Language and Literature
Reading Classics I : The World of Faith and Life 2credits
READING CLASSICS I: THE WORLD OF FAITH AND LIFE tries to understand the religious impact upon the development of human civilization through reading original texts of the major religions such as Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity. Buddhism and Confucianism have been major forces upon the entire Oriental civilization, while Christianity has been the very foundation of Western civilization. Students can acquire a glimpse at the nuances of each tradition and an understanding of their influence upon civilization through a reading of three different texts from these religions.
Technical Writing 3credits
This course is designed to improve technical writing skills. To acquire logical and clear writing, students will study powerful writing principles and learn how to write technically. Each student will be given individual assignments such as presentations, a cover letter, and other writing tasks. In addition, manual writing, writing about different subjects, and overview writing will be given as team challenges. Most assignments will be done during class and students will receive comments on them. Through this course, students will learn about the importance of technical writing.
Reading Contemporary Culture Through Semiotics 2credits
This course is designed to study the contemporary culture from the perspective of semiotics. The theory of semiotics was founded by the Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure. Theories from Saussure's successors, such as Roland Barthes and Algirdas Julien Greimas, will be presented and applied to cultural phenomena. Along with the examples of cultural phenomena presented by the professor, students should apply these theories to relevant cultural phenomena. In this course, students are not to approach culture simply as an amorphous entity, but are to cut cultural phenomena into distinctive elements, and finally to understand the elements that constitute cultural contents.
German Language (Basic) 3credits
In order to cultivate the capability of conversation and general understanding of the German language, we will pursue an understanding of diverse refined sentences in the living German language. This class aims to teach the basic ability to have daily conversation in the German language. In our class, we will have an introduction of the way to come to a mutual understanding, and then we will exercise the way to correspond with other people. In addition, ways to learn about vocabulary, structure and grammar frequently used for daily conversation will be presented. To cultivate the effective ability of mutual understanding in the German language, we will apply multimedia materials to acquire basic knowledge about German culture.
Russian Literature and Art 3credits
Russia is one of the most influential countries on the world‘s culture and art in the 20th century. The main goal of this course is to improve the general understanding of Russian culture and arts by experiencing a variety of Russian literary works, music, fine arts, and films. In the class, students can acquire not only a general knowledge of Russian culture, but also ways to understand cultural studies universally by reading some of the great works of Russian literature and examining some of the masterpieces of Russian arts. This course will also enable students to develop their own presentation ability by discussing each masterpiece.
Russian Language(Elementary) 3credits
This class is for beginning students who have no previous knowledge of the Russian language and wish to study Russian as a second foreign language. This course is designed for students to learn practical language and general knowledge about Russian with particular emphasis on oral communication. From the outset students will speak as much Russian in the class as possible. This class provides dialogue models to illustrate grammar in everyday situations along with modern Russian popular songs, excerpts from famous Russian films and other audio-visual materials. It offers an expansion of cultural knowledge, as well as language learning, by focusing on the development of functional communication.
Introduction to Cultural Contents 2credits
'Cultural contents' is an industry, which symbolizes dream-society of 21st century, with demonstrating culture & arts and humanities and sociology into text and technical environment into context. 'Cultural contents' is an industry that symbolizes dream-society of the 21st century by demonstrating culture, the arts, humanities, and sociology in the context of a textual and technical environment. Introduction to Cultural Contents explores the concepts and system of classification of cultural contents, as well as value chain and convergence, megatrends and development of trends in the culture contents' industry, global market prospects, and culture technology, trends, and CT R&D policy. Furthermore, at this level, we will inquire into the process of cultural contents: development-plan-production-distribution-consumption. Finally, we aim to gain a practical and didactic understanding of cultural contents and a cultivation of executive ability for cultural contents.
French (Elementary) 3credits
The objective of this course consists of learning elementary grammar knowledge and practical expressions of standard French. This course is designed for beginners who have not learned French. As language learning is bound to refer to contemporary life and culture, the program covers matters related to civilization. In addition, a sensitization to the difference between written and oral French is included. Activities will help students exercise the skills they learn.
Elementary Spanish 3credits
ELEMENTARY SPANISH is a basic level three-credit course designed for beginning Spanish learners. The course consists of three hours of intensive classroom study per week and extra homework of vocabulary building and dialogue practice focused upon the basic language skills: reading, speaking and writing. Upon completion of this course, the student will have covered sufficient materials to pronounce and hold a basic conversation dealing with acquired expressions. Moreover, in this class students will gain a greater awareness and understanding of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Finally the course is expected to motivate students to continuously study to meet their future needs.
Practical Chinese character 2credits
Due to the historicity of Chinese characters utilized commonly in East Asia, more than 70% of the Korean language is consisted of Chinese characters. The primary purpose of this class is to acquire the basic Chinese characters and vocabulary and to figure out the structure and meaning of Sino-Korean words through exploring the process of creation and change of Chinese characters. Particularly, this class intends to help students to prepare the Chinese character qualification test level 3.
Understand the Arab culture 2credits
This class addresses the formation process of Arab culture and its current situation in the historical, religious and social context. This course also intends to enlarge students' range of understanding of the variety and dynamics of Arab culture through investigating the conflict and harmony between tradition and modernity in Arab society.
English Literature and Art 3credits
ENGLISH LITERATURE AND ART is a course in which students read English literary works accompanied with background knowledge about contemporary art. Art reflects the society which produces it, and literary works as a kind of art have common aspects with other artistic works. This course will help students become familiar with various artistic works produced at the same periods and to have opportunities for comparing techniques and expressions of works from both genres. For this purpose, students will focus on reading English literary works with a view to relating them to contemporary artistic works.
