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Korea University

Division of International Studies & Graduate School of International Studies

Bachelor of International Studies

General Information

Students at KUDIS engage an all-English curriculum that offers a mixture of theoretical frameworks for defining the pressing issues facing firms, governments, and the global community and the practical tools required to formulate policies and strategies to address those issues. KUDIS students are offered a broad range of courses in the areas of International Commerce, International Development & Cooperation, International Peace & Security, Area Studies, and Korean Studies.

After four years of study, students are being awarded the degree of Bachelor in International Studies. KUDIS offers students a high level of flexibility when it comes to combining their major with other disciplines at Korea University. Many KUDIS students choose a double degree and thus link International Studies with a second major such as Business Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Media Studies, Food and Resource Economics, English Language & Literature, etc. By doing so, they can specialize further on a certain discipline, while developing their international studies profile. Students will then graduate with two Bachelor degrees (e.g. Bachelor of International Studies & Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration).

Curriculum Structure (for International Students - 2020)

KUDIS students need to complete a minimum total of 130 credits in order to graduate (see table below). These include 31 credits in general education, 57 credits in major courses (DIS courses), and 42 credits in general courses (DIS or other departments). Students who do a double degree (이중전공 or 융합전공) need to take only 36 credits in major courses (DIS courses), and have to obtain additional credits from the second major instead.

Curriculum Structure
Classification Specification Course Title and Number Credit
General
Education
Common
General
Education
GELI003
GELI004
Liberty Justice Truth I
Liberty Justice Truth II
3
3
6
GEWR001 College Writing 2 2
IFLS011
IFLS012
Academic English I
Academic English II
1
1
2
GEKS005
GEKS006
Freshman Seminar I
Freshman Seminar II
1
1
2
GECT001 Informative Thinking 1 1
Sub-total 13

Core General
Education

 

 

* Must take at least 2 different areas from 7 areas to graduate

 

* One course must be included in humanities related category(World Culture, Historical Investigation, Literature and Arts, Ethics & Ideas).

World Cultures 3
Historical Investigation
Literature and Arts
Ethics & Ideas
Sociological Studies 3
Science and Technology
Quantitative Research
Sub-total 6
Major-related
General
Education
DISS115 Introduction to Economics 3
DISS123 Introduction to Political Science 3
Subtotal 6
Secondary Foreign
Language I and II
Secondary Foreign Language I and II 6
Subtotal 6
Total 31
Major
Courses
1st Major Required 9
Elective 27
Sub-total 36
Intensive
Major
Required 0
Elective 21
Sub-total 21
Total 57
General Courses 42
TOTAL CREDITS 130

Courses offered at KUDIS (Major Courses)

All students at KUDIS are required to take the following major courses:

  • Principles of International Commerce
  • Principles of International Relations
  • Globalization and Beyond: Culture, Society, and Political Economy

Students are able to take all courses and do not need to officially declare a specialization. However, for students doing the Intensive Major it is advisable to specialize in one of the five areas.

International Studies
International Studies
Specialization Course List
International Commerce Korean Economy in a Globalized World / Theory and Practices of International Trade Policy / Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions / International Financial Markets and Institutions / Understanding Global Business / Global Business Ethics / Multinational Corporations / Comparative Legal System in the Global Society / International Economic Law / Technology, Information, and Society / East Asian Economies / International Finance: Theory and Practice / Economic Development in a Globalizing World / International Economic Cooperation / Trade Policies of Korea / Special Topics in International Commerce / Special Topics in International Finance / Network Economics / Digital Economy and E-Commerce / U.S. Economy / Intellectual Property Rights / International Economic Institutions and Policy / Trading Blocs: Theories and Practices / European Economies
International Development & Cooperation Introduction to International Development / International Organizations / NGOs and Global Governance / Economic Geography of Developing Countries / Dynamics of International Development / Economic Development in a Globalizing World / Human Rights in a Globalized World / International Law / Special Topics in International Law / Economic Development of Southeast Asia / Global Poverty / Development Management / Seminar on National Competitiveness / Resources and Global Development / Issues in Sustainable Development / Special Topics in International Development / Contemporary Issues in Development Cooperation
International Peace & Security International Peace & Security International Negotiation / International Organizations / NGOs and Global Governance / War and Peace / History of Diplomacy / International Political Economy / Energy and International Relations / Environment and International Relations / South-North Korean Relations / Seminar on National Competitiveness / Seminar on Globalization and Global Issues / International Disputes Settlement / Human Rights in a Globalized World / Issues in Korean Politics / International Law / Korea and International Law / Korean Diplomacy / Korea - U.S. Relations / International Relations of North America / International Relations of East Asia / International Relations of the European Union / Special Topics in International Relations
Area Studies Contemporary North America / Contemporary Europe / Contemporary East Asia / Contemporary Korea / Understanding East Asian Civilization / East Asian Economies / U.S. Economy / European Economies / Postwar Japan and East Asia / Economic Development in Southeast Asia / International Relations of North America / International Relations of East Asia / International Relations of the European Union / Special Topics in East Asian Studies I / Special Topics in East Asian Studies II
Korean Studies
International Studies
Specialization Course List
Korean Studies Contemporary Korea / Issues in Korean Politics / Contemporary East Asia / Modern History of Korea / Understanding East Asian Civilization / Korea and International Law / Rethinking Korean Culture / Religion and Korean Society / Trade Policies of Korea / South-North Korean Relations / Korea-U.S. Relations / Korean Diplomacy / Special Topics in Korean Studies I / Special Topics in Korean Studies II / Seminar on Contemporary Korean Society