Winter '00 Course Guide

Courses in Korean (Division 409)

Winter Term, 2000 (January 5 April 26, 2000)

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Waitlist policy for all courses is 1 get on the waitlist and go to the first day of class and talk to the instructor.

Students wanting to begin language study in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, at a level other than first year, must take a placement exam to be held on Tuesday, January 4, 1-3pm. Test locations will be posted outside of the Department office in 3070 FB.


Korean 102. Beginning Korean.

Korean Language Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Korean 361. (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Continuation of Korean 101. This course continues introducing 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.

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

Culture Courses

Section 001.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course provides the opportunity to become acquainted with Korea and Korean through a study of the history, thought, religion, and literature. Each lecture will take the themes in Korean Civilization, with emphasis on the history and culture from pre-historic to modern times. We will consider the unique shape of Korean civilization as it has been impacted by its larger neighbors: China, in traditional times, and Japan, in the twentieth century. Along the way, we will examine literature materials illustrative of Korean elite values, popular religion and family structure. The course will consist of four parts: Korean history; thought and religion; literature; contemporary society.

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Korean 202. Second Year Korean.

Korean Language Courses

Instructor(s): Jee-hyun Park

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean 201. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Korean 361. (5). (LR).

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.

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

Culture Courses

Section 001 Culture and Politics in Modern Korea. Meets with History 197.001

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of Korean language is required. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU). May be repeated with department permission for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar, 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 402. Third-Year Korean.

Korean Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean 401. (5). (Excl).

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.

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Korean 461. Readings in Modern Korean.

Korean Language Courses

Section 001.

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

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 Meets with Asian Studies 381.001

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

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A general introduction to the political and cultural history of modern Korea since 1850. The topics to be examined are: state and society in late Choson, impact of colonialism, nationalist and socialist movements, liberation and partition of Korea, the Korean war, rivalry between North and South Korea, problems of economic development, and the democratic movement in South Korea. Open to undergraduate History and Asian Studies concentrators, as well as graduate students in History, Asian Studies and Political Science. Lecture format

Students are expected to attend classes regularly, keep up with reading assignments and participate in classroom discussion. Aside from preparation and class participation (10% of total grade), the final grade will be determined by performance on three quizzes (30% of total grade), three short papers (5 pages each, 30% of total grade), and a final paper (10 pages, 30% of total grade).

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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). 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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