Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Kyung Hee University
Gwangju-si, South Korea
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The Department of Philosophy was founded in 1979, under the name of National Ethics. The name was changed to Department of Philosophy in 1987. The department has 11 faculty members, roughly 160 undergraduate students, and about 20 graduate students. The programs emphasize contemporary philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, history of philosophy, Buddhism, and Confucian philosophy. The program leading to the Bachelor of Arts emphasizes training for the fundamentals of scholarly research and teaching.
The great advantage of the Department of Philosophy is that it offers academic excellence on a personal scale. Although the Department is still young and relatively small, intellectual life within the Department can be both intimate and challenging. At the same time, it is possible - and in fact quite common - for students to reach out to other disciplines for scholarly growth. In sum, it is a department that spans the universe of knowledge yet provides a wealth of opportunities for individual achievement and recognition.
Seminars and colloquia on various issues and topics are scheduled regularly, consisting of talks by visiting and resident philosophers and other humanists. These constitute an important component of the student educational program. The Department awards various types of fellowships and scholarships to help students meet the cost of education. These awards are intended to further the recipients’ education and recipients are expected to devote full time to their studies and to any required research and training