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MA Department of Korean Studies

MA Korean Studies

The Department of Korean Studies at GSIS aims to equip international and domestic students with an enhanced understanding of Korea, including its contemporary social modernization, and economic development. GSIS offers both two-year Master’s degree and one-year diploma. Although all the courses in the program are taught in English, a high level of Korean language and reading courses are available in Korean for students who want to have intensive training in the Korean language. Current courses include: Modern History of Korea, Social Movement and Political Change, Social Problems in Korea, Korean Economy, Korean Cinema in the Global Context, and Dynamics of Korean Management.

Academic Requirements (Admitted students from 2016 ~ )

Section Title Credit
CORE compulsory
Courses
-Research Methods
-Thesis Research I (3rd-semester)

-Modern History of Korea
-Contemporary Korean Society
-Korean Language I,II,III
3
3

3
3
9
Sub-Total 21
Major Electives Take 3 courses in Korean Studies 9
General Electives 9 credits in any major at GSIS including below:
- Internship (3,6,9 credits according to working periods)
- Summer Seminar (2 credits)
- Max 6 credits from other domestic GSIS or KU General Graduate School
9
Total 39

 

Academic Requirements (~Admitted students before 2016 )

Section Title Credit
CORE compulsory
Courses
-Research Methods
-Thesis Research I (3rd-semester)
-Thesis Research II (4th-semester)
-Colloquium on Int’l Relations
-Modern History of Korea
-Contemporary Korean Society
-Korean Language I,II,III
3
3
3
2
3
3
9
Sub-Total 26
Major Electives Take 4 courses in Korean Studies. 12
General Electives 12 credits in any major at GSIS including below:
- Internship (3,6,9 credits according to working periods)
- Summer Seminar (2 credits)
- Max 6 credits from other domestic GSIS or KU General Graduate School
12
Total 50

 

Course Offerings in Korean Studies

Code Course
IAS118
IAS220
IDC118
IKS110
IKS111
IKS112
IKS115
IKS210
IKS211
IKS212
IKS215
IKS216
IKS217
IKS218
IKS219
IKS220
IKS310
IKS311
IKS312
IKS313
IKS315
IKS316
IKS317
IKS318
IKS319
IKS320
IKS410
IKS411
IKS412
IKS413
IKS420
IPS415
KOREA & APEC
KOREAN-EU RELATIONS
COMPARATIVE SOCIETIES
THE KOREAN POLITICS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN KOREAN POLITICS I
SPECIAL TOPICS IN KOREAN POLITICS II
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND POLITICAL CHANGE IN KOREA
THE KOREAN ECONOMY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN KOREAN ECONOMY I
SPECIAL TOPICS IN KOREAN ECONOMY II
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF KOREA
INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION OF KOREA
FINANCIAL SYSTEM OF KOREA
DYNAMICS OF KOREAN MANAGEMENT
FOREIGN TRADE AND INVESTMENT OF KOREA
GOVERNMENT-BUSINESS RELATIONS OF KOREA
KOREAN CULTURE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN KOREAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE I
SPECIAL TOPICS IN KOREAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE II
SPECIAL TOPICS IN KOREAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE III
BUSINESS CULTURE OF KOREA
KOREAN CINEMA IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
HISTORY OF KOREAN ART
KOREAN AESTHETICS
RELIGION IN KOREA
SOCIAL CHANGE IN KOREA
THE KOREAN LEGAL SYSTEM
KOREAN-RUSSIAN RELATIONS
KOREA-U.S. RELATIONS
KOREAN-JAPANESE RELATIONS
ADVANCED READINGS IN KOREAN
NORTH-SOUTH KOREAN RELATIONS