Korean Language and Literature
Understand life feeling of our nation, life style, philosophy, and excellency of Korean language and Korean alphabet.
The Department of Korean Language and Literature aims to allow students to systematically understand the characteristics of the Korean language by exploring materials and literature that are language related. The department fosters future-oriented and independent thinkers who have a clear acknowledgement about Korea’s status and role in the world today, which is achieved by understanding the emotions, customs, and life philosophes of Koreans, and recognize the excellence of the Korean language and Korean literature. The Department of Korean Language and Literature is comprised of three fields, which include Korean Language, Classical Literature, and Contemporary Literature. The field of Korean Language takes a linguistic approach in order to conduct research, and it further examines the Korean language from ancient to modern times. The field of Classical Literature lets the students analyze literary compositions, which date from ancient times to the Korean enlightenment era, that enable them to comprehensively understand Korean literature. The field of Contemporary Literature provides an understanding of all literature, which dates from the Korean enlightenment era, and it also strives to bring out a sense of creativity in the students. The underlying goal is to create a desire to write and create literature that fits modern standards. Also, the Department of Korean Language and Literature provides academic field trips every semester in order to provide the students with an opportunity to engage in on-site practical learning and develop a stronger sense of belonging with the department.
Demonstrate the excellence of the Korean language in both oral and written form, while assisting the students form their own independent self-awareness and consciousness as global citizens.
Understand the lives of our ancestors via a scientific and systematized analysis of the Korean language and Korea literature and build an academic foundation in order to lead to new value creation.
Foster specialists who can contribute to the development of the field of linguistics and literature.
Career Path after Graduation
There are various job opportunities that are open to graduates. The alumni from the Department of Korean Language and Literature have displayed outstanding performances in politics, businesses, newspaper companies, broadcasting media, academia, publishing, religious institutions, and the literary world.
Also, graduates who have completed the Korean education curriculum are able to work at middle schools and high schools after obtaining a 2nd level certificate in the Korean language. More specifically, the scope of the jobs for graduates can include public relations/general staff in companies, positions in various research institutes, and the literary world. They may also continue to pursue graduate studies in order to walk the path of an academic scholar.