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Graduate School of Labor Studies

Credit Guidelines

 

1. Credit Acquisition Guide

 

 

  • The submission of a thesis was originally required for all students to obtain a master’s degree. From September 2014, with the introduction of new degree options between the course track and the thesis track, required credits were accordingly adjusted.

Classification

Course Type

Course Track

Thesis Track

Required Credits

Prerequisite

(only for relevant students)

1 course

1 course

Basic Core

3 courses (6 credits)

3 courses (6 credits)

Major Required

3 courses (6 credits)

3 courses (6 credits)

Major Elective

11 courses (22 credits)

7 courses (14 credits)

Thesis Seminar

 

1 course (2 credits)

Research Guidance

 

1 course (2 credits)

Required Credits

17 courses (34 credits)

15 courses (30 credits)

Comprehensive Exam

Comprehensive Exam

Required

Required

Thesis

Thesis Exam

 

Required

 

  • Required Credits: 34 credits for the course track and 30 credits for the thesis track (prerequisite courses are not included)

 

  • The course track does not require Thesis Seminar and Research Guidance. In the case that these courses are taken, they are excluded from the calculation of required credits

 

  • To apply for either the course or the thesis track, an application for either track should be submitted when applying for the first comprehensive examination credits

 

  • Since some departments may only offer the thesis track, seeking the advice from the head professor of the department is recommended to avoid problems in satisfying required

 

  • Major elective courses include not only the major elective courses in the affiliated department but also the major required or elective courses taken at other departments.

   

    ※ Only designated students (excluding those exempted) are required to take a prerequisite course, and these credits are not included in the calculation of required credits and

        GPA upon program completion

 

 

 

    가. Prerequisite Course for Each Department (1 course)

Department

Prerequisite Course

Credits

Note

Labor Law

Introduction to Law

2

Not included in credits and GPA on transcripts

Labor Relations

Human Resource Management

Introduction to Business

2

Labor Economics

Introduction to Economics

2

Labor Welfare Policy

Introduction to Public Administration

(or)

Introduction to Sociology

2

 

Some students may be exempt from prerequisite courses.

 

 

 

     나. Research Guidance Credits

 

   • When students choose to acquire a degree through the thesis track, students must take Thesis Seminar in the fourth semester and Research  Guidance in the fifth semester. Within 20 days of

      administration office the commencement of the semester, students should submit the following to the  administration office

 

   • Application Form: Downloadable at the website of the Graduate School of Labor Studies (Master’s Program > Forms and Materials)

 

 

 

2. Regulations for Exemption from Prerequisite Courses

 

  Students holding a bachelor’s degree in a required department or having taken prerequisite courses in undergraduate years may be exempt from prerequisite courses

 

  

   • Submission of Prerequisites and Exemption Form: All the newly admitted students (including exempt students) every semester must submit this form Materials)

 

   • Prerequisites Exemption Form: Downloadable at the website of the Graduate School of Labor Studies (Master’s Program > Forms and

 

   • Submission Process: The prerequisites and exemption form should be submitted to the administration office with a confirmatory seal from the head professor of the department 

 

   • Types of Exemption from Prerequisite Courses

Department

Exemption Type I

(same major)

Exemption Type

(prerequisites already taken)

Labor Law

Bachelor of Law

Introduction to Law

Labor Relations

Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Business Administration

Introduction to Business

Labor Economics

Bachelor of Economics

Introduction to Economics

Labor Welfare Policy

Department of Sociology, Social Welfare, Social Work,

( or)

Public Administration

Introduction to Public Administration

(or)

Introduction to Sociology

 

 

     A. Details of Exemption Types I and II

 

         ① Acknowledgement of the degree acquired from the similar majors

        

         Example) Although students enrolled in the Department of Labor Welfare Policy ordinarily do not hold a bachelor’s degree in sociology, social welfare, social work, or public

                          administration, they may be regarded as a student with the same major with the approval from the head professor of the department if they graduated from a similar department,

                          such as the Senile Welfare Department

 

          ② Completion of the prerequisite courses taken in undergraduate years

        

          Example) Although students enrolled in the Department of Labor Economics may not have taken Principles of Economics, they may be exempt from the prerequisite course with the

                          approval from the head professor of the department if they have previously taken a similar course during their undergraduate study 

 

 

     B. Students who do not meet the conditions for exemption I or II must take a prerequisite course

      

 

            ※ Prerequisite course credits are not included in the total credits and GPA upon graduation.

 

 

 

3. Graduation Requirements

Course Type

Course Track

Thesis Track

Note

Prerequisite

1 course

(only relevant students)

1 course

(only relevant students)

Students must fulfill requirements for prerequisites and minimum credits and obtain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to complete their degree program.

Required Credits

17 courses (34 credits)

15 courses (30 credits)

Comprehensive Exam

Pass

Pass

 

Thesis Exam

 

Pass

 

 

 

※ For the course track, Thesis Seminar and Research Guidance are excluded from the calculation of total credits.

 

For the thesis track, Thesis Seminar and Research Guidance are included in the calculation of total credits