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College of Liberal Arts

Department of German Language and Literature

Introduction

Our department, which has inherited humanistic traditions, places its educational objective in fostering universal education and leading personalities, while training experts in German that can actively participate in the modern tides of globalization.

At the same time, students can take courses in German conversation and reading, Translation of German writings and research in German language and literature in order to enhance their abilities to understand Western culture, including that of Germany's, as well as to have a criticizing and creative receptiveness as a Korean.

The academic objectives are:

First, to train conversation abilities under skilled faculty and to enhance abilities to employ conversational German and academic German.

Second, in the case of German literature classes, to help students understand German literature, literary prose and German culture.

Third, in the case of German language classes, students learn the German development process and linguistic functions to hone their skills in using modern German.

Fourthly, to positively perform academic discussion and writing practices for students in small group.

History

This was established as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of German Language and Literature on 09, 1979. After the separation of the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Sciences, it became the College of Liberal Arts Department of German Language and Literature. In 1999, it was integrated with the Department of French Language and Literature to become the College of Liberal Arts Department of Western Language and Literature, but in 2005, it was returned to the College of Liberal Arts Department of German Language and Literature. There are currently a total of 146 students, including 36 freshmen, 37 sophomores, 33 juniors and 40 seniors.

Job Fields

There is growing number of fields for employment since the reunification of Germany. Some go into trade, banks, airlines, translation, interpretation, teacher or public employees, while other find employment with publishing or magazine companies.
In particular, there are many overseas study opportunities because Germany does not require overseas students to pay for classes.
Instructor certifications: 4 selected for German classes.

Faculty

  • Kang, Kil Ho, Professor

    - Michigan State Univ., 1991, Advertising, Communication Theory

    kilho@yu.ac.kr
  • Park, Han Woo, ProfessorHomepage

    - State University of New York at Buffalo, 2002, Internet and Multi-media

    hanpark@ynu.ac.kr
  • Bae, Hyuhn-Suhck, ProfessorHomepage

    - Michigan State Univ., 1998, Broadcasting and New media

    baehyuhn@ynu.ac.kr
  • Ahn, Euijin, Professor

    - Michigan State Univ., 2001, Advertising

    adahn@ynu.ac.kr
  • Joo, Hyoungil, ProfessorHomepage

    - Univ. de Paris V (Univ. Rene Descartes), 1999, Communication

    spdm@yumail.ac.kr

※ sorted by the position and Korean name

Curriculum

Curriculum
1-1
UNDERSTANDING ADVERTISING
This class introduces the substance of advertising. The processes of production of advertising, the advertising planning and strategic, the components of advertising will be discussed so that students can understand the overall phenomena related to advertising.
1-1
CONVERGENCE- AND INTEGRATION-BASED THINKING AND WRITING
The ability of analyzing and solving problems is emphasized as one of the conditions for survival in the 21st century and one of the core elements of creative capabilities. This course was designed to cultivate convergence- and integration-based creative capabilities, which are integrated problem-solving capabilities to collect, analyze and process knowledge and information by reinforcing the ability of analyzing and solving problems, recreate it in a synthetic fashion, and express it effectively through speech and writing. The course will help the students cultivate their synesthesia thinking and communication skills based on sympathy with other human beings, understanding of the community, and positivity or Gongseong that is sought after by Yeungnam University. Its ultimate goals are to promote the students' creative knowledge development and reinforce their writing capabilities consistently through "convergence- and integration-based thinking and writing as a problem-solving approach."
1-1
PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students develop basic English verbal skills in real life situations. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with basic English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to practice speaking English utilizing basic English structures. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-1
PRACTICAL CHINESE(I)
This course is for students just beginning to learn Chinese. The most difficult aspect of learning Chinese is pronunciation. So, first of all, in this course students will learn how to pronounce Chinese correctly. Then, through topics of daily life conversation, students will learn the basic communication skills Chinese as well as basic grammar.
1-1
SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
1-1
WORLD ISSUES IN ENGLISH
This subject exposes students to the expressions and items of current english used in english journals such as Time or Newsweek. A deeper and wider view on international affairs dealt in those magazines can be formed via reading a variety of articles, which is hard get elsewhere.
1-2
INTERMEDIATE READING IN ENGLISH
Through various American and English prose writings, this course is designed to help students understand the background of American and English cultures, their ways of thinking and expression.
1-2
ETHICAL ISSUES IN INTERNET AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
The purpose of class is to help students understand a number of online ethical issues including socio-cultural changes associated with mobile media. Further, newly emerging cooperation and governance issues in human-robot interaction are also discussed. Artificial intelligence is everywhere and students are required to learn how to empower themselves in the digital transformation era.
1-2
PRACTICAL CHINESE(II)
This course is for students who successfully completed Practical Chinese(I). Students should be aware of basic Chines grammar and can speak a little Chinese. This course will focus on a little more advanced grammar and expressions. Utilizing a variety of common everyday situations, students will practice what they have learned in Practical Chinese (I)
1-2
ACADEMIC ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students increase their fluency and accuracy in English. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with an opportunity to practice English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to enhance their verbal skills by actively participating in classroom activities. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-2
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION
This course introduces the basic concepts and theories of communication and helps students to understand the communication as science.

Contact

  • +82-53-810-2180
  • +82-53-810-4754