European Cultural Journey 2credits
EUROPEAN CULTURAL JOURNEY is a course offered for students to understand Europe from a cross-cultural perspective. European civilization has a long history, preserving various cultures of the Occident. Indeed, learning about Europe, yesterday and today, here and there, is essential for an appreciation of Western culture. In this course, we will make a virtual visit to the European continent, look into aspects of European lives and discuss European culture. First, we travel around several cities of the main countries, and then learn about not only culture and the arts (music, fine art, synthetic art, etc.) but also about the day-to-day culture (food, clothes, shelter, leisure, etc.). Thus students will complete a trip to Europe as the theme for the semester.
Interview and Presentation 2credits
This course aims at substantially helping undergraduate students to look for or find a job. Students will practice clearly expressing their own thoughts and correctly understanding other people's views by way of repeated interviews and presentations. In particular, they will do several mock interviews for employment and develop their presentation skills. It is critical in this course for students to develop presentation skills that foster the understanding of others while serving to persuade them.
Japanese Literature and Arts 3credits
This course is designed to study the correlation between Japanese literature and other arts (such as painting, music, movies, animation, and plays). Also, this course is conducted to teach the connection of knowledge and culture in Japanese literature. Through this course, students can broaden their knowledge about Japanese literature and can also improve their perspective on Japanese culture, objectively and in-depth, in various genres. The course offers a fresh and objective perspective for seeing Japan by providing an in-depth understanding of this country, which frequently cooperates and conflicts with Korea in all fields, historical, cultural, political, and economic alike, from the ancient era to the present day. This course consists of lectures and student presentations. In the beginning, the class will provide in-depth lectures with publications and image materials of Japanese literature. Then, based on knowledge from lectures, students will choose their own topics and have opportunities to present and discuss their research.
Elementary Japanese 3credits
This course is for easy and fun Japanese learning for beginners. After this course, students will be able to pronounce basic Japanese words and communicate with Japanese native speakers more comfortably. In the early stage of the lecture, students will learn flexible conversation skills to use easily.
Chinese Literature and Art 3credits
This course is designed to teach the basic structures of Chinese literature and art. Students will comprehend the tendencies and the characteristics of literature and art from traditional times to modern times through practical works and artistic expressions. A variety of topics of personal, social, and academic interest will be presented and discussed to improve students’ knowledge about themselves and their surroundings. This course will enable students to have a chance to reflect on issues about Chinese literature and art and develop logical and critical thinking skills.
Elementary Chinese 3credits
This course is for cultivating basic reading, listening and speaking in the Chinese language. Students will learn, translate and understand basic grammar, words and sentences.
Consilience and human academy1credits
Based on the premises that happiness can be guaranteed when the touch of humanity is realized through the combination of the authenticity of the humanities (humanitas) and socio-scientific practice (human rights), securing the human right and improving happiness rather than just remaining as a knowledge level are the essence of consilience required by the 21st century. The purpose of this class is to build the basic knowledge required for global leaders in the 21st century of convergence era through humanistic imagination, socio-scientific logic and consilience of cultural and artistic sensitivity.
French Literature and Art 3credits
This course is designed to provide information about French literature and art. The course consists of lecture and discussion. After studying the overall flow of French literature, students will read and analyze several texts occupying an important place in French literature. Also, students will learn about sub-genres of French art (photography, film, theater, opera, musical, architecture, fine art, etc.) and gain a larger appreciation of some of the major works of art. Simultaneously, students will also have time to discuss texts of literature relevant to works of art, or conversely. Thus, students will examine and understand French literature and art, which are organically interconnected.
ENGLISH WRITING (1) 2credits
ENGLISH WRITING(1) is an integrated, two-credit course designed to provide students with writing experiences by building confidence, fluency, and correctness in their writing, while introducing them to the basic requirements of academic discourse. The course consists of 2 hours of classroom study per week, plus several extra hours of weekly homework assignments in various reading and writing exercises. Through attentive study of basic English grammar necessary for improving writing skills and through a variety of classroom activities including braining storming, outlining, organization and editing, students will develop their strategy for various types of writing, which begins with a personal statement, moves to a definition essay, and ends with a summary and response. All lectures and activities in this course will be conducted in English.
ENGLISH WRITING (2) 2credits
ENGLISH WRITING (2) is an integrated, two-credit course designed to improve students’ writing skills and build confidence, fluency, and correctness in their English writing. The course consists of 3 hours of classroom study per week, plus several extra hours of weekly revision process and various writing exercises. Through attentive study of basic English grammar necessary for improving writing skills and through a variety of classroom activities including braining storming, outlining, organization and editing, students will develop their strategy for five-paragraph writing and gain confidence and experience expressing their ideas and opinions in the classroom. All lectures and activities in this course will be conducted in English.
Essay Reading 2credits
ESSAY READING is an integrated, two-credit course designed to provide students with an opportunity for both intensive reading and reading for pleasure/information. The course consists of 2hours of classroom activities per week, plus several extra hours of homework assignments in various reading and writing exercises. Classroom activities will be roughly divided half-and-half into intensive reading of textbook articles and reading for pleasure/information on the topics of students’ interest, followed by discussion. The topics for reading for pleasure and following discussion will be decided on the first/second day of class. Each student is expected to fully participate in all class activities. Simply being present but being reluctant to participate and/or speak will not be accepted. English will be used as a medium of instruction throughout the course.
Essential English 2credits
Essential English 1s an integrated, two-credit course designed to improve students’ basic listening, speaking, writing and reading skills. Students will be expected to actively engage with the instructor and other students to practice the skills necessary for success in college English courses. The course Essential English gives students unfamiliar with English syntax, pronunciation, and basic vocabulary an opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to comfortably make the transition into the English 1 and English 2 programs. Our objective is to give students who may not have had the same English language learning opportunities as others the chance to participate in an introductory English course that meets their linguistic needs and allows them to flourish at a pace that is comfortable for them.
