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Teaching Korean Premodern Literature as a General Education in University

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2010, (22), pp.5-30
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose

Kim, Jongcheol 1

1서울대학교

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ABSTRACT

Teaching Korean premodern literature as a general education in university has several tasks as follows :1. To select classics and canons from Korean premodern works. There are lots of premodern literary works but only several works are recognized as classics or canons. 2. To provide topics and develop them to the universal level. Research into Korean literature has been oriented toward nationalism, so teaching Korean premodern literature as a general education should go beyond the horizon of nationalism and reach the universal sphere. 3. To contribute toward the formation of the cultured circles. Eighty percent of high school students go on to college, so teaching classics can make contribution to form well-educated classes to lead the culture of civil society. 4. To write in Korean the results of analysis, comparison, assessment,and argument on the topics from the classics or canons. Writing in Korean in the Korean academic circles has the historical task to develop Korean as an academic language. If students could derive ideas from works written in everyday language and conceptualize them, then students can contribute to develop Korean as an academic language.

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