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Social Sciences

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Social Sciences
Cultivating competence and sensibilities for insights into society, the world, and humankind in the 21st century

The College of Social Science is the center for learning and research about social phenomena. The main aim of the College of Social Sciences is to cultivate people with insight and compatible knowledge in various aspects and issues of human society.

Tel+82-42-821-6214~5 Homepagehttps://socialscience.cnu.ac.kr/socsci/index.do
Sociology

Sociology generates useful conceptual frameworks that can be generally applicable to various social phenomena and aims to analyze and solve real-world social problems. The department offers various courses in either basic and applied sociology. They include Survey Research Methods, Introduction to Sociology, Classical Sociology, English Reading in Sociology, Contemporary Sociological Theories, Sociology of Development, Basic Social Statistics, Environmental Sociology, Contemporary Social Problems, Sociology of Family, Economic Sociology, Sociology of Culture, Social Statistical Analysis, Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Inequality, Social Stratification, Social Research Practicum 1, Gerontology, Qualitative Research Methods, Social Science Data Analysis, Community and Social Policy, Urban Sociology, Comparative Sociology, Social Psychology, Contemporary Capitalism, Social Research Practicum 2, Sociology of Organization, Sociology of Labor and Industry, NGO and Community, Political Sociology, Comparative Culture Studies, Civil Society and Social Movements, Information Society, Thesis Research Apprenticeship, Science, Technology & Society, Sociology of Minorities, Sociology of Leisure. Graduates from our department are working in diverse areas, including academia, journalism, public sector, financial industry, and NGO.
Our department offers a rigorous graduate school training for MS and PhD degree as well. CNU sociology faculty and students conduct research in a wide range of sociological subfields, including culture, theory, work and occupation, organization, labor, demography, inequality, family, gender, science and technology, environment, economy, and development. To enhance integrated graduate education in a local society, we are also running a local society design MS program.

Career Opportunities

Most graduates from the department work in journalism, public sector, financial industry, NGO, and so on. Others continue to study in graduate schools inside or outside Korea. Sociology extends our knowledge of and insight into the various problems in human society and the applications of sociology will become deeper and more diversified as society develops.

Faculty
[Kim, Ju Hyun]
  • Title : Associate Professor
  • Major : Sociology of Family, Gerontology, Social Policy
  • E-mail : haha0929@cnu.ac.kr
[Park, Chan Jong]
  • Title : Assistant Professor
  • Major : Social Change, Economic Sociology, Social Development
  • E-mail : cjongpark@cnu.ac.kr
[Jeon, June]
  • Title : Assistant Professor
  • Major : Sociology of Science and Technology, Environmental Sociology
  • E-mail : jjeon@cnu.ac.kr
[Chung, Sun Kee]]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Cultural Sociology, Sociological Theory
  • E-mail : jsg3763@cnu.ac.kr
[Choi, Inyi]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Industrial Sociology, Sociology of Work and Labor
  • E-mail : inyichoi@cnu.ac.kr
[Hwang, Sun Jae]
  • Title : Associate Professor
  • Major : Social Stratification/Inequality, Social Demography
  • E-mail : sunjaeh@cnu.ac.kr
Library & Information Science

To prepare for the establishment of the information society, the Department of Library and Information Science offers professional training in the field of information. The purpose of the program is to help students to identify and understand the fundamental problems of access to knowledge that libraries and related organizations are intended to solve. Thus, the department produces competent professional library and information science personnel. Our graduates function as professional practitioners, capable of coping with patterns of change and gaining new competence in their field. They are able to define and articulate user needs and implement procedures designed to meet those needs in various information fields. Courses are arranged under the broad categories of the organization and retrieval of information, information technology, resources and their uses, information services, and management and evaluation. The department encourages the development of professional competence in various languages, as well as in computing, mathematics, and logic.

Career Opportunities

The department provides a basic professional education to prepare students for careers in library, media, and information science. The department offers courses leading to the certificate for professional librarians. Upon completing the required courses, a certificate of librarianship is offered. The department not only provides continuing education courses for graduate students but also prepares librarians for positions as subject and technical specialists and as administrators or supervisors of complex library operation and service programs. Students who complete the required courses for the educational certificate become teachers of librarianship.

