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Korean I

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.

The course also provides an introduction to modern Korean history, culture and politics.

  • Course structure

    The course consists of four modules that deal with the study of Korea's language and culture.

    Modules

    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.

    Teaching format

    Instruction for all modules is given in the form of lectures and group assignments. The module Introduction to the Study of the Korean Language and Culture also contain a visit to a museum.

    Course details and resources

    Course details, planning and literature can be found in the learning platform:
    Athena

    Please note that only registred students have access to downloadable resources, like PDF documents, in Athena.

    Assessment

    The module Introduction to the study of Korea's Language and Culture is examined through a written exam and a book review.

    The module Modern Standard Korean 1 is examined through a written exam.

    The module Modern Standard Korean 2 is examined through a wirtten exam.

    The Practical Proficiency 1 module is examined through five oral exams.

     

     

    Examiner

    Introduction to the Study of the Korean Language and Culture, 7.5 credits (ECTS):
    Sonja Häussler and Gabriel Jonsson
    Modern Korean 1, 7.5 credits (ECTS): Eunah Kim
    Modern Korean 2, 7.5 credits (ECTS): Eunah Kim
    Practical Language Ability 1, 7.5 credits (ECTS): Kyungsook Kang

  • Schedule

    The 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 literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Korean Language and Culture?

    Student Councelor:
    studievagledare.asien@su.se

    Director of Studies:
    Hanna Kritz
    Room 111, Kräftriket 4B
    Phone: 08-16 27 22