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.
As citizens in a globalizing, technology-driven world, students will take a range of courses, from traditional courses on literature and comparative theory to courses in film and media literacy. The CLC major will train students to recognize increasingly cosmopolitan means through which cultures meet, mingle, and achieve hybridity in our contemporary society. CLC should be an excellent springboard for those wishing to enter graduate school in the fields of literature, law, or medicine. Students may also engage in careers related to creative writing, the performing arts, mass media, and new business ventures that require creativity and innovation.