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Korean Studies


Korea, The Land of Morning Calm, is transforming itself into Dynamic Korea, successfully penetrating international markets with high quality products and an increasing international presence through foreign direct investments, among others. Fast becoming as the Hub of North-East Asia, the country has been host to the 1988 Olympic and the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, and has become one center of attention that the world is paying close attention to, due to its dramatic economic growth and industrial development. The Korean Studies major at AJOU GSIS seeks to provide a deep understanding of the country, its achievements, and rich culture. For this purpose, Korean Studies offers various courses from Ancient Korean History to Modern Korean Society, its relationship with Asia, and its role in the modern world. Korea Studies offers three broad categories of courses: Language and Literature, Korean History and Culture, and GeneralIssuessuc have Politics, Education and Business. Students, who want to acquire language proficiency and deep knowledge about Korea, and know how it has transformed into a leading economy, will find fulfillment from the comprehensive syllabus of this field of study at AJOU GSIS.

Course List of Korean Studies

Courses for Korean Studies are as follows :

Courses for Korean Studies are as follows :
  • Business and Management in Korea
  • Korean History
  • Korean Economic Development
  • Contemporary Korean Society
  • Korean Politics
  • Modern Korean History
  • Readings in Social Sciences
  • Classical Korean Literature
  • Modern Korean Literature
  • Ancient and Medieval History of Korea
  • History of the Chosun Dynasty
  • Introduction to Korean Thought
  • Korean Culture and Arts
  • Social Movement in Modern Korea
  • Women in Korean Society
  • Seminar in Korean Firms
  • Korea's New Generation and Social Change
  • Korean Civil Society and Local Autonomy
  • Understanding the EastAsia
  • Research Methods
  • Thesis Research (Topics in Pre-modern Korean History, or Modern Korean History, Korean Economy, etc.
  • Beginning Korean Language
  • Intermediate Korean Language
  • Advanced Korean Language I
  • Advanced Korean Language II
  • International Relations
  • North Korean Politics and Economy
  • Geography of Korea
  • Legal Systems in Korea
  • International Communication Skills
  • The student must complete at least two Korean language courses of the following Korean language courses. Further study of the language is encouraged.
  • The Specific courses that any student takes are individually chosen, in consultation with advisors, depending on each student's interests and course availability.
Recommended Sequence of the Subjects
  • ※ Non-Thesis Track students MUST take 24 credits from the Elective courses
  • ※ Graduation Credits Required: 36 Credits or 30 Credits + Thesis

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