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Course Description
[1] Mandatory Courses
Writing I English1 I English2 I Logic and Thinking I Accounting and Society I Language and Communication I Korean History
[2] Core Courses of Liberal Arts Education
Language and Literature I History and Philosophy I Society and Economy I Life and Medicine I
Nature and Science I Art and Physical Education
[3] Elective Courses
Language and Literature I History and Philosophy I Society and Economy I Life and Medicine I
Nature and Science I Art and Physical Education
 
[1] Mandatory Courses
 


Writing 2credits

WRITING is a way of self-expression and an important tool of social communication to interact with others. This course is composed of lessons for understanding academic writing principles and actual writing training. Through this course, students will learn foundational knowledge and cultivate professional writing skills that will support their intellectual research.

ENGLISH 1 (Intermediate) 2credits

ENGLISH 1 (Intermediate) is an integrated, two-credit course designed to improve students’ listening and speaking skills and establish basic foundational knowledge of academic English. The course consists of three hours of classroom study per week, plus six hours of required self-study. Through attentive study of authentic academic English texts and through a variety of classroom speaking activities, students will gain confidence and experience expressing their ideas and opinions in the classroom, and develop their oral presentational skills. Every week, students will listen to or read a text and answer interpretive questions; practice and receive feedback on oral and written work; and discuss particular topics of academic and personal interest. The communication skills that students learn in this course are essential preparation for ENGLISH 2 (Intermediate). All lectures and activities in this course will be conducted in English.

ENGLISH 2 (Intermediate) 2credits

ENGLISH 2 (Intermediate) is an integrated, two-credit course designed to improve students’ listening and speaking skills and build upon the basic skills they have achieved in ENGLISH 1(Intermediate). The course consists of three hours of classroom study per week, plus six hours of required self-study. In this course, students will participate in a diverse range of formal and informal speaking activities and critically analyze related listening, reading, and writing text in authentic 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 language learning activities based on a range of academic 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.

Logic and Thinking 2credits

LOGIC AND THINKING aims to promote students' logical and critical thinking abilities, which play a core role in rational and problem-solving based communication. With this goal in mind, <Logic and Thinking> consists of two parts: 1) To establish basic inferential and analytical skills, students learn argumentative reasoning, inferential hypothesis making, and finding missing premises 2) To practice critical thinking based problem-solving ability using reading materials from classic books based on logical techniques.

Accounting and Society 2credits

ACCOUNTING AND SOCIETY is a two-credit course designed to introduce students to the principles and practice of basic accounting concepts. The course consists of two hours of classroom study per week. This course introduces the study of financial accounting concepts and then introduces the study of managerial accounting concepts. The course stresses the use of financial accounting information for decision making and the role of managerial accounting in a business environment. The objective of the course is to help students develop skills in solving problems through effective analysis of information and communicating this information in a business setting.

Language and Communication 2credits

This course’s main purpose lies in cultivating students’ self-regulatory reading habits, and also to further develop their ability to read critically analyze books. This course aims to foster logical abilities and to build advisable values through wide reading. Also, in particular, through debate, students will learn to express their opinions more clearly and will be able to share their thoughts with one another. This course aims to develop the reading abilities of students, and to cultivate their logical abilities as well. In order to achieve that goal, students will read, analyze, and criticize classical pieces from both Eastern and Western parts of the world and will practice debating issues that arise in the books. They will practice expressing their opinions persuasively.

Korean History 2credits

This course introduces students to a history of Korea, not as an isolated national history but as a particular regional history within the context of a broader world history. It aims at understanding Korea’s uniqueness objectively in a framework of general trends and developments occurring regionally. Lectures will consist of four main sections. In the first section, we will study Korean historiography in order to lay the foundation for understanding the basics of Korean history. The course will offer critiques of the existing Korean historiography and present alternatives centered on an integrated nation state. The second section will highlight several important issues of the pre-modern society covering ancient, Goryeo, and early and late Chosun periods. The third section will examine the process of modern nation building, the realities of Japan’s colonial rule, and the national movement resisting colonial rule. The fourth section aims at understanding the background of the division of Koreas following liberation, the realities of Korean society before and after the Korean War, and the subsequent process of industrialization and democratization in a movement toward an integrated history of Korea.

