Korean (KOREAN)

KOREAN 1001: Topics in Korean - General

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with departmental consent. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


KOREAN 1005: Topics in Korean - Humanities

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with departmental consent. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


KOREAN 1100: Elementary Korean I

Introductory course on Korean language. Five hours classroom instruction with one hour lab weekly.

Credit Hours: 6


KOREAN 1200: Elementary Korean II

Five hours classroom instruction with one hour lab work weekly.

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisites: C- or better in KOREAN 1100


KOREAN 1830: Survey of East Asian History

(same as HIST 1830)Introductory survey of the history of East Asian countries (China, Korea, Vietnam, and Japan) in the past two thousand years, focusing on their cultural, economic, and political traditions as well as their transformations in the modern era. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


KOREAN 2001: Topics in Korean - General

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with departmental consent. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing or instructor's consent


KOREAN 2005: Topics in Korean - Humanities

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with departmental consent. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing or instructor's consent


KOREAN 2160: Intermediate Korean Language I

Intermediate Korean I continues to build on the skills students acquired in the first-year series with increasing work in authentic materials and situations in conversation and reading that encourage students to understand the use of language in its social and cultural context.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: KOREAN 1200


KOREAN 2310: Korean Civilization I

Focuses on understanding traditional Korean people and culture through examining social, political, economic, and belief systems. Considers literature, art, folklore, and history up to the late 19th century. May be taken independently of KOREAN 2320.

Credit Hours: 3


KOREAN 2320: Korean Civilization II

Considers the situation and culture of Korea at the end of the Chosun Kingdom, and the period of modernization beginning about 1876. Investigates how modernization has changed Korea by looking at attitudes, behaviors, values, philosophies, and trends of Korea in the 20th and 21st centuries. May be taken independently of KOREAN 2310.

Credit Hours: 3


KOREAN 2330: Study Tour of Korea

Study tour allows students to experience firsthand important cultural, historical, and education aspects of Korea. Visit key landmarks, museums, and other sites. Provides information and insight needed to cultivate greater understanding of Korea. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


KOREAN 2810: History of Korea: Premodern to Hypermodern

(same as HIST 2810). This course examines Korea historically. The area known as Korea and the people identified as Korean are considered temporally from the ancient times to the contemporary period. This course begins with the questions of what is Korea and when it became a distinct place in world history. More time is devoted to the contemporary period than other periods, and North Korea is equally considered with South Korea. This course is not only about what happened in Korea but also about how Korea's historical events are causally connected to world events, with the greater aim of universalizing Koreas' historical questions.

Credit Hours: 3


KOREAN 3001: Topics in Korean-General

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with departmental consent. Prerequisites: sophomore standing and instructor's consent;

Credit Hour: 1-3


KOREAN 3005: Topics in Korean - Humanities

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with departmental consent.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing and instructor's consent


KOREAN 3160: Intermediate Korean Language II

Continues to build on the skills students acquire in the third semester of Korean language with increasing work in authentic materials and situations in conversation and reading. Encourages students to understand the use of language in its social and cultural context.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: KOREAN 2160, or instructor's consent


KOREAN 3180: Advanced Korean I

The course is designed to advance students to greater strength in oral communication competence, reading skills, and socio-cultural knowledge of Korea. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: C- or higher in KOREAN 3160, or equivalent


KOREAN 3650: The Korean Peninsula in World Affairs: Political, Economic, and Cultural Forces

Designed as interdisciplinary introduction to Korean politics, public policy, economics, and society, paying special attention to the government and politics of South Korea. The Korean peninsula (South and North Korea) has important implications for U.S. foreign policy toward East Asia. Surrounded by Russia, China, and Japan, the Korean peninsula long been regarded among social scientists as one of major regional cases that informs the broader theoretical debate on political and economic issues including democratization, civil society, economic development, and security. Course aims to provide students with the information necessary to understand and analyze modern South and North Korea, and discuss the future of the two Koreas as well as of U.S. foreign policy toward Korea.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing


KOREAN 3800: Korean Economic Development and US-Korean Free Trade Agreement

Covers introductory theories of economic development and overviews Korean historical economic development plans. Aids with understanding how South Korean achieved high levels of economic development and what policies the South Korean Government implemented to spur growth. US -Korea Free Trade Agreement is a good example of how trade promotes the achievement of development goals.

Credit Hours: 3


KOREAN 3850: Religion and Culture in Modern Korea

Survey of religious traditions and culture in Korea within a broader context of world religions: Shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity, as well as new religions that have sprouted since the late nineteenth century. Intended to help students understand how religious values, ideas and practices have been integrated into the modern contemporary Korean society and culture. Discussion of how religious traditions in Korea have interacted with each other and culture. No knowledge of Korean language or culture or history required.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing or instructor's consent


KOREAN 3890: Korean Society Through Cinema

(same as FILM_S 3895). Examines the way in which Korean film reveals the cultural, political, and ideological orientation of the society in which it is created and circulated. Compares films from North and South Korea, considering modernity, gender, nation-hood, and class. Graded on A/F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing


KOREAN 4001: Topics in Korean-General

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing and instructor's consent


KOREAN 4005: Topics in Korean - Humanities

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing and instructor's consent


KOREAN 4220: Korean Unification

Explores many different topics related to Korean Unification. Studies North Korean ideology, political system, economic system, military, and negotiating behavior. Examines Unification policies of Koreas as well as past efforts toward Unification. Considers various scenarios of unification. Studies unification attitudes and values of Korean people including anti-American values, and the roles of neighboring countries.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing required


KOREAN 4260: The Korean Diaspora in the U.S., Japan and China

Interdisciplinary course related to the phenomenon of migration and settlement from Korea. Course seeks to deepen understanding of the ways in which Korean immigrants have shaped and continue to shape social thought as well as institutions in the United States, Japan and China. Draws upon literature, history and cultural studies to examine experiences of Koreans living in the U.S., Japan and China. Through reading critical literatures, students address issues such as immigration history, race/ethnicity, racism and resistance, gender and sexuality, culture and identity, labor, migration and globalization, class, education, religion.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing or instructor's consent required


KOREAN 4867: North Korea: History, Political Economy, Culture

(same as HIST 4867). The aim of this course is to survey North Korea's history, especially in terms of political economy and culture. Through several themes, we will examine the historical situations of North Korea from its beginnings in the postliberation period to the present, as North Korea undergoes monumental changes. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing, or instructor's consent