English Chapel 1-6
Worship Service for students and profs of Carmichael College
Purpose of the Course: Character Building implies a process, something that is active, ongoing, and deliberate. Character is who and what we are as persons and includes our attitudes, our dispositions, and our hopes and desires. Character is something that never stops changing and evolving. While some psychologists believe that a person’s character is basically set by age 8 or 10, Christians believe that character is actually a living, dynamic, and growing aspect of the personality because Christians believe that one’s growth in faith and relationship with God never ends. This course will examine the process of how we build our characters as unique human beings, and how to enhance that growth through learning about, acquiring, and practicing virtues that have been identified through the centuries as critical in pursuit of the good life, what Aristotle called, “eudaimonia,” or doing and living well. The goal of this character-building course is to discover not only how to do good, but also how to BE good, people who are learning how to reflect the image and glory of God in our everyday lives, in every situation, in every relationship, in every moment.
Creation and Evolution
Understanding the purpose of my life-who am I, where do I come from, and where am I going? and developing a vision for the future on a biblical basis. Be ready and prepared to (a) ask the right questions, and (b) answer arguments related to evolution (principle of apologetics). To understand that the Bible and science are not contradictory; and also that the evolution theory is not supported by scientific facts. To learn and be challenged to critical thinking, and to distinguish between hypotheses (theories) and scientific facts.
Towards a Christian Worldview
Background: to examine our worldview which form the foundation of our lives and to establish it from the biblical perspective. Contents: the meaning of worldview, the biblical worldview (creation, fall, redemption and consummation) and its application. Necessity: to establish Christian identity and to analyze and overcome other worldviews. Method: Lecture, team presentation and discussion.
The course is designed around four “perspectives”—Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic. Each one highlights different aspects of God’s global purpose. The Biblical and Historical sections reveal why our confidence is based on the historic fact of God’s relentless work from the dawn of history until this day. The Cultural and Strategic sections underscore that we are in the midst of a costly, but very “do-able” task, confirming the Biblical and Historical hope.
Understanding History of Church
- - The theme for this course is "Surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses," from Hebrews, Chapter 12. To study church history involves learning the stories of the saints who have preceded us, for their story is also our story. Justo Gonzalez, author of the text we will be using for this course, The Story of Christianity, says that church history "...is a history of the deeds of the Spirit in and through the men and women who have gone before in the faith....[and] it is the history of those deeds through sinners such as us," (Gonzalez, xvi). It is my hope that by reading, learning, experiencing, the lives of those saints who have witnessed boldly to their faith in Jesus Christ, our own faith shall be increased, enriched, and emboldened; that their stories become part of our story of faith.
- - A motto of the Presbyterian Church, one branch of the Protestant body of Christians who call themselves Reformed is: ‘ecclesia reformate, semper reformed’ which means: The church reformed, always reforming.” Justo Gonzalez, the author of our text this semester says in chapter 1 of Volume II: “As the fifteenth century came to a close, it was clear that the church was in need of profound reformation,” (Gonzalez, p. 7). The church from its humble beginnings recorded in the Book of Acts had become a major player in the world of politics, power, and intrigue, and some would say it had been corrupted by that involvement. This course will look at the life and times of the church beginning with its reformation in the 16th century and its continuing evolution and reformation down to the present. We shall examine persons, places, events, and how the church has been shaped, deformed, and reformed, not only by powerful personalities, but also by God’s reforming Spirit. Hopefully we’ll also discover how that same Spirit is working to inform, form, and transform our lives daily so that we become more and more a reflection of the living Christ to a world dying for Good News.
Christianity and Modern thoughts
Background: to discern various modern thought streams and to take a proper action. Contents: to examine diverse modern thoughts, analyze and criticize them from the Christian worldview. Necessity: to offer a Christian alternative and to put it into practice in a concrete life. Method: Lecture, team presentation and discussion.
Practice of Church Music
- - The course provides an understanding ot the music of the church, and invites students to reflect on why music has historically been one of the core components of Christian worship. Together, we will explore not only historical expressions of sacred music, but also learn something about the sacred traditions of different cultures.
