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Gyeongnam’s national flagship university representing Korea

College of Social Sciences

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College of Social Sciences

The College of Social Sciences was named as it is now in 1987 after it belonged to the Law School 30 years ago.
Professors of the College have been producing outstanding research achievements within their disciplines.
Several papers are published every year in renowned international academic journals, and the professors are requested to participate in various external research projects, such as the Korea Research Foundation.
Students of the College, having excellent abilities, devote themselves to their studies with desires and aspirations to place our society and country in a world in which we can prosper.
The teaching staff and students alike faithfully follow the ideology of education of our nation, humanitarian, having a dream to make the world beneficial both academically and practically.
We are watching the College go beyond Gyeongsangnam-do Province where it is located and proceed out to the world with a young, diversified, dynamic force and a spirit of participation for and communication with international academic circles.

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School of Economics

Economics is a study that systematically understands the economic circumstances that we experience daily and seeks to find solutions to various economic issues taking place in each area of our lives. Accordingly, the subjects of economics are the issues found in diversified areas in a society that produces goods and services which mobilize human and material resources until they are finally consumed by its members; they can be characterized to be growth, unemployment, poverty, environmental contamination, inflation, etc.
The aforementioned issues may be understood as a rule through generalization but the economy, after all, is a process conducted through the relationships among the people in a historical and social context. In order to understand the economic issues correctly, therefore, an in-depth understanding of history, society, and humanity should come first.
In this regard, the curriculum of the School consists of the following principles: ▲ an understanding of the basic principle of economy ▲ an acquirement of the tools necessary to analyze the economy, such as statistics ▲ an insight into history, society, and humanity, which are all the grounds of economic process.
As the economy is the root of all social phenomena today, the students who studied economics at Gyeongsang National University have advanced to various areas of society, including academic circles, news media, and public sectors as well as financial institutions and industries.

School of Social Welfare

Social welfare is a study that studies and practices the issues of people and their solutions, based on the value of human respect. Individuals, groups, and local communities encounter various issues and new desires in the midst of a rapidly changing society. While professional intervention is required in the course of solving them, social welfare supports it through professional knowledge, theory, policy, and practical skills.

Furthermore, social welfare studies provide a theoretical and practical knowledge base to cultivate professional social workers who have a rich understanding of and empathy for the people in creating a happy community of living. Social welfare is focused on enhancing the expertise of the students to be able to execute their professional activities in various areas of social welfare including social insurance institutions, public and private welfare organizations for the children, youth, the aged, the disabled, women, families, schools, multicultural families, and mental health.

Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences at Gyeongsang National University has been the centre of cultivating sociologically trained people with competent, creative and comprehensive thinking since 1 March 1982. We offer a range of different educational subjects to cope with social needs in contemporary society such as Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theories, Social Psychology, Social Inequality, Sociology of Human Rights, Science and Society, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Industry, Sociology of Information, Women’s Policies, Social Research Methods and many more.

After trained in Sociology, alumnae have practiced their analytical skills to comprehend and respond the social issues in related fields such as journalism, research organisations, government bodies, educational institutions, and private sectors. They also can receive a certificate of qualification for professional researchers and school teachers where they take the important roles as a responsible citizens.

Department of Psychology

The Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences at Gyeongsang National University has been the centre of cultivating sociologically trained people with competent, creative and comprehensive thinking since 1 March 1982. We offer a range of different educational subjects to cope with social needs in contemporary society such as Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theories, Social Psychology, Social Inequality, Sociology of Human Rights, Science and Society, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Industry, Sociology of Information, Women’s Policies, Social Research Methods and many more.
After trained in Sociology, alumnae have practiced their analytical skills to comprehend and respond the social issues in related fields such as journalism, research organisations, government bodies, educational institutions, and private sectors. They also can receive a certificate of qualification for professional researchers and school teachers where they take the important roles as a responsible citizens.

Department of Child and Family Studies

Child and Family Studies predict child development and family life according to the social changes based upon a broad understanding of pedology and family studies. The Department makes positive contributions to the healthy development of children and improves the quality of family life by way of fostering the experts who undertake child care, family education, and consultation.

The child care business is expected to maintain at least the current magnitude of industry as long as the government’s free child care policy continues, in spite of the reduced population of infants due to the extremely low birth rate in South Korea.
Also, as the government policy to strengthen the quality of child care is enforced, cultivating an excellent teaching staff for child care becomes an urgent matter in order to ensure the quality of child care.
Accordingly, there is an increase of financial support to improve the treatment of child care teachers and their working environments.

Department of Political Science

Political science is a study that explores conflicts and cooperation among individuals-groups-states. The main interest of political science is to explore the power relationships between individuals and communities that govern oppression and freedom, war and peace, and poverty and prosperity.

The Department of Political Science aims to train global and local civic leaders as an educational goal. The Department provides liberal arts, professional knowledge, and practical programs in all aspects of politics through professionally verified faculty, globalized cutting-edged curriculum, and domestic and overseas field training programs optimized for cultivating publicity.

Department of Public Administration

The Department aims to educate students about the administrative systems of a state, which act as a driving force for maintaining and developing a state and helps students obtain administrative ability and gain professional knowledge to find jobs not only in government sectors but also at private companies and public corporations.
After graduation, by passing the civil service examination, students may become high-ranking public officials, grade 7 and 9 civil servants, firefighters, civilian personnel in the military service, police officers, and staff members of large companies, public enterprises, or banks.

Department of media communication(New in 2024)

The Department of Media Communication studies the communication phenomenon between humans and society and trains communication experts who combine expertise, creativity, and responsibility. Undergraduate students learn theoretical systems and practical applications related to media, from traditional mass media such as newspaper broadcasting to social media (Instagram, Facebook, etc.) and online platforms (Google, YouTube, Naver, Netflix, etc.). In addition, students learn different types of communication, from public interest journalism to commercial advertising promotion.
The curriculum consists of subjects according to the theoretical systems of journalism, media, and communication. In particular, we are doing our best to support students can acquire practical skills related to planning and production of various media content.

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