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College of Humanities

Department of Korean Language and Literature Department of Korean History
Dapartment of Archaeology and Art History Department of English Language and Literature
Department of Japanese Language and Literature Department of Chinese Language and Literature
Department of Arts Department of Sports Science/a>

Department of Korean Language and Literature
The department of Korean language and literature was established on 8th May, 1979, when Dongguk University Gyeongju Campus was founded. We teach Korean language and literature in a broad range, and have produced more than 30 graduates who became poets, novelists, and playwrites. Dongguk Campus is situated near Geumjang-dae where white herons visit in May. Aegicheong-so which is described in Kim, Dong-ri��s novel, and the site of Seokjang-sa where Yangji Seonim led an ascetic life, stimulates the literary mind of students. We will try our best to cultivate talented individuals who will lead in the Korean literary world.

Objectives of Education
By surveying and studying Korean language and literature, students will understand the tradition of Korean language and literature, have language ability, and develop their literary talents. The goal of the department is to nurture future talents who contribute to international exchanges. 1. Students have the ability to appreciate and research language and cultural inheritance. 2. Students acquire general and fundamental knowledge and theories, and understand them. 3. Students cultivate the ability in language use and command of language. 4. Students cultivate literary talents through studying major courses which are designed to help literature writing. 5. Students become equipped with scholastic aptitude and the virtue as a teacher when they complete a course in teaching education.

Educational Contents
By surveying and studying Korean language and literature, students will understand the tradition of Korean language and literature, have language ability, and develop their literary talents. The goal of the department is to nurture future talents who contribute to international exchanges. 1. Students have the ability to appreciate and research language and cultural inheritance. 2. Students acquire general and fundamental knowledge and theories, and understand them. 3. Students cultivate the ability in language use and command of language. 4. Students cultivate literary talents through studying major courses which are designed to help literature writing. 5. Students become equipped with scholastic aptitude and the virtue as a teacher when they complete a course in teaching education.

Career Path
Graduates display their ability of mass media, the publishing world, and the educational world.

Department of Korean History
As the leading department in humanities, our department takes a key role to develop humanities at Dongguk, Gyeongju. Understanding and analyzing human history is not only to know the past but also to find the true meaning of humanity��s place in society. Insight into history helps overcome the narrow vision of human life and understand people in society in general. Since 1979, we have produced more than 1000 graduates. Some of them enter the education and research field, as well as national and private museums. Others make a foray into journalism and the publishing world.

Objectives of Education
We cultivate talents who build the basis of a nation. To introduce students to an accurate sense of history, we make them understand historical changes from pre-history to modern times and offer them wide and differing perspective to the world.

Educational Contents
To help students form an accurate sense of history, we educate the process of changes in the history of the East and the West, and introduce contemporary research trends. We also teach students the ability to analyze historical records. Students understand Korean and world history diachronically through analyzing written texts and exploring remains. Our courses which are related with cultural contents and cultural heritage, suggest various fields to move into.

Career Path
As history covers every aspect of human life, graduates go into various fields: 1. Researching at a graduate school at home and abroad 2. Researchers or curators at museums or research institutes of cultural heritage 3. History teachers at junior or senior high schools 4. Cultural heritage guides 5. Positions at culture-related institutions 6. Press, mass media, publishing 7. Official government posts 8. Major companies or small and medium-sized businesses.

Department of Archaeology and Art History
The benefits of advanced modern scientific culture and economic development provide people abundant and convenient daily life. However, they have limits on making people lead emotionally satisfied lives. In the 21st century, the so called century of culture, culture is the most powerful element to bring psychological pleasure and content. The two axis of the department are archaeology and art history, and they have become very attractive fields in the 21st century of culture. To get answers for immediate difficulties, one of the best ways is to survey traces of ancestors. The motto of the department is to understand the past and to create the new for the future. Remains and artwork from the past are essential to know the history and culture of various human societies. Gyeongju, which used to be the ancient capital of Silla, has plenty of national treasures and historic sites. Therefore, Gyeongju is the best place to study archaeology and art history and it is a living museum. There are 80 more graduates who work as professionals in the field of art history and archaeology. We want you to grab the chance of being a member of future art historians or archaeologists.

Objectives of Education
The aim of archaeology is to investigate and rebuild the life, society, and culture of the past through excavating remains and historic sites. The aim of art history is to investigate architecture, sculptures, paintings, and art crafts which reflect artistic creativity, and to synthetically and systematically analyze their surrounding background. To produce professionals in archaeology and art history we have seven goals to reach. 1. Students cultivate conscience, morality, and ethics which are required to research, excavate, and restore cultural heritage. 2. Students develop the ability to authentically interpret with an open-minded approach to understand the history of cultural heritage. 3. Students interpret remains, art works, and scriptures critically. 4. To be specialists in the field of archaeology and art history, students cultivate self-development ability with their own initiative road map. 5. Students enhance their understanding of culture and art in Asian countries. 6. With language skills in Chinese, Japanese, and English, students understand international research trends and contribute their talents to exchange knowledge and information domestically and internationally. 7. Students acquire hands-on-background through joining educational programs provided by museums, galleries, and cultural asset management agencies.

