The Department of English Language and Literature at Konkuk University (KU) aims at enabling students to gain an in-depth understanding of the English language as well as British and American literature based on a high level of English proficiency. In addition, the department aims to cultivate talent who may contribute to the status of Korea and Koreans in the global arena, based on the expansion of students’ understanding and awareness of the regional cultures of English-speaking countries. In order to correspond to the current global direction toward multiculturalism, we aim to facilitate our students’ learning of English and provide them with extensive knowledge regarding British and American literature and culture. We also help them form their own way of creative, critical thinking and actualize their capacities to contribute to the Korean society.
Our department also supports students to gain a deep understanding of the spirit of Western culture. This way, students can understand in depth the perspectives of people living in English-speaking countries and acquired knowledge of English literature.