Practical English (Advanced) 2credits
This course is designed for high-level English Language Learners (ELLs) who need to start preparation for TOEIC. The goal of this course is to familiarize students with spoken English and thematic TOEIC patterns. At the end of the course the students should be able to do the following:
a. Recognize simple answer and response patterns b. Have adequate English listening skills to achieve a score higher than 300 on the Listening portion of the TOEIC test c. Gain confidence in their ability to communicate in English.
Practical English (Intermediate) 2credits
This course is designed for students who are in the intermediate level of English proficiency and trains students to learn the English for "the straight on the job training". Classes include discussion of English communication for various business situations, in-class writing and presentation exercises. The in-class exercises and homework assignments give students practice in applying the principles of Business English communication to letters, memos, e-mails, reports, and oral presentations.
Materials include English presentation and discussion and other supplementary material such as videos, current material from English newspapers, supports the learning process.
Practical English (Introductory) 2credits
This is the introductory course. You study Communicating in Business English by Bob Dignen. This class is designed for student interested in developing their communication skills for business. This text includes the following business related situations: English for Telephone, English for Presentations, English for Meeting, English for Socializing, English for Negotiating, and Writing for International Business. These lists are divided into parts of the explanation page contains information related to a particular aspect of the chapter's thematic situation. Typically, chapters begin with an overview of the situation, followed by in-depth discussion of various parts of the situation, cross-cultural tips for effective communication, and golden rules for successfully getting the job done.
Speech in English (1) 2credits
The purpose of this course is to provide students with opportunities to improve their English by engaging in highly-motivating discussions and debates in English on global and local issues of their interest. To do so, we will first identify what issues or topics for discussion students are interested in. Topics may include, but not be limited to, issues that interest or affect the students at not only a personal but also a societal, national, or even a global level. Once the issues are selected, we will construct a set of "motions" (derived from, and thus, related to, the issues) that we will debate, for or against. Then, we will have had a list of topics for discussion and related motions for debate. We need, at least, six topics and motions, respectively! (Refer to the class schedule below.) Note that for each discussion and following debate, four students work as a team; 1) as a group, they first present the topic in question, preferably, using a PPT as well as audio-/video-/text materials, and then lead a following group discussion (participated in by all students in small groups) in day one; and 2) they speak either FOR or AGAINST the motion in a debate in day two. (Depending on the number of students enrolled, each and every one of students may need to take part in both presentation (& leading a small group discussion) and debate once or twice during the course. English will be used as a medium of communication throughout the course.
Speech in English (2) 2credits
SPEECH IN ENGLISH (2) (2-hour) is an integrated, two-credit course designed to improve students’ listening and speaking skills. The course consists of two hours of classroom study per week. It is HIGHLY recommended that students form groups to practice the speaking skills between classes. In this course, students will participate in formal and informal speaking activities based on a diverse range of media and texts that represent authentic and contemporary English. A variety of topics of personal, social, and academic interest will be presented and discussed to improve students’ knowledge about themselves and their surroundings. Also, by actively participating in authentic speaking tasks based on different academic and employment related topics, students will have a chance to reflect on issues of importance and develop their logical and critical thinking skills. All lectures and activities in this course will be conducted in English.
Topical English 2credits
TOPICAL ENGLISH is a two-credit course designed to enhance English discussion and debate skills through the analysis of socially and economically important issues. Source material will consist of textbook readings, articles, essays, as well as some multimedia formats. The course consists of 2 hours of classroom study per week, plus several hours of weekly homework assignments in reading, researching, and reflection exercises. This is a discussion based course with some time devoted to short individual and group presentations. All lectures and activities in this course will be conducted in English.
History and Philosophy
Science-Technique Civilization and Contemporary Society 2credits
The quick development of science-technique after the 20th century bears on various social problems. What we call environmental matters, militarization, issues of resources and energy, private life infringements by the information of communication, and even the ethical problem of biological science exceeds one nation's problem and becomes a global problem. Consequently, we can say that a proper social-ethical judgement of science-technique is urgently required, now more than ever before. Therefore, in order to establish a correct plan for future societies, it is urgent for us to understand holistically the civilizing history of science-technology. For the continuous development of science-technique, emphasis must be placed not only on the development of science itself, but also on creating harmony between the environment and human society.
Argumentation and Reasoning 2credits
The ability to cope quickly with rapid changes in politics, economics, society and culture, and to properly solve new problems occurring in various situations, is desperately needed in the knowledge-based society of the twenty-first century. By using the texts of Public Service Aptitude Test (PSAT) as its primary learning materials, this course encourages students to develop logico-critical thinking skills, data analysis and information retrieval skills, and judgement and decision making skills. As the PSAT texts involve various argumentative episodes, students will practice extracting arguments from the texts while identifying relevant argument schemes, and analyzing and evaluating them according to the appropriate standards. In this way, the cores or essences of the PSAT or other argumentation texts are pedagogically utilized so that the students can develop the required skills.
Philosophy of Well-being and Well-dying 2credits
We will observe various states and flows of the concepts of well-being and well-dying and consider them together with traditional ideologies, as well as with East and West philosophical views. Comparing universal and Korean perspectives of happiness, joy, and meaning of life, students can introspectively reflect on themselves and come to a deeper understanding of their ideal conception of well-being and well-dying.
Understanding Ancient Western Culture 2credits
Ancient western culture became the most influential base of modern Western culture and ideology. We cannot deny the influence of Western culture on the world as a whole, including us. The purpose of this class is to help students understand ancient Western culture and to become familiar with modern elements originating from it. Students can enrich their thinking and cultural life through this course. This course consists of lecture, students' presentation and discussion of ancient Western culture and cultural phenomenon associated with it.
Western History of Modern Thoughts 2credits
European civil society in the 19th-century emerged through the ranks of the French Revolution as a new ruling class. But they confronted resistance from the growing proletariat during the course of the development of capitalism. The proletariat developed their own political ideology, which appeared as the October Revolution in Russia in 1917. Liberalism and socialism, which are represented by two classes, were opposed to each other, and then a third political ideology emerged: fascism. In this course, liberalism, socialism, and fascism will be discussed in terms of the process and background from which they were created.
