Seoul, Korea

Course Information

Seoul, Korea | 2017 Yonsei Spring

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.

Areas of Study Available at Yonsei University

Through our agreement with Yonsei University, an array of courses will be made available for you to take. Course offerings are too numerous to be listed here, but areas of study believed to be of most interest to USAC students are included below as a sample of what the University offers. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by Yonsei University.

  • Most courses are taught in English; students who already have an advanced level of Korean language may enroll in courses taught in Korean.
  • Although a maximum of 18 credits are allowed we recommend you enroll in 12-15 credits in order to have time to experience the local culture and develop friendships with locals.

Keep in mind that you must enroll in the equivalency of at least 12 US credits per semester (even if host university requirements are lower). Be sure to have plenty of primary and alternate course options in mind as schedules are subject to change and registration in your preferred courses is not guaranteed.

Grades may not be ready until one or two months after exams are completed; in some cases it may take longer. Check your Credits, Courses, and Transcripts document in Gateway for details specific to your host university. The transcript evaluation and grade reporting process at your home university will also take time after your overseas transcripts arrives. If you plan to study here during your senior year, review your home university requirements carefully to allow enough time for grades to be posted for graduation. Plan to work ahead with your academic advisor if you will be using your study abroad coursework to meet prerequisites back at home.

Korean and East Asian Studies

Recent courses have included:

  • Comparative Study of the Far East's Cinemas
  • Communication Media in Korea
  • Confucian Ethics in Modern Korean Society
  • Early Modern Korea and its Historical Sites in Seoul
  • Introduction to Korean Music
  • Introduction to Korean Philosophy
  • Introduction to Korean Studies
  • Korea through Ethnography
  • Modern and Contemporary Korean Art
  • Modern Korean History
  • Philosophy in East Asian Literature
  • Pre-Modern Korean History
  • Topics on Korean Language and Culture
  • Traditional Korean Society and Modernization


Recent courses have included:

  • Beginning Korean Language I
  • Beginning Korean Language II
  • Beginning Korean Language III
  • Intermediate Korean Language I
  • Intermediate Korean Language II
  • Intermediate Korean Language III
  • Advanced Korean Language I
  • Advanced Korean Language II
  • Chinese Characters I
  • Chinese Characters II
  • Beginning Korean Writing
  • Korean Grammar for International Learners

Other Undergraduate Areas of Study

  • Korean Language
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Human Ecology
  • International Studies
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Natural Science
  • Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Theology

Other Graduate Areas of Study

  • Area Studies
  • Engineering
  • International Cooperation
  • International Management
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Korean Studies
  • Science

Course Descriptions

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