Department of English Literature
Course Descriptions


British and American Short Stories

In this course, modern and contemporary British and American novels are read and discussed to understand British and American literature and culture. At the same time, excellent sentence examples of British and American short stories are used to enhance the capabilities to read, understand and write English. It also aims to cultivate the understanding of major British and American writers, cultural attainments, and a wide-ranging way of thinking.

Strolling in English Literature
In this introduction to the study of English literature, students read poems, novels, proses, and dramas to help them kindle interest in and better understand English literature. They also study the political, social and historical backgrounds of major works and their literary techniques. They also participate in “strolling in literature” that considers the developmental backgrounds of writers and the locational and periodic environment wherein the works were written.

English Fairy Tale Telling
Students study and learn skills to vividly deliver characters, animals, and events to prepare them for when they read or recite fairy tales to kindergarten and elementary school students after graduation.

English Language Lab
Students practice using expressions which are frequently used in daily life and memorize and put into use what they learn in the class through review and self-study.

Audio-Book Listening and Discussion
This course is designed to build listening and speaking capabilities. Students are given an audio book for the one-semester course which they listen to and discuss its content to develop vocabulary, sentence-formation, and discussion capabilities. Through active discussions, students study the plot, characters, conflicts, symbols, and development of an argument in the audio book.

FLEX English (1)
This course uses the detailed contents of FLEX as material for lectures and practice to improve comprehensive and practical English skills.

Viewing English Dramas and Creating Korean Subtitles
Students view movies and TV dramas produced in the English-speaking world including the U.S. and Great Britain and translate the lines into Korean. It involves various types of training, translating conversational lines into conversational Korean while maintaining cultural nuances and helping viewers understand the content properly.

The Background of British and American Literature
This course focuses on learning the myths, legends and the Bible that provide backdrops of British and American literature as well as their cultural, social and political milieu to amass a comprehensive understanding of literary works.

The Understanding and Reciting of British and American Poetry
This basic course encourages an understanding of poetry by sampling its musicality in an easy and fun approach to British and American poetry and literature through poetry recitals. Poems suitable for such purpose are chosen to improve students’ English capabilities through poetry.

Practical English Writing
This course teaches how to write practical documents in English needed for daily life.

Situation English
Students practice the use of expressions that are frequently used in daily life, in proper situations.

FLEX English (2)
This continuation of FLEX English (1) uses the detailed content of FLEX as materials for lectures and practice to improve students’ comprehensive and practical English skills.

British and American Literature and Debate
Students read British and American literary works and debate their themes and relevant ideas in English

Korean Translation of British and American Literary Works
Students learn about the difficulties they can anticipate in the process of translating British and American literary works into Korean and select and translate a specific work. In some cases, they also practice translating a Korean work into English.

British and American Cultures and Affairs
This course reviews various issues resulting from the global dissemination of British and American culture. Current events are connected to history and approached from the perspectives of society, culture, ethics, politics and economy to understand the current situations related to Great Britain and the U.S.

News Broadcasting: Listening and Writing
This course aims to improve students’ listening and writing capabilities. To improve their listening comprehension skills, students choose British or American radio broadcasting stations on the Internet. Divided into groups, they engage in discussions based on the listening homework. Another focus of the course is writing English articles. Students listen to various radio programs and write radio news articles in English.

Survey of English Literature (1), (2)
This course looks into the periodic background of English literature in the 17th to 18th centuries and major works in each era. Students explore in depth the political and ideological backgrounds that affected the literary works and are exposed to various literary techniques through text analysis.

English Composition
Students improve capabilities to write and construct texts in English and understand the differences in expressions and cultures between English and Korean.

Introduction to American Literature
This course looks into the major writers and works of each era from the Puritan era to modern times to expose the students to the literary and ideological trends of each era. It correlates American literature, imagination, and culture in discussions to build a general and comprehensive understanding of American history and culture and satisfies the basic attainments for concentration courses.

British and American Literature and Mythology
This course looks into various legends appearing in literary works.