 

[2] Core Courses of Liberal Arts Education


Language and Literature

Greek Tragedy 3credits

This course is designed to explore the unique nature and continuing significance of Greek tragedy and ancient theater in the drama of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. This course consists of two parts: 1) theoretical aspects of the structure of Greek tragedy and conventions of the ancient theatre 2) the analysis and discussion of representative tragedies. A wide range of topics from Greek cultural history and ancient tragedies will be discussed to further improve students' understanding of the remarkable achievements of the classical Athenians in the field of tragic drama. This course will enable students to understand the structure of the Greek tragedy and the conventions of the ancient theatre and also to analyze, evaluate, and compare the tragic visions of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

Social History of Literature and Art 3credits

From ancient Greek times leading up to today's digital age, literature and art are not only products of a creative act of individual existence, but also important cultural achievements of the era and society in which the artist exists as an individual. This course will take a good look at the main flows in literature, art and architecture from respective eras, focusing especially on European culture. In this way, the relationship between the arts and society can be better understood. At the same time, this course will supply basic knowledge about major literary works and art works. This lecture will be offered three hours per week.

Language and Communication 3credits

This course was opened for the education of speaking skills centered mostly on communication within relationships. It aims to develop speaking skills, one of the most important and valued skills in modern society. This course will provide an opportunity for students to think about what efforts it will take to communicate in a variety of situations while considering others. In order to form and to maintain relationships with people, communication skills are crucial. This course aims to develop the ability to understand and express Korean with precision, and eventually to cultivate an ability to respond in various communicative situations. The course especially concentrates on communication skills that will improve relationships through conversing and debating.

Modern society and language 3credits

The purpose of this class is to have an in-depth understanding of the various social phenomena of modern society through exploring the various types of language usage formats and their details. Upon completion of this class, student will acquire the knowledge of various ways of language use in modern society so that they can understand more deeply how all the characteristics of modern society such as region, gender, race, social structure and its composition are reflected on language.

Introduction to Chinese Characters 3credits

Chinese characters are an important part of the Korean language. The study of Chinese characters allows students to improve their everyday language skills and enriches Korean culture. So this course is designed to develop students’ ability to use Korean vocabulary and understand the wisdom of history through the acquisition of Chinese characters. To do this, studying basic Chinese characters according to their specialty will be encouraged. This class does not aim at studying just how to memorize the characters, but to understand their origin and provenance as well. Students will also read very famous sentences and traditional maxims, which will enable them to understand lessons and reasons for life, and to express their ideologies and emotions very well.

Understanding Modern Novels 3credits

This course is designed to understand Korean modern novels, which have important implications in Korean contemporary art. The course consists of reading and discussing two novels per week. By researching and presenting periodical backgrounds and themes of the works, students will acquire background knowledge about history and culture. Moreover, through the process of writing, discussing, criticizing of various works by period and subject, students can also develop the ability to express their own ideas.

Understanding Modern Korean Poetry 3credits

This course is designed to demonstrate that, like other artful materials, such as songs, dramas and fictions, poetry is understandable. In this course students will learn some of the basic and 'easy' methods of reading poetry. Major activities of students in this course are: 1) finding who speaks in the poem 2) feeling the speaker’s emotional attitude and understanding why the speaker talks in 'that' way.

History and Philosophy

Understanding Science and Natural Philosophy 3credits

No one can deny we are living in the era of science. Regardless of our consciousness, we can see science everywhere. However, we need to keep in mind that this reality is a self-evident fact. Under the circumstances, it's important to note that today's science emerged from the modern western world. In this lecture, you can discuss how today's science comes into the world, to which point science has and will come, and the position science takes among other studies. Through critical debates on these matters, you can find how to evaluate and accept science.

