Academics

College of Education

Introduction

The educational objective for this department is to prepare creative and capable Korean language teachers who can teach secondary school students diligently and be innovators in their field.

Students develop the professional attributes of a teacher and learn a wide range of general knowledge while specializing in their major field of study so that they can put theory into practice at educational institutes.

History

The Department of Korean Language Education was established in 1983 with the goal of preparing secondary school Korean Language teachers. As of February 2014, it has had a total of 940 graduates.

Job Prospects

In step with the objectives of our department, the main career path for our students after graduation is becoming teachers at secondary schools. Approximately 30 students graduate every year making a total of 634 students who have graduated over the past 30 years, of which approximately 45% have gone on to become teachers (a high percentage for this occupation which consists of over 80% women). In addition, there are many others who work in fields related to education.

Upon completion of their studies, which provide them with systemized knowledge and a broad understanding, our graduates can enter various fields such as academia, the public service sector, publishing, the press, and business.

Faculty

sorted by the position and Korean name

Curriculum

Department Of Korean Language Education
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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.
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    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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    UNDERSTANDING OF LITERATURE
    The object of this course is to teach the practical methods for the understanding ofliterary works(the poetry, the novel, and the drama). Students will first acquire the basic knowledge of the literature. While reading many of literary works in class, students will improve their ability of appreciation and analysis of the literary works in general.
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    INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
    This course is an introductory course in Education for prospective teachers, regardless of their major and/or special subjects. This is one of the necessary requirements for teacher candidates being educated in colleges other than the college of education in Korea. The course is to study the various paradigms and concepts of education, representing different views on aim, content and method of education. A particular emphasis is given to identifying theoretical questions of education in order to grasp the problems of Korean education and find out their solutions.
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    INTRODUCTION TO KOREAN LITERATURE
    To overview the properties of the fields, genres and major phenomena in Korean Classic Literature, and to search for the studying methods of it.
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    UNDERSTANDING LANGUAGE AND KOREAN
    This course provides a systematic approach to the study of Linguistics. In this course, Students study a relation of language and society, language and culture, and acquire basic and general knowledge of the sub-division of linguistics, for example phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics.
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    CONVERGENCE- AND INTEGRATION-BASED THINKING AND WRITING
    The ability of analyzing and solving problems is emphasized as one of the conditions for survival in the 21st century and one of the core elements of creative capabilities. This course was designed to cultivate convergence- and integration-based creative capabilities, which are integrated problem-solving capabilities to collect, analyze and process knowledge and information by reinforcing the ability of analyzing and solving problems, recreate it in a synthetic fashion, and express it effectively through speech and writing. The course will help the students cultivate their synesthesia thinking and communication skills based on sympathy with other human beings, understanding of the community, and positivity or Gongseong that is sought after by Yeungnam University. Its ultimate goals are to promote the students' creative knowledge development and reinforce their writing capabilities consistently through "convergence- and integration-based thinking and writing as a problem-solving approach."
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    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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    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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    READINGS IN MODERN KOREAN NOVEL
    By close-reading Modern Korean novels, students of this class are supposed to learn about the main stream of Modern Korean novels as well as grasp the concrete features of individual novels.
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    READINGS IN MODERN KOREAN POETRY
    This course covers reading major works by modern Korean poets and understanding the meaning of the works in the history of Korean modern poetry. The format of the course will be mixture of lecture and discussion, writing and presentation.
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    INTRODUCTION TO KOREAN LINGUISTICS
    This course provides a systematic approach to the study of Korean language by means of which students acquire basic and general knowledge of the sub-division of Korean linguistics, for example phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics.
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    EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT
    This course is an introductory course in the Educational Administration and School Management for prospective teachers. This is one of the necessary requirements for teacher candidates being educated in colleges other than the college of education. The course is to study the classical organizational thoughts in relation to education, definitions, basic concepts, and hypotheses regarding educational administration, major tasks and process of educational administration, and theories of administrative behaviors, and to understand the school and classroom management.
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    PREVENTION OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND UNDERSTANDING OF SCHOOL CULTURE
    Students will acquire an understanding of the various factors, actual state, the legislative system of school violence. Students will have an opportunity to relate this knowledge about prevention and measures of school violence to school environment using students guidance, parents interview, and human lights education. This information about violence behavior, student cultures, counseling methods, and the implications that social and contemporary legislative policies play will create greater understanding in the field of school violence.
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    KOREAN PHONOLOGY
    This course deals with Introduction to basic conception of Korean phonology. And we will study various phonological phenomena, for example assimilation, dissimilation, insertion, deletion, neutralization, glottalization, contraction.
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    READINGS IN CLASSICAL KOREAN LITERATURE
    To understand the properties of the works in classical Korean literature by the way of reading selected works with importance in literary history and with excellence in artistic value.
