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College of Liberal Arts

Department of English Language and Literature

Introduction

The English language and literature major offers a wide range of courses based on the study of humanities. The objective of the Department of English Language and Literature is to foster expertise in English through international grounding and systemized knowledge.

The objective for students majoring in English language and literature is to become leaders on an international scale. English language and literature majors are encouraged in the development of both their linguistic ability and cultural awareness. Students receive a humanities-based education that prepares them to enter a competitive job market in which the knowledge of international English is fundamental.

Students obtain knowledge in their major based on the latest theories of syntax, phonetics and English pedagogics. Students can also major in a second foreign language such as Chinese or Japanese. Further employment opportunities are available by double majoring in commerce or business related fields.

Utilizing a methodic review of theories, exercises and thorough literary education, the Department of English Language and Literature fosters experts in the English language who become the thriving centerpiece of globalization.

Job Fields

A major in English language and literature prepares students for diverse careers in media, trade, interpretation, translation, writing, publishing, copywriting, as well as broadcast or written journalism. Graduates of the program are also qualified to work in international companies and government positions, e.g. as embassy staff, overseas PR officers, and foreign affairs employees. Certification is available for those seeking opportunities as middle and high school teachers.

Faculty

  • Kyeong Sik, Kim, Professor

    - Univ. of Sussex, 2000 (English Novel)

    purunsol@ynu.ac.kr
  • Kim JaeOh, Professor

    - Seoul National Univ., 2004 (English Poetry)

    kjo5@yumail.ac.kr
  • Seung-Hoon Shin, Professor

    - Indiana University at Bloomington, 1997 (Phonology, Phonetics, Morphology)

    sshin@yu.ac.kr
  • Yun, Suk-Im, Professor

    - Univ. of South Carolina at Columbia, 2000 (English Literature)

    lityun@ynu.ac.kr
  • Lee, Seung Ryul, Professor

    - State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1993 (English Criticism)

    srlee5929@yumail.ac.kr
  • Jung, Woo-hyun, Professor

    - Ball State Univ. , 1996 (¿µ¾î±³À°(TESOL))

    woohjung@ynu.ac.kr
  • Kyong-do Choi, Professor

    - Univ. of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1985 (American Novel)

    kdchoi@yu.ac.kr
  • Choe, Hyon Sook, Professor

    - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1988 (English Syntax)

    choe@ynu.ac.kr
  • Huh, Sang Moon, Professor

    - Yeungnam Univ., 1988 (English Novel)

    smhuh@yu.ac.kr
  • Jeongsub Nam, Associate Professor

    - State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007

    jsnpeace@ynu.ac.kr
  • Kyuchul Yoon, Associate Professor Homepage

    - The Ohio State Univ., 2005 (Phonetics)

    kyoon@ynu.ac.kr
  • Im, Yeeyon, Associate Professor

    - Kings College~, London Univ., 2005 (English Language and Literature)

    yyim@ynu.ac.kr
  • Jin Man Jeong, Assistant Professor

    - Texas A & M Univ., 2011 (American Novel, American travel narratives)

    jmjeong@yu.ac.kr
  • Alex Johnson, International Professor for Education

    - , 2006

    alexjohnson1970@gmail.com
  • Tiffany Leanne Ballad, International Professor for Education

    - San Jose State Univ., 2004

Curriculum

Curriculum
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.
1-1
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
PRACTICAL 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
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.
1-1
WRITING FOR STUDENTS OF HUMANITIES
The purposes of this lecture are to help students of humanities to recognize the importance of writing, to learn basic knowledges for effective writing, and to train practical writing for college life and future jobs.
1-1
THE INTRODUCTION OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN POETRY
This course aims to make students attain a liberal refined education and feel delight in reading English poems, by introducing typical lyric poems of major poets.
1-1
UNDERSTANDING OF ENGLISH LINGUISTICS
Understaning of English Linguistics is a course designed to introduce students to linguistic features of the English language. In this course, we will cover general linguistic fields in English such as English phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and historical linguistics. Throughout the class, students are expected to understand general properties of the English language.
1-2
ADVANCED READING IN ENGLISH
This course is designed for student to enhance their English proficiency up to the highest level. Its purpose is to prepare them for major course dealing with English texts. Stress will be put upon reading comprehension, the analysis of style and composition.
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
BRITISH AND AMERICAN CULTURES AND SOCIETIES
This course is an overview of British and American cultures, which will help understand the constitution of the societies and the usage of the English language. Historical developments are also examined that have contributed to the formation of contemporary British and American cultures.
1-2
UNDERSTANDING BRITISH AND AMERICAN NOVELS
This course is an introduction to the novel as a literary genre. The British and American novelists are surveyed: major novels of the 19th and 20th centuries, along with their backgrounds, are briefly discussed. For some short stories, in particular, detailed reading in English is required in order to improve the English reading skill.
1-2
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH AND AMERICAN DRAMA
In this course students are expected to gain a rather wide and concrete understanding about the essence of tragedy and comedy as well as the process in which they developed in the British and American history of drama.

Contact

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