Understanding of Asian Culture 2credits
In this class, you will study about all about Asia. Asia, which has a very large piece of land and large population, consists of various lifestyles and societies. Nowadays, Western values are collapsing. In this situation Asian values are once again being noticed. In this class, we'll examine a view of the world (myth) of Asia, world history with Asia as the center, religious culture based on the origin and spread of religion, and literature that is an epic and a resistance and exchange of civilization through the Silk Road. Finally you'll learn the outline of Asian culture and the present state of our culture that belongs to Asia. Also we'll search for images of Asia the way the West has looked at it through orientalism and through the viewpoint of globalization.
Multi-Culturalism in History 2credits
This course is designed to help students understand the cultural phenomena deployed in a variety of world history. In particular, the course aims to reveal insights into the origin of how a fused or developed Korean culture was introduced and formed on the Korean peninsula. The course consists of lecture, audio-visual materials, and in-depth discussion on the multi-cultural aspects and cultural contacts that entered into the Korean Peninsula through various routes throughout world history. The work in class will lead to students’ to develop their cultural knowledge, to gain an ability to think with a wide objectivity that is suited for the global era, and to move beyond intellectual error brought on by limited recognition, such as beliefs in pure-bloodedness and nationalism.
Being and Love 2credits
BEING AND LOVE is an analytic philosophy course. The course analyzes the various aspects of human love, friendship, erotic love, religious love, and filial love through a philosophical lens. By interpreting the different types of love manifested in classic and modern motion pictures, students are able to understand the depth and power of human love.
World of Yiching <易經> 2credits
Basically, Yi-ching is a fortune telling book, but this book is not for trying to discover things that have already been determined by fate. Rather, we can call Yi-ching a reference book for investigating what we have to achieve and what we want based on an understanding of the universe and human beings. So this lecture’s purpose is to introduce wide contents about Yi-ching.
Philosophy of Happiness 2credits
Irrespective of time and place, ‘happiness' has been universally pursued as the ultimate goal of human life throughout history. Many teachers of humankind have strived for a definition of happiness in their own ways and presented various methods for pursuing and achieving a happy life. But even now, to question "what is happiness?" is still meaningful. In this course, various issues concerning this question will be examined, and the ways to happiness will be explored in ancient and modern thoughts. In the process, the meaning of 'happiness' will be studied in depth from the perspectives of philosophy, religion, literature, psychology, and other fields.
Modern Society and Religion 2credits
MODERN SOCIETY AND RELIGION studies the histories and phenomena of different religious traditions such as Shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity. The course aims to understand the impact of religion upon society rather than the dogmas and traditions of religions. In other words, the course focuses on "religion itself, as in the universal phenomena of religion" rather than 'a religion' or 'religions.' Therefore, the course does not aim to teach a comparative religious studies. Instead, by understanding different religious traditions represented in particular movies, students can grasp the social significance of religion. Students can come to a more a balanced view of human religiosity. Having a religiously mature perspective can help students to respond to "post-modern" people with a sense of tolerance in matters of religious issues and conflicts.
Society and Economy
Marriage and the Family 2credits
MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY aims to introduce students to healthy perspectives on marriage and family. This course, offered since the 1990s, has been one of the most popular courses on campus. In this course, students will journey through marriage formation, such as dating, and through long-term marriage. They will also be challenged to rethink their own family life, including their relationships with their parent(s) and parental-marital relationships. Hence, they will be trained in terms of initiating, retaining, and ending intimate relationships.
International Development and Cooperation: Theory and Practice 2credits
Why are some states still in poverty and hunger? How can we understand the efforts of the international community in humanitarian and development aid? To search for answers to these questions, this course focuses on a multi-level study of the causes of poverty in a complex and increasingly inter-dependent world. It first seeks to understand theories and approaches that improve our understanding of poverty and aid. It examines differing aid in various issue areas. It tackles the wide-ranging analyses of conflicts—from poverty and types of aid from state, to UN agencies and non-state actors, to differing aid resources, to inequality and marginalization, and to governance and international regimes for addressing climate change, fairness and sustainable development. Through a literature review on the given issues, this course seeks to improve students’ capability to understand the issues scientifically. By doing so, this course aims to promote an understanding of the main concepts, theories and explanations, processes, institutions and contemporary issues in the area of poverty and development aid. In addition, through various case studies on past and contemporary issues, this course seeks to increase practical perspectives on the issue areas and thereby to enhance students’ capability to apply scientific approaches and theories to the designing of field work.
Global CEO Special Lecture Series 2credits
The main objective of this course is to introduce knowledge on self branding and suggest directions on how to cope with changing trends in the world. Classes will be jointly run with Maeil Business Newspaper, and each class will take the form of special lectures along with Q&A sessions by guest speakers from politics, corporations, and academia. The guest speakers will be selected based on surveys from students and consultations with The Maeil Business.
Corporation and Law 2credits
CORPORATION AND LAW is designed to impart knowledge to students about corporation-related law. The course consists of two hours of classroom study per week. In this course, students will participate in debate and analyze corporation-related law. A variety of topics dealing with corporations, social problems, and of academic interest will be presented and discussed to improve students’ knowledge about corporation-related law. Also, by giving specific examples, the course will help students to increase their understanding about corporation-related law. This goal will be achieved through active participation of students.
Understanding of Green Economy 2credits
This class purports to perform an economic analysis on environmental issue which is one of the most serious problems the mankind confronts in the 21st century. This class intends to cover issues, ranging from economic understanding on the cause of market failure such as externality to public goods to gain understanding of the economic solution for environmental problems such as internalization of externality, Pigouvian tax and summarizing causes. This class also explores the conflict in preservation and development, economic estimation on environmental values and the reality of environmental policies of each government as well as recent issues for environmental economy such as environmental international competitiveness, global environmental issue and social responsibility of enterprises.
