All students taking language courses in this program for the first time must take a regularly scheduled placement test; those with no background must come to the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures for a brief interview. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite courses is required for continuation.
KOR 101 Elementary Korean (4) Listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar. Meets one hour, four times a week, plus lab work. Pre: placement test and consent. HSL
KOR 102 Elementary Korean (4) Continuation of 101. Pre: 101 or consent. HSL
KOR 111 Elementary Conversational Korean I (3) The purpose of this course is to offer the student the basic knowledge (listening, speaking and grammar) of spoken Korean, and to train the student to handle some familiar everyday topics. Pre: consent. HSL
KOR 112 Elementary Conversational Korean II (3) Continuation of 111. Pre: 111 or consent. HSL
KOR 201 Intermediate Korean (4) Continuation of 101 and 102. Meets one hour, four times a week, plus lab work. Pre: 102 or placement test; or consent. HSL
KOR 202 Intermediate Korean (4) Continuation of 201. Pre: 201 or placement test; or consent. HSL
KOR 211 Intermediate Conversational Korean I (3) The purpose of this course is to further strengthen the student’s listening and speaking skills in Korean. The student is expected to be able to comprehend and produce speech at the paragraph level. Pre: 112 or consent. HSL
KOR 212 Intermediate Conversational Korean II (3) Continuation of 211. Pre: 211 or consent. HSL
KOR 301 Third-Level Korean (3) Continuation of 201 and 202. Major emphasis on comprehension of modern written Korean. Chinese characters. Pre: 202 or consent.
KOR 302 Third-Level Korean (3) Continuation of 301. Pre: 301 or consent.
KOR 307 Readings in Chinese Characters (3) Training intermediate and advanced learners of Korean to master the reading, writing and usage of some 500 basic Chinese characters as they are used in a wide variety of Korean reading texts. Once a year. Pre: 202 (or concurrent), 301 and departmental approval.
KOR 332 Advanced Korean Reading and Writing (3) Web-based training in Korean reading and writing to develop skills at the advanced level. Course activities combine independent work with communicative activities on the web site. Ideal for preventing language attrition at advanced level. Repeatable one time. Pre 301 (or concurrent) or consent.
KOR 399 Directed Third-Level Reading (V) For those who need special assistance, e.g., in reading texts in area of specialization or at a pace more rapid than those of standard courses. Offered if staff available. CR/NC only. Repeatable. Pre: consent.
KOR 401 Fourth-Level Korean (3) Continuation of 302. Pre: 302 or consent.
KOR 402 Fourth-Level Korean (3) Continuation of 401. Pre: 401 or consent.
KOR 420 Korean Composition (3) Training in modern structural and stylistic techniques; writing on designated themes. Repeatable one time. Pre: 402 or consent.
KOR 451 Structure of Korean (3) Introduction to phonology, morphology, and history. Pre: 302 or consent.
KOR 452 Structure of Korean (3) Introduction to syntax and semantics. Pre: 302 or consent.
KOR 463 Introduction to Traditional Korean Literature (3) Critical readings from earliest times and presentations that emphasize genre, style, and context. Pre: 402 or consent. DL
KOR 464 Introduction to Modern Korean Literature (3) Critical readings of 20th-century materials and presentations that emphasize context and the development of style. Pre: 402 or consent. DL
KOR 470 Language and Culture of Korea (3) Relation of Korean language to literature, history, philosophy, social structure, values, and interpersonal relationships; social and regional varieties. Pre: 402 or consent. DL
KOR 480 Korean Oral Proficiency Through Film (3) Designed for students who try to elevate their proficiency level from Advance to Superior by challenging themselves to understand culturally-very-rich text (i.e., Korean film). Increasing Korean proficiency and deepening cultural awareness are main objectives. Pre: 402 or concurrent with 470, or consent.
KOR 481 Selected Readings in Korean (3) Selected readings in various disciplines. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 402 or consent.
KOR 485 (Alpha) Korean for Career Professionals (3) Combined lecture-conference course on functional command of various discourse-level features in Korean in domain of (B) economics; (C) political science; (D) computer science; (E) engineering; (F) travel industry management; (G) business; (H) law; (I) medicine; (J) nursing and public health, and (K) others. Repeatable one time. Pre: 402 or diagnostic assessment procedures or consent.
