Undergraduate Courses

KIC provides a wide variety of courses (listed below). Courses can be divided into three main categories: core courses, required courses and elective courses.

Regardless of different bachelor degree paths, students must mandatorily enroll in the common and required courses. The number of elective courses a student must enroll in depends on concentration track and single or multiple degree considerations.

Core Courses

• Introduction to Political Science
• Introduction to International Relations
• Introduction to Economics I
• Introduction to Economics II


Required Courses

• Comparative Area Studies
• International Business
• International Finance
• International Political Economy
• International Security
• International Trade


Elective Courses

The College of International Studies provides a total of 72 electives (listed by track) within the four core concentrations of International Relations, International Economy, Global Business and East Asian Studies.

International Relations

• African Politics and Economy
• Contemporary Theories of International Relations
• Culture and International Relations
• European Politics and Economy
• Global Finance and International Politics
• History of International Relations
• International Conflict and Resolution
• International Economic Laws and Institutions
• International Law and Politics of Human Rights
• International Negotiation
• International Organizations
• International Terrorism
• Law & Global Governance
• Major Issues in Global Affairs
• NGOs and Global Governance
• Science, Technology and Society
• Topics in International Relations I (H)
• Understanding Foreign Policy
• Understanding International Law
• War and Peace

East Asian Studies

• American Foreign Policy
• American Politics and Economy
• Chinese Foreign Policy
• Chinese Politics and Economy
• Comparative Political Economy
• East Asian Economic Development
• East Asian International Relations
• Human Rights in East Asia
• Japanese Politics and Economy
• Korean Economy
• Korean Foreign Policy
• Korean Politics
• Modern History of East Asia
• North Korea and Inter-Korean Relations
• Russian Politics and Economy
• State and Society in East Asia
• Topics in East Asian Studies I (H)
• Understanding East Asian Culture
• Understanding Southeast Asia

International Economy

• Econometrics
• Economic Development
• Industrial Organization
• International Monetary Economics
• Macroeconomics
• Mathematics for Economics and Business
• Microeconomics
• Statistics for Social Science
• Theories of Economic Growth
• Topics in International Economy
• Topics in Macroeconomics (H)
• Topics in Microeconomics (H)

Global Business

• Advertising
• Business Finance
• Consumer Behavior
• Entrepreneurship
• Global Business Strategy
• Global Marketing
• Human Resource Management and Development
• International Accounting
• International Financial Strategy
• Investment Analysis
• Korean Business Management
• Multinational Financial Management
• Organizational Behavior
• Principles of Accounting
• Principles of Marketing
• Topics in Global Business I (H)
• Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation


Common Electives

• Action Learning Project for International Studies
• Independent Study for International Studies
• Introduction to Social Science Research
• Problem Solving Course Ⅰ
• Problem Solving Course Ⅱ
• Special Topics in International Studies

*Courses labeled with an “H” are honors courses; for details, please refer to “Courses 2015” below.