Courses in Korean

Lower Division

KOR 101. Elementary Korean I (5)
Language skills to include reading, writing, listening, speaking Korean at elementary level. Basic sentence patterns, useful expressions, basic communication strategies, relationship between language and culture.


KOR 102. Elementary Korean II (5)

Prerequisite: Korean 101 or two years of high school Korean.
Continuation of Korean 101. Elementary-level reading, writing, listening, speaking Korean. Language competence to include sentence patterns, useful expressions, communication strategies.


KOR 201. Intermediate Korean I (5)

Prerequisite: Korean 102 or completion of the third year of high school Korean.
Acquisition of grammatical patterns of complex sentences. Expansion of vocabulary and phrases in expressing ideas in various settings. All four language skills emphasized with cultural competency. Not open to students with credit in Korean 202, 301, or a higher-numbered Korean course.


KOR 202. Intermediate Korean II (5)

Prerequisite: Korean 201 or completion of the fourth year of high school Korean.
Continuation of Korean 201. Further development of four language skills with emphasis on cultural competency. Complex sentence structures and ability to write short essays. Reading of contemporary work.


Upper Division

KOR 301. Advanced Korean I (3)
Prerequisites: Korean 202; and completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.C., Humanities.
Spoken and written modern Korean. Acquisition of complex sentences with advanced grammatical patterns. Development of fluency in conversing on a variety of topics in everyday situations.


KOR 302. Advanced Korean II (3)

Prerequisites: Korean 301; and completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.C., Humanities.
Continuation of Korean 301. Spoken and written modern Korean. Acquisition of complex sentences with advanced grammatical patterns. Build competency in communicating on a variety of topics in everyday situations.


KOR 321. Korean Civilization (3)
Prerequisites: Upper division standing; and completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.C.,Humanities.
Development of art, religion, philosophy, political, social institutions through different periods in Korean history. Humanistic dimensions of the Korean mind, traditions, heritage. Taught in English.


KOR 331. Business Korean I (4)

Prerequisite: Korean 202.
Language skills to perform basic business in Korean business environment. Learn business etiquette and attain broad understanding of business culture in Korea.


KOR 332. Business Korean II (4)
Prerequisite: Korean 331.
Continue to develop language skills to perform business in Korean business environment. Broaden understanding of business culture in Korea. Develop language and cultural competency in business Korean.


KOR 430. Contemporary Korean Culture Through Media (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
Contemporary Korean culture and society as reflected in various modes of media (news, drama, film, instructional technology). Korean culture in neighboring countries and beyond. Historical perspective to modern Korean culture. Taught in English.


KOR 490. Practicum in Teaching Korean as a Second Language (3) Cr/NC Six hours of activity.

Prerequisites: Native or native-like fluency in Korean (through proficiency test) and consent of instructor.
Supervised experience and practicum in basic methods of teaching Korean, culminating in a written report. Students will be assigned to appropriate class sections within selected Korean language classes as tutors under staff supervision. Maximum credit six units.