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University of Pittsburgh

Korean Courses

0005/1005 Third Year Korean 1

Credits: 4

Note:

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Integrated Korean Advanced Intermediate 1, 2003. H. Sohn & E. Lee, KLEAR Textbooks in Korean Language. University of Hawaii Press.

Korean Reader for Chinese Characters, 2002, Choon-Hak Cho, Yeon-Ja Sohn, Heisoon Yang, KLEAR Textbooks in Korean Language. University of Hawaii Press.

www.hawaii.edu/uhpress/realaudio/klear/advint1/

This course is offered regularly during the fall term.

Description:

The Third Year Korean 1 is the first half of an advanced-intermediate course in spoken and written Korean. The primary focus of the course will be on reading comprehension, vocabulary enhancement and discussion skills in which a wide range of topics/issues will be introduced. The course will also introduce approximately 90 Chinese-character words to provide not only for accurate comprehension of Sino-Korean words but also for better understanding of traditional and contemporary culture and society of Korea. Furthermore, the curriculum is designed to deepen the students' knowledge of Korean language and culture by exposing different speech/written styles, various expressions, vocabulary, structural patterns, Korean proverbs, and idioms. Hence, it is catered for learners who have taken at least two years of Korean language or have a fairly good knowledge of intermediate Korean. The course is divided into two parts in which the Lecture Class focuses on acquiring the complex grammar patterns, building more sophisticated vocabularies and expressions, improving writing skills and writing/recognition of the Sino-Korean words whereas the Recitation Class focuses on developing advanced and intellectual speaking not only in interpersonal, but also in interpretive and presentational communication through a wide variety of interesting authentic materials.

Prerequisite(s):

C- in KOREAN 0004/1004 or equivalent.

Recitation: Required

Class Size: 10