KORN Course Listing

Elementary Korean I (KORN 111, 3 Credits)

(Assumes no prior knowledge of Korean.) An elementary study of Korean. Emphasis begins with oral communication skills, and leads to balanced proficiency in the four communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Topics include basic structures, vocabulary, pronunciation, and writing, as well as elements of culture, history, and geography. Authentic text from native speakers is used as much as possible.

Elementary Korean II (KORN 112, 3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Completion of KORN 111 with a grade of C or better. Continued basic study of Korean, emphasizing oral communication and leading to a balanced development of proficiency in the four communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Basic structures, vocabulary, pronunciation, and writing are practiced along with continued familiarity with culture, history, and geography. Oral and written authentic text from native speakers is used as much as possible.

Korean Society and Culture (KORN 333, 3 Credits)

(Formerly ASTD 353. Fulfills the general education requirement in the arts and humanities. Conducted in English.) Recommended: Any writing class and either ASTD 284 or ASTD 285. An interdisciplinary study of contemporary Korea from a variety of socio-historical and cultural perspectives. Topics include the Korean Diaspora, the Korean Wave (Hallyu), Korea as a conduit between China and Japan, social and religious practices, Korean women, the Japanese occupation, and Korea's global impact. The aim is to articulate the key historic developments that have shaped contemporary Korean society, recognize and distinguish unique Korean influences and contributions, and assess key aspects of traditional and contemporary Korean society and culture. Focus is on developing a stronger understanding of Korean society and culture for practical and professional application. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ASTD 353 or KORN 333.