KOR 101
KOR 101 - Beginning Korean I

An introductory course on standard conversational Korean for students who have little or no knowledge of Korean. The course will provide basic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with a focus on spoken language proficiency. The course will emphasize the development of communication skills in given situations and tasks, and provide an introduction to sociocultural interests and daily life in Korea. Four 75-minute classes with regular individual meetings.

Units: 1.25

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: J. Song

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

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KOR 102
KOR 102 - Beginning Korean II

An introductory course on standard conversational Korean for students who have little or no knowledge of Korean. The course will provide basic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with a focus on spoken language proficiency. The course will emphasize the development of communication skills in given situations and tasks, and provide an introduction to sociocultural interests and daily life in Korea. Four 75-minute classes with regular individual meetings.

Units: 1.25

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: KOR 101 or equivalent

Instructor: J. Song

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

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KOR 201
KOR 201 - Intermediate Korean

A continuation of KOR 101-KOR 102. The first semester will emphasize further development of listening and speaking skills with more complex language structures as well as proficiency in reading and writing. The second semester will emphasize reading and writing skills. Four 75-minute classes with regular individual meetings.

Units: 1.25

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: KOR 101- KOR 102 or placement by the department.

Instructor: Hwang

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

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KOR 202
KOR 202 - Intermediate Korean

A continuation of KOR 101-KOR 102. The first semester will emphasize further development of listening and speaking skills with more complex language structures as well as proficiency in reading and writing. The second semester will emphasize reading and writing skills. Four 75-minute classes with regular individual meetings.

Units: 1.25

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: KOR 201, or placement by the department.

Instructor: Hwang

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

Notes: Students who are placed into KOR 202 must continue at the third-year level (KOR 231 or KOR 232) to complete the Foreign Language requirement.

KOR 206
KOR 206 - Korean Culture & Language

This course aims to provide a fundamental understanding of Korean culture, society, and the Korean people by focusing on the Korean language. The development of language occurs in dynamic relation to culture and community. Topics include the origin and history of the Korean language, the writing system (Hangeul-Korean alphabet), different dialects (including North Korean dialects), cross-linguistic analysis, intercultural communication, language use in pop culture, language variation across generations, neologism (new word formation) and slang, etc. The historical trajectory of Korean will be examined in relation to relevant sociopolitical and cultural trends. We will also explore diverse issues in contemporary Korean and popular culture using articles, films, dramas, etc. This course is expected to develop cross-cultural perspectives on the Korean language and its rich cultural heritage.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Lee

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Every other year; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

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KOR 209H
KOR 209H - Dynamic Korea

This three-week-intensive study abroad course is designed to expand the students’ Korean language skills while further developing their sociocultural understanding of Korea by utilizing critical engagement and analytical thinking to communicate effectively with native speakers of Korean. In particular, the course will employ a variety of approaches and methods to develop intercultural and interactional competence at an intermediate level. Students will practice appropriate manners and language use based on the sociocultural awareness and interactional practices they learn in the course. Students will experience Korea through: (i) Language: intensive language training + collaborative work with an individual language buddy, (ii) Culture: hands-on cultural activities + excursions + projects, and (iii) Community: homestay + community service. The course takes a student-centered and project-based approach to language acquisition. Students will become aware of the structural, conceptual, social and cultural aspects associated with language use in both Korean and their own native language(s).

Units: 0.5

Max Enrollment: 10

Prerequisites: KOR 201 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: J. Song

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Every other year

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

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KOR 231
KOR 231 - Advanced Intermediate Korean I

This third-year Korean course is designed for students to develop an advanced level of language proficiency by focusing on communication and discussion skills, and cross-cultural understanding, and critical and creative thinking ability. Students will improve their linguistic competence through student-led discussions, presentations, debates, and various individual projects. The integrated activities and applications are designed to expand advanced level vocabulary including formal expressions and Hanja, grammar, and cultural knowledge. Media resources and readings using TV drama, movies, broadcasted news and blogs will provide enriched information on contemporary Korean society and lifestyle. 