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    HISTORY OF MODERN KOREAN LITERATURE
    Students of this class learn about the current of Modern Korean literature by examining the historical aspects of the major writers and literary works of Modern Korean literature according to each literary genre.
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    METHODOLOGY OF KOREAN EDUCATION
    This course covers theories of Korean language and literature education. This course also covers the goals, contents, methods and materials of Korean language education. The format of the course will be mixture of lecture and discussion, writing and presentation.
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    READINGS IN HISTORICAL MATERIALS OF KOREAN LANGUAGE
    This course gives students the research ability of Korean Language by reading an important and historical documents and data.
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    CAREER DESIGN AND FIELD TRAINING
    This course provides systematic and continuous consultation and guidance on the achievements and career of CRM (Career Road Map) designed by the students after admission. The course is also designed to enhance the students’ field education capacity to actively cope with the educational environment in the rapidly changing circumstances, the knowledge based society of the 21st century and the society for the fourth industrial revolution. Through this course, students will experience field training such as special lectures, video materials, and multicultural education in accordance with their career and major.
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    EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
    This course is an introductory course in the Educational Psychology for prospective teachers being educated in colleges other than the college of education in Korea. It is an undergraduate course to help prospective teachers understand the basic principles of psychological processes involved in the various aspects of educational practices. It includes learner? characteristics, educational environment, learning and instruction, and evaluation of instructional outcomes.
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    EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY
    This course is an introductory course in the Sociology of Education for prospective teachers being educated in colleges other than the college of education in Korea. This is one of the necessary requirements for teacher candidates. An emphasis is given to the understanding of basic concepts and theories in the field.
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    GUIDANCE
    This course is a study of fundamental philosophies, knowledge, and techniques for guiding adolescents toward their better lives. It is to study the practical considerations for the growth of adolescents affective, humanistic domains. A course designed to learn foundational concepts, major principles, major treatment of guidance and counseling, and to discuss its theoretical and practical implications. Emphasis is placed on providing theoretical foundations to deal with human problems through educational counseling, and to pursue counseling theories, practical processes, and techniques.
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    CHANGES IN FUTURE KOREAN LANGUAGE EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT AND TEACHERS
    FUTURE VARIATION OF EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND KOREAN TEACHERS This course is designed to improve abilities to cope actively with changing educational circumstances as future Korean teachers. The specific objectives of this class are as follows. 1. Take a constant interest in educational environmental change such as reduction in the number of students, multicultural education, and rapid change in the information technology society and explore the properties that are related to Korean education. 2. Understand factors that make up the expertise of Korean teachers and discuss duties and qualifications as Korean teachers.
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    KOREAN SYNTAX
    This course describes the generative principles of a sentence and the syntactic structures in Korean Language. This course studies the syntactic phenomena of Korean by using synchronic and diachronic methods. Also it introduces a teaching methodology of Korean for middle and high schools.
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    POETRY EDUCATION THEORY
    This course covers diverse theories of poetry to interpret poems. This course covers the structure and the techniques of poems, and different kind of approaches toward poetry. The format of the course will be mixture of lecture and discussion, writing and presentation.
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    STUDIES IN TEACHING MEDIA LANGUAGE
    This course reinterprets in light of Korean language education the property, operation, and effect of a language realized by various mass media. Based on this, we explore how to teach people to understand and express media languages. Additionally, we learn how to use a variety of media language in order to teach better.
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    HISTORY OF KOREAN LITERATURE
    To study various facts of Korean literature from its beginning to the end of Chosun Dynasty, and reflect the meaning of its existence.
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    HISTORY OF THE KOREAN LANGUAGE
    This course researches the historical changes of a phonological, grammatical and semantic phenomena and orthography of Korean in diachronic methods. Also it introduces a teaching methodology of Korean Language for middle and high school.
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    EDUCATIONAL METHODS & TECHNOLOGY
    This course is an introductory course in the Teaching Method and Educational Technology for prospective teachers. This is one of the necessary requirements for teacher candidates being educated technology course for the subject matter oriented education students. A general information of the field, theory, and profession of instructional technology will be introduced. The definition of instructional technology, the history of the field, and the current trends and issues in the area will be investigated. Students develop competencies in appling media and technologies to instruction. This course emphasize the method of instruction as well as educational technology.
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    ACTUAL AFFAIRS FOR TEACHING PROFESSION
    This course is for future teacher to understand actual affairs for teaching profession such as classroom management, teaching technique, guidance and counselling, processing official documents, etc.
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    EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY & HISTORY
    This course in one of the necessary requirements for teacher candidates being educated in colleges other than the College of Education in Korea. Hence, its main purpose lies in the introduction to the general history and philosophy of education both in the East and in the West from the ancient to the modern ages. Historical development of educational system, philosophical thoughts of education, and their influences and implications to our modern education are to be understood.
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    LECTURE ON SCHOOL GRAMMAR
