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The following course guide will help you to narrow your focus to particular subjects and programs, and find essential information about specific departments and faculties and the courses which are available. Please use the following links below to find information on all Hannam University colleges.

College of Liberal Arts

Through studies and education in humanitarian sciences, the College of Liberal Arts brings up enterprising intellectuals equipped with critical insight based on humanism obtained by understanding all cultural heritages of mankind including our traditional culture, upright values based on Christian service spirit and free and creative will to practice. While developing experts with cultural education according to the curriculum of each department, we exert our best efforts to have them learn practical languages to cope with the age of internationalization and information systems and discharge talents equipped with the understanding of the newest information technologies and ability to apply them. To that end, scientific education systems such as language laboratories, audio-visual classrooms, multipurpose lecture rooms, computer facilities, etc. are widely operated for students' academic pursuit and we are striving to cultivate the whole character through various kinds of social service activities.

The College of Liberal Arts seeks to increase the students' depth of understanding in the humanities and social sciences. The focus of the liberal studies program is to enlighten minds and develop students' creative thinking. Language laboratories, audio visual rooms, multipurpose classrooms and computer facilities are available for students and faculty. Healthy academic and interpersonal relationships are encouraged between students and faculty.

Department of Korean Language & Literature/Literary Creative Writing

Department of Korean Language and Literature·Literary Creative Writing 

We provide students with theoretical and practical bases to conduct creative language activities through education and studies based on proper utilization of the Korean language and understanding of Korean literature. We educate scholars, Korean language teachers, literary experts, critics, journalists, and experts in the areas of publication and editing. We provide students with practical experience in literature obtained through creations, appreciations, criticisms and analyses of works. We educate creative experts such as literary men, critics, dramatists, scenario and composition writers, writing/discourse/reading guiders, journalists, experts in publication fields such as planning/editing/proofreading, copywriters, etc.

Department of Library and Information Science

Through education of theories and skills of effective information distribution and management of information organizations as well as processing and treatment of information based on the newest computer and communication technologies, we educate experts in the areas of business information centers, government, and public/private libraries and data rooms, Internet contents development and web DB establishment, etc.

Department of Korean Language & Literature/Literary Creative Writing

Department of English Language and Literature - English Language and Literature

We conduct in-depth studies of English and American literature and offer programs to enhance practical English ability suitable for the age of internationalization. Many graduates advance into diverse areas such as the educational world, research institutes, government agencies, various businesses including trading companies, banks, media organizations, foreign businesses, etc.

Department of Applied English Contents(2023)

Through various English education and culture-related courses offered in the Applied English Content Department's curriculum, students who have been trained can pursue various career paths related to English education. Specifically, they can become English textbook publishers, English teachers in kindergartens and childcare centers, English teachers and directors in English language institutes, founders of English study rooms, English content developers, English education broadcasters, cultural tour guides in travel agencies, and other diverse professions as English and content specialists. Additionally, they can continue their studies in English education and content development through graduate programs at domestic and international universities.​


Department of Japanese & French Language and Literature

Department of Japanese Language and Literature

By having students objectively and widely study overall Japanese culture based on Japanese language and literature, we educate experts in Japan that go on to professions such as university professors, middle school Japanese teachers, trading company staff, foreign business staff, overseas government agency staff, public officials, journalists, publishing/editing staff, tourism interpreters, etc.

Department of French Language and Literature

We educate experts in France through one on one customized course guidance based on a wide understanding of French literature, language, regional studies, society and culture. More than 1,000 alumni/alumnae have distinguished themselves in European Union related businesses and those areas such as culture and art planning, management, trading, tourism interpretation, hotel management, convention planning, and the press and publishing.

Department of History and Philosophic Counseling
Department of Philosophy and Counselling

Based on the understanding of Western/Eastern philosophy, we educate students equipped with logical thinking power, deep insights and the ability to solve practical problems in life. Students can advance into the academic world, public officials, businesses and the areas of press/publishing as well as the educational world by obtaining a license to be a middle school teacher in subjects such as morality/ethics and philosophy.

Department of History

By having students study in-depth Korean history, Eastern history and Western history by age/area, we educate experts equipped with comprehensive knowledge of history. Many graduates work in the history-related circle as teachers or researchers, literary exhibitors of public/private museums, researchers in culture centers or national cultural asset managers, etc.

Department of Christian Studies

By cultivating the theology and spirit of Christianity which retains universal cultural heritage as a world religion, we bring up Christian leaders equipped with a Christian personality of sacrifice and service, who contribute to development of theology both domestic and abroad. Graduates work in diverse areas such as theologians, pastors, religion teachers, the press, publishing, broadcasting, social welfare, etc.