East Asian Languages and Cultures

Robert Tierney, Head of Department
2090 Foreign Languages Building, 707 South Mathews, Urbana
PH: (217) 244-1432
http://www.ealc.illinois.edu

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures offers two concentrations within the East Asian Languages and Cultures major. The goal of the East Asian Languages and Cultures Concentration is that the student gain an introductory knowledge of the civilizations of East Asia, a firm competence in an East Asian language, a solid familiarity with East Asian cultures through multiple disciplines, and a more advanced knowledge of the region including research and writing in a seminar or senior project. This concentration is useful for the student seeking a broad liberal arts education and preparation for graduate or professional study involving East Asia.

The Concentration Preparatory to the Teaching of East Asian Languages is to prepare its graduates for certification for teaching East Asian Languages (currently Mandarin Chinese or Japanese) in the public schools in Illinois.

Minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures

E-mail: ealc@illinois.edu

Web address for department: http://www.ealc.illinois.edu

Select one of the following:5
Intermediate Chinese II
Intermediate Japanese II
Intermediate Korean II
Non-language courses as follows:15
East Asian Civilizations
12 additional hours of East Asia-related courses (at least 6 of these hours must be at the 300 or 400 level)
Total Hours20

Note: Completion of CHIN 204, JAPN 204, or KOR 204 satisfies the LAS foreign language requirement.

ASST Class Schedule

Asian Studies Courses

ASST 104   Asian Mythology   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as REL 104. See REL104.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Hist & Phil
Cultural Studies - Non-West

ASST 208   Cultures & Literatures of South Asia   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as CWL 208, REL 208 and SAME 208. See REL 208.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - Non-West

ASST 218   S Asian Cultural Landscapes   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as LA 218. See LA 218.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - Non-West

ASST 286   Southeast Asian Civilizations   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as ANTH 286 and HIST 225. See ANTH 286.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Hist & Phil
Cultural Studies - Non-West

ASST 390   Individual Study   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Directed readings in the languages and literatures of South Asia, Southeast Asia, or the Near East. The area selected depends on the student's interest. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ASST 391   Honors Tutorial   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Tutorial in the civilizations of South Asia, Southeast Asia, or the Near East. The geographical area or nation and discipline depend on student interests. All students submit a substantial paper. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Completion of two honors activities, work in Asian studies, and consent of instructor.

CHIN Class Schedule

Chinese Courses

CHIN 201   Elementary Chinese I   credit: 5 Hours.

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese, including basic skills in speaking, reading, and writing. Not open to students with a background in Chinese language.

CHIN 203   Intermediate Chinese I   credit: 5 Hours.

First term of second year of the Chinese language, including drill for more advanced conversational fluency; introduction to a greater variety of styles and levels of discourse and usage; and increasing study of the written language and more formal grammar. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent.

CHIN 204   Intermediate Chinese II   credit: 5 Hours.

Continuation of CHIN 203. Concentration on ability to engage in fluent discourse, on comprehensive grammatical knowledge, and on ability to read ordinary simple text in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 203 or equivalent.

CHIN 221   Elementary Spoken Mandarin I   credit: 4 Hours.

For non-majors who want to develop a basic competence in spoken Mandarin Chinese. Emphasizes the development of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar skills with a concurrent emphasis on mastery of Pinyin phonetic orthography. Credit is not given for both this course and CHIN 201 or CHIN 202.

CHIN 222   Elementary Spoken Mandarin II   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of CHIN 221. Emphasizes development of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar skills, with a concurrent emphasis on mastery of Pinyin phonetic orthography. Credit is not given for both this course and CHIN 201or CHIN 202. Prerequisite: CHIN 221.

CHIN 241   Chinese Reading and Writing   credit: 4 Hours.

Students with a basic background in spoken Mandarin will help develop their ability to read and write Chinese characters. This course fulfills the language requirement for those programs with a two-term sequence. Successful completion of CHIN 241 and CHIN 242 fulfills the Liberal Arts and Science foreign language requirement. Credit is not given for both this course and CHIN 201 or CHIN 202. Prerequisite: CHIN 222, or speaking proficiency as determined by placement test.

