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English Studies

Training and Developing Global Leaders!English Studies

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    The Humanities Building
    No.228

  • Tel
    044-860-1230

  • Fax
    044-860-1581

Introduction

The ground-breaking change in the international society in the new century indicates that we might need English as an official language of the country. Especially, international political conditions, cultural exchange and economic development are re-adjusting the status of English as a more universal one, rather than a language used in specific regions. In this trend, there is no doubt that the English Studies major has already been established as a central academic subject within the university.

Contemporary society is moving towards knowledge society from information society. Leading knowledge guides society, culture and industries, and becomes a driving force to control the world. In the Humanities, knowledge is considered as 'culture' because the basis of creating information and knowledge is 'culture'. In Knowledge-Information Society, it is important to learn a language on the basis of culture. Simply learning a language itself is not meaningful.

In such a trend, abilities to share our thoughts with other people and communicate with them are required. Therefore the English Studies major teaches students about American and British culture which is the origin of the English language, and helps them become global leaders through English. Learning culture allows them to understand the time which Americans and Britons have already lived. This can be valuable experience and assets to the students.

The English Studies major aims to help students understand English, improve their English proficiency, and have the skills for employment and start-ups. Eventually students can become leaders with a global outlook.

Required Student Skills and Qualities

1. Ability to Communicate well in English
Students who have great interests and extensive knowledge in English, and a linguistic talent for effective communication

2. Ability to Have Global Mind
Students who have the knowledge and insight about American/British culture and history, and the ability to play a key role in global environment based on the understanding of culture and history

3. Global Leadership Quality
Students who have the ability to solve problems creatively, and the quality to become a leader in global society, adhering to the values of sharing and cooperating

Faculty

Faculty
Name Status Tel. E-mail Address Research Field Academic Career
Kim Hyoung youb Professor 044-860-1233 khyoub@korea.ac.kr Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology Ph.D., Illinois University (Urbana-Champaign), USA
Sohn Young-do Professor 044-860-1234 soyodo@korea.ac.kr British Novel Ph.D., Reading Univ., Britain
Kim Rhanghyeyun Professor 044-860-1235 rhylee@korea.ac.kr Syntax Ph.D., Connecticut Univ., USA
Kim EunSeong Professor 044-860-1236 eunseong@korea.ac.kr American Poetry Ph.D., Indiana(Pennsylvania) Univ., USA
Park Youngnam Associate
Professor
044-860-1238 ynpark@korea.ac.kr British/American Drama Ph.D., Indiana(Pennsylvania) Univ., USA
Kwak Hyeyoung Associate
Professor
044-860-1237 hyeyoungku@korea.ac.kr English language teaching, Language Acquisition Ph.D., Hawaii(Manoa), USA
Lee YunJin Associate
Professor
044-860-1231 roundgem@korea.ac.kr Modern American novel Ph.D., State University of New York(Buffalo), USA
Conrad Brubacher Associate
Professor
044-860-1239 horangee15@korea.ac.kr Applied Linguistics M.A., Univ. of Birmingham

Career Paths after Graduation

The English Studies major helps student have a global outlook by making them understand America and Britain which play a key role in the world. Accordingly they can work as a global leader on the international stage: international government and non-government organizations, foreign information consulting companies, foreign culture consulting companies, international conference agencies. They can be professors, journalists, teachers, private instructors, essay instructors, public employees, translators, interpreters, announcers and producers.