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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
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN GLOBAL AGE
This course introduces and discuss current issues of international affairs. It will help students analyze and understand various problems and aspects of international relations in global age, poverty in Third World countries, economic crisis, international organizations, international integration, war and peace among countries.
1-1
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
This is an introductory course to political science. It introduces the history of the development of political science as a discipline and the evolution of its methodologies. It also covers various theories and concepts of political science such as political process, political philosophy, international politics, etc..
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.
1-2
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
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
SEARCHING FOR GOOD LIFE AND POLITICAL THOUGHTS
This course studies various concepts and aspects of politics such as liberty, equality, human rights, democracy, civic rights, welfare, and culture. In particular, the course discusses current issues in real political life with regard to their basic concepts and principles.
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