History of Asia 3credits

This course focuses on the critical events and turning points in the histories of China and Japan, which, as its surrounding nations, are closely related with Korea’s. The class will examine the backgrounds, characteristics, and influences of China and Japan in order to look into the flow of history and culture in East Asia, which has transformed dynamically. This course will help students to recognize how the relationships between the three nations in East Asia are organically related with one another. The class will utilize various audiovisual materials, including videos, to help students’ profound understanding of the materials.

Understanding East-Asian Philosophy 3credits

This lecture is focused on understanding characteristics of Eastern (East Asian) and Western cultures. We will look at problems on which mainly Eastern philosophers have concentrated, problems they have wanted to solve them in their own ways, which are distinct from those of Western philosophy. Generally there are main streams called Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. So, we will discuss the critical perspectives and solutions that these schools have had.

Social Ethics 3credits

Human beings couldn't help but adopt survival and prosperity as their primary problems since creating communities. The problem consists of two factors. One is building up(or storing up) physical foundations for their existence. Human races could've made this possible by using nature beyond the limit of natural species. The second is constructing a non-physical basis for maintaining the community itself. The former, connected directly with survival itself, is led mainly by science-technology, while the latter, linked directly with prosperity over biological increases, can be established by philosophy or ethics. Both factors of this problem, which have partly succeeded and have partly been as an imperfect house on sand, still now confront human beings. This course aims at helping students in their understanding of why ethics or morality is needed for human prosperity and their ability to put that knowledge to practical use.

Life and Environmental Ethics 3credits

This subject features discourses on life embodied in Western philosophy. In modern times, discourses on life have ushered in special academic areas, such as life science and biotechnology. However, there is still something to be considered in that science deems discourses on life just as a subject. Therefore, this lecture will show you a way to discover environmental ethics by studying relations between life and environment based on scientific and humanistic studies and discussions on life.

Understanding Western History 3credits

This course will cover the history of Western civilization from the ancient to the present. Modernization in the East began from learning to follow and finally overcome Western civilization. Therefore, learning about the history of the Western civilization will help students understand themselves more clearly. Moreover, as the world becomes a global community, it is as important as ever that we learn the history and culture of Western civilization. This course aims not only to understand the flow of the history of Western civilization, but also to develop the basic needs required in order to make historical decisions. Instead of concentrating on the small details, therefore, this course will instead focus on understanding the big picture in seeking to develop a rational and comprehensive mind.

What Is History 3credits

Individuals and human beings have left various material and immaterial traces of life. We normally call these traces of the past “facts” or, more accurately, historical documents. Human beings have produced history by using language or letters to reinterpret historical documents into more meaningful information or knowledge. Without understanding history, not only can we not understand ourselves and human beings as a group, but we also cannot expect to gain wisdom of life, nor insight into the future. This class introduces the basic concepts of history, the reasons why we need to study history, its application, and its study methods, in order to understand what history is. The course will also examine historical events that took place in the West, South Korea, China and Japan. Students will learn how history is linked with their daily life and will understand that history does not simply end in the past as facts but extends into the present.

Understanding Philosophy of Art 3credits

This subject explores philosophical aspects of various theories of aesthetics and art, while focusing on the meaning of art. That is, the subject consists of two parts of art. Aesthetics contains mainly theoretical contents whereas art theories contain specific interpretations of art. The subject is followed by modern theories of art after acquiring basic theoretical knowledge on the history of aesthetics and art, so that the problems of art and aesthetics are passed on to general students of art a simple and interesting way, while at the same time providing them with time to meditate on and absorb the study of art and aesthetics.

Human Beings and Religion 3credits

In this course, we will take a careful look into human beings and religion. First, we provide that human beings are philosophical and religious beings. Second, we will reflect on parts of ourselves which have been lost in modern times. Third, we will search for ways of finding true values of life through religion. Fourth, we will search for a religious prescription and solution to the ultimate problems of life. Finally, we will try to establish a new value of faith. Hence, this course may help students who have religion to look back to their own faith and religion, and may help others who don't have religion to recognize the true meaning and value of faith and religion.

