30 credits cr.
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The course develops basic knowledge of the Korean phonetics, the transcription system, as well as elementary skills in oral and written Korean as students practise their Korean reading and listening comprehension. Online distance course.
The course also provides an introduction to modern Korean history, culture and politics.
All teaching and examination is web-based, without physical meetings on campus. The lectures are given in real time, with indirect interaction with the teacher and the other students.
In order to be admitted, you need to have a high school degree in the subject Swedish, or the equivalent thereof.
The course consists of four modules that deal with the study of Korea's language and culture.
1. Introduction to the Study of the Korean Language and Culture, 7.5 credits (ECTS)
The course is a general presentation of the language, Korea's modern history, culture and social life.
2. Modern Korean 1, 7.5 credits (ECTS)
The module presents the alphabetical writing hangûl and the phonetic rules.
3. Modern Korean 2, 7.5 credits (ECTS)
The module deals with basic grammar and teaches a basic vocabulary of about 900 words.
4. Practical Language Ability 1, 7.5 credits (ECTS)
The module deals with basic communication needs such as how to present yourself, show the way or ask simpler questions.
Instruction for all modules is given in the form of lectures and group assignments.
All teaching and examination is web-based, without physical meetings on campus. The lectures are given in real time, with indirect interaction with the teacher and the other students. Attendance is mandatory.
Course details and resources
Course details, planning and literature for Autumn 24 can be found in the learning platform Athena närmare kursstart.
Please note that only registred students have access to downloadable resources, like PDF documents, in Athena.
The module Introduction to the study of Korea's Language and Culture is examined through a written take-home exam and a book review.
The module Modern Standard Korean 1 is examined through 8 written assignments and a written assignment in the form of a home exam.
The module Modern Standard Korean 2 is examined through 8 written assignments and a written assignment in the form of a home exam.
The Practical Proficiency 1 module is examined through an oral exam.
Examiner full course: Eunah Kim
Examiner Introduction to the study of Korea's Language and Culture: Sonja Häussler and Gabriel Jonsson
Examiner Modern Standard Korean 1: Eunah Kim
Examiner Modern Standard Korean 2: Eunah Kim
Examiner Practical Proficiency 1: Kyungsook Kang
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
Below you will find the language textbooks used in the course. All other literature will be uploaded on Athena.
Cho Young-mee et al, Integrated Korean: Beginning Level 1 Textbook, Third Edition, Aug 2019, University of Hawai’i Press