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Yonsei University
Seoul, South Korea

Being the oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. Our mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of “truth and freedom.” The 300,000 Yonsei alumni who take this calling to heart can be found manifesting this proud spirit from leadership positions around the world.

Yonsei’s main campus is ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world.

Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia.

Website: www.yonsei.ac.kr/en_sc/

Course Offerings for the semester from January to August 2021

APPLICATION CLOSED

Students must submit an application online before:
December 21, 2020 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Home universities must submit the list of endorsed students to VSE Central Office before:
December 22, 2020 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)



Additional Admission Requirements

Applicants to VSE courses offered at Yonsei University are required to fulfill the following requirements set by Yonsei University:

1. Minimum GPA for Application
a. CGPA must be over 2.7 on a 4.3 scale (or over 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), or
b. ECTS C or above.
2. English Language Requirement
a. Minimum score of 79 in TOEFL iBT (or 213 in CBT or 550 in PBT) or 6.5 in IELTS, or
b. A language recommendation letter from your home university that certifies your English proficiency.
*English language requirements are waived for native English speakers, and non-native speakers who are studying their degree in English.
3. Semester Fulfillment Requirement
This program is open to 4-year college or university students who are currently studying at their home universities as full-time students, and have completed two (2) semesters (or the equivalent) before the nomination / application period. For transfer students or graduate students, a minimum of one semester's results from the university must appear on the official transcripts.
You should make sure that you met the above requirements before applying. For enquiries, please consult the VSE Coordinator at Yonsei University.



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Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentOffice of International Affairs
Course TeacherProf. Jungwon KIM
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMar 2, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 27, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting Time-
Time ZoneKorean Time (UTC+9)
Restrictions-
Course Description This course examines Korean popular culture and its related issues in historical and sociocultural contexts, focusing on K-pop. For this examination, the course outlines a history of Korean popular music in the 20th and 21st centuries, where K-pop originated. Also, the course surveys significant phenomena in contemporary Korean popular culture closely connected to the development and transnational popularity of K-pop, including the Korean Wave. The course then discusses the ramification of Korean popular culture and the Korean Wave in the global, local, and glocal cultural landscapes. Thus, this course will lead students to better understand Korean popular culture in broader contexts.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits1
Offering DepartmentOffice of International Affairs
Course TeacherProf. Sunku Hahn +15 professors
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMar 2, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 27, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting Time-
Time ZoneKorean Time (UTC+9)
Restrictions-
Course DescriptionLast year, we had to experience COVID-19 unexpectedly and the whole world has been learning how to manage, fight and survive this unresolved virus until now. From the beginning of COIVD-19 spread, South Korea has crafted its own roadmap to make the Korean quarantine model successful which now called “K-quarantine” as a global standard. To get through a period of global uncertainty, South Korea has been trying to create “New Normal” by applying its own perspectives. We invite 16 experts from diverse fields such as Economics, Business, Sociology, Medicine, and Politics.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentOffice of International Affairs
Course TeacherProf. Hyunjun MIN
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMar 2, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 27, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting Time-
Time ZoneKorean Time (UTC+9)
Restrictions-
Course DescriptionThe turbulent recent history of South Korea has produced a society that is engaged with a variety of local and global social forces in complex and contradictory ways. The sweeping social changes in South Korean society have engaged it in a struggle to redefine and re-examine itself, and its relation to such basic ideas as gender, class, tradition and nation. Contemporary films provide an especially interesting entry into these issues and how Koreans have been thinking about them. This course is intended to enhance students` understanding of a variety of historical, social, cultural issues of South Korean society by analyzing relevant contemporary South Korean films.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits1
Offering DepartmentOffice of International Affairs
Course TeacherProf. Doowon Lee
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMar 2, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 27, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting Time-
Time ZoneKorean Time (UTC+9)
RestrictionsSuggested Proficiencies (not prerequisites): Principles of Microeconomics & Principles of Macroeconomics
Course DescriptionUpon reviewing major models of economic development, this course will examine the century-old economic development of Korea and East Asia. Most of the emphasis will be given to the period after the Second World War. Most of the lecture materials will be devoted to review the evolution of the Korean economy during the last several decades in comparison with other East Asian economies. Major characteristics as well as the most important policy changes of each decade will be explained. Also, more specific topics such as macroeconomic management, fiscal and monetary policy, role of financial market, firms and industrial policy, North Korean economy and unification issues, and social issues will be studied. In each subject, relevant theoretical backgrounds will be introduced. Also, international comparisons based on various sources of references will be made as much as possible to enhance the understanding of the lectures.
Course OutlineEnglish



Course enrollment is subject to final approval from your home university and the course offering university. Please contact the APRU VSE Coordinator of your home university for credit transfer information.