Department of Japanese Language, Literature and Culture of Sungshin Women's University as it is was created in 1972 as Department of Foreign Language Education (Japanese Major) of Sungshin Women's Teacher's College. In 1979, the department was renamed as Department of Japanese Language and Literature as it is, and created its evening session in September 1993. In 2006, the department increased the student quota for the morning session and stopped recruiting for its evening session for the purpose of building the viability of the university and improving the quality of its educational environment. Our department equips the students with the knowledge and hands-on skills of a Japan specialist through its diverse-ranging curriculum related to the Japanese language, literature, and culture. Moreover, the program cultivates students' global perspective and qualifications by operating its short-term study abroad programs such as sending exchange students to Tokyo Woman's Christian University and Gakushuin University among others. Meanwhile, the department promotes in-depth scholarly research on the Japanese language and literature and deepens students' understanding of international issues by holding academic and cultural events such as plays presented in Japanese, newspaper edited in Japanese, kanji competition, speech contest etc. Through these research and scholarly activities, our department trains female professionals equipped with correct values, specialist skills, and global perspective that are needed in the era of globalization and informatization.
Educational Goals of Departments
- Training professionals through systematic learning and mastery of the Japanese literature.
- Training professionals who can write a new chapter in the Republic of Korea and Japan relations through in-depth research on the Japanese politics, economy, culture, and history.
- Training professionals who can perform a leading role in the era of globalization.
Students Envisioned by Departments
A professional equipped with creative intelligence, passion, humaneness, and morality who can lead the era of globalization based on her specialist knowledge in the Japanese language, literature, and culture.