Did you know that you can create your own major by using multiple majors? ST introduced a way to create your own major and interviewed a Soongsilian who has already created his own major ................... Ed
How satisfied are you with your major? Not everyone is going to give it a perfect score. Let us introduce you to this school contest. IoT Network, Philosophy of Science, Consilience Human and Human-Centered Social, Ubiquitous Biomedical Engineering, and Planning of Design and Communication are the names of majors selected through DIY self-designed convergence major contest. This contest requires students to design courses that they want to strategically complete in consideration of their desired career paths. If the proposed major is selected, all of the Soongsilians can take the courses of his or her major. For further information, refer to the FUN system, which is an extracurricular program information system, or the Center for Curricular Innovation. ST conducted a more practical and vivid interview with the winner of the 2017 contest, Kang Jeon-wan (School of Electrical Engineering, 17), who designed and completed the convergence major of IoT Network.
ST: Please tell us more about your major.
Kang: Not long ago, I changed the name of my convergence major to IoT System, not IoT Network. Originally, I was going to learn network-oriented subjects, but the IoT changed a little faster, so after that, SSU also created related tracks that can accommodate it. This major will follow the IoT track of School of Software to take system-related subjects.
ST: What happened after you were given the opportunity to design this major?
Kang: I tried to combine the basic software knowledge that I learned when I was in high school with the hardware knowledge that I learned in my first major. However, it was extremely difficult for me, so I decided to learn more about software.
ST: What are some of the difficulties that you encountered during the course of completion?
Kang: Putting foundation subjects of major in the convergence major is impossible, so I’m taking a course of this major for the first time since I became a sophomore, but I’m not sure if my curriculum is properly built because there’s no precedent.
ST: What was the judgment process of the competition?
Kang: After submitting the plan, the first confirmation was determined by the Center for Curricular Innovation and the professor there gave me feedback to revise my convergence curriculum.
ST: What are the advantages of the convergence major?
Kang: You can choose and learn from a variety of departments that you are interested in. When the student’s grade and the grade of course completion do not match, the school will help the student with the enrollment. If you complete the course without any problems, your diploma will include your first major and convergence major.
ST: Will you recommend this?
Kang: Yes, I totally recommend it!
Lee Hae-been (News Editor)