Dept. of Politics & Public Administration
The Department of Politics and Public Administration was newly established as the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy was reorganized on September 1st, 2006. It supports students' entry into various fields in society by operating the existing politics, international politics, and studies on public administration comprehensively and providing multidirectional academic and practical learning opportunities.
Most of the departments of administration in the most universities properly mix various academic fields including political curriculums, economy, and management or do not have the programs that provide wide knowledge and views of Korean administrators if the 21st century by making students redundantly study only subjects in public administration at narrow and technological levels for 4 years regardless of actual students' entry into public offices.
In contrast, the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Hallym University operates the curriculum that provides wide social and humanistic views and multidirectional expert knowledge as the virtues of talented persons in the Korean administrative and political fields politicized and internationalized after democratization with the practical curriculum including subjects essential for students' entry into public offices.
For this, the curriculum of the Department of Politics and Public Administration was designed to provide politics as the generic concept of administration, diplomacy as extension, and education about an international order escaping from those of the existing simple and biased departments of public administration that consist of unnecessary and overlapped public administration subjects for students with essential public administration education.
And the department implements the system that recognizes the relevant subjects provided by other departments in Hallym University as our department's major credits widely to supplement the integral curriculum of Politics and Public Administration.
As the department recognizes the credits of the total 12 subjects that are beneficial to make students prepare the tests for their entry into public offices including the subjects opened in the Department of Law and Administration, the College of Business Administration, the Society College, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Social Welfare, and the Department of Philosophy and History, the College of Humanities as the credits of the Department of Politics and Public Administration, it aims at 'the opened department' that recommends and support students' needs and the diversity of objectives.
To provide the foundation to be able to make the students who graduate from this department grow as good talented persons in the fields of politics, administration, diplomacy, and press, the Department of Politics and Public Administration will make the curriculum substantial as follow
1. Vitalization of the department and academic activities
The department will systematize the Academic activities with the method to be able to participate in and make a contribution to its academic activities as all the students ranging from freshmen to seniors play a proper role. These academic activities are divided into three domains of the test frame to prepare higher civil service examinations and various administrative civil service examinations, the academic frame to try to enter academic fields in the future, and the press frame to try to enter the press field but they should comprehensively be operated.
2. Operation of the examination class in the Department of Politics and Public Administration
It will secure separate learning space for the students who prepare civil service examinations including the Higher Civil Service Examinations, have the support system to provide information and advice, and deepen them. It will make efforts to make the students who are interested in various fields and seek objectives in the department harmonize and cooperate with each other by finding plans to connect the examination class to the integrated operation of the department's academic activities.
3. Strengthening programs of special lectures for employment
The department started employment meetings by inviting graduates since the spring semester of 2005. It will more develop opportunities to make students exchange with graduates by strengthening this program more and will seek programs of special lectures for employment.
4. The department will give lessons to the department's students with foreign students who study in this university and make them exchange with one another by developing the curriculum that deepens internationalism and opening lecture subjects in the curriculum of the existing department of Politics and Public Administration gradually. In addition, it will seek opportunities to make students exchange with overseas universities in politics, administration, and diplomacy through the sisterhood relationships with them.
5. Development of student internship training program of the Department of Politics and Public Administration
It will seek opportunities to make students receive internship training in the central and local assemblies and administration fields.
6. Strengthening support of students' activities related to Politics and Public Administration
It will make efforts to expand interest in and support of students' academic activities related to great politics, administration, and diplomacy such as participation in <Mock assembly> and <Mock UN Meeting>, the historic annual events of the department.
7. Strengthening the ties of the campus activities between students and the faculty
It will make efforts to make students create more rewarding results, academic tension, and more energy of their lives by closing the distance between students and the faculty. It will make efforts to expand opportunities to make students talk and exchange with professors by widening the conversation among them and expanding professors' participation in all kinds of activities of students. The closer relationship between students' campus life and professors' academic activities will be one of the important values and objectives that the department aims.
The curriculum of the Department of Politics and Public Administration concentrates on developing graduates' ability to be active in the largely four fields of politics, administration, diplomacy, and the press. Students can enter public offices including politicians, administrators, and diplomats. To support this, it provides the curriculum that can be helpful for civil service examinations including the civil service examination, the Foreign Service Examination, general administrative officials in the central and local areas, and foreign services. The purpose of the Department of Politics and Public Administration is to provide the curriculum necessary for developing basic knowledge and refinement that students should have as
politicians, administrators, and diplomats in this society when they enter public offices.
And the curriculum of the Department of Politics and Public Administration will be very helpful for making students enter society as journalists after graduation. University education required for journalists is not learning about the press itself. Journalists need in-depth knowledge about the domain of expertise. The core role that the press plays in this society is observation, surveillance, and criticism about foreign relations including politics, administration, and a matter of reunion. Therefore, it is very natural that major fields of study in universities of journalists who lead politics, administration, and diplomatic fields, the major report areas of the Korean major mass media are the Department of Politics and Diplomacy and administrative fields. Graudates from the Department of Politics and Public Administration can be active as scholars and teachers by entering graduate schools in the political, administrative, and diplomatic fields. As the master and doctor's courses are opened in this university, students can enter the graduate school of this university and study them in foreign graduate schools' courses including Korean other universities, U.S., Japan, and China.
Like this, the future that graduates from the Department of Politics and Public Administration primarily recommend plays a role of making a contribution to society and suggesting vision in politics, administration, diplomacy, the press, and the academic fields. The Department of Politics and Public Administration will do its best to make the students realize their dreams and lead their campus life