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                                      [Course Description]

Introduction to Political Science [3 credits]
Political science can be extremely interesting and profound but at the same time, it can be
boring and dry. In order to overcome such problems, this course deals not only with main
subjects of political science but also with movies, drama, novels, etc. in connection with political
science, offering students a great opportunity to think freely about them.

Introduction to Economics Ⅰ [3 credits]
Examines some import ant issues in microeconomics such as the behavior of consumers, the
behavior of firms, and the interaction of economic agents in the market. To obtain critical
knowledge needed in understanding firm's behaviour in various market structures, we discuss
costs and the changes at firms over time, the rise and fall of industries, and firm's decision
making in various market structures. In addition, we see gov ernment 's roles in the economy,
focusing on regulation policy, taxes and transfers, and public goods.

Introduction to Economics Ⅱ [3 credits]
This course covers the introductory level of macroec onomics. Students learn the mechanism
through which many economic variables are det ermined and controlled at the aggregate lev el.
Issues such as the determination of GDP, interest rates, ex changes rates, inflation rates and
unemployment, etc, and their interdependences are to be covered. Government policies
affecting these macroeconomic variables are also the main topics to be covered in the course.

Writing Practices for Global Studies [3 credits]
Writing practices can contribute to the enhanc ement of students' ability for logical reasoning and
expression. The purpose of this course is the upgrade students' English wiring capacity which is
necessary for studying and working in the filed of global affairs.
Global English Conversation [3 credits]
This course is designed for students in the K IC P rogram at the College of International
Relations and Globalization KHU, Suwon Campus. Since all K IC students will eventually have
their major courses taught entirely in English, this required course will give them the opportunity
to practice and improv e their language skills in a non-threatening environment.? The themes of
the textbook units are relev ant to the major field of concentration, International Relations.? The
language of instruction will be English and the teacher is a native speaker, originally from New
England in the United States.? Although it is listed as a conversation class, all the language
skills, reading, writing, speaking, and listening will be considered equally important.? This is
because they supplement and reinf orce each other.? In general, the class is meant for students
who represent a variety of proficiency levels, from low intermediate to advanced.? In a spirit of
cooperation with the more advanc ed serving as facilitators, students will work in groups, helping
and encouraging each other.? Everyone is expected to make the extra effort needed.? There
will be no Korean spoken in class.

Readings in Political Philosophy [3 credits]
This course is designed to lead students to read a few political philosophy classics and discuss
the relevant subjects in English so that they can get a broad and deep understanding on the
essence of the human society.

Readings in Global Studies [3 credits]
This course is designed to make students read a few global studies classics and discuss the
relevant subjects in English so that they can get a broad and deep understanding on the nature
of the global society.

Understanding International Relations [3 credits]
This is an introductory course for the study of international relations. Although it covers
more than enough of the topics discussed in the Western/American academic field of
international relations, its true emphasis lies not in jus t introducing Western-dominated
thinking of international relations but in giving students a chance to get exposed to various
alternative views of the world. By learning to "look" at things in various perspectives,
students will have an opportunity to expand their mental horizon, becoming more open-
minded and aware of things around them.          While the subject matter of international
relations being discussed by most IR scholars are extremely serious and dry, this course
hopes to give students the taste of excitement and joy in gaining knowledge hitherto
unknown to them.
International Law [3 credits]
This course is designed to examine the origins of international law and functions of international
law in the various fields including international maritime is sue, international trade issue,
international crime issue, international organization, and international ecological environment.
Through this course, students are expected to improve their knowledge on international laws
that they would need to live in the period of internationalization.

International Security [3 credits]
This course is assigned to understand international security cooperation in the Post -Cold War
context and the possibilities of security cooperation in East Asia and on the Korean penins ula.
With the end of the cold war, there has significant changes in the conception and theory of
international security. Especially, security has become one of major issues in terms of
international cooperation.

Basics of Quantitative Analysis [3 credits]
Economet rics methods is now widely used not only in the field of the economics, but also in the
field of politics and many other social sciences. This course provides students with introductory
level of statistics and econometrics. Students can improve their intellectual potentials by
analyzing ec onomic and social phenomena statically.

