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Training global experts with professional competence in English language,
literature, and American and British culture


1. Educating well-rounded leaders with a balance of tradition and practicality
2. Fostering creative professionals through integrating foundational knowledge and
    innovative thinking
3. Cultivating global leaders with liberal arts mind and international sensibilities

Educational Objectives

1. Strengthening the knowledge of English linguistics and literature with strong English proficiency
2. Fostering talented professionals with creativity and practical capabilities
3. Educating global leaders with integrity and abilities

Established in October, 1951, the Department of English Language and Literature at Kyungpook National University is widely recognized for its commitment to teaching and academic excellence.

The Department focuses on English in all of its aspects, in the broadest context of human languages, linguistics and literature. Students are engaged in a comprehensive approach to mastering English through an intensive study of linguistics, literature, composition, and oral communication, and the students are involved not only in academic studies but also the creative use of the language.

The department offers courses that address a wide range of topics in the two main areas of English linguistics and literature. Courses offered in the area of English linguistics include phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, grammar, historical linguistics and language teaching. In English literature, courses are offered in poetry, novels, drama, and literary criticism. The study of English also focuses on training students to express themselves fluently in the language. To improve communicative skills in English, the native-speaking faculty members teach courses in oral communication, rhetoric, persuasive speech, and practical English.

We contribute to public engagement by participating actively in local and national communities through publications, consultations, performances, teacher-support and service-learning programs, and internships.

Graduates from our department typically pursue careers in teaching, media, publishing, technical writing, and other fields such as international business and trade, or they continue to develop their skills by entering graduate programs or professional schools. The study of English equips students with the essential thinking and writing skills necessary to work in any field in the context of our globalizing world. Overall, the programs offered in the Department of English Language and Literature combine in-depth academic studies with intensive practice in written and oral communication to develop crucial skills and ensure that graduates have a strong record of success.