- - We will study two pieces: Mass in G by Franz Schubert and a contemporary Easter Cantata “It took a miracle.” by John W. Peterson. We will learn the typical style of Mass and cantata. In each class we will learn and practice songs in each piece and at the end we will have a little concert.
Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy begins with reflective and critical thinking. This course investigates how reflective and critical thinking has been conducted in the history of philosophy and how philosophy has influenced human lives. Following a simple introduction to the first stage of philosophy, a few important issues in philosophy are discussed. Several short texts will be used as the guidance for our investigation.
Since the 2nd Semester of 2018, we have adopted a new system of K-Mooc. Students have to watch online lectures and will have discussion in the class. From 3th week till 14th week, one session (normally Friday session) is substituted by online lecture, and the other session will be held off line in the classroom.
Introduction to Korean Studies
This is an introductory course on Korean studies designed for both Korean nationals and international students who are interested in exploring Korea at a university level. Examining historical, cultural, and social issues of Korea, the course attempts to enhance students’ overall understanding on contemporary Korea. The course provides an understanding of the music of the church, and invites students to reflect on why music has historically been one of the core components of Christian worship. Together, we will explore not only historical expressions of sacred music, but also learn something about the sacred traditions of different cultures.
Studies of Korean History
This course is mainly designated to help the English-speaking students understand the general development of the Korean history. Therefore, the major topics dealt with in this class include pre-modern history such as ancient history, medieval history, recent history. As for the modern history of Korea, the significant progress in economic, intellectual and social realms before the state-door opened in the late 19th century will be treated in the light of the capitalistic sprout. And the reform movement of the late 19th century, Japanese colonial rule, the Korean people's independence movement and some contemporary development of Korean will also be studied during the course. Students are expected to learn and understand the English translations of the important historical terms in the Korean history and to have the ability to explain the Korean history in English.
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology is broadly concerned with the systematic study of society ranging in scope from micro-level social interactions to macro-level social structures and institutions. In this course, we will explore and analyze sociological issues such as face-to-face interactions and social networks, institutions such as education, the state, and mass media, and social categories such as race, class, and gender. We will be exploring each of these issues in terms of how they are constructed, changed, and reproduced, influenced by or comprise social structures, and patterns of everyday social life. We will cover a wide range of theoretical perspectives and dig into important debates and current trends in the field of sociology.
Introduction to Studies in Education
This course is designed to provide understandings of foundations of educational practices, including biblical and theological foundation; philosophical foundation; and social and historical foundations of education. Also, the course explores the seven key elements that are involved in the educational processes, including the role of teacher, understanding the learners, goal of education, curriculum, teaching methods, educational environment and assessment.
Globalization and Korean Popular Culture
The increasing global circulation and consumption of Korean and Japanese cultural content-widely known as “Korean Wave” and “Cool Japan”- offers the unique opportunity to examine East Asia as the site of new regional cultural flows in opposition to “Western” cultural production’s unidirectional hegemony. The state-driven development list strategy in East Asia has been seen as a model for other nations’ cultural industries in the context of globalization. This course offers students the opportunity to understand the historical and recent transformation of media and culture in Asia with particular attention to Korea, Japan and the greater China region (Hong Kong, Taiwan and the mainland). Readings will not only examine the political-economic conditions that have led to the mobilization of media and cultural industry in East Asia, but also explore its social, cultural and political impacts on both regional and global level. We will also examine a range of popular media and site of cultural expression, from television to mobile media, youth culture to food culture, to grasp the complexity of contemporary media and culture in East Asia. This course draws on inter-disciplinary readings from media and cultural studies, anthropology, political science and sociology. You will be expected to read all assigned materials before class and actively participate in class discussion.
Understanding Korean Social Structure and Culture
This course is designed to introduce students to the social structure and cultural characteristics of contemporary Korean society, including those pertaining to the family, industrialization, gender, aging, labor, population, environment, religion, and political system. The course will particularly focus on social topics and issues that figure prominently in the lives of the Korean people, such as patriarchy, modernization, education frenzy, urbanization, authoritarianism, nationalism and multiculturalism. Each of these issues will be examined through sociological, historical, comparative, and balanced perspectives.
Through this course, students will be learning about the key life phenomena of each object, such as animals, plants, and microbes, and also understand the concepts and terms of the whole of life. The subject will be carried out in a level degree of difficulty so that even students without the basis of biology have the opportunity to have basic skills in the field of bio science, and can take it as a liberal arts subject without any burden.
