International Studies Division
Course Descriptions

Principles of Economics (1)
Students will study a variety of subjects, including concepts and analysis of microeconomics; analysis of supply and demand, theories on actions by corporations and individuals, competition and monopoly, and welfare economics.

Academic Writing for International Studies
This is a course for students majoring in international studies to practice writing academic papers in English. There will be academic writing sessions with different themes every week, and students will learn how to write academic materials using sophisticated English. Writing will include the process of discussion and revision.

Understanding Culture
This course inquires into culture from general and comparative perspectives. The similarities and differences witnessed in man's culture are explored through theories and practices. Various video materials are used to increase the understanding of culture and the impact of globalization on culture.

Introduction to Political Science
This course is designed to introduce various areas of political science. Subjects of research include political thinking, interactions, and systems. Students will learn to interpret political concepts and theories and how to compare political systems. They will also consider how to analyze the impact of, and roles played by political units, such as eligible voters, political parties, interest groups, and social movements on both the domestic and international level.

Principles of Economics (2)
Students will learn about macroeconomic themes, including decisions on production, employment, unemployment, interest rate, and inflation.

Introduction to International Relations
What changes are being witnessed in international politics with the advent of the 21st century? This course will look at how scholars in international relations responded to this question, and will also review pending issues across the globe. It will touch upon a variety of subjects, including various theories on international order; roles of international organizations and regional cooperative groups, increased influence of private social organizations and economic units, culture and racial characteristics, forecasts on democracy and peace.

English Debate and Presentation
This course teaches dialectics and effective presentation techniques for students majoring in the Division. Students engage in intensive practice over various topics and situations to enhance skills involved in discussions and presentations at an English- speaking international setting.

Information Society and Globalization
In this course, students will develop skills for identifying uses for information technology, leading to a competitive advantage in the global economy. In an information society, computers and the Internet have a considerable influence on globalization, innovation, and increased productivity. As such, students will study the characteristics of digital economies and organizations that are based on information technology. They will also look at how to use global information systems to handle e-Business, manufacturing, customer relationship management, sales, and supply chain management. In addition to the basic principles of the Internet, this course will touch upon technologies for managing knowledge and data required by organizations.

Internatinal Studies

Macroeconomic Theory
This course looks at the theories relate to determining production, employment, prices, currency, interest rate, exchange rate, etc. under a free-market economy and examines proper economic policies for macroeconomic management and their strengths and weaknesses.

Microeconomic Theory
This course explores the consumer choice theory and its application, maximization of corporate profits according to the market structure, choices made under uncertain circumstances, and basic game theories.

Research Methods in Political Science
As political science studies a complex society comprised of people whose actions are difficult to predict, it cannot aspire to have the mathematical accuracy and methodological rigor achieved by natural science. Nevertheless, the systematic methodologies of natural science can be applied to political science. This course teaches an empirical research design, hypothesis verification, statistical methodologies, data analysis, etc. The more specific goals are as follows: 1. Read and evaluate statistical analysis and arguments appearing in mass media, academic journals of social sciences, etc.; 2. Use information technology to study political science in a timely and profound fashion; 3. Design a study on one's own, verify hypotheses, and analyze data. The core emphasis is developing the ability to make rational judgments about arguments using critical thinking and statistics.

Peace Studies
Since ancient times, scholars who studied international relations have studied war theories. In the reality where nuclear weapons are widely developed and arms are traded across the globe, scholars can be more useful by studying peace and not war. This course deals with the causes of violent conflicts appearing in society; a theoretical framework to explain the causes of such conflicts; ways to avoid war and resolve conflicts; roles of international organizations; roles of global peace movements, etc.

Korean Culture and Globalization
The fate of the diversity of the unique cultures of different regions in the face of globalization has become a topic of intense interest. This course looks at Korean culture from the perspective of comparative culture and defines the cultural identity of Korean society against tensions between globalization and localization.

International Finance and Balance of Payments
This course systematically analyzes the causes and results of commercial and financial trade among nations and deals with main policy issues about foreign exchange, international payments, and the process to adjust the exchange rate.

Trade Issues and Policies
This course offers an overview of the main concepts and issues of international trade. It reviews recent trade issues, relevant policies, international relations, etc.

Culture and Globalization
The importance of facilitating a better understanding among different cultures is increasing against the trend toward globalization. Such understanding is a prerequisite to achieve results in such areas as politics and the economy and a sheer matter of survival. Through analysis of the properties as well as the homogeneity and diversity of culture, students gain a better understanding of human nature and culture accumulated by mankind. Based on basic theories and examples built by cultural anthropology, this course takes a systematic approach toward cultural diversity.

Comparative Politics
This course introduces main concepts, comparative research methods, and basic theories used in the comparative politics area.

