Academics

College of Life and Applied Sciences

Cultivating professional directors in forest landscape architecture to safeguard 
the environmental spaces of humans and the Earth

Introduction

The best challenge for the 21st century’s global environment! A wise choice towards success will guarantee your future

This leading convergence department outlines a responsible scheme for the utilization of overall natural and urban environments for people. It aims to cultivate forest resources and landscape professionals through in-depth study in each major and cross-disciplinary learning across course works.

Students can choose either of the coursework in the second term of the freshman year

Landscape Architecture Coursework
  • The first Department of Landscape Architecture established in South Korea, this coursework awards a dual degree in landscape architecture in coordination with the College of Design at Iowa State University (U.S.).
  • The curriculum of this coursework is composed of theory and practice sections related to landscape design, environment design, landscape planning, landscape architecture, environmental ecology, botany, and landscape construction.
Forest Resource Coursework
  • This coursework provides education oriented towards becoming forest specialists in CAD- and GIS-assisted forest resource cultivation and preservation/management technologies, forest interpretation, forest environmental education, etc. and creates forest products processing engineers for timber utilization.
  • The curriculum of this coursework is composed of theory and practice sections related to forest recreation and healing, forest management, forest development and tree physiology, forest ecology, forest engineering, protection of forest disaster, forest water resource, timber houses, wooden furniture, bio-resource, pulp paper, etc.

Job Fields

Public employees for the government & Institutions, Government Corporations, Public Organization, Researcher, Private companies, Self-Employment Opportunities

