The College of Humanities consists of the Department of Korean Language and Literature, Department of English Language and Literature, Department of French Language and Literature, Department of History, and Department of Culture and Contents.
The Department of Korean Language and Literature is designed to provide students with basic and professional knowledge in the Korean language and Korean literature and maximize academic efficiency and their organic nature. The department of English Language and Literature trains students in the English language and English literature, aiming to enhance students' skills in English through training in English conversation and writing by native English-speaking faculty, while the Department of French Language and Literature ,stresses practicality and aims to enhance students' skills in the French language through training in conversation and writing. The Department of History aims to help students gain a comprehensive systematic understanding of Korean history, Asian history, and Western history through diverse and balanced education including field training in various sites for cultural relics. The Department of Culture and Contents offers a variety of programs and nurtures professionals of storytelling and planning with a wide range of humanistic knowledge and practical competency.
With the vitalizations of the undergraduate program, earning a double major at Ajou University is common. Accordingly, undergraduate humanities students can overcome their vulnerability in the job market and benefit from their majors and have better opportunities to find jobs than students in other majors depending upon how much time and effort they invest in their studies.
The College of Humanities pursues education for humanity, education for creativity and communication skills, and education for the global mind-set and cultural capacity. Also, the college aims for future-oriented education that can lead society in the 21st century. The global era is in dire need of outstanding global mindsets, communication skills, a wide range of knowledge in local and global cultures, and a sense of balance, universal value, and solid identity. The information era requires the ability to sort out accurate information from a flood of information on various media and interpret, reconstruct, and express it in a critical way. The cultural era demands literacy in classical and modern cultures, creative cultural production, and the ability to give objective cultural critiques. The College of Humanities continues to do its best to provide education to meet such demands of society in the 21st century.