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The Programs and Teaching of the University

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SungKongHoe University offers courses in a number of academic clusters. In essence, the university is primarily undergraduate in its orientation, although we have some renowned postgraduate courses as well. Perhaps the best way to figure out the course structure of the institution is to imagine a Merry-Go-Round. The base of the ride comprises the general studies program, while the role of the central pivot is played by the theology program. The horse riding seats are occupied by clusters of social studies programs, humanities programs, and applied science/technology programs. In what follows undergraduate and postgraduate programs will be outlined in turn.

The General Studies Program offers liberal arts courses that incorporate the educational principles of the university—cultivating the spirit of openness, sharing, and service. For this, several core subjects such as Human Rights and Peace, Social Service and Reading Humanities offered to all students regardless of their departmental affiliation. To facilitate democratic and creative educational quality the program is based on mutual,interactive and communicative education between teachers and students. The faculty views education as an ongoing process that realizes the potential of every student and a continuing endeavor throughout the student’s lifetime even after he or she leaves the university. Therefore the program is foundational and life-long in its essential outlook.

The Theology Program plays a very important role in the school education: it functions as an important branch of study in its own right, but also as a pivotal axis supporting all the other programs of the university with the Christian educational ethos. The program, which had been the backbone of the school curriculum since the days of its establishment, aims to provide a firstrate theological education from an Anglican Christian perspective. The undergraduate theology program is divided into four core subjects: biblical theology, historical theology, theoretical theology, and practical theology. These will be taught alongside the liberal arts education, and the students are encouraged to major in theology in tandem with other programs in cross-disciplinary study. The theology program is offered at the postgraduate level too. The graduate theology program offers courses that examine all of the major schools of thought within Christianity. The inter-departmental exchange programs mean that the students can get a holistic view of the world. The program offers a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) and a basic theology masters (ThM).

The Humanities cluster includes programs of English Studies, Japanese Studies, and Chinese Studies.
The English Studies Program offers a practical and integrated approach to the English language as it is used around the world today. Knowledge of English is valuable for students contemplating graduate study or careers in business related to international trade. Emphasis is placed not only on the diversity and uniqueness of English speaking civilizations but also on its contributions to humanity and the understanding of Western cultural traditions.
The Japanese Studies Program offers students opportunities to learn Japanese language and to gain an understanding of Japanese literature and culture. The undergraduate program in Japanese studies is among the first in Korea to offer students intensive language courses designed specifically according to each individual student’s skills and abilities.
The Chinese Studies Program trains students in the humanistic study of the Chinese language through its rich cultural,social, economic, and literary traditions. At the same time this program seeks to develop Chinese specialists and practitioners in Chinese affairs who can promote a better relationship between Korea and China.

The social studies cluster includes programs of Social Welfare, Social Science, Management, and Media and Communication.
The Social Welfare Program trains specialists in the field of social welfare and service. For this goal the program offers courses covering both theory and practice. These courses help students to understand the breadth and depth of the social problems facing Korean society, and at the same time help to instill a sense of social responsibility among students. The program also helps students to recognize, examine, and understand the history and significance of caring activities for those in need throughout the world.
The Social Science Program aims to help students understand people of modern day society. Through this understanding the program hopes to produce well educated, well adapted, contributing members of society. It offers majors that cover such disciplines as political science, economics and sociology. The social science program is intended to teach students not only substantial knowledge but also the transferable technical skills that could be used in many professional areas in contemporary society. By encouraging students to take two majors, it is hoped that students are better equipped with multiple analytical approaches. 
The Management Program prepares students for the rapidly changing international business community. Students will be prepared not only to deal with the business community and the specialized knowledge needed to work therein, but also learn both business ethics and etiquette. The program’s close working relationship with business and industry means that students have ample opportunities to interact with and work as an intern for the real business world from early on.
The Media and Communication Program aspires to train and produce skilled and conscientious journalists who understand modern day media and contribute to the often heated debate about many issues in modern society. The program offers basic courses in writing and speaking as well as more intensive courses centered on mass media communication. It also offers courses on new methods of journalism, such as those found on the Internet, blogging, and even SNS text message blogging. Through the program students can get access to both domestic and international internship opportunities.

The applied science and technology cluster include programs of Digital Contents,Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer and Communication and Glocal IT.
The Digital Contents Program trains students to be the expert in the intersection of contents design and digital arts. The students are expected to learn the art of contents creation which is a vital and pioneering path toward the exciting world of contemporary cyber-art. As part of its education the program inculcates students with artistic sensibility and the technological acumen.
Through the Computer Engineering Program, students will develop their skills in embedded systems, computer game planning, and the digital images systems field. The learning will be enhanced by a systematic teaching program that uses state of the art software and hardware.
In the Software Engineering Programstudents will study how to solve various computer problems using both creativity and critical thinking. The program offers courses on web page construction, web programming, mobile programming, and computer systems management.
The Computer and Communication Program offers courses on this new and ever-developing field. Students will learn how to combine computer knowledge and telecommunications in order to improve the dissemination of information and technology. Students will also learn how to deal with the collection and transfer of complicated information and data.
In the Glocal IT Program students will train to be specialists who will establish a people-centric information rich society. Three years of study will be spent studying in Korea and will focus on liberal arts education in tandem with a local IT systems education. The last one year will be spent abroad,and this will let students focus on global IT education through the medium of English language. This three plus one system is a new educational innovation with big potential for the students.

