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Korea University
Seoul, South Korea

Founded in 1905, the Korea University (KU) campus covers over 182 acres and is home to more than 35,000 students from all over the nation and the world.

The university’s academic breadth is extensive with its 81 departments in 19 colleges and divisions, and 18 graduate schools and it has over 1,400 full-time faculty members with over 95% of them holding a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification in their field. KU has particularly strong Humanities and Asian Studies Departments along with the recently established Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS). KU is also renowned for its professional schools of Law, Medicine and Business Administration. In research, KU is an internationally recognized leader with over 100 research centers, including the East Asiatic Research Centre and the Korean Cultural Research Centre. Furthermore, Korea University Business School (KUBS) is the only and the first business school in the country to have acquired both European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation, in combination with the accreditation granted by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Website: www.korea.edu

Course Offerings for the semester from January to August 2021

APPLICATION CLOSED

Students must submit an application online before:
February 8, 2021 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Home universities must submit the list of endorsed students to VSE Central Office before:
February 9, 2021 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)



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Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Business Administration
Course TeacherProf. Jun Myung Song
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 2, 2021
Last Day of ClassJune 17, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeTue & Thu 1700-1850
Time ZoneUTC+9
Restrictions-
Course Description The primary goal of this course is to cultivate statistical analysis skills to meet the needs of business administration. This course not only provides a comprehensive treatment of various types of statistical methods, but also demonstrates their applications to business problems to understand the role business statistics plays in decision making. Special emphasis is placed on how to use the Microsoft Excel to generate and interpret the output of statistical data analyses.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Business Administration
Course TeacherProf. Tony Garrett
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 2, 2021
Last Day of ClassJune 17, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeTue & Thu 0900-1015
Time ZoneUTC+9
Restrictions-
Course Description The objective of this course is to introduce marketing as an important function of the organization.

Its focus is to demonstrate marketing’s role and importance to the modern organization and the community.

At the end of this course students will achieve the following objectives:
1. To become familiar with the role of marketing within the organization and society.
2. To understand the nature of the environment within which the marketer must effectively operate.
3. To become aware of the range of tools available to the marketer to respond to changes in the environment.
4. Show how marketing can effectively assist the organization in meeting its objectives.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Business Administration
Course TeacherProf. Tony Garrett
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 2, 2021
Last Day of ClassJune 17, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeTue & Thu 1030-1145
Time ZoneUTC+9
Restrictions-
Course Description Brands represent the value offering of the firm. Companies are increasingly becoming aware of the importance of their brand strategies, realizing that brand equity is one of their most important corporate assets. The brand — and its promise — is a source of value to both the company and the customer. The effective management of the product and brand presents the manager however with enormous challenges in today’s dynamic business environment. This advanced level marketing course is designed to develop new skills and consolidate prior knowledge and skills learned in other marketing courses to develop a proactive brand management approach.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDivision of International Studies
Course TeacherProf. Jinwon Lee
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 2, 2021
Last Day of ClassJune 17, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeTue & Thu 0900-1015
Time ZoneUTC+9
Restrictions-
Course Description This course is an introductory course on Global Governance and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). As the world continues to intertwine and the power shifts from nation-states to international organizations, it is becoming more important to understand the concepts of Global Governance and NGOs in the contemporary world. The main objectives of the course are to provide students with a general overview of these new concepts and to help students understand the growing importance of the role of nonstate actors in the international arena. The course will also discuss current international issues such as political and economic development, the environment and human rights. In addition, it offers students an opportunity to refine presentation and discussion skills.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Korean History
Course TeacherProf. Leighanne Yuh
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 3, 2021
Last Day of ClassJune 21, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeMon & Wed 1400-1515
Time ZoneUTC+9
Restrictions-
Course Description This course will introduce and familiarize students with the historical events and issues of the late Chosôn dynasty, and relate these to current political, economic, social, and cultural processes in Korea. During the latter half of the dynasty, Chosôn experienced a wave of changes that exercised a profound influence at the time of its opening to Western trade in 1876. This course will examine these changes in an attempt to provide historical explanations for the Korean responses to Western-style diplomacy, trade, religion, imperialism, and thought. The course is divided into three areas: political history, the society and economy, and thought and culture. However, due to the integrated nature of East Asian history, the course will incorporate comparisons with China and Japan during the same time period. Online lectures will focus on Korea, while Wednesday discussions, problem-solving activities, and group projects will examine all three countries. Discussions/group projects/problem-solvoing will focus on identifying similarities and differences among China, Korea, and Japan to explain the varying outcomes at the end of the 19th century. Students will be expected to identify major historiographical issues, and to hone their oral and written presentation skills through discussion. No knowledge of Korean history or language is required.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentSchool of Media & Communication
Course TeacherProf. Ji Hoon Park
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 8, 2021
Last Day of ClassJune 21, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeMon 1530-1850
Time ZoneUTC+9
Restrictions-
Course Description This course helps students to become familiar with a number of critical issues about contemporary popular culture in Korea. A primary emphasis will be placed on the ways in which the media express and mediate Korean popular culture. Students will learn theoretical concepts and ideas that enable them to “read” Korean popular culture from academic perspectives. The topics to be examined include gender, collective memory, music, Korean wave, film, journalism, broadcasting, etc. Students will undertake group research projects and discuss their work in class.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Korean Language and Literature
Course TeacherProf. Jeff Holliday
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 3, 2021
Last Day of ClassJune 21, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeMon & Wed 0900-1015
Time ZoneUTC+9
Restrictions-
Course Description The purpose of this class is to explore the ways in which the usage and perception of Korean varies both within and across individuals. Our exploration of this variation will include factors such as regional origin, age, gender, race, and native status.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Psychology
Course TeacherProf. Chai-Youn Kim
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 2, 2021
Last Day of ClassJune 15, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeTue & Thu 1200-1350
Time ZoneUTC+9
Restrictions-
Course Description This course provides a general introduction to contemporary theory and research in perception, including an analysis of philosophical and biological issues. We learn how biological organisms acquire, process and utilize information about objects and events in the environment. Perception is an area of psychology where the links to neuroscience are among the strongest. Thus, a recurring theme in the course is the relation between brain events and perceptual events, with solid grounding in sensory neurophysiology. All the senses - vision, audition, taste, smell and touch - are covered. Besides its grounding in neurobiology, perception inevitably entails discussion of philosophical issues, including epistemology (the branch of philosophy concerned with the origins of knowledge) and the mind/body problem. Throughout the semester, students are asked to think about the representational nature of knowledge and about naive realism (the view that our perceptions provide an objective "picture" of reality). In addition, the course seeks to establish links between principles of perception and developments within the visual arts, music and literature. Lectures are supplemented with demonstrations and exercises.
Course OutlineEnglish



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