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: KOR 201-KOR 202 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Hwang

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes: Ann E. Maurer '51 Speaking Intensive Course.

KOR 232
KOR 232 - Adv Intermediate Korean II

This course is a continuation of KOR 231. More emphasis will be placed on enhancing students' reading and writing fluency. Students will read various authentic materials including newspaper articles, formal essays, short stories, and business letters. Class activities and assignments will help students learn how to write in formal and academic settings. These include writing analytical papers, critical reviews, resumes, job applications, business correspondence, etc. Under the guidance of the instructor each student will pres­ent and write a critical review as a final project. Through this course, students will be able to expand their linguistic capacity to an advanced level. The class will be conducted entirely in Korean.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: KOR 231 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: J. Song

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

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KOR 246
KOR 246/ LING 246 - Digital Language: Corpus Linguistics

Advances in computer technology have revolutionized the ways linguists can approach their data. By accessing large digital bodies of text (corpora) and searching for phenomena of interest, we can uncover complexities in naturally-occurring data and explore broader issues utilizing linguistic patterns and frequency information.  This course presents a practical introduction to corpus linguistics, an extremely versatile methodology of language analysis using computers.

Some of the fundamental questions to explore include; what is a corpus, and what corpora exist? How are corpora constructed and linguistic annotation added? What tools are available for search, annotation, and analysis?  Students will also learn how corpora are used in diverse areas such as sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, child language acquisition, and language change as well as language learning and teaching and develop their own research ideas. Students who register for KOR 246 will be expected to do their coursework using Korean language texts

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Crosslisted Courses: KOR 246

Prerequisites: LING 114 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Sun-Hee Lee

Distribution Requirements: SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis

Typical Periods Offered: Every other year; Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

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KOR 250
KOR 250 - Research or Individual Study

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature; ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring; Fall

KOR 256
KOR 256 - Gender & Lang Modern Korean (Eng)

Postwar modernization and industrialization have brought dramatic changes in Korean society. In spite of remarkable economic growth and rapid social progress, Korean women still struggle with gender inequality. This course explores the relationship between language use and cultural views of womanhood in modern Korea, using phonetics, semantics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics. By examining actual language use in myths, movies, ads, and popular culture, we explore how sociolinguistic factors shape gender dichotomies, notions of individual identity, and ethnicity. Substantial evidence of linguistic data will be used to clarify the connection between language and gender as we address the challenges faced by women of East Asia.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 20

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Lee

Distribution Requirements: EC - Epistemology and Cognition

Typical Periods Offered: Every other year; Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

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KOR 309
KOR 309 - Advanced Korean

This course aims at achieving advanced level fluency in reading and writing Korean through the study of various texts and multimedia. Course "texts" include contemporary works of Korean literature, current newspaper articles, broadcast news, and clips of television shows and films. The course will develop sophisticated interpretive and presentational skills in formal contexts while enhancing the student's level of literary appreciation and intellectual analysis. The focus is on mastery of a wide range of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions, individual writing projects, classroom discussion, and presentations on assigned topics.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: KOR 202 or permission by the instructor.

Instructor: Lee

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Every other year; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

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KOR 350
KOR 350 - Research or Individual Study

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 10

Prerequisites: KOR 309 or permission of the department and instructor.

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring

KOR 360
KOR 360 - Senior Thesis Research

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: Permission of the department.

Instructor:

Typical Periods Offered: Fall and Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring

Notes: Students enroll in Senior Thesis Research (360) in the first semester and carry out independent work under the supervision of a faculty member. If sufficient progress is made, students may continue with Senior Thesis (370) in the second semester.

KOR 370
KOR 370 - Senior Thesis

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: KOR 360 and permission of the department.

Instructor:

Typical Periods Offered: Fall and Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring

Notes: Students enroll in Senior Thesis Research (360) in the first semester and carry out independent work under the supervision of a faculty member. If sufficient progress is made, students may continue with Senior Thesis (370) in the second semester.