STUDY
Bachelor of International Studies

 

Bachelor of International Studies

Bachelor students of the Division of International Studies will build their knowledge of global processes, relationships, and societies, and be geared to work in areas of trade and business, foreign affairs, defense and intelligence, and humanitarian and development organizations. Opportunities are open to students from all parts of the world in a culturally diverse context, whereby all courses are delivered in English. 

Core Courses

All students are required to take the following core courses (Major Courses – General Major – Required):

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

The full curriculum is shown in the table below. DIS offers a wide range of program choices in five main areas of international studies: International Commerce, International Peace & Security, International Development & Cooperation, Area Studies, and Korean Studies. Professional experiences and specializations are integral aspects of the program.

DIS Curriculum 2018

 

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

 

Area of Specialty

International Studies

 

Requirements for graduation

 

  • Minimum credits for graduation : 130 credits

1) 1st major : 36 credits
2) Intensive major : 21 credits
3) Others : Remaining credits

 

 

  • The requirements

1) Completing all credits required for graduation.
2) Achieving the GPA 1.75 or higher through entire periods of study.
3) Obtain 100 credits from courses taught in English or other foreign languages
(For DIS students who are pursuing a double major or interdisciplinary major, the minimum is 70 credits.)

 

 

  • The credits obtained by English or other foreign language courses

1) Students majoring in International Studies only (Intensive Major) are required to obtain a minimum of 100 credits from courses taught in English or other foreign languages.
2) Students who are pursuing a double major or interdisciplinary major are required to obtain a minimum of 70 credits from courses taught in English or other foreign languages.
3) Even if the following courses are taught in Korean, they are counted as English or other foreign language credits.
: Academic English I and II, Secondary Foreign Language I and II, Thinking and Writing I and II
4) For foreign students, credits from Korean language courses are counted as secondary foreign language courses.
5) The courses only offered by the Institute of Foreign Language Studies (IFLS) are accepted as English or other foreign language credits.
However, upon prior approval of DIS Dean, credits from language courses offered by other departments or colleges are accepted as English or other foreign language credits.
6) Instead of Academic English I and II and Secondary Foreign Language I and II courses, students can take other courses upon prior approval of DIS Dean.

 

 

  • The credit approval

1) Internships can be recognized as major elective course credits for a maximum of 4 upon approved by Dean of DIS.
2) Credits obtained from exchange student programs or university-wide joint programs, Dean of DIS decide on the acceptability.

 

 

  • The abolition of Official English Test score(2016 March)

1) The abolition of Official English Test is applied retroactively.
2) Students who are pursuing a double major, interdisciplinary major or dual degree should satisfy the graduation requirements of Second major.

 

 

  • Waived TOPIK for DIS foreign students

However, despite of DIS foreign students, students must take TOPIK to get into other major as Second major.

 

 

  • Changed rule of Core General Education

1) 2018~
A. students have to take 6 credits in Core General Education with different categories
B. At least 1 course should be taken among World Cultures, Historical Investigation, Literature and Arts or Ethics & Ideas category in Core General Education.
2) 2017
A. students have to take 9 credits in Core General Education with different categories
B. At least 2 course should be taken among World Cultures, Historical Investigation, Literature and Arts or Ethics & Ideas category in Core General Education.
3) ~2016
A. students have to take 9 credits in Core General Education with different categories
B. The changed rule is applied retroactively.

 

 

  • Human Rights and Gender Equality Education

It is applicable from 2017 freshman.
Students should take human rights and gender equality education once per year and up to four times during school years.

 

 

Procedure

DIS will implement measures to ensure that the new curriculum does not cause any difficulties for students to fulfill the degree requirements.