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German Language and Literature

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The Department of German Language and Literature offers a variety of programs in German language, literature, culture and thoughts. Courses are open to majors and all interested students. The department offers the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy.
 
The department's goal is to provide students with a linguistic and literary facility to explore the significance of the cultural traditions and political histories of German-speaking countries in the EU.
 
The curriculum provides four different courses that are closely connected. The goal of the department is to cultivate German specialists by improving language ability and focusing on practical applied German. Students are given a global perspective with an understanding of european society.
 

 

Contact Us
  • Location
    : #31314, 3rd floor of toegye hall of humanities
  • Address
    :25-2, Sungkyunkwan-Ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Telephone
    82-2-760-0291
  • Administration Contacts
Department in Detail
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1. Educational objectives
▶  To foster German experts with understanding of German language and literature

 

2. Courses and Curriculums

 

Category Core Major General Major

Students aiming

for Learning

Deutsch 1a, German Descriptive Literature Criticism, Introduction to German Linguistics I, Introduction to German LinguisticsII, German Composition I, Practice in German Grammar I, Practice in German Grammar II,, Deutsch 2a, History of German LiteratureⅠ, Drama and Society, Appreciation and Understanding of German Poetry, Zertifikat Deutsch, Advanced German Grammar Germany in Europe, Dramas Exercise on German, Literature and Gender, Studies of European Art and Music, German Performing Arts and Film, Theory and Practice in Translation of German Language, The Advanced Course of Text Interpretationin German,, Business German, Deutsch 2b, The German Literature Between Division and Reunification, History of German Culture, German Alternative Culture, Applied German Linguistics
Students aiming for Professional Jobs Deutsch 1a, German Descriptive Literature Criticism, Introduction to German Linguistics I, Introduction to German LinguisticsII, German Composition I, Practice in German Grammar I, Practice in German Grammar II,, Deutsch 2a, History of German Literature, Drama and Society, Appreciation and Understanding of German Poetry, Zertifikat Deutsch, Advanced German Grammar Germany in Europe, Dramas Exercise on German, Literature and Gender, Studies of European Art and Music, Theory and Practice in Translation of German Language, The Advanced Course of Text Interpretationin German, Deutsch 1b,, The German Literature Between Division and Reunification, History of German Culture, German Alternative Culture, Applied German Linguistics

 

▶ German Descriptive Literature Criticism: This course, by understanding and analyzing the major trends of German descriptive literature and some remarkable novels, aims at fostering the ability to appreciate the German descriptive literary works from a critical perspective. The course will help students develop synthetic and critical ways of thinking, needed in dealing with humane studies.

3. Specialty in Major
   German Linguistics
  ▶ German language is taught in various fields of linguistics. It deals with the function and structure of language based on the fields of syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and morphology. It also provides lectures on various areas of linguistics such as computer linguistics and neurophysiology.

   German Literature
  ▶ German literature focuses on literature written in German. Students will gain literary knowledge about poetry, novels, and plays. Also, they will learn about literary history and works of great masters of literature from the classical Goethe to the modern Thomas Mann and Berthold Brecht.
 
   German Regional Studies
  ▶ German regional studies covers a wide range of knowledge about Germany, one of the most important countries in Europe. Through diverse approaches in various aspects such as economic, social, cultural, and historical fields of Germany, students can be cultivate great knowledge and become in-depth German specialists.
 
Why Choose Us?
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1. Reputation

- The German Language & Literature Department of SKKU was founded in 1959.
- We maintain constant exchange programs with universities in Germany, such as; Heidelberg University, Tuebingen University, Erfurt University, Worms University and many others. 48 students from 16 different schools came from Germany to Korea as exchange students; and 7 students of our department at SKKU went to Germany as exchange students (2016-Fall).
 

2. Special Activities

German Plays
   Date: September-October every two years
   Participant Target: Students of Department of German Language and Literature or other departments of SKKU
   Program Overview: The play is a traditional event where the students of the Department of German Language and Literature or other departments can show off their German language skills, gained from our school or other places.

 

Winter German Language Camp

   Date: Winter vacation(January-February) every year
   Participant Target: Students of SKKU (Students who are not in our department are also welcomed!)
   Program Overview: Students can learn German from professors of our department more intensively by attending ‘Winter Camp’. Students can not only learn german, but also take special talks of experts from many other fields, learn german traditional folk dance and songs. There are also many exciting programs for students such as ‘cooking german cuisine’.

 

German Plays and Phrases Reading Competition of High-school Students

   Date: Last Saturday before the national college entrance exam
   Participant Target: Any high school student studying German
   Program Overview: The competition is hosted by The Korean German Teachers Association and the College of Liberal Arts of SKKU to draw out the potential of the students and show off their language skills.

3. Support for Students

  - Scholarships from professors 
  - Working on other benefits for graduate students through CORE business

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