Winter '99 Course Guide

Courses in Korean (Division 409)

Winter Term, 1999 (January 6-April 29, 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, January 5, 1-3 p.m.

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Korean 102. Beginning Korean.

Korean Language Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean 101. (5). (LR).

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: 2

Korean 202. Second Year Korean.

Korean Language Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean 201. (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.

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

Korean 249/Hist. 249. Introduction to Korean Civilization.

Culture Courses

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

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

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 lectures 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. Course will be consisted of four part along with the semester thus below: Korean history; thought and religion; literature; contemporary society.

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

Korean 402. Third-Year Korean.

Korean Language Courses

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Korean 462. Readings in Modern Korean.

Korean Language Courses

Section 001 This course is not appropriate for students who attended high school in Korea

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Reading knowledge of Korean. (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 the various subjects in Korean Studies field to students who have advanced knowledge of Korean language and culture and want to know the state-of-art of Korean Studies in contemporary Korea. The selected readings include major articles in the 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, a final, and short writing assignments. A course pack will be used as a main textbook.

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

Korean 491. Individual Study of Korean Language.

Korean Language Courses

Section 001.
Instructor(s):

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

No Description Provided.

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