Korean Language Program Outline
Introductory Korean A & B: This one-year two-course sequence is equivalent to First Year Korean I.
First Year Korean I/II: The courses are designed to develop four language skills, listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as basic vocabulary and grammar structures. Students are also fully exposed to Korean culture, traditional and contemporary.
Second Year Korean I/II: The courses offer basic training in Korean through listening, reading, speaking and writing skills and grammar for students who have already completed First Year Korean or students placed into the courses after the placement exam. The section with ‘N’ specifies classes intended for students with no Korean background (i.e., non-heritage learners).
Third Year Korean I/II: Third Year Korean offers two sections, one for students with no Korean background (specified as ‘N’) and the other for heritage language learners.
Fourth Year Korean I/II: Additional individual help is offered to accommodate different linguistic levels and to meet students’ different needs and goals in studying Korean.
Fifth Year Korean I/II: The courses focus on readings of advanced modern literary, historical, political texts, and a wide range of contemporary materials. This course is a requirement for Ph.D. students in Korean studies.
Advanced Korean in Mixed Script: Offered every other year (fall semester only). It is designed to provide both M.A and Ph.D. students in Korean studies with the necessary skills for reading advanced Korean in mixed script. It focuses on the period from the late-19th century to the mid-20th century. The requirement for Ph.D. students in Korean studies.