The Various General Electives that you should Take at SMU A Letter Full of Secret Tips for Freshmen by Eun-Ji Lee, Editor-in-Chief & Yu-sun Kang, Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com The beginning of college life is just around the corner, filled with new teaching styles and new teaching contents. Amid the overflowing wave of knowledge, the recommendation tips of the various liberal arts courses for new students at Sangmyung University in 2019 are becoming a trend that continues through various communities and forums. Now, here are some amazing lectures that may give you a wider spectrum of knowledge for self-improvement! < Seoul Campus > Recommended lectures by Seoul campus students Law and Democracy/Kim Yong-hun Purpose of course: Students will familiarize themselves about the meaning and relationship of democracy, the rule of law and the current application status through this lecture. Especially, this course deals with the study of the historical background about democracy, the rule of law, theorists’ arguments, and the present meaning of them. Students will study the meaning of human rights and the current situations about civil rights based on the study about the rule of law and the concept of democracy. Reasons to take the lecture: Professor wittily explained the latest cases through storytelling. Thus, students could concentrate on the lecture for a long time even though there were 180 students. It is suitable for the student who wants to comprehend the meaning of democracy and the rule of law more practically. Level of difficulty: *** Presence of Textbooks: one selected textbook, some handouts Tip: If you neglect your study, you will not get an A+ grade because almost everyone in the class concentrates on the course. English Enrichment (Current Issues)/Samuel Denny Purpose of course: Students will be expected to find newspaper articles in English including current issues about the world in which we live. These articles can cover a wide range of topics from sports to politics, and even movies. Based on the content of the selected articles, students will conduct class discussions and share their views about the articles with their classmates. Reasons to take the lecture: As students will read articles in English, discuss them with their classmates, deliver presentations about the articles, and write summaries of the articles, all of the fundamental English skills will be utilized. Moreover, students will be able to practice their English speaking in a safe and supportive learning environment through this course. And also, students will learn about important societal issues. Level of difficulty: ** Presence of Textbooks: None. However, you need English newspaper articles. Tip: Participating degree is really important. Don’t be afraid to speak English in front of your classmates. Diet and Health/Baek Man-hui Purpose of course: Students will be able to understand the internal metabolism much easier by studying physiologic functions about the 5 major nutrients. This course deals with the basic theories and various practical problems about the importance of proper food life by figuring out the lifestyle diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, caused by bad eating habits and the unbalanced intake of nutrients. Reasons to take the lecture: It is good for the students who want to look back on and upgrade their eating habits. Students can easily understand the content of the course because the professor explains in detail. Level of difficulty: *** Presence of Textbooks: one selected textbook, some handouts Tip: The range of tests is wide. However, you will get a great grade if you focus on the parts which the professor emphasized. My recommendation to freshmen History of Modern Art and Its Theories/ Oh Gyeong-eun Purpose of course: This course deals with the study of relevant theories and various ideologies about modern art from the beginning of the concept of modernity in the 19th century to abstract expressionism, pop art, minimalism in the mid-20th century and postmodern art later on. Students will learn about the society, culture, and various works of art of the period when the artists related to modern art were active. Reasons to take the lecture: Students will figure out that the history of art is a resistance about the conventional limitations of art. This course is suitable for the student who wants to cultivate one’s ability to understand the papers and foster one’s critical thinking. The professor introduces abstruse modern art history to students by storytelling. Therefore, students will be able to understand it more effectively. Level of difficulty: **** Presence of Textbooks: some handouts Tip: The professor posts the test questions beforehand, so it will be help you to form the answers in advance. < Cheonan campus > Recommended lectures by Cheonan campus students An Introduction to Law/ Lee Seung-taek Brief summary of the lecture: The world of jurisprudence is a lecture on the vast realm of law. But rather than approaching law from academic interest, I would like to remove the fear and preconceptions of law as a citizen and solve the story of law together. Law is a language that records promises to live together in communities formed by community members. In the end, it is the basic content of this lecture that we, as a people, recognize that the law is what we form ourselves. Purpose and specific reason why this lecture is offered: The goal is to help students understand what the law is and to be able to cope with it without fear the moment they meet the law in life. Test Difficulty: *** Presence of Textbooks: one selected textbook Knowledge Enhancements: