CAS LK 111 (4 credits)
Elementary grammar, conversation, reading, writing.
CAS LK 112 (4 credits)
Continues the text from LK 111; grammar, conversation, reading, writing.
First Year Korean for Heritage Speakers
CAS LK 116 (4 credits)
Designed for students who can understand spoken Korean but who have little or no practice in reading or writing. Comprehensive coverage of first year Korean grammar, reading, writing, and speaking.
CAS LK 211 (4 credits)
Development of communicative skills acquired in the first year. Readings in Korean. Writing exercises involving more complex grammatical patterns.
CAS LK 212 (4 credits)
Further review of the structures of Korean. Practice in conversation involving specialized topics. Advanced readings from Korean culture. Frequent compositions. Satisfactory completion of LK 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement.
Second-Year Korean for Heritage Speakers
CAS LK 216 (4 credits)
Continues from CAS LK 116. Designed for students who are fluent in spoken Korean but have only basic practice in reading or writing. Comprehensive coverage of second-year Korean grammar, reading, writing, and speaking. Successful completion of CAS LK 216 fulfills the CAS foreign language requirement.
Introduction to Korean Literature (in English translation)
CAS LK 250 (4 credits)
What is Korean literature? How has it evolved through interaction with Chinese, Japanese, European and American literatures and cultures? What roles have regional and global changes played in shaping Korean imaginative writing? No prerequisites; readings and discussion in English. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
Gateway to Asian Cultures
CAS LK 260 (4 credits)
Panoramic introduction to the cultures of East and South Asia in comparative perspective (China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India). Examines shared foundations, transformative inflection points, sites, peoples, and ideologies over the past two millennia through primary texts and media. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Also offered as CAS LC 260, CAS LJ 260, CAS LN 260, and CAS XL 260.
CAS LK 311 (4 credits)
Readings in modern literary writings and journalism. Essays and discussions on issues in politics, society, and culture. Vocabulary building, advanced grammar, and enhancement of speaking ability.
CAS LK 312 (4 credits)
Continues CAS LK 311. Readings in modern literary writings and journalism. Essays and discussions on issues in politics, society, and culture. Vocabulary building, advanced grammar, and enhancement of speaking ability.
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Modern Korean Literature explores all kinds of literary genres such as poetry, novel, essay, and drama, and Classical Korean Literature aims to study the literary arts that Korean ancestors have traditionally cultivated before modernization. Korean Linguistics begins with the ancient Korean language, covers the modern Korean language that is currently in use, and investigates all problems related to language, especially the Korean grammatical system, historical changes of the Korean language, the usage of language in real life, and the Korean letters, the means of spelling Korean.
The Department of Korean Language and Literature has a special and proud tradition and history. The fundamental framework of Korean grammar that is taught at various levels of schools is the one created and developed in the study rooms and classrooms of our Department. Professors and students of the Department play central roles in the Lexicographical Center for the Korean Language founded on campus, and the Yonsei Korean Dictionary that was released on Hangul Day in 1998 marks a new milestone in the history of the Korean dictionary The Lexicographical Center has since changed its name to the "Center for Language and Information Development," and responsibly for all scholastic studies in respect to language information and the role of lexicography. In addition, people who majored in the Korean language at are playing crucial roles in the Korean Language Institute.