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The Department of Library and Information Science offers programs at Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral levels. Below is an overview of admissions and courses at each level:

The primary objective of this program is to cultivate library and information science professionals. To earn the B.A. degree, a student must obtain a minimum of 139 credits of course work, including 30 credits required by the University, 54 required and 35 elective credits for the major subject specialty, and 20 elective credits from other departments.

Freshman
Introduction to Library Science (2), Reference Resources (3), Introduction to Information Science (2), Introduction to Computer Science (3). at least two of the following: Introduction to Communications (2), General Psychology (3), Sociology (3).

Sophomore
Computer Networks and Communication (2), Collection Development (3), Reference and Information Service (2), Research Methods and Thesis Writing (2), Second Foreign Language (6).

Junior
Information Organization I (3), Information Organization II (3), Library and Information Service Field Work I (1), Information Retrieval (3), Library Management (2), Information Psychology (3), at least one of the following: Information Sources and Service in Humanities, Information Sources and Services in Social Sciences, Information Sources and Services in the Science and Technology, Government Information Resources, Competitive Intelligence (3).

Senior
Library and Information Service Field Work II (1), Special Topics in Library & Information Science (2), Library Information Systems (3).

 

International applicants seeking admission into our graduate programs should demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication in Mandarin Chinese.

Please also refer to Degree Students and Important Dates on Office of International Affairs site:
http://www.oia.ntu.edu.tw/oia/default/article/detail/webSN/512/article_sn/49

Admission to the M.A. degree program is based on performance in the University Entrance Examination or on a reviewing and selecting basis. Foreign students are not required to take the entrance examination but are evaluated based on their academic background and experience.

To earn the M.A. degree, a student must obtain a minimum of 30 credits of course work, including 12 required and 18 elective credits. Master students who do not have library and information science degree will have to complete the prerequisite courses.

The Required Courses
Seminar in Information Organization (3), Seminar in Information Science (3), Research Method (3), Seminar in Readers’ Service (3).

The Prerequisite Courses
Library and Information Science (2), Collecting and Organizing Information Resources (3), Reference Services and Resources (3), Library Field Work(0)

Degree requirements for the master’s program are as follows:

  1. At lease two years of study;
  2. 30 credits of course work with a passing grade of B- ; and the grades for student conduct above B-;
  3. Completion of a comprehensive examination in two specialized fields;
  4. Participate or attendance in the minimum of three LIS related academic activities (e.g. conferences, workshops and seminars) each year in the first two years into the program.
  5. Completion of a master’s thesis and oral examination.

 

International applicants seeking admission into our graduate programs should demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication in Mandarin Chinese.

Please also refer to Degree Students and Important Dates on Office of International Affairs site:
http://www.oia.ntu.edu.tw/oia/default/article/detail/webSN/512/article_sn/49

Admission to the Ph.D., degree program is based on performance in the University Entrance Examination. Graduation Requirements for the Ph.D., Degree are as follows:

  1. At lease two years of study;
  2. 24 credits of course work with a passing grade of B- ; and the grades for student conduct above B-;
  3. A total of 6 credits are required in either a second foreign language not previously acquired or advanced research methods. However, the second foreign language requirement can be waived by successfully passing the standard language test held at NTU.
  4. Successful publication of two journal articles, one of which in English, in journals approved by the Department. Present at least one paper in any LIS related seminar, academic post is allowed.
  5. Participate in any LIS related academic activities.
  6. Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination that may be taken after the student has completed 24 credits of course work. Upon successful completion of the comprehensive examination, the student prepares a dissertation proposal to present to the Dissertation Committee;
  7. Successful defense of a doctoral dissertation. Doctoral students who do not have library and information science degree will have to complete all M.A. program’s required courses as well as other prerequisite courses.

 

International applicants seeking admission into our graduate programs should demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication in Mandarin Chinese.

