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College of Political Science & Public Administration

Department of Public Administration

Introduction

The Department of Public Administration at Yeungnam University(Yeungdae) has provided a comprehensive program in the fundamental areas of the public administration as general theories of political science, law, and public administration including English language, computer-related techniques, research methodology, and police administration since 1963.

Actually the department of public administration has been proud of being the paramount to teaching and research in the field of practice as well as theory in the public administration community in South Korea. We produced more than 2,000 alumni working public administration practitioners and academic professors throughout the Korean peninsula. Additionally we have offered Master degree and Ph.D in public administration programs since 1973 and produced more than 130 masters and 24 Ph.Ds. Apparently, those alumni organizations have leaded by the high ranking governmental officials and nationwide as well as local elected politicians mostly those who passed the Korean Advanced Governmental Entrance Examination.

The undergraduate admission is so competitive, that in 2008, the 25-37% of applicants got their admissions. We have also opened the evening classes of public administration since the beginning of this department, the admission for seeking the evenings was sightly less competitive than the day-time school.

Even there have swift social and economic changes in Korea, the Yeungdae and its Public Administration Department have maintained the distinguished intellectualism and the commitment to diversity approach to produce the disciplined and well-trained governmental employees. We, the Yeungnam public administration man believe concretely that the Yeungdae is the most challenging university in both Korea and Asia.

Admissions Link

The public administration department welcomes applications from all over the world. The Yeungnam University follows the admission policy adopted by Korean Ministry of Education. Admission criteria are set in accordance with nationally recognized standard tests.

For more information, please check out the main admission pages at www.yu.ac.kr

Faculty Link

  • KangGwangSoo, Professor

    - University of Tokyo

    jj77016@ynu.ac.kr
  • Kim, Yul, Professor

    - The Ohio State Univ., Human Resource Management, Research Methodology, Local Government Administration

    ykim@ynu.ac.kr
  • Kim, Soon Yang, Professor

    - Seoul National Univ., Social Policy, Policy Theory, Bureaucracy

    kimsy@ynu.ac.kr
  • YUN, Kwang-Jai, Professor

    - Univ. de Paris II (Univ. Pantheon - Assas), Comparative & Development Administration, Financial Administration

    paris2@ynu.ac.kr
  • Lee, Hae Young, Professor

    - Univ. of Maryland at Baltimore Country, Policy Studies

    haylee@ynu.ac.kr
  • LEE, HWAN-BEOM, Professor

    - Univ. of Southern California, Organizational Theory and Behavior

    hblee@yumail.ac.kr
  • Che,Jun Ho, Professor

    - Univ. of Southern California, Public Administration

    jche@ynu.ac.kr
  • Hwang, Sungsoo, Professor

    - Univ. of Pittsburgh, e-Government, IT Policy, Policy Analysis

    sungsoohwang@yu.ac.kr
  • PARK, SANG CHUL, Associate Professor

    - Florida State University

    scpark@ynu.ac.kr

※ sorted by the position and Korean name

Curriculum Link

Department Of Public Administration

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
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 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
This course introduces the basic theory and practice of public administration in modern society. Students will learn the basic theory of public administration including public policy, public organization, personnel administration, financial administration, administrative ethics, and administrative reform, etc.. In addition to that, this course produces understanding and analyzing several problems of Korean public administration.
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
INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL AUTONOMY
This course introduces the basic theory and practice of local autonomy. Students will learn the relationships between central government and local governments, local governments and local parliaments, and local governments and inhabitants, etc..
1-2
KOREAN HISTORY
This lecture treats total Korean history internationally and help Koreans to have necessary knowledge and to establish their own identity in order to play in a global socity. This lecture is formed to assist people who study history for entering various government's organizations and large companies or Korean history cerification test.
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
UNDERSTANDING THE PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
By introducing students to the very basic economic principles, this course purpose to enhance student's ability analyze and synthetically understand the mode of human behavior in its economic aspects as well as the economic system. Detailed subjects to be dealt with in this course are as follows : the native and purpose of economics, the theory of demand and supply and its applications, the theory of consumers’and firms’behavior, the theory of competitive markets, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly, etc.
1-2
INTRODUCTION OF PUBLIC ADMINSTRATION
This course introduces the basic theory and practice of public administration and management. Students will learn the basic theory of policy analysis, organization, personnel administration, and financial administration, etc. (2008~) This course introduces the basic theory and practice of public administration and management. Students will learn the basic theory of policy making, organization, personnel administration, and financial administration, etc.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you need more information on the admissions and other inquiries, please contact to the office of department and/or the director of the public administration program.

  • Mailing Address:
    Department of Public Administration
    Building of Political Science and Public Administration, #109
    Yeungnam University
    Kyungsan, S. Korea 38541
    Tel : +82-53-810-2630
  • Director:
    Dr. Sung Soo Hwang
    Tel : +82-53-810-2636
    e-mail : sungsoohwang@ynu.ac.kr