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Courses - Spring 2019
KORA
KORA102
Elementary Korean II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: KORA101; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must be a non-Heritage student; and permission of instructor required for new students.
Continued training in elementary spoken and written Korean.
KORA202
Intermediate Korean II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: KORA201; or permission of instructor.
The second stage of an intermediate-level course designed for non-Heritage students. It continues the second year of instruction in the University's two track Korean Program.
KORA345
Korean Language and Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: KORA102 or KORA211; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Credit only granted for: KORA345 and KORA399A.
An exploration of Korean language and society, in particular the role and nature of the alphabet, Korean sounds, lexical and grammatical structures, and usage in today's South Korea.
This course fulfills one Korean studies elective requirement for the KORA minor.
KORA398J
Special Topics in Korean Studies; Controversies in Contemporary Korea
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This is a Big Ten Academic Alliance Course-Share course. The instructor, Prof. Juhn Ahn, is at the University of Michigan. UMD students enroll and attend the class at UMD.

This course examines a number of key controversies in modern and contemporary Korea (South and North). Through this examination this course will seek to provide a more critical understanding of the issues that drive the political economy and culture of Korea. Among other things, this course will examine the issue of comfort women, Park Chung-hee's authoritarian-developmentalist regime, the economic influence of chaebolconglomerates like Samsung, Kwangju 5.18 and democratization, theculture of consumption and commodification in contemporary Korea, horrors of the Korean War, gender and class struggle, environmental policy in Korea, globalization and the Korean Wave (Hallyu), conflict with North Korea and China, Korea and U.S. hegemony, the impact of the IMF or Asian financial crisis, the Sewol tragedy, youth unemployment, the history textbook controversy, Choi Soon-sil, and mokpang.
KORA499
(Perm Req)
Independent Study Korean
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.