Academics

College of Political Science & Public Administration

Introduction

The Department of Military Studies is the only department of its kind in the Daegu and Gyeongbuk region. It fosters creative military experts needed in the 21st century military.

In March 2011, a MOU was signed with the Korean Army for the development of military studies and therefore, the Army is providing full support for the development and operation of Military Studies. Yeungnam University has also established and is pursuing long-term development plans for the development of the Department of Military Studies. Undergraduate education is first emphasized in order to enhance the qualifications and capacities as military officers for the students in the Department of Military Studies. In addition, graduate school programs are also being prepared to foster master's and doctorate's degree holders in the Department of Military Studies, while also installing a research center for Military Studies.

History

HistoryThis table demonstrates the history of this major according to years.
February 2015 39 graduated and commissioned as army officers
March 2, 2011 40 enrolled in first semester of the Department of Military Studies
March 2011 Scheduled to open the Department of Military Studies
April 2010 Organized preparation committee for the opening of the Department of Military Studies
March 2010 Signed agreement for development of military studies with the Korean Army

Faculty

sorted by the position and Korean name

Curriculum

Department Of Military Studies
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    CONVERGENCE- AND INTEGRATION-BASED THINKING AND WRITING
    The ability of analyzing and solving problems is emphasized as one of the conditions for survival in the 21st century and one of the core elements of creative capabilities. This course was designed to cultivate convergence- and integration-based creative capabilities, which are integrated problem-solving capabilities to collect, analyze and process knowledge and information by reinforcing the ability of analyzing and solving problems, recreate it in a synthetic fashion, and express it effectively through speech and writing. The course will help the students cultivate their synesthesia thinking and communication skills based on sympathy with other human beings, understanding of the community, and positivity or Gongseong that is sought after by Yeungnam University. Its ultimate goals are to promote the students' creative knowledge development and reinforce their writing capabilities consistently through "convergence- and integration-based thinking and writing as a problem-solving approach."
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    PRACTICAL ENGLISH
    The aim of the course is to help students develop basic English verbal skills in real life situations. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with basic English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to practice speaking English utilizing basic English structures. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
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    SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
    1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
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    SOFTWARE AND AI
    Software and AI (Artificial Intelligence) course aims to educate the basic concepts of software and computational thinking to use them in various applications. It allows students of various majors to experience the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution, such as big data, machine learning, and AI. It also introduces various applications of AI so that students can easily apply these technologies to their field of study. This course classifies the lecture types into three categories, and adjust the lecture difficulty according to the student's academic ability.
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    INTRODUCTION OF MILITARY STUDIES
    This program offers following contents of military studies 1) Definition of military studies and its development, the scope of military studies. 2) Widening the meaning of a nation, national security 3) Characteristics of modern warfare and its main causes, understand the use of military power 4) Defense cooperation between multiple nations and current trend of military affairs revolution
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    SELF-DEVELOPMENT & PHYSICAL FITNESS Ⅰ
    This program offers human resource development for the army officer and physical fitness training - Research on the requirements and qualifications to become a military officer - Army fitness level 4
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    COMMUNICATION SKILL
    The ability to communicate effectively in speaking and writing is one of the most important skills for educational and career success. This course gives students opportunities to discuss, practice, and eventually master the skills involved in oral and written communication. The topics include theory and practice of effective communication, making speeches, presentation skills, principles of persuasion, and writing skills.
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    KOREAN HISTORY
    This lecture treats total Korean history internationally and help Koreans to have necessary knowledge and to establish their own identity in order to play in a global socity. This lecture is formed to assist people who study history for entering various government's organizations and large companies or Korean history cerification test.
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    SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION AND SERVICE
    This course is to cultivate community sense as members of society and the global village for students in order to develop the basic knowledge required as global citizens. Especially, this course is to foster the spirit of cooperation, sharing, service, and creativity and study the social contribution and leadership to solving the challenges the global community faces. As a liberal arts course, it is centered to nurture a leader having the global capability to contribute to community development through learning the knowledge and the case on the value & logic of social responsibility focused on environmental preservation, social contribution, and good governance(ESG). This course aims to foster a generous mind, learn knowledge and technology and build the capacity to contribute to building a society towards a safer and happier world through the study of theory and practice.
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    MILITARY THEORIES
    This program offers following contents of military theories 1) Changes in military theories from the ancient times 2) Some major military theories of the world and Korea 3) Modern military theories in modern warfares and current trend of the theory
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    SELF-DEVELOPMENT & PHYSICAL FITNESS Ⅱ
