Students are required to take a total of 33 credits
(not including the thesis), including 13 credits
of required courses and 20 credits of elective
courses; draft a research plan and elect to write
a masters thesis.
The core of this institute is Taiwanese aboriginal
development. By means of extension education and
summer tribal education classes in the Aboriginal
Research and Training Centre, as well as in combining
theory and practice, students will develop abilities
in evaluation, planning and administration. In
order to develop the students' international perspectives
and react to future needs, there will be a secondary
emphasis on global and Austronesian ethnic questions.
In order to build up the professional abilities
of the students, in addition to required courses,
elective courses will be divided into the clusters
of Ethnic Law and Administration, Ethnic Economics,
and Educational Culture. Graduate students should
elect three or more classes in any one cluster.
With permission, they may take elective courses
in other institutes, to a maximum of 9 credits.
- Theory and methods cluster: Development
Theory, Research Methods, Ethnic Relations,
Policy Analysis and Planning, etc.
- Ethnic Law and Administration: Ethnic
Political Science, Political Anthropology, Special
Topics in Ethnic Questions, Ethnic Conflict,
- Ethnic Economics and Society: Ethnic
Economics, Economic Anthropology, conomic Development,
Sociology of Ethnicity, Taiwanese Aboriginal
Ethnography,Austronesian Research, etc.
- Educational Culture: Ethnic Education,
Educational Anthropology, Special Topics in
Aboriginal Art, Aboriginal Literature, etc.