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 CIC courseshare course. The instructor, Professor Hangtae Cho, is at the University of Minnesota, but UMD students enroll and receive it 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.
Independent Study Korean
Credits:1 - 3
Contact department for information to register for this course.