Introduction to Multicultural Families 2credits
INTRODUCTION TO MULTICULTURAL FAMILIES aims to introduce students to perspectives, theories and findings on the influences of culture and ethnicity on the development of children, youth, and families as well as societies. Students will examine philosophical and theoretical challenges in studying ethnic minority children, youth and families as well as host societies. They will be enlightened and educated to be mutual citizens in Korean society and leaders in global communities.
Politics and Society of Germany 3credits
This class is for all-round understanding about modern politics and society of Germany. We will consider the modern political history and system of Germany along with related issues.
Digital Media and Culture 2credits
Advances in digital technology have had a great influence on today's culture. Media and the digitization of information have created new forms of contents and communication triggering socio-cultural changes. Under these circumstances, we need to have a general understanding of ever changing digital media environments and culture. Digital Media and Culture examines evolving aspects of culture as well as culture creation and consumption based on digital technology of the future.
Understanding Cultural Anthropology 2credits
Cultural anthropological approaches to the specification and generalisation of Asian culture are essentially needed in order to understand various aspects of Asian people and society today. For this purpose, this lecture will demonstrate how a variety of Asian cultures can be projected and analysed, while covering the basic boundaries of anthropology such as family, kinship, politics, economics and religion. Furthermore, recent developments in studies concerning gender and women, migration and immigration, educational anthropology, legal anthropology, medical anthropology and urban anthropology will be included.
Understanding North Korean Society 2credits
As a preparation for the upcoming reunification of South and North Korea, this class aims to provide students of the new generation with knowledge about North Korean society, and thereby to help students to understand the need for restoration of national homogeneity. Newer generations are less familiar and indifferent to reunification. By emphasizing nationality and the future of our nation as one nation, students will enhance their knowledge about North Korea. Classes will consist of lectures and discussions.
Economic Life 2credits
Stock investment, real estate, and insurance are very important in the economic life of modern man. An understanding of these fields is necessary for students’ to thrive in modern living. This course is designed to introduce basic knowledge and principles of each field through three 5-week blocks of teaching. The course offers students a proper knowledge of stock investment, real estate, and insurance and an understanding of the principles. In addition, it provides them with sound economic decision-making abilities by having a clear and practical understanding of the principles and characteristics of each field's main products. Each block of teaching in this course is conducted through lectures, question-and-answer discussions, and a test over each field.
Psychology of Persuasion 2credits
Persuasion is very important in modern society. Consciously or unconsciously, we persuade others and also are persuaded by others. Persuasion occurs in our daily lives, such as in interpersonal relationships, politics, advertising, sales and public campaigns. Psychology of Persuation is a two-credit course designed to cultivate students' ability to cope with persuasion. The course consists of two hours of classroom study per week. In this course, psychological theories, principles, and tactics of persuasion will be introduced. Also, an overall understanding of effective persuasion will be provided by exploring factors that influence persuasion and attitude change such as source, message, situation, and audience.
CEO Lecture (Small Businesses) 2credits
CEO LECTURE (SMALL BUSINESSES) is a course that can help students decide their career paths by learning from CEOs that Chung-Ang University has invited to come and lecture. Students can learn directly from CEOs’ vivid corporate experiences. This two-credit course, which meets for two hours once a week, is designed for sophomore, junior, and senior students. The invited CEOs will talk about the industries and businesses that they are engaged in, as well as the successes and hardships that they have experienced. Students can learn how to enhance their ability to challenge themselves and also how to handle a crisis.
Sexuality and Culture 2credits
This course is intended to help students improve their critical thinking and analytical skills, and to teach them how to apply them to issues relating to sexuality. The emphasis is on how, not what, to think about sexuality in the Korean context, which can lead to an understanding of the ways in which sex, gender, race, ethnicity, class, religion, and age intersect to shape our thinking and practices on sexuality. To achieve the course’s main objectives, students are expected to respect one another’s opinions and points of view during class discussions, yet also to challenge each other in order to examine critically the processes by which we reach and hold our opinions.
Special Lecture on Market Economy 2credits
The purpose of this course is to understand what the market economy is for students whose major is not Economics. The course’s main topics are the justifiability of profit seeking activities, the development of the market economy, and the question of social sympathy in a smoothly working market economy. Through these topics, students can understand the basic concepts of a market economy.
Children and Society 2credits
This course will examine philosophy and psychology pertaining to children as well as explore child development in a social context. From these perspectives, students will acquire knowledge on the role of parents, family, and community as assisting children's self actualization. The course will also consider current children’s social issues, and by doing so, will engage in critical thinking on the role of individuals and the community.
An-seong Culture and Story-telling Contents 2credits
This is a class of special concept that is consisted of on-site surveys and experts' lectures that teach story-telling techniques which are utilized in understanding regional culture, interesting cultural events and efficient administrative marketing methods (Transportations for on-site survey will be supported free of charge by An-seong city). The purpose of this study is to understand regional culture and, at the same time, to improve the ability to understand and utilize story-telling techniques.
Enneagram and Self-leadership 2credits
Through a study of the Enneagram, which has developed as a source of wisdom on human natures and relationships for a thousand years, students are urged to examine themselves and understand their own personal characteristics as well as their formation-processes, which will lead them to finding their personal strengths and weaknesses and will provide them with various motives for personal transformation and maturity. Moreover, the course aims to help students deeply understand the characteristics of their family members, relatives, and friends, resulting into the proper promotion of their relationships. Thus, this course will help students’ self-leadership and the development of positive habits for self-realization.
