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Code Course Title Credit Learning Time Division Degree Grade Note Language Availability
COV7001 Academic Writing and Research Ethics 1 1 2 Major Master/Doctor SKKU Institute for Convergence Korean Yes
1) Learn the basic structure of academic paper writing, and obtain the ability to compose academic paper writing. 2) Learn the skills to express scientific data in English and to be able to sumit research paper in the international journals. 3) Learn research ethics in conducting science and writing academic papers.
DAI5001 Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-8 Applied Artificial Intelligence - No
Artificial intelligence is a field of research into information processing models that can mimic human intelligence and cognitive functions. As a fundamental problem of artificial intelligence, it deals with theories and fundamental computational problems on the methods of empirical exploration, reasoning, learning and knowledge expression. It deals with logic-based proof of theorem, game theory, intelligent agent, etc., learns the basic principles of neural network, evolutionary computation, and beigean network, and examines areas such as expert system, computer vision, natural language processing, data mining, information search and bioinformatics as examples of its application.
EAS5153 East Asian Political Economy 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 East Asian Studies Korean Yes
Until recently, the focus of most courses on East Asian political economy was on exploring particular developmental models that may best contribute toward modernization in East Asia. This course, however, proceeds from the basic belief that the focus must now shift toward ways to achieve continued and balanced development in the 21st century.
EAS5156 International Relations in East Asia 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 East Asian Studies - No
After offering an overview of possible factors leading to transformation of East Asia and difficult challenges confronting international politics within the region, we will diagnose the distinctive characteristics and future directions of change in each country's international security policy.
EAS5157 International Cooperation in East Asia 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 East Asian Studies - No
The objective of this course is to understand the establishment and policy directions of international organizations designed to promote economic cooperation and development, such as the ODA (Official Development Assistance), and explore international relations in East Asia. A variety of topics, including concerted efforts by different nations to address the problem of poverty, effective international cooperation through multi-level ODA, and international efforts to enhance East Asia's welfare and credit-worthiness, will be examined through a wide array of existing research and debate. A thorough knowledge of international cooperation will serve as the basis of achieving a balanced understanding of Korea's place in the international order and of East Asian international relations more generally.
EAS5158 Politics and Thought in Modern and Contemporary East Asia 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 East Asian Studies Korean Yes
Politics and thought in modern and contemporary East Asia developed through so many transformations of traditional systems. In this process, the importation of Western ideas played a crucial role. The course will analyze and seek to illuminate political culture in East Asia, beginning with the history of how various philosophies and ways of thinking originating in the West found their new homes across the ocean.
ERP4001 Creative Group Study 3 6 Major Bachelor/Master - No
This course cultivates and supports research partnerships between our undergraduates and faculty. It offers the chance to work on cutting edge research—whether you join established research projects or pursue your own ideas. Undergraduates participate in each phase of standard research activity: developing research plans, writing proposals, conducting research, analyzing data and presenting research results in oral and written form. Projects can last for an entire semester, and many continue for a year or more. SKKU students use their CGS(Creative Group Study) experiences to become familiar with the faculty, learn about potential majors, and investigate areas of interest. They gain practical skills and knowledge they eventually apply to careers after graduation or as graduate students.
GFP5020 Inequality and Democracy 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 Future Policy Studies Korean Yes
Why are some countries more egalitarian than others? Why were some countries able to develop more successfully than others? Is there a relationship between egalitarianism, development, and democracy? In answering these questions, this course explores the connections between politics and markets. Through readings, lectures, discussions, and assignments, we will examine how politics shape domestic economies and how the economic configurations of these societies influence politics. On each selected topic in the field of political economy, the course will survey the main chronologies of related research on the given topic, combining both seminar and contemporary research. Although many of the theories and empirical cases examined in the class derive from the experience of advanced industrial economies, we will also examine the extent to which the ways we think about political economy apply to middle and low-income economies.
