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December 16, 2015

"The Many Worlds of Yamaguchi Yoshiko"










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Korean Studies in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALAC) is responsible for humanities-related courses in East Asian studies, including history, language, literature, religion, and philosophy. EALAC has offered Korean language instruction since 1962, and now offers Korean language courses up to the fourth-year level annually, and other courses on Korean reading, including modern documentary Korean and Korean readings in classical Chinese, upon student demand. Beginning with two students in 1962, since the early 1990s enrolment in Korean language course has regularly exceed 100 students. The Korean language program, headed by Professor Ledyard until 1979, has been under the direction of Ms. Carol Schultz since 1980, and has now developed into a model for other programs around the country. Ms. Schulz currently heads a team of three language lecturers, and is also active professionally in international Korean language teaching groups. There are usually upwards of ten courses on Korea taught in EALAC every year, from language and literature to civilization and history. The department hosts an average of five to fifteen undergraduate majors and six to ten graduate students in Korean Studies every year