Faculty of Korean Language and Literature

The mission of the Faculty, a centre of language and literature education and a training centre for writers and journalists, is to train competent specialists who are capable of solving theoretical and practical problems in the fields of literature, linguistics, national classics, creative writing and journalism.

It was separated from the Faculty of History in Juche 38(1949), was named the Faculty of Korean Language and Literature and became a college in Juche 89 (2000) and now returned to what it used to be.

The Faculty has seven departments, which includes the Literature Department, the Department of Korean Language, the Department of Screenplay Writing, the Department of Novel & Poetry, the Department of National Classics, the Journalism Department, the Department of Information Management and has the Office of Creative Writing.

It offer courses in Korean Literature, the Korean Language Studies, Film Scenario, Creative Writing, National Classics, Journalism, Archive Information and a special course for writers and journalists.

The main subjects include the Juche-based Theory of Literature, the History of Korean Literature, Contemporary Korean Literature, Modern Korean Literature, Ancient & Medieval Korean Literature, Orally-transmitted Literature, Literary Criticism, Dramaturgy, Screenwriting, Novel Writing, Poem Writing, Children's Literature Writing, Corpus Linguistics, Grammar, Introduction to Linguistics, Semantics, Lexicology, Stylistics, Korean Speaking, Network Journalism, Mass Media, the history of ancient publications, Metal and Stone Inscriptions in Korea, and Chinese Characters.

The Faculty of History has a staff of ninety lecturers and researchers including two academicians, one candidate academician and forty Doctors of Philosophy. Fifty of them have professorship or associate professorship.

It has about 1 000 students.

Introduction to Curriculum For Foreign Students

- Year 1

Semester 1

NoCourse TitleCreditsSessions per WeekExam Typeremarks
1Korean speaking712Type-one
2Basic Korean reading710Type-one

Semester 2

NoCourse TitleCreditsSessions per WeekExam Typeremarks
1Korean speaking810Type-one
2Basic Korean reading710Type-one
3Introduce to Linguistics46Type-one

- Year 2

Semester 1

NoCourse TitleCreditsSessions per WeekExam Typeremarks
1Korean style reading68Type-one
2Korean listening68Type-one
3Korean phonetics44Type-one
5Korean geography33Type-two
6Fundamentals of literature34Type-two
7Writing practice22Type-two

Semester 2

NoCourse TitleCreditsSessions per WeekExam Typeremarks
1Korean style reading46Type-one
2Korean listening58Type-one
3Korean lexicology34Type-one
5Computer Application45Type-two
6History of Korean literature23Type-two
7Writing Practice22Type-two

- Year 3

Semester 1

NoCourse TitleCreditsSessions per WeekExam Typeremarks
2Korean history34Type-two
3History of Korean literature33Type-two
4Korean style reading46Type-one
5Korean listening56Type-one
6Korean morphology45Type-one
7Writing practice12Type-one

Semester 2

NoCourse TitleCreditsSessions per WeekExam Typeremarks
2Korean history23Type-two
3Korean style reading46Type-one
4Korean listening58Type-one
5Korean syntax45Type-one
6Writing practice12Type-two

- Year 4

Semester 1

NoCourse TitleCreditsSessions per WeekExam Typeremarks
1Juche philosophy24Type-two
2Socialist Constitution34Type-two
4Korean folklorism33Type-two
5Korean stylistics33Type-one
6Korean semantics34Type-one
7Korean dialectology34Type-one

Semester 2

NoCourse TitleCreditsSessions per WeekExam Typeremarks
1Juche philosophy23Type-one
3Mathematical linguistics38Type-one
4Computer linguistics38Type-one
5Korean word-formation37Type-one
6History of korean linguistics38Type-one
7Middle Korean grammar37Type-two
8Chinese ideograph38Type-two
9History of foreign linguistics38Type-two
10History of foreign literature38Type-two

Course Duration: 2 years

Degree: Master Degree of Linguistics

For the graduates from Korean linguistics department, post-grad course is available, providing a wide array of Korean-related subjects and disciplines in linguistics, writing dissertations for MA degree.

The subjects for MA course are:

1. Social linguistics

2. Text linguistics

3. Pragmatics

4. Cognitive semantics

5. Contrastive linguistics

6. Syntactic semantics

7. Psychological linguistics

8. Phatic linguistics

9. Environment semantics

10. Cognitive linguistics

11. Lexicography

12. Text semantics

13. Speech analysis

14. Sentence construction

15. Language pedagogy

16. Academic terms theory

17. Manchu linguistics

18. Middle foreign linguistics

19. History of Korean grammar

20. Korean vocabulary

21. History of Korean phoneme

22. Language information theory

23. Vague linguistics

24. Machine translation

25. Corpus linguistics

The apprentice’s course is following:

1. Korean reading-1

2. Korean reading-2

3. Korean speaking-1

4. Korean speaking-2

5. Practical Korean grammar

6. Korean style reading

7. Writing

8. Korean geography

9. General linguistics

10. History of Korean language

11. Dialectology

12. Computer applied linguistics

13. History of Korean literature

14. Fundamental of literature

15. Korean semantics

16. Korean history

17. Korean folklorism