Global Business Strategy [3 credits]
We live in a globalized world. The 21st century is characterized by democratization and
globalization. In contrast to the 20th century when politics and the military dominated the world,
economy and culture are the key words of today 's world.
This course deals with the nature of global business and the role of transnational corporations.
By comparing transnational corporations of Japan, Europe, the United States and the rest of the
world, the cours e intends to teach the strengths and weaknesses of different management

Global Marketing [3 credits]
This course intends to understand the basic concepts and applications of mark eting in the
global market environment. The major topics of this course include the function of marketing in
business management, mark eting decision-making process, the analysis of market and
consumer, and global marketing strategies.
International Finance [3 credits]
This course focuses primarily on the working mec hanisms of international financial markets,
especially concerned with the three major international financial markets - the f oreign exchange
market, the euro currency market, and the international bond market. These markets are treated
in four different aspects: historical, institutional, economic, and empirical. Each information has
its unique place in understanding the operation of international financial markets. Students can
improve their practical knowledge regarding the int ernational financial markets.

International Political Economy [3 credits]
This class examines schools of thought for the international political economy (IPE), dynamics
of the IPE, international monetary system, international t rade system, including the current
World Trade Organization system, international corporations, international financing and other

International Negotiations [3 credits]
International negotiations are complicated interactions including conflictual and cooperative
aspects among states. This course explores the basic theories of negotiations using game
theories and psychological approaches. This course also covers various examples of real -world
international negotiations in trade, finance, security, political and other issue areas.

Comparative Area Studies [3 credits]
Under the rising wav es of globalization in the post-Cold War era, a proper understanding of
other regions and states in the world is growingly important. This course aims at providing the
students with basic knowledge of area studies by delving into the meaning, scope, and subjects
of the discipline and by making them familiar with various methods of investigation.

American Politics and Economy [3 credits]
In order to improv e our understanding of the U. S. political economy including that of the U. S.
government, this class analyzes the past and present political economic environments, inputs
into the state, decision-making institutions, and outputs out of the state and attempt to extract
universal and particular aspects of the U. S. case.

Korean Politics [3 credits]
With the aid of a theoretical framework and concepts for analyzing political economy, the class
conducts an in-depth ex amination of the past, present and future of the Korean political
economy. Basically, the class adopts a historical and politico-economic approach to upgrade
the students' balanced understanding of the Korean state and society.

Understanding Political Economy [3 credits]
Application of mathematical reasoning and f ormal models to a variety of political issues:
evolution of institutions, voting, leadership, interest groups, bargaining tactics, bureaucracy,
fairness and compensation for wrongs, legitimacy of democracy, and electoral cycles in
economic policy.
History of International Relations [3 credits]
Studying history is critical to understanding international relations.    Discussing international
relations without the proper understanding of history is like building a castle on the sand. This
course offers students a chance to look at history from various angles, expanding their mental

International Trade [3 credits]
This course introduces the main concepts and methods of the economics of the international
trade. International trade analysis focuses primarily on the real transactions in the international
economy. This is, on those transactions that involve a physical movement of a good or a
tangible commitment of ec onomic resources. This course helps students understand why real
transactions among countries arise and how relevant government policies affect countries'
economic conditions and international transactions.

Chinese Politics and Economy [3 credits]
This course studies the development of Chinese political economy in the contemporary era and
examines major issues in the course of its change, with special emphasis on the shift from the
pre-1978 socialist development model to the post-1978 reforms for market socialism.

Cont emporary Foreign Policy [3 credits]
This course seeks to introduc e the basic concepts and theories of foreign policies to understand
foreign policies of major powers in the world. The first part of the course will focus on
theorectical aspects of foreign policies, while the second part of the course will emphasize the
case studies of foreign policies of major countries including the United States, Japan, China,
and Russia.

International Political Thought [3 credits]
This course is to provide students in-depth knowledge on international political thought through
reading and discussing major classical writings in the field of international relations..

International Organizations [3 credits]
This course studies the ontological and normative arguments for and theories of international
organizations, including the United Nations, World Trade Organization, etc. The course also
examines international laws which regulate the conducts of those int ernational organizations
and the interactions among the international actors.

Major Issues in Global Affairs [3 credits]
This course overviews major trends and immediate problems of the "global village" materialized
by revolutionary developments in transportation and communication. A theoretical discussion of
globalization is followed by analyses of specific issues such as international financ e,
international trade, resources and environment, arms race, ethnic conflicts, and international
organized crime.