CHIN 242   Chinese Reading and Writing   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of CHIN 241. This course fulfills the foreign language requirement for those programs with a three- or four-term requirement. Credit is not given for both this course and CHIN 203 or CHIN 204. Prerequisite: CHIN 241, or proficiency as determined by placement test.

CHIN 305   Advanced Chinese I   credit: 5 Hours.

An advanced-level course that emphasizes rapid reading, vocabulary acquisition, and newspaper reading. Prerequisite: CHIN 204 or CHIN 242.

CHIN 306   Advanced Chinese II   credit: 5 Hours.

Continuation of CHIN 305. This course fulfills the language requirement for the undergraduate major in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 305.

CHIN 407   Intro to Classical Chinese   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Introduction to the classical literary language, style, and structural patterns as reflected in the Confucian classics and other literary, philosophical, and historical texts. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent.

CHIN 408   Readings in Literary Chinese   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Readings in texts selected from the Confucian classics and other literary, philosophical, and historical texts. Attention is given to linguistic patterns and philosophical concepts and to problems of translation. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHIN 407 or equivalent.

CHIN 409   Social Science Rdgs Chinese   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Reading and translation of selected Chinese texts in the social sciences with emphasis on specialized terminology and prose style. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 undergraduate hours, or 12 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Three years of modern Chinese.

CHIN 440   Fourth-Year Chinese I   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

The focus of this course is on reading and discussing modern and pre-modern Chinese literary selections in Chinese. Students continue to develop dictionary, literary and writing skills begun at the advanced (305-306) levels. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHIN 306 or equivalent.

CHIN 441   Fourth-Year Chinese II   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Continuation of CHIN 440. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHIN 440 or equivalent.

CHIN 477   Chin Orth & Grm for Lng Tchg   credit: 3 Hours.

Chinese orthography and grammar for language teaching. Teaching Mandarin Chinese in an English speaking environment. Covers the Chinese writing and sound systems, vocabulary, grammar, dialects and review available teaching materials. Course meets for the first six weeks of the semester only. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: CHIN 441 or equivalent.

CHIN 490   Readings in Chinese Lit   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Guided readings in Chinese literature in the vernacular with regular individual conferences and a paper. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Chinese and consent of instructor.

CHIN 499   Study Abroad   credit: 0 to 18 Hours.

Lectures, seminars, and practical work in Chinese language, literature, and civilization and in other academic areas appropriate to the student's course of study. 0 to 18 undergraduate hours. 0 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 32 hours per academic year. Prerequisite: Junior standing and a GPA of 2.5.

EALC Class Schedule

E. Asian Languages & Cultures Courses

EALC 114   Introduction to East Asian Art   credit: 4 Hours.

Same as ARTH 114. See ARTH 114.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 120   East Asian Civilizations   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as HIST 120. See HIST 120.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Hist & Phil
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 122   History East Asian Religions   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to East Asian religious traditions; emphasizes the ideas of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism in China and their historical interactions. Same as REL 122.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Hist & Phil
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 130   The Chinese Language   credit: 3 Hours.

An introduction to the scientific study of the Chinese language. We will explore where the Chinese language came from, its similarities to and differences from Japanese and Korean, and how the Chinese character writing system was invented, plus what is it like now. We will explore differences among Chinese dialects (e.g., Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese and Shanghai) and learn where in China these are spoken, and also explore how the Chinese language operates in the brain. Finally, we will investigate how children in China learn to speak, read, and write, how adults learn to speak Chinese as a foreign language, and how Chinese can be used by different social groups in different settings in order to influence social power and distance. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. This course does not fulfill the campus foreign language requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - Non-West
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci

EALC 132   Zen   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as REL 132. See REL 132.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Hist & Phil
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 220   Traditional China   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as HIST 220. See HIST 220.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Hist & Phil
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 221   Modern China   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as HIST 221. See HIST 221.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 222   Chinese Thght Confucius to Mao   credit: 3 Hours.

