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College of Political Science & Public Administration

Department of Political Science & Diplomacy

Introduction

The Department of Political Science and Diplomacy aims to accomplish two primary goals:

  • To enhance the virtues of democratic citizenship
  • To promote leadership

The department designs curriculum focusing on the following programs.

First, education on leadership is specialized. The department offers courses aimed at promoting leadership not only in public spheres such as politics or public organizations, but also in private sectors such as civil organizations or private corporations.

Second, the department aims to combine theory with practice. It not only offers traditional courses focusing on various political theories, But also provides courses that encourage students to experience society and politics in the real world.

Third, the department strongly supports student activities. In so doing, it strives to establish close linkage between these activities and students’ education. Moreover, the department offers leadership colloquium for the purpose of promoting global leadership and analytical skills.

History

The Department of Political Science and Diplomacy, Yeungnam University, was first established at Daegu University in October 1947 and is one of the oldest departments. Then, Yeungnam University was established through the integration of Daegu University and Cheonggu University in 1967. At that time, the department belonged to the College of Law and Political Science, Yeungnam University. After 1987, however, the department was transferred to the College of Political Science and Public Administration. In 1971, the department was established for evening programs. The department began to offer M. A. program in 1967 and Ph. D. program in 1972. As of March 2007, 2,198 students completed B.A. degrees (including 286 from Daegu University), 106 students completed M.A. degrees (including 8 from Daegu University), and 22 students completed Ph. D. degrees. The department also offered 5 honorary Ph. D. degrees.

Job Fields

Political parties, civic organizations, mass media, academia, research institution, private corporations, etc.

Faculty

  • Koo, Choon-Kweon, Professor

    - Philipps - Univ. Marburg, Comparative Politics

    ckkoo@ynu.ac.kr
  • Kim Young Soo, Professor

    - Seoul National Univ., Korean Political Thought, Comparative Politics

    kysn@ynu.ac.kr
  • Haknoh, Kim, Professor

    - University of Wisconsin - Madison, International Relations

    gramsci7@yu.ac.kr
  • Park, Joo Won, Professor

    - Ewha Womans Univ.

    phronesis@ynu.ac.kr
  • Yusin Lee, Professor

    - Johns Hopkins Univ., International Relations

    yusin@ynu.ac.kr
  • Jung Byungkee, ProfessorHomepage

    - Freie Univ. Berlin

    byungkee@ynu.ac.kr
  • Jung, Joon Pyo, Professor

    - Univ. of Rochester , Political Theory

    jpjung@ynu.ac.kr

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Curriculum

Department Of Political Science & Diplomacy

Curriculum
1-1
CONVERGENCE- AND INTEGRATION-BASED THINKING AND WRITING
The ability of analyzing and solving problems is emphasized as one of the conditions for survival in the 21st century and one of the core elements of creative capabilities. This course was designed to cultivate convergence- and integration-based creative capabilities, which are integrated problem-solving capabilities to collect, analyze and process knowledge and information by reinforcing the ability of analyzing and solving problems, recreate it in a synthetic fashion, and express it effectively through speech and writing. The course will help the students cultivate their synesthesia thinking and communication skills based on sympathy with other human beings, understanding of the community, and positivity or Gongseong that is sought after by Yeungnam University. Its ultimate goals are to promote the students' creative knowledge development and reinforce their writing capabilities consistently through "convergence- and integration-based thinking and writing as a problem-solving approach."
1-1
SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
1-1
SOFTWARE AND AI
Software and AI (Artificial Intelligence) course aims to educate the basic concepts of software and computational thinking to use them in various applications. It allows students of various majors to experience the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution, such as big data, machine learning, and AI. It also introduces various applications of AI so that students can easily apply these technologies to their field of study. This course classifies the lecture types into three categories, and adjust the lecture difficulty according to the student's academic ability.
1-2
LAW OF LIFE
This course is designed to introduce students fundamental legal concepts and skills which are useful in relating various legal troubles arising in our daily life. This curriculum deals with major cases relating to civil law, commercial law, criminal law, and constitutional law.
1-2
SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION AND SERVICE
This course is to cultivate community sense as members of society and the global village for students in order to develop the basic knowledge required as global citizens. Especially, this course is to foster the spirit of cooperation, sharing, service, and creativity and study the social contribution and leadership to solving the challenges the global community faces. As a liberal arts course, it is centered to nurture a leader having the global capability to contribute to community development through learning the knowledge and the case on the value & logic of social responsibility focused on environmental preservation, social contribution, and good governance(ESG). This course aims to foster a generous mind, learn knowledge and technology and build the capacity to contribute to building a society towards a safer and happier world through the study of theory and practice.
1-2
HISTORY OF KOREAN POLITICS
A general survey of Korean political history and basic contents of the Korean politics. ; the governmental political system and its management.
1-2
PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Introductory course for political science as a required course for major and minor.This course will include political process, theories in politics, political philosophy, political development, and international politics.

Contact

  • +82-53-810-2640
  • +82-53-810-4646