THE DEPARTMENT OF BIO-INDUSTRY COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT

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Website : http://www.bicd.ntu.edu.tw/
E-mail : ntubicd@ntu.edu.tw

FACULTY

Full-time: 11
Part-time: 5
Ph.D. Degree: 14
M.S. Degree: 2

Full-Time

Professors

Kun-Sun Shiao: Ph.D., Ohio State Univ., USA
Shu-Kwei Kao: M.S., National Taiwan Univ., ROC
Yeu-Sheng Hsieh: Ph.D., Penn. State Univ., USA

Associate Professors

Shu-Ken Sun: Ph.D., Paris 7th Univ., France
Erh-Rou Lai: Ph.D., Iowa State Univ., USA (Chairperson)
Hsiu-Ping Yueh: Ph.D., Penn. State Univ., USA

Assistant Professors

Jiun-Hao Wang: Ph.D., Kassel Univ., Germany
Ho-chia Chueh: Ph.D., Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand
Yu-Hua Chen: Ph.D. Penn. State Univ.,USA
Shou-Cheng Lai: Ph.D., Lancaster University, U.K
Li-Chun Huang: Ph.D., Kansas State Univ., USA

Part-Time

Chao-Lang Chen: Ph.D., Ohio State Univ., USA
Ping-Hung Chen: Ph.D., Penn. State Univ., USA
Yung-Chung Chiu: Ph.D., National Taiwan Univ., ROC
Gee Chin Paul Hou: M.S., Univ. of Iowa, USA
Yei-Fei Su: Ph.D., Univ. of Texas (Austin), USA

FACILITIES

The department is located on the fourth and fifth floors of the Agricultural Hall. In order to let our students to get hands on experience with instructional technology and media, many facilities such as Video Production Systems, Sound Slide Production Systems, Sound Recording Studio, Computer Graphics & Production Systems, Overhead Transparencies Production Equipment, Interactive Video Systems, CD-ROM, CD-I Player, and a VOD system are mounted in our audio-visual laboratory. Two computer network labs facilitated with sets of Pentium personal computers, Hp sever, laser printers and color scanners, are open for students to work on their projects and programs.

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

The Department of Bio-Industry Communication and Development was established by Dr. Martin C. Yang, a rural sociologist, in 1960 and has been renamed from the Department of Agricultural Extension since August 2008. Each student in this department should complete a minimum of 128 credit hours to obtain the degree of Bachelor of Social Science. The master's program was started in 1969, 24 credits of course work as well as thesis (6 credits) are required for students to get a M.S.S. (Master of Social Science) degree. The Graduate Institute started offering a maximum seven-year program leading to the Ph.D. degree since 1988. To earn the Ph.D. degree, a student should complete a minimum of 40 credits of course work in addition to the doctoral dissertation (12 credits).


1. Undergraduate Program (Required Credits)
(1) University Required Credits (30 credits)
CHINESE LITERATURE(6), FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE(6), HISTORY(4), CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL EDUCATION(2), GENERAL EDUCATION SUBJECTS(12), ATHLETICS(0)

(2) Departmental Required credits (67 credits)
The First Year:
INTRODUCTION TO THE BIO-INDUSTRY(3), SOCIOLOGY(3), ECONOMICS() (3) , ECONOMICS() (3), GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY(C) (3), HAND-ON EXPERIENCE OF MODERN AGRICULTURE() (1), HAND-ON EXPERIENCE OF MODERN AGRICULTURE() (1), 

The Second Year:
STATISTICS(I) (3), STATISTICS(II) (3), INTRODUCTION TO QUALITY OF LIFE (3), INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES (3), MARKETING (3), SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

The Third Year:
METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (I) (3), INNOVATION AND COMMUNICATION (3), POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT (3), CULTURE AND CONSUMPTION (3), METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (II) (3), DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS (3), SOCIAL ECOLOGY (3), BIO-INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS (3)

The Fourth Year:
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING (3), MANAGEMENT OF BIO-INDUSTRY(3), PRACTICE (2)

2. The Master Program (30 Credits)
THESIS (6)
SEMINAR (I) (2)
SEMNAR (II) (2)
THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION (3)
THEORIES OF DEVELOPMENT (3)
ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE() (3)
ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE() (3)
GLOBALIZATION AND LIFE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT (3)
OPTIONAL (5)

3. The Doctoral Program (52 Credits)
DISSERTATION (12)
SEMINAR (I) (2)
SEMINAR (II) (2)
CULTURE AND THE AESTHETICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE (3)
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (3)
METHODOLOGY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (3)
ADVANCED STATISTICAL ANALYSIS METHODS (6) OR ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH (6)
OPTIONAL (21)

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

(1) Academic and Research Activities
In addition to the periodic publications of the Review of Agricultural Extension Science, seminars and symposium related to agricultural education, strategies of agriculture, or rural development are held two or three times each year. Well-known specialists or outstanding alumni are invited to lecture such meetings. Sometimes, scholars or specialists from abroad are also invited in order to exchange the latest technology and research information. For many years, the faculty members in the department have cooperated with National Science Council, Council of Agriculture, and various Farmer's Organizations to conduct numerous studies in the fields of rural sociology and extension education.

(2) Extension Activities
Through the Committee of Agricultural Extension, NTU, the Rural Youth Research Association, and the 4-H club, NTU, the department have cooperated with other departments in the College of Bioresources and Agriculture, and have participated actively in the rural community services and extension activities. Moreover, the department also works with agricultural administrative institutions and other farmer's organizations to implement counseling, planning and evaluating activities. Training programs or workshops for extension agents are held during summer and winter sessions every year. In the future, these activities will even be expanded to the international cooperation services all over the world.

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