Academics

College of Liberal Arts

Introduction

In response to the demands for internationalization and globalization, this department aims to develop international manpower, and to contribute to an expected multinational interest between Korea and Japan, by means of expanding the number of students possessing a systematic and integrated understanding of Japanese language and literature.

In addition, the educational objective of our department is not only to foster academic experts who have international knowledge and perception, but also to train people with diverse values, who are going to be required both domestically and internationally in the global era of the 21st century.

Advantageous minor or double major

There is no doubt that Japan and Korea have been mutually related and co-adapted historically, culturally and socially. Therefore, our students can be encouraged to choose the minor or double major in Korean Studies, in order to take up opportunities to compare the two languages, literatures, histories and cultures. In addition, in order to have various further opportunities to study, they may also be encouraged to select another major, such as Political Science, Public Administration, Economics and Finance, Management, International Economics and Business, while majoring in our program.

Active Overseas Exchange

Every year, several students will have opportunities to study abroad - especially in our affiliated schools, such as Nara University and Oita University, with scholarship offered by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science &Technology - Japan). In addition, a lot of students will go abroad as exchange students of our other sister colleges (there are more than 20 sister Universities including Shizuoka, Oita, Hiroshima, and Gunma University) for cultural and language courses.

Job Fields

When examining our former graduates students and their current activities, over 100 alumni work as Japanese teachers in high school, and others have been engaged as Japanese instructors in academies and companies, moreover, some alumni work as researchers in industrial research centers, some work as translators for the military and some serve with large conglomerates and public institutions. Certifications from this department, in short, will guarantee diverse employment opportunities, especially as secondary school teachers, interpreter, translators, tour guides, and so forth.

