Department of Spanish Interpretation and Translation
Course Descriptions

Readings in Elementary Spanish (1), (2)
This course enables students to learn grammar through sentences and familiarize themselves with various unique aspects of Spain and Latin America.

Elementary Spanish Oral Test (1), (2)
Situations that are appropriate for the elementary level and corresponding sentences are determined for students to memorize. By having students recite the sentences out loud in front of other students, this course enables students to improve their presentation skills and their level of command over sentences. Through this process, students increase their level of understanding and familiarity with Spanish sentences and are guided to use appropriate sentences in actual situations.

Elementary Spanish Grammar (1), (2)
As the most basic course in learning Spanish, this course enables students to learn elementary grammatical structures.

Elementary Spanish Composition (1), (2)
Students master grammar knowledge that they have acquired by practicing composition.

Elementary Spanish Conversation (1), (2)
A foreign professor conducts all classes in Spanish to allow students to become comfortable with Spanish. In contrast with audiovisual Spanish, which focuses on listening, this course places the focus on speaking. By designating three hours for each class, the importance of what is practiced in the class is emphasized and students are presented with an opportunity to come into contact with a professor whose mother tongue is Spanish as much as possible.

Elementary Spanish (A/V) (1), (2)
Students come to comprehend the language and cultural environment of nations speaking Spanish through audio-visual materials. They also improve their listening skills through concentrated listening training.

Current Issue Debate in Spanish (1), (2)
Before class, students read materials and familiarize themselves with relevant content with regard to a general theme, such as the customs, traveling, geography, and sports of Spanish-speaking nations. They then engage in discussions in Spanish, with the professor performing the role of an MC.

Readings in Intermediate Spanish (1), (2)
A selection is made, for each genre, among the works of famous writers of Spain and renowned writers of Latin America, so that students can learn about the selected works.

Intermediate Spanish Oral Test (1)
Students familiarize themselves, through repetition, with vocabularies and sentence patterns that are frequently used in daily life where Spanish is used. A weekly oral test is carried out through a recording system.

Intermediate Spanish Oral Test (2)
Students familiarize themselves, through repetition, Spanish vocabularies and sentences that are related to current affairs. A weekly oral test is carried out through a recording system.

Intermediate Spanish Grammar (1), (2)
Examines the application of grammar as reflected in the works of literature and how some writers artistically deviate from the rules. Also studies the history of grammar.

Intermediate Spanish Composition (1), (2)
Students practice applying elementary and intermediate grammar to actual situations, thereby developing advanced composition skills.

Intermediate Spanish Conversation (1), (2)
Goes beyond everyday conversation practice to achieve a level of proficiency to speak comfortably at will about customs and practices.

Advanced Spanish Composition (1), (2)
Focuses on mastering grammar, analyzing the various nuances of Spcinish, and finding the most suitable corresponding expressions.

Advanced Spanish Conversation (1), (2)
Develops a level of proficiency that enables communication not only at the daily conversational level but also at a subject-specific level, through the use of various materials.

History of Spanish Literature (1), (2)
This course deals with the history of Spanish literature, including both classical and modern literature. Students acquire basic knowledge of the history of Spanish literature, learn how to independently interpret the main points, and develop a humanistic way of thinking.

Exercise of Spanish Translation (1), (2)
As a more in-depth course for Spanish translation, this course allows students to translate film scripts, novels, newspapers, and magazines.

Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (1)
Based on general grammatical knowledge, this course enables students to learn about the special phonological structure of Spanish.

Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (2)
By analyzing the Spanish sentence structures, students gain a systematic and scientific understanding of extensive Spanish expressions.

Basic Spanish Translation
As an introductory course to Spanish translation, students learn basic concepts and techniques.

FLEX Spanish (1), (2)
Students effectively prepare for the FLEX test by applying the knowledge they have gained on Spanish usage.

Latin American Literature (1), (2)
This course introduces the literature of 20 nations that use Spanish in Latin America.

History of Latin American Culture (1), (2)
Studies ancient Latin American civilization before the Spanish rule, life during colonial rule, and present day Latin America.

Latin American Politics (1), (2)
Analyzes the complex Latin American situation from a political perspective and identifies the core issues.

Basic Spanish Translation
As an introductory course for Spanish translation, students learn basic concepts and techniques.

History of Latin American Intelligence
This course introduces Latin American thoughts and philosophies.

History of Spanish Language (1), (2)
Focuses on a systematic study of the origin of the Spanish language and its historical development for a more in-depth understanding of modern day Spanish.

Exercise of Spanish Interpretation (1), (2)
As a more in-depth course for Spanish interpretation, students practice consecutive interpretation between Korean and Spanish.

History of Spanish Intelligence
This course introduces Spanish thoughts and philosophies.

Modern Spain and the Society
Students engage in discussions and carry out focused research on issues and phenomena of Spanish society.

Current Spanish (1), (2)
Students familiarize themselves with terminologies and sentence patterns related to current affairs, such as politics, economy, society, and culture, by translating Spanish articles.

Latin American Economics (1), (2)
By researching the history of the economic development of Latin American countries, students study the relative importance of Latin America in the global economy. This course promotes in-depth understanding of Latin American economies.

Latin American Narrative
Research will be conducted on contemporary Latin American novels that have gained worldwide recognition as “boom novels.”

Latin American Indigenous People: Society and Culture
Students analyze the social, political, cultural, and economic conditions of the Latin American indigenous people.

Latin American Spanish
Students will learn the unique Spanish spoken in Latin America.

Latin American Popular Culture
By reviewing the popular culture of Latin America, students gain an understanding of the conditions of the era.

Latin American Poetry
Students research the poetic literature of Latin America.

Modern South America and the Social
Students gain an understanding of the current flow of politics, economy, social issues, and culture in areas that use Spanish.