Higher Education

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Higher Education

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course is intended to provide a broad introduction to the salient aspects of contemporary higher education by examining curent isues, trends and developments from a variety of perspectives, including historical, administrative, public policy etc. The major learning objectives of the course are: (1) To provide an overview of diverse instiutional and environmental factors which influence higher education; (2) To familarize students with the literature and terminology of higher education;(3) To develop critcal skils necesary for the analysis and evaluation of important higher education isues; and (4) To enhance writen and verbal communication skils necesary for efective
    communication and leadership in a higher education seting.
    Textbok and Other Reading Materials
    No textbok for this course is required. Each clas sesion has asigned readings which were carefuly selected from journal articles or bok chapters. Al the required readings are available on-line on the KUPID course site. The clas wil use relevant newspaper/journal materials available on the internet (e.g., English newspapers in Korea; The Chronicle of Higher Education in the U.S.). In aditon, students who are interested in higher education isues around the world may wish to reference "Forest, J. & Altbach, P. (207). International Handbok of Higher Education. Part One: Global Themes and Contemporary Chalenges. Springer." This bok is available in the library and in my ofice.
    * KUPID(portal.korea.ac.kr) wil be the primary medium for course communication, posting
    of asignments, and aces to suplemental readings. Students wil be expected to
    check email and KUPID on a regular basis.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.