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Department of German Culture

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Department of German Cultural

Cultivation of global leaders through education of German language and cultural/regional studies!!Department of German Culture

  • location
    The Humanities Building Room No.427

  • telephone
    +88-44-860-1240

  • FAX
    +88-44-860-1241

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Introduction to Department

As the globe becomes one, it has become our urgent task to secure information of various countries to meet the trend of globalization. Among others, German cultural information is more than essential in all areas in Korea. On one hand, Germany had the greatest impact on the Chosun Dynasty in the latter's enlightenment period. On the other hand, Germany, after its unification, has become the center of European culture and plays a central role in the European Union.

Korea University established Department of German Language and Literature within Sejong Campus College of Humanities in 1980 to more systemically teach German language which had always played a very critical role in philosophy, literature, linguistics, theology, sociology, law, business administration and music as well as economic exchange. However, as we could not take all the flooding information just by learning German language or culture, Department of German Language and Literature was renamed as Department of German Culture Information in 2002 to cover a more practical and wider scope of information.

Department of German Culture will help students to contribute to improvement in globalization, politics, economy, art and culture of Korea and secure wider knowledge and experiences in the areas of politics, economics, philosophy, literature, linguistics, theology, sociology, law, business administration and music as they learn through the curricular covering German language (reading and speaking) as well as culture, history, politics, economy and philosophy in German-speaking cultures.

In this department, students will be able to harmonize their majors, Humanities courses and individual interests through majors and group activities (movies, literature, debate, play, language practice, academic journal and physical education)

The students, upon finishing their systemic and refined curriculum, will enter various areas of commerce, culture, finance, academia and administration via German companies. Others who wish to deepen their studies can secure reference letters from various professionals to enter master or doctoral degree programs or higher in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the areas of literature, linguistics, semiotics, German language education, German Culture, politics, economics and philosophy.

Tips on Department

  1. 01What aptitudes are appropriate to enter the department?
    Applicants shall bear the knowledge necessary for global citizens. They shall be interested in various languages and cultural phenomena. Also, sincere interest and personality will help them achieve more academically.
  2. 02What are the characteristics of this department?
    Germany is the center of European culture in the European Union and plays a critical role in Korea. In relation to this, students will be helped to secure wider knowledge in the areas of economics, philosophy, literature, linguistics, theology, sociology, law, business administration and music in addition to basic German language skills.
  3. 03What will we study in this department?
    Department of German Culture will help students to contribute to improvement in globalization, politics, economy, art and culture of Korea as they learn through the curricular covering German language (reading and speaking) as well as culture, history, politics, economy and philosophy in German-speaking cultures.
  4. 04Are their extracurricular activities?
    Entering the department, students will carry out extracurricular activities in addition to their major. Taking part in many group activities, they can harmonize and develop their own majors, Humanities studies and individual interests. Especially, activities in the areas of movies, literature, debate, play, language practice, academic journal and physical education will help their graduates to be trained better for the future. Such activities played a really impressive role to unite the department members.
  5. 05What are the career paths after graduation?
    The students, upon finishing their systemic and refined curriculum, will enter various areas of commerce, culture, finance, academia and administration via German companies. Others who wish to deepen their studies can secure reference letters from various professionals to enter master or doctoral degree programs or higher in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the areas of literature, linguistics, semiotics, German language education, German Culture, politics, economics and philosophy. Representative contract groups include Foreigner Training Center at Wien Universität, Austria, Audio Video Medien Zentrum at Germany’s Wuppertal Universität, GAL (Gesellschaft Angenwandte Linguistik), Roman Language Cultural Research Center at Freie Universität Berlin (President: Professor Jürgen Trabant) and Research Center for Semiotics, Technical University of Berlin (President: Professor Roland Posner).