FOURTH YEAR KOREAN
Designed to advance students to greater strengths in reading and writing skills and socio-cultural knowledge of Korean beyond high intermediate level. Students will develop skills in reading and listening to various authentic materials, and enhance speaking and writing skills to discuss issues of contemporary Korean society and culture. The goals of the course also include furthering aural comprehension of contemporary television documentaries, news and drama with decreased reliance on pedagogical aids. This course is student centered and students will develop their knowledge of Korean lexicon (including Chinese characters of Sino-Korean) and grammar through their own readings/writings and class discussions. Students will write short research papers throughout the semester. Class will be conducted in Korean exclusively, and uses a combination of lectures and discussions. Both lectures and discussions are based on assigned readings and discussion topics that will be distributed through bi-weekly schedules.