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Graduate School of International, and Area Studies

Graduate School of International and Area Studies The Graduate School of International, and Area Studies was established in 1996 for the purpose of cultivating area specialists equipped with research capability and linguistic competence in regional languages and English, well prepared to excel in the fields of trade, diplomacy, politics, economy, society and culture, and international organizations.Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, which started out in 1954 with five foreign language departments, now teaches grand total of 45 languages. Thus the GSIAS is well able to offer courses combining training in foreign languages and area-specific social science- based studies.
In April 2007 the GSIAS added two new dual-degree programs with the UN-mandated University for Peace, the aim of which is to help produce graduates with the qualities of global leaders. In sum the graduate school has the following characteristics:

- GSIAS is an area-specific graduate school which offers the most diverse programs of any university in Korea across the whole range of social science disciplines: political science, economics, and social and cultural aspects of all reasons of the world.


- Regarding the tuition fee, GSIAS offers the highest percentage of scholarships among all area studies graduate schools in Korea.


- GSIAS has an experienced corps of Korean professors proficient in regional languages combined with expert knowledge in the social sciences. It also has a number of full-time professors who are native speakers of regional languages.


- GSIAS produces graduates equipped with practical linguistic competence combined with area-specific knowledge through enrollment in a variety of elective courses. - GSIAS offers multidisciplinary studies across the range of the social sciences focused on area specialization.


- GSIAS operates credit exchange programs with domestic and overseas universities and provides abundant learning opportunities to students by linking its curriculum with various regional studies and language programs at HUFS.


- GSIAS operates a “3+1 student dispatch system” that allows students to study abroad at an overseas university for a semester, affording them the opportunity to develop creative and practical understanding about specific areas while cultivating leadership skills.


- GSIAS operates a “3+1 student dispatch system” that allows students to study abroad at an overseas university for a semester, affording them the opportunity to develop creative and practical understanding about specific areas while cultivating leadership skills.


- GSIAS has established HUFS-UPEACE Dual Master’s Programs (International Law and Human Rights / Media, Peace and Conflict Studies/ Sustainable Development) which include study for two semesters at the UN-mandated University for Peace based in Costa Rica.



1. Faculty - Dean of GSIAS Kim, Won-Ho (Ph.D. in Univ. of Texas at Austin)
- Associate Dean of GSIAS Yang, Yunjeong (Ph.D. in Univ. of Oxford)

Professors

Korean Studies Park, Jin-kyung (Ph.D. in Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Institute of Communications Research) Jee Eun Regina Song (Ph.D. in Univ. of California)
Chinese Studies Oh, Seung-Yul (Ph.D. in Univ. of Hongkong) Joel Atkinson (Ph.D. in Univ. of Monash)
Japanese Studies Lee, Sang Hoon (Ph.D. in Univ. of Osaka)
Indian & ASEAN Studies Kim, Chan Wahn (Ph.D. in Univ. of Delhi)
Middle East & African Studies Chang, Yong-kyu (Ph.D. in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) Sherif Heikal (Ph.D. in Univ. of Tanta) Moamen Gouda (Ph.D. in Philipps-Universitäat Marburg)
Russian & CIS Studies Kim Nadejda (Ph.D. in HUFS, Interpretation and Translation) Hong, Wan-Suk (Ph.D. in Moscow State Univ. of International Relations)
European Union Studies Ohn, Dae Won (Ph.D. in London School of Economics and Political Science) Mason Richey (Ph.D. in Univ. of Binghamton)
U.S. & Canadian Studies Park, Jae Jeok (Ph.D. in Australian National University) Jon H. Bahk-Halberg (Ph.D. in Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania)
Latin American Studies Kim, Won-Ho (Ph.D. in Univ. of Texas at Austin) Helder Ferreira Do Vale (Ph.D. in European University Institute)
International Studies Park, Jae Jeok (Ph.D. in Australian National University) Yang, Yunjeong (Ph.D. in Univ. of Oxford)
UPEACE (HUFS-UPEACE Dual Master's Program) Ohn, Dae Won (Ph.D. in London School of Economics and Political Science) Ekra Miezan (Ph.D. in Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst) Er-win Tan (Ph.D. in Univ. of Wales)


2. Programs

1) Departments

Department Concentration Medium of Instruction
Korean Studies Politics Economics Society and Culture Development Cooperation Korean
Chinese Studies Chinese
Japanese Studies Japanese
Indian and ASEAN Studies English
Middle East and African Studies English
Russian and CIS Studies Russian
European Union Studies English
U.S. and Canadian Studies English
Latin American Studies English
International Studies International Relations International Trade and Commerce Comparative Socio-Cultural Studies Cultural Heritage International Development English
U-PEACE
(HUFS-UPEACE Dual Master’s Program)
International Law & Human Rights
Media, Peace & Conflict Studies
Sustainable Development
English


2) Degree Requirements

The Master’s Program
Students are required to take a minimum of 40 or 45 (HUFS-UPEACE dual degree) credits in 4 semesters, pass the Foreign Language Proficiency Test, pass the final defense, and submit a thesis.
* Thesis Submission Deadline: within 5 years maximum after completion of coursework [Non-Thesis Option]
From 2016, new MA students entering Korean studies, Chinese studies, Japanese studies, Indian and ASEAN studies, Middle East and African studies, European Union studies, U.S. and Canadian studies, and International studies can choose a non-thesis option to graduate with additional 6 credits instead of submitting a thesis. (If taking 46 credits in 4 semesters is not possible, you may register for additional semesters.)
*This non-thesis option is only available for those who obtained the approval of the departmental head by submitting the required form in the 3rd semester of study. Students who have completed their courses in 4 semesters without any prior approval cannot switch to a non-thesis option afterwards.
The Doctoral Program
Students who take a minimum of 36 credits in 4 semesters, pass both the Foreign Language Proficiency Test and the Comprehensive Examination, take Thesis Guidance I, II for two semesters (after their coursework), pass the Thesis Proposal Presentation, pass the final defense, can submit a degree thesis.
* Thesis Submission Deadline: within 10 years maximum after completion of coursework
Integrated MA/PhD Program
Students are required to take a minimum of 64 credits in 6 semesters, pass both the Foreign Language Proficiency Test and the Comprehensive Examination, take Thesis Guidance for two semesters (after their coursework), pass the Thesis Proposal Presentation, pass the final defense, and submit a degree thesis. * Thesis Submission Deadline: 10 years maximum after completion of coursework

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