. People shall start to learn to peacefully co-exist with nature from ancestors to deal with those unbalanced environmentsin the future.

This course introduces the theory and method of ecology and biodiversity with video to improve students’ experiences on the meaning of them hoping that students will pay more attention and contribution to the issues about them.


Course: Taiwan’s Environmental Vision and Sustainable Development

Brief Description: This course is aimed to make students understand the current environmental problems and difficulties in Taiwan and the meaning of sustainable development so to train them to analyze environmental problems and select the optimal treatment to build concept of sustainable development. 


Course: The Sociology of Consumption

Brief Description: The sociology of consumption always keeps keen observation and analysis capability for modern society. The theoretical point of view it raised such as taste study of French sociologist P. Bourdieu, new means of consumption of US sociologist G. Ritzer, and experience consumption of German sociologist G. Schulze has become an essential analysis tool for researchers to further grasp the society development feature of modern capitalism.  

The sociology of consumption is not only more and more regarded by academics but also emphasized by industries such as brand management, marketing, and product design. Those who would like to engage in brand marketing or creative work must have fundamental training of the sociology of consumption.


Course: Ecological Literature Study

Brief Description: Class Requirements

1. Each student will keep an Ecological Journal and will write in their eco-journalsevery day about their relationship with nature. They can include any thoughts, experiences, reactions to the readings, what they see in film or television. The purpose is to make students think more about their personal environment and their relationship with the natural world. They can include drawings, photos—anything that impresses them. The journal will be read periodically throughout the semester. Students are required to write something in their journal every day.

2. Exams: There will be both a midterm and final exam on the readings and what is discussed in class.


Course: Applied Ethics

Brief Description: This course provides literature relevant to younger poverty and sexual ethics for ethics reflection. Students can explore the economical and sexual justice problems from those readings. The discussion includes oppression from hierarchy, gender, and race and reflection from behavior, starting point, and consequences hoping that co-thinking fun can be achieved to be the fundamental training of philosophy through reading, discussion, and dialogue. 


Course: Green Environmental Psychology

Brief Description: This course won’t provide solutions but will provide global or Taiwan cases and issues relevant to environment for students reference of environmental policy. Being modern citizens, what perspective can we view and interfere environmental social policy? Students shall have abilities below after completion of this course: 1. Familiar with the fundamental definition of ecology and current environmental problems; 2. Understand individual, social, national, and global behaviors and how they connect each other to influence environment and ecology together; 3. Enhance individual ability of judgment and thinking through case discussion; 4. Independently write a complete research report; 5. Clear about future ecological and economical career and development opportunities. 


Course: Financial Risk Management

Brief Description: Mainly on financial decisions under certain environment and decisions under certainty and risky environment including system risk and weighted average cost. In addition, this course also emphasizes the theory and application of financial derivatives. After this semester, the knowledge and content relevant to risk management will be strengthened. 


Course: Green Marketing

Brief Description: Introduction of fundamental concept and practice application of green marketing including the relationship between consumption and environment, sustainable marketing strategy, and energy consumption. Students can understand theory and knowledge relevant to green marketing through lectures as well as problems relevant to daily life and problem operation relevant to academic research by emphasis of the combination of theory and practice through in class discussion and project report. 


Course: Green Supply Chain

Brief Description: WEEE and RoHS of EU ignite global green crisis and the subsequent EuP, REACH, Halogen Free, Carbon dioxide emission reduction, waste directive, and so on made DELL, IBM, HP, ASUS, Acer, and so on respond individual impact or requirement by sending out questionnaire and specification to ask suppliers for execution plan and completion schedule which meets those directives. Under the requirement of green directives, manufacturer must provide effective design project and assessment document for environmental assessment in environment and energy consumption. The future development of those important green requirements is actually oriented from the identical concept. The focus for internal responded system such as expansion of material in applied ecology, coordination between management and design system documents as well as external variation and development of supply chain management model are all important steps. This course hopes to describe external supply chain development model and future blueprint combined with internal demand.    


Course: Resource and Environmental Management

Brief Description: Students can understand the meaning, fundamental theory, and application of resources and environmental management and global environmental issues through this course.


Course: Environmental Economics and Policy

Brief Description: It is essential to understand the environment through science in the era of emphasis onenergy conservation and carbon dioxide reduction. This course is one of the green science curriculums which introduces the global environmental and resource problems and makes students understand sustainable development policy in each country. The methodology in this course is based on the cost-benefit analysis of economics to achieve the environmental economic policy compatible with incentives. This course is aimed to encourage inter-disciplinary students for lifelong learning and interests in caring environment by easy and understandable ways. 


Course: Environmental Cost

Brief Description: 1. Understand the relationship between food, clothing, housing, traffic, and environmental cost as well as the truth of dynamic change. 2. Understand global environmental cost and carbon reduction labels and make carbon volume through weekly topic learning. 3. Strengthen students’ ability in verbal and written expression through group report participation in class. 4. Understand the connection between proverb and weekly topic. 5. Publish learning outcome of whole semester at the end of course.


Course: Supply Chain Management

Brief Description: It is increasingly important for supply chain management under the pressure of global competition and shorter product life cycle. Simply put, supply chain management is the management to suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses, distribution centers, retailers in logistics, cash flow, information flow, human capital flow, and business flow in the supply chain. The objective of this course is to introduce the content of supply chain management to help students tofurther understand it through group cases


Course: International Environmental Law

Brief Description: Understand the role, effect, and limitation of international environmental law played in the environmental protection. Analyze the principle of international environmental law and important international environmental conventions. Cultivate ability for treatment of international environmental issues and problems and participation of international environmental affairs.


Course: Environmental Law

Brief Description: 1. Understand the theory of environmental law. 2. Understand the practical operation model of environmental law through cases discussion. 3. Allow students touse what they have learned to achieve the target of environmental protection by legal tools.


Course: Biotechnology and Ethics

Brief Description: This century is the century of biotechnologywhich is true and not an exaggeration from biotechnologist. Biotechnology indeed enters daily life. However, people have started to consider that the evolution of biotechnology has ignited issues about economic competition, environmental protection, life health, and even ethics along with our progress of gene manipulation; such as privacy of personal genetic information and genetic discrimination, safety of genetically modified food, ethic issues about the use of embryonic stem cells, parentage identification of assisted reproduction, legal status of human cloning, ownership of gene and property rightsof the DNA sequence, and regulation for biological database. They have emerged one by one. As part of the 21st century, we should think and understand those vital problems. In addition to the introduction of fundamental life science and biotechnology, this course proceeds lectures and discussions relevant to ethics and law biotechnology brought to make students understand cause and effect as well as respond to technology and liberal arts during evolution. 


Course: International Relations and Sustainable Development

Brief Description: The main content of this course is to describe the main countries of the operation and what important international organizations did in sustainability governance and sustainable development promotion. The teaching progress includes two parts: the first part is to discuss the theory and content of political economics and international relations, the other part is to understand and grasp the connection and interaction between international relations and sustainable development through Agenda 21, Earth Summit, Earth Summit+5 and Copenhagen Declaration, UN Sustainable Development, and the sustainability operations of countries in Asia by the Asian Development Bank.   


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