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Korean Courses Schedule

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Courses

Korean 1: Elementary Korean I

5 Units (Lec 5 Hrs)
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSUGE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 6A)

Elementary course for students without prior exposure to Korean. Develops speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills in Korean at the ACTFL Proficiency Novice-Mid Level, and introduces Korean culture. Corresponds to the first two years of high school Korean.

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Korean 2: Elementary Korean II

5 Units (Lec 5 Hrs)
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSUGE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 6A)
Prerequisite: KOREAN 001

Continues the development of elementary speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills in Korean at the ACTFL Proficiency Novice-High Level, and furthers understanding of Korean culture.

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Korean 3: Intermediate Korean I

5 Units (Lec 5 Hrs)
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSUGE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B,6A)
Prerequisite: KOREAN 002

Development of intermediate Korean in speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills at the ACTFL Proficiency Intermediate-Mid Level, and practice interpreting Korean culture.

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Korean 4: Intermediate Korean II

5 Units (Lec 5 Hrs)
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSUGE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B,6A)
Prerequisite: KOREAN 003

Continues the development of intermediate Korean in speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills at the ACTFL Proficiency Intermediate-High Level and utilizes knowledge of Korean culture.

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Korean 7: Conversational Korean
(Available only in Summer/Winter)

3 Units (Lec 3 Hrs)
Transfer Credit: CSU, UC
Prerequisite: KOREAN 002

Students will develop practical speaking and listening skills in Korean at the ACTFL Proficiency Intermediate-Low Level, and utilize culture in spoken communication.

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Korean 10: Korean Civilization
(Available only in Summer/Winter)

3 Units (Lec 3 Hrs)
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSUGE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B)

Open to all students. Course taught in English. Focuses on the history, culture, traditions, and arts of Korea and its people. The contribution of Korea to world civilization is examined.

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Korean 13: Korean Popular Culture 
(Winter 2022)

3 Units (Lec 3 Hrs)
Transfer Credit: CSU Open to all students.

Course taught in English. The course introduces current events and issues in contemporary South Korean culture through popular cultural products with a special attention to the phenomenon of the Korean Wave. The marketing and globalization of South Korean TV dramas, films, music, sports, tourism, and media will be examined in terms of political interests, strategy, social demand, popular desire, and the reception by consumers. How the internet negotiates, translates, and circulates the ideology of Korean identity and culture, as these products interact transnationally and attract global audience and fandom, will also be analyzed.

Schedule to be announced.

Korean 26: Understanding Korea through Film
(Summer 2022)

3 Units (Lec 3 Hrs)
Transfer Credit: CSU Open to all students.

Course taught in English. This course examines modern Korean history and culture via contemporary Korean films. The focus is on the key concepts that define Korean modern history: colonialism, national division, industrialization, democratization, globalization, gender and sexuality, and neoliberalism. The historical representations in films will be analyzed with attention to socio-political and cultural implications.

Schedule to be announced.