a legal sense, political science, social science Understanding World Mythology/ Oh Eun-gyoung Brief summary of the lecture: Mythology is a source of imaging, providing so for the growing of delivery art and culture. This course first reviews and then experiences the types of media transformations that occur when they are attached to history, movies, or computer games. This lecture is understood by reading through the main text of Greek, Nordic and Japanese mythology, and by taking a brief look at the creation myth of the major ancient civilizations-imagining sites such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China, the basic knowledge of mythology and by associating it with the context of the process of civilization. At the end of the lecture, we compare the values of each culture with the hero myth. Purpose and specific reason why this lecture is offered: Throughout the class, mythological texts are read and organized into power points, and the connection with the process of civilization is confirmed and investigated through the reading of myths. Then a comparative analysis of the cultural sphere by the medium of mythological imagination and the original form of the story is carried out. Test Difficulty: ***** Presence of Textbooks: some handouts Knowledge Enhancements: world history, world geography, media and world literature Charter of Masterpieces and Humanism/ Kim Han-sik Brief summary of the lecture: In this lecture, students are encouraged to cultivate a wide and deep personality by exploring the characters in world masterpieces. The course begins by understanding the character of well-known masterpieces, looking at their emotions, ideals and the conditions of the times they are in. Many of the problems of human history are dealt with through characters in literary works, such as what personality they have, what relationships they have with people around them, what moral judgments they make, and how they suppress their passions. Students encounter people as lacking as they are, more courageous than they are, and more conflicted as they are. Also, by experiencing a life that has not been experienced in real life through literature, especially characters, one can gain a rich life experience. The lecture consists of: 1.theorem and introduction of works, 2. reading of the important parts, 3. lectures and discussions, 4. writing of simple appreciation. Purpose and specific reason why this lecture is offered: There is a philosophical, literary and ethical approach to character building. However, philosophical and ethical approaches can make one feel heavy and difficult. Therefore, there is a need for ways to attract students' interest even if they deal with topics that are essential for personality education. This lecture looks for the method in the approach of well-known masterpieces. For example, instead of asking the question, "Can a man live alone?" we can naturally approach the question above by talking together about the uninhabited life of a character in a novel called "Robinson Crusoe." The characteristic of this lecture is to approach the various problems that human beings can experience and agonize universally through the experience of characters in literature. In this lecture, we will deal with important problems in real life, such as human cloning, extracurricular activities, family problems, and other issues that require moral judgment. Test Difficulty: ** Presence of Textbooks: one selected textbook Knowledge Enhancements: world literature, psychology and humanities History of Warfare/ Lee Sang-hyun Brief summary of the lecture: The history of mankind is said to be the history of war. So if you study the history of war, you can look at the history of human development. In particular, the recent North Korean nuclear issue has brought about a war on the Korean Peninsula. I can't help but wonder what it would look like if a war broke out. This subject understands the concept and universal principles of war, including World War I and II, to understand the nature and importance of war, and to study how and why such methods of carrying out war have been derived and to understand how they will affect us. I will give a lecture in a concentrated and key manner so that the characteristic elements of each war history can be further highlighted. Purpose and specific reason why this lecture is offered: The study of how to carry out war is to improve the ability to find systematic and creative ways to overcome crises, and if you look at the world's largest operational plan, including World War I and II, you'll have the confidence that you can do it. Test Difficulty: ** Presence of Textbooks: one selected textbook and some handouts Knowledge Enhancements: Korean history, world history We did refer to the syllabus and the lecture evaluations in EVERYTIME. I hope this article helps with your course registration Source: Image by flaticonView more
