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Seoul Courses – 2021-22 Yonsei Yearlong

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to schedule an advising appointment or 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 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.

Areas of Study at Yonsei University (subject to change):

Business (limited to business majors)

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Production and Operations

Commerce and Economics

  • Banking
  • Games Theory and Applications
  • Korean Economy
  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • R and Python Programming
  • Regression Analysis


  • Comparative Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Learning Science


  • Architecture
  • Circuits
  • Design
  • Electronics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Materials
  • Microprocessors
  • Programming
  • Regression Analysis
  • Thermodynamics

Intensive Korean Language

  • Levels 1-6

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
  • Korean Language
  • 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
  • Understanding K-Pop

Liberal Arts

  • English
  • Speech and Debate
  • Literature
  • Writing

Life System

  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • Neuroscience


  • Algebra
  • Chemistry
  • Logic
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics

Social Sciences

  • Chinese Studies
  • Ethics
  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Communications

Region Studies

  • Chinese Studies and Language
  • Japanese Studies and Language
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies and Language

Graduate Areas of Study

  • Business
  • Communication and Art
  • Education
  • Social Welfare
  • Theology

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.

Quick Details

2021-22 Application Cycle

Kookmin University

Spring: Open

Yonsei University

January programs: Open

Spring: Open

2022-23 App. Cycle

Kookmin University

Summer: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1

Yonsei University

Summer: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1


Kookmin University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

Yonsei University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Applicants must be degree-seeking at a 4-year institution and have sophomore standing at time of application. In addition to above, transfer students must have one semester completed at their current institution.

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

Kookmin: 40 students

Yonsei: 50 students


English | Korean

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