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HOKMA

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HOKMA College of General Education

Location

Ewha Campus Complex #323-2, #115

Tel

82-2-3277-6975, 2158

Email

hokmage@ewha.ac.kr

Fax

82-2-3277-6978, 2066

Introduction

The HOKMA College of General Education was newly launched in 2015 with the goal of providing a future-oriented general education. The HOKMA College aims to expose students to a wide variety of subjects, interests and approaches, so that they learn to be creative global leaders equipped with diverse proficiencies and capabilities, practical leaders who will meet the changing demands of the society, and sympathetic leaders of the community who will foster the spirit of collaboration and harmony. HOKMA means in Hebrew "wisdom", "intelligence", "discernment", and "various knowledge." Not simply confined to theoretical knowledge, “Hokma” aptly encapsulates practical wisdom and direction that Ewha's general education is aiming for. Throughout four academic years, students will take five mandatory or elective areas of general education to cultivate five different core competences. Students will be encouraged to integrate their specialized knowledge acquired in their own majors with skills and capabilities acquired through diverse courses and programs offered in the HOKMA College.

History
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1970s

Established ‘Experimental College’

1980s

Developed ‘Leading Liberal Arts Courses’

1990s

Launched learner-oriented liberal arts program
Developed ‘Integrative Education Courses’

2001

Introduced ‘Subject-Integrated Model’ general education courses
Selected as the Best College in General Education by Korea Council for University Education

2008

Suggested New General Education Program to meet the challenges of the globalized world

2009

Established ‘The Center for General Education’
Introduced ‘Core General Education Model’ and reformed general education program

2013

Reformed General Education Program
- Basic General Education Courses:
  to foster ethical sensibilities and to improve communication skills
- Core Liberal Arts Courses:
  to strengthen convergence abilities to integrate knowledge from diverse sources and fields

2015

Established the HOKMA College of General Education
Developed need-based general education
Reinforced convergence and self-designed general education
Customized general education to the demands of colleges and departments

Curriculum 5 major areas
  • Humanize yourself (Ewha Truth Goodness Beauty, Humanity): Basic Humanities courses based on the combination of theory and applications
  • Open your future (Future Planning): Career designing courses for career and leadership development
  • Know the world (Global Communication): English and second foreign language courses for global communication skills
  • Multiply your (Creative Convergence): Convergence thinking enhancement courses for creative problem-solving abilities
  • Analyze your thinking (Thinking and Expression): Effective communication skills courses to cultivate basic and professional knowledge
Learning Objectives: 5 Core Competences
  • The Competence of Knowledge Quest: The competence of understanding human, society, and nature, of learning diverse methods of knowledge aquisition, and of examining meanings and values of knowledge
  • The Competence of Creative Convergence: The competence of integrating existing knowledge and information, of making creative and original contributions to the society and of connecting diverse areas of knowledge to foster new ideas
  • The Competence of Culture and Art: The competence of understanding and appreciating culture and art to make creative achievement
  • The Competence of Global Citizenship: The competence of acquiring language skills for global communication, of inspiring civic consciousness for constructive cooperation in the globalized world, and of understanding diverse cultural differences and issues to provide solutions
  • The Competence of Coexistence and Empathy: The competence of understanding multiple perspectives and of flexibly adapting to different or unfamiliar social environments.