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English Language & Literature

1st Year
English Language & Literature Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Liberal Arts Elective A00038 Introduction to Writing and Reporting 2.00
Fundamentally, Speakings and Writings must stand on the formality under the their rules. The course should teach the students the basics of formal and academic Korean writings. Students should, by the end of the course, be familiar with the elements of a well-constructed Korean paragraph. Secondarily, students should have knowledge of how a series of paragraph fit together in a unified, coherent formal and academic reports. The course should emphasis that in order to write well in reports, one must learn to speakings through logical thinking.
Liberal Arts Essential A00039 English Conversation I 2.00
This course is to improve students' communicative competence in English and understandings of the Western culture. The students practice listening and speaking through activities in pairs and in a small group as well as in a teacher-to-student interaction. With linguistic and cultural approaches, learners are engaged in expanding their knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar, and in understanding a variety of sentence structures to help the learners use them in a real situation. Also skills for standard tests like the TOEIC are taught. Since this course needs language practice, the students are advised to aggressively participate in class with their best efforts.
Liberal Arts Elective A00115 International Relations in the 21st Century 2.00
This Course is designed to provide an introduction to International Issues and to a number of theoretical concerns bearing upon International Relations and International Politics in globalizing world. The class essentially divides into four components: 1) Historical Background about International Politics; 2) International Organizations; 3) Globalization and Regionalism; 4) International Conflict. From time to time the class will refer to approaches taken in other issues in globalizing world about Energy problems, Environment issue, Intellectual Property, and so on. International Relations are a rich field. This course cannot be exhaustive. Some intriguing and important issues cannot be covered. I hope that it will whet your appetite for further study in major subject.
Liberal Arts Essential A01116 Reading and Writing in English 2.00
The primary focus of this course is to cultivate students' reading ability and to develop their writing ability through various materials concerning human and social sciences as well as natural sciences. Moreover, this course is designed to improve students' understanding about British and American culture.
Basic Elective B01221 Special Topics in Literature 2.00
This course is designed to provide students with a general understanding and appreciation of English literature. The course leads students to learn the fundamental characters of literature and appreciate various genres of literature. Moreover, students will practice to interpret each selected literary text with their own eyes and show their own critical point of views on each literary text.
Basic Elective B01226 Understanding Western Culture 2.00
This course is an introduction to Western culture in social, philosophical, and political contexts. The goal of this course is to develop a more rounded perception of how westerners behave, and more specifically, how they behave in comparison with East Asians. By the end of this course, the student will be able to engage in discussion about logic, philosophy, debate, science, politics, and religion from a western perspective. It is imperative that all students attempt to understand such topics by embracing the spirit of the course through group dialoue. Thus, full class participation is not only required, but fully necessary.
Major Elective B01791 English Pronunciation 2.00
Intelligible pronunciation is one of the necessary components of oral communication. The goal of this course is to enable students to surpass the threshold level of English pronunciation so that their pronunciation will not detract from their ability to communicate. In order to achieve this goal, students will learn the basics of English phonetics, along with in-class practices.
Major Elective B01792 English Grammar I 2.00
This course provides a general survey of English grammar and encourages students to analyze various aspects of the English language.
Major Elective B01794 English Composition I 2.00
A major objective of this course is for students to sharpen their skill of structuring information at the sentence level by applying for their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
2nd year
English Language & Literature Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Liberal Arts Elective A00075 Introduction to Philosophy 2.00
The objectives of this introductory course are to learn the definition of philosophy, study some of important historical events in the field of philosophy, and apply the principles from the course to real-life examples. In this course, the relationship between philosophy and sciences, different views by philosophers about the truth, and the methodology and its development are introduced. Finally, some of current ethical and philosophical issues are examined from the view of an individual reflection, and societal perspective.
