Civil Society Studies

Department of Civil Society Studies
 Master of Arts in Social Studies (Civil Society) 

The Department of Civil Society Studies was established in 2021 by enlarging department of NGO Studies which had been established in 2000. The principal aim of the department of Civil Society Studies is to educate students about the issues related with civil society. “Civil society” is one of the most important concepts in the social sciences today and a key policy agenda among policymakers and practitioners. It refers to the collection of social organizations and groups which are distinct from, yet interact with, the government and the market. As many point out, apart from being a watchdog of government and business, a vibrant civil society is an important social partner for good governance.

Civil societies in the contemporary world encounter many difficult issues, including global pandemic, development, the aftermath of global financial crises, information technology revolutions, climate change, and questions related to democracy and human rights at local, national, and global levels. The study of civil society and its key players, civil society organizations, is at the forefront of multidisciplinary academic debates on complex and interconnected issues.

In the Civil Society Studies program, students learn about the relationships between academic debates and the everyday practices and policies of civil society and civil society organizations(CSOs). The Civil Society Studies program seeks to develop strong domestic and international networks that combine theory and practice. To achieve these goals, the Civil Society Studies program provides students with a wide variety of subjects, ranging from managerial skills for CSOs to cooperation among civil society, government, and international organizations for better governance.

Course List (Civil Society Studies)

  • Research Methods in Social Sciences
  • Quantitative Research Design and Methods
  • Introduction to Civil Society Organization
  • Civil Society Organization and Global Cooperation
  • Civil Society and the State
  • Civil Society and Public Policy
  • Civil Society Organization and International Organization
  • Civil Society Organization and International Organization
  • Political Economy of the State and International Affairs
  • International Negotiations
  • Financial Management of Civil Society Organization
  • Marketing and Funding for Civil Society Organization
  • Human Resources Management and Volunteer Management of Civil Society Organization
  • ODA: Theory and Practice
  • Social Movements and Social Change
  • Advanced Seminar on Current Issues in Civil Society
  • Civic Education
  • Project and Business Development for Civil Society Organization
  • Development Project Management
  • Development Strategies and Analysis
  • Introduction to International Development and Cooperation
  • Foundation of Development Policy
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • International Relations and Peace
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Korea and World Economy: Past, Present & Future
  • Korean Politics
  • Green Development
  • Social Development and Poverty Reduction