Examination of China's principal philosophical, religious, and political schools of thought - such as Confucianism, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, and Maoism - as ways of understanding one of the world's major civilizations; the period of the classical philosophers, the glory years of empire, and the troubled era of Western contact receive approximately equal attention. Same as HIST 222 and REL 224.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Hist & Phil
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 226   Premodern Japanese History   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as HIST 226. See HIST 226.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Hist & Phil
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 227   Modern Japanese History   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as HIST 227. See HIST 227.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Hist & Phil
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 240   Chinese Civilization   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the historical development of Chinese civilization. Emphasis will be on broad themes and the connections among cultural values, social institutions, political structures, and contacts with outsiders. Visual and literary evidence will be stressed.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 250   Intro to Japanese Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Topical introduction to Japanese cultural and aesthetic life with attention to cultural and aesthetic patterns as they are reflected in literature, language, and the arts.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - Non-West
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci

EALC 275   Masterpieces of East Asian Lit   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of major works in the literary traditions of China and Japan, including haiku, noh, Tale of Genji, kabuki, Tang poetry, Ming theater, and the colloquial tale. Same as CWL 275. No knowledge of Chinese or Japanese language required.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 276   Asian Film Genres   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as CWL 276 and ENGL 276. See ENGL 276.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 285   Intro to Korea Through Film   credit: 3 Hours.

Course uses film, literary, and ethnographic works to explore the impact of Post-Colonial (1945-present) socioeconomic and cultural transformation on the personal and collective South Korean experience. Same as ANTH 285.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 287   Introduction to Buddhism   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as REL 287. See REL 287.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Hist & Phil
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 288   Contemporary East Asia   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to aspects of daily life in East Asia in relation to local and extra-local political and economic structures and transformations. Same as ANTH 287.

EALC 305   Japan Lit in Translation I   credit: 3 Hours.

Survey of Japanese literature from earliest times to 1600; readings in prose, poetry, and drama in English translation. Same as CWL 311.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 306   Japan Lit in Translation II   credit: 3 Hours.

Survey of Japanese literature from 1600 to recent times; readings in prose, poetry, and drama in English translation; and lectures and papers. Same as CWL 312.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 307   Classical Chinese Lit   credit: 3 Hours.

Surveys Chinese literary works from the classical tradition (history, philosophy, poetry, literary criticism) with attention to intellectual and artistic values. Same as CWL 307. No knowledge of Chinese is required.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 308   Chinese Popular Lit   credit: 3 Hours.

Surveys Chinese popular literary works written in the vernacular language (short story, novel, and drama), with attention to cultural and artistic values. Same as CWL 308. No knowledge of Chinese is required.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 333   Language in Japanese Society   credit: 3 Hours.

Examines aspects of language use in contemporary Japanese society, including cross-cultural communication, social/regional variations, and problems surrounding linguistic/ethnic minorities in Japanese society. Prerequisite: Completion of JAPN 202 or equivalent.

EALC 361   Women in East Asia   credit: 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary inquiry into the cultural and social patterns that have shaped women's lives in China, Japan, and Korea. Same as GWS 361.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - Non-West
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci

EALC 365   Contemporary Korean Society   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduces contemporary Korean society: the twentieth century struggle of Korea for an individual identity; the Korean road to modernization and its significance for the United States and the developing world. Same as SOC 365.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - Non-West
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci

EALC 367   History of Korea   credit: 3 Hours.

Historical examination of the Korean experience, from the earliest times to the present day: basic political, social, economic patterns; examination of the cultural and intellectual tradition; Korea's historical role in Asia; the Korean colonial experience; Korea in the modern world. Same as HIST 325.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Hist & Phil
Cultural Studies - Non-West

EALC 390   Individual Study   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Directed readings in the languages and literatures of East Asia. The area selected depends on the student's interest. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EALC 391   Honors Tutorial   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Tutorial in the civilizations of East Asia. The country and discipline depend on student interests. All students submit a substantial paper. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EALC 398   Colloquium in EALC   credit: 3 Hours.

