2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Korean (KOR)

Linguistics

609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030
Ph: 716-645-2177
F: 716-645-3825
W: www.linguistics.buffalo.edu/programs/language
EunHee Lee
Program Director

The Learning Environment

The Korean program offers a small lecture courses with features of recitations/practice sessions to allow students’ active interaction and participation in the target language; we do not offer online courses although online materials are used to supplement the classroom instruction. The advanced undergraduate content courses are combined with graduate offerings, allowing undergraduates to get early exposure to graduate-style coursework. Faculty also offer independent studies for students interested in areas that do not match the program's regular offerings. The program provides a capstone experience for students to work on a senior project under the guidance of a faculty advisor. It also offers an internship course for students who are interested in teaching Korean as a foreign language.

About Our Facilities

The Korean Program is in the Department of Linguistics, which is housed in Baldy Hall, and has several dedicated classrooms and meeting spaces, some of which is used as a tutoring room for languages. The program also holds classes in centrally scheduled space throughout the campus that are technology-equipped to facilitate language and culture instruction and activities. Members of the faculty have offices in Baldy Hall for office hours and individual meetings.

About Our Faculty

The faculty of the Korean Program include a tenured full time faculty, who is specializing in Korean Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, a full time lecturer, and three graduate Teaching Assistants. The faculty director oversess the program, ensuring the deliverance of our learning outcomes as well as teaching advanced level language and content courses, and the lecturer and TAs teach lower level language courses. The faculty of the Linguistics department includes nationally and internationally known and respected scholars, with diverse backgrounds and interests.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit our department website for additional information about our faculty.

Courses


  • KOR 101LEC First-Year Korean
    Lecture

    First-year (elementary) Korean aims to help students acquire elementary proficiency in Korean. Not open to students who have previous exposure to the Korean language. Places special focus on mastering pronunciation, writing system, basic vocabulary, and basic grammar used in carrying out simple real-life tasks. Students can expect a chance to understand cultural difference and identity as well.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • KOR 102LEC First-Year Korean
    Lecture

    First-year (elementary) Korean aims to help students acquire elementary proficiency in Korean. Not open to students who have previous exposure to the Korean language. Places special focus on mastering pronunciation, writing system, basic vocabulary, and basic grammar used in carrying out simple real-life tasks. Students can expect a chance to understand cultural difference and identity as well.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: KOR 101
  • KOR 104LEC Transitional Korean
    Lecture

    This course is designed for students who have been exposed to Korean informally in their home setting, but who do not speak Korean fluently and who have not had any formal training in Korean. This course covers KOR 101 and KOR 102 material in a single semester and provides intensive practice of basic communicative proficiency in spoken and written Korean.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • KOR 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • KOR 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • KOR 201LEC Second-Year Korean
    Lecture

    Equips students with intermediate communicative skills in Korean. Expects students to initiate and be engaged in spontaneous dialogues with little difficulty. Students should be able to understand simple Korean text and compose short essays in Korean. Emphasizes expansion of knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: KOR 102
  • KOR 202LEC Second-Year Korean
    Lecture

    Equips students with intermediate communicative skills in Korean. Expects students to initiate and be engaged in spontaneous dialogues with little difficulty. Students should be able to understand simple Korean text and compose short essays in Korean. Emphasizes expansion of knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: KOR 201
  • KOR 301LEC Third-Year Korean
    Lecture

    Helps students to achieve advanced proficiency in Korean and become familiar with Korean culture. Expects students to engage in conversations on various concrete and abstract topics, and to improve their skills for understanding authentic Korean texts and composing essays in Korean. Students also expand their vocabulary, including basic Chinese characters.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: KOR 201
  • KOR 302LEC Third-Year Korean
    Lecture

    Helps students to achieve advanced proficiency in Korean and become familiar with Korean culture. Expects students to engage in conversations on various concrete and abstract topics, and to improve their skills for understanding authentic Korean texts and composing essays in Korean. Students also expand their vocabulary, including basic Chinese characters.

    Credits: 3 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: KOR 301
  • KOR 351LEC Korean Literature in Translation I
    Lecture

    Classical Korean literature from early times to the 19th century, taught in two parts--prose and poetry. Prose includes folktales, essays, short stories (18th C ) and pansori novels (18-19th C). Poetry includes hyangga (the oldest poems before 10th C), shijo (10th-19th C), and kasa (18th-19th C). Crosslisted with ENG 463.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • KOR 352LEC Korean Literature in Translation II
    Lecture

    Modern Korean literature since the 20th century, taught in two parts--prose and poetry. Prose is confined to short stories (Danpyunsosul), and they can be categorized into three distinctive periods of time: Japanese occupation (1905-1945), liberation and Korean wartime (1940's-50's), and industrialization (1960's and after). Poetry (Hyundaishi) is from modern Korean poets, and they can be more easily classified according to the themes.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • KOR 401LEC Advanced Korean Readings and Conversation
    Lecture

    Advanced Korean texts and culture. Students read newspaper articles, short stories, and essays in Korean and discuss various topics in Korean history and contemporary Korean culture determined by their interests in Korean.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Prerequisites: KOR 301
  • KOR 402LEC Advanced Korean Readings and Conversation (Second Semester)
    Lecture

    Advanced readings and conversation in Korean is a course designed for students who would like to improve their skills for understanding advanced Korean texts and conversation, and to help students become more familiar with Korean culture. Students will read newspaper articles, short stories, and essays in Korean and discuss various topics in Korean history and contemporary Korean culture determined by their interests in Korean.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Prerequisites: KOR 401
  • KOR 411LEC Introduction to Korean Linguistics
    Lecture

    Lays the groundwork for an understanding of how the Korean language operates. No prior knowledge of Korean is necessary, but does require a familiarity with basic linguistic theory. Students are introduced to major phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic characteristics of Korean in light of linguistic/cognitive universals and cross-linguistic variations.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • KOR 421LEC Korean Language and Culture
    Lecture

    Introduces Korean culture and society, including readings and discussions of Korean history, politics, economy, art, literature, and language. Taught in English.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • KOR 451SEM Teaching Korean As a Foreign Language
    Seminar

    Helps students teach Korean as a foreign language to English speakers. We discuss a wide range of issues related to the teaching of Korean including various language teaching methods and their application to Korean teaching, textbooks and supplementary teaching materials, designing curricula and syllabi, testing and evaluation, and incorporating Korean culture. Students develop lesson plans, materials, and class activities. Graduate students read and discuss selected current research articles, give teaching demonstrations, and write a term paper.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • KOR 496TUT Internship/Practicum
    Tutorial

    Hands-on experience in language and cultural studies at institutions and organizations in Western New York and/or nationwide.

    Credits: 1 - 8
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • KOR 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    For advanced students of Korean.

    Credits: 1 - 8
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
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