Department of German
Course Descriptions
German Exercise (1)
German Reading Practice 1 and German Practice 1 have been integrated so that reading, writing, speaking and listening are combined to enable students to learn German more effectively. A Korean professor responsible for reading and writing and a German professor for speaking and listening comprise a team and provide lectures in a coordinated manner.

German Exercise (2)
German Reading Practice 2 and German Practice 2 have been integrated so that reading, writing, speaking and listening are combined to enable students to learn German more effectively. A Korean professor responsible for reading and writing and a German professor for speaking and listening make a team and provide lectures in a coordinated manner.

Practical Use German (1), (2)
This course aims at comprehensive learning of German and students learn the basics such as pronunciation, vocabulary and syntax necessary to learn and practice German in a systematic way in order to actively use the language.

Advanced German Course for Reading Competition (1)
This course has been installed in replacement of Practical Use German 3 before revision of the courses. A Korean professor teaches for two hours and a German professor teaches for another two hours in a coordinated manner.

Advanced German Course for Reading Competition (2)
This course has been installed in replacement of Practical Use German 4 before revision of the courses. A Korean professor teaches for two hours and a German professor teaches for another two hours in a coordinated manner.

German Exercise (3)
German Reading Practice 3 and German Conversation 1 have been integrated so that reading, writing, speaking and listening are combined to allow students to learn German more effectively. A Korean professor responsible for reading and writing and a German professor for speaking and listening make a team and provide lectures in a coordinated manner.

German Exercise (4)
German Reading Practice 4 and German Conversation 2 have been integrated so that reading, writing, speaking and listening are combined to allow students to learn German more effectively. A Korean professor responsible for reading and writing and a German professor for speaking and listening make a team and provide lectures in a coordinated manner.

Translation of German into Korean
Students will translate different types of German texts into Korean, at the same time learning basic terminology and techniques for German translation.

German Marchen
Examines German children's stories including those of the Grimm Brothers from a theoretical perspective.

History of German Literature (1), (2)
Offered in the 1st and 2nd semesters, the course provides an overview of the history of German literature from ancient times to the Middle Ages down through to the ages of the renaissance, baroque, enlightenment, Sturm und Drang, classicism, romanticism, realism, naturalism, expressionism, and postwar modernism.

Introduction to German Literature
Students will study the basic terminology required to understand well-known, easy-to-read German literature, and will become familiar with basic literature research methods. such as writing research papers and organizing reference books.

German Poetry
Focuses on the trends of literature and selects poems by major poets of each era from the German Barock era to date to analyze by genre and compare in the context of the history of German literature in order to instill a general view of lyric poetry.

German Syntax
Aims to enhance the ability to analyze and understand German sentences by examining the process of words forming phrases and phrases forming sentences.

German Writing Exercise (1), (2)
Students practice discussing, in German, topics related to daily life in Germany and Korea and build capabilities to express their opinions in writing (Same as German Convertsation and Composition 1,2).

German Phonology
German phonology (the overall sound structure of a language) is the study of how German phonic elements generate differences in meaning.

Introduction to German Linguistics (1), (2)
An introductory course in German linguistics. Studies the historical development of the German language with special emphasis on the creation of new High German and the various methodologies for studying contemporary German.

German Writers
Analyzes major works of famous German writers to study their philosophy.

German Studies (History, Culture, Politics, Economy)
By gathering, analyzing, and evaluating information on German politics, economy, history, and culture through German texts, students will develop the required skills to actually use such information.

German Literature and Movie
On the assumption of basic knowledge about rhetoric, this course first deals with theory and practice about the epic structure of novels and movies and moves on to the “showing” style and rhetoric of movies. In the first half, movies in Korea, which are more familiar to students, are used. After inducing them to become familiar with German novels, the second half deals with German novels and movies adapted from them.

Media German (1)
Newly installed in replacement of the old German Syntax, this course is designed to advance German skills and enable the understanding of German culture using films and other media.

German Language in Films (1)
Newly installed in replacement of the old German Syntax, this course is designed to advance German skills and enable the understanding of German culture using films and digital media.

Preparation Course for FLEX German (1), (2)
Newly installed to prepare for FLEX which is equivalent to a graduation exam, this course deals with listening, reading, and grammar in more practical texts.

