Academics

Evening Programs

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

sorted by the position and Korean name

Curriculum

Department Of Political Science & Diplomacy
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    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."
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    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.
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    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..
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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)
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    ENGLISH READING IN CURRENT POLITICS
    The purpose of this course is to enhance understanding of current politics and to promote English skill. This course will utilize English newspapers which deal with hot topics in current politics.
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    GENDER POLITICS
    This course grasps gender issues as a political process which form the relationship of male/female and deals with several theories. This course tries to analyse many theories and debates on gender politics, for example, liberalist feminism, radical feminism, marxist feminism, psychoanalytical feminism, queer theory, eco feminism, post-colonialist feminism. And sexual equality issue will be treated with relation of the issues on patriarchal family, sexuality, state, citizenship, democracy.
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    KOREAN DIPLOMATIC HISTORY
    Study of Korean diplomatic history from the opening of Korea in the latter half of the 19th century of Korean War in 1945.
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    COMPARATIVE POLITICS
    Study of theories of comparative politics and its methodology ; types of political systems, governments, and political process.
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    HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    A historical inquiry into international relations from the Congress of Vienna up to World War II. Special emphasis on the process of the formation of modern nation-state system.
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    POLITICS OF KOREA
    A general survey of Korean democratization theoric backgrounds in analysing the democratization. The students will learn to possess academic tools to analyse Korean present situation and make predictions for future.
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    POWER AND POLITICAL LEADERSHIP
    In this course, students will learn various meanings and dimensions of power, the key concept in political science. Also, students will discuss leadership questions, e.g., how to acquire and exercise leadership, what kind of leadership is required in this society, etc.
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    CAREER DESIGN
    1. Summary of the course This course is to let the students to set the career goal at the early stage of university life through systematic and continuous counselling and instruction on CRM achievement and change of career designed by the students after the admission to the university. This course is to let the students attain career management method and edit, complement and confirm the CRM in a systematic manner by self analysis and analysis of employment competence while the course is being taught. Also, this course is to utilize video lecture as the secondary teaching material to let the students have competency in employment. 2. Course objectives This course is to assist to the enrolled students in designing their own employment plan for themselves by the education of drafting application materials for employment (resume, statement of purpose and application forms), communication skills and presentation skills. Furthermore, the course ultimate goal of guiding the students to systematically design (manage) CRM at each grade of the university with the counselling by the supervising professor until the time of graduation.
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    AMERICAN POLITICS
    Study of political traditions, political systems, political processes, and problems in the United States.
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    ENGLISH READING IN CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    The purpose of this course is to enhance understanding of international relations, promote English skill, and ultimately cultivate international mind. This course will utilize English newspapers which deal with hot topics in the area of international relations.
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    EUROPEAN POLITICS
    Study of European politics and governments. Europe is the most important region in the development of theories and concepts of political science such as democracy and modernization. This course introduces basic facts about major European governments, especially Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. The course focuses on the political institutions and political economy in these countries in the postwar period, i.e., after the Second Word War.
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    POLITICS AND ECONOMY
    This course on Politics and Economy explores the interactive relationship between politics and economics. More specifically, this course discuses the substantial categories of capitalist economy--such as commodity, money, and capital--and political construction of market as well. In addition, this course analyses the main characteristics, operating rules and crisis of the political economic systems such as liberalism, fascism, real existing socialism, welfare capitalism, dictatorship of economic development, and neo-liberalism that come out in the 20th century.
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    INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
    Study of various factors of international relationships; general theories for understanding national society and international political phenomena.
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    WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT
    Study of western political thought from ancient times to the Middle Ages. This course hopesto cultivate in each student personal political philosophy that will lead to personal exploration of model society and public line.
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    INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTION ; THEORY & PRACTICE
    A general survey of the development of international organizations, and institutionalization of international politics. It mainly deals with the League of Nations, the United Nations, and other intergovernmental agencies set up to promote world peace and international cooperation.
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    TEACHING IN SOCIAL STUDIES
    This course aims to help develop basic understanding of the overall objectives of social studies education in secondary schools and the nature and composition of its curricula. It also intends to provide students with teaching and evaluation methods, and other educational methodologies for every disciplines or teaching areas in this field.
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    CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT
    Study of modern and contemporary western political thought. The course hopes to cultivate in each student personal political philosophy that will lead to personal exploration of model society and public line.