Educational Contents
We cultivate professionals who collect, preserve, manage, and research cultural assets, and produce distinguished talents who work in cultural asset research institutes, museums, research institutes of cultural heritage, and galleries. With systematic study of Buddhist art which contains most of Korean cultural heritage, students are also able to take a part in realizing the foundation spirit.

Career Path
As attention to culture increases, the establishment of museums and galleries increases, too, and they need more professionals to work for them. In the course of developing land, a lot of buried cultural properties are exposed, so the demand for the technically trained increases. Graduates work as curators in national and private museums, researchers in local organizations, and curating officials in government offices. They are also able to be journalists in newspapers and broadcasting stations. Since the establishment of the department, we have produced about 732 graduates who exhibit their talents in various fields.

Department of English Language and Literature
The major that students study in a university affects their life path. Our English language and literature department has been working on becoming a most essential department. We have various established subjects: courses for studying linguistics and literature, and courses for English acquisition, command of language, and interpretation. The educational courses are divided into two parts: one is basic and the other is advanced major courses. Foreign professors teach general education conversation courses. Studying language and literature will help students understand English holistically, and practicing English will help students lead in the 21st century. It is time for students and professors to work together to help shape the future and to enlarge our vision with our sister universities in the States.

Objectives of Education
The Department of English language and literature delivers basic knowledge of English-speaking countries for students to understand linguistics and literature as academic fields and to apply that knowledge in the field of humanities. 1. To have fluent command of English 2. To cultivate simultaneous interpretation and translation skills 3. To understand and apply basic theories of linguistics 4. To cultivate the ability of understanding literary works 5. To investigate western culture through understanding English culture.

Educational Contents
The major courses are divided into three parts: basic course for freshmen and sophomores, practical courses for all students, and linguistic and literature courses. [Basic Courses] This is the introductory course for freshmen to prepare for studying major subjects. [Practical English Course] The aim of this course is to cultivate students�� ability in practical English through English conversation, writing, and reading. To increase students�� ability in translation, which is required in English-related professions, translation course have been opened. [Linguistics] This course deals scientifically and systematically with cognitive phenomenon which happen during speaking, listening, and writing in English. Students will acquire abilities of using English fluently by learning pronunciation, vocabulary, and sentence structure and meaning. In this course, they naturally gain the general understanding of languages, therefore, they are able to discern differences among languages, acquire new languages easily, and comprehend their culture. Language reflects human thoughts and human thoughts are expressed by language. Thus knowledge of language is essential not only to understand politics, culture, science, and philosophy but also to write computer languages. Linguistics is a basic knowledge in every academic and social area. [Literature] To understand literature is to understand human beings. English literature explores the essence of various human experiences reflected in social system, politics, nature, science, religion, and philosophy. The harmony between reality in natural science and ideas in human studies is delivered by imaginative writing in English. The reason that Homer��s work and Shakespeare��s work still touches readers�� emotions is its universal power transcend time and space. By studying English literature, students build abilities to grasp different cultures and literary works, including Korean literature, analytically and synthetically, and have comprehensive understanding to relate other academic fields. --A Semester-Study in Foreign Sister Schools All students have to study in sister schools in America for a semester to build their English competitive ability. It is a unique system for English major students to cultivate language skills, experience cultures in an English-speaking environment, and become leaders with international mindsets.

Career Path
English has been an international language and means of survival in the Internet era when people in the world share information simultaneously. Having a good command of English will brighten students�� future in this information-oriented society. Graduates are able to enter almost every career field, Including business, public corporations, education, finance, and journalism.

Department of Japanese Language and Literature
The department was opened in 1979 when Dongguk, Gyeongju was founded. To understand Japan, which is close in distance and culture, it is necessary to know its language and literary works. The aim of the department is to produce specialists in Japanese through teaching students the language and literature. Useful curriculum and excellent professors help students excel in this field. Many of our students have studied at sister schools in Japan through our student exchange program. There are some programs which help students improve their language skills: one is academic clubs and mentoring, another is cultural exchanges through visiting Japan and communicating in Japanese. Up until now, the department has about 1000 graduates. Some work as professors, teachers, instructors, and businessmen, or others study in Japan. Japanese majors have played a key role in the development of society, and they will be leaders of the new century.

