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Course & Curriculum
Classification Course Code Course Title Credit Language of Instruction Course Availability
Professional Graduate GSP5006 Local Government and Public Administration 3 English 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.
Professional Graduate GSP5080 Urban Planning 3 English Yes
This course covers theories and practises in association with urban planning issues. The main body of the course includes the history of urban planning, urban analytical techniques, planning laws, and planning theories. The course also deals with population distribution, economic development planning, land use planning, transportation planning, growth management planning, and environmental planning.
Professional Graduate GSP5105 Global Governance under Globalization 3 English Yes
This course reviews the recent trend in globalization and analyse global governance. It will examine the role of UN agencies and other international actors. Based on such analysis of global actors, this seminar will also deal with global public policy in terms of aims and outcomes. It will also explore a range of policy options for Korea toward global governance.
Professional Graduate GSP5168 Management Science and Statistical Method 3 English Yes
This course introduces the techniques and tools of the Management Science. It covers linear programming, goal programming, PERT, cost-benefit analysis, decision analysis, and other methods which can be applied into public management.
Professional Graduate GSP5174 Information Communication Technology and Public Management 3 English Yes
This course aims to understand and discuss how Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) influence public management and the future of citizen-government relationships. Participants in the class will explore and discuss the impact of technological changes and especially the Internet on public administration and societies. ICTs have contributed to innovating operation and management of government agencies in terms of internal efficiency, citizen engagement, and public service quality. The mechanisms enabling the innovation include various concepts such as big data, Internet of Things, cloud computing, mobile government, and smart government. Students will discuss the past, the present, and the future of ICT-based and even ICT-driven changes in governments and societies across the world.
Professional Graduate GSP5186 Understanding Platform Processes for Korean Public Management 3 English Yes
As an example of the application of topics and concepts covered in this course in governmental management, a number of public agencies now conduct regular surveys of their employees to assess their work satisfaction and work attitudes and to seek ways of enhancing them. Government, nonprofit, and business organizations increasingly engage in such efforts as releasing reports of employee needs and suggestions identified from the regularly conducted employee surveys, and how the organization's leadership has responded to them. The course will cover numerous theories, abstract concepts, and tools and techniques (such as questionnaire measures of the concepts) pertaining to the topics listed below. It will also cover practical application of those concepts in Korea through case examples and discussions, and self-assessment exercises. Courses such as this one are offered in virtually every reputable and accredited graduate program in business administration, public administration, nonprofit administration, educational administration, and other forms of administration. The ubiquity of such courses and the elaborate development of the topic reflect the widespread conviction that this body of knowledge helps people prepare for leadership positions and other important roles in organizations.
Professional Graduate GSP5202 Seminar on Public Human Resource Management 3 English Yes
Essentially, this course is an in-depth analysis of the literature, problems, and directions of public human resource management issues. Topics may include: 1) Core Functions in Human Resources: planning, classification, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, performance evaluation and assessment, human resource information systems (HRIS), human resource development (HRD), discipline, and termination; 2) Core Issues in Human Resources: civil service systems, and reforms, labor relations, affirmative action and diversity, employee assistance program, merit system, misclassification, and political neutrality; and 3) Core Theories in Human Resources Management: public service motivation (PSM), self-determination theory (SDT), goal-setting theory, expectancy theory, equity theory, Herzberg’s two-factor theory and McGregor’s theory X and Y, etc.
Professional Graduate GSP5210 Urban Mobilities 3 English Yes
Transportation is far more than how we get around. It determines not only the shape of cities, but more importantly economic, social and environmental outcomes. Urban transportation problems will be explored in the context of general economic, social, and spatial trends. Substantive topics to be addressed include economic land use models and how they account for transport systems, behavioralist understandings of travel, private and public transportation, environmental problems, and the relationship between transport and social opportunity. Through the topic of urban transport students will learn key analytical skills in social science (both qualitative and quantitative), and advance their skill in critical thinking.
Professional Graduate GSP5221 Environmental Policy and Governance 3 English Yes
The purpose of this course is to study various policies related to environmental conservation. It deals with the issues of environmental problems, mitigation of air pollution, water pollution, solid waste, and noise and vibration. The course also covers environmental impact assessment and the legal and institutional aspects towards sustainable environmental making process. It also introduces environmental valuation methods such as hedonic price methods, contingent valuation methods, and travel cost methods.
Professional Graduate GSP5226 Seminar on Policy Evaluation 3 English Yes
The main purpose of this seminar is to provide substantive knowledge and methods for the evaluation of public policy. We discuss not only analytical evaluation as scientific research activities but also institutionalized evaluation as an administrative control mechanism of the Korean government.
Professional Graduate GSP5228 Disaster Management for the Future 3 English Yes
Disaster Management is the study of how to reduce the negative effects of human-made and natural disasters. Disaster Management has long been a concern of engineering and earth sciences as a technical issue to be confronted. Only recently has Disaster Management moved into the realm of public administration study and now there is recognition that it must be an inter-disciplinary subject that calls upon expertise and experience from many perspectives. As the frequency and intensity of disasters increases around the world, there has been a strong effort to emphasize disaster risk reduction as the primary focus of disaster management. This course will introduce the types and classifications of disasters, the disaster management cycle, and public administration's role in making society safer. There will be study of both international and Korean disaster management organizations, current research findings in effective disaster management, and case studies.
Professional Graduate GSP5240 Unintended Consequences of Policy and Benchmarking 3 English Yes
Effective policies require a good understanding of the setting they aim to regulate. Knowing what are some of the possible unintended consequences can help to plan for them in the policy design stage. Behavioral responses of those that are affected by the policy can reduce its effectiveness, and even result in outcomes that are the opposite of the original goal. In this course, we will review different policies that did not succeed in achieving their intended targets or had unintended consequences because they did not fully consider what will happen in their aftermath. We will cover policies across a wide range of outcomes: health, energy and environment, development and aid, education, violence reduction, and labor markets. The goal is to understand what went wrong in each case, and to generalize lessons for future policymaking. The bottom line of this course is not that policies are always doomed to fail, but that there is quite a bit to learn from policies that did not work out as well as intended.
Professional Graduate GSP5244 Effective Policy Making and Smart Policy Framework 4.0 3 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.
Professional Graduate GSP5245 SMART E-GOVERNMENT & E-POLICY: Theory & Korean Policy Case 3 English Yes
This lecture concentrates on the rapid developments in the telecommunications and information fields that play a major role in shaping future political, economic and human dimensions in the 21st century. The purpose of the seminar is to examine the main economic, political, cultural, legal and technical forces generated by Information and Knowledge Revolution, for which new e-Governance must be developed. In this teaching, we will discuss the theoretical as well as strategic dimensions of knowledge-based society, Electronic Government and its Policy Implications.
Professional Graduate GSP5004 Organizatinal Theory 3 Korean Yes
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.
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