The SungKongHoe University is also committed to offering a number of postgraduate programs with distinctive outlook and orientation.

The theology department offers a doctoral course for in-depth study of theology (ThD).The new development at the Theology Program includes the Master of Bible Study which equips students to approach the Christian Bible from not only academic but also humanities perspectives. Another new degree program is the Master of Church Ministry which trains the lay persons to contribute to the church ministry and mission in Korea as well as in abroad. The Church Music Program is a unique academic course training the music teachers and specialists in the context of the Korean church.

The social studies cluster has developed renowned postgraduate programs over the years.
The Graduate Social welfare and Sociology Programs have masters’ degree courses, as does the Graduate Arts Management and Cultural Studies Program administered by the Media and Communication Program. The Sociology graduate program also has a sister program of NGO Studies.The Research Program on International Culture has a Master’s and doctoral courses which train researchers on peace and coexistence in the context of knowledge creation and cultural practice in Asia.

The Graduate NGO Studies Program is among the first such courses in the country and has produced many leaders in civil society organizations and human rights groups. The Graduate NGO Studies has a few specialized branches including gender studies, politics & policy studies, and political economy.
The Graduate Program of Civil Society and Welfare provides courses on social welfare, social welfare counseling, social service and social enterprise.
The Graduate Education Program offers practicing educators an opportunity to reflect on their experience and to develop up-to-date pedagogical theory and skill. The Master of Social Education is a long-running program providing teachers and concerned citizens alike with social and civil education with special reference to democratic citizenship. A recent program in the education cluster is the Master of Education in the Humanities. The new degree course provides school teachers with an opportunity to reflect on their personal growth in terms of studying humanities at the post-graduate level.

The Graduate School of Social Economy is among the first of its kind in the country and is gaining rapid recognition throughout the academia and social economy sector.
The Graduate School of Social Economy is a major development amongst the university’s ongoing commitment towards innovative contribution to the changing needs of the society. The new school for the practitioners of this field has two ambitious sister programs. The MBA in Co-operatives Management Program intends to train prospective executives and middle-level managers in the co-operatives. Another development is a Department of Community Studies which will give practitioners of social economyrelated works at community level a chance to broaden and deepen their perspective.

The Programs and Teaching of the University

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SungKongHoe University offers courses in a number of academic clusters. In essence, the university is primarily undergraduate in its orientation, although we have some renowned postgraduate courses as well. Perhaps the best way to figure out the course structure of the institution is to imagine a Merry-Go-Round. The base of the ride comprises the general studies program, while the role of the central pivot is played by the theology program. The horse riding seats are occupied by clusters of social studies programs, humanities programs, and applied science/technology programs. In what follows undergraduate and postgraduate programs will be outlined in turn.

The General Studies Program offers liberal arts courses that incorporate the educational principles of the university—cultivating the spirit of openness, sharing, and service. For this, several core subjects such as Human Rights and Peace, Social Service and Reading Humanities offered to all students regardless of their departmental affiliation. To facilitate democratic and creative educational quality the program is based on mutual,interactive and communicative education between teachers and students. The faculty views education as an ongoing process that realizes the potential of every student and a continuing endeavor throughout the student’s lifetime even after he or she leaves the university. Therefore the program is foundational and life-long in its essential outlook.

The Theology Program plays a very important role in the school education: it functions as an important branch of study in its own right, but also as a pivotal axis supporting all the other programs of the university with the Christian educational ethos. The program, which had been the backbone of the school curriculum since the days of its establishment, aims to provide a firstrate theological education from an Anglican Christian perspective. The undergraduate theology program is divided into four core subjects: biblical theology, historical theology, theoretical theology, and practical theology. These will be taught alongside the liberal arts education, and the students are encouraged to major in theology in tandem with other programs in cross-disciplinary study. The theology program is offered at the postgraduate level too. The graduate theology program offers courses that examine all of the major schools of thought within Christianity. The inter-departmental exchange programs mean that the students can get a holistic view of the world. The program offers a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) and a basic theology masters (ThM).

The Humanities cluster includes programs of English Studies, Japanese Studies, and Chinese Studies.
The English Studies Program offers a practical and integrated approach to the English language as it is used around the world today. Knowledge of English is valuable for students contemplating graduate study or careers in business related to international trade. Emphasis is placed not only on the diversity and uniqueness of English speaking civilizations but also on its contributions to humanity and the understanding of Western cultural traditions.
The Japanese Studies Program offers students opportunities to learn Japanese language and to gain an understanding of Japanese literature and culture. The undergraduate program in Japanese studies is among the first in Korea to offer students intensive language courses designed specifically according to each individual student’s skills and abilities.
The Chinese Studies Program trains students in the humanistic study of the Chinese language through its rich cultural,social, economic, and literary traditions. At the same time this program seeks to develop Chinese specialists and practitioners in Chinese affairs who can promote a better relationship between Korea and China.