Studies in Humanities II (Society and Humanities) 3credits

The goal of this class is to establish a humanistic view based on a basic understanding of human beings and their relationship with society and nature. Students can learn about the value systems of human beings in a wide context.

Understanding Philosophy 3credits

Philosophy is the discipline that inquires into profound questions about human life, nature, and the world. Philosophical notions and terms seem very difficult and even unintelligible for beginners; however, all philosophical inquiries begin from the concrete reality known to ordinary people, and thus they seek answers to practical questions that we must deal with. In this regard, we can say that all the disciplines provided by the university are related with questions that philosophical inquirers must deliberate. This is the same with individuals’ actual problems in life, since views of life and the world are the natural subjects of philosophical inquiries. This course deals with the 'Must Know' problems and debates in the history of philosophy for the novices who seek after truth.

Korean Cultural Heritage 3credits

This course is distinct from Korean History in that, while history is the footprints of humans, culture is an accumulation of a mode of living inherited from past generations of humans. Culture ranges across human life; by contrast, a way of living is a more specific concept that forms an identity of an ethnic group or society. As self-identity is significant to individuals, affirmation of an ethnic identity is also substantial to the educated. The course aims to affirm both personal and ethnic identity. To this end, it introduces the concepts of culture and tradition and investigates continuity and discontinuity in Korean culture and traditions from the past to the present.

Issues of Modern Philosophy 3credits

Starting with the problems of the Enlightenment, modern philosophy has developed in various currents. Cartesian philosophy of subjectivity raised many questions about epistemology and practical thought. Though Hegel tried to answer these questions in his Dialectics of Reason, his successors and antagonists, Marx and Kierkegaard, both criticized Hegelian Idealism and held doubts about Reason. The main currents of modern philosophy, which emphasizes ideological critique and human existence, have their sources in Marx and Kierkegaard respectively. In this course, modern philosophy will be explored by viewing how modern philosophy has tried to resolve the conflict between the subject and the object, society and individual, and the universal and the particular, issued by Enlightenment philosophy. In the process, first, Hegel, Marx and Kierkegaard, who started modern philosophy, and then the major philosophers of Marxism, Existentialism, Phenomenology and Structuralism will be studied in depth.

Society and Economy

Globalism in the 21st Century 3credits

In the 21st Century, globalism has gained much attention in various fields and has been understood as "cosmopolitanism", "globalism", or "internationalism". As such, it is difficult to define globalism. This course focuses on globalism in the context of social science, especially from an international relations perspective. Students will gain knowledge about globalism through discussions from different perspectives of globalism. Students will have opportunities to reexamine Korean international relations through the course and gain a broader perspective in international issues of the 21st century.

21st Century Business Management 3credits

21st Century Business Management is a 3-credit course. This course is intended to improve students' understanding of current management issues. The main objectives of this course are 1) to understand concepts, principles, and trends about strategic brand management 2) to understand the design and implementation of brand identity systems, and 3) to understand activities to build, measure, and manage brand equity. The course format is a combination of lecture, presentation, and active discussion.

Economy and Society 3credits

ECONOMY AND SOCIETY is a 3-credit course in Economics both for students who are concentrating in Economics and those who are not. The course aims to classify and fortify students' understanding of everyday economic activities. More than aiming to teach economic theory, this course focuses on how to understand and solve economic, business and banking and financial problems more practically and efficiently by utilizing as a case-study the magical experience of the rapidly growing Korean economy. The lessons will also help students to be more intelligent economists and voters.

Understanding International Society 3credits

This course explores changes taking place in our lives resulting from various actors, including nations, the United Nations, NGOs, individuals, groups and others. Students will have opportunities to examine issues related to economy, poverty, human rights, gender, development, international conflicts, the FTA, terrorism, environmental issues, and natural disasters. These discussions will assist students’ understanding of how these issues play out in our society as they gain a broader perspective of international issues.

