Korean

First Year Korean I & II

First Year Korean consists of a sequence of Asian 160 and 161. Asian 160 is designed to provide students who have little or no knowledge of Korean with basic proficiency in Korean speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. The course will cover the foundations of Korean vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation and how these can be used in context. Asian 161 is designed to consolidate and solidify the language skills acquired in Asian 160 and to continue developing students’ proficiency in Korean speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. The course will continue to cover the foundations of Korean vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation and how these can be used in context. Students will also develop their ability to communicate about topics related to everyday events and situations.

Second Year Korean I & II

Second Year Korean consists of a sequence of Asian 262 and 263. Asian 262 is designed to provide students with intermediate proficiency in Korean speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. The course will strengthen students’ communicative skills on familiar topics related to everyday events and situations. Students will also develop discourse/pragmatic competence in various social contexts of communication. Asian 263 is designed to consolidate and solidify the linguistic and communicative competence acquired in Asian 262 and to continue developing students’ knowledge of Korean culture, history, and society. Students will also develop the Korean writing skills to meet practical writing needs at the intermediate level.

Third Year Korean I & II and Above

Students can continue onto Third Year and Fourth Year Korean. They can take Third Year Korean (KOR 301 and 302) through video-conferencing at Mount Holyoke College, or on-site at the hosting Smith College. They can take content-based Fourth Year Korean at University of Massachusetts.

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April 2020