Fall 2014 Course Descriptions

FALL 2014 Korean Language Course Offerings

Course Title When Instructor
EALK 10111 First Year Korean I TR       09:30-10:20 Yeonhee Yoon
EALK 11111 First Year Korean I Lab  MWF         09:25-10:15 Yeonhee Yoon
EALK 20211 Second Year Korean I  MW       10:30-11:20 Yeonhee Yoon
EALK 21211 Second Year Korean I Lab TR         11:00-12:15 Yeonhee Yoon
EALK 30311 Third Year Korean I MW     12:30-01:45 Hana Kang
EALK 31311 Third Year Korean I Lab R           02:00-02:50 Hana Kang

EALK 10111/11111 First Year Korean I

This introductory course is designed for students who have no (or very limited) prior knowledge in Korean and provides a solid foundation in modern Korean starting from Korean alphabet Hangul. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading, and writing of basic Korean. In addition, students will be exposed to everyday life contexts likely to be encountered in contemporary Korean society. At the end of semester students will be able to understand and articulate basic idiomatic expressions and grammatical patterns (e.g., sentence structure, speech levels, verb tenses) in conversation and writing and develop their understanding of aspects of Korean culture.  First Year Korean I is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in both EALK 10111 and EALK 11111.

EALK 20211/21211 Second Year Korean I

This second year Korean is for students who have successfully finished EALK 10112 or who have permission from the instructor after taking the Korean placement exam. Students will continue building their language skills with emphasis on enhancing speaking ability, writing skills, and usage of more complex constructions. The medium of instruction will be only in Korean and students are expected to use the target language as much as they can throughout the course. At the end of semester students will be able to orally communicate in Korean on topics that are based on their personal experiences, read and write at the intermediate level in Korean with accuracy and fluency, develop a solid foundation for further and independent study in Korean, and learn useful facts about Korean history, culture and daily life. Second Year Korean I is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in both EALK 20211 and the EALK 21211.

EALK 30311/31311 Third Year Korean I

This third year Korean is designed for students who have successfully finished EALK 20212 or who have permission from the instructor after taking a placement test. This course is a content-based course that integrates Korean cultural themes with language learning. Selected readings and multiple genres of media such as films with English subtitles, TV commercials, and short essays will be introduced in this course. The purpose of this course is not to suggest a normative way of Korean living or generalize Korean culture, but to study diverse ways of living and to critically examine personal and social implications of the various modes of culture. The course focuses on exploring the 5Cs (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) through more in-depth studies of Korean language and culture. Third Year Korean I is a 4 credit course; students should enroll in both EALK 30311 and EALK 31311.