Globalism and World Economy 3credits

Global economy is an analytical outline for understanding the world economy as a single system. The world economy had hardly reached the stage of digital capitalism when the world economy began to establish modern capitalism, whose features may be summarized by globalization, neoliberalism, and international division of labor among other characteristics. With this view, this class's purpose is as follows: 1)To understand the creation of social formation and contradiction. 2)To accept that economic problems between nations is a single paradigm of a global system. 3)To grasp the present character of digital capitalism. Through this course, students can approach a variety of knowledge and cases about world economy, and in particular can foster both a critical consciousness in looking at the world economy as well as an ability to think critically and logically about its historical development. The course is three hours per week, consisting of general lectures, discussions and special lectures. Students will have a report at the end of term.

Global Society and Korea 3credits

GLOBAL SOCIETY AND KOREA is a course designed to improve basic knowledge about the present and future of global society and Korean society. Three credits are assigned to this course, which consists of three hours of classroom study per week. In the course, students will comprehend the institutions, social thoughts, and various agents that interweave between societies within a global context. Along with that objective, related issues such as global division of labor, international relations, climate change responses, and money-commodity recycling will be examined. The course provides a chance to think about the conditions and future direction of global and Korean society.

Introduction to Social Sciences 3credits

The raison d'etre of the social sciences is to explore rich interactions of human beings and societies through both scientific and systematic lenses. Social scientific thinking and analysis is indispensable for a better understanding of complexities in political, economic, social and cultural realities. This course attempts to provide an introduction to the basic traits and historical developments of modern social sciences and to explore epistemological and methodological foundations for social sciences. Specifically, it purports to help students understand social phenomena as scientific exploration and to grasp the distinctive nature of social sciences from natural sciences and humanities. In addition, this course also provides students with quantitative and qualitative research methods with which to observe social phenomena in a rational and empirical manner. Eventually, this course aims to help students to analyze social phenomena and even to reach a new realm of knowledge based upon a rich mix of diverse methodologies and social scientific logic.

Introduction to Social Sciences 3credits

One of the crucial objectives of higher education is to nurture citizens’ proper sense of social duties. Such a goal can be achieved not only through teaching social scientific knowledge but also by ethically thinking about the use of such knowledge. Given the tremendous transformations in polical-economic orders and social organizations in current circumstances, a new and bold ethical judgment is highly demanded. This course purports to introduce various value systems and relevant debates in modern societies, and to explore 'ethics for co-existence' as a means for overcoming stereotypical dichotomic ways of thinking. Furthermore, this course attempts to highlight Korean societies' complex structure of values systems within which (1) tradition, modernity and post-modernity (2) individualism and collectivism, (3) growth and redistribution, and (4) left and right compete. Students should engage in lively debates on competitive values, thereby enhancing their own understanding and exploring chances for new approaches in knowledge and behavior. Eventually, it is expected that students further their understanding about themselves and their societies, sharpen their insight into the world, and nurture an analytic perspecive on newly emerging changes in this globalizing world.

Citizen of the World 3credits

This course will examine various research studies based on social movements and international politics. Case analysis on global NGOs in areas such as human rights, environment, alternative policy, international cooperation, anti-new liberalism, gender, and agriculture will be examined. Based on these analyses, students will understand how such cases can be applied to Korean civil society. Throughout the exploration, students will learn to draw a practical task as a "rooted cosmopolitan".

Introduction to Psychology 3credits

Students will learn not only to understand basic concepts and principles of psychology, but also to promote their ability of independently evaluating and interpreting psychological research findings. Students will also learn how to apply psychological concepts and findings to everyday life, and will become more knowledgeable about individual and group differences while appreciating the richness of human diversity. Lectures, discussions for further studies, and weekly assignments to strengthen the understanding of basic concepts will be given.

