國立中山大學 111學年度第1學期 課程教學大綱

National Sun Yat-sen University 111Academic year1st Semester Course syllabus

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因應嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎(武漢肺炎),倘若後續需實施遠距授課,授課方式調整如下:Since COVID-19, if distance learning is necessary, the teaching methods would adjust as follows:

         同步遠距【透過網路直播技術,同時進行線上教學,得採Microsoft Teams、Adobe connect等軟體進行】
同步遠距含錄影【透過網路直播技術,同時進行線上教學並同時錄影,課程內容可擇日再重播,得採Microsoft Teams、Adobe connect等軟體進行】


因應嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎(武漢肺炎),倘若後續需實施遠距授課,評分方式調整如下:Since COVID-19, if distance learning is necessary, the evaluation would adjust as follows:

1.Group Reports (x3) 30%
2.Class Leadership 30%
3.Term Paper40%

課程大綱 Course syllabus

         Methodology is about what how we gain knolwdge, a tool by which we evaluate questions we ask, the methods we use, and knowledge we acquire. We will focus on reasons of doing research and help you look beyond current scope of research. Students will be guided to think widely at the discipline level by overview the major debates or controversies in the discipline. We will also evaluate some examples that may or may not advance our knowledge regarding our political life. While its reading load is heavier than other master-level courses, this course will focus more on intellectual discussion about current research in the field than on readings itself. To be more systematically formulate the flow of our discussion, the following subjects will be introduced in class, each of which will take about two weeks of reading and discussion. Note that these topics and relavent readings are introduced only for discussion purpose. We may introduce new topics and readings or modify the reading list as the semester goes.

課程目標 Objectives

         This course is designed to help graduate students of political science to look beyond the skill level of research. Students will be guided to think widely at the discipline level. We will overview the major debates or controversies in the discipline while thinking together about how to release ourselves from the constraints of doing research, including:
1. How divided are we? The outlook of the discipline
2. How useful is it to label ourselves as “qualitative” or “quantitative” researchers?
3. How could we release the tension between science and philosophy? Or, how necessary is it?
4. “Science ignorance”? The reexamination the epistemologoy of political science
5. Scientific realism and beyond
6. How empirical is empirical enough? Method- versus Problem-Driven Research
7. How could theorization be achieved? The Challenges of Theory-Driven Research
8. What can be done? The prospect of the discipline, experiment and causality
Note that this subject list may be updated in the first week of the class.

授課方式 Teaching methods

         lecture and discussion; for more details and weekly schedule, check out the syllabus online (to be available one week before the semester starts)

評分方式﹝評分標準及比例﹞Evaluation (Criteria and ratio)等第制單科成績對照表 letter grading reference

1.Group Reports (x3) 30%
2.Class Leadership 30%
3.Term Paper40%

參考書/教科書/閱讀文獻 Reference book/ textbook/ documents
No copies for intellectual property rights. Textbooks provided by the instructor used only for self-study, can not broadcast or commercial use

         The reading list and the updated syllabus will be posted at the instructor's course blog by the first day of class: http://psmethodology.postach.io/

每週課程內容及預計進度 Weekly scheduled progress

WeekDateContent and topic
22022/09/11~2022/09/17Thinking about the Discipline
32022/09/18~2022/09/24TOPIC 1. How divided are we? The outlook of the discipline
42022/09/25~2022/10/01(Mid-Autumn Festival– no class)
52022/10/02~2022/10/08TOPIC 1. How divided are we? The outlook of the discipline
62022/10/09~2022/10/15TOPIC 2: How Useful is It to Label Ourselves as “Qualitative” or “Quantitative” Researchers?
72022/10/16~2022/10/22TOPIC 3: “Science Ignorance” and the Discipline's Evolutionary Epistemologoy
82022/10/23~2022/10/29(mid-term exam week)
92022/10/30~2022/11/05TOPIC 3: “Science Ignorance” and the Discipline's Evolutionary Epistemologoy
102022/11/06~2022/11/12TOPIC 4: Scientific Realism and Beyond
112022/11/13~2022/11/19TOPIC 5: How Empirical is Empirical Enough?
122022/11/20~2022/11/26TOPIC 5: How Empirical is Empirical Enough?
132022/11/27~2022/12/03TOPIC 6: How Could Theorization be Achieved?
142022/12/04~2022/12/10TOPIC 6: How Could Theorization be Achieved?
152022/12/11~2022/12/17TOPIC 7: How Much Truth Can We Find Out?
162022/12/18~2022/12/24TOPIC 7: How Much Truth Can We Find Out?
172022/12/25~2022/12/31TOPIC 8: Big Data? How to Evaluate the Emergence of the Data-Driven Paradigm?
182023/01/01~2023/01/07Student Presentation & Semester Conclusion

