Hanyang University International Summer School Program: Academic Features

The Hanyang University International Summer Campus is intended for both visiting International students and Korean students. Coursework in English is offered in a variety of fields and students in any major area are welcome to participate. Many of the faculty come from well-known and respected institutions in the United States. Binghamton University offers the program as either faculty-led or direct enroll (for more information regarding the differences, please refer to the costs section of the website). Both faculty-led and direct enroll students are required to enroll in at least one course offered by a Binghamton Faculty member. Students then choose one other course from a list of 40+ courses to enroll in. Each class meets for 3 hours each day, either in the morning from 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm, with an extra session from 4:00pm-7pm.

The following courses are offered by Binghamton Faculty (you must choose at least one):

Korean Grammatical Structure (GenEd J)

Professor Sungdai Cho
This course will provide an overview of the structure of the Korean language and discuss the relevant analyses of a certain structure. Based on the readings of the text, we will discuss the adequacy of the analyses including the generalizations and consider expanded sets of data. This course touches on the general areas of Korean linguistics, from Korean language background to sociolinguistics. For each week, every student is required to complete the assigned readings specified in the syllabus and is encouraged to read the related literature if possible. Each student is strongly recommended to further investigate the issues before the class meetings and reach their own conclusions concerning the adequacy of the analyses presented in the books.

**New for Summer 2014** Language, Culture, and Society in Korea (GenEd H)
Professor Sungdai Cho
This course provides the opportunity to become acquainted with Korean culture and society, reflected in its language, since the linguistic system of Korean and its daily uses are inseparably interwoven with the ever-evolving culture and society of the Korean people. It aims at a general understanding of Korean language and people, with emphasis on the culture and society. Attempts will be made to highlight the uniqueness of Korean cultural tradition in the broad context of East Asian civilization (Japanese and Chinese), as well as Western influence, especially of English. Reading materials and lectures are in English.

**New for Summer 2014** North Korean Culture, Politics and Society
Professor Immanuel Kim
North Korea continues to baffle many outsiders regarding the internal politics and international diplomacy. Outsiders have little to no grasp of the country's political actions. This course analyzes the historical, political, social, and cultural changes in North Korea from 1948 to present day. North Korea has often been referred to a country where time stands still by Western media. However, a closer examination of the nation-state will reveal a contradictory and counter-intuitive outlook on the tumultuous evolution of the culture. This course will provide a deeper insight into the elusive country, and it will provide the students to critically approach and understand the culture of the DPRK.

The following courses are offered as choices for the second course:

  • Korean History & Culture
  • Marketing
  • Understanding Modern Business and Management
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business
  • Model UN
  • International Marketing
  • Basic Business Statistics
  • Environmental Ceramic Art
  • International Relations in East Asia
  • Cross Cultural Documentary Research & Production in Korea
  • Understanding a Visual Language in Media
  • Seminar: Media Industry in Korea
  • Beginning & Intermediate Korean Language*
  • Microeconomics
  • General Physics 1
  • Korean Economy &Business
  • Contemporary Korean Society
  • Linear Algebra
  • Techno English Presentation Skills
  • Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • Global Ethics
  • General Physics 2
  • Numerical Analysis
  • General Biology 1
  • Art of Self Defense (Taekwondo)
  • International Organizations
  • Calculus 1
  • Calculus 2
  • North Korean Politics and Society

*Students enroll in Korean language courses according to their level of Korean (beginning or intermediate).

Other courses offered vary by year. Check for a full listing of courses offered at:  http://summerschoolkorea.com/academics/courses/


Professor Sungdai Cho is an Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies. 

Professor Immanuel Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies. 


Students can earn 6 credits during the 4 week program. All International Summer Campus courses are worth three credits (except Taekwondo, which is one credit). If participants choose to take Taekwondo along with two academic courses, a maximum of 7 credits can be earned. 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 Hanyang University program with all appropriate academic advisors and obtain pre-approvals and an understanding of study abroad credit policies.

Last Updated: 8/21/14