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1st Year
Philosophy Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Liberal Arts Essential A01282 English Communication 2.00
Students often feel overwhelmed with speaking English which is a major barrier for English learners. The new English Communication Course will help students build confidence and ultimately focus fully on communication by assisting with grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension. This course will not only improve the students’ confidence but will also prepare the students for the prerequisite course on English presentation.
Liberal Arts Essential A01284 Written Communication I 2.00
Communication skills are essential qualities required for academic and social life. To this end, this course was designed to develop comprehensive communication skills such as listening, speaking and reading, focusing on writing. In particular, in the case of writing, students will learn the basic elements of writing according to procedural steps, and learn various types of writing necessary for academic and social life through theory and practice. In the process, as a university student, you will increase your immersion in learning and have a meaningful writing experience by reading articles that are helpful in exploring the problems and values ??of ‘I’.
Major Elective B01102 History of Western Philosophy 3.00
Basic Essential B01225 Introduction to East Asian Classics 2.00
This subject aims to read and appreciation of Confucian & Taoist texts.
Basic Essential B01226 Understanding Western Culture 2.00
This course develops the understanding of the western culture, reading texts that introduce general facts of the culture. It is a course designed to acquaint students with various aspects of the western culture and civilization from its beginning to the present.
2nd year
Philosophy Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Major Elective B01038 History of Ethical Thought 3.00
A survey of the main philosophical theories about the nature and grounds of morality: Ethical Egoism, Utilitarianism, and Kantian Ethical formalism. The course will show what these theories imply about our concepts of happiness, the good life, the good person, right action, duty, justice, punishment, moral responsibility, and others. The course will also discuss some main issues concerning the logic of moral thinking and moral discourse, as well as the nature of intrinsic value as this applies to ethical theory.
Major Elective B01073 Contemporary Philosophy 3.00
Major Elective B01104 Inference & Fallacies 2.00
Inferences & Fallacies: This course analyzes the well-grounded inference and all the valid argument forms, and considers various informal fallacies.
Major Elective B01707 Metaphysics 2.00
Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world. The word "metaphysics" derives from the Greek words μετά (metá) ("beyond", "upon" or "after") and φυσικά (physiká) ("physics"). Prior to the modern history of science, scientific questions were addressed as a part of metaphysics known as natural philosophy. A central branch of metaphysics is ontology, the investigation into the basic categories of being and how they relate to each other. Another central branches of metaphysics are psychology(theory of soul), cosmology(theory of universe), and theology(theory of Gods).
Major Elective B01708 Existential Psychology 2.00
Existential psychology is based on the existential philosophy. Binswanger, in Switzerland, was the first to attempt to bring existential insights to his work with patients. Rollo May kept the existential influence alive in America, leading eventually to a specific formulation of therapy. In Europe existential ideas were combined with some psychoanalytic principles and a method of existential analysis was developed by Medard Boss in close co-operation with Heidegger. In Austria Frankl developed an existential therapy called logotherapy, which focused particularly on finding meaning.
Major Elective B01714 Buddhist philosophy and healing counsel 3.00
The Buddhist view of human and the insights of existential healing in early Buddhism are to be taught. And its meaning on the healing counsel and the methods of practical application are to be showed.
3rd year
Philosophy Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Major Elective B01103 Lecture of Lao-Zu's Philosophy 3.00
Major Elective B01112 Science and Philosophy 3.00
It is widely held that there is some competent method peculiar to science considering that scientific knowledge is more reliable than opinions from any other intellectual enterprises. As the scientific method, the inductivist regards induction, the conventionalist, exhaustion, the critical rationalist, falsification, and Thomas Kuhn puzzle-solving. Dissimilar to their findings, Paul Fayerabend argues that there is no general rule in science, except the maxim "anything goes". In this course, all of these views on the scientific method will be critically surveyed.
Major Elective B01118 Korean Ethical Thought 3.00
Major Elective B01432 Overseas Studies in Argumentative writing 3.00
This is one of the Overseas Studies Curriculum offered by the department of philosophy. In this course, the students learn argumentative writing in English. They study principles of arguments and are trained to write arguments in English, using the principles studied.
Major Elective B01433 Overseas Studies in Logical Communication 3.00
This is a course offered as part of the Overseas Studies Curriculum by the department of philosophy and is conducted in English only. This course is designed to educate students to make themselves understood effectively and at the same time to convince others by applying logic to communication. They will be equipped with the ability to apply logic to concrete communication situations in everyday life.
Major Elective B01434 Overseas Studies in Basic Concepts in Philosophy 3.00
This is a course offered as part of the Overseas Studies Curriculum by the department of philosophy and is conducted in English only. In this course, basic concepts in western philosophy are explained, and the students are expected to understand various key ideas of important western philosophical schools. This course is believed to be highly beneficial to students in the sense that the working language in class is English, in which concepts in western philosophy are explained and understood better than in Korean.
