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Course & Curriculum

For more details on the courses, please refer to the Course Catalog

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.
COV7003 Academic Writing and Research Ethics 3 3 6 Major Master/Doctor SKKU Institute for Convergence Korean,English,Korean Yes
This course trains graduate students to become more effective, efficient, and confident writers. This is a hands-on course that emphasizes interactive examples and practice. In the first four weeks, we will review principles of effective writing, examples of good and bad writing, and tips for making the writing process easier. In the second four weeks, we will examine issues specific to scientific writing, including: authorship, peer review, the format of an original manuscript, and research ethics. Students will complete editing exercises, write two short papers, and edit each others’ work. The primary audience is graduate majors, graduate students in any disciplines, and professional scientists.
ERP4001 Creative Group Study 3 6 Major Bachelor/Master Korean Yes
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.
GSP4001 Policy Science: Theory & Korean Smart Policy Framework 3 6 Major Bachelor/Master English Yes
As the 21st century unfolds, we are living in a chaotic and turbulent society. Speed of thought becomes very important as information and knowledge is the most critical factor of national competitiveness. To achieve national competitiveness, thereby building a great and strong nation, effective policymaking is crucial to achieve government innovation and national transformation. How these kinds of enormous change and innovation, swirling from the high-technological environmental changes such as the SMART revolution and the INDUSTRIAL revolution, will impact the academic discipline of policy science, effective policy-making specifically? What should be the new theoretical principle and philosophy of policy science to break-away the so-called criticism of the ‘impoverished professionalism’ facing the science of public administration? And how could we then academically link the theoretical principles of the knowledge-created Smart e-Government with the traditional Policy Science? This lecture concentrates on the attempt to answer these kinds of academic as well as practical questions, searching for a new paradigm of the policy framework to presenting the most appropriate strategy facing the developing countries in this 21st century.
GSP5001 Public Values and Statesmanship 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 - No
Governing the government is different from managing the business, since it pursues the realization of public values, not profit-maximization. People working for and in the government requires higher integrity than the general public. This class teaches the concepts and theories of public interest and ideals for public administration, using cases from the Korean history and other countries.
GSP5004 Organizatinal Theory 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 - No
This course introduces macro-organization theory as the theoretical foundation of Public Administration. It discusses the effective organization models and its contexts, such as organization goals and strategies, organization environments, organization technology, organization size and life cycle, and organization culture. Expecially, it emphasizes the uniqueness of public organization, and its innovation.
GSP5005 Advanced Theories in Policy Sciences 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 - No
This course provides a working knowledge of the theories of policy sciences through the review of its objectives, paradigms, conceptual frameworks, approaches, ethical nature, and theoretical development. The course also encourages students to apply the policy sciences theories for their intellectual and practical policy purposes.
GSP5006 Local Government and Public Administration 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 English,Korean Yes
This course deals with varions topics such as the structures and function of the local government, intergovernmental relation(IGR), local government-citizen relations, metropolitan governance etc. Many topics will be discussed from the political-economy perspective.
GSP5007 Urban Administration and Planning 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 - No
This course aims to learn theoretical concepts and approaches regarding urban management and planning issues. It covers a wide range of urban issues: urbanization and suburbanization, urban governance, geographic information systems, urban regeneration and renewal, public service location, housing, land use, transportation, the environment, and municipal finance.
GSP5008 Organizational Behavior 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 - No
This course introduces micro-organization theory as the theoretical foundation of Public Administration. It explains employee's performance in organization, looking at individual variables (perception, motive, learning, attitude, personality), group variables (group structure and composition), and organization variables (leadership, organization culture). Based on these theoretical backgrounds, it touches some management tools, including management-by-objectives, pay-for-performance, and empowerment.
GSP5009 Physical Challenge for Self-Mastery 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 - No
This course puts students into a physically very demanding situation to cultivate their 'can-do-it' spirit. The course is offered in the summer and winter breaks. The examples include half marathon, 4-days marine-corps camp, and 4-days mountain climbing.
GSP5019 Internship I 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 English Yes
Students experience real business or government world and have an opportunity to apply knowledge and theories learned in the class.
GSP5021 Independent Study I 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 Korean Yes
Students are provided opportunities to investigate their own academic interests with much freedom under guidance of advisors. They should return research paper at the end of the semester.
GSP5022 Independent Study II 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 Korean Yes
Students are provided opportunities to investigate their own academic interests with much freedom under guidance of advisors. They should return research paper at the end of the semester.
GSP5023 Seminar in Governance Theories I 3 6 Major Master/Doctor 1-4 Korean Yes
The perspectives on public administration has been changed from the monopolistic provision of goods and services based on traditional bureaucracy to market-based competitive provision. This course deals with newly emerged subjects in the 1980s, such as new public management, public choice theory, enterprise-type government, and most of all governance.