Introduction to KoreanEAST-UA 209 Prerequisites:EAST-UA 206. Offered every semester. 2 points per term.A broad and comprehensive overview of Korean language, culture and society. It is designed to cover the basics of the language, Korean history, literature, and Korean culture, as well as the current trends in Korea’s economic, social, political, and cultural development. The course emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning the Korean language, culture, and society through a variety of communicative activities such as listening and speaking, reading and writing, and cultural exchange. This course should be taken before taking a more specialized course in Korean. It provides an excellent background for all Korean courses at East-UA.Sample syllabus for 209 (PDF)
Early Writing of KoreaEAST-UA 205 Prerequisites: EAST-UA 202 and EAST-UA 203. Offered every semester. 2 points per term.Examines the origins of writing in Korea as well as the development of the Korean writing system from the earliest written records to the present. The course surveys the historical and cultural contexts in which the Korean writing system was developed and its relationship to the surrounding languages and cultures. Surveys the development of the Korean writing system since the 15th century and its role in the historical development of Korea.Sample syllabus for 205 (PDF)
EAST-UA 209EAST-UA 217 Prerequisite: EAST-UA 209. Offered every semester. 2 points per term.Introduction to Chinese history and culture. The course focuses on the history, culture, and social background of the Chinese people from the Chinese cultural revolution to the present. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the cultural, social, political, and historical conditions that contribute to Chinese history and culture. It provides an overview of the major events, movements, and philosophies that have shaped Chinese history and culture. Sample syllabus for 209 (PDF)
^The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has included the Korean language in the list of official languages for which it provides funds, under section 2(c) of the 1990 Amendments to the Vocational Rehabilitation Act.
The Korean Language is the most-spoken language of the world and the second-most-spoken language in Asia . Korean is one of the most difficult languages to learn given its long and complex sentences and its high number of syllables. Korean is one of the most difficult languages to learn in the world. Only the Chinese language (Mandarin) is an even more difficult language to learn than Korean . Korean, like many Asian languages, has a very complex grammar . 827ec27edc