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360. Special Courses in Sangju Campus of KNU

Lee,Dong-eun 기자2015.11.24 20:48:01

When you register for courses, you might have ever been embarrassed to recognize that the classes which you want to enroll are in Sangju Campus of Kyungpook National University. On March, 2008, Sangju National University merged with KNU, and it became Sangju Campus of KNU since then. However, many students do not have enough fundamental information about Sangju Campus and the courses in it. There are a lot of differentiated majors from Daegu Campus and many interesting classes which reflect the characteristics of the majors. Understanding the similarities and differences between them help us to get closer with Sangju Campus.

First, University of Livestock is the most remarkable major of Sangju Campus which aims for promoting the forward-looking specialized education and research of livestock industry. Reflecting the main purpose of this major, it opens a cultural course which is named as ‘Livestock products and human health’. Livestock products are the essential food resources for human as people have eaten them since agriculture was not even started yet. These products provide sufficient protein and mineral lacking in vegetable protein. However, these days, the problems of saturated fat and cholesterol are so stressed that the values of livestock products are depreciated. This class emphasizes that understanding the real values of them properly and impressing on people the right consuming method and knowledge of nutrition are very important. Therefore, the studies in this class would make much account of the influence of livestock products on human health.

Second interesting major in Sangju Campus is Department of Fashion Design which seems to be similar with the Department of Clothing and Textiles in Daegu Campus. However, the former concentrates on the practical production of clothes and textiles and the designs of them, but the latter emphasizes the theoretical approaches to the production process, industries and marketing of them. The cultural course which is held in Sangju Campus and named ‘Fasion and Society’ represents these characteristics of Department of Fashion Design. This class stresses that fasion represents life and society, that studying a sort of fashion with the society and cultural background is understanding how it affects to their period. For instance, the students can study about the history of costumes from Egypt and Mesopotamia era to 20th century. Most of the class would largely depend on the visual aid, and it would go along with observing and researching the costumes which are portrayed in the materials.

Furthermore, Department of Food and Food Service Industry is one of the most eye-catching majors in Sangju Campus. It integrates higher value-added food industry and food service industry to create a synergy effect. This aims to promoting new technology of food processing and international generalization of Korean food through the globalization of Korean food. This department is different from School of Food Science and Biotechnology or Department of Food Science and Nutrition in the aspect that it stresses not the food itself but the industry and marketing of it more. A cultural class which is called ‘Dietary life and society issue’ shows the main features of this major. The eating habits which are the basis of life have undergone many changes in the urbanization, globalization, and multi-cultural co-existence. In particular, because of the development of science and emergence of various ideologies, it has become important establish the basic concept of the diet newly. In this aspect, this class aims to discuss the social issues related to the eating habits and establish correct value.

Looking at the unique majors in Sangju Campus which are differentiated from majors in  Daegu Campus of KNU would be a great opportunity to understand each other, as the courses well represent the promoting aims of its education. This effort would make students of Daegu Campus have sense of kinship with the students of another. Furthermore, by comparing some majors which seemed to be similar, students can understand the specific education aims and real values of each major. Even though the two campuses are apart from each other, they maintain KNU together by developing their own academic objectives and fostering creative characteristics in various majors. Therefore, fully understanding each other and having the sense of kinship would be a fundamental basis of the progress of KNU.

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