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College of Liberal Arts

Department of European Language and Culture

Major

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Culture

Introduction

Major of French Language and Literature

Of the many different countries in the world, France has had a particularly large cultural influence on Korea and though France follows the cultures of many different countries in Europe, it still maintains its own unique tradition.

Relationships with Korea are accelerating because of Korea-EU FTA agreement and therefore, we will continue to maintain our position as positive companions in the international society.

Under these national relationships, the Department of French Language and Literature will continue to place efforts in the general understanding of France and to transmit the knowledge and grounding needed for cultural exchanges through systematic language courses.

Major of German Language and Culture

Our department, which has inherited humanistic traditions, places its educational objective in fostering universal education and leading personalities, while training experts in German that can actively participate in the modern tides of globalization.

At the same time, students can take courses in German conversation and reading, Translation of German writings and research in German language and literature in order to enhance their abilities to understand Western culture, including that of Germany's, as well as to have a criticizing and creative receptiveness as a Korean.

The academic objectives are:

First, to train conversation abilities under skilled faculty and to enhance abilities to employ conversational German and academic German.

Second, in the case of German literature classes, to help students understand German literature, literary prose and German culture.

Third, in the case of German language classes, students learn the German development process and linguistic functions to hone their skills in using modern German.

Fourthly, to positively perform academic discussion and writing practices for students in small group.

History

Major of French Language and Literature

This was established as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of French Language and Literature on October 7, 1978. After the separation of the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Sciences, it became the College of Liberal Arts Department of French Language and Literature. In 1999, it was integrated with the Department of German Language and Literature to become the College of Liberal Arts Department of Western Language and Literature, but in 2005, it was returned to the College of Liberal Arts Department of French Language and Literature. There are currently a total of 158 students, including 37 freshmen, 34 sophomores, 37 juniors and 50 seniors.

Major of German Language and Culture

This was established as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of German Language and Literature on 09, 1979. After the separation of the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Sciences, it became the College of Liberal Arts Department of German Language and Literature. In 1999, it was integrated with the Department of French Language and Literature to become the College of Liberal Arts Department of Western Language and Literature, but in 2005, it was returned to the College of Liberal Arts Department of German Language and Literature. There are currently a total of 146 students, including 36 freshmen, 37 sophomores, 33 juniors and 40 seniors.

Job Fields

Major of French Language and Literature

Education, scholar, airline, trade, foreign hotels, foreign banks, finance, simultaneous interpreter, translator, writer, publisher, press, copywriter
Instructor certifications: 4 selected for French

Major of German Language and Culture

There is growing number of fields for employment since the reunification of Germany. Some go into trade, banks, airlines, translation, interpretation, teacher or public employees, while other find employment with publishing or magazine companies.
In particular, there are many overseas study opportunities because Germany does not require overseas students to pay for classes.
Instructor certifications: 4 selected for German classes.

Faculty

  • PAEK Chan-Wook, Professor

    - Univ. de Paris III (Univ. Sorbonne Nouvelle), Eighteenth Century French Literature and Criticism on Art

    pcw@yu.ac.kr
  • LEE Sun-Hwa, Professor

    - Ewha Womans Univ., French Theatre

    monada@ynu.ac.kr
  • Lim, Seong Woo, ProfessorHomepage

    - Bayerische - Julius - Maximilian Univ. Wuerzburg, textlinguistics

    limsw@ynu.ac.kr
  • KIM, Johann, Associate Professor

    - , German Literature

    kimjohann@yu.ac.kr
  • kim changsoo, Associate Professor

    - Korea Univ., French Poetry and Literary Criticism

    baudelaire@ynu.ac.kr
  • Yun, Jong Uk, Associate Professor

    - Philipps - Univ. Marburg

    jongukyun@yu.ac.kr
  • Roth Dagmar Cornelia, International Professor for Education

    - Johannes Gutenberg Univ. Mainz

    dcroth@ynu.ac.kr
  • Reynaud Franck Valentin, International Professor for Education

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    reynaudfranck@hotmail.com

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Curriculum

Department Of European Language & Culture

Curriculum
1-1
BASIC FRENCH(1)
A course intended to provide training and practice in all the language skills of French, with an initial emphasis on listening and pronunciation. Special attention to structure and vocabulary acquisition. Recommended for students with little or no previous study of French.
1-1
BASIC GERMAN(1)
This course is intended to practice basic pronunciations, vocabularies, grammars of German for the beginners.
1-1
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."
1-1
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.
1-1
UNDERSTANDING OF EUROPEAN CULTURES
This course aims to have a comprehensive understanding of modern European society and culture, focusing on France and Germany. To this end, we introduce the background and present aspects of the formation of specific areas that define the lives of modern Europeans, including politics, economy, history, society and art in modern France and Germany. Through this accesses, we will critically grasp the characteristics of the cultures of the two countries in the comparison with Korea.
1-2
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.
1-2
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.
1-2
DAILY FRENCH
The course offers training and practice in all French language skills, with an emphasis on listening and speaking, Simplified language is used through audio and video materials.
1-2
DAILY GERMAN
The course provides training and practice in all language skills, with an emphasis on listening and speaking. Simplified language is used through audio and video material.

