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1st Year
Philosophy Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Liberal Arts Elective A00075 Introduction to Philosophy 2.00
The objectives of this introductory course are to learn the definition of philosophy, study some of important historical events in the field of philosophy, and apply the principles from the course to real-life examples. In this course, the relationship between philosophy and sciences, different views by philosophers about the truth, and the methodology and its development are introduced. Finally, some of current ethical and philosophical issues are examined from the view of an individual reflection, and societal perspective.
Liberal Arts Elective A00077 Understanding of the Korean Thoughts 2.00
Liberal Arts Elective A00957 Critical Thinking & Argumentative Writing 2.00
Critical thinking requires seeing things through imagination from perspectives other than our own and envisioning the likely consequences of our position. Thinking critically besides involves trying to see how things fit together and judging the merit of our assumptions and the weight of the evidence in their favor. Hence this course begins with talking about searching for hidden assumptions, noticing various various facets, unraveling different strands, evaluating what is most significant, in a given argumentative essay. The rest of this course concerns writing arguments. It deals with getting and developing ideas, formulating and stating a basic thesis, making supplementary propositions that will explain and defend the thesis.
Liberal Arts Elective A00958 Social Ethics in the of Age Globalisation 2.00
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
Liberal Arts Elective A00965 Contemporary Philosophy in Film 2.00
This lecture aims to explain sophisticated philosophical subjects with the vidual aid of the film. In particular, we will approach philosophical problems of modern philosophy more effectively through images and will present interpretations and solutions for those problems. More specifically, we will focus on discussing the changes human, social, and global issues face with the advent of the knowledge-based economy and present a countermeasure to cope with a new era. Therefore, this course deals with philosophy of knowledge and information, changes of labour types, sex and sex discrimination, life and death, science and technology, power and knowledge, normal and abnormal, environment and philosophy, and the majority and minority relationship. It will broaden the students' scope of the ability of reason for specific challenges and issues.
Liberal Arts Essential A01116 Reading and Writing in English 2.00
The primary focus of this course is to cultivate students' reading ability and to develop their writing ability through various materials concerning human and social sciences as well as natural sciences. Moreover, this course is designed to improve students' understanding about British and American culture.
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
Liberal Arts Elective A00113 Understanding Contemporary Law 2.00
This course will provide students with a basic knowledge of law. Through this class, students can understand the idea of law and acquire a knowledge of law that is useful in everyday life.
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
Liberal Arts Elective A00149 Business Startup and Entrepreneurship 2.00
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of development and management of an entrepreneurial organization including pre-startup, startup, survival, and growth. In addition, this course is designed to assist students to have managerial mind and skill to start business by focusing theory and practice. Students are also exposed to main issues including SOHO business, small business, e-business, etc.
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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