Department of South Slavic Studies
Course Descriptions

Introduction to Yugoslav Studies (1), (2)
Provides an overview of language, literature, history, religion, and folklore of the Yugoslav region. Introduces materials and methodology for studying.

Serbian/Croatian Grammar & Composition(1),(2)
After mastering elementary Serbian grammar, analyzes differences between Serbian grammar and Croatian grammar. By practicing conjugation and composition, students obtain basic translation capability of Serbian and Croatian.

Practice in Serbian/Croatian Reading(1),(2)
Students practice elementary translation using basic vocabulary. Through this process, they acquire basic Serbian translation skills.

Serbian Conversation (1), (2)
Building on basic vocabulary and grammar, develops listening comprehension skills and conversation skills.

Serbian/Croatian A/V Course (1), (2)
Students familiarize themselves with accurate pronunciation by using various types of audio-visual materials. They enhance their language skills by engaging in repetitive practice of simple sentences and hearing text in the original language.

History of Yugoslavia (1), (2)
This course introduces the medieval history and modern history of various former Yugoslavian races (from the time of settlement of the South Slavic people in the Balkan Peninsula to before the establishment of the Yugoslavian kingdom in 1918).

Serbian/Croatian Grammar & Composition(3),(4)
Students systematically learn Serbian and Croatian phonetics, phonology, and morphology, as well as engage in composition practice by theme.

Practice Serbian/Croatian Reading (3), (4)
Students who have completed elementary translation practice develop the ability to analyze and translate different types of text. This course also enables them to develop the skills needed to identify the main points of writings.

Serbian/Croatian Conversation (1)
This course categorizes actual situations into different themes and asks students to familiarize themselves with typical expressions that are used in the situations. (£™Students who have completed the elementary Serbian conversation course will be divided into two classes. The two classes will take turns in taking the Serbian and Croatian conversation courses by semester.)

Serbian/Croatian A/V Course (3), (4)
Students studying Serbian engage in repetitive learning of basic words, phrases, and sentence patterns, in which they already have a passive knowledge, so that they can actively use their knowledge. Through this process, students develop the ability to listen, understand, and speak without hesitation.

Advanced Serbian/Croatian Conversation & Composition
This course is designed to develop Serbian and Croatian conversation and composition skills so that students can freely express their thoughts on different themes.

History of Serbian Literature
This course surveys the overall process of change of Serbian literature, starting from the initial literature era in the Middle Ages, to the Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism, Realism era, and modern times; as well as the characteristics of each era.

Serbian/Croatian Drama
Students read scripts of one-act Serbian or Croatian dramas, analyze the content and characteristics of the heros, and give a performance. The purpose of this course is to have students experience literary works in Serbian/Croatian through acting, thereby developing a sense for the language. The students will be presented with an opportunity to make active use of their language skills.

Introduction to the Study of Serbian/Croation Linguistics
Based on an understanding of the key concepts behind general linguistics, students examine the characteristics of the language structure of Serbian and Croatian, with focus on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.

Slovene Language & Culture
This course examines the orthography, pronunciation, basic grammar, basic vocabulary/expressions, and linguistic-cultural characteristics of Slovene by making a comparison with Serbian and Croatian.

Current Serbian/Croatian
Students read articles or comments extracted from general newspapers and current affairs-related magazines that are currently issued in Serbia and Croatia, and summarize the content. Through this process, students enhance their ability to identify the main point of the writings. At the same time, they acquire information on the political, economic, and social conditions that are current pending issues.

Yugoslav Folk Culture
This course explores the characteristics of the folk culture of the Yugoslavian region, such as folk songs, folk dances, clothing, and festive days, and includes practical training.

Contemporary History of Yugoslavia
This course takes an overall look at the modern history of Yugoslavia, from the establishment of the Yugoslavian kingdom in 1918 to modern times, with a focus on key incidents.

FLEX Serbian Language
FLEX is an effective and professional language skill evaluation exam that comprehensively measures one’s listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Through this course, students will be able to develop the ability to prepare for the Serbian FLEX exam.

Macedonian Language & Culture
This course takes an overall look at the orthography, pronunciation, basic grammar, basic vocabulary/expressions, and linguistic-cultural characteristics of Macedonian by making a comparison with Serbian and Croatian.

Serbian/Croatian in Multimedia
By using multimedia devices and the Internet, students increase their ability to analyze information on the region in the original language. Students also undertake intensive practice so that they can engage in dialogue with Serbian/Croatian people on the Web.

Comparative Grammar of Serbian & Croatian
Students conduct comparative analyses of the phonological, morphologic, syntax, and vocabulary structures of Serbian and Croatian.

Serbian/Croatian Poetry
After choosing the works of leading Serbian and Croatian poets of the 19th and 20th century, students translate the works into Korean and analyze the poems’ structures and the characteristics of poetic language.

Serbian/Croatian through Movies
This course uses outstanding movies and their scripts as learning material. The goal is to enhance students’ listening skills and their ability to fully use the language.

Politics & Economics of Yugoslavia
Students will research the process of change and the characteristics of the political and economic systems of Yugoslavia, starting from the establishment of the socialist federal republic in 1945 to the 1990s. Students then take an overall look at the political and economic conditions of each republic after the dissolution of the former Yugoslavian Confederation.

History of Croatian Literature
This course takes an overall look at the process of change in Croatian literature, starting from the initial literature era in the Middle Ages, to the Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism, Realism era, and modern times; and at the characteristics of each era.

Yugoslav Transmitting Literature
Students explore the characteristics of epics, folk songs, and folk tales that have been passed down in the Yugoslavian region and analyze key works.

History of Serbian/Croatian Language Culture
This course takes an overall look at the process of development of Serbian and Croatian, starting from the initial period of written language creation to modern times, as well as the process of historical and cultural changes of the language structure.

Correspondence in Serbian/Croatian
Students familiarize themselves with writing correspondence related to various purposes in daily life.

Seminar or Yugoslav Regional Studies
Students study theories and themes related to general Yugoslav regional studies, without restriction to any specific area, in discussion format.

Cultural Contents on Yugoslav Region
This course guides students to produce various relevant cultural content based on Yugoslav language and area studies.

Seminar to Yugoslav Studies
Students study the social and cultural characteristics of the Yugoslav region, and are introduced to books and methodologies needed for in-depth study of the concentration.

Business Serbian/Croatian
Students learn practical language skills that can be used for trade.

Studies of Yugoslav Culture
Seminars are provided on chosen themes related to various forms of cultural expression (religion, folk customs, art, music, architecture, film, etc.) of key races who form separate cultural zones in the Yugoslav region.

Studies of Yugoslav Language Situation
Students research the sociolinguistic characteristics of key languages used in the Yugoslav region. The focus is placed on the language policies of Serbia and Croatia and the resulting language situation.

Seminar on Slovene Regional Studies
Presentations and discussions on themes and theories related to Slovene regional studies are the core of this course.

Yugoslav Contemporary Literature
This course takes an overall look at the general tendencies of literature after the 20th century from the Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, and Bosnian Moslem language, as well as their interrelationships.

Method in Korean
-Serbian & Croatian Translation
Students develop the ability to translate Korean text with difficult vocabulary and sentence structures, such as text on current affairs or literary works, into Serbian and Croatian. The awkward expressions that students frequently use in translation are categorized into different types and the causes for the errors are analyzed. Through this process, students develop a sense for the Serbian and Croatian language and strengthen accuracy in expressions.