Politics and Society 3credits

This class aims to increase students' understanding of politics and social phenomena and to provide foundations for analyzing, explaining, and predicting various issues in our society. First, amidst the rapid changes of the 21st century, students will learn to analyze political issues based on an objective perspective. With this knowledge, students will obtain an ability to think critically. The class begins from individual curiosity about social problems and political issues; therefore, it will provide opportunities for discussion and presentation about students' interests as well as about class materials.

Statistics and Society 3credits

This course covers statistical information and ways of dealing with it, both of which play an increasingly important part in our lives. The course offers an uncomplicated yet critical introduction to current statistical ideas and practices while demonstrating a variety of applications for statistics in everyday life. Statistical concepts such as regression analysis, variance analysis, and time series are introduced to help make sense of practical problems.

Freudian Psychology 3credits

This course is designed to understand unconscious phenomena in our daily lives and to enhance insight into human nature, based on psychoanalysis and Lacan’s desire theory. For this purpose, the class will analyse clinical cases in detail. Also, the class will investigate the arts using fantasy and psychological imagination in literature, movies, fine art, and our daily experiences in order to understand unconscious phenomena.

History Of Economic Thought 2credits

This course has three aims. First, the class aims at explaining a history of economic thoughts on the origin of wealth. Second, the class aims at explaining a history of economic thoughts on the distribution of wealth. Finally, the class will help students develop debates on economic growth and alternative economy. Students will learn to discuss the main theories of modern economic thought, ranging from Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Jean-Baptiste Say and Robert Owen to Alfred Mashall, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes.

Modern Society and Mass Communication 3credits

Digital era media is a key to understanding contemporary society. Without the ability to read media, it is difficult to adapt to changes surrounding our society. Throughout the course, students will understand how media is associated and connected with society and how the mechanisms of media operation create and guide public opinion. The course will help students to develop a critical interpretation of how various media affect our society and its formation of culture.

Contemporary Society and Law 3credits

This course is a three-credit liberal arts course designed to improve students’ understanding and analysis of the legality of various social problems in modern society. The course consists of three hours of classroom study per week, combining instructor-led lecture with free-form seminar. First, students will learn about pragmatically general legislations and settlements of dispute which they should have knowledge of. Second, by participating in the presentation and discussion on sharply divided legal issues in contemporary society, students will learn and understand the legal logics of pro and contra by themselves. Ultimately the course is aimed at helping students develop a balanced legal mind.

Issues in Modern Society 3credits

This is an integrated, three-credit course designed to help students improve their understanding of the fundamental structure and mechanisms in modern society and to establish their own views of various social problems. The course consists of three hours of classroom study per week and requires five hours of self-study. In this course, students will express their opinions about disputable issues in various social areas and critically discuss various theoretical approaches since the advent of modern society. A variety of theoretical positions in the social sciences, including sociology, will be introduced, and their connotations with social issues will be traced for students’ in-depth understanding. Also, by actively participating in discussion on various topics, student will have a chance to enhance their logical and critical thinking skills and refine their points of view about important issues in modern society.

Life and Medicine

Leading a Healthy Life 3credits

In order to lead a healthy life, it is necessary to acquire proper knowledge and information on health. In addition, it is important to possess an ability to extract only useful knowledge from among the flood of information available and to utilize it to improve one’s health and well being. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to examine and increase their basic knowledge of human physiology, the etiology, prevention, and treatment of common diseases, drugs, aging, and some other health-related issues.

Understanding Life Science 3credits

Life science is a comprehensive study about symptoms of life, functions of creatures, environmental preservation and human welfare. Namely, Life Science can explain the essence of life including human beings and the relationship between life and nature. This class is for the lay person of Life Science, who will understand essential elements of life science and how they correlate with human beings.

