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Courses - Spring 2020
KORA
KORA102
Elementary Korean II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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, P-F
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, P-F
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.
KORA398A
Special Topics in Korean Studies; Language and Society of the Two Koreas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: 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 andSouth 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-basedresources, news reports, North Korean propaganda, and documentaries. This course has no pre-requisites and does not expect students to have abackground in political science, Korean history, or sociology, nor a background on North Korea.
KORA398Z
Special Topics in Korean Studies; Advanced Korean II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
KORA499
(Perm Req)
Independent Study Korean
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.