課業討論時間 Office hours

         時段1 Time period 1:
時間 Time:星期四10:00-12:00
地點 Office/Laboratory:社1009-1
時段2 Time period 2:
時間 Time:星期五10:00-12:00
地點 Office/Laboratory:社1009-1

系所學生專業能力/全校學生基本素養與核心能力 basic disciplines and core capabilitics of the dcpartment and the university

basic disciplines and core capabilities of the department and the university
Class activities and evaluation
本課程欲培養之能力與素養 This course enables students to achieve.紙筆考試或測驗 Test.課堂討論︵含個案討論︶ Group discussion (case analysis).個人書面報告、作業、作品、實驗 Indivisual paper report/ assignment/ work or experiment.群組書面報告、作業、作品、實驗 Group paper report/ assignment/ work or experiment.個人口頭報告 Indivisual oral presentation.群組口頭報告 Group oral presentation.課程規劃之校外參訪及實習 Off-campus visit and intership.證照/檢定 License.參與課程規劃之校內外活動及競賽 Participate in off-campus/ on-campus activities and competitions.
課外閱讀 Outside reading.
※系所學生專業能力 Basic disciplines and core capabilities of the department
1.回顧與批判政治學相關議題與研究方法 1. To understand basic topics and research methodology in political science.V VVVVV    
2.回顧與批判政治學主要領域的核心概念 2. To review and criticize core concepts in major fields of political scienceV VVVVV    
3.理論或方法的創新 3. Theoretical or methodological innovation.           
4.面對知識霸權的批判能力 4. The ability to challenge and reflect on theories when facing hegemonic knowledge. V VVVVV    
5.獨立自主的研究能力 5. The ability to conduct researches independently.V VVVVV    
6.參與研究計畫的能力 6. The ability to participate in research projects.           
7.解決實務問題的能力 7. The ability to identify and deal with practical problems.V VVVVV    
8.跨文化交流的能力 8. The ability of cross-cultural interaction.           
9.申請國內外進修 9. Apply for domestic and foreign advanced studies.           
10.參與國際計劃或會議 10. Participate in international projects and meetings.           
11.投稿外文期刊 11. Publication of foreign journals.            
※全校學生基本素養與核心能力 Basic disciplines and core capabilities of the university
1.表達與溝通能力。 1. Articulation and communication skillsV VVVVV    
2.探究與批判思考能力。 2. Inquisitive and critical thinking abilitiesV VVVVV    
3.終身學習能力。 3. Lifelong learning           
4.倫理與社會責任。 4. Ethnics and social responsibility           
5.美感品味。 5. Aesthetic appreciation           
6.創造力。 6. Creativity           
7.全球視野。 7. Global perspectiveV VVVVV    
8.合作與領導能力。 8. Team work and leadership           
9.山海胸襟與自然情懷。 9. Broad-mindedness and the embrace of nature            

本課程與SDGs相關項目:The course relates to SDGs items:

SDG1-消除貧窮(No Poverty)
SDG2-消除飢餓 (Zero Hunger))
SDG3-良好健康與福祉(Good Health and Well-being)
SDG4-教育品質(Quality Education)
SDG5-性別平等(Gender Equality)
SDG6-乾淨水源與公共衛生(Clean Water and Sanitation)
SDG7-可負擔乾淨能源(Affordable and Clean Energy)
SDG8-優質工作與經濟成長(Decent Work and Economic Growth)
SDG9-工業、創新和基礎建設(Industry,Innovation and Infrastructure)
SDG10-減少不平等(Reduced Inequalities)
SDG11-永續城市(Sustainable Cities and Communities)
SDG12-責任消費與生產(Responsible Consumption and Production)
SDG13-氣候行動(Climate Action)
SDG14-海洋生態(Life Below Water)
SDG15-陸域生態(Life on Land)
SDG16-和平、正義和穩健的制度(Peace,Justice And Strong Institutions)
SDG17-促進目標實現的全球夥伴關係(Partnership for the Goals)

本課程校外實習資訊: This course is relevant to internship:

The course includes internship.(For statistical use only. If the course without internship, please ignore this item.)


Internship: The required or elective courses should include credits and learning hours. Students should participate in the corporative company or institution to practice and learn the real skills. An internship certification must be handed in at the end of internship to get the credits or to fulfil the graduation requirements.