Major Elective B01435 Overseas Studies in History of Western Philosophy 3.00
This is a course offered as part of the Overseas Studies Curriculum by the department of philosophy and is conducted in English only. In this course, the students will be encouraged to study western philosophy in the changing historical context. Structures of the western philosophy are pursued along with the currents of western philosophy with major focuses on important schools. Beginning with ancient Greek philosophy, various topics such as Christianity in the medieval age, the modern controversy between continental rationalism and British empiricism, their synthesis by Kant and the ensuing German idealism up to the philosophy of Hegel will extensively be surveyed. This course is designed to help students better understand what historical backgrounds subsequent diverse philosophical trends have sprouted from.
Major Elective B01709 History of Psychological Thoughts 3.00
The history of psychological Thoughts dates back to the Ancient Greeks, Egypt, India and China. Psychology was a branch of philosophy until 1879. When Wilhelm Wundt founded the first laboratory dedicated exclusively to psychological research in Leipzig, began in 1879 Psychology as a self-conscious field of experimental study. Other important early contributors to the field include Hermann Ebbinghaus, Ivan Pavlov, Schopenhauer, Eduard von Hartmann, William James, and John Dewey. In the 1890s. in Vienna, the psychiatrist Sigmund Freud developed the study of the mind called psychoanalysis.
Major Elective B01868 The Modern Thoughts 2.00
This subject researches the contemporary ideas according to the following subjects: the human history and the future of human beings, the relationship between human brain and human thinking, the modern and modernity, and the life and norms in the information society. Especially, science and technology, which are changing rapidly in the 21st century, are changing the human life entirely. This course will deal mainly with some subjects that correspond to this change in its context.
4th year
Philosophy Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Teacher Training A01155 Philosophy Education Studies in Teaching Materials and Teaching Methods 3.00
Major Elective B01105 WOn-Hyo's One-Mind & Chee-Nool's True-Mind 3.00
The Won Hyo's One Mind and the Chi Nool's Real Mind> The aim of this lecture is to understand the ancient Korean philosophy, especially of the Buddhist philosophy. The philosophy of Won Hyo(元曉 617-686)), Ui Sang(義相 625-702) and the Chi Nool(知訥 1158-1210) are the representatives of the traditional Korean Buddhist philosophy. They enlightened the high level universal insight aiming to the ultimate peace and happiness of Beings. This lecture will introduce their essential thought, especially on the philosophy of the Won Hyo's One Mind and the Chi Nool's Real Mind.
Major Elective B01120 Words and The World 3.00
The meaning of a name seems at first sight to be too trivial to deserve a serious discussion, but investigation into this theme will help you have a better understanding of many ideas of the philosophy of language. This clears up the ambiguity lying between the ontological meaning and the epistemological meaning. Through this trivial looking theme the course deals with the latest theories of meaning and reference of a name.
Major Elective B01124 Man and Society 3.00
Major Elective B01425 Thoughts of Silhak and Modern Society 2.00
Chosun dynasty began to collapse through the Imjin & byungja wars. But Ching Dynasty enjoyed unprecedented prosperity. There appeared a stream of thoughts named silhak which included the reflections of the reality and reformation; (1) reformation of national system. (2) mercantile system (3) bibliographical study of chinese classics.
Major Elective B01587 Philosophy and Realities 3.00
Korea, in the 20th century, accommodated Westernization in its culture and mimicked much of Western values. Western studies became prevalent throughout mainstream society. One can argue that Western reason governed the world of 20th century Korea, rightly or wrongly. Korean Philosophers, versed in Western philosophy, introduced a Western philosophy to Korean philosophy and reinterpreted its core values as a framework for mainstream consumption. The philosophic paradigm promotes the enlightenment of Western theory, rather, in actuality, introduces its paradigm as “normal.” In this sense, it will be critically treated the relation between philosophy and realities. I want to introduce and analyse specially in the subject "Philosophy and Realities" the academic situation in Korea. The main topics are in this relations as follows: liberty/liberalism, demos/democracy, happiness/utilitarianism, political Philosophy in western and korean Socialphilosophy, non-western thoughts, western and east-asian civilization and so on.
Major Elective B01711 Psychology of Learning 3.00
Learning theories or the psychology of learning try to better understand how the learning process works. Learning is a process that depends on experience and leads to long-term changes in behavior potential. Neurosciences have provided important insights into learning. Major research traditions are behaviorism, cognitivism and self-regulated learning. Media psychology are emerging dimensions of the distance learning, eLearning, online learning, and blended learning. Major Thinker of learning psychology are Socrates, Ebbinghaus, Edward Thorndike, Pavlov and Watson.
Major Elective B01869 Contemporary Korean Thoughts 2.00
This subject includes the Contemporary Korean Thoughts which make modern Korea. From the late 1850s to present, Korea go through the chronological change. ① 1850 ~ 1905 ; Major ideas - Struggling to survive between the powers of imperialism. Donghak Peasant Revolution, To close & open the nation, To protect orthodox & to repel the evil. ② 1905 ~ 1945 ; The colonial era. The crusaders for independence were fighting against imperialism. The task of the times are anti-imperialism & anti-feudalism. ③ 1945 ~ present ; We Koreans are building the modern nation in reality. The two main frameworks of the nation are the industrialization of president Park Chung-hee, and the democratization of present Kim Dae-Jung.

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