Psychology of Human Behavior 2credits
The purpose of this course is to understand many areas of human behavior based on social science and to learn fundamental theories and concepts of psychology. Students will gain knowledge to understand and research human behavior in basic and applied areas through scientific findings and implications of empirical studies. The course consists of two hours of classroom study per week. Topics include biological, physiological, and cognitive processes, sensation and perception, learning and motivation, stress and health, lifespan development, emotional and social behavior, and abnormal behavior.
Creative convergence and future designing 1credits
This class is an inter-disciplinary education including themes such as literature, philosophy, history and engineering in order to foster future talents of creativity and convergence, and actual practice programs mainly for engineering students to improve their leadership skills. The major purpose of this class is two-fold; first, to improve team activity ability to practice collaboration and the understanding of literature, philosophy, history and engineering designing; second, practicing life-long education equipped with career searching ability for each life-cycle, career designing ability and career planning ability that can seek to arrive at the level of learning performance certified by engineering education.
Job Competence Development 2credits
JOB COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT is a course conducted to help develop students’ job competence and job preparation. This is a two credit course and targets seniors preparing for jobs. The class meets for two hours once a week. This course consists of a curriculum that can help students directly by inviting corporate HR Managers and professional job consultants to come and help students with their actual job competence skills. In addition, this course also provides an opportunity for students to be able to find out what their aptitudes are through taking the KVAT test. Moreover, this course helps students to develop interview competence through providing mock interviews which are identical to real world situational interviews. The course also consists of learning how to fill out job applications, learning how to dress appropriately for an interview, and also how to approach different and various types of interviews. This course will help students understand what job specifications and kinds of people that companies are looking for.
Korean Society and Multiculturalism 2credits
Under the influence of globalization, many countries have experienced rapid changes in cultural, economical, and political areas. Korea has also rushed into the age of multiculturalism with millions of foreigners residing in the country. With diverse issues about social complications and integration in mind, this class is designed to improve students' sensitivity to social changes in Korea and to issues of 'differences' as distinguishable from 'discrimination'. In this course, students will participate in a diverse range of discussions on a variety of topics dealing with minorities, such as women of international marriage, migrant workers, multicultural children, national policy, and international law and conventions.
Understanding Modern Economics 2credits
This class is an introductory course on economics summarizing key elements of modern economic theories. It mainly targets students who are not majoring in Economics but who want to have a deeper understanding of real-life economic phenomena. The lecture focuses on economic principles that students will learn how to apply to current new topics in economy by participating in class discussions.
CAU CAMPUS CEO2credits
This education program will help students develop skills necessary to establish news business, as well as provide investors with opportunities to fund new ideas.
Life and Medicine
Climate Change and Animal Planet 2credits
CLIMATE CHANGE AND ANIMAL PLANET is a two-credit course consisting of two hours of classroom study per week designed for the general education of college students. Climate change affects ecosystems and animals on the earth, and we should understand the mechanisms of climate change and the interaction between ecosystems and climate change. This course is designed for students interested in learning about the environment, ecosystems, animal ecology and climate change. We will explore climate change and wildlife issues as we investigate ways for sustainable life and development on Earth.
Living security and first aid2credits
This class addresses contents such as living security, emergency rescue, CPR, emergency treatment and being a healthy parent, which are needed in order to secure safe environment and healthy life.
Science of Sex 2credits
The purpose of this class is to offer students introductory- level knowledge to understand human sexuality from evolutionary, historical and cultural perspectives, human sexual anatomy and physiology, sex hormones and sexual desires, conception and contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, gender identity and sexual variants, life-span sexual development, sexual problems and therapy, and communication skills about sex.
Food and Health 2credits
FOOD and HEALTH is a two-credit course consisting of two hours of classroom study per week designed for the general education of college students. In this course, students will acquire extensive basic knowledge about food constituents, nutrients and health functional foods. Also, students will acquire basic knowledge on health and diseases closely related to food lifestyle. Students will have a chance to learn about characteristics of foods in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and will acquire comprehensive basic knowledge about the relationship of the human body and nutrients.
Essentials of Brain Neuroscience 2credits
Brain neuroscience is a primary focus and goal in the field of bioscience the 21st century. This lecture provides basic concepts about the brain and neuroscience through an explanation of the structure and functions of the brain. Living in modern communities without knowledge about the brain and neuroscience, we might feel difficulties in comprehening the concepts of network and flow of thought. This course offers a very good opportunity to acquire basic knowledge about the brain and neuroscience because this type of lecture is provided only to selected students as a subject of special study.
A Color Story of Food Plants 2credits
A COLOR STORY OF FOOD PLANTS explains the relationship between color food plants and human health. The course consists of information about the kinds of color food plants, the importance of Oriental and Western medical applications, and various diseases resulting from stresses in human life. In this course, students will understand the importance of life and a diverse range of human stories from ancient times. Also, students will participate in new life style for color food plants and human food culture in modern life. All lectures and activities will encourage a change of life for the improvement of human health in the future.
Understanding the Human Body and Its Functions 2credits
Human physiology is the basis for understanding the human body and how it functions. Physiology, the dynamic study of life, describes the “vital” functions of living organisms and their organs, cells, and molecules. Although physiology is not primarily concerned with structure, structure and function are inextricably linked because living structures perform functions. Physiology may be viewed as the mother of several biological sciences, having given birth to the disciplines of biochemistry, biophysics, and neuroscience, as well as their corresponding scientific societies and journals.
Food Culture and Anthropology 2credits
FOOD CULTURE AND ANTHROPOLOGY provides a fundamental understanding of various types of food and food cultures from a perspective of cultural anthropology. Cultural anthropology is not limited to food culture but also covers food history, lifestyle, and food-related culture.
Biomedical Nobel prize story 2credits
Upon completion of this class, students will learn about eminent figures who received Nobel prize (natural science sector) awarded to those who have made the greatest achievement in human history. This course will also address the process and passion Nobel prize winners showed until they received Nobel prize. Particularly, students will look into the life stories of Nobel prize winners from their childhood until they received the prize. This class will offer students an on-line video materials that can be easily understood only with basic scientific common sense.
