Korean * : Courses

KOR 101 First-Year Korean

Credits: 5
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
First-year (elementary) Korean aims to help students acquire elementary proficiency in Korean. Not open to students who have previous exposure to the Korean language. Places special focus on mastering pronunciation, writing system, basic vocabulary, and basic grammar used in carrying out simple real-life tasks. Students can expect a chance to understand cultural difference and identity as well.

KOR 102 First-Year Korean

Credits: 5
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: KOR 101
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
First-year (elementary) Korean aims to help students acquire elementary proficiency in Korean. Not open to students who have previous exposure to the Korean language. Places special focus on mastering pronunciation, writing system, basic vocabulary, and basic grammar used in carrying out simple real-life tasks. Students can expect a chance to understand cultural difference and identity as well.

KOR 201 Second-Year Korean

Credits: 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: KOR 102
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Equips students with intermediate communicative skills in Korean. Expects students to initiate and be engaged in spontaneous dialogues with little difficulty. Students should be able to understand simple Korean text and compose short essays in Korean. Emphasizes expansion of knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

KOR 202 Second-Year Korean

Credits: 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: KOR 201
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Equips students with intermediate communicative skills in Korean. Expects students to initiate and be engaged in spontaneous dialogues with little difficulty. Students should be able to understand simple Korean text and compose short essays in Korean. Emphasizes expansion of knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

KOR 211 Korean Language and Culture

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces Korean culture and society, including readings and discussions of Korean history, politics, economy, art, literature, and language. Taught in English.

KOR 301 Third-Year Korean

Credits: 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: KOR 201
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Helps students to achieve advanced proficiency in Korean and become familiar with Korean culture. Expects students to engage in conversations on various concrete and abstract topics, and to improve their skills for understanding authentic Korean texts and composing essays in Korean. Students also expand their vocabulary, including basic Chinese characters.

KOR 302 Third-Year Korean

Credits: 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: KOR 301
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Helps students to achieve advanced proficiency in Korean and become familiar with Korean culture. Expects students to engage in conversations on various concrete and abstract topics, and to improve their skills for understanding authentic Korean texts and composing essays in Korean. Students also expand their vocabulary, including basic Chinese characters.

KOR 331 Korean Literature I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Begins with a brief historical introduction to Korean literature. Students read and discuss various genres of Korean literature, including essays, novels, poetry, and drama.

KOR 332 Korean Literature II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Second half of the KOR 331-KOR 332 sequence. Continues with study of essays, novels, poetry, and drama, focusing on modern to contemporary literature.

KOR 351 Korean Literature in Translation I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Classical Korean literature from early times to the 19th century, taught in two parts--prose and poetry. Prose includes folktales, essays, short stories (18th C ) and pansori novels (18-19th C). Poetry includes hyangga (the oldest poems before 10th C), shijo (10th-19th C), and kasa (18th-19th C). Crosslisted with ENG 463.

KOR 352 Korean Literature in Translation II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Modern Korean literature since the 20th century, taught in two parts--prose and poetry. Prose is confined to short stories (Danpyunsosul), and they can be categorized into three distinctive periods of time: Japanese occupation (1905-1945), liberation and Korean wartime (1940's-50's), and industrialization (1960's and after). Poetry (Hyundaishi) is from modern Korean poets, and they can be more easily classified according to the themes.

KOR 401 Advanced Korean Readings and Conversation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: KOR 301
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Advanced Korean texts and culture. Students read newspaper articles, short stories, and essays in Korean and discuss various topics in Korean history and contemporary Korean culture determined by their interests in Korean.

KOR 402 Advanced Korean Readings and Conversation (Second Semester)

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: KOR 401
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Advanced readings and conversation in Korean is a course designed for students who would like to improve their skills for understanding advanced Korean texts and conversation, and to help students become more familiar with Korean culture. Students will read newspaper articles, short stories, and essays in Korean and discuss various topics in Korean history and contemporary Korean culture determined by their interests in Korean.

KOR 411 Introduction to Korean Linguistics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Lays the groundwork for an understanding of how the Korean language operates. No prior knowledge of Korean is necessary, but does require a familiarity with basic linguistic theory. Students are introduced to major phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic characteristics of Korean in light of linguistic/cognitive universals and cross-linguistic variations.

KOR 451 Teaching Korean As a Foreign Language

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Helps students teach Korean as a foreign language to English speakers. We discuss a wide range of issues related to the teaching of Korean including various language teaching methods and their application to Korean teaching, textbooks and supplementary teaching materials, designing curricula and syllabi, testing and evaluation, and incorporating Korean culture. Students develop lesson plans, materials, and class activities. Graduate students read and discuss selected current research articles, give teaching demonstrations, and write a term paper.

KOR 481 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary each semester.

KOR 482 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary each semester.

KOR 496 Internship/Practicum

Credits: 1 - 8
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Hands-on experience in language and cultural studies at institutions and organizations in Western New York and/or nationwide.

KOR 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 8
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
For advanced students of Korean.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:37 EST