Differential Equations and Applications
Differential equation offers a basic language for modeling of various phenomena of natural and social sciences and engineering. Our course focuses on basic mathematical theory and practices of solving differential equation. This course is for science and engineering major students and some senior students in economics.
- 1. Theory of complex analytic functions is extremely important in many branches of modern mathematics such as complex differential/algebraic geometry, number theory, partial differential equations, theory of harmonic and subharmonic functions. We will develop the basic complex analysis on the complex plane and apply it to various mathematical and physical problems.
- 2. Fourier analysis is basic tool in the study of various partial differential equations and applied math problems. Basic concepts and properties, their applications will be introduced.
Calculus is one of basic language for science and engineering. This course is aimed at students who learned basics on differentiation and integrations and are going to major in engineering and science. Course focuses on differentiation and integration of transcendental functions: exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions. Several applications of derivatives and integrations of functions related to science and engineering problems will be considered.
- - This course is continuation of Calculus 1 (If you took science track at Korean high school, you have enough preparation).
- - Calculus is one of basic mathematical language for scientist and engineers. The course will introduce several advanced calculus techniques as well as several widely used functions. It will also offer some foundation for other course such as differential equation, Calculus 3 (Multi-variable calculus), linear algebra. This course is designed for students majoring in engineering or natural science. This course is focus on advanced techniques of integrations and their application, infinite series approximation of functions using polynomials, introductory concept of coordinates, vector, matrices and curve theory. Examples will be motivated by application to physical science and engineering.
Human Relationship & Self Growth
This course aims to equip students with professional knowledge and skills to manage interpersonal interactions and for lifelong personal development. Also, students will examine the ways in which film influences culture, personal consciousness, interpersonal relationships, social structures, class consciousness, and both legitimizes, and in some cases, subverts the taken for granted world. Film will also be deployed to enhance understanding of different cultures in various parts of the world. Film as a form of pleasure and entertainment will also be integral to this course. This course utilizes various types of multimedia sources for programming to help students, who are beginners in programming, start programming. Students will learn how computer programs can be used to solve real-world issues and practice logical thinking and computational thinking during the programming process.
In EF, you will experience the integration of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The majority of class time will be used to develop your speaking skills. The focus, therefore, is to encourage you to orally produce the language that you already know. This will be done through applying discussion strategies to speaking English. Discussion Strategies is the name of the textbook and a description of its contents. The main goal in our speaking section is this: ‘to develop spontaneous conversation through the appropriate application of discussion strategies’. If you achieve this goal, you will succeed in the speaking portion of the course. Successful application of discussion strategies will not only result in a good grade, but will give you refined social skills that will help you in your personal and professional lives. Furthermore, these strategies go beyond speaking/social skills to discipleship. Phil 2:3-4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. What does Phil 2:3-4 look like practically? One application of this command is to listen to other people and respond to what they are saying with gentleness and respect. As you apply discussion strategies to your speaking, you will realize that this is what happens. The reading portion of EF is designed primarily for homework and requires a second textbook, Cover to Cover 2. This portion will help develop your language awareness, comprehension, reading fluency, and encourage reading for pleasure. Quizzes will be given after every unit to ensure that you have done the readings and related activities. For writing, we will be using the ‘2-Hand Approach’. You will be given a total of 8 charts which contain sentence forms. You will be required to master these sentence forms. By doing so, it will help you to write grammatically accurate sentences. After learning these sentence forms, you will be taught how to apply them to paragraph writing.
- - The Department of Language Education (DLE) English language curriculum has three compulsory subjects that prepare students to study effectively in major courses taught in English and to be a better student overall.
- - English Communication (EC), the first required subject in the curriculum, is an intermediate course that builds on the low intermediate level language skills acquired in English Foundations and prepares students for the higher advanced English languages. EC is usually taken by freshmen. In EC all four language skills are practiced and developed, with a particular focus on listening and writing.
