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About the Department
School of Creative Convergence Education
창의융합교육원 Dean : Chung-Rok Pang
Office Location : Hyundong Hall 311B
Contact Info : (+82) 054-260-1344 (
General Information
The School of Creative Convergence Education is a faculty that provides the theoretical basis and practices required for interdisciplinary convergence. Through a chemical integration that dissolves the boundaries between multiple academic disciplines such as humanities, sociology, economics, natural science, and engineering, the school's goal is to train talented individuals who are equipped not only with convergent capabilities but can also tackle complex problems in creative ways.


Educational Goals

Based on the integration of academic disciplines founded upon a Christian worldview, the School of Creative Convergence Education aims to nurture and produce highly qualified professionals equipped with a sharp intellect and upright character. The following are the types of individuals that the school plans to produce: individuals who are armed with a Christian worldview and ethical belief, individuals who will create new values through a convergence of humanities and science technology and will become the pioneer of converged industry, individuals who have practical business skills based in convergent fields, and individuals who have exceptional communication skills and leadership.


Introduction of Major

1. Student-Designed Convergence Studies

Student-Designed Convergence Study is a major that students design their own new and creative areas other than existing major. Any Korean student can apply as a second major, and if approved by the Academic Advisor and supervised by the professor, the student will be recognized for his or her baccalaureate with his or her first major. (However, Life Sciences, Advanced Computer Engineering, and Advanced Electronic Engineering are not applicable.) This major allows students to discover their aptitudes and potentials and to engage them in creative majors, providing opportunities to expand their majors in various fields.


2. Global Convergence Studies

Modern society requires not only expertise of a certain major, but converging professionalism of various majors. Global Convergence Studies are designed to flexibly respond this social demand. Academic advisor gives a support through 1:1 mentoring for designing major. Also, because the major curriculum construction is 100% English course, international students or overseas Korean students can easily challenge designing this major. Global Convergence major examples: Law, Culture and Conflict Resolution, International Finance Administration, Visual Communication and Design, Cross-cultural Human Services Management, International Human Services Administration, etc.


3. Global Innovation

Global Innovation course is a major course that solve various special and global problems by adding ICT competency and international competence based on each major, aiming to train talented person who leads innovation and revolution in the field. Anyone can apply as a second major. In the curriculum of the major, students must take two courses in ICT and two in International Studies. The rest is designed to enhance the connection with the first major. We encourage students to develop integrated critical thinking skills through convergence of various majors. During the semester, students can conduct case studies as their project, going to a global site on vacation and collaborate with onsite specialists, local experts, and practitioners to solve problems directly in practice. (Students whose first major is International studies, Language and Literature, Management & Economics, Spatial Environment System Engineering (Urban and Environmental Engineering major) can get support during project.)


4. TEP (Teacher Education Program)

TEP (Teacher Education Program) aims to educate Christian teachers and education experts who will lead the recovery and transformation of genuine education in various educational fields including Christian alternative schools and mission schools in abroad. TEP not only fosters educational knowledge based on a Christian worldview, but also has an attitude and personality to pursue a vocation for education, recovery and transformation of education. In the TEP program, there are 6 courses, 18 credits including student teaching. The curriculum includes the Introduction to Education, Philosophy of Christian Education, Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Evaluation, Education Technology and Methods, and Student Teaching courses. In 2015, Handong Global University earned teaching credential accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). TEP graduates will receive ACSI Christian School Teacher Certification upon graduation.


5. Global Korean Studies

Global Korean Studies, in the era of globalization, provides the knowledge of Korean studies necessary to work for global companies or to operate global projects in Korea. The major also aims for international students to be a bridge of Korea and their home country by learning the development of Korea. In addition, Korean or international students can work as Korean language teachers in the world through courses for ‘Korean Language Teacher Certification’, thereby contributing to more effective globalization of Korean Studies and its culture. Global Korean Studies course is designed to provide students with a general Global Korean studies course that will help them gain a holistic understanding of Korean studies by learning Korean humanities (language, literature, philosophy, history) and social science (politics, economy, society and culture) as well as Korean language teaching courses (Korean language teachers training program) for international students. International students can take it as the first major or the second major, while Korean students can only take this second major.


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