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    ELECTION AND POLITICAL PARTY
    A general survey of the formal and informal processes of contemporary politics. It covers administration, congress, bureaucracy, interest groups, and political parties.
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    METHODOLOGY IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
    Analysis of various scientific political science research methods. The students will use specific techniques such as statical analysis and surveys in experimental researches.
    3- 1
    POLITICAL CRITICISM ; THEORY & PRACTICE
    This course introduces students to political critisism and trains their writing skills vy exercising political criticism on their current political issues.
    3- 2
    ASIAN POLITICS AND THOUGHTS
    This course tries to analyse historical transformation, contemporary political condition and political thoughts in Asia relation with foreign powers.
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    CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    This course examines contemporary international relations. It first introduces theories of international relations and then investigates whether these theories are useful in understanding contemporary international relations. By doing this, the course attempts to improve students' critical thinking about international relations.
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    INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN NORTHEAST ASIA
    Historical analysis of the influence of international power structure upon the Korean Peninsula in North-East Asia.
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    SOCIAL STUDIES-TEACHING MATERIALS RESEARCH AND METHOD
    This course aims to help examine the curriculum of social studies that are taught in the secondary schools?for the students in the middle school and the first graders in the high school. Those who take this course are also expected to get accustomed to the composition and contents of the secondary school social studies textbooks and to study diverse teaching and evaluation methods.
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    DIPLOMACY
    A general survey of diplomatic history and theories. The student will analyse the various factors and process of decision-making in foreign policy.
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    POLITICAL DISCUSSION THEORY & PRACTICE
    This course introduces students to political discussion on various actual issues and trains their presentation and speaking skills.
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    POLITICS OF NORTH KOREA
    A survey of North Korean Politics, ; the structure of its political system, ideology and major policies.
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    CHINESE POLITICS AND DIPLOMACY
    Analysis of the political of china from various perspectives; political traditions, ideology, political systems, and foreign relations.
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    HUMAN RIGHTS AND POLITICS
    This course on Human Rights and Politics comprises three parts: Theories on Human Rights, Human Rights and National Violence, and Human Rights and Global Politics. The first chapter on this course--Theories on Human Rights--deals with various ranges of classical, modern and critical theories. The second chapter on this class--Human Rights and National Violence--explores historical case studies--including the Korean case--regarding the human rights violation. The last chapter on the course discuses how the issues on Human Rights rise to the surface as a main topic of the global politics.
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    KOREAN POLITICAL THOUGHT
    Reading of major classics in Korean political thought. The student will learn the master philosophers in Korea and learn through their teachings structure of Korean society and culture that ruled over Korean lives during the Chosen Dynasty to present.
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    LEADERSHIP INTERNSHIP I
    This course is an internship program to learn and practice leadership skills through field activities in political parties, mass media, private corporations, and/or civil organizations.
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    SEMINAR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
    In this course students will exercise writing, reviewing, presenting, and submitting a graduation thesis on political science.
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    SOCIAL STUDIES-LOGICS AND DISCOURSES
    Students in this course will examine diverse perspectives and theories in the various academic disciplines that are related to the social studies such as political science, economics, sociology, law, anthropolgy, geography and history. They will also study the unique characteristics and logics of the social studies subjects that are taught in the secondary school. This course thus aims to help students develop abilities to hold discourses with others in one's own logic.
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    CIVIL SOCIETY AND DEMOCRACY
    This course introduces important concepts and theories of civil society, and analyzes major current issues of civil society and politics in Korea.
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    CULTURE AND POLITICS
    This course studies on the theoretical background and political meanings it represented in which the theme of 'cultural politics' and discourse of cultural-politics, multi-culturalism. This course tries to analyse and interpret the meaning of many texts of art, for instance, music, paintings, sculptures, architectures, pictures, film and so on.
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    LEADERSHIP INTERNSHIP II
    This course is a sequel to Leadership Internship Ⅰ. It aims to further develop leadership of students by offering them opportunities to receive practical training in corporations, civil organizations and/or public institutions.
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    RELATIONS BETWEEN SOUTH AND NORTH KOREA
    This course examines the historical evolution of the inter-Korean relations since the division of the Korean peninsula in 1945. The main topics include: the division of the Korean peninsula and the reunification question of the North and the South; the ups and downs of hostile and friendly relations, or cooperative and conflictual interactions between the two Koreas; the changes in the two governments’ respective policies towards each other; and, in particular, the influence of the global politics and/or international relations on the North East Asian regional level upon the relations between the two Koreas.
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    TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
    Reading of major classics in political science.
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    READINGS OF CLASSICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
    Reading of major classics in political science. This course provides in-depth reading of major classics of political science, and analyzes the major concepts and ideas in those classics. By carefully reading the classics, the course trains students to think originally and creatively.

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