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Gwangju Courses – 2024 Spring

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to email them your questions directly.

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.


USAC’s partnership with Chonnam National University (CNU) provides you with an array of academic offerings taught in English. Students who already have an advanced level of Korean language may also enroll in courses taught in Korean. Students have the option to participate in the regular exchange program on the main campus in Gwangju, or they can participate in the intensive Korean language program in Yeosu. CNU has AACSB accreditation and is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea.

Main Campus in Gwangju

Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites, which are determined by CNU. You are required to take a minimum of 12 U.S. credits; a typical course load is 12-15 U.S. credits.

Areas of Study at Chonnam National University’s main campus (subject to change):

Undergraduate Studies

  • Animal Science
  • Bioenergy Science and Technology
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Food and Nutrition
  • History
  • Korean Language (non-track courses)
  • Korean Studies
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and International Affairs
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Urban Development

Graduate Studies

  • Bioenergy Science and Technology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Dental Science
  • Engineering
  • English Education
  • Food Science and Technology
  • History
  • Non-Government Organization Studies
  • Oceanography
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Medicine

Language Program on Yeosu Campus

The intensive Korean language program at Chonnam National University’s Yeosu campus has a beginner and intermediate track. This is an 18-credit fixed program which consists of 12 language credits and 6 elective credits. Students will take a language placement exam onsite to determine which track they’ll take.

Beginner Track:

  • Korean language basic (Levels 1-4)
  • Korea Learning Through Media I
  • Korean Society and Lifestyle

Intermediate Track:

  • Korean language intermediate (Levels 1-4)
  • College Writing and Speaking
  • College Readings in Modern Korean

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.