KOR: Korean

KOR 101: Intensive Elementary Korean

An intensive, 6-credit, elementary-level Korean language course that provides foundational knowledge and skills including pronunciation, basic everyday conversational proficiency, principles of character formation, basic grammatical rules, and basic cultural norms and preferences that govern language use. Drawing upon a communicative approach, this course situates oral and written language in real-life contexts and promotes learner-centered, interactive classroom activities. This course is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. A student who has had two or more years of Korean in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take KOR 101 without written permission from the supervisor of the course. May not be taken for credit after any other course in Korean.

DEC:     S3
SBC:     LANG

6 credits

KOR 111: Elementary Korean I

An introduction to spoken and written Korean with equal attention to speaking, reading, and writing. Fundamental communication skills are acquired through intensive study of basic grammar and pronunciation. This course is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. A student who has had two or more years of Korean in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take KOR 111 without written permission from the supervisor of the course.

Partially fulfills: LANG

4 credits

KOR 112: Elementary Korean II

An introduction to spoken and written Korean with equal attention to speaking, reading, and writing. Fundamental communication skills are acquired through intensive study of basic grammar and pronunciation. This course is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. A student who has had two or more years of Korean in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take KOR 112 without written permission from the supervisor of the course.

Prerequisite: KOR 111

DEC:     S3
SBC:     LANG

4 credits

KOR 211: Intermediate Korean I

Intermediate courses in Korean language to develop audiolingual skills and reading and writing ability. Through the introduction of complex grammatical structures and idioms, speaking, reading, and writing ability in Korean language is further developed.

Prerequisite: KOR 112 or placement test

DEC:     S3
SBC:     GLO

3 credits

KOR 212: Intermediate Korean II

Intermediate courses in Korean language to develop audiolingual skills and reading and writing ability. Through the introduction of complex grammatical structures and idioms, speaking, reading, and writing ability in Korean language is further developed.

Prerequisite: KOR 211 or placement test

DEC:     S3
SBC:     GLO, HUM

3 credits

KOR 311: Advanced Korean

An advanced course designed for students who wish to enhance reading comprehension and writing ability in Korean. Reading materials are selected from modern Korean literature, journals, and newspapers. Students are trained in samples of various writing styles. Emphasis is also placed on the idiomatic usage of Korean language and the relation of Korean to Chinese characters.

Prerequisite: KOR 212 or placement test

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

KOR 312: Advanced Korean II

Advanced Korean II is designed for students who have completed at least two years of Korean instruction at the undergraduate level or who already possess a sufficiently high level of fluency. Classes are conducted in Korean. Reading materials, including excerpts from modern Korean literary works, journals, magazines and newspapers, will be explored and discussed. Other topics such as ancient Korean literature will also be discussed. Through this course students are expected to enhance their ability to grasp the import of literary and academic texts by learning to identify essential points and lines of argument as well as enhance their vocabulary, particularly Sino-Korean terms, and knowledge of idiomatic usage of Chinese-Korean graph dictionaries, including a knowledge of the basic structure of graphs and of the most common component radicals, in their original and abbreviated forms. Students will also learn to research in Korean for their term paper.

Prerequisite: KOR 311 or approval of instructor

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

KOR 331: Social Science Topics in Korean Studies

An investigation of a specific area of Korean studies in the social and behavioral sciences. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing

Advisory Prerequisites: Two courses in Asian studies

DEC:     F
SBC:     SBS+

3 credits

KOR 332: Humanities Topics in Korean Studies

An investigation of a specific area of Korean studies in the humanities. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing

Advisory Prerequisites: Two courses in Asian studies

DEC:     G
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

KOR 411: Advanced Korean III

An advanced course designed for the fourth-year students of Korean to strengthen their ability to understand, speak, read, and write Korean. Students will read a variety of Korean texts including newspaper/magazine articles, biographies, and literary works and write creatively and/or professionally using sophisticated vocabulary and advanced hanja characters. Students will also be trained to comprehend authentic spoken Korean, using a variety of audio-visual materials and to communicate in Korean, applying appropriate socio-cultural norms. Students will also learn to research in Korean for their term paper.

Prerequisite: KOR 312 or placement test

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

KOR 412: Advanced Korean IV

An advanced course designed for the fourth-year students of Korean to strengthen their ability to understand, speak, read, and write Korean. Students will read a variety of Korean texts including newspaper/magazine articles, biographies, and literary works and write creatively and/or professionally using sophisticated vocabulary and advanced hanja characters. Students will also be trained to comprehend authentic spoken Korean, using a variety of audio-visual materials and to communicate in Korean, applying appropriate socio-cultural norms. Not intended for international students from Korea who are part of a two-plus-two or exchange program.

Prerequisite: KOR 411 or placement test

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

KOR 426: Structure of Korean

This course is an introduction to phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicon, and writing systems of the Korean language as well as the use and functions of the language in relation to the social structures of Korea at large. The goal of this course is to analyze Korean in ways that might be of most use to a KFL (Korean as a foreign language) teacher and KFL student.

Prerequisite: KOR 312

SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

KOR 447: Independent Study

Directed reading and research in Korean studies. Limited to Korean studies minors or upper-division students working on advanced problems in Korean studies. May be repeated. Previously offered as KRH and KRS 447.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; permission of instructor

1-6 credits

KOR 475: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum I

Work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member's regularly scheduled classes. The student is required to attend all the classes, do all the regularly assigned work, and meet with the faculty member at regularly scheduled times to discuss the intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the course.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; permission of instructor

3 credits, S/U grading

KOR 476: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum II

Work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member's regularly scheduled classes. Students assume greater responsibility in such areas as leading discussions and analyzing results of tests that have already been graded. Students may not serve as teaching assistants in the same course twice.

Prerequisites: KOR 475; permission of instructor and director of Korean Studies minor

DEC:     S3
SBC:     EXP+

3 credits, S/U grading

KOR 487: Supervised Research in Korean Studies

Independent research under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated to a limit of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; permission of instructor

0-3 credits

KOR 488: Internship

Participation in a local, state, or federal governmental agency or community organization. Students are required to submit progress reports to their department sponsor and a final report on their experience to the department faculty. May be repeated up to a limit of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and undergraduate program director

0-6 credits, S/U grading