NGOs and Global Governance [3 credits]
Non-Governmental Organization play greater role in the contempor ary international relations.
They actively purse their own special issues to be put on the international agenda. They monitor
the behavior of nation-states and mobilize international public opinion to put pressure on them.
This class is organiz ed to provide students with a systematic and deep understanding of NGOs.

Culture and International Relations [3 credits]
We are living ina postmodern world in which culture and politics interact in so many ways. How
politics is related to the cultural phenomena such as movies, novels, and cartoon is the main
question this coures deals with. By examining the political meanings hidden in the porular
culture, this course hopes to widen the intellectual horizon of the students.

Global Inv estment Management [3 credits]
This course basically aims to provide students with analytical skills and tools for understandinf
and managing global investment projects and policies. For those who mange foreign investment
both in private and public sectors, the ability to assess and develop investment plans from
strategic and risk perspectives is an essential asset. This course also deals with several aspects
of financial flows across countries. In reality, financial flows across countries take several
different forms. Foreign direct investment by private firm is one of the major way of investing
abroad. The other main channel through which domestic residents invest their funds in foreign
market is portfolio inv estment. Regarding portfolio investment, portfolio diversification puzzle is
one of the well-know puzzles that international finance theory has been trying to solve. In order
to understand different aspects of international financial flows, students are required to study
the basic finance theory related with international investment. Based on the theoretical
knowledge about investment, we try to understand the impacts that international financial flows
of different forms have on the national economy. Policy issues regarding international financial
flows are also to be covered.
International Economics Laws and Institutions [3 credits]
Cont emporary International Economic Relations are increasingly governed by strictly -binding
international laws and organizations. This course, centering on the WTO (World Trade
Organization), intends to understand the key substances of international trade agreements, the
organizational structure and functions of the WTO, as well as the major cases of dispute
resolution under the WTO dispute settlement system.

Asia-P acific Economics Cooperation
This course is designed for t he students to learn the current trend and the import ance of
economic cooperation in the Asia-P acific region. The Asia-Pacific region has become the most
dynamic economy in the world, in which Korea should find more business opportunities to
expand the world market for its export and sustained economic development. First of all, in this
course, the students will learn about some theoretical frameworks with regard to regional
economic integration and cooperation. The student will also learn the history of economic
cooperation in the region and study both opport unities and challenges laid ahead for economic
cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Political Economy of Development [3 credits]
Recently, the world has witnessed the wid espread of democracy and capitalism, bringing
the world an unprecedented level of economic wealth. However, the rapid economic
development has also brought the world the widening of the gap bet ween the haves and
the have-nots, environmental crisis, intense worldwide competition, etc. This course
deals with various problems caused by the development of political economy and offer
some possible solutions.

Comparative Political Economy [3 credits]
This course examines the relative strengths and weaknesses of the different political and
economic organizations and analyzes from the c omparative perspective the economic impact of
different political organizations and the political impact of different economic organizations.
American Foreign Relations [3 credits]
This course analyzes the internal and external factors influencing the United States' foreign
relations and their linkage, and examines the decision-making structure and actual practices of
the U. S. foreign policy throughout the contemporary period.

Chinese Foreign Relations [3 credits]
This course analyzes the internal and external factors influencing China's foreign relations and
their linkage, and examines the decision -making structure and actual practices of Chinese
foreign policy throughout the contemporary period.

Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy [3 credits]
In order to improve our understanding of Japan's political economy, including that of the
Japanese government, this class analyzes the past and present political economic
environments, inputs into the state, decision-making institutions, and outputs from the state and
attempt to extract universal and particular aspects of the Japanese case.

Latin American Politics and Economy [3 credits]
Focusing on Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru, this cours e examines from comparative
perspective how the state, market, society, and world system interacted in the four phases of
oligarchy, populism, bureaucratic authoritarianism, and redemocratization. While doing so, it
draws out and explains the similarities and differences across countries and the developmental

European Politics and Economy [3 credits]
Europe has been the forerunner in the evolution of modern history from the formation of nation
state to the building of a regional integrative body. This course aims at examining the
contemporary political and economic experiences of major E uropean countries and the course
of European integration with main focus on the rise and decline of "post -war settlements."

