An introductory course for students who have no or little knowledge of Korean to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills along with a sound basis of grammar. The distinctive features of the Korean language and writing system introduced. Practical oral, reading, and writing exercises develop the students' grammatical skills. Particular emphasis is placed on the acquisition of a basic working vocabulary.
Students deepen their understanding of basic grammatical (particularly verb, noun, and adverb) forms and sentence construction and enlarge their general vocabulary. Reading ability is expanded, and more attention is given to idiomatic expressions and the use of the language in actual contexts.
Designed for students who have completed KOREA 102R or the equivalent. To achieve a balanced Korean language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, a variety of teaching materials and methods is used. The text includes adapted versions of short stories, essays, and poems.
A continuation of KOREA 201R. Emphasis is placed on reading and composition. Students learn complex sentence structure and widely-used idiomatic phrases for advanced reading.
The course explores the interface of tradition and modernity in Korean life. Topics include traditional and modern Korean culture, language, education, art, technology, and business.
This course provides opportunities to strengthen students' reading skills through engagement with articles, short stories, and folk tales. Emphasis is on grammatical analysis and contextual interpretation. Written compositions and oral presentations provide opportunities for personal response and reflection.
This course provides additional opportunities for engagement with texts at an advanced level. Students develop specialized vocabulary by studying and practicing complex sentences and idioms.
This course deals with advanced topics in Korean language and literature. Students are expected to have at least an intermediate level of language proficiency.