Faculty

sorted by the position and Korean name

Curriculum

Department Of Japanese Language And Literature
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    ELEMENTARY JAPANESE LANGUAGE(1)
    The target audience of Basic Japanese (1) is students who have never learned Japanese language before. The purpose of this course is to let student learn a Japanese alphabetical system called Hiragana/Katakana. Next, this class will give students an introduction to Japanese grammar and conversation skills. At the end of semester, students are expected to have a basic understanding of Japanese language as well as culture.
    1- 1
    SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
    1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
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    SOFTWARE AND AI
    Software and AI (Artificial Intelligence) course aims to educate the basic concepts of software and computational thinking to use them in various applications. It allows students of various majors to experience the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution, such as big data, machine learning, and AI. It also introduces various applications of AI so that students can easily apply these technologies to their field of study. This course classifies the lecture types into three categories, and adjust the lecture difficulty according to the student's academic ability.
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    UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY JAPAN
    This course aims to help students understand a variety of social areas of Japan such as politics, economy, culture, history and life style, etc
    1- 2
    ELEMENTARY JAPANESE LANGUAGE(2)
    This course of Basic Japanese Ⅱ aims to enable students who have taken a Basic JapaneseⅠ to learn the basic structure of Japanese language, so they can communicate their ideas in Japanese properly. Especially this course will provide them with a number of chances to practice Japanese grammatical rules using vocabularies they learned.
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    KOREAN HISTORY
    This lecture treats total Korean history internationally and help Koreans to have necessary knowledge and to establish their own identity in order to play in a global socity. This lecture is formed to assist people who study history for entering various government's organizations and large companies or Korean history cerification test.
    1- 2
    SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION AND SERVICE
    This course is to cultivate community sense as members of society and the global village for students in order to develop the basic knowledge required as global citizens. Especially, this course is to foster the spirit of cooperation, sharing, service, and creativity and study the social contribution and leadership to solving the challenges the global community faces. As a liberal arts course, it is centered to nurture a leader having the global capability to contribute to community development through learning the knowledge and the case on the value & logic of social responsibility focused on environmental preservation, social contribution, and good governance(ESG). This course aims to foster a generous mind, learn knowledge and technology and build the capacity to contribute to building a society towards a safer and happier world through the study of theory and practice.
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    CHINESE CHARACTER IN JAPAN(1)
    This course helps the students to learn reading and writing characters of chinese.
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    JAPANESE LISTENING COMPREHENSION(1)
    This class, listening practice of spoken Japanese is for the students of first learning level, The student will practice the listening spoken Japanese, specially common conversations.
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    ELEMENTARY JAPANESE CONVERSATION
    Cultivation to express simple thought through the aural-oral drills and pattern practices using the more vocabularies.
    2- 1
    JAPANESE COMPOSITION
    Writings to express simple thought the baic grammar and vocabularies.
    2- 1
    JAPANESE LISTENING COMPREHENSION(2)
    This lectiure aims for improvement of more correct Japanese listening comprehension ability for the students who already learned Japanese Listening Comprehension(1). Therefore, the aims of this lecture are to practice Japanese natural pronunciation and to improve with ability of Japanese listening with the various teaching materials in the language study training room. It will build the basics of smooth mutual communications with the Japanese.
    2- 1
    INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CULTURE I
    Understanding and analysis of each area of Japanese society, dealing with historical and modern social affairs such as culture, history, literature, etc.
    2- 1
    MODERN JAPANESE GRAMMAR
    Modern Jepanese Grammar is the most basis subject at various kinds of Japanese. It is diealing about Noun, Verb, Adjective, Postposition, Auxiliary verb and so on. Grammar apply at various kinds (Reading, Conversation, Composition), so it can be essential at Japanese language study.
    2- 1
    UNDERSTANDING OF MODERN JAPANESE SOCIETY
    This course is to learn the historical development of modern Japanese society from 1868 to 1945 and various social and cultural phenomena. Following the understanding of the present age, students will develop a basic understanding of Japanese history, society, and culture in the modern period. This course aims to equip major students with a basic understanding of modern and contemporary Japanese society along with the 'understanding of modern Japan' learned in the first year course. And based on this, the foundation for deepening the understanding of modern and contemporary literature, history, ideology, and culture in the 3rd and 4th grade courses will be laid.
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    CAREER DESIGN
    1. Summary of the course This course is to let the students to set the career goal at the early stage of university life through systematic and continuous counselling and instruction on CRM achievement and change of career designed by the students after the admission to the university. This course is to let the students attain career management method and edit, complement and confirm the CRM in a systematic manner by self analysis and analysis of employment competence while the course is being taught. Also, this course is to utilize video lecture as the secondary teaching material to let the students have competency in employment. 2. Course objectives This course is to assist to the enrolled students in designing their own employment plan for themselves by the education of drafting application materials for employment (resume, statement of purpose and application forms), communication skills and presentation skills. Furthermore, the course ultimate goal of guiding the students to systematically design (manage) CRM at each grade of the university with the counselling by the supervising professor until the time of graduation.
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    CURRENT JAPANESE
    Readings of Japanese current materials such as newspapers, magazines, TV-news, etc.