- - A lot of information in university courses is presented in lectures by professors or group discussions with other students. LISTENING develops the ability to follow and take accurate notes from lectures and discussions and to use those notes for different study purposes. EC WRITING expands students’ ability to compose well organized paragraphs that express the writer’s thoughts clearly and logically. English grammar will be linked to writing to improve accuracy. READING is also an effective way to improve all the language skills. Reading in EC uses a variety of texts to enhance comprehension and analysis of English texts. The textbook used in EC focus on words from the Academic Word List so this will develop students’ academic vocabulary. In addition, strategies will be practiced dealing with new or unexpected words. SPEAKING will be practiced in class and small group discussions, and information reporting activities. Many opportunities are provided to interact with the teacher and other students through asking and answering questions. English Communication aims to make students more confident and able to use these improved English language skills during and outside of class.
English Reading and Composition
English Reading and Composition (ERC) is a three-credit English course. Students in ERC must have completed EC, or have tested into ERC. The course is intended to prepare students to read and comprehend university-level English texts. Students will demonstrate thinking in a logical, orderly way, with sufficient language mastery to make their ideas clear. Students will examine model essays that demonstrate good writing techniques. Stemming from that reading, students will write well-organized academic essays which demonstrate substance and clarity. These essays will be strengthened via peer editing and self-editing.
EAP-Communication Arts and Science
We will look at various aspects of Communication Arts such as speeches, presentations, group problem solving, debate and journalism / media writing.
EAP-Contents Convergence Design
Students will learn how to effectively Listen and Read (input) and will respond with Speaking and Writing (output) in their second language. Effective precis, writing, presentation, and discussion skills will be modeled and supported, and students will have opportunity to practice and improve each of those skills. Full rubrics will be provided for all tasks; students will have a clear grasp of what is expected in order to succeed at any evaluated task. Students will be encouraged to interact with and analyze a variety of texts, images, and designed objects using the vocabulary and principles presented; to apply their acquired knowledge in several projects throughout the semester; to engage with preparing for academic tasks in their second language, presenting/submitting those tasks, and analyzing the result and feedback of those tasks; to continually use the content and topics of the class material to exercise their second language abilities in both input and output; and finally to integrate their Christian faith and the philosophies of design into an ‘artist’s statement’ or ‘designer’s principle’.
EAP-Counselling Psychology and Social Welfare
This course builds on the skills acquired in the English Reading and Discussion and English Grammar and Composition courses and prepares you for the advanced English language in the Counseling Psychology and/or Social Welfare major courses. We will learn how to find and carefully read the psychological/scientific literature, evaluate and synthesize research, give a professional presentation, and write a professional paper using APA style. Our semester is divided into 4 sections, which each end with a major assignment, and you will study one psychological disorder with a partner for the whole semester. I will show you how to do each assignment and guide you with feedback to help you succeed. About 30% of our time consists of lecture; 60% is spent doing research, writing, and peer or professor consultations; 10% is spent giving and evaluating peer presentations.
The course is designed to increase student competency and fluency from high intermediate to advanced English language comprehension and production levels. Students will be directed and encouraged to adopt engineering standards and principals within the Christian worldview of HGU; they will also be expected to develop and use critical thinking skills as they engage with a variety of engineering theories and practices.
EAP (Sc.) is specifically designed for students planning to study in the School of Life Science, providing a bridge from previous general DLE academic English language courses into their major studies within the School of Life Sciences. It equips Life Science students with the English language skills they need to study successfully. In keeping with the values of Handong Global University, EAP (Sc.) encourages students to explore and develop God’s creation in a way that worships the Creator God, blesses humanity and conserves the natural world. EAP (Sc.) develops students’ competencies in all four language skills (writing, speaking, reading, and listening) while accomplishing communicative tasks relevant to the discipline of Life Science. The level of study takes students from intermediate - high intermediate in ERD/EGC to advance upon completing EAP (Sc.). WRITING deals with the preparation of research reports, and critical literature reviews that are informative and persuasive. Specific writing skills such as paraphrasing and synthesizing information, using hedging and boosting expressions to vary the force of an argument, avoiding wordiness and ensuring textual cohesiveness are developed at an advanced level. Development of READING skills focuses on increasing students’ reading speed of science texts while improving comprehension, understanding and retention of information. Specific skills of skimming for main ideas and scanning for specific information are further developed with application to reading academic textbooks and academic journals. An important feature of reading fluently and writing effectively in the Life Sciences is the possession of an adequate scientific VOCABULARY that is both broad in its scope and deep in its understanding. EAP (Sc.) adds words, expressions and idiomatic language specific to the biological sciences to the general academic vocabulary already developed at lower levels of the DLE curriculum. The SPEAKING component of EAP (Sc.) focuses on the preparation and presentation of research reports in formal settings. Students will develop their speaking skills to lead and to actively participate in classroom and project team discussions as well as practicing strategies to handle questions during and following presentations. Finally, EAP (Sc.) aims to develop students LISTENING and note-taking skills to cope with the diversity of English styles presented to students by Korean and non-Korean faculty, peers, visiting lecturers and internet sources. The communicative, task-based approach of EAP (Sc.) will also encourage students to develop their critical thinking skills as they engage with scientific information.
