Leadership & Communications I
Leadership is the most important asset in all areas such as politics, economy, society, culture, etc. This course aims to increase understanding of the essence, types, and effects of leadership and help students to build communication capacity, which leads to the successful leadership.
Leadership & Communications II
Communication is the basic element of human relationship and society. However, communication is a jeopardy and an intricate problem. This course covers the basic elements and principles of human communication, problems in various situations of communication (interpersonal, group, organizational, public), leadership as a specific type of communication etc. This course is to help students to reflect their own communication styles and skills in everyday life as well as in professional activities, and to improve communication and leadership competence.
Information Technology Strategy
This course is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge in advanced information technology. Topics include information network, security and privacy, computing and communications, human computer interaction, satellite, robotics and semiconductors. Each area will be taught by an expert among KAIST professors and provide succinct explanation about fundamental concept and important technical terminologies.
Environmental Technology Strategy
This course is designed to learn introductory concepts on environmental technology under the context of global collaboration. Professors from Daejeon campus will deliver lectures and workshops on environmental policy, international collaboration, and development of environmental technology. Especially, potential solutions are proposed for the inter-connected problems of energy, environment, water, and sustainability which are global agenda in the 21st century and should be solved collaboratively
Bio Technology Strategy
This course intends to provide surveys through which students can acquire the up-to-date knowledge and understanding on bio-medical technologies. Based on such knowledge and understanding, students can get insights on how to deal with those technologies in various lines of their work in the future.
Nano Technology Strategy
Lecture includes introduction, status, prospect and future direction of nanotechnology in domestic and global societies. Basic principles, applications, and commercialization of nanotechnology will be discussed in the lecture.
Convergence Technology Strategy
This course will provide the learning opportunity of the latest trends in convergence technology, especially bio-technology, information technology, and nanotechnology. The student will learn of the latest information available in the fields of information technology and nanotechnology. Specifically, it will deal with a variety of convergence technologies ranging from bioinformatics and synthetic biology to psychopharmacology, Nano-optics, energy-environmental fusion technologies, and biophysics.
Social Science Research Methodology
This course aims to (1) provide students with general understanding of good research and popular methods in social science, and (2) help them explore, select and develop good research ideas, and learn about how to make a significant scientific contribution.
Advanced Statistics for Future Strategy
The course develops methods for analyzing statistical relationships. Techniques studied in the course are useful for a variety of applications in social science and others areas. The course emphasizes formulating models and using them for decision-making prediction. Topics include estimation, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, analysis of variance, nonparametric. The course involves extensive hands-on work with statistics software. Also a term project is required as teamwork. For all the issues, both theoretical and practical aspects through case studies will be emphasized. After completing this course, students are expected to make practical use of modern data analysis, and appreciate the need for, and limitations of, real world data.
Introduction to Futures Studies
This course introduces the futurology to research the Earth and future of mankind scientifically. The needs, goals, and limitations of the research on futurology, together with worldwide research history and status of futurology are explained. Especially, not only the probability but also the desirability of future are dealt with. To meet this, the cognitive uncertainty as well as normative uncertainty are dealt with. Throughout this course, the direction of Korea futurology research is examined.
This course overviews various methods on foresight including Delphi, Scenario, Trend, Emerging issues, Three dimensional methods. The methods are compared with application examples, and pros and cons of each method will be discussed.
Strategic foresight for future challenges
This course overviews the future issues and challenges which we are facing now and future. For example, the technological innovation paradigm, climate changes, energy food and water, demographic change could be the examples. Additionally the key concept related to futures and strategic foresight will be discussed.
Research Design of Futures Studies
This is an introduction of how to study future strategies based on modern science and technology. For this purpose, one must first find out what methods are used in scientific and technological research. In other words, the process of developing hypothesis by recognizing objective, universal, and reasonable scientific truth and conducting modeling, theory development, and experimental verification. Next, it will provide an introduction on how to plan future strategies in each field focusing on key factors that change future society in the long run, such as international situations, advanced information, power hubs, and technological imagination.
Changing Structure of Future Society
The major driving forces for future social changes include advance in science & technology, demographic change, climate change and resource depletion, and the order of international economic and political change. Each driving force (or macro-trend) itself has a strong influential power and creates new future challenges and opportunities through interact with each other. At first, this course overviews theories and methodologies of social change and foresight, and then, it explores a variety of factors that may lead to future environmental changes both at home and abroad. Next, it forecasts future social changes that will be caused by the factors and draws their implications in the Korean context.
Foresight in Practice
The validity of foresight work might be assesses not by correct or wrong of final report. Instead, the rigorous process and application of appropriate methods are key elements of good foresight work.
Future Strategy for National Management
In this course, we study a nation's future strategy which will decide its rise and fall. It includes the domestic and international circumstances and environment, and geopolitical factors which nations have to cope with. We also consider unique aspects of national future strategy. It will proceed with comprehensive perspective derived from the historical examples.
Future strategy for Science and Technology
Introduction of scientific and technological progress and changes in human society as well as S&T and human resource development of the major developed countries in the 21st century. Coping strategies for changes in future society based on science and technology through analysis of future predictions of social changes. Planning for the effects and roles of S&T development in the realization of becoming a developed country, and for policy making about the future of science and technology in Korea
Future strategy for Economy and Industry
Modern science and technology exerts great impact on industries and the overall economy. Innovations in IT, BT, NT, and ET are fundamentally changing the industrial ecology. A new kind of economy is emerging with internet business and mobile business. Recognizing the limitations of the existing economic theory in meeting the challenges of the structural change in the economy, we will explore a new framework. We will think about ways to help science-technology-based new industries grow and think about future-oriented economic strategies for Korea.
Future Strategy for Risk Management
Modern society is risk society. As science advances, the aspects of risk are changing. We examine the appropriate crisis management strategy for the future society. This course examines what kinds of risk elements are arising at the government, enterprise, society, and individual level, and offers ways to overcome and prepare those elements.
Future strategy for Innovation
This course overviews the future strategy from the perspective of innovation and design innovation strategy. Students will review important innovation paradigms of 20th centuries, such as Open Innovation, Disruptive Innovation, User Innovation, Technology Saturation, and learn and search for a new innovation paradigm of current society in the perspective of technology, society, firm and nation.
Future strategy for defence & intelligence
This course overviews the future national security focusing on the defense and intelligence issues. The methods for the military power building and smart military forces based on science and technology are discussed. The current issues on the co-development of the defense intelligence and national intelligence for the advanced intelligence system are also discussed.
Social Cognitive Neuroscience
The advance of science and technology also brought progress to the understanding of human and society. Latest technologic and scientific knowledge is being applied to cognitive science, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, history, linguistics, forensics, and criminal psychology, and the concept of “human” and “society”, which has long been classified as the non-scientific area, is becoming the subject of scientific research. We should survey the humanities and social sciences in the scientific perspective as a member of East Asia, whose job is to create and lead a new world order. Thus, in this course, we learn to design future strategy based on social psychology.
Global Issue: Food and disease
Understanding and control of cancer and contagious disease are essential for sustainable prosperity of human-being. This lecture deals with diagnosis and treatment of various diseases and production and distribution of food resources under the context of most recent development of genetic engineering and advanced analytical tools.
Future Strategy Special Lecture
This course was created in consideration of new lecture topics on future strategies and future prospects that are needed or when new issues arise. There are no restrictions on the subject or issues discussed in the lecture and the lectures will be focused on new topics of interest within the field of future studies, such as ventures, start-ups, product planning, convergence, innovation, big data, cloud computing, trends, creativity, creation, and innovation.