Description
KOREAN LANGUAGE: THEN AND NOW
The primary goal of this course is to offer a basic level linguistic and historical knowledge of the Korean language to students with no background or knowledge in Korean. Also, the course introduces the language within a broader context of culture and history of Asian languages. The course covers 1) the origin and history, 2) relationship with other Asian languages: Chinese, Japanese, and Dravidian in particular, 3) creation and development of the alphabet Han.kul, 4) sounds and their diachronic and synchronic changes, 5) basic structures and socio-cultural aspects, and 6) political and geographical dialects of the Korean language. At the end of the semester, students are expected to gain an introductory linguistic and historical knowledge of the Korean language for their further studies in the Korean language and linguistics.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Course Attributes
Cross-Cultural Awareness
Geographic Region
Pmathic Ctext: Global&Cr. Cult
Offering
Course
KOREAN 0023
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
East Asian Languages & Lit
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus