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Humanities

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Humanities
In-depth study of Korean culture and world cultures

The College of Humanities is taking the integral role in the university education by teaching and research on the topics of learning theories and application methods in humanities. Having the broad purpose of research in the humanities and realization of creative spirit, which are fundamentals of learning, the College of Humanities is not only for the success of the culture of the ancient Baekje Kingdom and Korean traditional thought but also to nurture young intellectuals with advanced knowledge.

Tel+82-42-821-5312 Homepagehttps://human.cnu.ac.kr/
Korean Language and Literature

Nowadays, when Korean language education is expanding into fields such as structural research and analysis of technique, we not only use our language to compose many kinds of works but also to promote the Korean national self-image through literary appreciation and criticism. The Department of Korean Language and Literature has three major fields of study -- Korean language, classical literature, and contemporary literature. Language students learn about the structure of the Korean language and its particular characteristics. We study our language using scientific methods in order to promote better daily language use. Furthermore, we investigate Korean language trends. Students of classical literature study ancient and modern works. We understand and appreciate the thoughts of our ancestors and get wisdom from their works. Contemporary literature students read the works of writers of the period after the modern Korean age. All of these works display present-day Korean feelings.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from Korean language and Literature Department choose various kinds of jobs, depending on their abilities and interests. First of all, they can continue their study by entering graduate school for the purpose of being professors, Korean language specialists, poets, novelists, playwrights, and so on. After finishing professional teaching courses, they can be teachers in middle or high schools, or lecturers in educational institutes. Furthermore, they can get jobs as columnists, producers, or announcers in radio or television broadcasting stations or newspaper publishing companies.

Faculty
[Kim, Jinsoo]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Korean Linguistics
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6506
[Hwang, Induk]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Classic Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6508
[Kyung, Ilnam]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Classic Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6509
[Son, Chansik ]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Classic Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6501
[Kim, Jungtae]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Korean Linguistics
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5322
[Lee, Hyeong-Kwon]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Modern Korean Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5323
[Song, Kisub]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Modern Korean Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5330
[Kim, Jinyoung]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Classic Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5326
[Hong, Haewon]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Modern Korean Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6502
[Yun, Seokjin]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Modern Korean Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5328
[Lee, Kum-young]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Korean Linguistics
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5324
[Kim, Ki-young]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Classic Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6505
Curriculum
English Language and Literature

The Department of English offers programs in British and American literature and various fields of English linguistics, giving students opportunities to learn many aspects of the English language. Students can choose to emphasize either literature or linguistics. Literary courses, divided according to genres and periods, lay great emphasis on teaching how to delve into human nature as it is demonstrated in the great literary works of all time and on teaching English through literature, one of the best tools to learn about language and culture. In linguistics, courses are offered in English grammar, semantics, phonetics, syntax, and English education. The study of these fundamental elements of the language brings students to an atmosphere where English governs all. It is highly recommended, in this respect, that those wishing to major in English have basic language skills such as grammar, vocabulary, speaking, reading, and writing abilities. The department runs language laboratories where students practice and develop their skills through English as a Second Language (ESL) programs that are offered at various levels of difficulty. The purpose of the department is to educate students to be competitive in this global age with their superior knowledge in English or prepared for the further study of literature or linguistics either at home or abroad for their future careers. Many graduates continue their studies at graduate school, either in this department or in one of professional schools requiring a strong background in English.

Career Opportunities

English majors have ample chances to get employment in many fields, English being a vital tool in any workplace. Some gain careers in companies, financial institutions, government offices, schools, research centers, to name a few, while others go abroad to continue their studies.