KOR 486 (Alpha) Korean for Academic Purposes (3) Content course taught in Korean by professional school Korean faculty and flagship instructor in domain of (B) economics; (C) political science; (D) computer science; (E) engineering; (F) travel industry management; (G) business; (H) law; (I) medicine; (J) nursing and public health, and (K) others. Repeatable one time. Pre: 485 or diagnostic assessment procedures or consent.
KOR 495 Internship Program (V) Supervised internship with Korean professional hosts on O‘ahu. Students will also attend an on-campus preparatory and follow-up language class. A-F only. Pre: 486, diagnostic assessment procedures, or consent.
KOR 496 Korean Abroad (V) Supervised internship with Korean professional hosts in Korea. Students also undergo a one-week training module designed to prepare them to maximize the benefits of the overseas internship. A-F only. Pre: 495, diagnostic assessment procedures, or consent.
KOR 499 Directed Fourth-Level Reading (V) For those who need special assistance, e.g., in reading texts in area of specialization or at a pace more rapid than those of standard courses. Primarily for graduate students from other departments. CR/NC only. Repeatable. Pre: consent of department chair.
KOR 613 (Alpha) Korean Verse (3) Intensive and analytical reading of selected works of Korean lyric and didactic verse (e.g., hyangga, changga, hanshi, sijo, kasa, free form): (M) modern; Pre: 464 or consent (T) traditional; Pre: 463 or consent.
KOR 614 (Alpha) Korean Narrative (3) Intensive and analytical reading of selected works of Korean narrative (e.g., myth, p’ansori, shaman song, essay, biography, fiction): (M) modern; Pre: 464 or consent (T) traditional; Pre: 463 or consent.
KOR 615 (Alpha) Korean Drama (3) Intensive and analytical reading of selected materials in Korean performing arts (e.g., spectacle, farce play, mask dance, staged narratives, theatrical drama): (M) modern; Pre: 464 or consent (T) traditional; Pre: 463 or consent.
KOR 631 History and Dialects of Korean Language (3) Survey of various hypotheses on the genetic relationship of Korean; evolution of Korean from the 15th century to the present; Korean dialects. Pre: 451 and 452, or consent.
KOR 632 Korean Phonology and Morphology (3) Review of Korean vocalic and consonantal phonology. Phonological and morphological analysis of Korean derivation and inflection. Pre: 451 and 452, or consent.
KOR 633 Korean Syntax and Semantics (3) Review of theoretical problems in Korean syntax and semantics; different approaches; and contributions of Korean linguistic study to syntactic and semantic theory. Pre: 452 or consent.
KOR 634 Korean Sociolinguistics (3) Variations in form and use depending on sociocultural factors. Role of language in politics, mass media, group identity, bilingualism, and intercultural communication. Pre: 401, 402, 470, or consent.
KOR 635 Pedagogy of Teaching Korean as a Second Language (3) Identification and analysis of major problems in Korean language learning, teaching, testing, and materials development by examining theoretical issues and conducting classroom research; practical techniques of teaching and testing skills in listening, reading, speaking, writing and culture. Pre: 451 and 452; or consent.
KOR 640 Literary Translation of Korean (3) The art and craft of translating traditional and modern Korean literary works into English. Repeatable. Pre: 463 and 464, or consent.
KOR 645 Research in Korean Language Acquisition (3) Integrating the conceptual aspects of statistics and scientific analysis of human language behavior into the study of Korean as a foreign language. Pre: 635 or consent. (Alt. years)
KOR 655 Practicum: Teaching Korean as a Second Language (3) Designed for graduate students pursuing Korean language teaching, while developing practical teaching skills through class observation, action research and discussion under supervision. Pre: 635 or consent. (Alt. years)
KOR 699 Directed Research (V) CR/NC only. Pre: consent.
KOR 711 Korean Historical Sources (3) Systematic reading in Korean or classical Chinese of various forms of historical literature, literary sources, reference materials; use of reference materials. Pre: reading knowledge of Korean or classical Chinese. (Cross-listed as HIST 711)
KOR 720 Research Seminar in Korean Literature (3) Advanced study of an author, school, period, genre, or problem leading to a research paper. Repeatable. Pre: consent.
KOR 730 Research Seminar in Korean Language (3) Advanced study in history and dialects, phonology and morphology, syntax and semantics, and sociolinguistics and pedagogy leading to a research paper. Repeatable. Pre: consent.
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