See online schedule for current topics. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

EALC 411   The Chinese Novel   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Reading and analysis of representative pieces of Chinese fiction from the fourth century B.C. to 1900 with emphasis on the development of Chinese fiction, its place in the literary tradition, and its role in society. Same as CWL 411. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

EALC 412   Mod Chinese Lit in Translation   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Reading and analysis of representative selections from Chinese literature since the May 4 Movement (early 20th century), with special attention to the relationship between literature and ideology in twentieth-century China. Same as CWL 412. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

EALC 413   Premodern Chinese Drama   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Survey of Chinese drama from the 12th century through the early 20th century. Students will read major works of Chinese drama in English translation, as well as works on stagecraft, performance styles, the social functions of drama and the social role of actors. Videotaped contemporary performances of traditional drama will be viewed. Same as CWL 416 and THEA 488. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

EALC 415   Mod Japan Lit in Translation   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Critical study of selected 20th century writers with an emphasis on cultural background, world view, human relationships, aesthetic theories, Japanese and Western traditions, and universal literary issues. Same as CWL 415. 3 undergraduate hours. 2 or 4 graduate hours. Requires no knowledge of Japanese; readings and films. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

EALC 425   Chinese Poetry and Translation   credit: 3 Hours.

A critical introduction to major Chinese poetic genres and an in depth examination of various translation strategies used in the translation of Chinese poetry. The poetry component acquaints students with essential aspects of Chinese language and poetry and thus enables them to evaluate the translated texts from the perspectives of both an insider and outsider. The translation component entails both the evaluation of existing translations and practice by the students. Same as TRST 430. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

EALC 428   Japan at War and Peace   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Examination of the changing ways the Japanese have imagined war and peace in the twentieth century as documented in novels, memoirs, essays, plays, films, journalism, and other works. Same as CWL 428. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Graduate students taking this course for 4 hours credit will be expected to write the same papers as undergraduates. In addition, graduate students will be expected to produce a term paper that will be due at the time of the final exam. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

EALC 469   The Ethnography of Korea   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Survey of the English-language anthropological study and representation of Korea, situating this literature topically, historically, theoretically, and methodologically. Same as ANTH 489. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ANTH 103 or ANTH 230, or EALC 285 or EALC 365 or EALC 367, or consent of instructor.

EALC 475   Discourse&Grammar in EA Langs   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Examines how the regularities in language use that we think of as 'grammar' emerge from communicative needs in discourse. Focuses on analysis of grammatical phenomena in East Asian languages. Requires advanced knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: LING 430; junior standing or consent of instructor.

EALC 476   Classical Chinese Thought   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Inquiry into the major schools of Chinese thought in the Classical Period through the Han (206 B.C. - A.D. 220): Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism. Topics such as the concept of history, military thought and logic will be covered. Readings are in English. Same as CWL 478 and HIST 425. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One 200 or 300-level course on Chinese culture or consent of instructor.

EALC 488   History of Chinese Buddhism   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Survey of the history of Chinese Buddhism since its introduction; analysis of Buddhological trends and styles; and the sociocultural milieu of Chinese Buddhism and its place in the total history of ideas and lifestyles. Same as REL 488. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: REL 287 or consent of instructor.

EALC 490   Individual Study   credit: 2 to 12 Hours.

Supervised individualized study of a topic not covered by regular course offerings. The topic must be approved by the instructor. 3 to 12 undergraduate hours. 2 to 12 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

JAPN Class Schedule

Japanese Courses

JAPN 201   Elementary Japanese I   credit: 5 Hours.

Introduction to Japanese, spoken language skills and the reading and writing of hirigana, katakana, and kanji.

JAPN 305   Advanced Japanese I   credit: 5 Hours.

Readings in graded Japanese texts with oral practice designed to help students acquire the sophisticated vocabulary and grammatical structures of written Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 204 or placement test for students who have Japanese background or who have previously taken a course(s) in Japanese.

JAPN 306   Advanced Japanese II   credit: 5 Hours.

Continuation of JAPN 305. Prerequisite: JAPN 305 or be placement test.

JAPN 407   Intro to Classical Japanese   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the grammar, morphology, vocabulary, and style of classical Japanese language as found in premodern Japanese literary and historical writings. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Three years of modern Japanese language or equivalent.

