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Seoul Courses - 2019 Yonsei Fall

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 Yonsei University 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. You are required to take a minimum of 12 credits; a typical course load is 12-15 credits. 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. Yonsei University is AACSB and EQUIS accredited.

Recent courses have included:

Korean and East Asian Studies

  • 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


  • 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

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

  • Chinese Studies and Language
  • English Language and Literature
  • Fine Arts
  • Japanese Studies and Language
  • Journalism/Mass Communications and Advertising
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Law
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Public Administration and Public Policy
  • Russian Studies and Language
  • Sociology
  • Theories of Democracy
  • Western Thoughts on Ethics and Morality

Other Graduate Areas of Study

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

Course Descriptions

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