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    INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CULTURE Ⅱ
    Understanding and analysis of Japanese traditional culture and of each area of Japanese society, dealing with contemporary social affairs, such as politics, culture, economy, etc.
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    JAPANESE READING COMPREHENSION(1)
    The aim of this lecture utilizes modern Japanese theoretical basic knowledge(grammar and vocabulary), and it is to raise ability to understand Japanese various sentences and contexts precisely.
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    PRACTICAL JAPANESE
    This is a communicative Japanese course. The main aim of the course is to revise and consolidate what students have already learned, th improve accuracy and fluency in using Japanese for communication. and to develop and extend their knowledge further. This course also provides practice and method to successful test-taking for JLPT, JPT.
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    INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE CONVERSATION
    Improving to express their advanced thought through the aural-oral drills and pattern practices dealing with using the fitting vocabularies.
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    ADVANCED JAPANESE CONVERSATION
    To achieve the goal of mutuel advanced commumications with Japanese people in any cases.
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    BUSINESS JAPANESE ON TOURISM
    This class, Japanese of Tourist and Interpretation is offered thought two sessions for a year, in spring and fall. According to each sessions, named Japanese of Tourist and Interpretation (1) and (2). For getting a job after graduation, Students study the geography, history, language and a business of accommodation in Japan.
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    EASTERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT
    1. to teach about jobs directly relevant to the majors in philosophy and Korean, Chinese, Japanese languages and literatures, and to foster professionalism. 2. to obtain professional skills through detailed teachings about resume writing, communication and presentation skills; and to help the students find fields appropriate to their talent and skills in the job world and set up a long-term plan for career development. 3. to introduce students essential and practical knowledge necessary for becoming experts in broadcasting writing, copywriting, publishing and editing, reading and critical writing. 4. to introduce students Chinese, Japanese and other Asian business branches established in Korea and to help them search for jobs in the fields of journalism, marketing and cultural content related tourism.
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    HISTORY OF CLASSICAL JAPANESE LITERATURE
    An historical understanding of Japanese literature from ancient period to present, with the background knowledge of the social affairs that influenced the change of literary trends.
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    UNDERSTANDING OF DIGITAL JAPANOLOGY
    Facing the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution, the government is enhancing coding training in the compulsory education course. We are also witnessing a trend that the ability to collect and process digital data are requested in many corners of society. Against this backdrop, the class is aimed at getting all students from incoming freshmen to seniors, who are ‘digitalnatives,’ well-prepared to the digital-based society as well as providing an opportunity to dive into their major, Japanology, through learning the ability to collect humanities knowledge from Japan and make good use of it. In detail, the class is to make sure that students understand the Japanesel anguage in structural manner through analyzing massive amount of Japanese text and vocal corpus established by the National Institute for Japanese Languageand Linguistics by using Japanese data analysis tools such as ‘Shonagon’ and ‘Himawari’. In addition, student will learn how to use Python and Mecab so that they can collect and process data found in Japanese media and online platforms. By collecting, analyzing, and visualizing Japanese humanities knowledge by themes, students can have a chance to improve their overall understandings of the language, culture, society and history of Japan.
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    CHINESE CHARACTER IN JAPAN(1)
    Focusing on Japanized-Chinese letters as well as vocabulary, this course helps the students understand idiomatic expressions, four-character idomatic phrase due to cultural differences between Korea and Japan and use precise Japanized-Chinese letters.
    3- 1
    UNDERSTANDING MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE
    This course will study about the birth and transition process of japanese modern literature with examining a sociocultural background. From this we will try to understand characteristic of the age's literature.
    3- 2
    CROSS-CULTURAL EXPLORATION
    This online course is a practical joint-training course of Korean and Japanese students working together. In past ‘cross-cultural’ exercises, the students of each country tended to introduce and present their own culture from a one-sided point-of-view. However, this project is a much superior collaborative activity of joint research, corporative presentation between Korean and Japanese students, on the common crucial issues of ‘global warming’, ‘the widening gap between rich and poor’, ‘ecocide’, ‘energy development’, ‘multicultural society’ and so forth. How do they debate on these common crucial issues? How do they address the challenge? And then, what is the possibility for collaboration in order to solve such common issues in the world? The main purpose of this course is to think about and seek the panaceas together.
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    INTERPRETATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN JAPANESE
    This class, Japanese of Tourist and Interpretation is offered thought two sessions for a year, in spring and fall. According to each sessions, named Japanese of Tourist and Interpretation (1) and (2). For getting a job after graduation, Students study the geography, history, language and a business of accommodation in Japan.
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    INTERPRETATIONS AND JOBS
    Students can learn the basic theory of interpretation by participating in this class and can learn multiple technical methods to interpret Japanese into Korean through multi practical training. Additionally, students can enlarge the domain of employment through utilizing interpreter functions. In other words, this class aims to train human resources having the professional abilities that companies (especially companies which have active MOUs with department of Japanese language and literature) require as a interpreter. Therefore, this class will be taught by 3 teachers(a Korean language teacher, a Japanese language teacher, a Korean industry expert) by using a team teaching style that provides students with opportunities to practice as a interpreter in Japan.
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    JAPANESE CULTURE IN MODERN JAPANESE MEDIA
    This lecture uses Japanese modern media to understand Japanese culture from a new perspective.
