Korean: Language, Literature, Culture (including courses in English)

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  • CAS LK 111: First-Semester Korean
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Placement examination, or for those who have never studied Korean.
    Elementary grammar, conversation, reading, writing.
  • CAS LK 112: Second-Semester Korean
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LK 111; or placement test results.
    Continues the text from LK 111; grammar, conversation, reading, writing.
  • CAS LK 116: First Year Korean for Heritage Speakers
    Designed for students who can understand spoken Korean but who have little or no practice in reading or writing. Comprehensive coverage of first year Korean grammar, reading, writing, and speaking.
  • CAS LK 211: Third-Semester Korean
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LK 112; or placement test results.
    Development of communicative skills acquired in the first year. Readings in Korean. Writing exercises involving more complex grammatical patterns.
  • CAS LK 212: Fourth-Semester Korean
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LK 211; or placement test results.
    Further review of the structures of Korean. Practice in conversation involving specialized topics. Advanced readings from Korean culture. Frequent compositions. Satisfactory completion of LK 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement.
  • CAS LK 216: Second-Year Korean for Heritage Speakers
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LK 116; or equivalent proficiency, or consent of instructor.
    Continues from CAS LK 116. Designed for students who are fluent in spoken Korean but have only basic practice in reading or writing. Comprehensive coverage of second-year Korean grammar, reading, writing, and speaking. Successful completion of CAS LK 216 fulfills the CAS foreign language requirement.
  • CAS LK 250: Introduction to Korean Literature (in English translation)
    What is Korean literature? How has it evolved through interaction with Chinese, Japanese, European and American literatures and cultures? What roles have regional and global changes played in shaping Korean imaginative writing? No prerequisites; readings and discussion in English. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS LK 260: Gateway to Asian Cultures
    Panoramic introduction to the cultures of East and South Asia in comparative perspective (China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India). Examines shared foundations, transformative inflection points, sites, peoples, and ideologies over the past two millennia through primary texts and media. Also offered as CAS LC 260, CAS LJ 260, CAS LN 260, and CAS XL 260.
  • CAS LK 311: Fifth-Semester Korean
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LK 212; or consent of instructor.
    Readings in modern literary writings and journalism. Essays and discussions on issues in politics, society, and culture. Vocabulary building, advanced grammar, and enhancement of speaking ability.
  • CAS LK 312: Sixth-Semester Korean
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LK 311; or consent of instructor.
    Continues CAS LK 311. Readings in modern literary writings and journalism. Essays and discussions on issues in politics, society, and culture. Vocabulary building, advanced grammar, and enhancement of speaking ability.
  • CAS LK 314: Classical Chinese I for Students of East Asia
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LC 112 or CAS LJ 212; or advanced Korean with consent of instructor.
    Introductory readings in Classical Chinese for students of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Learn the shared literary language of premodern East Asia and read masterpieces of East Asian philosophy, history, poetry, and fiction in the original. Also offered as CAS LC 314 and LJ 314.
  • CAS LK 383: Modern Korean Culture through Cinema (in English translation)
    Introduction to modern Korean culture and society through film from the Korean war (1950-1953) to the present. Discussion and essays on modern Korean life as seen in Korean films. Critical analysis of changes in Korean society. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title that was previously numbered CAS LK 283. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Also offered as CAS CI 365.
  • CAS LK 440: Korean Conversation and Composition through Media
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LK 312; or consent of instructor.
    Intensive practice of both oral and written forms of Korean. Survey of important cultural, social, political, and economic issues in Korea as portrayed in films, television, and periodicals. Development of effective written and spoken communication.
  • CAS LK 441: Advanced Korean: Issues in Korean Society
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LK 312; or consent of instructor.
    Reading, discussion, and writing about current and historical events in Korea, Korean literature in historical context, recent political and economic reports, and cultural analysis of Korean society. Course is conducted in Korean.
  • CAS LK 470: Topics in Korean Literature and Culture
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LK 312; or consent of instructor.
    Topic and prerequisites vary. Topic for Fall 2015: Literary Modernism and Colonialism in Korea. How did modernism evolve in Korea during the colonial period (1910-1945)? What influences did Korean modernist writers receive from their Western and East Asian counterparts? How did Korean novelists and poets engage with colonialism through modernist aesthetics?
  • CAS LK 491: Directed Study: Korean
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of department and CAS Advising.
    Application form available in the MLCL Department.
  • CAS LK 492: Directed Study: Korean
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of department and CAS Advising.
    Application form available in the MLCL Department.