Please also refer to Degree Students and Important Dates on Office of International Affairs site:
http://www.oia.ntu.edu.tw/oia/default/article/detail/webSN/512/article_sn/49

Below you can find information about the courses we offer here at the Department of Library and Information Science:

Course NumberCourseCredit(s)Level(s)Required (R) /Elective (E)Area
LIS3028Introduction to Mass Communication2B.A.R1
LIS1004Reference Resources3B.A.R1
LIS2004Introduction to Computer Science3B.A.R1
LIS1016General Psychology3B.A.R1
LIS1007Introduction to Library Science2B.A.R1
LIS1008Introduction to Information Science2B.A.R1
LIS1001Student Service Education (I)0B.A.R1
LIS3008Reference and Information Services2B.A.R1
LIS4015Research Methods and Thesis Writing2B.A.R1
LIS3017Library Collection Development3B.A.R1
LIS2010Computer Network and Communication2B.A.R1
LIS1002Student Service Education (II)0B.A.R1
LIS1017Library and Information Service Field Work (I)1B.A.R1
LIS4012Information Retrieval3B.A.R1
LIS3027Information Psychology3B.A.R1
LIS4002Library Management2B.A.R1
LIS3001Organization of Information (I)3B.A.R1
LIS3004Organization of Information (II)3B.A.R1
LIS3033Library Information Systems3B.A.R1
LIS4014Special Topics in Library and Information Science2B.A.R1
LIS1018Library and Information Service Field Work (II)1B.A.R1
LIS1003Student Service Education (III)0B.A.R1
LIS4011Library Statistics3B.A.R1
LIS4001Indexing and Abstracting2B.A.E2
LIS3038Archival Arrangement and Description3B.A.E2
LIS5049Knowledge Organization3B.A./M.A.E2
LIS4016Children's Books3B.A.E2
LIS4018History of Libraries3B.A.E2
LIS5068Seminar in Metadata3B.A./M.A.E2
LIS5012Thesaurus Construction2B.A./M.A.E2
LIS3031Planning & Producing AV Materials (I)2B.A.E4
LIS3032Planning & Producing AV Materials (II)2B.A.E4
LIS5052Seminar on Educational Technology2B.A./M.A.E4
LIS5022Media Center Management2B.A./M.A.E4
LIS5082Scholarly Communication3B.A./M.A.E4
LIS5071Multimedia Design and Digital Archives3B.A.E4
LIS5081Topical Seminar on eBook Production3B.A.E4
LIS5055Semianr on E-learning3B.A./M.A.E4
LIS5066Human-computer Interaction3B.A./M.A.E4
LIS5069Seminar on Information and Communication System3B.A./M.A.E4
LIS5038Introduction to Knowledge management3B.A./M.A.E4
LIS2007Database Systems3B.A.E4
LIS2009Computer Programming3B.A.E4
LIS5059Introduction to Knowledge Engineering3B.A./M.A.E4
LIS5075Web Programming3B.A./M.A.E4
LIS5076Database Management System3B.A./M.A.E4
LIS4019Library Trends2B.A.E5
LIS5078Digital Libraries3B.A.E4
LIS5079Information Visualization3B.A./M.A.E4
LIS2015Multimedia Management2B.A.E3
LIS4010Government Information Resources3B.A.E3
LIS2016Library Instruction3B.A.E3
LIS2017Online Information Services2B.A.E3
LIS3035Information Sources and Services in Social Science3B.A.E3
LIS3036Information Sources and Services in the Science and Technology3B.A.E3
LIS3034Information Sources and Services in Humanities3B.A.E3
LIS5007Reading and Library3B.A.E3
LIS5008Interpersonal Communication and Reader's Services2B.A.E3
LIS5065Special Topic on Bibliotherapy3B.A./M.A.E3
LIS5054Information Architecture and Web Design3B.A./M.A.E3
LIS5061Competitive Intelligence3B.A./M.A.E3
LIS5070Special Topic on Social Network Analysis2B.A./M.A.E4
LIS5009Introduction to Informetrics2B.A.E6
LIS2011Bibliography3B.A.E6
LIS3037Introduction to Archival Science3B.A.E6
LIS5006History of the Book3B.A.E6
LIS5026Library and Information Society3B.A./M.A.E6
LIS3030Special Topics in Library Science (I)2B.A.E6
