Department of Sino-Korean Literature Education

1. History
    The Department of Sino-Korean Literature Education was established in 1973. This department was the first of its kind in the nation, starting with the purpose of training hgigh calibre teachers who can take a leading role in Sino-Korean education in middle schools, with a solid foundation in the  understanding of Sino-Korean literature and its attendant culture.
Since the department produced its first graduates in 1977, approximately 900 students have graduated, performing actively in numerous areas in society, most notably in the field of education.  The department has been contributing to the establishment and development of Sino-Korean literature as a contemporary discipline, and with our approach to its study, we have been taking an important role in Korea's middle school Sino-Korean education.


2. Introduction to the Department
    As the process of globalization continues, acknowledging the sinic influences on the development of Korean literature, emerges as an urgent task. Within this context, students in the Sino-Korean department study the general aspects of traditional culture, the use of Chinese characters in literature, history, philosophy, and so on, as well as Sino-Korean literature, and on the other hand, they study various methodologies for Sino-Korean education to obtain the skills necessary operate in diverse fields related to Sino-Korean areas, as well as the skills to become teachers.
  Aside from established education courses, the department supports extra curricular activities through special summer semester lectures, a reading club, the Sino-Korean literacy association. With only a maximum number of 23 students at entrance, there are as many as 5 professors, performing apprentice style education.  With the  strong bonds that develop as a consequence of the low number of students, a seniors and juniors fund for developing the department was created, and free textbooks are provided to be used for all students for 4 years. For students from disadvantaged families, a special scholarship is paid.

3. Main Facilities and Installations
  * Calligraphy Practice Room : A space open for students to practice calligraphy, as well as general study. Contains installations for practicing calligraphy at anytime.
  * Data Room : Contains most of the important textbooks and researches collected in relation to the Sino-Korean field, with books on liberal arts as well as reference textbooks, helping the students in their studies.
  * Recitation Practice Room : A classroom for the department students' reading club, for recitation study.


4. Career after Graduation
    On Graduation from our department, students achieve a certification as  2nd Level Licensed Teacher in the field of Sino-Korean Education, which enables one to have a job in various relevant fields, such as middle school teaching, private educational institute lecturer, manager of a village school or calligraphy teaching institute, and so on.  Nearly 50% of our alumni have become middle school teachers, we have also produced 10 full time University professors, this amount being the highest level among similar departments in the nation. Aside from Sino-Korean courses, it is possible to enter into related fields by acquiring a 2nd Level Licensed Teacher in Korean language studies, History, and Chinese through minors and double majors, the vast majority of our students take minors or double majors.


5. Main Events

  * Visiting Cultural-Historic Sites : This is an annual event in which professors, and students alike all participate. We regard it as a very important departmental tradition.  Cultural-historic sites in the nation are selected for field trips, gaining an appreciation of their meaning and historical value, also being an opportunity to strengthen the bonds among teachers and students, seniors and juniors.

  * Chun Dong Jae : This is a general departmental festival, held annually at fall. A number of events are scheduled, such as various exhibitions including announcing research, talent shows and pieces of calligraphy . Professors, alongside graduates participate in making a 'fellowship for the Department of Sino-Korean Literature Education'.


6. Sino-Korean Literacy Association
    The Sino-Korean Literacy Association was established in 1982, and has had more than 100 conferences to date, having recently publishing the 21st edition of Research of Sino-Korean Literature, showing active performance such as publishing a collection of 41 Sino-Korean related research materials.

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