Korean (KREN)

* KREN 110a, Elementary Korean IStaff

A beginning course in modern Korean. Pronunciation, lectures on grammar, conversation practice, and introduction to the writing system (Hankul).  L11½ Course cr

* KREN 120b, Elementary Korean IIStaff

Continuation of KREN 110. After KREN 110 or equivalent.  L2RP1½ Course cr

* KREN 130a, Intermediate Korean IStaff

Continued development of skills in modern Korean, spoken and written, leading to intermediate-level proficiency. After KREN 120 or equivalent.  L3RP1½ Course cr

* KREN 132a, Intermediate Korean for Advanced Learners ISeungja Choi

Intended for students with some oral proficiency but little or no training in Hankul. Focus on grammatical analysis, the standard spoken language, and intensive training in reading and writing.  L3RP1½ Course cr
MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

* KREN 140b, Intermediate Korean IIStaff

Continuation of KREN 130. After KREN 130 or equivalent.  L4RP1½ Course cr

* KREN 142b, Intermediate Korean for Advanced Learners IIStaff

Continuation of KREN 132. After KREN 132 or equivalent.  L4RP1½ Course cr

KREN 150a, Advanced Korean I: Korean Language and Culture through K-Pop MusicAngela Lee-Smith

An advanced language course with emphasis on developing vocabulary and grammar, practice reading comprehension, speaking on a variety of topics, and writing in both formal and informal styles. Use storytelling, discussion, peer group activities, audio and written journals, oral presentations, and supplemental audiovisual materials and texts in class. After KREN 140 or equivalent.  L5
MWF 11:35am-12:25pm

KREN 151b, Advanced Korean II: Korean Language and Culture through MediaAngela Lee-Smith

This course is content and project-based to further develop integrated language skills-spoken and written, including grammar and vocabulary, as well as intercultural competence through Korean media. Through a variety of media, such as print media, publishing, digital media, cinema, broadcasting (radio, television, podcasting), and advertising, students explore and reflect on a wide range of topics and perspectives in Korean culture and society. The course learning activities include interactive, interpretive, and presentational communication; critical analysis; creative and authentic language applications in formal/informal contexts. After KREN 150 or equivalent.  L5
MWF 11:35am-12:25pm

KREN 152a, Advanced Korean III: Contemporary Life in KoreaHyunsung Lim

This course is an advanced language course designed to further develop language skills through topics related to contemporary Korea, including lifestyle, society, culture, and literature, supplemented with authentic media materials. This course aims to expand students’ understanding of Korea while enhancing their multiliteracy. Intended for both non-heritage speakers and heritage speakers. Prerequisite: After KREN 142 or KREN 151, or equivalent.  L5

* KREN 153b, Advanced Korean IV: Korean Sociocultural Practices and PerspectivesStaff

This course is an interdisciplinary content-based advanced course in modern Korean. It aims to advance language skills in all four areas and cultural competence to communicate with fluency and accuracy. Students build up wide-ranging vocabulary and grammar, while registering and deepening their understanding of cultural aspects through authentic materials and communicative tasks across a variety of topics, such as social, academic, or career interests. (Previously KREN 152). After KREN 152, or with permission of instructor.   L5