British & Commonwealth Affairs
This course reviews various issues resulting from the global dissemination of the culture of Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

English Essays
This course promotes a comprehensive understanding of the overall British and American culture through not only critical reviews that provide the background of British and American literature but also English essays as an independent literature genre.

English Practice Through Acting
This course uses texts of plays to help students learn conversational English. Starting with reading of short plays, students practice acting as if on stage and create an amateur performance to learn not only vocal language but also the body language of native speakers.

English Writing
Students learn how to write and construct a piece of writing in English as well as the differences among various words and expressions.

American Novel
This course helps understand major American writers, American literature and culture by reading and discussing major modern and contemporary American novels. In addition to developing English reading comprehension, discussions are held to cultivate cultural attainments and critical and comprehensive thinking power. Classification and selection are made according to themes or eras.

American Drama
Students appreciate American dramas by major writers from the late 19th century to modern times. They first read and discuss a work to help understand the text and then perform some of the scenes or view plays based on the works at the theater.

Special Lecture on British and American Literature
This course is designed for more in-depth study of specific areas of British or American literature. Students make presentations and discussions are preferred in lieu of the professor just lecturing.

Shakespeare (1)
The main tragedies, comedies, and historical dramas of Shakespeare are introduced and one or two works are selected to further explore his works. Students also glimpse the English of his time.

History of British and American Ideals

Students read essays by British and American philosophers in the original language in part or entirety to strengthen English reading comprehension and explore the origins of modern philosophies rooted in Great Britain such as liberalism.

British and American Poetry (1)
Students read, analyze, and understand the poetry written by major British and American poets from the 17th and 18th centuries. The periodic backgrounds and trends of thought are also surveyed.

British Novel
This course helps understand major British writers, literature and culture by reading and discussing major modern and contemporary British novels since the 18th century. In addition to developing English reading comprehension, discussions are held to cultivate cultural attainments and critical and comprehensive thinking power. Classification and selection are made according to themes or eras.

British Drama
Students read and discuss British dramas written by major writers from the late 19th century to modern times. They first read and discuss the works to help understand the text and then perform some of the scenes or view plays based on the works at the theater to increase theatrical imagination.

Business English (1), (2)
Students learn how to speak more sophisticated business English.

British and American Literature and Film Studies
Students are exposed to various literary works through films to study and discuss them.

British and American Literary Criticism
Students read English literary critiques by famous critics to induce critical thinking about literature. They also practice writing critiques by engaging in critical thinking.

British and American Poetry (2)
This course deals with the British and American poetry of the 20th century. Focusing on the formation and characteristics of modernism, representative poems by major poets are read and analyzed, and if possible, the trends of thought since the 1950s are considered.

English Debate
This course equips students with the skills of English discussion in various themes such as literature, culture, politics, economy and current events. In the class, small group discussions develop into large- group discussions.

Journalistic Writing on Contemporary Issues
Before the class, students gather information about events happening in the world and prepare their opinions on key issues in English. They use newspapers and magazines, increase their understanding of local or global issues and express their opinions in English.

Middle English Literature and Culture
This course looks into the English literature from the 7th to 11th centuries and the religion, politics, society, and philosophy that formed medieval Great Britain. For instance, students analyze the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, the father of English literature, to study the various social aspects of the medieval times as well as the philosophical background along with Chaucer's literary techniques. Other medieval English literary works are read and such in-depth themes as heroism, romance, and chivalry are discussed.

Intensive Study on British and American Novels
This course deals with British and English novels from a specific perspective to advance their understanding of the literature. Students better understand the specific trends of modern novels, and moreover, build a more comprehensive perspective of society.

Shakespeare (2)
This course deals with major works that are not included in Shakespeare (1) and famous critiques about his works are read to increase understanding of the master's works.

Advanced English Writing (1)
Students learn high-level English writing and natural English expressions.

Advanced English Writing (2)
Students learn higher-level English writing and natural English expressions.