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Courses - Fall 2019
KORA
KORA101
Elementary Korean I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score; and permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Must be a non-Heritage student with no background in Korean.
Introduction to the Korean language. Primary emphasis on oral skills, but Hangul, the Korean alphabet, will also be introduced.
KORA201
Intermediate Korean I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO
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.
KORA398F
Special Topics in Korean Studies; Film Culture in Korea
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This is a CIC courseshare course. The instructor, Professor Se-Mi Oh, is at the University of Michigan, but UMD students enroll and receive it at UMD.

This class offers a survey of films produced during the last hundred years in South Korea. In order to better understand the resurgence of Korean films in recent years and the critical acclaim that they have received domestically and globally, the course will examine representative films, directors, and genres from the inception of the industry in the colonial era through the recent years. Through the screening and in-depth discussions of the films, students will gain insights into the larger historical, social, and cultural contexts that informed and shaped the production and consumption of the films. This course, therefore, will explore the history of Korean cinema through the framework of national/transnational cinema discourse, auteur/genre theory, globalization, the division system, and the problem of nation/state. While working through different genres of historical drama, melodrama, literary adaptation, horror, mystery, and monster films, we will discuss topics pertaining to family, sexuality, gender, cultural tradition, national identity, social movement, and urbanization. We will also pay particular attention to the production of films and the role of censorship, and how artistic assertion and negotiation are reflected in their final cut.
KORA398Y
Special Topics in Korean Studies; Advanced Korean I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course is a third-year Korean language course, the continuation of KORA202. To enroll, students need to have taken KORA202 or get permission from the instructor.
KORA499
(Perm Req)
Independent Study Korean
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.