    This program offers human resource development for the army officer and physical fitness training - Research on the requirements and qualifications to become a military officer and self-defining - Army fitness level 4
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    SOLDIER TRAINING COURSE Ⅰ
    This program emphasizes on the mindset of being a soldier - Introduction of basic combat skills and learning through actual training - Introduction to CBS warfares and rifle drills
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    DEFENSE ORGANIZATION
    This program offers following aspects of the theory of defense organization 1) Transformation history of national defense organization 2) Analysis and comparison of different defense organizations and understanding of their characteristics 3) Theoretical analysis and case studies concerning current issues on the national defense organization.
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    MILITARY ENGLISH Ⅰ
    This program aims to get the basic skills of using military English 1) Vocabularies of military rank, position, various weapon systems and military terminology 2) Enhance listening ability in the simple military environments 3) Being able to speak and exchange conversation in military barracks or in similar situations
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    NORTH KOREAN STUDIES
    "The objective of this course is to help you establish the correct view on national security through the overall understanding of North Korea. Through this course, you will focus on the history of North Korean regime and its governing ideology, as well as its politics, economy, society, and its policy toward South Korea."
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    THEORY OF NATIONAL SECURITY
    The goal of this lecture is to establish the sound view point of the national security through learning about the general concept of national security. Moreover, We learn about the concept of national security and the effects from the international politics, economics and the national power.
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    WEAPON SYSTEM
    Introduction on develdping or producing military weapons or indeed anyone interested in the art of modern warfare
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    BOOT CAMP TRAINING
    This program emphasizes mental endurance and self-overcome in a severe environment for officers - Test physical and mental limits and challenge adverse conditions - Keep teamwork with fellow officers and improve self-confidence
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    MILITARY THOUGHTS
    This program offers following contents of military theories 1) Concept of military thoughts and its development 2) Introduction of prominent military thoughts in the east and west hemisphere 3) Military thoughts in the powerful countries and Korea
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    SELF-DEVELOPMENT & PHYSICAL FITNESS Ⅲ
    This program offers human resource development for the army officer and physical fitness training - Program for human resource development and leadership build-up - Army fitness level 3
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    LEADERSHIP
    This course is designed to offer students a chance to practice and improve their leadership as an administrator of a organization by understanding complicated mechanism of organization. Detailed subjects to be dealt with in this course are as follows : leader and command ability, leadership in a organization at ordinary times, mentality at war and leadership, etc.
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    MILITARY ENGLISH Ⅱ
    This program aims to get the advanced skills of using military English 1) Capability of reading military field manuals and such materials 2) Being able to provide military briefings in preparation or execution of a military operation 3) Writing capability for the military operation such as military order
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    MILITARY ETHICS
    This program offers to help establishing some core values of military officer - Military officer and the meaning of his country and his people - Military society and its culture - Basic core values of military officer, - Fundamental ethical values of desirable officer in modern military
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    MILITARY GEOGRAPHY
    This program offers following contents of military geography - Fundamentals of civilian geographic information and military geographic information - Procedures of making military maps and their classification - How to read a military maps and identify different kinds of symbols
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    MILITARY WAR HISTORY Ⅰ
    This program aims to comprehend war history in Korean peninsular - concept of world history in the viewpoint of war history - The history of military conflicts within and around korean peninsula - Causes and results of historic warfares and learn about their lessons
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    SELF-DEVELOPMENT & PHYSICAL FITNESS Ⅳ
    This program offers human resource development for the army officer and physical fitness training - Program for human resource development and leadership build-up - Army fitness level 3
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    SOLDIER TRAINING COURSE Ⅱ
    This program emphasizes on small unit exercises and training - Trainging of squad level combat skills and combat leadership - Trainging of platoon level combat skills and combat leadership
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    CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS
    This program offers following contents of civil-military relations - Concept of civilian control over military and civil-military relations - History of civil-military relations and roles of military at each period - Effective and foreseeable relations between civilian and military in Korea
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    INTRODUCTION TO MILITARY TACTICS
    This program offers following contents of military tactics of different level of echelon - Concept of military tactics and their types - Different theory of military tactics and their practical exercises - Cooperation with different branches and joint operation with different services
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    MILITARY LAW
    This program offers following contents of military law - Basic concept and characteristics of military law - Different types of military law and their applications - Law of defense organization, military criminal law - International laws of war, etc
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    MILITARY STRATEGY
    This program offers following contents of military strategy - Concept and scope of military strategy and their interpretation - Historical strategists and their theories of military strategy - Method of developing military strategy - case studies of major modern military strategy
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    MILITARY WAR HISTORY Ⅱ