Faculty
[Kim, Soonhee]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Library and Information Science, Bibliography
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6356
  • E-mail : siva@cnu.ac.kr
[Kwak, Seungjin]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Library and Information Science
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6359
  • E-mail : sjkwak@cnu.ac.kr
[Lee, Sungsook]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Library and Information Science
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6360
  • E-mail : infolee@cnu.ac.kr
[Kim, Sungwon]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Library and Information Science
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6354
  • E-mail : sungwonk@cnu.ac.kr
[Park, Hyoungjoo]
  • Title : Assistant Professor
  • Major : Library and Information Science
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6358
  • E-mail : hyoungjoo.park@cnu.ac.kr
Psychology

Through its study of the philosophical and physiological aspects of human beings, psychology seeks to understand the general principles of human behavior and to utilize those principles for human welfare. The field of psychology consists of basic psychology and applied psychology. The includes the study of the fundamental principles of human beings, such as the study of developmental, cognitive, social, physiological, perceptional, and linguistic psychology. The latter utilizes psychological principles for professional purposes including industrial, clinical, advertising and consumer, and environmental psychology.

Career Opportunities

Through examinations, graduates can acquire certificates enabling them to become developmental psychologists, professional developmental psychologists, clinical psychologists, professional clinical psychologists, and counseling psychologists. Graduates also can work as consultants for corporations, industrial psychologists at marketing institutes, hospital clinicians, and so on.

Faculty
[Yoon-ki, Min]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6364
  • E-mail : ykmin@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W12-1, 322-4
[Sunhee, Lee]
[Wooyoung, Chun]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6367
  • E-mail : wooyoung@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W12-1, 423-2
[Sungkun, Cho]
[Soorim, Noh]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6365
  • E-mail : srnoh@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W12-1, 302
[Sukwon, Han]
[Jueun, Kim]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6362
  • E-mail : omunun@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W12-1, 407
[Yerin, Shim]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6368
  • E-mail : yrshim@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W12-1, 408
Communication

Our department aims to develop professionals who are able make expert use of rapidly changing information and communication technologies. Students learn a wide range of theories about various communication phenomena, from interpersonal to multimedia communications and cultural studies. Also students are trained through many practicums to obtain the useful techniques of journalism, broadcasting, advertising, information technology, and so on.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are hired by newspapers, broadcasting stations, magazines and IT companies as well as by advertising and public relations agencies and the planning departments of companies. The demand for our graduates gets bigger and bigger, owing to the increase of new media, the growth of the communication industry, and the increasing awareness of the importance of communication and information.

Faculty
[Cha, Jae Young]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Communication History, Journalism
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6378
  • E-mail : jycha@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Social Science Building W12-1 #405
[Sohn, Byung Woo]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Image Communication, Popular Culture, Media Criticism and Writing
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6377
  • E-mail : sohn@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Social Science Building W12-1 #402
[Yang, Eun Kyung]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Cultural Studies, Risk Communication
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6380
  • E-mail : ekyang@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Social Science Building W12-1 #207
[Kim, Jae Young]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Internet Media
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6374
  • E-mail : jaekim@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Social Science Building W12-1 #414
[Kim, Sujeong]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Celebrity/Fandom Studies
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6373
  • E-mail : sukim@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Social Science Building W12-1 #303
[Lee, Seung Sun]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Communication and Advertising Law, Media Industry
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6375
  • E-mail : girirang@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Social Science Building W12-1 #306
Social Welfare

The Department of Social Welfare aims to produce professionals who understand social welfare (including the social phenomena in relation to social welfare, social welfare systems, and social welfare intervention methods) and who are able to put the knowledge into practice. The present demand for social welfare workers and the national goal of a welfare state are attributable to the upheaval in the socio-economic structure, class inequality, and the economic insecurity that has resulted from our countrys rapid growth. The educational objectives and programs of the department reflect the philosophy of the social welfare profession which emphasizes social responsibility for preventing and solving social problems, and which manifests high respect for individuals and appreciation of the individuals capacity for growth and change. The educational program is based on the premise that through combining classroom learning and field practice internship, each student acquires the knowledge and values basic to the social welfare profession. Contemporary Korean society needs to increase the number of social welfare agencies and professional personnel. Accordingly, social demand for social welfare professionals is growing.

Career Opportunities

In accordance with social welfare work law, students graduate as certified social workers. Graduates from the department are employed in the public welfare sector and in social welfare voluntary agencies.

