Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in Korean (Division 409)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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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 7, 1-3 p.m.


Korean 101. Beginning Korean.

Korean Language Courses

Instructor(s): Kyung Oak Oh (kooh@umich.edu)

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 finish the course will gain sustained control of basic conversation.

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

Korean 201. Second Year Korean.

Korean Language Courses

Instructor(s): Jeyseon Lee (jeyseon@umich.edu)

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 250/Asian Studies 254. Undergraduate Seminar in Korean Culture.

Culture Courses

Section 001 The Korean War.

Instructor(s): Henry H. Em

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of Korean language is required. (3). (HU). May be repeated with department permission for a total of six credits.

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Asian Studies 254.001.

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

Korean 401. Third-Year Korean.

Korean Language Courses

Instructor(s): Jeyseon Lee (jeyseon@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean 202 or 361. 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: No Data Given.

Korean 489/Buddhist Studies 489/Asian Studies 489. Korean Buddhism.

Culture Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Eun-su Cho (eunsucho@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Buddhist Studies 220, or any introductory course on Buddhism. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Buddhist Studies 489.001.

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

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