UMBC Police phone (410-455-5555) main line is back online.
Skip to Main Content

Korean Courses

Courses offered Fall Semester 2014 are highlighted; details can be found in the Class Schedule.
KORE 101
Elementary Korean I
An Introduction to Korean language and culture through a communicative approach. Language is learned in a thematic context. Emphasis is on listening comprehension and basic speaking skills. Elements of Korean culture and history will be introduced.
KORE 102
Elementary Korean II
Continuation of KORE 101. Prerequisite: KORE 101 with a grade of C or higher.
KORE 201
Intermediate Korean I
Further development of listening comprehension and speaking skills, with an increased emphasis on reading ability and cultural knowledge. Prerequisite: KORE 102 with a grade of C or higher.
KORE 202
Intermediate Korean II
Continuation of KORE 201. Prerequisite: KORE 201 with a grade of C or higher.
KORE 301
Advanced Korean I
An advanced Korean language course in the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with focus on socio-cultural issues and current events. In addition to regular oral practice, the course will include such activities as formal presentations, intensive reading and some expository writing. Prerequisites: KORE 202 with a grade of C or higher.
KORE 302
Advanced Korean II
An advanced Korean language course in the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) with focus on socio-cultural issues and current events. In addition to regular oral practice, the course will include such activities as formal presentations, intensive reading and some expository writing. Prerequisite: KORE 301 with a grade of C or higher.
KORE 309
Business Korean
A further advanced Korean language course that emphasizes advanced oral skills in formal situations and specialized vocabulary used in a wide range of Korean business. Korean business etiquette and Korean customs and culture will also be taught. The course will include such activities as oral practices including formal presentations, intensive reading and expository writing. Prerequisite: KORE 301 or KORE 302 with a grade of C or higher.
KORE 310
Korean Language in Social and Cultural Context
An advanced Korean language course that deals with the content of Korean linguistics in relation to the culture and society. It will help students understand how language, culture, and society are interrelated. More specifically, students will study how the Korean language reflects and affects the culture and society by learning the history of the language, cultural terms, and other sociolinguistic aspects. This course will also help students extend their listening comprehension, speaking, and writing skills in Korean. Students will be trained not only to understand lectures, but also to participate in discussions, and write short papers in Korean. Prerequisite: KORE 301 or KORE 302 with a grade of C or higher.
MLL 311
Introduction to Korean Culture
This course introduces students to Korean culture. It will help students understand the values, attitudes and norms that constitute Korean culture and lead students to get the feel of the dynamic vitality of Korean culture. The course will broaden their understanding of culture in general, and Korean culture in particular. Taught in English.  Knowledge of Korean is not required. Recommended Preparation: MLL 190, 191, 230, or 301.
MLL 315
Images of Society in Contemporary Korean Films
Study of major works of Korean cinema, encompassing a range of genres and styles. Emphasis on the film as an art form and a mirror of society. Taught in English. No knowledge of Korean required. Recommended Preparation: MLL 190, 191, 230, or 301.