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Dept. of International Studies

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Dept. of International Studies

Introduction

The Department of International Studies, with its objective being to cultivate international specialists in responding to the demands of the global society, integrates the department of North Korean Studies and the department of Chinese Studies for its mater's and doctoral level programs. It aims to train tomorrow's leaders, able to contribute to world peace, through its diversified majors such as International Relations, North Korean Studies, and Chinese Studies.

Educational Objective

In the wake of globalization and the information revolution, an individual life becomes directly connected to what is happening around the globe, which leads to the need to view this relationship from both a local and a global point of view. The department, vying to be the educational hub of the Eastern Coast of Korea, trains leading scholars and experts who can support the individual and national interests based on clear understanding of the international community. The department, in this fast-evolving, information-oriented and globalized community, aims to train professionals able to both predict and analyze the current international issues, as well as effectively represent and pursue the mutual interests based on a sound understanding of current international situations. To achieve this goal, the department continues to promote a clear understanding of the fast-changing international community and to educate students on the general theory of International Studies along with the research methods of Local Studies.

Educational Goals

  1. To cultivate international specialists who can proactively adapt to the changing international community.
  2. To cultivate regional experts with a broad understanding of regional issues.
  3. To cultivate global specialists who can maximize individual, social, and national interests upon realizing the "world-region-nation-society-individual" relationship.