    This program aims to comprehend following aspects of war history in the world theater - Study of the history of military conflicts around world - Causes and results of historic warfares and learn about their lessons - Some important wars in modern history including current wars
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    SELF-DEVELOPMENT & PHYSICAL FITNESS Ⅴ
    This program offers human resource development for the army officer and physical fitness training - Program for human resource development and leadership build-up - Army fitness level 2
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    DEFENSE POLICY
    This program aims to get to understand the concept of defense policy and to comprehend current national defense policy - Concept of defense policy and its status in national policy - Decision process for national defense policy and its major contents - Change history of Korea defense policy according to security environments and recent issues in Korea defense policy
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    FUTURE WARFARE
    This program offers following aspects of future warfare - Characteristics of evolution of modern warfares and their implications - Prospectives of future warfare and trends of new advanced weapon systems - Military strategy, tatics and employment of military forces in the future war - Comparison between modern and future warfares
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    HISTORY OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
    This program offers following contents of history of military affairs - history of korea military institutions, military thoughts, and military operations - world history of military institutions, military thoughts, and military operations - lessons learned from national and international history of military affairs
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    KOREA DEFENSE POLICY
    It is nessary for students of military studies branch to understand national security strategy, combat readness posture, modernizing as high-tech military, national defense management to cope with situation of North east Asia and North Korea. Because those are mandatory items to educate soldiers when they become an military officers after graduation. And this lecture will be efficent opportunity to provide knowledges which is necessary to military officers about national defense readiness posture reading Defense white paper. Also, this lecture will be useful in light of accumulated knowledge through english lecture can be used when they work in future positions which are related with ROK-US combined operation and national defense strategy, military diplomacy, language department, and so on.
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    MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY
    This program offers following contents of military psychology - Concept, history and values of military psychology - Methodology of psychological test and personality test for military personnel - Mental status and physical phenomena under the intense condition of battlefield - State of panic and trauma in the battlefield, psychological warfare
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    MILITARY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    This program offers basic science and technology for various army weapon systems - Fundamental science and technology used in small arms and ammunition - Fundamental science and technology used in guns and tanks - Fundamental science and technology used in guided munitions and weapon of mass destruction
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    SELF-DEVELOPMENT & PHYSICAL FITNESS Ⅵ
    This program offers human resource development for the army officer and physical fitness training - Program for human resource development and leadership build-up - Army fitness level 2
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    DEFENSE INDUSTRY
    This program offers following contents of Defense industry - Economic and military functions of defense industry - Acquisition procedures and regulations of major weapon systems and non-weapon systems - Strategy for research and development of weapon systems in defense industries - Issues and up to date trends of defens industries
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    MILITARY LEADERSHIP
    This program emphasizes following competencies of students - Concept of command and control in the military and leadership theory - Case study of successful leadership in modern military - Desirable quality and character of military leaders and method of effective command and control
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    MILITARY PEDAGOGICS
    This program offers following contents of military pedagogics - Concept of military education and training - System, institution, regulations of Korea army education and training - Advanced systems for military education and training
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    SELF-DEVELOPMENT & PHYSICAL FITNESS Ⅶ
    This program offers human resource development for the army officer and physical fitness training - Program for human resource development and leadership build-up - Army fitness level 1-highest
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    COLLOQUIUM IN MILITARY STUDIES
    This program aims to increase following competencies of students in the various area of military studies - Presentation and discussion of the major issues in military studies - Presentation and discussion of the current topics related with national and international security situation
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    CRISIS MANAGEMENT
    This program offers following contents of national crisis management - Characteristics and essence of national crisis - Definition and strategies of national crisis management - Decision process, types and application of national crisis management - Case study of national crisis management in Korea and other countries
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    INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT
    The goal of this lecture is to understand the causes and conditions of international conflict and also to get the basic knowledge of international conflict management and peaceful resolution. - Theory of international conflict - Analysis of the nature of international conflict - Management and peaceful resolution of international conflict
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    SMALL UNIT MANAGEMENT
    The goal of this lecture is to develop & maintain combat power of unit. also Through learning about the general concept of Small Unit Management - Concept of Small Unit Management - Example of each accidents - Leadership - Personnal, Logistics, Education & training - Military Security etc.
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    SELF-DEVELOPMENT & PHYSICAL FITNESS Ⅷ
    This program offers human resource development for the army officer and physical fitness training - Program for human resource development and leadership build-up - Army fitness level 1- highest

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