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Fall '00 Course Guide

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Courses in Korean (Division 409)

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Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22)

Open courses in Korean

Wolverine Access Subject listing for KOREAN

Take me to the Fall Term '00 Time Schedule for Korean.

To see what has been added to or changed in Korean this week go to What's New This Week.


Note: The Department Waitlist policy for all courses is 2 Go to the department office to get on a waitlist, and then attend the first class meeting. Policies and procedures for handling the waitlist will be explained there.

Students wanting to begin language study, at a level other than first year, must take a placement exam to be held on Tuesday, September 5, 1-3 p.m.

The room assignments are as follows:

Chinese 3520 FB
Japanese Lec Rm 2 MLB
Korean Lec Rm 1 MLB

Students wanting to be tested in any of the other languages we teach (Hindi, Thai, Tamil, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Punjabi, Urdu, Tibetan) should contact the department to schedule an individual test. The same is true for students who want to be tested in a language we do not teach, but can certify (Gujarathi, Marathi).


Korean 101. Beginning Korean.

Korean Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Native or near-native speakers of Korean are not eligible for this course.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This first-year course is for those who have no or minimal proficiency in Korean. This course will introduce the basic structure of Korean while focusing on the development of reading, writing, and speaking skills. Class regularly meets five times a week two hours of lecture and three hours of aural/oral practice and daily attendance is expected. In addition, students are required to do additional hours of work for practice on their own in the computer lab. Through lectures, students will learn Korean characters, be able to read sentences with considerable fluency, and understand the basic grammatical structures of Korean. Based on the knowledge obtained through lectures, recitation classes will help the students develop an ability to use basic conversational expressions freely. The checkpoints for evaluation include homework assignments, weekly quizzes, reading aloud, and oral interviews. The textbook for the course is College Korean by Clare You (University of California Press). Those who successfully complete the course will gain sustained control of basic conversation.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 2

Korean 150(249)/Asian Studies 154/Hist. 144. Introduction to Korean Civilization.

Culture Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Henry Em (henryem@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/korean/150/004.nsf

This course in an introduction to the study of Korean civilization. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, we will begin in pre-historic times and end in 1945. But our main focus will be social and cultural transformations during Koryo and Choson periods (936-1910). No knowledge of Korean is required. Requirements and class format consist of lectures and discussion, student presentations, two short papers, quizzes, and a final exam.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Korean 201. Second Year Korean.

Korean Language Courses

Instructor(s): Park

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean 102 or 361. Native or near-native speakers of Korean are not eligible for this course.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is an intermediate course in spoken and written Korean. It will emphasize the aural/oral skill, but attention will also be given to grammatical structure. Class regularly meets five times a week two hours of lectures and three hours of aural/oral practice and daily attendance is expected. Through lectures, students will learn relatively complex structural patterns of Korean, build up their vocabulary, and get acquainted with various aspects of Korean culture and society. Based on the knowledge obtained through lectures, recitation classes will help the students develop an ability to carry on survival-level conversation. In evaluation, weight will be placed on homework assignments, biweekly quizzes, and oral interviews.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Korean 401. Third-Year Korean.

Korean Language Courses

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean 202 or 362. Native or near-native speakers of Korean are not eligible for this course.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Third-Year Korean will help students improve their skills, both spoken and written, up to intermediate-high level. Class meets five hours per week two hours of lecture and three hours of recitation. In lecture classes, the students will learn Chinese characters, and thereby build up their vocabulary and heighten reading ability. The reading materials will inform the students of various cultural aspects of Korea. Through weekly writing assignments, the students will also learn more accurate syntax, pragmatic ways of expression, and logical ways of thinking in Korean. In recitation classes, strengthened aural/oral training will be given. The students will tell a short story, have free group-discussion, and learn songs. Evaluation will be based on attendance, homework assignments, exams, class activities, and various oral performances.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 2

Korean 461. Readings in Modern Korean.

Korean Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andrew Byon

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean 402. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a reading course designed to introduce selected contemporary articles on various subjects in the Korean Studies field to students who have advanced knowledge of Korean language and culture and want to know the state-of-the-art of Korean Studies in contemporary Korea. The selected readings include major articles in Korean history, literature, thought, and religion. The course will be conducted in Korean, and emphasis will be placed on developing reading skills for Korean scholarly materials and academic writing skills as well. Student participation in the classroom discussion is crucial for the effectiveness of the course. There will be a midterm, final, and writing assignments. A course pack will be used as a main textbook.

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Korean 473/Asian Studies 473/Hist. 473. Modern Korea.

Culture Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Henry Em (henryem@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/korean/473/001.nsf

This is an undergraduate/graduate course on modern Korean history. For Fall term, 2000, our readings will focus on contemporary Korea. Texts include documentary films, short stories, as well as academic articles and primary texts in translation. No knowledge of Korean required. Topics to be examined are: the colonial legacy; partition of Korea and the Korean war; problems of economic development; nationalism, gender, and the democratic movement in South Korea. To the extent possible this course will be conducted like a graduate seminar, with class discussion structured around student presentations. Two short papers and a longer final paper are required.

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Korean 491. Individual Study of Korean Language.

Korean Language Courses

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean 402 and permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of eight credits with permission of instructor.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to develop advanced reading and writing skills in modern Korean for future academic work (with stress on Sino-Korean).

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