KOREA UNIVETSITY Department of Sociology

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Brief History

1960

  • 1963. Department of Sociology established (25-student quota)
  • 1960. Prof. Seung Jic Hong appointed
  • 1966. Prof. Jaeseok Choi appointed
  • 1967. Master’s and Doctoral Programs offered through the Graduate School
  • 1968. Prof. Sung Hee Lim appointed

1970

  • 1970. Prof. Soongu Lee appointed 1971. Prof. Sung Hee Lim retired
  • 1972. Prof. Hy-Sop Lim appointed
  • 1977. Experimental College System implemented (recruitment of students based on college; students’ specific major and department decided in the second year)
  • 1977. Prof. Chun Yang appointed

1980

  • 1982. System modified to student recruitment based on department (110-students quota, recruitment of additional 30% of the quota)
  • 1982. Prof. Mun Cho Kim appointed
  • 1983. Student quota adjusted (80-student quota, recruitment of additional 30% of the quota)
  • 1988. Recruitment of additional students abolished (80-student quota)

1990

  • 1991. Prof. Jaeseok Choi retired
  • 1991. Prof. Jang Kwun Son appointed
  • 1992. Prof. Soongu Lee retired
  • 1992. Prof. Gil-Sung Park appointed
  • 1993. Department’s 30th Foundation Anniversary celebrated
  • 1994. Prof. Chul-kyoo Kim appointed
  • 1994. Prof. Seung Jic Hong retired
  • 1995. Prof. Ho Yong An appointed
  • 1995. Prof. In-Jin Yoon appointed
  • 1995.3. First Korea University Sociology Colloquium hosted
  • 1996. Institute of Social Research established
  • 1997. Prof. Joonho Kim appointed
  • 1998. Department’s 35th Foundation Anniversary celebrated
  • 1999. Division System implemented

2000

  • 2000. Prof. Dae-Yop Cho appointed
  • 2002. Division System adopted (students admitted to the College of Liberal Arts, assigned to the department in sophomore year)
  • 2002. Prof. Hy-Sop Lim retired
  • 2004. Prof. In-Sook Lim appointed
  • 2004. Prof. Yong-suk Chang appointed
  • 2004.3. 100th Korea University Sociology Colloquium hosted
  • 2006. Selected for the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development BK21 project in the field of Humanities and Social Science
    (Students admitted to the Division of Humanities, College of Liberal Arts, and select their major in their junior year)
  • 2007. Prof. Il Joon Chung appointed
  • 2007. Prof. Myoung-Jin Lee appointed
  • 2008. Department’s 45th Foundation Anniversary celebrated
  • 2009. Prof. Jinyoung Kim appointed
  • 2009. Prof. Won-sub Kim appointed
  • 2009.5. 150th Sociology Colloquium – 150th Commemorative Symposium hosted

2010

  • 2010. Academic journal, Korean Society, selected as nominee for the registration of the research foundation
  • 2012. Prof. Joonho Kim retired
  • 2012. Prof. Soohan Kim appointed
  • 2013. Prof. Jang Kwun Son retired
  • 2013. Institute of Social Research launched Academy of Public Concerns
  • 2013. Institute of Social Research issued Monthly Trends (June)
  • 2013. Prof. Dae-Yop Cho appointed as the 10th director of the Institute of Social Research (~2015)
  • 2013. Department’s 50th Foundation Anniversary celebrated
  • 2014. Department system adopted
  • 2014. Chair of the Graduate School – Prof. Jinyoung Kim (~ February 28, 2015)
  • 2014. Head of Department – Prof. In-Jin Yoon (~ July 31, 2015)
  • 2015. Prof. Mun Cho Kim retired
  • 2015. Head of Department – Prof. Won-sub Kim (~July 31, 2016)
  • 2016. Head of Department – Prof. Jinyoung Kim (~present)