Department of Korean Education
Course Descriptions

Introduction to Linguistics
This basic course for teaching and learning of a second language teaches the phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and other sub-level areas of linguistics, from the perspective of general linguistics.

Studies on Teaching Pronunciation of Korean as a Foreign Language
Based on the core of pronunciation, phonetics and phonology, this course looks at how the pronunciation of Korean is different from that of other languages in terms of contrastive linguistics and intermediate-tone phonology, and teaches more effective ways to teach Korean pronunciation.

Studies in Korean Curriculum Education
Designed for prospective middle and high school teachers of Korean. Systematically studies the basic concepts involved in the education of the Korean language, Korean linguistic structure, the curricular structure of Korean education, objectives of Korean education, textbook selection, textbook research, purpose of lessons, and evaluation of Korean language lessons.

Introduction to Korean Linguistics
Based on the theory of linguistics, this course examines the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and dialects of the Korean language.

Introduction to the Modern Korean Literature
Trends in modern Korean literature will be examined in terms of modernism and post- modernism, creation and changes in style, and relationships between the era and writers. Through this process, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of modern Korean literature.

Language Education and Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language
This course looks at the basics of teaching Korean as a foreign language and the status of Korean education and also enables students to understand the basic concept of language education.

Studies on Teaching Lexicon of Korean as a Foreign Language
Students learn how to more effectively teach pure Korean words and words that can be written in Chinese characters with regard to teaching Korean as a second or foreign language.

Reading on Korean Culture for International Students
High-level cultural materials are read to correctly understand culture which provides a background to language. Foreigners are exposed to advanced Korean and Korean culture to increase their Korean skills.

Textbook Readings in Korean Literature
Consists primarily of reading Korean literary works such as poetry, novels, and drama, suitable for teaching at middle to high school levels.

Korean Society and Korean Education as a Foreign Language
Students are trained to understand the characteristics of Korean society as an indispensable background to learning Korean as a foreign language and how to effectively apply the knowledge toward Korean education.

Korean Phonology
An examination of Korean phonology. Topics include the phonological system, phonological alterations, and phonological changes in the Korean language.

Korean Morphology
This course discusses the principles of morphology analysis, analysis and combination of foreign language morphemes, and immediate constituent analysis.

Education of Korean Contemporary Novels
This course is designed to boost understanding of the development of contemporary Korean novels and their writers. In addition, lectures will be given on methodologies of educating learners on novels, centering on novels in junior high and high school text- books.

Introduction to Korean Education as a Foreign Language
The characteristics related to Korea’s pronunciation, morphology, syntax, and semantics are compared to foreign languages from the perspective of general linguistics.

Reading on Korean Society for International Students
One of the set with the Reading on Korean Culture for International Students program. Foreigners are exposed to high-level Korean language materials. They read mainly mass media materials to gain a better understanding of Korean society.

Introduction to Classical Korean Literature
A systematic study by genre of Korean literature from ancient times to the period following 1876 - ancient poetry, hyanga, Koryo gayo, criticism, shijo, gasa, akjang, novels, p’ansori and folk tales. This course is conducted simultaneously with a teaching practicum for future middle and high school teachers.

Understanding Korean Culture
This course enables students to gain an overall understanding of Korean culture for Korean education as a foreign language. Various areas of Korean culture are dealt with such as philosophy, history, religion, and mass culture.

Korean Syntax
Studies contemporary Korean syntax through linguistic sentence analysis. The course also deals with structural sentence analysis using the Transformational Generative Grammar.

Education of Korean Contemporary Poetry
Studies the general theory of poetry in the modern age. Deals with its definition, essence, and writing techniques of poetry. Using contemporary Korean poems as examples, the course also teaches about poetry and sensibility, poetry and emotion, poetry and creativity, functions of poetry, and ideology, history, and morality in poetry.

Theory and Practice of Creative Writing
Students will learn theories on creative writing in various genres, and apply the theories to the practice of creative writing.

Studies on Teaching Poetry of Korean as a Foreign Language
Korean poetry makes good teaching materials for Korean education as a foreign language as it most vividly portrays the Korean characteristics. It is also important for understanding Korean culture. This course focuses on relevancy between Korean mentality and language expressions.

Studies on Professional Development of Korean as a Foreign Language
This course looks at the basic qualities required of teachers teaching Korean as a foreign language as well as their characteristics and deliberates on the desirable traits of teachers.

Theories of Korean Teaching and Learning as a Foreign Language
General teaching methods related to teaching Korean to foreigners are taught.

Education of Korean Classical Poetry
Students analyze Korean classical poetry in depth and explore ways to effectively teach this to middle and high school students.

Theories of Korean Teaching and Learning
Students learn the practical functions of teachers through actual teaching.

Korean Semantics and Pragmatics
This course discusses the essence of semantics; the main types of synchronous semantics such as polysemy, synonym, and homonym; and the major issue in diachronic semantics, semantic changes.

Studies on Teaching Prose of Korean as a Foreign Language
Students learn how to teach Korean prose such as novels, essays, and other high-level Korean materials to better understand Korean literature and society.

Teaching Korean Expressions for Foreigners
Students learn theories about communication through Korean spoken by foreigners and effective methods for such communication and engage in practicum.