Russian Politics and Economy [3 credits]
Cont emporary Russia has been undergoing a fundamental post -Communist transformation from
the one-party rule to a political pluralism and from a planned to market economy. For a historical
understanding of Russia's unprecedented systemic regeneration, this class examines the Soviet
period up to 1984, the Perestroika years' reform experiences, and the political and economic
changes since 1992.
Korean Socity and Culture [3 credits]
This course is designed for students to improv e their understanding and knowledge on
understand the main f eatures of Korean society and culture. More specifically speaking, it will
provide some key concepts and important analytical perspectives for the students to understand
and analyze the major characteristics of Korean society and culture. The course will be
composed of two parts: In the first part, the students will learn such social science approaches
such as group theory, social strata theory, moderniz ation theory, to name a few. In the second
part, the students will study major social issues in both past and current Korean society and the
major features of Korean culture..

Korea Foreign Relations [3 credits]
This class analyzes the internal and external factors influencing South Korea's foreign relations
and the linkage bet ween the above two, and applies the constituent theoretical framework to
South Korea's history with an emphasis on Chosun's responses to Western imperialism,
Japanese colonialism, post-liberation external relations, the Korean War, and inter-K orean

Korean Corporations and Management [3 credits]
This course deals with K orean c orporations and management. South Korea has achieved a
remarkable success in economic development since the mid 1960s. The adequate intervention
of the government and the effective management of corporations large and small were integral
to the Korean success story. During the semester, students will learn about the general
characteristics and management styles of Korea's corporations. It is important to understand the
role and nature of not only the conglomerates but also the small and medium -sized corporations
that are essential part of the Korean economy.

Inter-K orean Relations [3 credits]
This course aims at understanding history of the relations between South and North Korea,
analyzing major characteristics of the inter-Korean relationship and searching creative ways to
improve it.
Therefore the course is composed of three parts: history from division to now, characteristics of
the national and foreign aspects of the relationship and ways to achieve peace and reunification.

Korean History [3 credits]
This course is designed for the students to learn both ancient and modern history until the year
of 1999. By learning Korean history in the long period and a broader scope, they will learn
Korean historical experiences whic h could be served as the main basis of current Korean

Understanding North Korea [3 credits]
Nort h korea in a very important subject of study as well as polic y. This is simply because North
Korea has a great importance on us. This course aims at keeping students to understand
properly the realities of North Korea by examining various aspects of its system and working

Korean Economic Development [3 credits]
Korean economy now faces new era in which it should develop new sourc e of growth. This
course basically reviews the past and the present of the Korean economy. Lectures will foc us
on how Korean economy could rise as one of the major industrial c ountries from the under-
developed agric ultural third-world nation since the Korean war. Many different aspects of the
Korean economy from the past up to the present are covered. For instance, policy issues such
as successful interactions between the government and firms will be covered heavily in
lectures. Students are expected to figure out the main factors that contributed to the growth of
the Korean economy and the prospective path that the K orean economy should take in the

International Financial Markets and Institutions [3 credits]
The course addresses why and how government, corporations and financial institutions raise
funds in markets-shorts and long term, debt and equity, domestically and internationally.
Themes include the changing patter 수 of risks in financial markets resulting from globalization,
technological innovations and liberalization of regulatory regimes. Also addresses an
intermediate level assessment of the role and effectiveness of the multilateral development
finance institutions (e.g. the World Bank, IMF, ADB, etc.)
East Asian Relations [3 credits]
This course is devoted to historical and theoretical approaches to the study of East Asian
relations. First, the lecture will focus on trilateral relations among South Korea, Japan, and the
United States since the second World War. Students will learn about the main characteristics od
the U.S.-ROK and U.S.-Japan alliances and trilateral cooperation among the three nations.
Secondly, the class switches its attention to various aspects of East Asian relations including
politics, economy, society, culture, history and technology. We are interested in studying the
rise and fail of cooperation and conflict in the region. The course will seek to identify the
conditions conducive for improving cooperation among regional national nations and building a
community of peace and prosperity in the region.

Multinational Corporate Finance [3 credits]
This course covers issues related to both international financial markets and the financial
operations of a firm within the international environment. Focuses on the identification,
measurement and management of the impact of the exchange rates on the firm; issues related
to the taxation of int ernational income; the implications of political risk on project evaluation;
financing decisions in a global market, etc.

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