Course Summary
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6 weeks (240 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 9 Korean Language and Culture


The course objective is to enhance and improve students' proficiency level to solid 2+ or above in reading and listening and to enhance speaking and writing proficiency. Course materials cover a variety of FLO topics, including geography, culture, politics, economy, science and technology, and military, enabling the student to produce transcripts, summaries, and translations of authentic target language audio and text material. Students improve their structural, lexical, and socio-cultural competences, including knowledge and control of vocabulary, idioms, grammar forms, syntax, and sociocultural references.

Learning Outcomes:

  • gist, summarize, transcribe, and paraphrase in reading and listening at the 2+ or above level
  • illustrate the main idea and some significant details from more complex, non-specialized passages
  • analyze aural and written texts to evaluate the contextual and implied meaning of texts in relevance to FLO topical areas, and translate and interpret the tone and nuance of the texts
  • articulate cohesive and coherent opinion when engaging in meaningful discourse using critical thinking skills
  • apply structural and lexical components, including vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, grammar forms, and syntax in relevance to FLO topical areas
  • construct logical and sound criticism and evaluation in written and spoken form by synthesizing information, messages, implications, and significance identified in texts

General Course Topics:

  • Geopolitical location of the Korean peninsula
  • Socio-cultural changes aftermath of Korean War
  • Advanced technologies in daily life
  • Economic growth in South and North Korea
  • Military systems in South and North Korea
  • Relations between South and North Korea
  • Global warming and green energy
  • Contactless society and COVID19
  • Current issues in education
  • Medical technologies
  • Economic polarization
  • The market economy in North Korea
  • South and North Korean summit meetings
  • North Korean defectors
  • Pending and current issues on politics, economy, military, culture
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

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

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Written Papers
  • Student Open Forum

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Supplemental Materials