Course Information
Course title
Exploring Taiwan: natural environment and resources 
Semester
106-1 
Designated for
SCHOOL OF FORESTRY AND RESOURCE CONSERVATION  
Instructor
HSIAO WEI YUAN 
Curriculum Number
Forest5035 
Curriculum Identity Number
625 U1900 
Class
01 
Credits
2.0 
Full/Half
Yr.
Half 
Required/
Elective
Elective 
Time
Wednesday 8,9 
Remarks
The upper limit of the number of students: 75. 
Ceiba Web Server
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1061Forest5035_01 
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Course Syllabus
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Course Description

We have many international students in National Taiwan University. To fulfill the needs of international students of English courses, the College of Bio-resources and Agriculture opens a course “Exploring Taiwan – Natural Environmental and Resources”, which is taught in English. The instructors of this course are all the best of Taiwan in their fields, including atmospheric science, environment science, physical and social geography. They will help students to learn more about the beautiful nature of Taiwan. Besides the lectures, students could also learn deeply through the 3 various field trips.  

Course Objective
It will give international students a wide range of background knowledge, increasing their understanding of Taiwan and enabling them to take advanced courses lectured in Chinese or partake in research in the future.  
Course Requirement
1. Students should pattend each class on time. After 15:35, you’ll be noted as late arrival.
2. Students should participate actively in class discussion.
3. Students should review the PPT files given with the lectures after class.
4. Students should check CEIBA and NTU-mail often. 
Office Hours
 
References
待補 
Designated reading
待補 
Grading
 
No.
Item
%
Explanations for the conditions
1. 
In-class discussion 
0% 
extra point 
2. 
Field trip reports/assignments 
15% 
Please upload your reports to Ceiba. 
3. 
Final exam 
30% 
The final exam will be based on the content from lectures.  
4. 
Group project 
30% 
 
5. 
Pop quiz  
10% 
We will have a pop quiz at the end of each lecture.  
6. 
Attendance 
15% 
 
 
Progress
Week
Date
Topic
Week 1
9/13  Introduction 
Week 2
9/20  Geology of Taiwan - Prof. Ludvig Löwemark 
Week 3
09/27  Freshwater fish in Taiwan - Prof. Chi-Chang Liu 
Week 4
10/04  No class (Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival) 
Week 5
10/11  Tea Culture and Science in Taiwan - Prof. Kai-Hsien Chen 
Week 6
10/18  Population in Taiwan - Prof. Lan-hung Chiang 
Week 7
10/25  Field trip to Botanical Gardens 
Week 8
11/01  Birds of Taiwan - Prof. Hsiao-Wei Yuan 
Week 9
11/08  Group Report Discussion - Prof. Hsiao-Wei Yuan 
Week 10
11/15  No class (NTU Anniversary) 
Week 11
11/22  Mammals of Taiwan - Dr. Po-Jen Chiang  
Week 12
11/29  Flora of Taiwan( Campus tour to NTU Herbarium Museum) - Prof. Jer-Ming Hu 
Week 13
TBA  Field trip to Taipei city zoo (TBA) 
Week 13
12/06  Pelagic Ecosystems - Prof. Chih-Hao Hsieh 
Week 14
12/13  Snakes in Taiwan - Prof. Si-Min Lin 
Week 15
12/20  Amphibians in Taiwan - Prof. Chi-Chang Liu  
Week 16
12/27  Group Project Presentation 1  
Week 17
2018/01/03  Group Project Presentation 2  
Week 18
2018/01/10  Final Exam