Spring 2014 Course Descriptions

SPRING 2014 Korean Language Course Offerings

Course Title When Instructor
EALK 10112  First Year Korean II  TR       09:30-10:20  Yeonhee Yoon
EALK 11112 First Year Korean II Lab  MWF   09:25-10:15  Hye-Jin Juhn
EALK 20212 Second Year Korean II   MW     10:30-11:20  Yeonhee Yoon
EALK 21212 Second Year Korean II Lab TR       11:00-12:15 Yeonhee Yoon

EALK 10112/11112      First Year Korean II

This course is the second semester of the introductory course which is designed to provide beginners with a solid foundation in modern Korean on the basis of what was covered in First Year Korean I. Throughout the course we will focus on the balanced development of the four basic language skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. At the end of the semester students will be able to understand the main ideas and supporting ideas when people talk about familiar topics, articulate some basic idiomatic expressions and some basic grammatical patterns (e.g., sentence structure, speech levels, verb tenses) in conversation, write a series of simple sentences on topics of interest, and develop their understanding of aspects of Korean culture. First Year Korean II is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in both TR (EALK 10112) lecture section and MWF (EALK 11112) lab section.

EALK 20212/21212     Second-Year Korean II                      

This course is the second semester of an intermediate course on spoken and written Korean for learners who have completed Second Year Korean I or the equivalent. It is designed to continue building students’ language skills with an emphasis on enhancing their speaking ability, writing skills, and the usage of more complex constructions. The medium of instruction will be in Korean, and students are expected to use the target language as much as possible. At the end of the semester students will be able to communicate in Korean on topics that are based on their personal experiences, read and write in Korean with accuracy and fluency, develop a solid foundation for further and independent study in Korean, and learn useful facts about Korean culture and daily life. Second Year Korean II is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in both the MW (EALK 20212) lecture section and TR (EALK 21212) lab section.

SPRING 2014 Korean Literature and Culture Courses 

LLEA 30300 Korean Society and Popular Culture 

MW 12:30-01:45                                                          Yeonhee Yoon

This course aims at helping students achieve a deeper understanding of Korean society by looking into cultural hybridization and globalization of Korean popular culture and examining the role of Korean wave (Hallyu) in the construction of East Asian regional culture and identity. The course introduces theoretical concepts and ideas that enable them to approach Korean popular culture from academic perspectives. The topics to be examined include K-pop, TV dramas and shows, films and other products of the Korean Wave. The course consists of viewing and reading assignments, along with analysis and discussions which explore the glocalization of contemporary Korean popular culture, focusing on the cultural, economic and socio-political meaning of Korean wave. Students will undertake an individual presentation and a group research project. This course fulfills the Literature and Culture Requirement for the minor in Korean Language and Culture.

LLEA 30310 LAC Korean Society and Popular Culture 

R                                                          02:00-02:50 Yeonhee Yoon

Students who have Korean language skills beyond the second year Korean are encouraged to take an additional one credit LAC section. The LAC (Language Across the Curriculum) section will meet once a week for discussion of course materials in Korean. Students will read the authentic materials of Korean society and Korean popular culture and complete writing assignments. Successful completion of this course will enable students to communicate in Korean about course topics and use the target language to conduct short research.