Course Summary
Credit Type:
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2 weeks (40 hours) or 5 weeks (16 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Korean Language


The course objective is to increase students' global linguistic, sociolinguistic and intercultural competence in North Korean dialect and society. Students will improve their structural, lexical, and socio-cultural competences to include: knowledge and control of vocabulary, idioms, grammar forms, syntax, and socio-cultural references in North Korea. Comparisons with South Korean society will be drawn to assist students in better understanding North Korean society and vernacular.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyze aural and written North Korean texts and evaluate contextual and implied meaning of texts in various topics
  • Synthesize information, messages, implications, and significance identified in texts and create their own opinions and criticisms
  • Research, analyze, and author an essay on North Korean Society
  • Compose a journalistic-style English translation of a 200 -300 word North Korean reading and listening texts at the 2+ level or higher
  • Compare and contrast the societal elements within both North and South Korea
  • Argue and debate in meaningful discourse using critical thinking skills

General Course Topics:

  • Culture
  • Society
  • Women's issues
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Economy
  • Politics
  • Education
  • Military
  • Security
  • Public health
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials