Dept. of Korean Language & LiteratureCollege of Humanities
- Tel : 82-031-379-0420
- Room : 3321
Our Department of Korean Language and Literature focuses on the research of the Korean language and its literature through which the lives and minds of Korean people are shaped. The study is largely divided into three areas, Korean linguistics, classical, and modern literature. Modern literature of Korea departed from classical literature at the late 19th Century. We not only share common features of the department of Korean language and literature with other universities, but also have several distinctive characteristics of our own: The atmosphere of cherishing freedom and autonomy, profound interest in society and history, a progressive viewpoint of the world, and solidarity abound at our Department. It is said that students majoring in Korean Language and Literature often have difficulty finding a career after their graduation, but this is no longer a case. The Department of Korean Language and Literature provides students with the joy of learning while at school and meaningful opportunities after graduation. Therefore, we welcome continuous commitments and challenges from students with enthusiasm and an interest in human beings and their language and writings.
Academic activities are actively carried out on an individual basis in and out of the school as in other academically focused universities, although there is no research institute or project at an organizational level.
Academic activities of our department center around academic associations for linguistics (Naratmalssam), classics, poetry, novels (Nonumaegi), and creative writing (Clear Sunshine). In addition, there are circles to exercise and perform cultural activities such as traditional percussion music (Hanasori), singing (Hanuljigi), and drama (Haje). Every late autumn, the outcome of their study and practicing is made public at the academic conference (Students’ Association Festival) and the culture festival (Alliance Festival). These academic and cultural activities of our students are supported by the Social Science Sub-Committee and Editorial Division (Chang).
The Department of Korean Language and Literature aims to cultivate the following skills.
- General understanding of language and literature, the most basic and pivotal subject of humanities
- Ability to enjoy and analyze various aspects of Korean as a language and various phenomena of its imaginary structure
- Ability to reflect and practice the lives, thoughts and history of Koreans that are linked to the universal value of humanity
Concept of Talent
Professionals who can contribute to the development of Korea and the world with understanding and affection of Korean culture
Research education (researchers, professors, tutors, Korean language teachers for foreigners or various literary research institutes), creative writing (such as literature, scriptwriting, and criticism, publication (literary magazine, publisher, editor), culture areas (drama film, artists, cultural organizations), media (newspaper, broadcasting), advertisement, etc.