Faculty
[Sungshim Hong]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : English Syntax; Comparative Syntax; Syntactic Acquisition
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6519
[Sang Cheol Lee]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Semantic and Syntactic Theory; Lexical Semantics; Pragmatics; Categorial Grammar; Mathematical Linguistics
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6516
[Sun Jung Moon]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : British and American Drama; American Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6563
[Myung Joo Kim]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Contemporary American Novels from Religious Perspectives; Contemporary American Culture
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5337
[Mihyun Baek]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Functional/Cognitive Linguistics
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5338
[Young Won Park]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Areas of research and teaching specialization include John Milton;
    17th Century English Poetry; Renaissance; Shakespeare; Film and Literature; Bible and Theology
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6520
[Jong-Seong Park]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : V.S. Naipaul; Postcolonial Literature; Cultural Studies; Joseph
  • Conrad; Malcolm Lowry; Victorian Novels; Modern & Contemporary British Novels; British Society & Culture
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5334
[Dong-oh Choi]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : British Romantics; British Modern Poetry; Ecological Critism
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6514
[Hyeon Kwan Cho]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : English Phonology and Phonetics
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6517
[Kyung-Taek Min]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : 19th Century American Novels
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6512
[Yang-Soo Jung]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Multimedia-assisted English Education; Statistical Reasoning in English Education;
    Research Methods in English Education
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6513
[Gilyoung Oh]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Critical Theory; Modern British and Irish Literature; Comparative Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6515
[Eun Kyung Park]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Modern and Contemporary British Literature; Critical Theory; Comparative Literature; Film and Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6511
[Jin Kook Joo]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : English Translation Studies
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6518
Curriculum
German Language and Literature

Germany takes a very important position in world politics, economics and culture, so the Department of German Language and Literature aims to produce intelligent students who command a broad knowledge of the language and culture of Germany. For the above purpose, the department offers the students opportunities to gain knowledge in various fields through the study of the German language and literature. At the same time, it also offers practical application of the knowledge to real life situations. Graduates can apply for jobs in such fields as literature, education, management, finance, and journalism.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the department have Career Opportunities in various fields of society including German trade companies, public offices, financial companies, industries, literature, and schools. Some of the graduates also continue their studies in graduate school.

Faculty
[Ye-Ok Oh]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5349
[Si-Taek Yu]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6448
[Hwa-Young Lee]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5344
[최문??
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5348
Curriculum
French Language and Literature

The goal of the department is to understand the culture and literature of France, as well as its people, through studying its language and making contact with the French. In order to obtain the goal, the most critical step is studying and understanding the French language. Once we truly understand the language, we can understand French art, literature, and mind-set. It is said that France is the center of intellect. Once we understand their language, it is possible to understand their intellect. There are two major sections in the department: linguistics and literature. Linguistics pertains to phonetics, synthetics, and semantics. On the other hand, literature covers poetry, novels, drama, and criticism. Through studying linguistics and literature, we can understand better the theory and worldview of the French beginning with their origins.

Career Opportunities

With our major the options are unlimited as to what we can become: a professor, a teacher, an ambassador, an author, a journalist, a publisher, a translator, as well as studying abroad, and so on.

Faculty
[Kim, Miyun]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : French Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5355
[Kim, Minsoo]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : French Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5357
[Shin, Osik]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : French Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5358
[Pak, Chanin]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : French Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5359
[Song, Jin-Seok]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : French Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5356
[Vanessa Boutbon]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : French Instructional Method
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5360
Curriculum
Chinese Language and Literature

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature aims at rearing students who contribute to the development of the nation by studying a language, a literature and a culture that are very closely related to Koreas in every way. Students learn language skills such as reading, listening, speaking, and writing acquire knowledge of ancient and modern Chinese literature; and are taught Chinese suitable for practical interchanges in such fields as current events, commerce, and tourism. Students who will take Chinese language and literature as their major are required to show their taste and interest in foreign languages, a basic understanding and knowledge of Chinese characters, a contemplative faculty in history, philosophy, language and culture, as well as a progressive spirit needed to apply their major knowledge to the augmentation of national economic and cultural prosperity.

Career Opportunities

Since we entered into diplomatic relations with China in 1992, South Koreas prospects have been brighter. Therefore, Chinese graduates can launch into various fields such as trading companies, government and other public offices, the press, and educational/academic circles.