Theories of Korean School Grammar
Within the scope of prescriptive grammar, students will gain knowledge of practical grammar which is required to be taught at secondary schools, as well as Korean orthography.

Theories of Teaching Korean Classical Novels
Lectures will survey representative novels of various genres, focusing on Korean classical novels, their birth and development, relationship to Chinese novels, and relevant details. Emphasis will be on classical novels taught in the classroom in order to prepare students to teach these novels.

Theories of Classical and Middle Korean Grammar
The focus of this course is on Korean of the Middle Ages. Students will review the phonological- grammatical structure and look at the process of change leading up to contemporary Korean.

Practicum in Korean
As part of education to nurture teachers, students engage in practicum as after-school teachers, assistant teachers, etc. to cultivate teacher qualifications.

Logical Thinking and Writing in Korean
A systematic training course to write logical pieces in relation to the concentration. This course teaches how to write logical text about Korean literature and education.

Theories on Korean Discourses and Texts
This course will review the concepts, scope, and components of Korean discourses and texts. It will include the systematic study of theories of discourse and texts through analysis of relevant materials.

Theories in Teaching Korean Listening & Speaking
This course studies theories and practices about listening and speaking education such as expressional, literary, informational, and persuasive conversation. They include the concept, purpose and objectives, content, teaching and learning methods, evaluation, materials. Listening and speaking practice is also an integral element.

Understanding Drama and Scenario
This course will focus on the principles of drama and its progress in Korea. Students will be encouraged to create scenarios based on theories of drama.

Theory and Practice of Literature Criticism
Studies theories related to criticism of modern Korean literature. Examines the development process of the principle, purpose, and function of literary criticism and other theories of Western literary criticism.

Studies on Teaching Culture of Korean for oreigners
Language education is cultural education. Students explore the correlation between language and culture to learn exchange methods about how to teach Korean culture to foreigners.

Curriculums and Materials of Korean Education for Foreigners
Students study and analyze teaching materials that are indispensable for learning Korean as a foreign language to learn ways to more effectively use teaching materials and to write suitable teaching materials for learning of Korean as a foreign language.

Teaching Korean Comprehension for Foreigners
Students learn theories about communication through Korean written by foreigners and effective methods for such communication and engage in practicum.

Theories of Korean School Grammar
Within the scope of prescriptive grammar, students will gain knowledge of practical grammar which is required to be taught at secondary schools, as well as Korean orthography.

Studies in Teaching Korean Reading & Writing
This course studies theories and practices about reading and writing education such as expressional, literary, informational, and persuasive conversation. They include the concept, purpose and objectives, content, teaching and learning methods, evaluation, materials. Reading and writing practice is also an integral element.

Understanding Chinese Literature in Korean
This course chronologically organizes the history of Korean Chinese literature. Works in Chinese from the Silla, Goryeo, and Joseon dynasties are dealt with.

Teaching Practicum of Korean as a Foreign anguage
Preliminary education for would-be teachers through conducting mock classes, observing classes, and practicing giving lessons.

Theories of Teaching Korean Grammar as a Foreign Language
Students will learn efficient methods and theories for teaching Korean grammar to foreign learners, and apply what they learn in practice sessions.

Studies in Korean Literary Education
This course systematically studies Korean literary education and the goals, concent, methods, evaluation, etc. of literary education. Students study theories and methods related to literary education to gain capabilities to provide literary education.

History of Korean Literature
Outlines the history of contemporary Korean literature by genre from the period of enlightenment to the present. Organizes the history of classical literature by genre using literary works from the three-kingdom era of Shilla, Koryo and Chosun.

Studies in Media-assisted Korean Education
With the goal of effective Korean education, students will research theories on the characteristics and functions of the print, image, and Internet media. Afterwards, they will apply what they have learned to the Korean teaching process, thereby increasing their practical abilities to understand and use the media.

History of Korean Language
This course offers a historic overview of Korean from ancient to modern times and introduces the synchronous phenomena of each era. The history of Korean phonology is an area of particular focus as there has been much study conducted on the subject.

Contrastive Linguistics
A basic course for teaching and learning a second language. The technical grammar of at least two languages is compared to understand structural differences and similarities.

Applied Linguistics
This study explores the relevancy of issues in daily life based on the study of theoretical linguistics and considers Korean education as a foreign language from a wider perspective of applied linguistics.

Theories of Korean Oral Literature
Reviews the origin and transmission of oral literature, which continues to be re-created in every era. Focuses on understanding the genre-specific characteristics of mythology, legends, folk tales, folk songs, shaman songs, pansori, proverbs, riddles, and folk dramas.

Topics on Teaching Korean
Based on their understanding of educational courses, students will learn various subjects required to become a Korean teacher at a secondary school, including Korean curriculum, texts, manuals, and theories. Students will also study in groups to develop their abilities to creatively resolve problems related to Korean education.

Theories on Korean Discourses and Texts
This course will review the concepts, scope, and components of Korean discourses and texts. It will include the systematic study of theories of discourse and texts through analysis of relevant materials.

Self-training on Teaching Korean
Students will participate in independent exercises based on theories for teaching Korean as a foreign language. Through this process, students will develop skills required as a professional Korean teacher.