103年第1學期-2184 志願網絡社會研究 課程資訊
|exams: midterm and final||25||format is oral presentation or written report|
|participation||25||attendance, preparation, speaking/listening in class|
|journals and e-mails||20||weekly journal e-mails or Facebook group postings|
|presentations/project reports||30||at least 3 presentations using media|
本課程名額為 60人，已有23 人選讀，尚餘名額37人。
The purpose of this course is to use English resources and communication in order to study the development of social networks(社交網絡) that use volunteering(志願者) to affect social change (社會變革) in Taiwan and the world. The students will begin with some background reading in social networks(聯網), social capital(社會資本), volunteer theory(志願者理論), and other concepts that provide a foundation for sociological study of small groups and networking. After a theoretical and historical introduction, the course will be project-based (專題研習) in order to develop an understanding of the social process in community involvement (社區參與). Students will complete two projects (midterm and final) based on their research of community organizations(社區組織) such as non-profit organizations(非營利組織) or non-governmental organizations(非政府組織) and social networks. In addition to studying community networks and using social media, students will also develop their English writing, speaking, discussion and presentation skills by preparing PowerPoint presentations to present to classmates as well as questions for discussion.
On completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. understand the concepts of networking聯網, community organization社區組織, social media社交媒體, social capital社會資本, volunteerism志願者理論and social change社會變革;
2. express their opinions to and exchange ideas about society with classmates and native speakers in English;
3. communicate ideas in English for discussion/debate/casual and formal presentation; and
4. navigate social media and community social networks to bring about social change
Office HourLAN205, office hours by appointment on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1pm to 2pm. Teacher is easy to communicate with by e-mail or Facebook group at any time.
Volunteer Network Study, by Dr. Douglas Jarvie