Students of UOS are creating lectures for themselves through “Advancement of College Education (ACE)” Program. Those lectures created by UOS students are registered as Liberal Arts courses for the first semester in 2017.
In 2010, the Ministry of Education selected “universities good at teaching” for ACE Program in order to diversify the curriculum of college education and support characteristic and competitive universities. As one of the “universities good at teaching”, UOS is supporting the enhancement of its curriculum and system of college education. Initially, UOS implemented ACE Program from 2010 to 2014. It successfully completed primary ACE Program, and has been implementing secondary ACE Program since 2015.
ACE Program in the second semester in 2016 was special in that students participated in creating lectures directly. Among the new lectures scheduled for the first semester of 2017, “The Story of Architecture,” “Religions in Contemporary Society,” “Cross-Disciplinary Understanding on Contemporary Issues,” “Rights And Responsibility of Consumers,” and “Parenting Education and Family Relations” are the lectures that students made directly with the professors. As students produce the lectures for themselves, Liberal Arts courses are diversified. It can overcome the lack of diversity, one of the limitations of the Liberal Arts courses have.
Young-kwang Kang (Dept. of Architectural Engineering, ’13), a producer of the lecture, “The Story of Architecture,” said, “I desired a class which benefits from exploration rather than simple memorization for the exams. So I added exploration as part of the curriculum and historic information about the architecture instead of an exam.” when commenting about the reason of making “The Story of Architecture” and his plan for this class. He also said “I hope for many students to understand our intention to make this class and enjoy taking the class. I also wish more and more students would make an effort to make classes for themselves rather than simply getting grades and evaluating the lecture.” Students who want to get more information about the lectures made by students and ACE Program can visit UOS WISE (wise.uos.ac.kr) and ACE Program website (ace.uos.ac.kr).
By Hong Sol-eui
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