Objectives of Education
The aim of the department is to produce specialists of Japan who have knowledge in the language and literature, understand Japanese cultures in various fields, and cope with problems caused between Korea and Japan. To implement these objectives the department has detailed the following: 1. Students play roles as diplomats with general knowledge of Japan. 2. Students have the ability to grasp cultural differences between our two countries, reinterpret them, and synthesize them with an integrated way of thinking. 3. With self-directed motivation, students set study plans and apply for language-level examinations. 4. Students become experts in Korea-Japan relations with their language skills and their understanding of each culture. 5. Students have the ability to collect and analyze information to solve problems between our two countries.

Educational Contents
In linguistics, traditional and current theories are considered to research the language objectively. In literature, not only studying authors or literary works but also researching the status of texts is the main content of study. To broaden students�� vision, interdisciplinary research with cultural anthropology and philosophy has been established. Educational contents:: fluent language skills to communicate with Japanese; academic approaches to Japanese culture and literature; practical Japanese with Japanese native speakers.

Career Path
Due to enlarging exchanges in economic and academic fields between our two countries, the demand for Japanese users increases. Graduates work at international businesses, banks, publishers as interpreters or translators. For further Japanese studies, there are some students who attend universities in Japan.

Department of Chinese Language and Literature
Freshmen usually start their college life with various plans but they may have vague fears about how to implement them while they are attending school. College life will be a time for identifying their problems and solving them by themselves. In fact, each individual's path will be determined by how this period is spent. For your wonderful college life and splendid future, professors in the Chinese language and literature department will share their academic expertise with you. As the relationship between Korea and China becomes increasingly important, there are many responsibilities during your 4 years of college life. Have a dream and go forward. We welcome you freshmen with our warm heart.

Objectives of Education
The aim of the department is to research the modern Chinese spirit which embodies splendid cultures with a 5 thousand year history, and its potentiality, and to nurture highly qualified translation and interpretation professionals.

Educational Contents
The aim of the department is to teach Chinese language and literature, politics, economy, society, culture, religion, art, oriental medicine, and scientific technology to students and to make them use the language fluently to understand and research those areas. 1.3billion people live in main land China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore, and Chinese population in the world use Chinese. In the near future, the language will become a world communal language instead of English. Since joining WTO, the use of Chinese has increased in world trade markets not only in Chinese speaking countries but also non-Chinese-speaking places. Therefore, to meet the demand of our knowledge based society, our Chinese department will produce individuals who are able to translate and interpret Chinese into Korean. The department opens classes for producing Chinese specialists: courses for Chinese conversation, linguistics, and literature. Each course consists of three levels?introductory, basic, and advanced. They will help students understand China, Chinese people, and its culture, and practice Chinese for translating and interpreting. Other than that, some prestigious universities in Chinese-speaking countries such as Beijing University, Tsing-Hua University, Nanjing University, Shanghai Normal University, Northwestern University in Xian, and Chinese Culture University in Taiwan are our sister schools, and every year we exchange students with Nanjing University, Tsing-Hua University, Shanghai Normal University, and Chinese Culture University in Taiwan. During summer and winter vacation, students are able to apply for overseas study for getting 3 credits. We also open non-credit special language programs which are taught by Chinese native professors from Nanjing University and Tsing-Hua University during summer and winter breaks.

Career Path
Graduates get employment at public offices, the diplomatic channels of China and Taiwan, international organizations like UNESCO, trading businesses related to China, and journalism. Acquiring the certificate for tour guide, translator, HSK, and a teacher��s license will provide advantageous terms to get a job.

Department of Arts
As Goethe said, ��What is best in the national is universal��. We try to keep our cultural characteristics but we drift in current trends. In the field of art, to combine old and new, the national and the universal are key. With a strong sense of duty we educate students who understand current changes and show their artistic expressions in works representing our current cultural climate. We opened our department in March 1979 with 40 freshmen. By 2013 we had 1,299 graduates, and now we have 311 students from freshman to junior, in 5 major ares. The department of arts has five major courses: Buddhist art, Korean painting, Western painting, cultural modeling design, and visual design. Professors in the department display their works in and out of campus.

Objectives of Education
Since March 1979 when the department was opened, we have produced 1,299 graduates and now we have 211 art majors and 100 Buddhist majors. In this era of knowledge and information, the department aims to realize its educational goals: being a whole-person and creating art. To raise creativity, students will learn knowledge in major courses then be well-equipped artists and designers who contribute their talents to the development of their country and art. They also study various art styles, experience different media, learn skills for expressing their inner-self, and have an ability to see things with new perspectives. There are 8 professors who are in charge of Buddhist art, Korean painting, Western painting, culture modeling design, and visual design. We make an effort to cultivate specialists who have a flexible attitude toward social transitions.