Faculty
[Joonho, Woo]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : chinese literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5365
  • E-mail : jhwoo@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W7-464
[Kuiduck, Oem]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : chinese Poem
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5366
  • E-mail : kdoem@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W7-249
[Myung-Hak, Kim]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : chinese drama
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5368
  • E-mail : mhkim@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W7-221
[Hye-Keun, Kang]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : chinese characters
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5369
  • E-mail : hkkang@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W7-314
[Youngjong, Park]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : chinese novel
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5363
  • E-mail : yjpark@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W7-309
Curriculum
Japanese Language and Literature

Students can improve their understanding of the cultures of both Japan and Korea by learning Japanese. Indeed, through studying the literature both Japan and Korea they develop a new field of study. The departments major course is divided into linguistics and literature. Linguistics deals with phonology, morphology, and semantics, and literature includes the appreciation of Japanese literature. In addition to this, they study the relationship between Korea and Japan in the spheres of language, society, and culture. In linguistics, students learn Japanese practically so they can apply it to business and study. On the other hand, students of literary art seek aesthetic pleasure.

Career Opportunities

Graduates work as a lecturers, diplomats, writers, critics, businessmen, interpreters, publishers, editors, and researchers, while others go to Japan for the further study. Future prospects are particularly bright due to Koreas new open-door policy toward Japan.

Faculty
[Hye-young Yun]
  • Title : Assistant Professor
  • Major : Japanese Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5379
  • E-mail : yun1971@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W7-231
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[Jong-Ae keum]
  • Title : Instructor
  • Major : Japanese Language
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5379
  • E-mail : jakeum@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W7-328
  • Prepare inputs
[Myo-Hee Lee]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Japanese Language
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5375
  • E-mail : myohlee@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Dorm 7 - 120
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[Nam-ho Chang]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Japanese Literature
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5374
  • E-mail : subarasi@hanmail.net
  • Room : Dorm 8-119
  • Prepare inputs
Curriculum
Sino-Koran Literature

The Department of Classical Chinese aims to study the Classical Chinese which was grew within Chinese literary circles and became our cultural heritage, at the study and development of Classical Chinese sources, and at the training of students in these fields. Knowledge of Classical Chinese enables us to appropriately understand and take over our cultural heritage, and the study of Classical Chinese contributes to the enhancement of the national culture. The department has two major fields of study: language and literature. The field of language includes Classical Chinese orthography, phonology, and grammar. The field of literature is concerned with two parts, Classical Chinese poetry and prose. In the field of literature, students study poems, novels, essays, and literary criticism on the basis of the Confucian classics.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the department can continue their study in graduate programs. They contribute to the enhancement of the national culture through their valuable study in Classical Chinese. Further, they can engage in professional work as teachers, translators, journalists, or publishers. Also, they can work for public or private corporations.

Faculty
[Park, Woo-Hoon]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5383
[Choi, Jun-Ha]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5385
[Lee, Hyang Bae]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5386
[Lee, Hyun Jung]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5387
Curriculum
Linguistics

Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Linguists study individual languages not to communicate in them but to understand principles behind their structure, development, and variation. We encourage students to be interested in theoretical linguistics to take courses and work with faculty in our department. A major in linguistics consists of 60 hours of coursework. It includes core areas such as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. A wide range of electives is offered, about a dozen each semester. Students are exposed to humanistic as well as scientific views of language. Emphasis is given to logical thinking, experimental work, and problem-solving skills in all language matters. The linguistics graduate program has a strong theoretical orientation and our research is concerned with both the development of a general theory of human language and detailed accounts of the structure of individual languages. Currently, two tracks are offered in the Master of Arts and Ph.D. programs: theoretical linguistics and computational linguistics. The department does not offer courses in language pedagogy, linguistic therapy or historical development except at an introductory level. Government-funded research is conducted by the faculty members in the fields of dialectology, machine translation, speech synthesis, and natural language understanding.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the department work as NLP engineers, lexicographers, language teachers, flight attendants, secretaries, public servants, and reporters. Ph.D. and masters graduates are expected to take up professorships and research scientist positions.

