KOREAN 1, Elementary Korean I, 5 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: None.
This course teaches the Korean Hangul by applying the
natural approach in the classroom. The materials are designed
to encourage the students to feel free to interact in Korean
as naturally and as spontaneously as possible. It introduces
vocabulary skills, decoding skills, and fundamental sentence
structures in the present and past. Pronunciation, grammar,
and everyday vocabulary are stressed as indispensable tools for
comprehension and expression. Aspects of Korean culture and
history are covered as well. Language lab is required.
KOREAN 2, Elementary Korean II, 5 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: Korean 1*.
This course is a continuation of Korean 1. Using the natural
approach, this course stresses vocabulary and fundamental
sentence structure in the past and future indicative tenses and
in the subjunctive mode. Basic aural and reading comprehension
is also developed. Students will hold simple conversations,
learning common sayings, and write short compositions about
past and future actions. Readings of simplified texts and study of
Korean culture are included. Language lab is required.
*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high
KOREAN 3, Intermediate Korean I, 5 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Korean 2 or skills equivalent to that of Korean 2*.
This course is a continuation of Korean 2 and teaches
Korean by applying the Natural Approach in the classroom.
Materials are designed to encourage students to interact
in Korean as naturally and as spontaneously as possible.
Developed in accordance with performance-based principles
and methodology, the course is learner-centered using primary
resources and function/task-oriented balancing acquiring and
using skills. The integration of speaking, listening, reading, writing,
and culture is stressed. Grammar points are systematically
introduced with simple but adequate explanations and abundant
examples, exercises, and drills. Aspects of Korean culture
and history are covered as well.
*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to three years of high
KOREAN 4, Intermediate Korean 2, 5 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: Korean 3 or equivalent skills.
This course builds on language skills developed in Korean
3. The course will review and expand on intermediate Korean
grammar, provide practice in the use of set phrases and idioms,
and further develop skills in reading and writing. It will enrich
vocabulary, further develop reading comprehension, provide
opportunity for improving intermediate level writing and conversational
skills; and it will encompass aspects of Korean culture
and history. This course is taught in Korean unless in cases
of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.