Courses

FALL 2018 Korean Language Course Offerings

  • Elementary Korean II, Prof. Hana Kang
    EALK10002-01 CRN 19190

This course is a continuation of Elementary Korean I. It is the second half of the two 3-credit course sequence (Elementary Korean I and II) that covers the same materials as the 5-credit First Year Korean I. Upon completion of this course, students will be ready to enroll in First Year Korean II (5 credits) in the following spring semester. Students will continue their acquisition of the four basic language skills in Korean: reading, writing, speaking and listening. At the end of semester students will be able to understand and articulate basic idiomatic expressions and grammatical patterns (e.g., sentence structure, levels, verb tenses) and develop their understanding of aspects of Korean culture. 

  • First Year Korean I, Prof. Yeonhee Yoon
    EALK10111-01 CRN 12704

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. 

  • First Year Korean I Drill, Prof. Yeonhee Yoon
    EALK11111-01 CRN 13759

EALK 11111 is the corequisite lab to EALK 10111 

  • Second Year Korean I, Prof. Yeonhee Yoon
    EALK20211-01 CRN 12849

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. Second Year Korean I is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in both EALK 20211 and the EALK 21211. 

  • Second Year Korean I Drill, TBA
    EALK21211-01 CRN 13760

EALK 21211 is the corequisite lab to EALK 20211. 

  • Third Year Korean l, TBA
    EALK30311-01 CRN 18820

This third year Korean is fifth in a series of Korean language courses offered at the University of Notre Dame and is designed for students who have successfully finished EALK 20212 or who have gotten permission from the instructor after taking a placement test. This course aims to develop functional proficiency in Korean at the intermediate-high level in listening, speaking, and reading and writing. Students will develop competence in fluency, grammatical accuracy and socio-linguistic/cultural appropriateness through a variety of activities and assignments. In addition, students will learn to communicate with more sophisticated grammatical structures and advanced vocabulary on various topics. This course will integrate Korean cultural themes with language learning to enhance students' learning of Korean language and to deepen their understanding of Korean culture. The specific themes that we are going to explore this semester are 1) appropriate pragmatics when apologizing, requesting, and denying, 2) the difference between indigenous language and Sino-Korean, 3) the Koreans' way of thinking which is reflected in language, and 4) social relation of Korean people, and so on. The course focuses on exploring 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 31311-01. 

  • Third Year Korean l, TBA
    EALK31311-01 CRN 14477

Lab for EALK 30311. 

  • Contemporary Korean, Prof. Yeonhee Yoon
    EALK40400-01 CRN 20011

This course is designed for students who are trying to elevate their Korean language proficiency level, from Intermediate to Advanced level, by challenging themselves to understand Korean authentic/ modified media materials such as Korean TV dramas, TV shows, TV news, or documentaries. It is also designed to introduce students to contemporary Korean popular culture and the Korean culture wave. An understanding of the oral and visual authenticity of Korean media materials not only gives students a rich and varied context in which they learn the target language, but also provides an exposure to the vocabulary and grammatical structures which are beyond the students? current proficiency level. Through the contextually very-rich texts of media materials and through frequent discussions and feedback sessions, this course will also offer students an opportunity to increase their awareness about Korean culture, a crucial element in advancing their proficiency to the Advanced level. Adapting interactive and elaborated task-based and content-based instructional designs, including four modes of language learning (speaking, listening, reading and writing), this course assists and motivates students to obtain the two main objectives; increasing Korean language proficiency and gaining valuable cultural awareness. 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. 

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