~ 2021/01/31
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As the introductory lecture for the triple-specialization program of the International College of Innovation, this course aims to guide our first-year students to the world of contemporary global studies. By referring to global studies as a specific field of interdisciplinary expertise, we consider the globe as a community, where environment, resources, species, and human activities are all closely bound together across the sovereign state borders. This course prepares the undergraduates for the three specializations at the International College of Innovation: Asian Studies, Global Governance and Sustainable Development, and Global Technology and Innovation Management. Lectures will be given by different guest lecturers, experts in their respective domains. Topics of lectures here are indicative, lecturers may fix their own topic accordingly based on their expertise. As a whole, this course puts forward a panorama for the ICI program and pave the way to better comprehend the objectives of our training. This three-credit course is compulsory for all first-year students of ICI and optional to other NCCU students.



Students are required to develop teamwork spirit, so as to fit in a deliberative way of decision-making. All lectures given are organized into three sessions of "hearing and deliberation" proceeding. Following four lectures and Q&A (hearing), students are supposed to draft their team proposals according to these lectures so as to prove their relative comprehension and show their reflections. Each team holds internal discussions before presenting its proposal to the plenary meeting, in which teams should try to reach a consensus and adopt a final version of a joint conclusion (deliberation). This plenary meeting is chaired by the responsible instructor, assisted by a secretariat composed by one representative of each team. Members of this secretariat can only serve one term (session). Teams are supposed to learn about cooperation and coordination, as well as competition. Traditional performance competition between individuals is to be abandoned in this course. The performance of students is evaluated according to their teamwork.




  1. Beyond borders: an interdisciplinary approach for the globe
  2. Mapping the globalization: issues and challenges
  3. International law, global law, or multilevel world legal order?
  4. Sustainable development and global environment governance
  5. Role of sciences and technologies in social sciences: the Example of E-Governance
  6. Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society: Innovation from below
  7. Transnational actors: Institutions and civil societies
  8. Round Table I: Ready for global citizenship?
  9. Perspectives on Asian-centered global studies
  10. Civilizations and cultures: An anthropological view on Austronesian Studies
  11. In search of an Asian consensus on values and conciliation
  12. Global cyber governance and information war
  13. Round Table II: Asia, center or periphery?
  14. Why statistics are fundamental in management and governance?
  15. Data science in trade and economy
  16. From predictive analytics to prescriptive analytics
  17. Perspectives on an innovative application of data science
  18. Round Table II: How to manage risks with data?


  1. 課程介紹:跨領域的全球研究取徑
  2. 測繪全球化圖景:議題與挑戰
  3. 國際法、全球法、多層次的世界法律秩序
  4. 永續發展與全球環境治理
  5. 科技、政策與電子治理
  6. 科技與社會:自下而上的創新
  7. 跨國行動者:國際機構與公民社會
  8. 圓桌論壇一:全球公民,你準備好了嗎?
  9. 以亞洲為中心的全球研究
  10. 文明與文化:南島與太平洋視角
  11. 尋找亞洲共識:價值衝突與和解共融
  12. 資訊戰與全球網路治理
  13. 圓桌論壇二:亞洲,你在全球的中心還是邊緣?
  14. 訊管理與全球治理
  15. 貿易、經濟與資訊科學
  16. 個資、安全與風險
  17. 資訊科學的創新應用
  18. 圓桌論壇三:資訊與安全,孰輕孰重?


  • 講述 Lecture
  • 討論 Discussion
  • 小組活動 Group activity

校內學員: 50 人
網路學員: 10 人
共  60 人


  • 課堂參與:10% - 提問與參與問答
  • 小組合作:60% (每次圓桌論壇各佔20% )- 團隊合作與表現
  • 期末心得與評析:30% - 回顧整學期所學,就課堂指定閱讀、客座講座、小組合作、圓桌論壇等面向,提出整合式的心得與分析。