Educational Contents
* Buddhist Art Students foster creative appreciation by learning symbols and aesthetic sense in Buddhist thinking, and train themselves in practical and theoretical courses. Categories of education are: Buddhist art, Buddhist painting, Buddhist crafts, and field placement of cultural assets. Studying these courses will make students have skills in restoring damaged assets and give them a sense of history to the present, as well as a vision for the future. * Korean Painting The main educational contents are: modern understanding of Korean traditional art, globalization of Korean traits, and conglomeration with Korean studies to enlarge its plastic field. Students will acquire harmonious expressions by learning traditional techniques and studying new techniques. They learn Korean traditional ways of expression through ink-and-wash painting, four gracious plant paintings, color paintings, modern painting, and literary paintings, and at the same time they learn other modes of expression to enlarge their artistic vision. In the current trend which demands unique talents of artists, the inheritance and development of Korean painting has infinite potential to create effective value. * Western Painting To adopt to modern trends in art students learn art history, foster an artistic sense, and change existing methods. With a creative sense of expression, students are able to express their skills and thoughts by exhibiting avant-grade and experimental works. Students learn basic knowledge of Western painting through courses like painting technique, picture-modeling technique, modern painting, and art history; understand human body proportion, balance, and anatomical elements; improve skills in color composition and description. * Culture Modeling Design With knowledge on plastic art and artistic sense, students are able to create new paradigm of plastic art. Culture modeling design is a newly born-conflated field of art and story-telling. We teach plastic design, 3-D design, cultural goods design, sightseeing product design, jewelry design, ceramic design, and environment design. Students gain the ability to combine science and art, and get comprehensive skills in researching and analyzing technique, and hands-on production technique. * Visual Design In this knowledge based society, visual design plays a key role to produce specialists who have talents in C.I., B.I., web design, package design, advertising design, and digital editing. We offer courses like 2D, 3D, animation, computer graphic, interior design, and image media for students to express their feelings and senses in design-related areas. The department also has some extra-curricula activities to encourage students�� aesthetic and creative sense: periodic exhibitions, mentoring programs, club activities, and submitting to an open exhibition. There are two other extended courses: one is to acquire a teaching certificate and the other is to pass a test for conserving about cultural properties. The department also supports graduates to exhibit in government-run museums at least twice a year, and contributes to improve their employment rate and to encourage their artistic activities.

Career Path
Graduates are able to stay creative with art or become designers. * Buddhist Art Buddhist artists, cultural properties repair experts, teachers, professors, curators, art critiques, and art therapists * Korean Painting Professors, teachers, art critiques, art therapists, journalists, publishers, animators, curators, artists, broadcasting stations, graduate students * Western Painting Professors, teachers, art critiques, art therapists, journalists, publishers, animation writers, curators, artists, broadcasting stations, and graduate students * Culture Modeling Design Designers for cultural products, company advertising designers, product planners, advertising designers in journalism, sculptors, professors, teachers, displayers, stage directors, and art critiques * Visual Design Professional designers, company advertising designers, advertising designers in journalism, interior designers, animation writers, professors, teachers, and graduate students.

Department of Sports Science
The department helps people enjoy sports as a leisure time activity and recover the pleasure of physical activities which are lacking in modern industrial society. With a healthy body and sound mind quality of life improves. The department strives to produce excellent sport instructors who are able to suggest ways to live a positive life and to provide motivation and value to sport activities. They affect the development of athletics in public. With its active roles in physical education, admission rates and employment rates are getting higher every year. Professors in the department try our best to cultivate students who have well rounded characters and become excellent social and physical educators who combine theory with practice.

Objectives of Education
1. To provide whole-person education through maintenance of a healthy body 2. To cultivate excellent social and physical fitness educators who have an ability to play sports 3. To create educators who are able to teach individuals with scientific and systematic methods 4. To develop health care instructors who are able to test physical strength and to present exercise prescriptions 5. To create instructors who have abilities for planning social physical fitness programs and managing physical fitness facilities.

Educational Contents
The educational contents focus on producing leaders in three different fields: one is to cultivate educators who suggest guidelines for participants in sports activities; another is to develop managing directors who take legal duties, manage budgets, and supervise assists; the third is to educate executive directors who inspect and control the achievement of goals. They get employment as fitness guidance counselors, social and physical fitness educators, social and physical fitness administrators, recreation instructors, managers for sport facilities, physical fitness educators for seniors, and journalists. Educational contents: Abhartung, introduction to social and physical fitness education, social and physical program, physical fitness facilities and administration, sport sociology, physical education for infants and seniors, management of social and physical fitness education, exercise physiology, diagnostics on physical fitness, exercise prescription, camping, golf, swimming, water sports, aerobics, bowling, skiing, squash, and dance sport.

Career Path
Graduates get employment as social and physical fitness educators, leisure-recreation instructors, physical fitness educators in business and public offices, exercise prescription, managers of social physical fitness education, sport-related journalists, and graduate school students.

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