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K302 Third Year Korean II
Spring 2015 (Section 17255)

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Yunseong Cheon
E-Mail: yuncheon@indiana.edu
Office: Goodbody (GB) 202
Phone: 855-5619
Office Hours: T 1:30-3:30p.m. or by appointment

CLASS MEETING: MWF 1:25pm-2:15pm at Wodburn Hall (WH) 114

K302 is the second semester of Third Year Korean, Advanced-Intermediate level. The goal is to equip students with proficiency in all four language skills, speaking, listening, reading, and writing, beyond the intermediate level. The course will deal with various genres of authentic material (some are slightly tailored to fit the level) on various topics. The course is largely content-based and task-based. Particularly focused on will be enhancing ability to advance one's opinion as well as discussing and sharing thoughts, experiences and ideas. Expanding one's vocabulary of more complex and abstract concepts is also a main goal of this course.

The weekly schedule consists of three parts: pre-lesson activities, main text activities, and post-lesson activities (vocabulary and pattern exercises, writing exercises, further reading activities, etc.)

TEXTBOOK: Modern Korean: An Intermediate Reader (MKIR) by Nam-Kil Kim , University of Hawaii Press (2000).

ASSESSMENT: Students will be evaluated for the final grade based on the following criteria: 
Class Attendance *
Class Participation**
Written Assignments***
Recording Assignments
Chapter Quizzes
Vocabulary & Dictation Quizzes (daily) 
Midterm Examination
Oral Performance
Oral Final Examination
Written Final Examination

  1. CLASS ATTENDANCE: More than 5 absences will result in one grade down, and more than 10 absences will result in two grade scales down from the actual score. No excuses will be allowed without a written proof of inevitable circumstances (e.g. doctor's notes, police reports, parents' notes, performance schedule, job interview schedule, etc.). In any circumstances, no more than 5 excuses will be granted. A perfect attendance will be awarded with 4 days of attendance of extra-credits except for the number of excuses granted (slightly less than 1% of the total grade.)

2. PARTICIPATION: Students are expected to read all the main texts and be prepared for in-class tasks and discussion. Students are also responsible for learning vocabulary and useful expressions. When students are unprepared for class activities and questions from the instructor, deductions will be made to participation scores.

3. CHAPTER QUIZZES: After each chapter is covered, there will be a chapter quiz. Chapter quiz will be based upon the textbook and web materials covered in the chapter. There will be no makeup exam unless a written proof for a justifiable reason is provided.

4. VOCAB & DICTATION QUIZZES: For each chapter, there will be a vocabulary quiz and a dictation quiz. One lowest score from vocab quizzes and one from dictation quizzes will be dropped.

5. HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS: Homework is expected to be turned in at the beginning of a class on the due date. Late homework must be submitted within a week from the due date. The maximum points for late homework will be 80% of the full marks.

6. WRITING JOURNAL: Each student is expected to keep a writing journal throughout the semester.

7. RECORDING ASSIGNMENTS: Each week, students are expected to complete a recording assignment by midnight on Sunday.

8. ORAL FINAL EXAMINATION: Each student will converse with the instructor on the topics related to the textbook main texts and other topics covered in class. Further explanations about the exam will be presented in class.

9. EXTRA CREDIT: Each participation in Korea-related events will earn 3 points toward participation scores up.

*All Powerpoint slides used in class as well as additional course material will be posted on Oncourse (Resources section).

GRADES will be assigned based on the following scale:
97% + A+
93 - 96.9 A
90 - 92.9 A-
87 - 89.9 B+
83 - 86.9 B
80 - 82.9 B-
77 - 79.9 C+
73 - 76.9 C
70 - 72.9 C-
67 - 69.9 D+
63 - 66.9 D
60 - 62.9 D-
59.9 & less 

IMPORTANT: If you have a question or need help in any of the areas, contact me (your instructor) right away. Do not wait until the end of the semester. I (your instructor) am here to help you!!!

Questions and comments are appreciated