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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.
Elementary Korean II
Continuation of KORE 101. Prerequisite: KORE 101 with a grade of C or higher.
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.
Intermediate Korean II
Continuation of KORE 201. Prerequisite: KORE 201 with a grade of C or higher.
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.
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.
Korean for Professional Purposes
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 302 with a grade of C or higher.
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 302 with a grade of C or higher.
Korean Language, Media, and Popular Culture
This course aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of Korean society by exploring its language and culture, with a particular focus on media and popular culture. By using a variety of authentic Korean media resources as materials for analysis, it will enhance students’ Korean language skills and their critical thinking ability to analyze underlying values and ways of thinking in Korean. It will use cultural productions such as magazine articles, blog entries, TV shows, films, advertisements, etc. addressing cultural issues permeating Korean society.
Prerequisite: KORE 309 or KORE 310 with a grade of C or higher.
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.
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.