EAP-Management and Economics
English for Academic Purposes, Management & Economics, hereby referred to as EAP-Man.Ec., represents the final level of the Department of Language Education (DLE) English language curriculum. EAP-Man.Ec is specifically designed and designated for students whose first and/or second majors are in the School of Management & Economics, thereby providing a bridge from previous general DLE academic English language courses to their major courses of studies. EAP Man.Ec. will equip Management and Economics students with English language research, presentation and communication skills required in their future careers. In accordance with the Biblical values & principals promoted by Handong Global University, EAP Man.Ec. will motivate and encourage students to investigate conventionally accepted business and economics models within a strong, evangelical Christian world-view. EAP Man.Ec. is intended to help students develop student competencies in all four productive and receptive English language skills (writing, speaking, reading, and listening) through the study of communicative tasks relevant to the discipline of Management & Economics. This course of study is designed to increase student competencies/fluency from the high intermediate to advanced English language comprehension level. The communicative, task based approach of EAP Man.Ec. will also encourage students to develop their critical thinking skills as they engage with a variety of management and economic theories and practices.
EAP (Humanities) is an advanced English language course that is available at the final level of the Department of Language Education (DLE) curriculum. EAP (Humanities) is designed for students in the school of ISLL, with a specific focus on students who have selected Literature or Linguistics as their major/s. This course aims to familiarize students with topics related to the study of the Humanities (with a particular focus on Literature and Linguistics), while developing their overall English language proficiency. The course is intended to prepare students for close reading and critique of a variety of literary and academic texts in which students demonstrate their “own voice” in relation to a text. Students will read articles, book chapters, and essays on topics related to the study of the Humanities. One longer literary work (usually a novel) will be read and discussed in class during the course of the semester. Students will participate in discussions about these readings and will prepare and deliver presentations based on these texts. Students will write well-organized academic essays which demonstrate substance and clarity. These essays will be strengthened via self-editing and peer editing.
EAP-IT is an advanced English language course that is available at the final level of the Department of Language Education (DLE) curriculum. EAP-IT is specifically designed for students who have selected Computer Science & Electrical Engineering or Global Entrepreneurship & Information Communication Technology as their major. This course aims to familiarize students with IT-related topics and develop their overall English language proficiency while working communicative and project-based tasks relevant to the IT field. In EAP-IT, students will work on developing all four language skills (writing, speaking, reading, and listening). For reading, speaking, and listening, students will read or listen to IT-related materials (e.g. textbooks, news/research articles, TED talks, etc.) and demonstrate their understanding through discussions and presentations. For writing, students will write reports and go through the process of writing a research paper. Additionally, students will learn words and expressions commonly used in the IT field.
EAP-International Studies and Law
Students in EIS will further develop English language skill, in particular reading, writing, and speaking, while working with International Studies content material. Students must have completed ERD or EGC to be eligible to take this class.
English Pre-Course 1
This course provides students a lower level of English grammar, speaking and writing comparing to the mandatory English course provided by DLE.
