Department of German Interpretation and Translation
Course Descriptions

Practice in German (1), (2)
This course focuses on practicing reading, speaking, and writing to develop basic German language skills. The classes are taught by foreign professors.


German Grammatic and Text-Comprehension(1),(2)
This course deals with basic German grammar, based on which students will practice textual understanding.

Seminar in German Literature (1), (2)
A specific theme related to German literature will be chosen. Students read, discuss, and research various works related to the theme.

Practice of German Translation (1), (2)
Students gain an understanding of the German language by practicing translation of German text.

Practice in German (3), (4)
This course focuses on practicing reading, speaking, and writing to develop basic German language skills. The classes are taught by foreign professors.

Readings in German (1), (2)

Based on basic German grammar, students are exposed to various types of literature and approach them through discussions and reconstruction, thereby developing the skills needed to understand and digest basic German text.

Seminar in German Literature (3), (4)
After choosing a specific theme related to German literature, students will read various works related to the theme and engage in discussions and research.

Advanced German Readings (1), (2)
Students enhance their analytic skills through advanced German text, and develop the ability to understand such text.

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 post-war modernism.

Introduction to German Literature
Students organize and learn terminologies that are required to understand German literature, based on literary works that are easy and widely known. They also familiarize themselves with fundamental literary research methods, such as ways to write reports and to organize 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. Poems will be analyzed by genre and compare in the context of the history of German literature to instill a general view of lyric poetry.

German Conversation and Composition(1),(2)
Students are trained to engage in discussions about a specific theme in German. They develop the skills required to express their thoughts in writing.

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

German Translation Practice (1), (2)
Students use the Korean and German language that they have learned for document communication. They learn how to translate, rather than interpret.

Introduction to German Linguistics (1), (2)

An introductory course on 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 Literature in Films
Students will look at the characteristics of German literature and visual esthetics, by conducting comparative analyses of films based on German novels and dramas and the original works.

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

German Society (Politics, Economy)
Students collect, analyze, and evaluate information related to German politics and economy in German text and develop skills required to actually use the information.

The Fairy Tales and Psychoanalysis
This course looks at the various lives of people that are reflected in fairy tales. Students analyze desires, death, and wisdom in a psychoanalytic format.

Current German
Students familiarize themselves with unique language forms and literary style by being exposed to typical types of text related to current affairs (news, editorials, reviews, interviews, etc.).

German History and Politics after 1945
After its defeat in World War II, Germany built a new political and economic system, and welcomed an era of economic restoration based on a new democratic foundation. This course deals with the last 60 years of modern history of Germany. Students will analyze political and historical materials, documentaries, and new media data for discussion in class, through which they will encounter and discuss Germany’s modern history, comprising changes in history, politics, and society, from a new perspective.

FLEX German
As a FLEX test preparatory class, students learn grammar and comprehension through an in-depth approach.

German Modern Literature
This course covers the lives and works of leading writers of naturalism, expressionism, and new objectivity, after poetic realism, such as G. Hauptmann, G. Kaiser, and F. Kafka.

German Masterpiece
This course enables students to research the characteristics and literary value of German masterpieces. By reading and analyzing various works, students will expand their understanding of German masterpieces and their literary insight.

Comprehension of Modern German Society

This course takes a look at modern German socio-politics, economy, and society after unification and the formation of the European Union.

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.

Understanding German Culture
This course looks at the characteristics of German culture of specific periods and areas.

German Realism

Studies the 19th century German literature with a focus on Biedermeier.

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.

German Studies (Culture)
Students collect, analyze, and evaluate information related to German culture in German text and develop skills required to use the information in actual settings.

Comprehension of Modern German Society
This course takes a look at modern German socio-politics, economy, and society after unification and the formation of the European Union.

German Literature of Enlightenment
This course will enhance students’ understanding of enlightenment literature centering on reason, by authors ranging from Gottfried to Lessing. Students will also analyze and research the cultural, literary, and artistic characteristics as well as the trends of the times.

German Romanticism
Students will research basic ideologies of German romantic literature by reading and interpreting representative works, such as those of Novalis, Tiecks, and Eichendorff.

Understanding of German Masterwork
Students develop an understanding of literature through analyses of the works of leading German writers.

The History of German Culture and Art
This course examines an outline of the history of German culture and art. It deals with the culture of the Weimar Republic era and Wiener modernism.

Understanding German Sociology
This course takes a look at the contents, methods, and patterns of conflict of the unique German system of “Sozialstaat.”

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

Special Lecture on German Linguistics
Students conduct in-depth research on the characteristics of German linguistics through the latest key trends and theories 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 of 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 short, Pro-Seminar style thesis.

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

German Industry Economy Translation
Students collect, analyze, and evaluate information related to the German industrial sector and economy in German text and develop skills required to use the information in actual situations.

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

Pragmatics
The area of pragmatics is a comparatively recent theory in linguistic studies which researches the relationship between language and actions. This area expands the scope of linguistic research by adopting language users and language as subjects of research.

Theory of Modern 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.

German Text Linguistics
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.

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 tragedy and suffering ensuing from the war.

Studies of Goethe
Students engage in textual exposition of Goethe's “Faust”, a leading work of German literature and analyze and interpret the work from the perspective of literary art, thereby gaining an understanding of the ideologies and spiritual essence of the writer that are reflected in the work.