The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of the academic pillars of Chung-Ang University. The faculty is a complex academic program which has 19 departments, three undergraduate schools and seven graduate schools.
The objective of Humanities and Social Sciences is to help society and individual know better about themselves and put principles in practice. The 21st century demands more than ever understanding individuals and the society at the same time. It also asks knowledge and skills to actively cope with the fast-changing world. In the trends of globalization, establishment of the East Asian block, global citizenship, multi-cultured, or multi-ethnic society, and social polarization, a university is called to nurture future leaders capable of adapting to changes and leading new future. Our faculty is poised to produce self-reflective, democratic leaders for the future generation of Korea.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will be the new leader in generating creative knowledge and practicing innovative education. Located at the heart of Korea, the driving force of the 21st-century world, our faculty will rise as the center of education and research.
The educational objective of the College of Humanities is to educate our young scholars into professionals who will contribute to bringing stability and peace to mankind with their knowledge on humanities.
The Department of Korean Language and Literature fosters students’ creative attitude towards Korean literature through teaching broad knowledge and research of Korean linguistics, and classical and contemporary Korean literature to produce future leaders who can contribute to the preservation and development of our cultural tradition.
The Department of English Language and Literature offers high quality lectures taught by native professors and language ability trainings focused on speaking and writing to produce experts with a comprehensive understanding of English and American society and a cosmopolitan mindset.
The School of European Languages and Cultures nurtures students’ professional knowledge of European literature, culture, society, history, politics, and economy as well as knowledge of humanities and an open world view.
The School of Asian Languages and Cultures aims to equip students with flexible ways of thinking and problem solving ability through conducting education and research of East Asian linguistics, literature and culture.
The Department of Philosophy is devoted to examination of our and others’ culture, and the objective of the department is to comprehend and compare Asian cultures to contribute to the development of the society.
The educational objective of the Department of History is to develop students into professional historians who have an open mindset, flexible thinking, professional competence, and practical skills.