Korea University Department of Home Economics in the College of Science and Engineering

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Graduation Requirement

  1. Degree Requirements
    • 1. Master's Program

      To obtain a Master's degree of Human Ecology, students should take a minimum of 24 graduate credits from the department(9 credits from core courses regardless of the fields of study and 15 credits from major courses). Requirements for a master's degree include the Comprehensive Examinations and the completion of a master's thesis.

      2. Ph.D. Program

      For Ph.D. in Human Ecology, students should take at least 36 graduate credits from the department, including major courses and elective courses. Credits earned from core courses and courses offered in other departments may be counted as elective courses with an approval of the student's academic adviser. Requirements for Ph.D. degree also include the Comprehensive Examinations and the completion of a dissertation.

      3. In order to be qualified for a Ph.D. candidate status, students of Humanities and Social Sciences majors (i.e. all majors except Food & Nutrition in the department) are required to have at least one paper published or accepted for publication in journals listed in Korea Citation Index or a high-quality international journal as a first or corresponding author. Ph. D. students majoring in Food & Nutrition must have at least one paper published or accepted for publication in journals listed in Science Citation Index or Science Citation Index- Extended as a first or corresponding author. 

  2. Advisor designated Courses
    • Master's program students who did not major in Human Ecology or its affiliated area as undergraduates must take advisor designated courses.

  3. Comprehensive Examinations
    • Students must pass the Comprehensive Examinations to be qualified as a master's or doctoral candidate.

       

      1. Master's Program

      Students in master's program must take the Comprehensive Examinations in two subjects from core courses and two subjects from their major courses.

 

Major

Core Course

Major Course

Child Studies

‧ Research Methods in Home

Economics

‧ Advanced Statistics

‧ Advanced Social Development

‧ Seminar in Human Development

Fashion Design

&

Merchandising

‧ Research Methods in Home

Economics

‧ Theories in Fashion Marketing

‧ Special Topics in Aesthetics of Fashion

‧ Textiles Fiber and New Materials

Food & Nutrition

‧ Research Methods in Home

Economics

‧ Human Physiology

‧ Choose 1 subject from AdvancedFood Science and Advanced Foods

‧ Choose 1 subject from Advanced Metabolism of Nutrients and Community Nutrition

Consumer &

Family Resource

Management

‧ Research Methods in Home Economics

‧ Choose 1 subject from Advanced Theory of Family Resource Management and Advanced Family Life Education

‧ Choose 2 subjects from Advanced Family Financial Management and Advanced Consumer Education and Research for Consumer and Marketing and Consumer Behavior

 

2. Ph.D. Program Doctoral students must take the Comprehensive Examinations in four subjects from their fields of study: two designated subjects and two elective subjects.

The subjects designated by the department are listed below. For elective subjects, students need to obtain approvals from their academic advisers and the department chair.

 

 

Major

Course Title

Child Studies

‧ Theories of Human Development

‧ Research Methods in Human Development

Consumer & Family

Resource Management

‧ Planning and Counseling for Better Living

‧ Research Methods in Family Resource Management

Food & Nutrition

‧ Advanced Food Chemistry

‧ Advanced Metabolism of Nutrients

Fashion Design & Merchandising

‧ Research Methods in Clothing and Textiles

‧ Choose 1 subject from Socio-Psychological

Aspects of dress and Fashion Design Criticism