Faculty
[Lee, Hyang-Cheon]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Semantics
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6393
[Yongkyoon No]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Computational Linguistics
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6394
[Cheol-Jae Seong]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Phonetics
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6395
[Byong-Rae Ryu]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Syntax, Theory of grammar, Semantics, Computational Linguistics
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6396
[Sang Jik Rhee]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Phonology
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6397
Curriculum
History

The Department of History aims at cultivating people of ability who can develop Koreas place in the world on the basis of a sound and broad capacity for historical thinking. Students learn to systematically view the cultural developmental processes of the East and the West. The major field of study is composed of various subjects offering a gradual introduction to oriental and occidental history.Students are able to study intensively either oriental or occidental history according to their taste and their ability to read other languages. Lectures include seminars and audio-visual instruction on historical data, and students visit historic sites annually.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can do graduate work in history and become professors. Those who complete appropriate professional courses can be secondary school teachers. Graduates can also advance into every field of society including mass media, business enterprises, public service, research institutes, and museums.

Faculty
[Kim, Yongwan]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5392
[Kim, Eungjong]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6521
[Chang, Insung]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6523
[Cha, Jeonhwan]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5393
[Chung, Soonmo]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5395
[Park, Younduk]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5397
Curriculum
Archaeology

Archaeology is the discipline involving the reconstruction, explanation and interpretation of the past through material remains from archaeological sites. The discipline is mainly concerned with artifacts and sites of prehistoric and early historic times, such as the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Ages. Archaeological artifacts include stone tools, pottery remains, metal artifacts and bones. Archaeology students devote their time and effort to both class work and field studies. They learn how to collect, analyze and interpret archaeological material by studying archaeological methods and theories. Courses regarding prehistoric and early historic cultural events of Korea, China, Japan, and other parts of the world are offered. Field training involves occasional and organized surveys, excavations and other field data processing techniques.

Career Opportunities

Students who are interested in the study of archaeology are strongly encouraged to continue their studies at graduate school. M.A. and Ph.D. programs are provided in the department. Academic positions are available for qualified students and professionals. Graduate students apply for curator positions at national and public museums and institutions. They may also develop their careers by participating in excavations of archaeological sites in Korea.

Faculty
[Park Soonbarl]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6383
[Pak, Yangjin]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6384
[Woo, Jae-Pyoung]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6385
[Yoo Yongwook ]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6386
Curriculum
Philosophy

The department is an institute of higher philosophical learning and research at the service of the whole community. Our program teaches students to understand the best of not only Eastern history but also Western philosophical achievements. Current topics include Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Greek philosophy, German philosophy, English-American philosophy, metaphysics, logic, and ethics.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can continue their studies and have teaching careers. They can also enter fields such as philosophy, journalism, and government. At present, graduates are working as teachers, businessmen, journalists, government employees, professors, pastors, and politicians. Those who complete professional courses can acquire teaching certificates for ethics or philosophy.

Faculty
[Soo-Bae Kim]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6323
[Jong-sung Lee]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6328
[Hae-Rim Yang]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6325
[Kim Sea-Jeong]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6324
[Kim Bang-Ryung]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6329
[Choi Jong-Mook]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6326
Curriculum
Korean History

The goal of the Department of Korean History is to develop wide-ranging, critical, ethically sound thought through the systematic study of Korean history. First and second grade students study the general history of ancient and modern Korea. Third and fourth grade students, undertake more specialized studies of Korean politics, economy, society, and culture. Using the resources of the Baekje Research Institute and the museum attached to Chungnam National University, and by visiting historic sites in spring and fall, students can meet with the real artifacts of the prehistoric age and Baekje culture. They also undertake detailed various scientific studies, through such activities like making rubbed copies.

Career Opportunities

Students can continue their studies in a graduate school, or go into fields related to their major such as work in museums, research institutes, the press, and public offices. More importantly, through the understanding of the various knowledge of Korean history, graduates become life guides in all fields.

Faculty
[Kim, Soo Tae]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6314
[Kim, Sang Ki]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6316
[Chang, Byung Inn]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6315
[Heo Jong]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6317
Curriculum