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- School of English for Interpretation and Translation  
* Interpretation and Translation for International Trade and         Relations in English-Speaking Areas faculty course course description
Course Descriptions

 
* British-American Geography and History
By understanding the human/geographic characteristics and historical backgrounds of different regions in Britain and America, students gain an in-depth understanding of the elements that impact the current socio-cultural characteristics of Britain and America, and their diversity.
 
* British-American Media and Popular Culture
This course takes a look at the roles of mass media in the socio-culture of Britain and America, as well as the flow of popular culture. Students will study the history and current status of mass media, such as the newspaper, radio, television, book, and Internet, and review the history and points of issue in popular culture, such as music, art, films, popular novels, and games, that is disseminated through the mass media.
 
* Basics of British-American Society and Culture
The goal is to have students gain basic, essential information and knowledge of the society and culture of Britain and America. To this end, students study the two countries' history, geography, culture, systems, social customs, politics, and economy.
 
* Modern British-American History
This course takes a detailed look at the history of Britain and America since the latter half of the 19th century from a world history point of view. It enables students to gain a balanced historical understanding of people's lives and changes in terms of political-economic aspects and socio-cultural aspects.
 
* Contemporary British-American Society
This course reviews key points of issue in various areas that make up contemporary British and American society. The aim is to increase understanding of the basic concepts of key social issues, such as family, religion, values, race, class, poverty, and women-related issues; and take a focused look at key current issues. The course also attempts to have students gain knowledge of the historical background of key social issues experienced today and enable forecasting of trends.
 
* Gender, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism
There is a growing level of interest in the diversity of the society and culture of Britain and America, mainly in terms of gender, ethnicity, race, and class. This course takes a cultural interest in those in society who were secluded from the Caucasian male-oriented mainstream culture of the past - women, minority race, homosexuals, laborers - as well as poverty, and takes a look at their thoughts on social issues.
 
* USA and Globalization
This course reviews a wide array of issues that are occurring in tandem with the global dissemination of American culture. Discussions will take place on cultural elements that are mainly spreading across the globe, relationships with local cultures, cultural imperialism, cultural elements that are re-imported, and influence of American culture on Korea.
 
* Britain and the European Union
The goal is to have students acquire basic and essential information and knowledge with regard to the relationship between Britain and the EU. The course looks at the historical background of Britain’s stance towards European integration and analyzes the influence Europe has on the formation of identities of the British people.
 
* British-American Religions and Thoughts
Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the various thoughts and religions that originated in Britain and America. The goal is to gain an understanding of Western civilization from a world history perspective, by acquiring comprehensive knowledge of the religions and social thoughts of Britain and America, which form the basis of current Western civilization.
 
* British-American Culture and Globalization
This course deals with various issues that occur in tandem with the global dissemination of Anglo-American culture. Discussions will take place on cultural elements that are spreading across the globe, relationships with local cultures, cultural imperialism, cultural elements that are re-imported, and influence of Anglo-American culture on Korea.
 
* British-American Political Culture
The goal is to gain an understanding of the political process and structure as well as the political culture of mainly Britain and the U.S. Students will also become to understand world order that was built by these countries.
 
* Seminar on Current Issues of the UK and the USA
This course designates a theme related to British and American society and culture that warrants a focused review and reviews such a theme from various perspectives. In- depth research is carried out on how a social or cultural phenomenon developed, what the current status is, and how it will develop in the future through lectures and debates. The theme may differ according to the semester.
 
* English for International Financial Transactions
This course enables students to acquire knowledge on international finance, which is essential for various international conference interpretation, and presents opportunities for students to familiarize themselves with relevant professional terminologies in both Korean and English.
 
* English for International Trades
This course enables students to acquire knowledge on international trade, which is essential for various international conference interpretation, and presents opportunities for students to familiarize themselves with relevant professional terminologies in both Korean and English.
 
* Studies of the British Commonwealth of Nations
Students will gain basic knowledge of the British Empire and the Commonwealth of Nations and study recent discussions on imperialism and postcolonialism.

 

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