Kicker: DEBATE What Do You Think About the New Seoul City Youth Allowance Payment? agree? or disagree? by Su-jeong Sim, Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org ▲Seoul City Youth Allowance Payment Recently, there is a lot of controversy over the Seoul City policy of paying a youth allowance without condition. The agree or disagree controversy over whether or not to pay the youth allowance without any condition, unlike the existing method of paying youth allowance, is getting hot. Therefore, I want to ask your opinion about this unconditional allowance payment. Youth Allowance is an allowance that promotes the employment of unemployed young people aged 19 to 34 living in Seoul. It is paid for ₩500,000 per month, paid for at least 3 months to up to 6 months. On the other hand, newly proposed by the Seoul City the payment of youth allowance is regardless of income or qualifications, giving a youth Allowance for 1,600 young people. Opinion about the agree and disagree are divided for payment of the new youth allowance. First of all, the agree opinion says, “In Seoul, there are 1.5 million people in their 20s. We cannot pay all of these people, so only pick 1,600 people and experiment for 2 years. The budget is ₩10 billion a year. Of the 1,600 people, divided into 800 people, and 800 people will be given ₩500,000 without any condition. The remaining other 800 people will be given ₩500,000 but if they work part-time or earn money by getting a job, then the money will be cut. If I earn ₩300,000 from a part-time job, the amount of money given by Seoul City will be reduced to ₩200,000. Observe their lifestyle and compare to which method is effective.” Next, the disagree opinion says, "In Seoul, there are 1.5 million people in their 20s. If they are to be paid ₩500,000 per month in batches, they need about ₩9.3 trillion for the budget. Therefore, the tax burden might increase.” Also, “Is it right to give ₩500,000 a month in a youth allowance to young people who are not suffering from economic hardship due to their parents' help?” And “There is a concern that the money received will not be for self-improvement but will be spent on entertainment expenses.” What are the opinions of young people who will be able to receive this youth allowance in the future? I ask again, do you agree or disagree with the unconditional payment of youth allowances? Sources: http://news.kmib.co.kr/article/view.asp?arcid=0013081827&code=61121111&cp=nv https://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=102&oid=214&aid=0000931943 https://m.post.naver.com/viewer/postView.nhn?volumeNo=5612344&memberNo=33401951&vType=VERTICALView more
New Start in the New Year by Eun-ji Lee, Editor-in-Chief email@example.com Welcome to the web magazine, SM Herald. SM Herald opened the online homepage after a long preparation period so we could meet you with a new format. Unlike the format of a traditional paper magazine, we will write varied news both inside and outside of the college through fixed kickers such as SOCIETY, ENTERTAINMENT, LIFE, etc. COVER STORY will mainly contain the articles that are related with our college. For example, the first COVER STORY is based on a survey of students. The story of students will be directly reflected in this category. We are a little bit worried because we have never tried online publishing before. However, it is an important element to communicate with readers in the connected society. Thus, the SM Herald will not miss the requirements of readers from the comments in the YOUR VOICE category. Sooner or later students will be able to meet the SM Herald at offline booths, and on social networking services. And also various events will be readied for readers because we are always agonizing about the methods of public relations to inform our webzine. Thank you for always giving us lots of your attention and love. Eun-ji Lee, Editor-in-ChiefView more
Volunteer Work that Must be Filled with Necessity, Do You Know It Has Changed? By Ju-eun Yeon/Reporter Yeonje1113@naver.com Many students have great confusion about the volunteer work process. Let’s find out about the changes to the volunteer work process and how to complete the volunteer subject. First, let’s find out the changed volunteer time. Previously, the new student of 2014 to 2017 had to do more than 58 hours of volunteer work. From this year, they will meet the conditions for volunteer work even if they fill only 28 hours, but only one credit will be granted. The rest of the credits can be filled with the essential liberal arts courses. You can choose whether to fill more than 58 hours instead of two credits or 28 hours instead of one credit. From the new student of 2018, they only fill 28 hours without any changes. Next, let’s take a look at the operational procedures. First, you need to contact a volunteer agency to do volunteer work. And then, apply for volunteer classes in the semester when you can fill with volunteer time. Then, you receive prior education from your professor in charge. Next, you enter the performance of the volunteer time directly into the university information system and submit the performance documents to the professor in charge. Finally, the professor in charge will give you a credit by pass or fail. Volunteers should be invited to a welfare center where performance is recognized at 1365(the site of volunteering) or VMS (Volunteer Management System). ▲The Homepage of 1365 Finally, I will explain the confusing points about the volunteer subject. Q1) Do I have to go to pre education? A1. Yes. Otherwise, you will get a fail grade and pre education gives you 2 hours of volunteer time. Q2) I take classes on Saturday. Do I have to go to school on the weekend? A2. No. Just take the pre-education. Perhaps the professor in charge will never call you because of volunteer work on the weekend. Q3) Can I apply for this at any time? A3. Right and wrong. You can apply for the volunteer subject at any time if you satisfy the volunteer time. Q4) Is the volunteer work that I did during the vacation acceptable? A4. Yes. You will busy during the semester, so fill it up in advance using the vacation. However, you should fill 2 hours of volunteer time during the semester. Q5. When can I give the professor in charge the performance documents? A5. Any time you have finished your volunteer time! Sources: https://www.smu.ac.kr/View more
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