Korean III continues to build on the skills students acquired in the first-year series with increasing work in authentic materials and situations in conversation and reading that encourage students to understand the use of language in its social and cultural context. Prerequisite: KOREAN 1200
Continuation of Korean 2160. Introduces complex grammatical constructions and extends ability to use those constructions for written and oral communication. Successful completion of course will enable students to communicate in Korean regarding everyday topics, with a vocabulary of just over 1900 words, and about 380 sentence patterns. Prerequisite: C- or better in Korean 2160 or equivalent.
Language Course Placement
Students who have no prior knowledge of Korean will take Korean 1100. Students who have studied Korean at another university or college, will typically be placed according to the number of credits earned at the previous institution. For students whose credits would put them between classes at MU, and for students who earned Korean credit in high school, a placement test will likely be necessary. Please see the Korean Program Coordinator for more information.
University policy does not allow native speakers to earn credit for introductory foreign language classes (i.e. Korean 1100 and 1200). Heritage speakers who may have grown up in the U.S., speak Korean at home, but cannot read and write, are also not permitted to take Korean 1100 as it is a course reserved for beginners with no prior knowledge of both written and oral Korean. Heritage speakers who are interested in furthering their ability to read and write Korean should meet with the Korean Program Coordinator to determine their options for learning Korean at MU.
Survey of Korean culture and arts. No knowledge of Korean required. No foreign language credit. Humanities credit. Prerequisite: none.
Additional Courses of Interest
PoliSci 4680: Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy
PoliSci 4690: North and South Korea
PoliSci 4700: America's War in Asia
PoliSci 4780: Democracy and Dictatorship
Hist 1830: Survey of East Asian History (same as Korean 1830)
Hist 2810: History of Korea - Premodern to Hypermodern (same as Korean 2810)
Hist 4867: North Korea - History, Political Economy, Culture (same as Korean 4867)
Hist 4865: Buying Desire - History of Consumption