The National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (NKFUST) Dept. of Liberal Arts and Humanities is offering a course entitled, Bicycle Theory and Practice, with the aim of teaching social awareness and cultural understanding, while teaching a practical set of skills.
According to the course instructor, Tsai Hsin-chieh, the university has provided several free bicycles for students to ride around campus. Tsai would like to combine the school's goals with the concept of bikes and provide a course to better integrate the school's aims for its students.
Professor Tsai's plan requires students to "adopt" two bikes on campus with the course which is divided into three parts: (1) maintainance- which involves fixing school bikes. (2) Teaching students how to ride safely. (3) Planning a bike route. The students are required to plan a ride around the island of Hsiao Liu-chiu 小琉球 at the end of the semester as their final exam for this course.
Tsai hopes that through taking action on their bikes, his students can better combine theory and practice in a more practical manner and help to better their community as well.