Story of Life Materials and Human 2credits
STORY OF LIFE MATERIALS AND HUMAN is a course about life materials that contain chemical substances derived from petroleum and are frequently encountered in humans’ everyday lives owing to the development of science. To understand and use these kinds of materials, it is necessary to approach them through their chemical aspects. This course does not require any depth of chemical knowledge, and it progresses so that students are able to understand the course materials with only a low amount of chemical knowledge. This lecture is given 2 hours a week, and the students taking this course will obtain scientific cultural knowledge and an ability to apply the knowledge to real life.
General Biology 2credits
This course aims to promote students’ understanding of biological phenomenon and theory, and to help their acquisition of an approach and application for basic biological information. The course is a two-credit class consisting of two hours per week. Students can practice what they have learned from the General Biology class in the experiment class, which will be of great help in their understanding the subjects. In addition, students will have an opportunity to better understand extensive knowledge about phenomena in life science chemically, cytologically, molecular biologically through audio and visual aids. This class will also help students who wish to take extensive biological courses by offering a general and special life science introduction.
General Biology Experiment 1credit
This course is aimed at promoting the knowledge about biology that students have learned in General Biology class by doing relevant experiments. This course is a one-credit class that consists of 2 hours per week. The class entirely involves doing experiments and holding discussions between the students and professor. After each class, students are required to submit a report. In the process, it is expected that students will improve their scientific thinking skills and research skills. In addition, the course will also be useful in determining natural phenomena that happen in everyday life through basic theories of life science.
Nature and Science
Calculus (1) 2credits
This is the first course in the calculus of one variable intended for engineering major students. It is open to others who are qualified and desire a more rigorous mathematics course at the core level. Topics include a brief review of polynomials, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, followed by discussion of limits, derivatives, and applications of differential calculus to real-world problem areas. An introduction to infinite series concludes the course.
Calculus (2) 2credits
This is the second course in the calculus of one variable intended for science students. Topics include an overview of integration, basic techniques for integration, a variety of applications of integration, and an introduction to (systems of) differential equations. Also we extend our results to two or three variable functions and explore their differential and integral calculus. In the end, we cover Stokes' Theorem.
Physics in Everyday Life 2credits
This course introduces physical principles related to various useful machines in everyday life and natural phenomena. The goal of this subject is to help students to understand physics better. This subject also covers various topics such as the explosion of nuclear power plants in Fukushim a and physics in the movies, for example. Powerpoint presentation and movies related to physics experiments will be used. Group discussions maybe held for better understanding.
Linear Algebra 2credits
LINEAR ALGEBRA provides basic theories and fundamental languages in all areas of sciences, engineering, and the social sciences. In other words, it may be considered as one of the important subjects to learn. In this course we cover the subjects of linear algebra such as vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices and matrix equations, and inner product space. This course will help students to apply these theories to the various areas in modern science.
General Physics Experiment (1) 1credit
All theories in physics are proven through experiments. General Physics Experiment (1) includes experiments that illustrate the principles and concepts taught in the course of General Physics (1). The subjects included are motion of particles, force and motion, work and energy, momentum, rotational mechanics, vibrational motions, and mechanical waves. Upon completion of these subjects, the students will be able to obtain an understanding of fundamental concepts and laws as formulated by Newton mechanics. Also, in addition to systematic measurement procedures and data recording, strong emphasis is placed on processing the data, preparation and interpretation of graphical presentations, and analysis of precision and accuracy, including determination and interpretation of best value, measures of error and uncertainty, and identification of systematic and random errors. Preparation of high-quality experiment reports is also emphasized.
General Physics Experiment (2) 1credit
GENERAL PHYSICS EXPERIMENT (2) provides experience in experimentation and observation of the concepts of electricity and magnetism covered in General Physics (2) course. Principles and uses of additional laboratory instruments including the galbanometer, amperemeter, voltmeter, DC/AC power supplier, solenoid coil, and relevant electric circuits are introduced. Proper analysis of data and errors, and quality of experiment reports are also emphasized.
General Physics (1) 2credits
Physics is a natural science that involves the study of motion, interactions, and transformations of matter and energy within the framework of space-time. This General Physics (1) course is a study of the basic concepts of physics including vector algebra, motion, and Newton’s laws of motion, energy, linear momentum, angular momentum, gravity, simple harmonic motion, waves and thermodynamics. In order to define and utilize the physical concepts there is a certain amount of mathematics that is needed. The description of particle trajectories, collisions, and the motion of waves, for example, requires the use of algebraic equations, geometrical reasoning, trigonometric functions, vector analysis, and the calculus concepts of limit and integral. This course is basically designed to provide the foundation for many other science and engineering studies.
General Physics (2) 2credits
GENERAL PHYSICS (2) is the second semester fundamental physics course as a continuation of GENERAL PHYSICS (1). Topics discussed include charge, electric field, current, electric circuit, magnetism, magnetic induction, and electromagnetic waves. Brief concepts on elementary modern physics including light, quantum mechanics, and atomic structure of matters are also introduced. Like the first semester course, this course is designed to provide the foundation for various science and engineering students not majoring in physics.
General Chemistry (1) 2credits
Chemistry is a subject that cannot be learned by casual reading or memorization, but must be learned by learning the thought processes behind the various lines of reasoning. This lecture will introduce the basic principles about chemicals, and provide logical connections between advanced fields of chemistry to practice solving problems.
General Chemistry (2) 2credits
Chemistry is a subject that cannot be learned by casual reading or memorization, but must be learned by learning the thought processes behind the various lines of reasoning. This lecture will introduce the basic principle about chemicals, and provide logical connections between advanced fields of chemistry to practice solving problems.