Faculty
[Choi, Hae Kyung]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Welfare for the elderly, Social Work practice theories, Case management
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6473
  • E-mail : kchoi@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : 305 Social Science Building
[Chung, Yun Tag]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Social Welfare Policy, Social Security, Social Welfare and Law
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6474
  • E-mail : chungyt@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : 301 Social Science Building
[Ryu, Jin Seok]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Poverty ans Public Assistance, Research Methods for Social Welfare, Data analysis for social welfare
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6475
  • E-mail : jsryu@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : 314 Social Science Building
[Kim, Tae Yeun]
  • Title : Assistant Professor
  • Major : Child and Youth Welfare, Multicultural Studies
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6476
  • E-mail : tykim@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : 212 Social Science Building
[Kang, Ji Young]
  • Title : Assistant Professor
  • Major : Social Policy evaluation, Cross-national Comparative Social Welfare Policy, work and family reconciliation policy, poverty and inequality
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6477
  • E-mail : jiyoungksw@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : 423-1 Social Science Building
Public Administration

The School of Public Administration (SPA) aims to educate talented students in the public sectors with sound civic spirit and moral by cultivating passions and responsibilities. In addition, SPA’s goal is to improve intellectual capacities to solve a variety of problems and enhance robust judgment and problem analysis in response to social change. Public Administration is a discipline that theoretically and practically addresses various government’s activities and manages complex of the central and local government operations. Public Policy is associated with the increase of rationality of policy-making process. In the process, government’s role and structure can become a major concern. In the vein, SPA’s mission is to cultivate talented students who will address and manage public administration and public policy.

Career Opportunities

The program was established in 1971 and had 1,000 graduates who are now working in various private and public sectors.are also 320 undergraduate and graduate students. Students completing the program in the department typically enter public service or academic careers by way of passing the national examination. Depending upon the degree received and the course taken, they take up positions of administrative responsibility in various public and private companies too.

Faculty
[Yoon, Young Chai]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Research Methodology / Environmental Administration Theory
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5844
  • E-mail : yoon211@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : 206 Social Sciences Building
[Choi, Do Lim]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Human Resources Administration
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5842
  • E-mail : dmchoi@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : 202 Social Sciences Building
[Park, Soo Kyung]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Administrative Organization
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5843
  • E-mail : psk0408@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : 329 Social Science Building
[Kim, Seon Kyung]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Administrative Information System Theory
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5848
  • E-mail : kimsk@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : 401 Social Science Building
[Lee, Chan Goo]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Policy Studies (Policy Evaluation) / Science and Technology Policy
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5849
  • E-mail : changoo@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : 313 Social Science Building
[Moon, Kwang Min]
  • Title : Assistant Professor
  • Major : Financial Administration / Government Accounting
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5846
  • E-mail : mkm95@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : 211 Social Sciences Building
[Kim. Hyun]
  • Title : Assistant Professor
  • Major : Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy/ Climate Policy and Disaster Management Policy
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5845
  • E-mail : hkim0128@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : 210 Social Sciences Building
Political Science & Diplomacy

The department aims at training students in promoting political stability and development of Korea. It makes them aware of the reality of the division of the country and stimulates their interest in seeking ways to achieve the unification and revival of the Korean nation. The department also trains students to become leaders in local politics. The main fields are Korean politics, political philosophy, international politics, international organization, foreign policies, international political economy, political and diplomatic history, comparative politics, party politics, political process, and politics of democratic countries.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the department can become government employees by passing civil and foreign service exams and local government exams. They can become local politicians, and reporters for mass communication agencies. They can also continue their studies through the graduate school programs the department offers up to the Ph.D. level.

Local Autonomy Administration

The Department of Autonomous Local Administration is a study center pioneered in Korea and the best organization at which students can enhance and deepen their knowledge of decentralization, local politics, and public administration. The objectives of the department are to rear competent public officers, community leaders, and specialists who can deal with the various demands of citizens and complex and changing local societies, and who can develop theories and scientific methodologies which can be applied in autonomous local administration and in urban administration. The major courses offered by the department are as follows: autonomous local administration, local council, local organization, local finance, regional economics, urban administration,traffic administration, and regional administration.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can not only become high civil servants in central and local governments or several public enterprises after passing the recruitment examination, but also be employed in various organizations such as research institutions, financial agencies, public corporations, and so on.

Faculty
[Choi, Jin-Hyuk]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Local Public Service System, Europe Local Administration, Local Council
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5866
  • E-mail : fpschoi@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W12-1 # 308
[Kang, Byung-Su]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Urban Administration, Urban and rural Planning, Community and Region Development
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5864
  • E-mail : kbs@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W12-1 # 307
[Kim, Jong-Seong]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Local Organization, Regional Administration, Inter Governmental Relation
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5862
  • E-mail : rambokjs@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W12-1 #330
[Shin, Hee-Guon]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Local Public Finance, Local Policy, Research Design
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5865
  • E-mail : shinhg@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W12-1 #309
[Yook, Dong Il]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Local Autonomy Administration, Local Autonomy Theory, Comparative Local Administration
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5863
  • E-mail : diyook@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W12-1 #306
[Kim, Chan-Dong]
  • Title : Associate Professor
  • Major : Autonomy administration, policy sciences
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5868
  • E-mail : cdkim15@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W12-1 #315-2