International Organizations
The number of international organizations (UN, IMF, UNESCO, NATO, EU, OECD, OPEC, APEC) has rapidly increased during the past 60 years and the importance of regional organizations at several layers has also increased. This course explores reasons behind such symptoms; characteristics of successful international organizations; methods national governments use to achieve their goal through these organizations; and differences of approach by nations participating in them.

International Law
Globalization has brought rapid increases in social, political, and economic contacts beyond national boundaries. As such, the need for regulating international actions is increasing. In particular, international management and trade are increasingly following the standards of international law. Nevertheless, the political and intellectual basis of international law still leaves much room for differences of opinion. This course reviews the basic concepts and relevant precedents of international law, and in particular, looks at how the development of international law responds to changes brought about by globalization.

Theories of International Politics
This course deals with theories related to factors that drive international politics, status quo policy, imperialistic policy, hypocrisy policy, principles of the power balance, national power determining foreign policy, disarmament as a means to achieve peace, collective security, etc.

Topics in International Studies (1), (2)
Notable personages are invited to analyze and discuss issues related to international economics and politics.

Financial Economics
As an introduction to financial assets and the financial market to deal with the theory of expected utility, securities evaluation, periodic structure of interest rate, asset price model, etc., this course provides an overview of the financial markets at home and abroad such as fixed income as well as loan and exchange markets while also touching upon efficient fiancing methods.

Statistics
This course teaches the basic statistical analysis methods used in economics and business administration. They include basic mathematical and statistical methodologies such as algebra, optimization, probability, and hypothesis verification and assumption.

International Management
Business administration is taught from an international perspective.

Global Political Economy
Political and economic phenomena are closely related in each nation, and global political and economic conditions significantly impact each nation. This course looks at political and economic interactions at the international level and international factors’ impact on each nation's politics and economy.

Cultural Heritage and International Cooperation
Tangible and intangible cultural assets are collective assets of mankind and it is the responsibility of the current generation to preserve and hand them down to future generations. International organizations such as UNESCO suggest directions and methods for protecting such cultural assets and distribute financial and technical resources to facilitate preservation. This course looks at policies and international cooperation related to safeguarding cultural assets.

U.S. Politics and Foreign Policy
Currently, the U.S. is a major player in the global structure. As such, it has become requisite to understand U.S. foreign policy in order to understand the global configuration. Based on the concept of hegemony, this course considers the correlation among the global structure, American foreign policy, and American domestic politics.

Economics of Investment
The basic theories and methods of investment are introduced and this course goes on to deal with financial products, portfolio theory, securities investment and risk management, rapidly-changing recent investment environment, financial asset management, international diversified investment, etc.

Environment and Globalization
The world recognizes the great consequence of environmental issues and global cooperation is necessary to preserve the environment and restore damage done to it. This course seeks an in-depth understanding of environmental issues and deals with the gap between rich and poor and environmental issues, role of international organizations, and that of NGOs.

Senior Seminar for International Organizations and Firms (1)
Students scheduled to graduate analyze international organizations and companies which interest them so their presentation and writing skills can be improved. They practice analyzing and writing research reports from a macro perspective.

Senior Seminar for International Organizations and Firms (2)
Students scheduled to graduate analyze international organizations and companies which interest them and make a presentation and discuss about them from a micro prospective in an interview setting.

Seminar on Global and Regional Economies
The economic growth, recession, etc. of major advanced countries and the region’s developing countries are analyzed. The main contents include intra-trade and investment, capital movement, transfer of technology, etc. Students also decide on the content with the professor by choosing a topic of interest and writing an essay on it.

Global Strategy
Globalization is progressing in every aspect of daily life as an irrevocable trend. This course explores ways for organizations and individuals to prevail in the ever-intensifying competition and to build an insight into their outlook of the world. The course considers the significance of globalization, analysis of environmental factors, content and formulation process of a globalization strategy, etc. and discusses business management principles in preparation for globalization.

Chinese Politics
This course analyzes China's politics and society which are undergoing rapid modernization.

Korean Diplomacy
This course looks at Korea’s external relations.

Issue Analysis on Economic Policies
This course is intended for students majoring in economics and allows them to gain analysis competence for analysis of major economic issues. Students make a presentation on such subjects as government financial policy, trade policy, the Bank of Korea's currency policy, government regulation of financial institutions, etc.

Foreign Policy
To develop a micro comprehension of international relations, this course focuses on the understanding of background factors, content, policy-making process, issues, etc. in the foreign policy of the world’s major countries. It also introduces the scientific trends of recent comparative foreign policy research to induce students to take an interest in horizontal comparison of the foreign policies of major countries.

Japanese Politics
An in-depth understanding of the politics of Japan, which is considered a geographically close but ideologically distant country, is sought by analyzing Japan's political parties, election system, interest groups, civic society, political culture, etc.

International Trade Issues
This course provides an overview of international trade issues which have recently received keen interest and reviews trade policies, international relations, etc. that are being discussed.