    The goal of this course are to give students a basic understanding of general rules and principles of Korean grammar, and to help students develop their ability to analyze words and sentences of Korean.
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    STUDIES IN TEACHING CLASSICAL KOREAN NOVEL
    To study systematically the genres, types, writers, readers, themes, writing principles of Korean novel before the twentieth century.
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    THEORIES IN TEACHING COMMUNICATION
    In this course, students will study various theories of understanding and expression, and explore the basic principles of communication, and the effective methods of teaching communication.
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    THEORY OF MODERN NOVEL
    Students of this class learn about the theories of Modern Korean novels by discussing the concepts and structure of Modern Korean novels and approaching methods toward them.
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    EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM
    This course emphasizes on general principles and procedures of construction, development and evaluation of school curriculum. Students are expected to develop a sense of reality with regard to the actual curriculum implementation in elementary and secondary schools.
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    EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION
    This course emphases on the relations between school learning and appropriate types of evaluation. It includes theories of reliability and validity, achievement test construction, and interpretation of test results. Introduction to modern theories of measurement techniques and instruments for cognitive, affective and psycho-motor domain; practical introduction to the techniques of tests, such as construction of tests, scoring, reliability, validity, and item analysis.
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    INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION
    This lecture is for leading students in the field of education to effective education with which students(pre-teachers) can better understand and perform the integrating education. Therefore this lecture aims to train students(pre-teachers) to develop an ability of understanding students with disabilities and of performing integrating education.
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    CREATIVE CONVERGENCE IN READING EDUCATION
    This lecture aims to understand the concepts and characteristics of reading education and explore the content and methods of education that can enhance the convergence of reading in the reading process. For this purpose, it is necessary to systematically understand the nature and principles of reading activities, and to develop methods to read various topics, types and fields. In addition, through cultural reading and media reading, it is necessary to understand the communication process of reading which is produced and circulated in various contexts, and to form desirable reading culture. Reading education emphasizes critical and creative thinking ability, data·information utilization ability, communication ability, community·interpersonal ability, cultural enjoyment ability, self reflection and development ability. It is associated with raising. This lecture explores how to interpret and evaluate diverse writings from a subjective point of view and to develop creative ability to create new creative meanings. In addition, we explore how to bring up the convergent talents required by the future society by using articles containing cross-cultural themes as activities of reading activities.
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    STUDIES IN TEACHING CLASSICAL KOREAN POETRY
    To understand systematically the genres and phenomena of classical Korean poetry by studying their historical natures, stylistic features, developments and cultural backgrounds.
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    STUDIES IN TEACHING GRAMMAR
    This course covers understanding the goals, contents, methods and material of grammar education and investigating better direction of teaching grammar. The format of the course will be mixture of lecture, discussion and presentation.
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    STUDIES IN TEACHING KOREAN LITERATURE
    This course covers understanding the goals, contents, methods and material of Korean literature education and investigating better direction of teaching literature. The format of the course will be mixture of lecture and discussion, writing and presentation.
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    THE LOGIC AND WRITING OF KOREAN LANGUAGE
    This course will focus on the language thinking faculty and ability to express it. Students will study the ways to express the logical thinking in Korean language culture, and investigate proper methodology of teaching essary writing.
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    SCHOOL FIELD PRACTICE
    School field practice is a field education subject where students actually experience the roles and functions that teachers must perform in the secondary school. In this course,students can develop their preparatory skills as a teacher by accumulating practical experiences on overall school education such as teaching - learning guidance, life guidance, class management and so on through experiences in the field of education.
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    TOPICS IN KOREAN LINGUISTICS
    This course introduces Korean studies of semantics, dialectology, genealogy and history of Korean linguistics which are not periodically opened in our department.
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    TOPICS IN KOREAN LITERATURE
    To study the definition, writers and readers, and the world view of Korean essays. To particularly illuminate the various relationships of the genre with the contemporary events.
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    STUDY & TEACHING METHODOLOGY ON KOREAN TEACHING MATERIALS
    This course introduces to teaching methods and analyzes of Korean teaching materials. And we deal with how to teach it and make a teaching plan according to education process of secondary school.
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    KOREAN LANGUAGE EDUCATION PRACTICE
    To study the definition, writers and readers, the world view, and the value of Korean essays. To particularly illuminate the various relationships of the genre with the contemporary events. On the basis of the experience of reading and interpretation, look for the literary educational value and adaptation of Korean essays.
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    SEMINAR IN TEACHING GRAMMAR
    This course gives students the research ability of Korean and Korean linguistics by studying deeply an important phenomena of Korean.
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    SEMINAR IN TEACHING LITERATURE
    To cultivate the understanding and studying ability of Korean literature by the way of seminar on its major phenomena.
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    EDUCATIONAL VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
    This subject includes acting as assistant teachers in kindergartens or primary and middle schools, acting as teachers' helpers, or conducting volunteer work. The goal of the course is to help future educators foster the development of educational attainments.

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