JAPN 408   Readings in Classical Japanese   credit: 3 Hours.

Readings in texts in classical Japanese selected from historical and literary sources of the premodern period. Attention is given to grammatical, morphological, and stylistic features and to problems in translation. Introduction to reading of classical syllabaries and manuscript texts. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: JAPN 407 or equivalent.

JAPN 409   Social Science Rdgs Japanese   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Readings in Japanese social science materials, including articles from newspapers, periodicals, and learned journals. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 undergraduate hours or 12 graduate hours. Prerequisite: JAPN 306 or equivalent.

JAPN 440   Fourth Year Japanese I   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Further developments of skills in sophisticated Japanese language use, including readings in authentic materials in a wide variety of writing styles, writing for formal occasions, and speaking appropriately according to the situation while using precise vocabulary in correct level of speech. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: JAPN 306 or equivalent.

JAPN 441   Fourth Year Japanese II   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Continuation of JAPN 440. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: JAPN 440 or equivalent.

JAPN 460   Japanese as a 2nd Language I   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Introduction to basic theory of Japanese pedagogy; teaching methods, and theory and practice of teaching Japanese grammar. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

JAPN 461   Japanese as a 2nd Language II   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Application of pedalinguistics of Japanese; theory and method of instructional exercise development for teaching Japanese in practice teaching of Japanese in the classroom. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: JAPN 460 or equivalent.

JAPN 490   Readings in Japanese Lit   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Guided readings in Japanese literature in the vernacular with regular individual conferences and a paper. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Japanese and consent of instructor.

JAPN 499   Study Abroad   credit: 0 to 18 Hours.

Lectures, seminars, and practical work in the Japanese language, literature, and civilization, and in other academic areas appropriate to the student's course of study. No graduate credit. Approved for letter and S/U grading. Prerequisite: Junior standing and a GPA of 3.00.

KOR Class Schedule

Korean Courses

KOR 201   Elementary Korean I   credit: 5 Hours.

First semester of Korean for students without any background of the Korean language, starting from the Korean alphabet (Hangul) and learning basic grammar, vocabulary, and commonly used expressions, to achieve beginning level of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and basic grammar skills in Korean. Credit is not given for KOR 201 if credit for KOR 221 has been earned.

KOR 202   Elementary Korean II   credit: 5 Hours.

Continuation of KOR 201, and second semester of first year Korean. Students learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and commonly used expressions by practicing conversations and reading conversation based texts, to achieve beginning-intermediate levels of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the Korean language. Credit is not given for KOR 202 if credit in KOR 222 has been earned. Prerequisite: KOR 201 or as determined by placement test and instructor. Students must have taken KOR 201 at this University. Otherwise, they must take the placement test given in January. Sign up for the test in the office of the EALC Department (244-2725).

KOR 203   Intermediate Korean I   credit: 5 Hours.

Continuation of KOR 202 and first semester of the second year Korean. Students practice conversations, study grammar based on conversational materials with variety of styles and levels of discourse and usage, and learn about Korean culture, to achieve intermediate-level fluency. Credit is not given for KOR 203 if credit for KOR 222 has been earned; determination is based on the placement test. Prerequisite: KOR 202 or as determined by a placement exam and an instructor. Students must have taken KOR 202 at this University. Otherwise, they should take the placement exam in August. Sign up for the test in the office of the EALC Department (244-2725).

KOR 204   Intermediate Korean II   credit: 5 Hours.

Continuation of KOR 203 and second semester of the second year Korean. Students practice conversations and study grammar based on conversational materials with variety of styles and levels of discourse and usage, to achieve intermediate-level fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in the Korean language. Credit is not given for KOR 204 if credit for KOR 241 has been earned. Prerequisite: KOR 203 or as determined by a placement exam and an instructor. Students must have taken KOR 203 at this University. Otherwise, they should take the placement exam in January. Sign up for the test in the office of the EALC Department (244- 2725).

KOR 221   Korean Reading and Writing I   credit: 4 Hours.