GFP5022 International Political Economy: Theory and Policies 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 Future Policy Studies Korean Yes
This course covers the major theories and debates in international political economy. The main objective is to enhance the academic understanding of major international political economy issues such as specialty trade, foreign direct investment, foreign aid, and the environment. In particular, the traditional theories used in the study of international political economy will be examined, and the major debates on specific topics in international political economy will be reviewed and discussed. In the process, we will learn and discuss methodologies that are important for testing theories. We will also examine how existing theories and empirical evidence can be applied and their limitations through various policy-related case studies.
GSP5241 Spatial Modeling for Social Science Research 3 6 Major Master/Doctor Public Administration - No
Spatial dependence is prevalent in the society. Geographically proximate individuals, groups, and localities have similar characteristics and behave similarly via spillover effect. Also, the local governments that are closely located often pursue similar policy directions as they are affected by each other. This class aims to explore how to apply spatial dependence in social science research. The class topics include the concept and origin of spatial dependence, global/local spatial analysis, visualization of spatial dependence, and various spatial regression models such as spatial lag, spatial error, geographically weighted regression, and spatial Durbin.
MCJ5122 Network Analysis for Communication Research 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 Media and Communication Korean Yes
The primary goal of this course is to explore theories and concepts of network analysis in communication perspectives. Moreover, this course will practice with data and network analysis programs to show how network analysis can be used to understand various communication phenomena and problems.
MCJ5128 Meta-Analysis 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 2-4 Media and Communication - No
Meta-analysis refers to the quantitative analysis of study outcomes. Meta-analysis consists of a collection of techniques that attempt to analyze and integrate effect sizes (indices of the association between an independent variable and a dependent variable) that accrue from research studies. This course deals with the process of performing meta-analysis and how to interpret analysis results. Students will have an opportunity to conduct meta-analysis on research topics of interest using meta-analysis software and to write a research paper based on the analysis results.
PSD4002 China and the Korean Issues 3 6 Major Bachelor/Master Korean Yes
China's rise is a key variable in international politics. The China variables are changing the status quo in East Asia, which is not only the strategic competition between the U.S. and China, but also the global value chain. In particular, the Korean Peninsula is also a main fault line in U.S.-China relations. In particular, China has very close ties with Korea in geopolitics, geoeconomy and geo-culture, and has a weaponized interdependence relationship. The relationship between Korea and China is closely linked to politics and economy, and is easily influenced by U.S-China relation and North Korean issues. This subject is intended to focus on exploring the China and the Korean Peninsula issues. It mainly explores the basic framework of China's foreign policy, its strategic understanding of the Korean Peninsula, the variables of China's policy on the Korean Peninsula, the actual project projection of China's foreign policy on the Korean Peninsula, Korea-China relations, North Korea-China relations and inter-Korea and China triangle relations. In particular, the U.S. will conduct detailed case analysis such as North Korean denuclearization, the Korea-U.S. military alliance, East Asian multi-lateralism, and regional value chain system through methodological training to distinguish issues on the Korean Peninsula amid the U.S.-China strategic competition. This subject teaches methods of academic training and policy analysis together. This will stimulate students' broad underst
PSD4004 Political Ideologies in Modern Politics 3 6 Major Bachelor/Master - No
This course will discuss the core concepts and main aspirations regarding human life and society underlying various political actions and institutions of our time. It focuses on conceptual frameworks informing individuals and groups like political parties in our time. It will especially explore and compare the development and function of core political ideologies such as liberalism, socialism and conservatism.
PSD4005 History of Theories of the State 3 6 Major Bachelor/Master - No
This course discusses various theories that have emerged historically in the West about the state and government power. From antiquity through the Middle Ages to the modern ages, various ideas and suggestions concerning the state and political power emerged and developed in the West, still informing our ways of conceptualizing and criticizing political actions and institutions. This course aims at in-depth discussions on future politics while tracing the trajectories of those ideas and suggestions.