Curriculum

Division of Humanities

Korean History

This course aims to nurture specialists equipped with critical-thinking skills and a global perspective of history through a comprehensive study of the development of Korean history and changes of Korean society.

Diplomatics and Bibliography

The purpose of this course is to develop the skills to verify the authenticity of classical books and documents based on knowledge of the background of classical periods, locations, people and events related with the classical literature concerned and use them as research sources.

Philosophy

The purpose of this course is to develop scholars who can adopt a creative approach to philosophical ideas, mastering the competency to interpret the study of Korean philosophical heritage in the context of other cultural fields.

Korean Linguistics · Korean Literature (Korean Linguistics)

This course teaches students to gain an in-depth understanding of the structures and characteristic features of the Korean language as a root of Korean culture and raise awareness of its status and contribution to the development of human language.

Korean Linguistics · Korean Literature (Korean Literature)

Students in this course engage in the activities of analyzing, theorizing, and systematizing Korean literature through a critical study of various classical and modern masterpieces that capture the ideas, sensibilities, and authentic situations of Koreans using the Korean language and writing system.

Division of Culture and Arts

Anthropology · Folklore (Anthropology)

This course teaches students to improve their skills to analyze Korean society and cultural aspects based on anthropological theories and methodology. The subjects dealt in this course include the impact of the experiences of Korean people of their respective era on their way of thinking, behaviors, lifestyle, human relationships, value system, and ethics.

Anthropology · Folklore (Folklore)

This course provides students the skills to establish and effectively use creative theories and methods in the study of Korean folklore and to comprehend related materials, classical books, and documents.

Religious Studies

Students in this course are taught to learn the process in which a unique cultural pattern is formed by a group of people or community when the individuals’ view of the world and history are transferred from the life of individuals to the arena of collectivism, and gain in-depth knowledge of various aspects of religious cultures forming the Korean society.

Musicology

The students in this course are taught the activities of analyzing characteristic features of traditional Korean music based on comparative studies with the musical heritage of other cultural fields, contributing to the preservation of the cultural identity of Koreans.

Art History

This course teaches students to gain an in-depth understanding of the Korean culture and find its status among world cultures based on comprehensive research on Korean art, both traditional and modern, in connection with other related fields, such as history, philosophy, religion, literature, music, and folklore.

Cultural Informatics · Human Geography (Cultural Informatics)

Students in this course are taught the study of interdisciplinary methods for communication and application of the knowledge of traditional humanities and information technologies, contributing to the development of knowledge and information meeting the demands of modern society for multi-faceted knowledge blending culture and technology.

Cultural Informatics · Human Geography (Human Geography)

Focusing on regions as spaces for human habitation, this course develops students’ in-depth knowledge of the materials and phenomena on the Earth’s surface to describe, interpret, or explain their geographical distribution and spatial inter-relationship.

Division of Social Science

Political Science

This course develops specialists who will be equipped with the scientific and well-balanced skills to analyze the past, present, and future of Korean politics, contributing to the theories and research applicable to the local environment and conditions of Korea.

Economics

This course develops professional skills to interpret and explain the Korean economy past and present and propose the optimal solutions and direction for the Korean economy based on comparative studies on the economic systems of major developed countries and the theories of economic development, contributing to greater in-depth knowledge based on a universal framework and the Korean economy.

Sociology

This course develops students’ capability and in-depth knowledge to analyze modern Korean society from a global framework. Students will develop a sociological sensibility and imagination regarding various social issues affecting modern Korean society, and specialized knowledge of specific materials and methods with which they can approach these issues.

Ethics

This course enables students to develop insights on morality and moral issues and serves as a guide to moral life based on new ethical principles reflecting the universal values of Korean culture and ethical insight on the issues faced on a daily basis.

Education

This course features traditional insights and philosophy on the field of education and educational demands and pressures of contemporary society. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of various issues of modern education and traditional philosophy and insights on education, contributing to the framework for a new direction of Korean education.

Division of Global Korean Studies

Korean Cultural Studies

This course explores possibilities for a future-oriented pathway amid the era of globalization and the prospects for Korean reunification through interpreting original sources on Korean history, culture, society, and philosophy along with in-depth knowledge of the traditional and modern culture of Korea.

Korean Classics and Global Communication (An interdisciplinary program)

This course develops specialists who possess the translation skills to globally communicate content derived from the discovery of wisdom and insights of various Korean regions of the past and the intensive exploration of the classic works that they produced.

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