Asian Languages and Cultures

Korean Lower-Division Courses

1. Elementary Modern Korean. (5) Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Introduction to standard spoken Korean and Korean writing, with emphasis on conversation. P/NP or letter grading.

1A. Elementary Korean for Korean-Heritage Speakers. (5) Lecture, two and one half hours; discussion, two hours. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for Korean-heritage learners who have very limited knowledge in Korean language or have had no formal instruction in it and to students with no Korean-heritage background who want more Korean speaking/listening exposure than available in course 1. Emphasis on spelling, basic grammar, reading, writing, and daily conversation. P/NP or letter grading.

2. Elementary Modern Korean. (5) Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 1 with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of course 1. P/NP or letter grading.

2A. Elementary Korean for Korean-Heritage Speakers. (5) Lecture, two and one half hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 1A with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for students who are from Korean-speaking family background and have some limited knowledge of Korean and to students with no Korean-heritage background who want more Korean speaking/listening exposure than available in course 2. Emphasis on formal aspects of standard Korean (basic grammar, reading, daily conversation, polite forms, basic writing). P/NP or letter grading.

3. Elementary Modern Korean. (5) Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: course 2 with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of course 2. P/NP or letter grading.

3A. Elementary Korean for Korean-Heritage Speakers. (5) Lecture, two and one half hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 2A with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for students with no Korean-heritage background who want more Korean speaking/listening exposure than available in course 3. Continuation of course 2A. P/NP or letter grading.

4. Intermediate Modern Korean. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Requisite: course 3 or 3A or 8 with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of course 3. Conversation, composition, and readings with structural analysis in modern Korean. P/NP or letter grading.

4A. Intermediate Korean for Korean Speakers. (5) Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 3A with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who attended elementary school in Korea for more than one year or who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for students who seek training in written components of standard Korean (spelling, reading, writing, and grammar) at intermediate level. Continuation of course 3A. P/NP or letter grading.

5. Intermediate Modern Korean. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 4 with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of course 4. P/NP or letter grading.

5A. Intermediate Korean for Korean Speakers. (5) Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 4A with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who attended elementary school in Korea for more than one year or who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for Korean-heritage learners. Emphasis on four skills (spelling, grammar, readings, and conversation in modern Korean). P/NP or letter grading.

6. Intermediate Modern Korean. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 5 with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of course 5. P/NP or letter grading.

6A. Intermediate Korean for Korean Speakers. (5) Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 5A with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who attended elementary school in Korea for more than one year or who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for Korean-heritage learners. Emphasis on four skills (spelling, grammar, readings, and conversation in modern Korean). Continuation of course 5A. Completion of course 6A is equivalent to completion of course 6. P/NP or letter grading.

8. Elementary Korean: Intensive. (15) Lecture, 10 hours; discussion, 10 hours. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Intensive course equivalent to courses 1, 2, and 3. Introduction to fundamentals of standard Korean, including pronunciation, grammar, and Korean characters, with emphasis on all four basic language skills — speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

10. Intermediate Modern Korean: Intensive. (15) Lecture, 10 hours; discussion, 10 hours. Recommended preparation: course 3, 3A, or 8, or Korean placement test, or courses equivalent to elementary-level Korean. Second-year Korean. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Intensive course equivalent to courses 4, 5, and 6. Conversation, composition, and readings with structural analysis in modern Korean. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

40. Korean Wave: Globalization of South Korean Popular Culture. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Introduction to Korean popular culture and its relationship to transnational social and political contexts. P/NP or letter grading.

50. History of Korean Civilization. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. General survey of development of Korean culture within context of political, social, and economic history. P/NP or letter grading.

M60. Introduction to Korean Religions. (5) (Same as Religion M60C.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Asian languages not required. General survey of history of religions in Korea — Shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Christianity, Tonghak, and some new religions — with focus on religious doctrines, practices, Korean characteristics, and social impacts. P/NP or letter grading.

80. Introduction to Korean Cinema. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Broad overview of Korean film history, from beginning of 20th century into present. P/NP or letter grading.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

89HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.