First semester of spoken and written Korean for students with background in spoken Korean. Starting from the Korean alphabet (Hangul) students learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and commonly used expressions, to achieve the beginning level proficiency in reading and writing as well as in speaking. Credit is not given for KOR 221 if credit for KOR 202 has been earned. Prerequisite: Ability to speak and understand spoken Korean as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Students with prior knowledge of Korean must take the placement test in August. Sign up for the test in the office of the EALC Department (244-2725).

KOR 222   Korean Reading and Writing II   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of KOR 221 and second semester of spoken and written Korean for the students with background in Korean. Students learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and commonly used expressions, to achieve the beginning-intermediate level proficiency in reading and writing as well as in speaking of Korean. Credit is not given for KOR 222 if credit for KOR 202 has been earned; determination is based on the placement test. Prerequisite: KOR 221 or as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Students must have taken KOR 221 at this University. Otherwise, those with prior knowledge of Korean must take placement test in January. Sign up for the test in the office of the EALC Department (244-2725).

KOR 241   Korean Reading and Writing III   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of KOR 222 and first semester of the second year of spoken and written Korean. Students learn grammar and vocabulary to achieve intermediate-level speaking, listening, reading and writing in Korean. Credit is not given for KOR 241 if credit for KOR 204 has been earned; determination is based on the placement exam. Prerequisite: KOR 222 or as determined by a placement exam and an instructor. Students must have taken KOR 222 at this University. Otherwise, those with prior knowledge of Korean must take the placement exam in August. Sign up for the test in the office of the EALC Department (244-2725).

KOR 242   Korean Reading and Writing IV   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of KOR 241 and second semester of the second year of spoken and written Korean. Students are exposed to theme-related passages and dialogues, practicing speaking, listening, reading, and writing, in order to achieve advanced-intermediate level proficiency in Korean. Credit is not given for KOR 242 if credit for KOR 306 has been earned. Prerequisite: KOR 241 or as determined by a placement exam and an instructor. Students must have taken KOR 241 at this University. Otherwise, those with prior knowledge of Korean must take the placement test in January. Sign up for the test in the office of the EALC Department (244-2725).

KOR 305   Advanced Korean I   credit: 5 Hours.

Continuation of KOR 204 and first semester of third year Korean. Concentrates on enhancing the level of fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing of Korean. Students learn more advanced-level vocabulary and expressions and read more authentic texts in Korean. Credit is not given for KOR 305 if credit for KOR 241 has been earned; determination is based on placement test. Prerequisite: KOR 204 or as determined by a placement exam and an instructor. Students must have taken KOR 204 at this University. Otherwise, they should take the placement test in August. Sign up for the test in the office of the EALC Department (244-2725).

KOR 306   Advanced Korean II   credit: 5 Hours.

Continuation of KOR 305 and second semester of third year Korean. Concentrates on enhancing the level of fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing of Korean. Students will learn about more advanced-level vocabulary and everyday expressions and read texts in Korean where Korean culture is introduced and discussed. Credit is not given for KOR 306 if credit for KOR 242 has been earned. Prerequisite: KOR 305 or as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Students must have taken KOR 305 at this University. Otherwise, they should take the placement text in January. Sign up for the exam in the office of the EALC Department (244-2725).

KOR 440   Fourth Year Korean I   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Develop the ability to engage in fluent discourse, to understand authentic texts through the acquisition of advanced-level vocabulary and expressions, and to refine and improve their writing in Korean. Students are expected to engage in class discussions on various topics of Korean culture and society. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: KOR 306 or KOR 242 or as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Students must have taken KOR 306 or KOR 242 at this University. Otherwise, those with prior knowledge of Korean should take the placement exam in August. Sign up for the test in the office of the EALC Department (244-2725).

KOR 441   Fourth Year Korean II   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Allows advanced students to further develop their reading comprehension of authentic texts through the acquisition of advanced-level vocabulary and expressions, and to discuss and write on various topics and issues related to contemporary Korea. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: KOR 440 or as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Students must have taken KOR 440 at this University. Otherwise, those with prior knowledge of Korean should take the placement test in January. Sign up for the test in the office of the EALC Office (244-2725).