In an effort to keep pace with the rapidly globalizing world and take a lead in world politics, Korea is increasingly requiring individuals trained comprehensively in both Political Science and International Relations. Seoul National University, thus, aims to foster such individuals by combining the previously separated Political Science and International Relations majors together, offering a professional, progressive, and well-rounded education to succeed in the rapidly changing world trends (for instance, globalizing, information-ing, democratizing).
The combined Political Science and International Relations Department has focused on the following guidelines to foster individuals who possess both the macro perspective to observe general trends and the micro knowledge to carry out meaningful studies on them.
Department of Political Science and International Relations aims to maximize the synergy effect brought by a comprehensive education by strengthening the joint training of the fundamentals
In an effort to foster creative imagination and critical thinking, and a deeper knowledge in humanities and social sciences, the Department will strengthen the avid reading and discussion on the classics and fundamentals.