Origin and Evolution of Life 3credits

ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF LIFE is a course designed to help students to understand the origin of life, the mechanisms and course of evolution, and the diversity of life. This course focuses on three subjects on life for students whose major is not Biology. First, students will learn how the elements of molecules of life and life itself originated in the universe. Second, students will understand the history of evolutionary science and the mechanisms of evolution. Third, students will learn about the diverse life forms on earth and their relationships. The course will be supplemented by a wide variety of multimedia materials.

Plants and Civilization 3credits

PLANTS AND CIVILIZATION is an integrated, three-credit course designed for the study of plants in human life. Harmony between plants and human life is rightly a utopia. The course introduces the concept and range of plants and related civilization. Moreover, it presents the classes and functions of plants, as well as the theory and practice of using plants. In addition, the course discusses the future of the field of plants and civilization, particularly the potential for utilization and industry.

History of Medicine 3credits

The main objective of this course is to provide common knowledge about medicine. In developing this class, there are four goals in mind:
① To provide a clear introduction to the basic rules of medicine.
② To provide an understanding of the history of medicine and humans.
③ To provide an understanding of the concepts of medicine.
④ To provide knowledge about how to maintain personal health.

Humans and Microbes 3credits

Microbes are essential to our lives. Many diseases are caused by microbes, but we also obtain a lot of benefits from microbes. Microbes will surely solve worldwide problems such as global worming, the energy crisis, and famine. In this course, a comprehensive overview of microorganisms will be presented, with general examples that we can experience during our life time. Topics include interesting stories about bacteria, viruses, and fungi related to human life. This course is designed to introduce undergraduate students who may not have taken any microbiology course previously to basic microbiology and lead them to an understanding of the role of microorganisms in our general lives.

Health and disease of Modern Society 3credits

This class addresses the issue of health and disease from the aspects of cultural and socio-economic change. The primary purposes of the course are to enable students understand the definition and socio-economic determinants of health, explore the relation among the socio-economic causes of health inequality, understand the evolutionary process of health and investigate the health issues that Koreans are currently confronting.

Global Environment and Human-beings 3credits

Why have a variety of global environmental phenomena occurred since the latter part of the 20th century? In advance, let's take a look at how all the Earth's physical features and living organisms are interconnected. They work together in meaningful ways such as matter cycles, energy flows and life webs. Oceans and water, mountains, air, plants, microorganisms and animals, all play important roles in determining how our planet works and functions. In this course, we want to understand how the Earth systems (consisting of the parts above) work together by means of the tools and ideas from many scientific disciplines including geology, biology, chemistry, physics and others. Looking back on the history of our planet, the Earth has been dramatically changing as a whole from the use of modern technologies made by human-beings. Due to these human activities, a lot of global environmental phenomena have taken place, such as the Earth's climate change, global warming, increase of harmful ultra-violet on the Earth due to the destruction of its ozone shield, and the loss of biodiversity. In the context of overcoming the planet’s current environmental problems, we will talk about what “healing science and technology” (HT) is, how to find environmental solutions using HT, and how to establish an environmentally sound and sustainable society from now on.

Nature and Science

Science-technique and Contemporary Society 3credits

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, privacy infringements by the information of communication, and even the ethical problem of biological science exceed one nation's problems and become global problems. Consequently, we can say that a proper social-ethical judgement of science-technique is urgently required now more than ever. Therefore, in order to establish a correct plan for future societies, it is urgent that we holistically understand the civilizing history of science-technology. For the continuous development of science-technique, we not only have to put emphasis on the development of science itself, but also we need to create harmony and friendliness between the environment and human society.

Civilization and Science 3credits

In this course, we are going to investigate the effects and roles of science and technology on the development of human civilizations from ancient times to present. We also want to think about the future of human civilization through the development of modern science and technology. In the course we want to enhance the scientific-thinking capabilities of students who do not major in science and technology, by exploring the basic principles of the science and technology leading the civilizations.

