Oct. 06. 1951.

The Department of Korean Language and Literature in the College of Humanities of Kyungpook National University is established. 25 students are admitted by enrollment quota.

Apr. 25. 1952.

A portion of the students from the College of Humanities in Daegu University are transferred according to the instruction from the Minister of Education No.473.

Mar. 03. 1953.

The first BA degrees are issued.

May. 18. 1953.

Korean Language and Literature majors are first offered in the graduate courses. 5 M.A. and Ph.D. candidates are admitted.

    1956.

The first M.A. degrees are granted.

    1957.

Enrollment quota is reduced to 20.

    1962.

Enrollment quota is reduced to 15. 『Eo-Mun-Non-Jib』Vol. 1 is published. (『Eo-Mun-Non-Chong』 from the combined volume of No. 4 and No. 5)

  Feb. 1965.

First Ph.D. degrees are granted. (The first "Night of Korean Language & Literature" is celebrated by Student Council.)

  Feb. 1972.

Enrollment quota of the department is increased to 20.

  Mar. 1976.

131 students enroll the College of Humanities.

  Mar. 1979.

308 students enroll to Language and Literature majors in the College of Humanities.

  Mar. 1980.

360 Language and Literature major students enroll in the School of Language and Literature majors in the College of Humanities. 50 credits for major subjects are required for graduation (over 30 credits of compulsory courses and 20 credits of optional courses).

    1981.

The College of Humanities is separated into College of Human & Social Sciences. The Department of Korean Language Literature belongs to College of Human and Social Sciences. 546 students enroll in the School of Language and Literature majors.

    1982.

The College of Human and Social Science is separated into the College of Humanities and the College of Social Sciences. The Department of Korean Language and Literature becomes the property of the College of Humanities. 30% of students in the College of Humanities are allowed to take secondary teacher certificate courses.
(The Student Council publishes the first volume of 『Mun-Cho』.)

    1986.

60 credits of major courses are required for graduation.

    1988.

Enrollment quota system revives. Maximum number is fixed to 50.

    1994.

69 credits of major courses are required for graduation.

    1996.

The department belongs to the School of Asian Language and Literature. 35 credits of major courses are required for graduation.

    1999.

Compulsory major subjects are not mandatory requirements.

    2000.

Free Major system begins. (42 students enroll in the department.)

Oct. 13. 2001.

50th anniversary of the department is celebrated.

    2008.

36 enrollment quota set for the department. 278 students in total are attending at present.