OverviewEstablished in 1980, the Department of Japanese Language and Literature takes pride in its 30 years of teaching excellence and high students accomplishments. The students are achieving success in various exams like MEXT Scholarship Exam, and the native Japanese professors are helping the students have a good command of Japanese. After graduation, moreover, there are wide choices of careers due to the vigorous economic exchanges and trade between South Korea and Japan.
Curriculum & research areasThe department aims at providing students a high level of proficiency in Japanese, and, on that basis, conducting leading works in Japanese linguistics, Japanese literary studies and other areas of Japanese studies. Its curriculum offers a broad range of courses on the language, literature and culture of Japan, which is geographically close to, and having profound and varied effects on, South Korea. In its undergraduate program the freshmen and the sophomores are given an education focusing on mastering Japanese, and the juniors and the seniors take courses on more specialized areas of study. Its master's and doctoral programs consist of two separate divisions: Japanese linguistics and Japanese literary studies. The division of Japanese linguistics deals with grammatology, phonology, lexicology, contrastive analysis and others, and that of Japanese literary studies covers ancient Japanese literature, Japanese literature in the early middle ages and in the modern period, all areas of advanced specialization in the field.
Career & employment after graduationThe graduates from our department are pursuing careers in the following career areas: teachers in middle or high school, professors in university, Japanese speaking staff in trading companies, conglomerates, banks, publishing companies, travel agencies, magazine publishers, airlines, and diplomats, embassy officials, government officials, managers of language institute among others, across various spheres of society in need of Japanese and Japanese studies.