Prerequisite KOR2201: Successful completion of Korea 1102 or by a placement test.
KOR2202: Successful completion of Korea 2201 or by a placement test.
Course Description: The objective of KOREA 2201 and 2202 is to equip students with communicative skills in speaking, reading, and writing in Korean. It aims to develop studentsí communicative competence in Korean, which includes grammatical competence, sociolinguistic competence, discursive competence, and strategic competence. In developing grammatical competence, students will expand linguistic resources such as vocabulary and sentence formation. In developing sociolinguistic competence, students will also gain knowledge of appropriate language use in production and in comprehension in various contexts. In other words, students will be able to use linguistic components in accordance with social and cultural conventions of the target language (Korean). In developing discursive competence, students will be able to recognize particular contexts or situations of discourse and to participate in speech events. In developing strategic competence, students will be able to use a wide range of linguistic and non-linguistic strategies such as back-channels to achieve conversational goals and to maintain relational goals.
Course Objectives: In this course, students will be able to compare and contrast cultural differences in Korea and in other countries (e.g., holidays), describe experiences and events (e.g., life in Korea), discuss opinions on various topics (e.g., marriage and health), and participate in speech events including birthday party, wedding ceremony, housewarming party, doctor-patient talk, and job interview. Students will be able to understand and produce the commonly used idiomatic expressions in Korean.
Course Audience Korea 2201/2202 is an all-skills course designed for students who would like to develop fluency, sophistication and appropriate use of language in various situations. The course introduces authentic reading and viewing texts in order to present Korea and its culture in context.