본문바로가기

Curriculum

Course Nature

  The Master of Arts in Asian NGO Studies (MAINS) is an alternative social studies program taught in English with special reference to Asian civil society. The program particularly encourages applications from Asian and Korean students with experiences of non-governmental activities in Asia. MAINS offers an advanced and intensive program, with teaching methods based on individual self-research, mutual learning by students and thematic approaches. Reading and writing as well as debating and interacting with other students are strongly emphasized.

Course Structure

 MAINS is a 18-month, 4-quarter (including 6 months for field work and thesis writing) program consisting of core courses, elective courses, and a thesis, making up a total of 24 credits. There is a particular theme given to each quarter as a synthesizing structure. Class schedules run from one quarter to the next with a week's break in between. Quarters have a varied number of sessions. Some courses may be taught intensively by visiting lecturers. Courses combine lectures and student-led seminars.
- Spring Term : Feb 25th ~ Jun 2019
- Summer Term : Jun ~ Aug 2019
- Autumn Term : Sep ~ Dec 2019

Core Courses

  • Tutorials with the academic director

Elective Courses

    * Not all elective courses are available each year.
  • International Development in Context
  • Critical Peace Studies and International Relations
  • Global Human Rights
  • Global Asian Feminism
  • NGO Management in Development
  • Critical Introduction to Korean Society
  • Political Change and Civil Society in Asia
  • Migration and Multiculturalism in Asia
  • Modern Korean History and the Process of Past dealing

Special Program (non-credit courses)

  • Korean Language

Thesis

All students are required to write a thesis or an equivalent research report on a topic related to social changes and non-profit/governmental sectors with special reference to democracy or development or civil society in Asia. An emphasis on the applicant’s own country context is strongly recommended. A special attention will be given to this point when the application is considered. The choice of topic outlined will be the priority point of consideration throughout the entire admission process. In the third quarter, students should be able to defend their thesis/report proposal in the form of the First Chapter of the thesis. The fourth—the final—quarter is devoted mostly to the thesis/report, including field work, data collecting, writing-up and the final submission of the thesis.

TOP