LIS3029Special Topics in Library Science (II)2B.A.E6
LIS3011College and University Libraries (a)3B.A.E5
LIS5019Library Buildings 2B.A./M.A.E5
LIS5074Usability and User Experience (UX) Research3B.A./M.A.E5
LIS5067Library and Information System Evaluation3B.A./M.A.E5
LIS5077Archives Marketing3B.A./M.A.E5
LIS5039Psychology of Management3B.A./M.A.E5
LIS4005Human Resources Management in Librarianship2B.A.E5
LIS4009Library and Information Regulations2B.A.E5
LIS3039Special Libraries2B.A.E5
LIS4006Introduction to Management3B.A.E5
LIS5058Seminar on Puiblic Libraries3B.A./M.A.E5
LIS5034Service Management3B.A./M.A.E5
LIS7021Library and Information Service Field Work0M.A.E1
LIS7015Seminar in Information Science3M.A./Ph.D.R1
LIS7016Seminar in Readers' Service3M.A./Ph.D.R1
LIS7013Seminar in Information Organization3M.A./Ph.D.R1
LIS7014Research Method3M.A./Ph.D.R1
LIS5042Collecting and Organizing Information Resources3M.A./Ph.D.E1
LIS5043Library and Information Science2M.A./Ph.D.E1
LIS5048Reference Services and Resouorces3M.A./Ph.D.E1
LIS7006Theroy of Classification3M.A.E2
LIS5010Seminar on Printing in China2M.A.E2
LIS5030Study on the Authentication of Chinese Rare Book Edition2M.A.E2
LIS7018Museum Learning3M.A.E3
LIS7024Museum Visitor Studies3M.A.E3
LIS7023Information Seeking Behavior3M.A.E3
LIS7017Special Topic on Information Seeking and Decision Making3M.A.E3
LIS5056Special Topics on Digital Archives3M.A.E3
LIS7020Special Topics on Chinese Information Processing3M.A.E4
LIS5033Automatic Classification & Indexing3M.A.E4
LIS7026Topical Seminar on eBook3M.A.E4
LIS7022Archival Studies3M.A.E5
LIS5073Seminar on Special Topics in Library Information System3M.A./Ph.D.E5
LIS5051Qualitative Research3M.A.E6
LIS7011Special Topics in Library Science (I)1M.A.E6
LIS7012Special Topics in Library Science (II)1M.A.E6
LIS7019Seminar in Chinese Bibliography3M.A.E6
LIS5045Quantification Research and Statistics Analysis3M.A.E6
LIS5046Citation Analysis and Practice3M.A.E6
LIS5064Scientific Writing3M.A.E6
LIS5040Patent Information and Patent Searching3M.A./Ph.D.E6
LIS5062Social Informatics3M.A./Ph.D.E4
LIS8018Seminar in Theories of Cataloging and Classification3Ph.D.E2
LIS8016Special Topics on Cataloging2Ph.D.E2
LIS8019Special Topic on Knowledge Organization3Ph.D.E2
LIS8015Seminar on Information Behavior Theories3Ph.D.E3
LIS8002Special Topics on Library Management2Ph.D.E5
LIS8023Special Topics on Leadership and Library Management3Ph.D.E5
LIS8024Special Topics in Information Literacy3Ph.D.E6
LIS8004Individual Research2Ph.D.E6
LIS8006Individual Research (II)2Ph.D.E6
LIS8021Seminar in Theory Development3Ph.D.E6
LIS8022Informetrics3Ph.D.E6
LIS8025User Behavior Research3Ph.D.E6

Course Areas:

B.A.
1. Basic courses
2. Information organization
3. Information resources and services
4. Information and Communication technologies
5. Management of information institutions
6. Special topics in information & documentation studies

M.A.
1. Prerequisite basic courses/Required core courses
2. Information organization
3. Information resources and services
4. Information and Communication technologies
5. Management of information institutions
6. Special topics in information & documentation studies

Ph.D.
1. Prerequisite basic courses
2. Information organization
3. Information resources and services
4. Information and Communication technologies
5. Management of information institutions
6. Special topics in information & documentation studies