Yonsei University Department of Sociology

Welcome to the Yonsei Sociology Department!

In 1918, Horace Horton Underwood, the third president of Yonsei (then Chosen Christian College), offered the first sociology course in Korea. Since its inception in 1972, the Yonsei Sociology Department has produced a number of graduates and sociologists who apply sociological insights and knowledge in their daily lives and contribute to society in a variety of ways. The Yonsei sociology department not only leads the field of sociology in Korea, but also provides a sociological perspective on the present and future of our changing world.