Life and Chemistry 3credits

The most effective way to learn chemistry is by examining the goods and substances we use in our daily lives and looking at how they affect our environment. Life and Chemistry introduces subjects emphasizing recent developments in the foundation of chemistry and in the applications of chemistry to our everyday lives. The subjects of this course range in scope from the first glimpse of antimatter to the productions of new elements. They include recent developments in global warming, environmental pollution, nutrition, medicine, and similar matters.

Mathematical World 3credits

This course introduces the mathematical concepts and principles related to natural phenomena and social events. We focus on the mathematical basis of those events in our everyday lives. This course covers music, logic, coding theory, art, financial mathematics, fair division, and game theory. Through these subjects we want to enlarge students’ understanding of mathematics.

Understanding the Universe 3credits

This course will cover fundamental knowledge about astronomy and the universe. It supplies current scientific information and answers for humans’ ultimate questions regarding the mysteries of the universe. Starting from the formation of stars, the origin and the evolution of the universe and extraterrestrial life will be explored. The various constituents and the giant structure of the universe, the history of cosmology, and the on-going projects of exploration towards our universe will be discussed in terms of physics and astronomy.

Art and Physical Education

Design Methodology 3credits

Under the influence of globalization, in which cut-throat competition is inevitable, the subject of design is constantly studied and developed so as to produce good products. Since design aims to gratify psychological and materialistic needs of humans concurrently, companies place emphasis on the significance of design, technique, material, economic feasibility, marketing, sale, and other factors. With regard to this reality, the class is designed to help students to understand methodology and the importance of design, recognize its major functions, and learn a design that fits in with today’s sensibility.

Understanding Photographic Art 3credits

UNDERSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHIC ART is an introductory course that provides a chance to think critically about photographic art with a variety of photo examples and versatile discourses. This three-credit course will run three hours per week. This class will focus on both the influence of photography upon modern society and photographic art itself as a sort of medium of contemporary art. Students will compare conventional and contemporary meanings of photography from aesthetic and historical points of view. Also, students will look into the transition of film and lens image making from still image to motion picture. Furthermore, in this class students will recognize the soaring status of photographic art in the contemporary art world.

Understanding Theatre & Musical 3credits

The objective of this course is to foster a higher understanding of the performing arts through the study of its history, its definition, and through the experience of creating theatre and musical. This course consists of three hours of class time per week; however, additional time is required for out-of-class individual or group assignments. In the process, in addition to practical and theoretical considerations, a high-level of learning may be achieved through job training, including access to world-wide theatre & musical. Students will gain an intensive, independent, and professional perspective on theatre and musical through the study of a variety of formats concerning the evolution of contemporary art. With this background in the production of performing arts we will be able to try a distinctive and critical approach. In addition, through on-site visits with professionals, theatre excursions, and experience with the production process of contemporary theatrical productions, students will be exposed to specific parts of an actual production, giving them the opportunity to think, and judge for themselves about the characteristics of theatre and musical.

Arts Management 3credits

This course offers knowledge about the cultural contents and tourism industries. Students can acquire theories and works in relation to these two industries.

Arts & Creative Thinking 3credits

This class will consist of omnibus lectures by famous professors from the college of art, including the schools of performing arts and media, fine arts, design, music, traditional arts and sports science. The professors will give students the chance to develop an integrated thinking ability, solve problems, and acquire basic thought formation for self-directed learning.

Exercising and Healthy Life 3credits

This class will give students knowledge about the effects of exercise and help them realize the value of exercise for preventing disease. Specifically, students can learn the principles of exercising and keeping and promoting a healthy body. We will actually exercise together.

Understanding and Listening to Music 3credits

In this course, we will study important and popular pieces of classic repertory, through lecture and listening. The historical background, musical style, and compositional techniques of the works will be taught. The course will be completed by lectures on some major composers and historical points.

Understanding Plastic Arts 3credits

In this course, students will examine the backgrounds of masterpieces from art history. They will develop an ability to evaluate the masterpieces with a view of plastic art, understanding the organic relationship with life and art in the context of the liberal arts.

 

[3] Elective Courses


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,