Korean Courses

Courses in Korean (designated KORN) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward

  • the general education requirement in the arts and humanities
  • a major or minor in East Asian studies
  • an AA General Studies with foreign language area studies curriculum
  • a certificate in foreign language area studies
  • electives

For further information refer to Foreign Languages.

Elementary Korean I (3 Credits, KORN 111)

(Assumes no prior knowledge of Korean.) An elementary study of Korean. Emphasis begins with oral communication skills, and leads to balanced proficiency in the four communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Topics include basic structures, vocabulary, pronunciation, and writing, as well as elements of culture, history, and geography. Authentic text from native speakers is used as much as possible.

Elementary Korean II (3 Credits, KORN 112)

(Prerequisite: KORN 111. Continued basic study of Korean, emphasizing oral communication and leading to a balanced development of proficiency in the four communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Basic structures, vocabulary, pronunciation, and writing are practiced along with continued familiarity with culture, history, and geography. Oral and written authentic text from native speakers is used as much as possible.

Elementary Korean III (3 Credits, KORN 114)

Prerequisite: KORN 112. Further development of speaking and listening skills and study of linguistic structure. Writing ability is cultivated.

Elementary Korean IV (3 Credits, KORN 115)

Prerequisite: KORN 114. Further development of speaking and listening skills and study of linguistic structure. Writing ability is cultivated.

Intermediate Korean I (3 Credits, KORN 221)

Prerequisite: KORN 115. Advanced integrated study of Korean. Emphasis is on reading and writing.

Intermediate Korean II (3 Credits, KORN 222)

Prerequisite: KORN 221. Advanced integrated study of Korean. Emphasis is on reading and writing.

Korean Society and Culture (3 Credits, KORN 333)

(Formerly ASTD 353. Fulfills the general education requirement in the arts and humanities. Conducted in English.) A study of the origin and historical background of contemporary Korean society and culture. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ASTD 353 or KORN 333.