Courses: Korean

KOREAN (KOR)

Course descriptions from the 2016-2017 Catalog.

KOR 101 Elementary Korean I (4)

A course designed to teach the fundamentals of the language and the culture of the modern Korean. Emphasis is placed on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Rec Prep: ENG 22 or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

KOR 102 Elementary Korean II (4)

Korean 102 continues to build a basic foundation that will enable students to acquire and develop language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Korean in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner.

Prerequisite: KOR 101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

Rec Prep: ENG 22 or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

KOR 197 Korean in Popular Culture (3)

KOR 197 explores Korean language in Korean popular culture. Students will learn authentic spoken Korean in K-pop songs and K-dramas and will improve reading, listening, speaking, and writing in Korean. Korean proficiency equivalent to KOR 102 is required. This course also provides an overview of Korean culture and society delineated in Korean popular culture and deepens an understanding of Korean language, culture, and people, which will develop students' critical thinking, reflect on their own culture, and learn globalism.

Prerequisite: KOR 102 Elementary Korean II or higher with a grade of C or higher, by placement, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: Students are recommended to listen to and read authentic Korean language in media or online.

KOR 201 Intermediate Korean I (4)

KOR 201 is the first half of an intermediate course in Korean. Four language skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing introduced in the elementary-level course will be reinforced. This intermediate course deals with one-page long conversations and paragraph-level narrative text. Students in this course learn Korean expressions necessary for everyday situations and develop oral and written language skills at the low-intermediate level.

Prerequisite: Korean 102 with a grade of C or better, or Korean 102 equivalent by placement test or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: ENG 22 or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

KOR 202 Intermediate Korean II (4)

KOR 202 is a continuation of the Intermediate Korean I KOR 201). Previous Korean learning experience (KOR 201) is required to register for this course. This course covers all four language skills at the high-intermediate level in Korean : listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Vocabulary and grammar are also emphasized. By the end of the semester, students will be able to apply the language skills in Korean in the following situations: party invitation, beauty salons, hobbies, holidays, hospitals, marriage, etc. Also, students will learn about Korean culture, history and daily life.

Prerequisite: Korean 201 with a grade of C or better, or Korean 201 equivalent by placement test or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: ENG 22 or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

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