The curriculum structure of this cross-domain expertise is divided into three levels.

 (1) Level 1 – Basic Common Course:

  1. Common required courses
  2. General Studies – Writing Language, Communication Coordination, Media Information Literacy, Design Thinking, Aesthetics and Ethics, etc.
  3. Students of the Academy of Social Sciences are required to take the required courses from the first year of the College of Social Sciences, including courses from the Department of Political Science, Principles and Practice of Economics, Social Studies, and Introduction to Social Work. The introductory course is to allow freshmen to explore different basic courses in order to help the future decisions upon specific areas.
  4. Introduction to Information Science and Social Studies – a required course for this cross-domain specialty. It is planned and opened by the course to introduce the latest developments in the application of data science in all areas of social sciences, the introduction of analytical tools, and issues related to data sciences in various social fields.

(2) Level 2 – Core Professional Courses: (9 credits)

  1. Economics: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and other required courses from sophomore year and above.
  2. Sociology: Social Psychology, Social Research Methods, and other required courses from sophomore year and above.
  3. Political Science: Comparing the Government, Applied Statistics, and other required courses from sophomore year and above.
  4. Social Work: Social Casework, Social Work Research Methods, and other required courses from sophomore year and above.

The second category of courses mentioned above does not include the first-year required courses from the College of Social Sciences. The identification of the courses in each department is determined by other departments apart from the Economics Department.

(3) Level 3 – Interdisciplinary Expertise Course: (18 credits)

  1. Computer related courses (6 credits): divided into data structure and algorithm (data), programming (program), business management programming
  2. Cross-Domain Application Course (9 credits): Courses related to the application and quantitative analysis of information technology in the College of Social Sciences. Use existing courses to help students learn how to combine knowledge and information skills in a variety of fields.
  3. Capstone Course (3 credits): A practical way to give students the opportunity to apply what has learned and to demonstrate the learning outcomes.

Please see the attached file for a detailed list of courses 🙂