Curriculum

Department Of Forest Resources
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    CONVERGENCE- AND INTEGRATION-BASED THINKING AND WRITING
    The ability of analyzing and solving problems is emphasized as one of the conditions for survival in the 21st century and one of the core elements of creative capabilities. This course was designed to cultivate convergence- and integration-based creative capabilities, which are integrated problem-solving capabilities to collect, analyze and process knowledge and information by reinforcing the ability of analyzing and solving problems, recreate it in a synthetic fashion, and express it effectively through speech and writing. The course will help the students cultivate their synesthesia thinking and communication skills based on sympathy with other human beings, understanding of the community, and positivity or Gongseong that is sought after by Yeungnam University. Its ultimate goals are to promote the students' creative knowledge development and reinforce their writing capabilities consistently through "convergence- and integration-based thinking and writing as a problem-solving approach."
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    FOREST AND WATER RESOURCES
    Today, the importance of water is being emphasized as shortage of water resources, floods, and the river contamination raise serious social problems. This course is designed to have a right understanding of water resources by studying relation between water and forest quantitatively and understanding water which is source of lives. This subject is also concerned with method of watershed management in order to get good water continuously from forest land.
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    PRACTICAL ENGLISH
    The aim of the course is to help students develop basic English verbal skills in real life situations. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with basic English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to practice speaking English utilizing basic English structures. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
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    SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
    1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
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    SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION AND SERVICE
    This course is to cultivate community sense as members of society and the global village for students in order to develop the basic knowledge required as global citizens. Especially, this course is to foster the spirit of cooperation, sharing, service, and creativity and study the social contribution and leadership to solving the challenges the global community faces. As a liberal arts course, it is centered to nurture a leader having the global capability to contribute to community development through learning the knowledge and the case on the value & logic of social responsibility focused on environmental preservation, social contribution, and good governance(ESG). This course aims to foster a generous mind, learn knowledge and technology and build the capacity to contribute to building a society towards a safer and happier world through the study of theory and practice.
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    INTRODUCTION TO LIFE SCIENCE
    In this course, students learn the topics of cell biology, structure, and function, reproduction, genetics, physiology, development, diversity, evolution, and ecology. This course is an introductory course (even for non-science major students) which emphasizes the organization of biological systems integrated with major principles and new discoveries. The ultimate aim is to help students learn the process of science, like promoting skills of observation, perception, and reasoning based on the working knowledge in biological world, and gain an appreciation of the importance that biology plays in our lives.
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    READING AND DISCUSSION
    This class aims to make students realize the joy of readings as well as understand the deep structure of their own lives by reading and criticizing literatures such as poems and novels. Further, this class attempts to have students learn the wisdom and courage with which they will perform the true value of their own lives.
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    SOFTWARE AND AI
    Software and AI (Artificial Intelligence) course aims to educate the basic concepts of software and computational thinking to use them in various applications. It allows students of various majors to experience the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution, such as big data, machine learning, and AI. It also introduces various applications of AI so that students can easily apply these technologies to their field of study. This course classifies the lecture types into three categories, and adjust the lecture difficulty according to the student's academic ability.
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    FOREST INFOMATICS
    Forest informatics is the combined science of Forestry and informatics, with a special emphasis on collection, management, and processing of data, information and knowledge, and the incorporation of informatic concepts and theories specific to enrich forest management and forest science; it has a similar relationship to library science and information science.
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    INTRODUCTION TO FOREST PRODUCTS
    The vision of how to use the wood, which is obtained through environmentally friendly management of a forest, is presented : The human shall maintenance the forest as the sustainable forest for example, the tropical forest protection, and so forth, by the change of the earth environment in 21 century.
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    DENDROLOGY PRACTICE
    field practices of dendrology : Field observation of major forest tree species, collection of specimens and their identification and classification.
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    FOREST SURVEYING
    Lectures on theories of forest land surveying methods using equipment sets such as Plane Table, Compass, Levels, Transit etc. necessary for forest land classification for making management plan and basic plan of forest road.
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    FOREST SURVEYING PRACTICE
    Field work on technique for use of various surveying equipment sets such as Plane Table, Compass, Levels, Transit etc. for forest surveying.
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    DENDROLOGY
    Momenclature, classification and identification of forest trees and their ecology, geographical distribution, utilization, etc.
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    FOREST RESOURCES MEASUREMENT
    Lectures on theory and techniques for measurement of diameter, height, age, and growth of the trees; calculation of volume of felled, standing trees, and forest stand; preparation of the volume and yield table.
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    WOOD PROCESSING
    Wood-moisture relationship; drying of timber; properties of wood composite products.
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    CAREER DESIGN
    1. Summary of the course This course is to let the students to set the career goal at the early stage of university life through systematic and continuous counselling and instruction on CRM achievement and change of career designed by the students after the admission to the university. This course is to let the students attain career management method and edit, complement and confirm the CRM in a systematic manner by self analysis and analysis of employment competence while the course is being taught. Also, this course is to utilize video lecture as the secondary teaching material to let the students have competency in employment. 2. Course objectives This course is to assist to the enrolled students in designing their own employment plan for themselves by the education of drafting application materials for employment (resume, statement of purpose and application forms), communication skills and presentation skills. Furthermore, the course ultimate goal of guiding the students to systematically design (manage) CRM at each grade of the university with the counselling by the supervising professor until the time of graduation.
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    CONSERVATION ENGINEERING OF FOREST ENVIRONMENT
    Lectures on rehabilitations through silvicultural control and engineering method for disaster by human and climate fators in the forest.
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    FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
    The basic theories and knowledge are learned in the forest management class are applied to the forest management field. Various business management evaluations and forest management plan establishment are practiced.
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    PRACTICE OF FOREST ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION
