Korean Language and Literature
The Department of Korean Language and Literature was established in 1981. Upon graduation a Korean major student will have a variety of career opportunities, such as high school teacher, press editor, writer, poet, journalist, professor, literature and professional positions in companies.
The primary objective is the training of individuals who are well adapted to the globalization of the world and have a critical understanding of Korean language, literature and society.
There are both undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate program offers a variety of courses ranging from basic courses such as Korean Linguistics, Classical Literature, and Contemporary Literature. In their senior year, students are required to submit an undergraduate thesis before graduation. This thesis is a demonstration of the students’ critical reading and writing abilities. The graduate program is designed to train research scholars in Korean language and literature.
Vision after Graduation
Korean majors enjoy a wide variety of career opportunities. Many of our graduates are currently working in major business corporations, trading companies, news media, publishing houses. Teaching is another popular career option for Korean majors. A significant number of students complete the training and study for teaching certificates and become junior and senior high school teachers. Additionally many of our graduates choose further study in graduate school.