Course Summary
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2-5 weeks (80 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 5 advanced academic Korean
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introduction to Korean history


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 via learning Korean history through the use of authentic materials. The course is to provide an in-depth understanding of Korean history, especially the post-modern period, as part of global history, and thus to increase the student's sociolinguistic, sociocultural, and intercultural competence. The course is to improve the student's linguistic competence and critical thinking skills through authoring of research assignments, making oral presentations, and participating in discussions, seminars, and a student forum.

Learning Outcomes:

  • validate listening/reading comprehension through answering open-ended questions and paraphrasing the main arguments in Korean with at least 90% accuracy
  • debate and defend individual points of view logically and persuasively providing justification with at least 90% accuracy
  • evaluate the main arguments by comparing, contrasting, and drawing conclusions from various modes of content
  • present grounded in research with at least 90% accuracy
  • write an essay about Korean history synthesizing research and analyses, with 90% accuracy
  • analyze sources and grasp the significance of arguments in the sources, with at least 90 % accuracy detect the tone of the text and the author's intent, providing justification from the text

General Topics:

  • Pre-modern societies of Korea
  • The Joseon era
  • The Daehan Empire/Japanese colonization
  • Liberation Korea/post-liberation/division into the two Koreas
  • The Korean War
  • The Korean Peninsula during the Cold War
  • Industrialization and democratization of South Korea
  • North Korean history
  • Changing North Korea
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

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

Methods of Assessment:

  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials