Course Summary
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80 hours (40 hours per week for 2 weeks; 16 hours per week for 5 weeks)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 8 Korean Language


The course objective is to enhance and strengthen the ILR level 3/3, 3+/3 or 3/3+ student's functional use of the language by stressing active language production and accuracy to cultivate a language analyst capable of excelling at more than passive tasks. The course objective is to enhance students' speaking and writing skills from ILR level 2+ to level 3 or higher and maintain or improve their listening and reading skill proficiency level from ILR level 3 to 3+ or higher. Students will improve their speaking ability by participating in seminars, forums and debates where they discuss topics in detail and give supporting opinions. Students will improve their writing ability through authoring research assignments, presentation and a final project.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Detect the tone of the text and the author's intent, providing justification from the text
  • Present an oral project at the level of 3 in OPI
  • Analyze and summarize the text, with at least 77% accuracy
  • Validate listening comprehension through answering open-ended questions, outlining and paraphrasing the main theme in Korean with at least 77% accuracy
  • Assess the main themes by comparing, contrasting and drawing conclusions from various modes of content
  • Debate and defend individual point of view, achieving at least 77% accuracy

General Course Topics:

  • The late of Choson Dynasty
  • Liberation of Korea/Japanese colonization
  • Post-liberation Korea/the establishment of Korean government
  • Republic of Korea
  • The history of North Korea's economy and government
  • History of religion and philosophy
  • History of economy
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

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

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials