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Korean Language and Literature

Location #31611, 3rd floor of Toegye Hall of Humanities
Address 25-2, Sungkyunkwan-Ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
Telephone 82-2-760-0231
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With the founding of modern SKKU in 1946, the Korean Language and Literature program was established by Donam-JoYunje who was the head of Classic Literature History Studies, and Park-Jong-hwa who has contributed greatly to modern literature.

Over the past 65 years, our department has defended the tradition and honor of Korean language and literature studes, and more than 2,500 students have graduated from our department. As key citizens, they play very important roles in every area of society, especially as grade school teachers, university professors, writers, poets, critics, journalists, publishers, and entrepreneurs.

We study the traditions and realities of the Korean language and literature systematically and comprehensively. The main areas are divided into Korean Literature and Korean Linguistics.

Korean Literature is composed of classical literature including; poetry, prose, literature history and Chinese culture in Korea of the traditional age, as well as modern literature including; poems, novels, plays and criticism. We also look at the language and cultural phenomena of the modern age. Korean Linguistics is an area where students can study the history of the Korean language, letters, phonology, vocabulary, meaning, the changes in grammar, used cases, and so on.

In addition to these education courses, we also manage an education course which is related to how to write poems, novels and criticism, and in order to satisfy the needs of modern times, we connect with East Asian Studies, Comparative Culture, and Glocal Culture to provide a variety of refreshing educational courses.

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