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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Korean

Korean is the official language of North and South Korea and is spoken by around 78 million people worldwide. Most linguists consider Korean to be a language isolate (one not descended from any common language family) although some believe it to be similar to Altaic languages. For much of its history, the Korean writing system used adapted Chinese characters called hanja, but in the 15th century, a national writing system called hangul was commissioned by Sejong the Great. Previously the study of Korean in the U.S. has been dominated by Korean language heritage speakers, but in recent years this group has become much more diverse due to growing interest in South Korean music and television.

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Lower-Division Courses

KOR 604, Accelerated First-Year Korean

Designed for students who understand or speak but do not read or write Korean. Not open to native speakers of Korean. Six class hours a week for one semester. Korean 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Korean 604 and 507 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Results on the placement examination in Korean that indicate that the student is ineligible to receive credit for Korean 507.

KOR 506, First-Year Korean I

Not open to native speakers of Korean. Five class hours a week for one semester. Korean 604 and 506 may not both be counted.

KOR 507, First-Year Korean II

Not open to native speakers of Korean. Continuation of Korean 506. Five class hours a week for one semester. Korean 604 and 507 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Korean 506 with a grade of at least C.

KOR 612, Accelerated Second-Year Korean

Not open to native speakers of Korean. Continuation of Korean 604. Six class hours a week for one semester. Korean 612 and 412K may not both be counted; Korean 612 and 412L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Korean 604 with a grade of at least C.

KOR 412K, Second-Year Korean I

Not open to native speakers of Korean. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Korean 612 and 412K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Korean 507 with a grade of at least C.

KOR 412L, Second-Year Korean II

Not open to native speakers of Korean. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Korean 612 and 412L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Korean 412K with a grade of at least C.

Upper-Division Courses

KOR 320K, Third-Year Korean I

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Korean 612 or 412L with a grade of at least C.

KOR 320L, Third-Year Korean II

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Korean 320K with a grade of at least C.

KOR 330, Topics in Advanced Korean

Fourth-year Korean readings on special topics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Korean 320L with a grade of at least C.

KOR 360, Conference Course in Korean Language and Literature

Supervised individual study of selected problems in Korean language or literature. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Korean 412L and written consent of instructor on form obtained from the undergraduate adviser.

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