Course Information
Course title
Freshman Seminar 
Semester
106-1 
Designated for
COMMON EDUCATION SECTION  
Instructor
SHUN-CHERN TSAUR 
Curriculum Number
GenEdu1000 
Curriculum Identity Number
H02 10100 
Class
09 
Credits
2.0 
Full/Half
Yr.
Half 
Required/
Elective
Elective 
Time
Monday A,B 
Remarks
Restriction: freshmen AND Restriction: international students
The upper limit of the number of students: 17. 
Ceiba Web Server
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1061GenEdu1000_09 
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Course Syllabus
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Course Description

Like it Taida

This course is designed primarily for first-year foreign students although it also opens to interested local students to experience Taiwanese culture together. This lecture opens with a self-introduction and group assignment. Students then will be divided into a group of five, one local plus four foreign, to visit different locations every week starting Sept. 18. The point of interests may include but not limited to night markets, temples, memorial halls, NTU museums, handcraft and cultural centers, ecoparks, and historic relicts in Daan district. Each group needs to send their reports to the instructor three days prior to the five-minute presentation in the next meeting. The instructor will summarize and conclude the reports in the second-hour lecture.
 

Course Objective
1. Help international students to mix and mingle with local students through the collaborate projects.
2. Guide international students how to utilize all available resources to enrich their college lives.
3. Encourage students to freely explore themselves, developing critical thinking, time management skills, and expressing abilities.
 
Course Requirement
Students are required to participate in every trip, and summarize a 5-minute group report to be presented in the class next week. Each student will take turn to step up to the podium in the five discussions. 
Office Hours
 
References
No textbook required. 
Designated reading
待補 
Grading
   
Progress
Week
Date
Topic
Week 1
9/11  Course introduction/ get to know one another 
Week 2
9/18  Group assignment 
Week 3
9/25  NTU library  
Week 4
10/02  Getting around (Exploring Taipei Metro)  
Week 5
10/09  Holiday 
Week 6
10/16  Historic relics in Daan district 
Week 7
10/23  Tour me away 
Week 8
10/30  Guest lecture: Meditation and relaxation by Dr. Yvonne Hsiung (Mackay Medical College)  
Week 9
11/6  Mid-term 
Week 10
11/13  Exploring treasure hill artist village/Taipei Media school  
Week 11
11/19  Shenkeng old street visit 
Week 12
11/27  Fu-Yang Ecopark visit 
Week 13
12/02  Presidential office tour (Please note date changed) 
Week 14
12/11  The 24 solar terms 
Week 15
12/18  Night markets 
Week 16
12/25  Concluding remarks 
Week 17
1/1  Holiday 
Week 18
1/08  Final