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Korean (KOR)

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature

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: consent. HSL

KOR 102 Elementary Korean (4) Continuation of 101. Pre: 101 or consent. HSL

KOR 111 Elementary Conversational Korean I (3) Development of basic skills (listening, speaking and grammar) of spoken Korean, with application to some familiar everyday topics. Pre: consent. HSL

KOR 112 Elementary Conversational Korean II (3) Continuation of 111. Pre: 101 or 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) Further development of listening and speaking skills. The student is expected to be able to comprehend and produce speech at the paragraph level. Pre: 102 or 112, or consent. HSL

KOR 212 Intermediate Conversational Korean II (3) Continuation of 211. Pre: 201 or 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. (Fall only)

KOR 302 Third-Level Korean (3) Continuation of 301. Pre: 301 or consent. (Spring only)

KOR 307 Readings in Chinese Characters I (3) Training intermediate and advanced learners of Korean to master the reading, writing and usage of some 250 basic Chinese characters as they are used in a wide variety of Korean reading texts. Pre: 202 or consent.

KOR 308 Readings in Chinese Characters II (3) Continuation of 307, covering an additional 250 basic Chinese characters. Pre: 307 or consent.

KOR 380 Korean Proficiency Through TV Drama (3) Students who try to elevate proficiency level to Advanced by challenging themselves to understand culturally and situationally-rich text, i.e., Korean drama. Increasing Korean proficiency within context is the main objective of the course. Pre: 302 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 three times. Pre: consent.

KOR 401 Fourth-Level Korean (3) Continuation of 302. Pre: 302 or consent. (Fall only)

KOR 402 Fourth-Level Korean (3) Continuation of 401. Pre: 401 or consent. (Spring only)

KOR 403 High-Advanced Korean I (3) Continuation of 402. Emphasis on highest level of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with application to Korean culture, using authentic materials. Pre: 402 or consent. (Fall only)

KOR 404 High-Advanced Korean II (3) Continuation of 403. Emphasis on highest level of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with application to Korean culture using authentic materials. Pre: 402 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 421 Media Analysis in Korean I (3) Focus on analyzing, comparing, and evaluating current media materials in South Korea to develop professional language skills and to deepen knowledge and understanding of contemporary Korean society. A-F only. Pre: 402, or consent. (Once a year)

KOR 422 Media Analysis in Korean II (3) Focus on analyzing, comparing, and evaluating current media materials in South Korea and North Korea to develop professional language skills and to deepen knowledge and understanding of contemporary North Korea. A-F only. Pre: 402 or consent.

KOR 425 Selected Readings in Korean (3) Selected readings in various disciplines. Repeatable one time with consent. 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 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. DH

KOR 480 Korean Oral Proficiency Through Film (3) Designed to increase proficiency level from advanced to superior and to deepen cultural awareness. Pre: 402 or consent.

KOR 485 (Alpha) Korean for Career Professionals (V) Combined lecture-conference 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 (V) Content 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: 402 or consent.

KOR 493 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 494 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 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. Repeatable up to 3 times. CR/NC 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 three times. 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; (T) traditional. Pre: 494 or consent for (M), 493 or consent for (T).

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; (T) traditional. Pre: 494 or consent for (M), 493 or consent for (T).

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; (T) traditional. Pre: 494 or consent for (M), 493 or consent for (T).

KOR 621 Media Research in Korean (3) Focuses on searching, analyzing, and evaluating media data for research in areas of student specializations. Students are required to write short analysis papers and a final research paper. Pre: diagnostic assessment (equivalent to ILR Level 2) or consent. (Once a year)

KOR 622 Comparative Studies of Contemporary South and North Korean Language (3) Comparing and analyzing language data to investigate language heterogeneity problems, its causes, and importance of comparative studies in NK/SK language differences; differences in language policy, grammar, and vocabulary, pronunciation, and discourse style. Pre: 621 or consent. (Once a year)

KOR 623 Interdisciplinary Research in Korean (3) Combined lecture-discussion on preparing students to be able to conduct interdisciplinary research in Korean. Require advanced-level Korean proficiency. Pre: diagnostic assessment (equivalent to ILR Level 2) or consent. (Once a year)

KOR 624 (Alpha) Analysis of Korean Academic Discourse (3) Co-taught by Korean faculty of professional schools and Korean instruction in domain of (B) economics; (C) political science; (D) computer science; (E) travel industry management; (G) business; (H) law; (I) medicine; (J) nursing and public health; and (K) others. Exclusively in Korean. Repeatable one time. Pre: 485 or 623 or consent. (Once a year)

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 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: 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 636 Korean Conversation Analysis (3) Theoretical framework of discourse analysis and review of Korean conversational discourse structures, such as turn-taking, sequence organization, and discourse markers; training for data collection, transcription, and data analysis. A-F only. Pre: 451 and 452; or consent. (Alt. years: fall)

KOR 640 Literary Translation of Korean (3) The art and craft of translating traditional and modern Korean literary works into English. Repeatable four times. Pre: 493 and 494, 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.

KOR 652 Major Authors in Modern Korean Literature (3) Advanced study of major Korean fiction writers from the 1910s to the present with emphasis on critical reading of their lives and writings to arrive at informed appraisal of their contribution to modern Korean literature. Repeatable one time. Pre: 494 or consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 653)

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.

KOR 664 Topics and Issues in Modern Korean Literature (3) Intensive study of selected topics and issues in modern/contemporary Korean fiction, focusing on texts that problematize critical socio-cultural issues in the evolving contexts of modern Korean intellectual history. Repeatable one time. Pre: 494 or consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 664)

KOR 699 Directed Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times. CR/NC only. Pre: consent.

KOR 720 Research Seminar in Korean Literature (3) Advanced study of an author, school, period, genre, or problem leading to a research paper. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.

KOR 730 Research Seminar in Korean Language (3) Advanced study in history and dialects, phonology and morphology, syntax and semantics, sociolinguistics, or pedagogy, leading to a research paper. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.