Korea University, founded in 1905 as Posung College, is the largest of Korea's private universities and is one of the best universities in the country. The campus is beautiful with magnificent granite buildings and stately parks and gardens laced with foot paths. With a faculty of 1700, the university enrolls 35,000 students in 19 colleges. The faculty lay claim to a distinguished reputation in research and teaching. For more information, visit the university website (or the English version of the website).
Korea University offers two tracks to students on the Binghamton exchange: a university—wide program and a program sponsored by the Business School. Courses are offered in English in many departments. Students with fluency in Korean have access to all university courses (subject to pre-requisites in upper division courses).
The Business School offers courses in accounting, management, finance, marketing, management information systems, and international business. In each one of these areas, a portion of the curriculum is taught in English.
Across the university, courses taught in English that may be of interest are:
Principles of Marketing
Dynamics of Asian Business
Human Resource Management
Understanding Korean Social Structure and Culture
Introduction to Korean Law
Seminar on Korean Politics
Japanese Foreign Policy
History of International Relations
Special Topics in International Law
Theory of Mass Media
East Asian Politics
General Education courses offered in English:
Special Lecture in Ethics
It is possible to study Korean language alongside the subjects listed above. Students enroll in Korean language courses according to their level of Korean (beginning, intermediate, or advanced). Students select two or three other courses from the curriculum taught in English
*For a full list of course offerings from previous semesters: Spring 2012 (pdf)
A full course load at Korea University is to be equivalent to a full load of Binghamton credit. Most courses are three credit courses; a full load will be four or five courses. At Binghamton credit towards requirements of a major or minor is evaluated by the relevant department. Students should discuss their intention to participate on the Korea program with all appropriate academic advisors and obtain pre-approvals and an understanding of study abroad credit policies.
Last Updated: 8/22/12