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    JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (CAPSTONE DESIGN)
    This course is designed for the junior and senior level students in major of Japanese Language and Literature both to understand theoretical knowledge and also to practice translation at the same time. The students will raise their major knowledge and application abilities needed to the jobs by translating Japanese media (literary works, movies, animations, local industries’ promotional materials, and so on) into Korean in this class.
    3- 2
    RESEARCH & TEACHING MATERIALS IN THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE
    Introduction to methods and techniques employed in investigation and reporting educational problems. Suggested for all candidates in education for undergraduate degrees. In addition, this course deals with methodological issues and problems in education.
    3- 2
    CLASSICAL JAPANESE LITERATURE
    Readings and analysis of Japanese Classical Literature of each representative genre to understand the more Japanese old-time way of life.
    3- 2
    HISTORY OF CLASSICAL JAPANESE LITERATURE
    An historical understanding of Japanese literature from ancient period to present, with the background knowledge of the social affairs that influenced the change of literary trends.
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    INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE
    Through a Japanese movie and drama, this course helps students to improve their 4 language skills (speaking, writing, reading, listening) in more complicated situations and on more abstract topics, and to take up JLPT level 2. The students will learn more advanced grammatical patterns and useful expressions in Japanese and expand their vocabulary through their presentations and discussions.
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    JAPANESE PHONETICS
    Understanding of Japanese accurate pronunciation and phonological characters, dealing with practical training.
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    UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE LITERATURE
    This course will appreciate and analyze representative japanese contemporary literature in light of sociocultural background. From these works, we will try to understand the history of japanese society.
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    FIELD WORK
    The objective of this course is designed for the students in the major of Japanese Language and Literature to get both the practical knowledge and the experiences in the related job fields during the vacations.
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    COMPARISON BETWEEN THE JAPANESE AND KOREAN LANGUAGES
    This lecture is for individuals who speak Korean as a native language that are voluntarily learning Japanese. The aim of this class is to understand the Japanese language more effectively by utilizing all knowledge of the Korean language that we already know and understand on a native level. In this class, students can understand Japanese correctly by corresponding Japanese books into Korean books by translating them from Japanese through a group or an individual activities that are comprised of the 3 parts below. 1) The similarity between Japanese and Korean: Grammar (particles, auxiliary verbs, conjunctions, passiveness expressions, etc.), vocabulary (including kanji words, words of foreign origin, idioms, etc.), situations of usage (honorific, non-honorfic, etc.) 2) The differences between Japanese and Korean: Grammar (particles, auxiliary verbs, conjunctions, passiveness expressions, etc.), vocabulary (kanji words, words of foreign origin, idioms), situations of usage (honorific, non-honorific, etc.) 3) Analysis of Japanese misusage caused native language, and exploring the counterproposal.
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    JAPANESE IN LOCAL CULTURE
    This course will study about japanese modern literatures which were related with Daegu/Gyungbuk region. From this, we will aim to widen an understanding about local culture and to understand the historical process of local culture formation.
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    JAPANESE VOCABULARY
    Understanding the theories and constitution of Japanese vocabularies dealing with the word-formation, New-Words, the change of word-meaning, etc.
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    TEACHING METHODOLOGY OF THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE
    The objective of this course in acquiring teaching ability required for a Japanese school teacher through class discussion on the teaching methodology. With profound understanding about four basic skills of language learning. such as, speaking listening, writing and reading, students will develop their own teaching schemes including class objective, contents, activities, materials, evaluations and systematic class planing skills as well.
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    JAPANESE LITERATURE & IT'S TRANSLATION METHOD
    Students will learn skills and method in Korean translations of Japanese literatures. Many Korean translations of Japanese novels will be discussed for its accuracy, meanings or theoretical interpretation in translations.
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    LOGIC AND ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY WRITING IN JAPANESE EDUCATION
    This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to write about a variety of controversial issues in the field of Japanese education so that the students can enhance their writing competence, integrating critical, logical thinking, analytic ability, and reasoning power. In order to help students cope adequately with the Japanese essay writing task in the Exam for the License of Teahcers, this course presents a variety of theories and skills in the field of TESOL, which ultimately helps them to enrich their background knowledge. It also provides them with an opportunity to practice expressing their opinions logically and systematically on the basis of logic. In addition, this course deals with the development of a topic statement, discourse cohsion and coherence, and rhetorical structure, etc. Teaching methods employed in this course focus on the presentation and discussion of argumentative essays. The teacher should give relevant feedback on the essay writings.
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    UNDERSTANDING OF JAPANESE THOUGH
    This class aims to understanding about stream of japanese thought. It will deepen our understanding of japanese literature and japanese society.
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    JAPANESE DEBATE
    Students will benefit with listening, speaking and critical thinking skills in this class. For this purpose, they have to learn the grammar, specialized vocabulary, etc. about the issues by online. And they are divided into two groups (the agreement side and the other side) in the off-line class, and debate about the issues that they already learned by online. In other words, cooperation and teamwork from other members of the group are demanded in this class. The skills that they can obtain from this class will help their interviews or presentations for jobs.

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