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 This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • 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. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • 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. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • 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. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • 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 313: Korean through TV Drama
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LK 212; or equivalent proficiency.
    Using recent South Korean TV drama series as primary texts to elevate Korean proficiency level to advanced and increase cultural awareness. A special emphasis on speaking and listening.
  • 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 316: Tales of Korea
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LK 212; or consent of instructor.
    Develops Korean language proficiency through reading and discussion of Korean tales from ancient, medieval, and modern times.
  • CAS LK 375: Growing Up Kor
    This course description is currently under construction.
    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • 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. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area(s): Aesthetic Exploration, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • 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 450: Topics in Advanced Korean
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LK 312; or consent of instructor.
    Topic for Fall 2018: Korean Translation. Enhances students' Korean language proficiency through practice in document and audiovisual translation. Both written and audiovisual texts in various styles and topics are introduced.
  • CAS LK 470: Topics in Korean Literature and Culture
    Topics and prerequisites vary. May be repeated for credit if topics are different. Two topics are offered Spring 2019. Section A1: TBA. Section B1: Growing Up in Korea. Examines memoirs, prose fiction, film, television dramas, and graphic narratives to ask: how have the conventions of Korean coming-of-age narratives evolved? What does this say about changes in Korean identity? What roles have gender and sexuality played in Korean stories of growing up?
  • CAS LK 480: Readings in Korean Literature
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: two 300-level Korean language courses (CAS LK 311, LK 312, LK 313, and LK 316), or consent of instructor.
    Topics vary. Closely examines original texts of Korean literature published since the early 20th century to deepen knowledge of Korean language and to develop critical thinking skills. Readings and discussions in Korean.
  • 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.