East Asian Languages & Cultures | Elementary Korean I (undergraduate)
K101 | 1711 | Lee
This section for undergraduates only (4 credits).
Through speaking and listening exercises, this course focuses on the basic
grammatical structure, vocabulary, and expressions of modern colloquial
Korean. The Korean Hangul writing system will be introduced, with
pronunciation taught at the beginning of the semester, and simple colloquial
expressions later on. Students will learn how to express simple ideas such
as attributes, identities, locations, time, daily activities, weekend plans,
desires, as well as how to combine simple ideas in various ways. Basic
skills in reading and writing will be enhanced as well.
Classroom format and course requirements: There are two lectures and three
drill sessions weekly. Regular lab practice is required. English will be
used to explain certain grammatical points, but the rest of the time only
Korean will be spoken. Grades will be determined by midterm and final
examinations, quizzes, assignments, and class performance. The
examinations will have both written and oral parts.