90 STUDENTS are waiting for their
professor in a classroom looking somewhat excited. "Hello, everyone." A
professor with a very familiar voice comes in. At once, the students can notice
him. The moderator of "MBC 100 Minutes Debate" : Prof. Son Seok-hee.
The "Issue and
Debate" (COM2112/ three-credits/ elective major subject) is a course sharing
interest about social issues. It is a new class which has never been tried in
the Dept. of Mass Comm. in Yonsei Univ. Announcer Son Seak-hee takes charge in
this class as a visiting professor. The grades are evaluated by exam (60%),
assignment (30%) and participation (10%).
For about four
weeks, Prof. Son generally gives a lecture about the theory of communication and
journalism. After that, students have group debates about social issues
analyzing radio and TV programs. Around two field tours including visiting
the studio of "100 Minutes Debate" are also planned. Some other guest lecturers
will be invited this semester, too.
(Soph., Dept. of English Lang. & Lit.), one of the students in the
class says, "Of course I was interested in Prof. Son, but I also wanted to hear
voices from famous members of society through this lecture." To these students,
"I do not teach Yonseians speech techniques. I want to talk with students about
various issues in our society," says Son Seak-hee.
In the first class
on Sept. 1, over 140 students filled the classroom. It shows how
many Yonseians have a big interest in this class. It is expected that many
Yonseians can enlarge their point of view and study our society with the present