ASIANLAN 438 - Media Korean
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ASIANLAN 336 or permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Minimum of Third-Year proficiency in Korean.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Popular culture, including drama, music, movie, variety shows, and webtoons, comprise South Korea’s hottest export around the world. ASIANLAN 438 makes use of these cultural products in both traditional media such as newspapers and television, and new media such as the internet and social media, to help students progress to advanced level in all four proficiencies of Korean language (reading, writing, speaking and listening) in a fun and dynamic way. Class material draws on latest trends in popular culture and contextualizes them in relation to history, politics, and society.

  • Read and comprehend past & current issues in Korean society, culture, and politics across diverse Korean media sources
  • Discuss and exchange opinions about Korean current events
  • Write about Korean media with accuracy, sensitivity, and critical insight
  • Create and maintain active online presence in Korean social media
  • Master different Korean speech styles used in different medias including Korean news programs and K-drama/movies
  • Improve overall Korean proficiency up to advanced-low or higer level according to ACTFL proficiency guidelines

Course Requirements:

Grading is based on class attendance and active participation, mini-assignments and role-playing exercises, presentations, quizzes, oral and written exams, and final project.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate or graduate students in advanced levels of Korean language

Class Format:

The class meets for 90 minutes twice weekly.

ASIANLAN 438 - Media Korean
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001 (REC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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