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Korean (KOR)

KOR 401 (IL) Level 3 Korean A (4) KOR 401 is the first semester of third-year Korean, which is equivalent to Advanced-Intermediate Korean I.

KOR 401 Level 3 Korean A (4)

Korean 401 is the first half of the 3rd year Korean (or Advanced-Intermediate Korean I). KOR 401 is designed for the learners who have background in KOR 110 or equivalent. The medium of instruction will be Korean. The students in this course will explore various topics and styles in Korean and further improve their skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing in Korean to be able to better comprehend Korean culture and society.

The objectives in this course are 1) to review, reinforce, and expand the basic grammar, 2) to expand knowledge of vocabulary and idioms, 3) to be able to speak not only in single sentences, but in dialogues to perform basic communicative functions, 4) to be able to read and understand simple essays and stories, and 5) to be able to write short compositions in Korean.

As an advanced-intermediate Korean language course, it does not only strive to enable the students to interact successfully in Korean, but it also encourages them to deepen their understanding of Korean culture and society. In addition, it aims to cultivate students’ knowledge and awareness of the similarities and differences between Korean and American culture, by introducing cultural values, tradition, beliefs, and customs of Korea during the course and also promoting discussion on the topics. It is expected that through enhanced Korean language proficiency and cultural knowledge of Korea, students can increase their ability to locate and evaluate information about Korea for their further academic and/or professional needs.

The course is designed to be suitable for the students who have successfully completed Korean 110 (or its equivalent, through such means as study abroad). This course is designed to meet the Korean minor requirement and also count as an IL (“International Cultures”).

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: KOR 110 or equivalent

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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