General Chemistry Laboratory (1) 1credit
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (1) is a course designed to improve an advanced introductory laboratory emphasizing the fundamental quantitative and physical principles of general chemistry together with data analysis. General Chemistry Laboratory 1 is a one-credit course and consists of two hours per week. In this course, students will participate in various experiments on techniques of glassblowing, determination of melting points, the solubility and fractional crystallization, molecular weight determination of volatile liquids by vapor density measurement, Graham's law of effusion and Le Chatelier's principle, acid Base titration, a redox titration, water hardness by EDTA titration, manufacture of soap, synthesize of potassium aluminum sulfate, and reactions of alcohol.
General Chemistry Laboratory (2) 1credit
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (2) is a course designed to illustrate fundamental principles of chemical science through hands-on experience with chemical phenomena and to improve qualitative and quantitative analysis. GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (2) is a one-credit course and consists of two hours per week. In this course, students will participate in various experiments on clock reaction, determination of the solubility product constant, determination of equilibrium constants, synthesis of ferric sulfate, synthesis of tetramine Copper(II) sulfate, thin-layer chromatography, extraction and isolation of caffeine, synthesis of aspirin, qualitative analysis of cations, and qualitative analysis of anions.
Arts and Physical Education
Ball sports 1credits
This class helps students gain physical and mental development through physical activities with balls and provides an opportunity for them to understand the basic characteristics of ball sports, learn basic techniques, and athletic performance. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to enjoy them as life-long sports.
Understanding and Appreciating Korean Traditional Music 2credits
In general, we Koreans say ‘gugak’ to describe traditional Korean music. If the meaning of ‘gugak’ indicates that ‘gugak’ is not Western music, the term of ‘gugak’ literally shows that it is traditional Korean music. If that is true, what does ‘gugak’ really mean? This lecture will help you to understand the basic theory of ‘gugak’ and discuss different kinds of traditional Korean music as we listen to and watch videos.
Mass Culture and Fashion 2credits
In this course, aesthetic look and flow of fashion in the context of political, economic, cultural and technological changes are described, along with a discussion of ways to express personal image through image making and fashion styling. In addition, the purchasing behavior of 21st century fashion consumers will be analyzed, and the characteristics of fashion industry and performance of high functional fashion will be studied to understand fashion business and to encourage sensible consumption.
Design Culture and Life 2credits
Searching for the meaning of design in culture can explain the periodical character of culture. In this class, we will look for the original meaning of design from its etymology and review the roles of design.
Leisure sport 1credits
Recently, with the trend of well-being, people's interest in the maintenance and improvement of personal health (which has been a national mission), the need for making the best of leisure time is sharply increasing. The keyword that represents such trend is new sport that can be enjoyed safely and easily anytime, anywhere by anybody. This kind of sports has been recently actively developing and spreading. New sport is not a major sport (soccer or baseball) but a participant-oriented experiential-type sport anyone can easily enjoy. In other words, being different from existing sports that have unified international rules, new sport is a participant-oriented sport that has a characteristic of flexibility of rules and simplicity of game so that anyone can enjoy easily. The purpose of this class is to understand new sport correctly through theory and actual practice and experience new sports so that students can enjoy new sports easily anytime and anywhere.
Stress Management and Mind-Body Training 2credits
This two-credit course intends to help students effectively cope with stress by learning Kooksundo Danjun Breathing, a type of Korean traditional mind-body training. Each class consists of a lecture on related topics supported by management and psychology theories, physical training, and breathing meditations. A to-do-list of homework is also assigned every week. Students are evaluated as pass/fail based on class attendance and two term-papers. Students will find this class will increase their body flexibility, attention power, self-confidence, and will promote a positive attitude in life.
Theories and Practices of Sports Marketing 2credits
This course will examine the application of basic principles of business marketing to
diverse sports industries with emphasis on amateur sports, professional sprots, and multi-sports club operations.
Sports Activity and Human Behavior 2credits
Sports is called the new drug of the 21st century because of its excellent effect for preventing disease and promoting health. Despite these effects, the ratio of life exercising is low. This class will provide intensive study of exercising and health, encouraging students to start and maintain working out by themselves. Specifically, students will acquire theoretical knowledge about exercising, learn about its psychological effects, and learn promotion strategies for exercising.
Understanding Modern Dance 2credits
This course will provide an introduction to aspects of modern dance as cultural, spiritual, and aesthetic expression, exploring not only its origins and but also its related roles of dancer, choreographer, and spectator. Students will learn to connect dance to contexts of time, place, and community, and will develop an understanding of how dance reflects and influences culture and identity. Students will have the opportunity to observe many different dance styles from the 20th century on video. Viewing dance is an essential part of this course. Also, discussion about the definition of artists’ works will demand participation from all of students during the semester. Students will learn a brief history of modern dance and will have a chance to reflect freely on their experience.
Understanding Modern Art 2credits
This course is designed to help students to broaden their general knowledge and understanding of modern art. Analysis and interpretation of artworks, especially paintings and sculptures that belong to the collection of leading art museums in Europe like the Louvre, Orsay and Tate Modern, form a regular part of the course. During the course students will learn how to understand and appreciate artworks in a socio-historical context. In order to provide students with a variety of ways of understanding art and the art world, the course also deals with recent critical debates and issues on art including star artists, art museums, art exhibitions and the art market. In the course, students will have a chance to choose a topic from a wide range of subjects about art and present their topic individually or in a group. In doing so, not only will they develop their critical thinking skills about art but will also improve their logical discussion skills and their presentation skills.
Modern Society and Sports 2credits
MODERN SOCIETY AND SPORTS is for students who want to learn sports from a humanistic and sociological standpoint. During this two-hour class per week, we will search for significant meanings of sports in modern society, including their influences on politics, industry, media and culture. Moreover, there will be occasions for discussion regarding mutual relations of international sports affairs with professional sports, lifetime sports, and tourism based on sports business and administration. In conclusion,