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The Division of German Culture aims to cultivate students’ knowledge of liberal arts. To this end, students are expected to read and analyze German literature, one of the pillars of the world’s culture. In addition, we encourage students to be skilled in the language to introduce German cultural trends to Korea. The introduction and application of the different foreign culture will, not only enrich Korean culture, but also contribute to promoting relations between German-speaking countries and Korea. We provide a variety of interesting courses to look into many aspects of German culture that hides brilliant and diverse cultural achievements behind its seemingly stiff image. The courses focus on the reading of literary works by world-class German writers such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Reiner Maria Rilke, and Friedrich Schiller. We also cover the study of German cultural achievements by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and other German musicians.

Academic Goals

The goals of our Division of German Culture is based on our ideals of education to improve students’ personality through liberal arts education, and to enhance Students’ communication skills in German needed to reinforce international relations of Korea, and to diversify Korean culture by introducing German culture to Korea and adapting foreign cultures of German speaking countries to our own.

Extracurricular Academic Activities

Oktoberfest - every October
German Language and Literature Annual Performances

[1st performance] 「Andorra」- Marx Frisch, 1993. 11. 18~19
[2nd performance] 「Der gute Mensch von Sezuan」- Bertolt Brecht, 1994. 11. 10~11
[3rd performance] 「Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi」- Friedrich Durenmatt, 1995. 11. 22~23
[4th performance] 「Traume」- Gunter Eich, 1996. 11. 12~13
[5th performance] 「Mutter Courage und Ihre Kinder」- Bertolt Brecht 1997. 11. 20~21
[6th performance] 「Die Dreigroschenoper」- Bertolt Brecht 1999. 11. 2~3
[7th performance] 「Die chinesiche Mauer」- Marx Frisch, 2000. 11. 22~23
[8th performance] 「Furcht und Elend des Drriten Reiches」- Bertolt Brecht 2001. 11. 15~17
[9th performance] 「Der zerbrochene Krug」- Heinrich von Kleist, 2002. 11. 13~15
[10th performance] 「Die Liebelei」- Arthur Schnitzler, 2003. 11. 20~21
[11th performance] 「Die Hose」- Carl Sternheim, 2004. 11. 25~26
[12th performance] 「Der Tiefseefisch」- Marieluise Fleisser, 2005. 12. 1~2
[13th performance] 「Die Physiker」- Friedrich Durenmatt, 2006. 11. 30~12. 1
[14th performance] 「Der Besuch der alten Dame」- Friedrich Durenmatt, 2007. 11. 27~30
[15th performance] 「Leonce und Lena」- Georg Buchner, 2008. 12. 3~5
[16th performance] 「Woyzeck」- Georg Buchner, 2009. 11. 26~27

Career Opportunities

As Germany has emerged as a dominant power in Europe since the inception of the European Union, the importance of its language is also growing. Against this backdrop, graduates of our Department are actively working in various fields such as overseas education institutes, language institutes, government agencies, domestic or foreign companies, organizations under the European Union, multinational firms, German companies, advertising agencies, mass media, publishing, journalism, interpretation, translation, culture industries, and education. Some of them are dispatched as diplomats or foreign correspondents. Besides, graduates may enter the graduate schools of liberal arts or of education for further study.


 Basis German I  Theme Excursion in Germany I
 Introduction to History of German LiteratureI 2  German Bourgeoisie and Literature
Hearing and Speaking German I Research of German Cultural Trends
Theory of German Modern Drama Drama and Visual Arts in German Expressionism
Portrayal of the Times in German Films German Literature of the 20th Century
German Literature and German Arts General Seminar on German Language and Literatur
General Seminar on German Language and LiteraturⅡ German Exile Literature
Seminar on ThesisⅠ Basis German Ⅱ
Understanding of German Sentence Structure Seminar in GDR - Writers
Planing of Subjecttour in EU IIⅠ Hearing and Speaking GermanⅡ
German Conversation German Womanliterature
The Occidental Literature and Utopia German Composition
Germanhistory and Languagechange Methods of Research in Modern Korean Literature
The Exercise of the German Composition Practical Exercise of German-ConversationⅠ
Practice in Text Travslation Modern German Poetry
Topics in German Literature Introduction to History of German LiteratureⅠ
Seminar of German Drama Tendency of Recent German Literature
Appreciation of DDR-Literature German Literature and Visual Arts
Study of German Material & Method of Orientation Comprehension of German Novel
Survey of German Dramas Culture of German Architecture
Languistics and Adjacentscience Modern Interpretation of German Fairy Tale
History of German Film and Drama Labor and Leisure in Germany
Trade-Business German Understanding of the German Society l
German Literature of the 19th Century EU Culture and Journey
German Culture Circle Research on German Mass Culture
Exercise in German Linguistics Introduction to the Study of German Cultural Contents
EU Culture and Korea Society Myth and German Literature
Local German language Ⅰ German-Literature and Sex
Practical Exercise of German-ConversationⅡ Exploration of German Area
The Unification of Germany and the Literatur Advanced German Conversation
Reading in German Short Novel German Literature and Opera
Tendency of Modern German Linguistics Seminar on ThesisⅡ
German Youth Literature Theory of German Teaching
Understanding of Sociolinguistics Planing of Subjecttour in EUⅡ
Understanding of German Arts Practice and Grow of German Vocabulary
Dialect and Standard Language Art Movies and the German Culture
Understanding of the German SocietyⅡ Studies of German Semantics
Contemporary German Poetry A Travel to German Literature
Practical Course of German ConversationⅡ The Newest Subject of German Society