    Practices on technique for water budget, water quality, silvicultural control and engineering method for disaster and watershed management in the forest.
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    TEACHING METHODOLOGY OF AGRONOMY
    This course is an introductory course in Education for prospective teachers majored in agronomy. The course is to study historical background, educational purpose and analysis of educational course of middle and high school.
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    TREE PHYSIOLOGY
    Fundamentally structure, vegetative and reproductive growth of trees, and photosynthesis, absorption of nutrition and water, respiration and transpiration, physiology of seeds and seedling, growth regulators, internal and external factors affecting growth, etc.
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    WOOD ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE
    Lectures on the characteristics and utilization of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin of wood as well as wood environment resources affecting natural environment in global warming era.
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    FOREST ECOLOGY
    Forest vegetation analysis, plant succession, nutrient cycling etc. In forest ecosystem, relation between growth and environmental factors such as climatic and topographic factors and also ecosystem affected by pollutants.
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    FOREST INFOMATICS
    This course deals with damages by human and climate factors such as frost or heat, forest fires; characteristics of various diseases, symptoms and their control; general entomology, characteristics of damage due to insect and pests; and principles and practical control methods of insect and pests.
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    FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
    Lecture on the forest management adequate for forest situation in Korea on the basis of fundamental theories, knowledge and facts underlined in forest management. Main contents are management factors in forest, principles of forest management, growth, final age, rotation, normal forest, organization of forest management, regulation of the cutting volume and preparation of the working plan.
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    WOOD IDENTIFICATION
    Reference source and guide for the identification of commercial timber species; gross and minute structural characteristics of wood leading to identification.
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    FOREST ENGINEERING
    Lectures with emphasis on planning, surveying and design of forest road for logging, transportation of timber, equipments etc.
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    FOREST RECREATION & WELFARE PRACTICE
    Practice various survey, analysis, interpretation, and planning techniques of forest recreation & welfare, and establish a forest recreation & welfare plan based on field surveys.
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    LOGIC AND LOGICAL WRITING IN AGRICULTURE
    The purpose of this course is to help students majoring in various fields in agriculture to improve their abilities for logical thinking and logical problem-solving, and to further strengthen the ability for them to write in a logical and critical manner.
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    PRACTICES FOR MODELING OF FOREST PROTECTION & MANAGEMENT
    This course help students to practice modeling arts and coding techniques for making decisions with regard to the organization, use, and conservation of forests and related resources.
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    WOOD HOUSE DESIGN
    Wood house is an universal dwelling type in developed country due to eco-friendly and minimize the use of energy. The wood house design is more important on the introduction of the concept of green building. Lectures on designing how to use wood in building wood house.
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    FOREST RECREATION & WELFARE
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    MODELING FOR FOREST PROTECTION & MANAGEMENT
    Modeling for forest protection and management is the art and science of making decisions with regard to the organization, use, and conservation of forests and related resources. Forests may be actively managed for timber, water, wildlife, recreation, or a combination thereof under the risk of forest disasters (e.g., foret fires, landslides, floods, and disease). In this course, the decisions to discuss many different methods and to formulate and solve the related models with spreadsheets means that each application have to be a simplification of models used in actual decision making for wisely managing forests.
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    SILVICULTURE AND PRACTICES
    Principles and field practices for technique of establishment of good forest stand ; forest tree seed, nursery operation of seedling raising and vegetative propagation technique, tending technique of forest and forest land, and silvicultural system of natural regeneration.
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    FOREST TREE BREEDING
    Theory and technique of forest tree improvement ; basic concept of forest genetics, and breeding methods including hybridization, selection, mutation and introduction with emphasis of provenance test, seed orchard establishment, progeny test and experimental design, etc.
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    METHOD & RESEARCH OF AGRONOMY TEACHING MATERIALS
    Introduction to methods and techniques employed in investigation and reporting educational problems. Suggested for all candidates in education for undergraduate degrees. In addition, this course deals with methodological issues and problems in education.
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    NATURAL PARK MANAGEMENT
    Field practice on the forest management planning, silvicultural operation, forest surveying, forest road design, and forest products in the forest.
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    WOOD ADHESIVES & PANEL ENGINEERING
    Types and properties of wood adhesives; physical parameters affecting reconstituted wood products; industrial standard and quality control; markets.
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    WOOD PRESERVATION
    Theory of wood protection; types of wood preservatives; types of fungus for wood deterioration; method of protection for wood cultural assets.
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    FOREST SURVEYING PRACTICE
    Field work on technique for use of various surveying equipment sets such as Plane Table, Compass, Levels, Transit etc. for forest surveying.
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    FIELD PRACTICE FOR FOREST RESOURCES
    Practicum in various forestry job opportunities such as Korea Forest Service, National Forest Research Institute, National Forestry Cooperative Federation, Korea Forest Welfare Institute, Korea Forestry Promotion Institute, Korea Institute of Arboretum Management, Forestry Engineering Office, Tree Hospital, Forest Welfare Office, etc.
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    FOREST RESOURCES POLICY
    The course deals with general background, brief history and general principle of forest policy, public regulation on forestry, fostering measures to forestry, introduction to forest policy of foreign countries.
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    WOOD FURNITURE DESIGN
    Theory of furniture production; testing fastening system; frame construction; design of furniture.
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    FOREST RESOURCES COMPREHENSIVE PRACTICE
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    FOREST THERAPY PRACTICE
    The theory and practice of forest therapy and related natural resources are discussed as multi-functional forest management, which developed from traditional timber-produced forestry to forest welfare. This course includes the historical and cultural considerations of the culture landscape, the history of human health recovery, and the natural therapy resources. Various cases, application programs, and field practices of forest healing are surveyed in the field trip. In addition, field trips are conducted by visiting forest healing institutions to understand the developing forest healing programs, forest healing management techniques, and policy application.
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    FOREST WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
    Lectures on the properties, phenomena, and distribution of water for the hydrologic cycle and in forest land, and the forest influences upon the phenomena in hydrological process, and also their application to the water resources conservation through watershed management.
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    INTERNATIONAL NATURAL ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT
    This course is to help students to understand global environmental issues, such as climate change, REDD+, ODA, in the field of forestry.

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