Department of Japanese Interpretation and Translation
Course Descriptions

Elementary Korean-Japanese Translation Practice (1), (2)
This course enables students to develop basic skills required for Japanese composition for various purposes.

Practical Japanese Conversation Basics (1), (2)
Students familiarize themselves with accurate pronunciation. Based on grammar that students learn from textual exposition, students repeatedly practice the most basic sentence patterns and steadily apply what they learn in conversation.

Practical Japanese Readings (1), (2)
The goal of elementary reading comprehension lies in cultivating basic phonetic familiarity. This course conducts parallel instruction of Japanese characters and phonetics in which the basic sentence types learned through sound are associated with corresponding character representations.

Practical Japanese Readings Comprehension(1),(2)
Focusing on the acquisition of basic vocabularies and use of declinable words, this course enables students to learn the principles related to creation of predicates.

Practical Japanese Listening (1), (2)
This course familiarizes students with Japanese phonetics, including accurate pronunciation and intonation, using audio-visual machines, enabling them to develop Japanese listening comprehension skills. Students will also improve their use of Japanese through step-by-step sentence pattern practice.

Understanding of Japanese Culture (1), (2)
This course introduces Japanese politics, economy, history, social issues, and culture in general and increases students’ understanding of these aspects.

Japanese Sentence Patterns Practice
Students learn important Japanese sentence patterns and develop expression skills.

Intermediate Readings in Japanese (1), (2)
This course develops the skills required to read various original books from Japan. The materials encompass various subjects, including literature, linguistics, and Japanese studies. The purpose is to help students set a future direction by reading such books.

Intermediate Comprehension in Japanese(1),(2)
Students improve their comprehension skills by reading original books in Japanese. This course covers a wide array of books published in Japan, including novels, essays, and commentaries, thereby exposing students to various types of sentence patterns.

Japanese History & Geography (1), (2)
This course introduces Japanese geography and history, from the ancient times to modern times, thus allowing students to gain basic knowledge required to understand Japan. It looks at the characteristics of the Japanese spirit that is embedded in Japanese history and reviews the impact that geography had in terms of Japanese history and politics.

Intermediate Japanese Conversation (1), (2)
Students engage in repetitive training through learning materials and engage in free dialogue with a native professor under a set theme. This practice improves the students' ability to express themselves in Japanese.

Introduction to Japanese-Korean
Interpretation & Translation in Japanese(1),(2)
Students learn basic concepts and theories on interpretation and translation, and develop basic skills required to become a Japanese interpretor and translator.

Logical Reasoning and Logical Writing in Japanese
By engaging in systematic writing about a specific theme, students improve various Japanese language skills, such as accurate expression and communication skills.

Practical Japanese Conversation
Students acquire practical Japanese conversation skills used in daily life and familiarize themselves with a wide array of expressions to communicate their thoughts without difficulty.

History of Japanese Modern Literature
Through such Japanese literary works as modern novels and poems, this course examines the process of establishment and implications of modern Japanese literature.

Japanese Literary Works
Based on reading and appreciating various works of Japanese literature, students analyze the background and characteristics of each work.

Japanese Classical Grammar
This course enables students to understand differences between Japanese classical grammar and modern grammar, determine the characteristics of classical grammar, and develop skills needed to comprehend Japanese classics.

Japanese Politics
This course looks at modern and contemporary Japanese politics. Students will review the formation process of the constitutional system and party politics of modern Japan, the process of Japanese politics becoming ultra-conservative and its course to ruin before the world war, and the democratization process after the war. In addition, students will learn the types of structures and characteristics of modern Japanese politics after the establishment of the system in 1955; and what kind of political reform is needed.

Japanese Language and Information
This course builds Japanese language skills related to the Internet, media, and business.

Japanese FLEX (1), (2)
This course develops Japanese language skills in preparation for various Japanese language tests.

Practice in Japanese Translation (1), (2)
Students develop skills for translation from Korean to Japanese that are needed in daily life and to work in the field.

Readings of Current Japanese
This course develops basic skills required to comprehend Japanese materials on current affairs. It covers daily newspapers circulated in Japan as well as journals on current affairs.

Current Japanese Conversation
Students develop skills needed to engage in dialogue about themes related to current affairs in Japanese.

History of Japanese Classical Literature
Students identify the historical flow of Japanese classical literature throughout different eras (ancient times, medieval times, Middle Ages, modern times), and review the literary history-related implications of literary works and writers that were demonstrated in each era.

Japanese Grammatical Theory
This course organizes important grammatical theories after the Meiji Era. Rather than introducing specific theories, this course enables students to become aware of Japanese grammar.

Korea-Japan Relations
This course mainly deals with Korea-Japan relations from ancient to modern times. Key subjects include cultural exchanges between the Korean Peninsula and Japan in ancient times; modern Korea-Japan relations with regards to official delegations; diplomatic relations between Korea and Japan when Korea opened itself to the outside world; Korean Peninsula policies of modern Japan; colonization policies; and normalization of diplomatic relations between Korea and Japan after the war.

Language & Society of Japanese
A language is closely related to the society or culture in which it is used. The socio-cultural characteristics of Korea and Japan are reflected in the Korean and Japanese language and significantly influence Korean and Japanese people’s language and actions. This course places its focus on honorific expressions and actions of the Korean and Japanese people to look at how the socio-cultural characteristics are reflected in the Korean and Japanese language and to identify various similarities and differences. In terms of language use, this course takes a look at the type of influence social elements, such as social classes, age, and gender, have on language phenomena through a comparison between Korea and Japan.

Japanese Classical Literature
This course identifies the literary art-related philosophies and characteristics of Japanese classical literature in different eras, as well as the formation process of classical works.

Japanese Lexicology
Students develop in-depth knowledge by establishing the following with regards to the essence and characteristics of the concentration language that students have studied through their junior year.
1)Knowledge of the vocabulary composition of Japanese
2)Knowledge of the vocabulary form of Japanese
3)Knowledge of the meaning and usage of Japanese vocabularies

Japanese Phonology
This course reviews the interrelationship between Japanese phonetics and phonology and the various characteristics of Japanese phonology.

Practice in Japanese Interpretation
Students enhance their ability to interpret advanced Korean into Japanese, which is required in daily life and to work in the field.

Special Lecture on Japanology
This course develops students' perspectives on the methodologies of Japanese area studies and promotes in-depth understanding of Japanology through seminars on key matters related to Japan's history, politics, society, and culture.

Japanese Economics
This course takes a general look at the development process of capitalism in modern Japan and its economy after the war. Students also identify the structure and management status of modern Japanese economy and also review such matters as Japan's overseas economic assistance and regional economic cooperation.

Understanding of Japanese Literature
By enabling students to get a glimpse of Japanese literature, this course helps students understand Japan and the Japanese people.

Japanese Poetry
Students acquire the characteristics of Japanese poetry by enabling them to understand the flow of Japanese poetry and appreciate actual works.

Understanding of Japanese Language
Lectures and presentations are given to ensure systematic learning of the characters, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary of modern Japanese.

Japanese Literature in Films
Students will appreciate and understand Japanese literature through exposure to various video materials, such as Japanese television dramas and films.