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College of Human Ecology & Kinesiology

Department of Family and Housing Studies

Introduction

The Department of Family and Housing Studies provides outstanding undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level education to help students learn how to form and maintain strong family relationships and enhance the abilities needed for establishing healthy and future-oriented housing cultures.

In the modern society, greater attention is given to psychological well-being, social welfare, and sustainable environments. In response to these trends, there are increasing needs for experts who can deal with issues in family lives and create design-centered 21st century housing. The department aims to foster experts in family lives and housing, who can contribute to establishing healthy and flourishing living environments for individuals, families, and communities. The department of Family and Housing Studies offers a wide range of courses in the areas of human ecology and provides students with rich hands-on experiences such as teaching practice in middle school or high school, research experiences, and graduate exhibition.

History

1968: Established Yeungnam University (Department of Family, College of Family)
1971: Offered master’s degree courses
1973: Offered Ph.D. courses
1980: Renamed to Department of Home Management
2004: Renamed to Department of Family and Housing Studies

Job Fields

Graduates of the department may find jobs in a variety of human services centers such as social welfare centers, healthy family support centers, and family-related research centers. They may also work for interior design departments at design companies, construction offices, and furniture design companies. By acquiring human engineering technician certificates, graduates can work at manufacturing companies, public organizations, educational institutions, consulting companies, research centers, and other human engineering organizations. It is also a great opportunity to pursue academic jobs after obtaining graduate degrees in family studies or interior design.

Faculty

  • Seo, Ji-Eun, Professor

    - Kyungpook National Univ., Architecture

    sjieun@ynu.ac.kr
  • An, Ok Hee, Professor

    - Nara Women's Univ., Life science and Human Technology

    aohee@ynu.ac.kr
  • Lee, Jimin, Professor

    - Texas Tech Univ. , Human Development and Family Studies

    ljimin@yu.ac.kr
  • Hong, Sang Ook, Professor

    - Osaka City Univ., Human Development and Welfare

    sanguk@yumail.ac.kr
  • Kim In Sung, Associate Professor

    - Univ. of Sheffield

    kiminsung@ynu.ac.kr
  • Eunsil Choi, Associate Professor

    - University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

    echoi@yu.ac.kr
  • GAO JIALU, International Research Professor

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    171204519@qq.com

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Curriculum

Department Of Family And Housing Studies

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
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
The purpose of this course is to provide instruction on creating a pleasant home life and wholesome social life through acquisition of knowledge regarding marriage life, developmental task and role and sex according to family developmental stages.
1-1
PRACTICAL CHINESE(I)
This course is for students just beginning to learn Chinese. The most difficult aspect of learning Chinese is pronunciation. So, first of all, in this course students will learn how to pronounce Chinese correctly. Then, through topics of daily life conversation, students will learn the basic communication skills Chinese as well as basic grammar.
1-1
PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students develop basic English verbal skills in real life situations. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with basic English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to practice speaking English utilizing basic English structures. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
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
UNDERSTANDING OF LIFE SCIENCE
This course introduces the academic concept of life sciences as the shared basic activities that humans commonly engage in out of necessity such as subsistence, housing, sociality, material goods, rituals, and physical activity. Accordingly, students will learn about the intrinsic value of humanity’s social wellbeing and acquire basic knowledge in each area of life sciences that is needed in order to become trained professionals by pursuing integrated perspectives drawn from the strengths in the various areas of the life sciences such as clothing, nutrition, housing, family, and physical education.
1-2
ACADEMIC ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students increase their fluency and accuracy in English. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with an opportunity to practice English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to enhance their verbal skills by actively participating in classroom activities. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-2
CONTEMPORARY PEOPLE AND LIVING ENVIRONMENT
The securement of environmental rights is one of the fundamental human rights guaranteed by the constitution. According to the basic environment law, the living environment is defined as the environment around our everyday life such as the air, water, daylight, waste, noise, vibration, odor, and so forth. What is basically demanded for the establishment of such living environment is the acquisition of detailed information and its practice. This course supplies the precise information on the living environment, and suggests the executive plan of practical actions for our better living environment.
1-2
PRACTICAL CHINESE(II)
This course is for students who successfully completed Practical Chinese(I). Students should be aware of basic Chines grammar and can speak a little Chinese. This course will focus on a little more advanced grammar and expressions. Utilizing a variety of common everyday situations, students will practice what they have learned in Practical Chinese (I)
1-2
SOFTWARE AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING
As the development of information technology, various industries apply computer technology to their productions. The importance of software has ever been growing as a result. In this course, we first explain issues such as software, algorithm, and coding. Then we introduce the computational thinking which can involve solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior, and review many applications of the computational thinking. We also educate basic coding skills using C or Python programming language.
1-2
HEALTHY FAMILY
In this course, the following topics will be discussed; the policies for healthy family prescribed by the fundamental law for healthy families, various measures for provention and settlement of problems that might hamper the healthy family, and the tasks for healthy family to strengthen family functions such as supporting, fostering, caring, and education.
1-2
HOUSING AND CULTURE
To bring up the ability to make healthy housing culture through understanding the process of formation and the search of essence for the housing culture.
1-2
UNDERSTANDING OF THE FAMILY AND HOUSING STUDIES
The professors as a team which belong to the family and housing studies guide the students to make a life plan about family and housing studies.

Contact

  • +82-53-810-2860
  • +82-53-810-4667