German Short Stories
Studies the characteristics and literary value of German short stories by examining their literary theories and comparing them with short stories of other countries. The course selects a variety of works, reads and analyzes them to enhance the understanding of literary works and broaden the perspective of the student.

German Masterpiece of Literature
This course deals with the lives and works of G. Hauptmann, G. Kaiser, F. Kafka, and other representative writers from naturalism, expressionism, and Neue Sachlichkeit after poetischer Realismus (Same as German Modern Literature).

Special Lecture on German Literature
This course focuses on a thorough research of German literature by examining core trends and theories of recent German literature.

German Word Formulation
Analyzes the form and content of modern German word formulation. Studies its types and examples and how it relates to sentences and texts.

German Morphology
Because a sentence consists of several words, an accurate understanding of a sentence necessitates an understanding of the words in it. This course provides information on the composition and structure of German words as well as ways to combine and delineate them.

Media German (2)
Newly installed in replacement of the old German Realism, this course is designed to advance students’ German skills and enable them to understand German culture using films and other media.

German Language in Films (2)

Newly installed in replacement of the old German Realism, this course is designed to advance students’ German skills to enable them to understand German culture using films and digital media.

Translation of Korean into German
Students will translate various types of Korean texts into German, at the same time learning basic terminology and techniques required for German translation.

Understanding Classics in German Literature

This course increases reason-centered enlightenment literature ranging from Gottsched to Lessing and analyzes and studies the trends of thought and literary and literature art characteristics of the era (same as German Illuminism).

Theory of German Literary Art
Studies basic theories of German literary art and reads major literary works to analyze and interpret them from the literary perspective. This course aims to deal with theory and practice of literary art.

Understanding German Culture
This course classifies German culture into different eras and areas to understand its characteristics.

German Semantics
Examines the relationship between words and their connotation and that between words with the same meaning as well as the elements that determines whether a sentence is true or false.

Practice in German Interpretation (1), (2)

There are many German majors who work as interpreters after graduation. To prepare themselves, students will practice basic interpretation skills and enhance their understanding of interpretation.


Special Lecture on German Linguistics
This course looks at the recent trends and theories of German linguistics to study in depth the characteristics of German linguistics.

German Contemporary Literature
Studies the German literary works after the era of naturalism and examines the trend and characteristics of contemporary literature by genres to broaden students' perspective on German literature.

German Drama

Consists of a brief introduction to German drama and the history of world drama. Deals with playwrights and their works by period from Lessing to Peter Handke. Includes student writing of a short, Pro- Seminar style thesis.

Current Issues in German (1)
Students are exposed to and discuss news reports and comments on current German issues through the German media.

German Literary Criticism
Conducts research on literary criticisms and theories of criticism by major writers and critics.

German Rhetoric
Looks into the Greek and Roman rhetoric first and studies how they influenced the contemporary German speech.

German Pragmatics
The area of pragmatics is a comparatively recent theory in linguistic studies, and researches the relationship between language and actions. This area covers more than the existing scope of linguistic research by adopting language users and languages as subjects of research.

German Literature in Films
This course compares films adapted from German novels or dramas with the original works to learn the characteristics of German literature and film art.

Theory of Modern German Writers
Students will read and interpret literary texts by modern German writers, and develop skills to analyze and appreciate literary work based on modern literary theories and discussions.

Text linguistics in German
Text linguistics provides a key to understanding linguistics in general. In this course, students will conduct in-depth research on the grammatical structure of texts.

Modern German Esthetic
This course offers an overview of the issues and trends of contemporary German arts discussed in esthetics from Kant to post modernism. It looks into the various aspects of contemporary German art focusing on varying concepts such as mimesis and poiesis, truth and beauty, freedom and functionality of beauty, beauty and ugliness, and nature and art.

Current Issues in German (2)
Students are exposed to and discuss news reports and comments on current German issues through German media.

Post-War German Literature
Studies German literature after the Second World War. The course examines in particular the lives and works of writers from East Germany and also conducts research on war literature whose themes are tragedies and sufferings ensuing from the war.

Studies of Goethe
Focuses on the works of Faust, the major work by Goethe and analyzes and interprets it from the literary art perspective to enhance students’ understanding of the writer’s philosophy and inner world.