English Pre-Course 2
Students who have completed the English Pre-Course 1 are required on the basis of the DLE and are required to learn the elementary and intermediate English skills required for the English Foundation (EF) Students can gain confidence in English by developing listening, speaking, reading, writing, and presentation skills through the use of intermediate English language and relieve their anxiety in the face of foreign teachers. (Registration opens to North Korean defector)
In this course, we will become more familiar with writing – from writing personal journals to producing paragraphs and essays that contain solid ideas supported by detail and evidence. We will examine our writing from the word level to paragraphs that build into coherent and unified essays. We will learn and view writing as a process, from brainstorming to the final draft, and understand the linkage between reading and writing. In order to write, we will examine readings that we will react to, use a variety of words and sentence patterns and styles so we could fully express ourselves in words.
Essentials of English Communication
EEC-Online is based on an individualized e-teaching/e-learning concept and is designed to be completed electronically. Students successfully completing this online course will be considered to have met Handong University exit English requirements - upon successful completion, students should check with the HGU Academic Affairs Department regarding graduation eligibility. This class will focus on giving students opportunities to continue developing English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Basic English concepts relating to grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking & pronunciation, reading and writing skills will be covered and assessed. Student eligibility for the EEC-Online course, as determined by the HGU Department of Academic Affairs, is as follows: On Campus: 9th, 10th & 11th semester students still enrolled at HGU. Off Campus: Non-enrolled HGU students who have not completed the exit English criteria.
Understanding the Bible
This module was created in accordance with HGU educational ethos in building Christian worldview as foundation of all academic disciplines. This module presents a basic survey of the Old and the New Testament theology and how its message relates to our modern contemporary world. The focus of the module will be on the selected New Testament books. However, references will be made to the entire redemptive history as depicted in the Scripture. The unique historical and theological backgrounds of each New Testament books will be explored in order to understand the main content of their message. The major purpose of this module is to enable students to absorb scholarly information about each books of the New Testament in relation to the Old and be able to provide exegetical insights concerning specific passages through groups discussions.
A study of the basic of Christianity theology including apologetic arguments for the faith.
- - Key Issues in bio-medical ethics will be dealt with.
- - From the 4th week, for each topic, one session will be devoted to students’ presentation and the other professors lecture. Each student will present on two topics to their team members.
In the Common Readings course, students will select, read, and write book reports about a variety of texts in their own time. The reports will lead students to explore the motivation and goals of the texts. It is not sufficient to just summarize the content or message of the book. The book reports require students to provide an educated guess about the audience, occasion, and purpose of the writer in writing the book, with references to the text. Since there are no class meetings, students must organize their schedules and set aside regular time to complete readings and assignments to meet the deadlines. It is important to understand that all four book reports must be submitted on time, and late work is not accepted. Students should refer to the His Net course notice board for book report instructions. Students are strongly recommended to check the noticeboard regularly for important course information.
Engineering, Faith, Ethics
Technology has become a key element of human life. Engineers often find themselves in a situation which forces them to make important ethical decisions. Lay people are influenced by these decisions with or without knowing it. This course deals with the ethical issues that engineers are confronted with. Particularly the responsibility of both engineers and users of technology is emphasized. Non-engineering students are welcome to the class. It will provide a meaningful and interesting conversation between engineering and non-engineering students, as the issue of technology and engineering is relevant to everyone.
Introduction to ICT Application
This course teaches students an entry-level block-coding programming language - App Inventor, which is easy and intuitive, as it composes computer programs using Lego-like programmable code blocks.
- - Python is one of the most prominent and versatile programming language - suitable for applied programming, system utility programming, GUI programming, web programming, scientific and numeric programming, database programming, and etc. You can extend your python codes with C/C++ modules.
- - Still as python provides simple grammar and structure, it is easy to learn and fast to develop codes.
- - You will learn the basic and intermediate level of python programming in this course - input/output commands, variables, data types, list, conditional statements, loops, file I/O, simple graphic programming and window GUI programming.
- - This course is designed to help students gain IT literacy, no matter what their major is, so that they can prepare the 4th industrial revolution and ICT convergence era. Students will be asked to register and watch MOOC to prepare and review lessons.
Special Lecture 2
As an English lecture, both presentation and homework are conducted in English. We will cover various topics every week. To be used as a God's disciple, you'll learn how to have 'creative pioneering spirit' and 'Study-to-give spirit'. Plus, we will learn how to be a pioneer of one's country and have an indomitable will that never stops until you attain what you want to achieve. As a Handong member, lastly, you are learning the attitude of always being grateful.