Major Of French Language And Literature

Curriculum
2-1
EXPRESSING IN FRENCH
Through typology of French verbal constructions, the course develops students' proficiency in understanding grammatical structures of French Language. Additional attention paid to grammar review and vocabulary acquisition.
2-1
READING FAIRY TALES IN FRENCH
This course aims to develop students’ reading skills by reading fairy tales in French and studying grammar. Furthermore the students will explore the structure of fairy tales and examine its instructive meaning and value.
2-1
FRENCH CONVERSATION I
Initiation to French pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar to build basic sentences. For this purpose, audiovisual aids for phonetic recognition and a textbook will be used.
2-1
FRENCH LANGUAGE PRACTICE I
Thic course develops student's proficiency in understanding spoken and written French and in speaking and writing. The study of structure and vocabulary is based in various texts.
2-1
UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF FRENCH LITERATURE
A Course to appreciate French literary works from Middle Ages to Modern Times.
2-2
CAREER DESIGN
1. Summary of the course This course is to let the students to set the career goal at the early stage of university life through systematic and continuous counselling and instruction on CRM achievement and change of career designed by the students after the admission to the university. This course is to let the students attain career management method and edit, complement and confirm the CRM in a systematic manner by self analysis and analysis of employment competence while the course is being taught. Also, this course is to utilize video lecture as the secondary teaching material to let the students have competency in employment. 2. Course objectives This course is to assist to the enrolled students in designing their own employment plan for themselves by the education of drafting application materials for employment (resume, statement of purpose and application forms), communication skills and presentation skills. Furthermore, the course ultimate goal of guiding the students to systematically design (manage) CRM at each grade of the university with the counselling by the supervising professor until the time of graduation.
2-2
DELF FRENCH I
This course aims at cultivating the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing for the French ability test DELF A2 and B1.
2-2
READING WORKS IN FRENCH
Review and appreciation of selected French literature.
2-2
UNDERSTANDING OF FRENCH HISTORY
A Course to study French History through its main Events.
2-2
WRITING IN FRENCH LANGUAGE
An advanced French language course intended to improve students' writing skills for linguistic, literary and cultural studies as well as for non academic use.
2-2
FRENCH CONVERSATION II
Basic French language on dialogues from books, real documents and audiovisual aids. Students must be able to understand daily conversations and answer questions.
2-2
FRENCH LANGUAGE PRACTICE II
A course intended to improve student's comprehension of spoken and written French as well as their speaking and writing skills. Special attention to grammmar review and vocabulary acquisition.

Major Of German Language & Culture

Curriculum
2-1
BASIC GERMAN (1)
It is a course between A1 and A2 based on European Common Lanuage. The purpose of this course is to improve basic reading, listening and wrting skills of German.
2-1
BASIC GERMAN PRACTICE (1)
It is a couse between A1 and A2 based on European Common Language. The purpose of this course is to learn basic reading, listening and writing skills of German by practicing.
2-1
BASIC GERMAN SPEAKING(1)
A primary subject for the developing German beginner's composition and conversation abilities.
2-1
ELEMENTARY GERMAN GRAMMAR(1)
A primary subject of German grammar. It is an elementary course of the basic German sentence structure and grammar.
2-1
UNDERSTANDING GERMAN PHILOLOGY
The goals of this course are to give students a basic understanding of the concepts and theories and to help students prepare for text interpretation, writing and presentation.
2-2
CAREER DESIGN
1. Summary of the course This course is to let the students to set the career goal at the early stage of university life through systematic and continuous counselling and instruction on CRM achievement and change of career designed by the students after the admission to the university. This course is to let the students attain career management method and edit, complement and confirm the CRM in a systematic manner by self analysis and analysis of employment competence while the course is being taught. Also, this course is to utilize video lecture as the secondary teaching material to let the students have competency in employment. 2. Course objectives This course is to assist to the enrolled students in designing their own employment plan for themselves by the education of drafting application materials for employment (resume, statement of purpose and application forms), communication skills and presentation skills. Furthermore, the course ultimate goal of guiding the students to systematically design (manage) CRM at each grade of the university with the counselling by the supervising professor until the time of graduation.
2-2
BASIC GERMAN (2)
This is intensive course after Basic German (1)
2-2
BASIC GERMAN PRACTICE (2)
This is intensive course after Basic German Practice (1)
2-2
GERMAN WRITER AND LITERATURE
Selecting some representative german writers and reading their works.
2-2
HISTORY AND CULTURE OF GERMANY
This course is the ideal introduction for students who want to make out the fundamental database of German society and culture. Therefore, this aims to help students develop and cultivate their own applicability of materials and data based upon information and knowledges related to German culture and studies so that they can utilize them in their won major field.
2-2
BASIC GERMAN SPEAKING
Developing German composition and conversation abilities of the students who finished 'basic german speaking I'
2-2
ELEMENTARY GERMAN GRAMMAR(2)
It is an advanced course for the students who finished ‘Elementary German Grammar(I)’.

Contact

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