Major Fields

01) Features & Options

The Department of History has been a part of Sogang’s history and tradition from the beginning. This department has raised a number of alumni and professors who are currently working in various fields in Korea. The program of the history department is distinguished from that of other universities which is divided into three sections, such as Korean history, East Asian history, and Western history. The program in our department integrates the three sections, and students can take the variety of basic lectures and seminars covering the three sections. Therefore, students will find out which section is appropriate to them and they can concentrate on one section. As a result, this system will help the students to be specialized in one field.

Moreover, the history program is connected with other departments because the history studies are the basis of Liberal Arts. Our department provides students with an opportunity to attend various courses of other departments. Through in-depth study of the humanities, foreign languages, and literature, the history department endeavors to help students understand historical facts comprehensively and deeply understand the history texts by reading them in foreign languages.


02) Career Planning

The studies of history are the process of understanding the human through historical events and human behaviors. The history major is a scholarship to analyze situations of the past, the present and the future. The history major encourages students to ask how we can understand complex situations and analyze those by their historical consciousness. Students who developed their analyzing abilities in the undergraduate school can contribute to society.

The history major always encourages students to ask how we can understand complex situations considering the relationship between origins and consequences. Prospective careers after graduation include continuing academic researches to become a professional historian, in which the historical perspectives, insights, and linguistic proficiency.

First of all, students can continue their studies in the graduate school. Also they who complete the Teacher Training Program in the undergraduate can have an opportunity becoming history teacher. Because students cultivate their abilities by the process of research and analysis in history studies, they can apply their abilities to any part of society, such as journalism, writings, and financial services.

The most important thing is that history is not a technical subject, which is directly utilized in society, but a scholarship that develops fundamental knowledge. Because the comprehensive understanding and knowledge about human and society can apply to any part of society; therefore history can play an important part in contemporary society. Thus, history is inclusive studies applied to all categories of human knowledge and it is the scholarship, which can be used for broad practical spheres.

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