Courses

FALL 2019 Korean Language Course Offerings

  • Elementary Korean I, TBA
    EALK10002-01 CRN 20625

This is the beginning course of the sequence of two three-credit courses, a sequence that covers the same materials as First Year Korean I. This elementary course is designed for students who have no 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. 

  • Elementary Korean II, Prof. Hana Kang
    EALK10002-01 CRN 16839

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 12578

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. Hana Kang
    EALK11111-01 CRN 13564

EALK 11111 is the corequisite lab to EALK 10111 

  • Second Year Korean I, Prof. Yeonhee Yoon
    EALK20211-01 CRN 12712

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 13565

EALK 21211 is the corequisite lab to EALK 20211. 

  • Third Year Korean l, TBA
    EALK30311-01 CRN 19555

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 Drill, TBA
    EALK31311-01 CRN 19556

Lab for EALK 30311. 

  • Introduction to Linguistics, Hana Kang
    LLEA20001 CRN 15163

This course emphasizes language structure, including phonetics (the sounds of language), phonology (the sound systems of language), morphology and lexicon (structured meanings in words), morphemes (units of meaning), syntax, and semantics. 

  • Topics Linguistics, Hana Kang
    LLEA20001 CRN 15164

This course offers a comprehensive understanding of digital literacy in relation to teaching and researching language acquisition. Students will learn a variety of digital writing technologies and be trained to think critically about cultural and communicative consequences of the digital media. Students will also gain the critical perspective and literacy tools needed to actively apply in language teaching and researching. 

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