Prerequisite: KORA102; or permission of instructor.
An intermediate-level course designed for non-Heritage students. It begins the second year of instruction in the University's two-track Korean Program.
Special Topics in Korean Studies; Language and Society of the Two Koreas
Reg, P-F, Aud
This is a Big Ten Academic Alliance Course-Share course. The instructor, Prof. Hangte Cho, is at the University of Minnesota. UMD students enroll and attend the class at UMD.
This course offers an introduction and contrastive analysis of the language and society of the two Koreas; the Republic of Korea (better known as South Korea) and the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (better known as North Korea) with a heavier emphasis on North Korea. This course will introduce the growing divide of the past 70 years between North and South Korea in the areas of language, society, and culture. Mass media portrays the controversial political and human rights issues of North Korea but generally lacks in coverage of linguistic issues and everyday life there. The course content will be based on various scholarly articles and book chapters, current web-based resources, news reports, North Korean propaganda, and documentaries. This course has no pre-requisites and does not expect students to have a background in political science, Korean history, or sociology, nor a background on North Korea.
Special Topics in Korean Studies; Korean Language in Culture and Society
Reg, P-F, Aud
This is a Big Ten Academic Alliance Course-Share course. The instructor, Prof. Sang-Seok Yoon, is at the University of Iowa. UMD students enroll and attend the class at UMD.
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the various sociolinguistic phenomena in contemporary Korean society. The course will address such topics as general linguistic characteristics of Korean,Confucianism and honorifics, language changes, gender differences, generation differences and Korean contacts with Chinese, Japanese and English etc. Especially, the discussions will focus on various linguistic phenomena found in contemporary pop culture such as Korean movies, dramas, K- popsand commercials. Korean society has been experiencing rapid changes,especially after the Second World War, and naturally, contemporary Korean language reflects those changes. While discussing the sociolinguistic characteristics of Korean, this course will also introduce various cultural aspects and brief history of Korea.
Independent Study Korean
Credits:1 - 3
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