Liberal Arts Elective A00979 The Korean history and culture 2.00
This course encourages the students to make a cultural approach towards history and develop a deep understanding of the Korean history and culture. It tries to understand the structure, individuals, social systems and human practice in an integrated fashion rather than pursuing cultural history as a disciplinary history. It also interprets the events and cultural phenomena in the past and uses the findings to understand the present and have visions for the future.
Major Elective B01765 English Essay Writing 2.00
Major Elective B01766 Intermediate English Conversation Practice 2.00
Major Elective B01767 Understanding Structures and Meanings of Englsih 3.00
Major Essential B01801 Survey in American Literature 3.00
The general goal of Introduction to American Literature is to introduce students to various short stories from the North American Continent spanning from the late 19th and early 20th Century until modern day. Through this course, students will improve their reading, literary analysis, writing, and research skills. This class will focus on close reading of a wide array of texts.
Major Essential B01802 Introduction to English Linguistics 3.00
This subject is an introductory course of contemporatory English linguistics. It mainly deals with English sounds, words, and sentence structures on the contemproatory linguistic basis. It presupposes that the students have alreday read Introduction to Linguistics offered in the first school year and therefore in this course they are expected to learn English lingusitcs on the higher level for the further study of phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics. Last but not least, thorught this lecture, students can understand English more systematically and positively apply their knowledge to their real linguistic life.
Major Elective B01839 Overseas Cultural Studies 2.00
This course will be only a part of the whole preparation process, and will assist students in understanding Canadian culture, as well as improving their communication skills through interactive learning and completing assignments on both individual and collaborative basis.
3rd year
English Language & Literature Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Liberal Arts Elective A01109 introduction to classic 2.00
This course is designed to provide undergraduate students with a broad survey of diverse central problems in humanities. It is aimed at acquainting students with the significances and methodology of various disciplines in humanities. It consist of a series of lectures by specialists in and outside the campus as well as a field trip intended to promote the solidarity of the students. The goal of this course is to provide interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students. The professors from different fields offer a series of lecrures; the participating professors are expected to collaborate on lectures, instead of dividing their teaching-load.
Major Essential B01750 Overview of the British Literature 3.00
Major Elective B01753 English Debate 2.00
Major Elective B01769 English Syntax 3.00
Major Elective B01772 Topics in English Pronunciation 3.00
Major Elective B01796 American Novels 3.00
This course is a survey of American literature from 17th century to the present. Students will learn the backgrounds and trend of American literature by analyzing texts of principle writers of each period. The tradition and characteristics of American literature that are different from the ones of British literature will be examined as well. Also, students will be encouraged to improve English reading skills through close reading.
Liberal Arts Elective Y00310 World English Culture 2.00
Lectures are given by foreign language instructors and involve a variety of issues and topics relation to World English Culture.
4th year
English Language & Literature Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Liberal Arts Elective A00102 Understanding of Art and Design 2.00
Liberal Arts Elective A00972 Speech Manners in Korean Language 2.00
Lectures on manner in Korean language for the establishment of a sound civil ethics.
Teacher Training A01151 English Education Studies in Teaching Materials and Teaching Methods 3.00
Major Elective B01749 Social English 2.00
Major Elective B01760 Application of English Linguistics 3.00
Major Elective B01761 Understanding British Poems 3.00
Major Elective B01768 Business Trade English 3.00
To meet the contemporary needs of international business and commerce and give young students insights on the processes of international trade, this course is designed, as an interdisciplinary subject or a subject of convergence, to raise the understanding and practice of English business letters and of writing business situations in English, and to offer knowledge of trade terms and processes.
Major Elective B01770 Capstone Design I 1.00
Major Elective B01798 Shakespeare 3.00
This course is designed to read Shakespeare's two representative tragedies and also to trace the literary tradition of Renaissance tragedies in connection with the Senecan influence. In addition to the traditional approaches to the plays, the perspective of cultural poetics will be used to interpret Shakespeare's plays in the concrete socio-historical context in which they were written. Last but not least, students are expected to do reading assignment(s) before each class and to be ready for active class discussions.

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