Amalgamation of studies, broader selections for studentsIn addition to the unique double-majors, Ewha also provides another option: the bridge major. The bridge major is not a regular course, but provides the chance to study two or more related majors. Among the current 23 bridge majors, Ewha Voice has selected three for informing students: Art History, Science Technology Management, and Korean Studies.
Recently, the number of students interested in Art History has increased; according to the statistics on students who graduated Ewha in August 2010, 16 had selected Art History as their second major, and 14 as a minor, thereby giving it the second rank among all the bridge major subjects.
“Because I am interested in becoming a curator, I wanted to study Art History and to learn about the required knowledge to be a curator,” said Lee Kyu-young (Social Science, 1).
Art History offers a course of study on change and development in the field of art, with emphasis on interpreting and analyzing the historical and cultural backgrounds of art works.
“Learning Art History allows me to admire artworks better based on the reasoning and knowledge I’ve learned so far,” said Park Hyun-so (Social Studies, 2). “Learning Art History is fascinating and competitive since art gives immediate visual stimulation, and the field is a ‘fusion subject’ that includes philosophy, architecture, and history.”
Another bridge major gaining Ewha students’ attention is Science Technology Management. Science Technology Management aims to connect science and technology management and thereby, nurture specialists in management or experts in the management of technology.
“The course was interesting and easy to understand since it is designed to implant a business mindset among science and technology majors,” said Kwon Eunji (Chemistry, 4). “I think this major is advantageous because if students who major in natural science, engineering or business major possess knowledge in each different field, they can develop her career with mutual synergy between those fields.”
Last but not least, Korean Studies is also a study field that is recently coming into the spotlight. Recently, the Korean Wave has been sweeping through Japan, China and even Europe; the steadily increasing number of exchange students at Ewha also proves this trend. Ewha was the first university to establish Korean Studies course in Korea, as well as the first to send video lectures on Korean Studies abroad, to Hong Kong University in China and to Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.
“Since my major is Korean, experiencing lectures about Korean views and culture firsthand is interesting, and this is only truly possible in Korea,” said Yun Li (Beijing International Studies University, 3), who is taking one of the Korean Studies classes in Ewha.
“Though the demand for Korean Studies is increasing tremendously, the boom has happened so suddenly that we have had too little time to prepare the demands,” professor Choi Joon-sik (Korean Studies) said. “Culture spreads when it has developed an ability to live by itself, and that power comes from those to whom the culture belongs. More Koreans, therefore, including Ewha students, should take interests to make the best out of this Korean Wave opportunity.”
For students who are interested in pursuing different majors, the double-major and or minor applying period is usually on April and October; for this fall semester, students can apply through the intranet from October 11 to 14.
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