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Seoul Courses - 2019 Kookmin 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.


USAC’s partnership with Kookmin University provides you with a wide array of courses taught in English. You are required to enroll in the equivalency of at least 12 US credits per semester. A typical course load at Kookmin is 12-15 credits per semester. 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 Kookmin University.

Areas of Study at Kookmin University:

Architecture and Design

(May require portfolio review)

  • Architecture
  • Automotive and Transportation Design
  • Ceramics
  • Entertainment Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Industrial Design—Recent courses have included:
    • Universal Design
    • Design Presentation Technique
    • Design for Informational Equipment
    • Design for Sports Leisure
  • Interior Design
  • Metalwork and Jewelry
  • Visual Communication Design—Recent courses have included:
    • Type and Image
    • Introduction to Photographic Media
    • Visual Method
    • Introduction to Motion Design
    • Visual Essay and Image
    • Typography Based on Contents and System
    • Information Design

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

  • Chinese Studies and Language
  • English Language and Literature
  • Fine Arts—Recent courses have included:
    • Introduction to Fine Art
    • History of Modern Art
    • Painting, Sculpture
    • Japanese Studies and Language
  • Japanese Studies and Language
  • Journalism/Mass Communications and Advertising—Recent courses have included:
    • Advertising Research Methodology
    • Broadcast Journalism
    • Communication and Debate
    • Global Marketing Communication
    • Mass Media Theory
    • Media Consumers
    • Persuasive Communication
  • Korean Language and Literature—Recent courses have included:
    • Basic Korean
    • Korean Conversation
    • Understanding Korean Discourse
    • Understanding Korean Grammar Through Film
  • Law—Recent courses have included:
    • International Law
    • Anglo-American Law
    • Criminology
    • Anglo-American Constitutional Law
    • Case Studies on US Law
    • Comparative Private Law
    • Understanding of Civil Law
  • Music—Recent courses have included:
    • History of Western Music
    • Voice
    • Piano Performance
    • Orchestral Instrument
    • Theory, Composition
  • Performing Arts—Recent courses have included:
    • Theatre
    • Cinema
    • Dance
  • Political Science and International Relations—Recent courses have included:
    • Local Politics
    • Politics in the Information Society
    • International Organizations
  • Public Administration and Public Policy
  • Russian Studies and Language
  • Sociology—Recent courses have included:
    • Sexuality and Society
  • Theories of Democracy
  • Western Thoughts on Ethics and Morality

Business, Commerce, and Economics

  • Business Administration—Recent courses have included:
    • Consumer Behavior
    • SCM and Logistics
    • Principles of Management
    • Principles of Accounting
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Operations Management
    • Financial Management
    • Management Information Systems
    • Financial Accounting
  • Big Data and Statistics
  • Economics—Recent courses have included:
    • Macroeconomics
    • Contemporary Issues in Economics
    • Mathematics for Economic Analysis
    • International Trade Policy
  • Management Information Systems—Recent courses have included:
    • Business Project Management
    • Business Strategy and Information

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are available upon request. Contact your Program Advisor for more information.