Founded in 2005, Underwood Division (UD) is the oldest division at UIC with five specialized majors combined by a rigorous common curriculum program, emphasizing core reasoning and communication skills. UD students may choose from five majors covering humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
During their first-year of study, all Underwood Division students will be involved in a residential college life at the Yonsei International Campus, where they will take common curriculum courses with students from other UIC divisions, introductory courses to majors and various electives. Starting from their second year, students will move to the Sinchon Campus, where they will take the courses of their respective majors, electives, UIC seminars and other common curriculum courses.
The CLC major seeks to question cultural identity, cultural hybridity, national literatures, and contemporary media literacy. As such, the CLC major is designed to encompass the tools and methods of "Cultural Studies." We understand "literature" to include not only traditional forms such as the novel, poetry, or drama, but also to include texts of cultural theory, historical artifacts, film, media, and the arts.