The social studies cluster includes programs of Social Welfare, Social Science, Management, and Media and Communication.
The Social Welfare Program trains specialists in the field of social welfare and service. For this goal the program offers courses covering both theory and practice. These courses help students to understand the breadth and depth of the social problems facing Korean society, and at the same time help to instill a sense of social responsibility among students. The program also helps students to recognize, examine, and understand the history and significance of caring activities for those in need throughout the world.
The Social Science Program aims to help students understand people of modern day society. Through this understanding the program hopes to produce well educated, well adapted, contributing members of society. It offers majors that cover such disciplines as political science, economics and sociology. The social science program is intended to teach students not only substantial knowledge but also the transferable technical skills that could be used in many professional areas in contemporary society. By encouraging students to take two majors, it is hoped that students are better equipped with multiple analytical approaches. 
The Management Program prepares students for the rapidly changing international business community. Students will be prepared not only to deal with the business community and the specialized knowledge needed to work therein, but also learn both business ethics and etiquette. The program’s close working relationship with business and industry means that students have ample opportunities to interact with and work as an intern for the real business world from early on.
The Media and Communication Program aspires to train and produce skilled and conscientious journalists who understand modern day media and contribute to the often heated debate about many issues in modern society. The program offers basic courses in writing and speaking as well as more intensive courses centered on mass media communication. It also offers courses on new methods of journalism, such as those found on the Internet, blogging, and even SNS text message blogging. Through the program students can get access to both domestic and international internship opportunities.

The applied science and technology cluster include programs of Digital Contents,Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer and Communication and Glocal IT.
The Digital Contents Program trains students to be the expert in the intersection of contents design and digital arts. The students are expected to learn the art of contents creation which is a vital and pioneering path toward the exciting world of contemporary cyber-art. As part of its education the program inculcates students with artistic sensibility and the technological acumen.
Through the Computer Engineering Program, students will develop their skills in embedded systems, computer game planning, and the digital images systems field. The learning will be enhanced by a systematic teaching program that uses state of the art software and hardware.
In the Software Engineering Programstudents will study how to solve various computer problems using both creativity and critical thinking. The program offers courses on web page construction, web programming, mobile programming, and computer systems management.
The Computer and Communication Program offers courses on this new and ever-developing field. Students will learn how to combine computer knowledge and telecommunications in order to improve the dissemination of information and technology. Students will also learn how to deal with the collection and transfer of complicated information and data.
In the Glocal IT Program students will train to be specialists who will establish a people-centric information rich society. Three years of study will be spent studying in Korea and will focus on liberal arts education in tandem with a local IT systems education. The last one year will be spent abroad,and this will let students focus on global IT education through the medium of English language. This three plus one system is a new educational innovation with big potential for the students.

The SungKongHoe University is also committed to offering a number of postgraduate programs with distinctive outlook and orientation.

The theology department offers a doctoral course for in-depth study of theology (ThD).The new development at the Theology Program includes the Master of Bible Study which equips students to approach the Christian Bible from not only academic but also humanities perspectives. Another new degree program is the Master of Church Ministry which trains the lay persons to contribute to the church ministry and mission in Korea as well as in abroad. The Church Music Program is a unique academic course training the music teachers and specialists in the context of the Korean church.

The social studies cluster has developed renowned postgraduate programs over the years.
The Graduate Social welfare and Sociology Programs have masters’ degree courses, as does the Graduate Arts Management and Cultural Studies Program administered by the Media and Communication Program. The Sociology graduate program also has a sister program of NGO Studies.The Research Program on International Culture has a Master’s and doctoral courses which train researchers on peace and coexistence in the context of knowledge creation and cultural practice in Asia.

The Graduate NGO Studies Program is among the first such courses in the country and has produced many leaders in civil society organizations and human rights groups. The Graduate NGO Studies has a few specialized branches including gender studies, politics & policy studies, and political economy.
The Graduate Program of Civil Society and Welfare provides courses on social welfare, social welfare counseling, social service and social enterprise.
The Graduate Education Program offers practicing educators an opportunity to reflect on their experience and to develop up-to-date pedagogical theory and skill. The Master of Social Education is a long-running program providing teachers and concerned citizens alike with social and civil education with special reference to democratic citizenship. A recent program in the education cluster is the Master of Education in the Humanities. The new degree course provides school teachers with an opportunity to reflect on their personal growth in terms of studying humanities at the post-graduate level.

The Graduate Cooperatives Management Program is among the first of its kind in the country and is gaining rapid recognition throughout the academia and social economy sector.
The Graduate School of Social and Solidarity Economy is a major development amongst the university’s ongoing commitment towards innovative contribution to the changing needs of the society. The new school for the practitioners of this field has two ambitious sister programs. The MBA in Co-operative Management intends to train prospective executives and middle-level managers in the co-operatives. Another development is a Department of Community Studies which will give practitioners of social economyrelated works at community level a chance to broaden and deepen their perspective.

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