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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
ASIAN LANGUAGES & LITERATURE
KOREAN

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KOREAN 101 First-Year Korean Non-Heritage (5)
Elementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in modern Korean. Open only to students with no formal or informal background in the language. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.

KOREAN 102 First-Year Korean Non-Heritage (5)
Elementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in modern Korean. Open only to students with no formal or informal background in the language. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: KOREAN 101. Offered: W.

KOREAN 103 First-Year Korean Non-Heritage (5)
Elementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in modern Korean. Open only to students with no formal or informal background in the language. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: KOREAN 102. Offered: Sp.

KOREAN 134 First-Year Intensive Korean (15)
Covers the fundamentals of the modern Korean language. Includes Hangul, oral communication skills, and basic grammar. Presumes no initial knowledge of Korean. Equivalent to KOREAN 101, KOREAN 102, and KOREAN 103. Cannot be taken for credit in combination with KOREAN 101, KOREAN 102, and KOREAN 103 or KOREAN 135. Students with prior background must take placement test. Offered: S.

KOREAN 135 Elementary Korean for Heritage Learners (5)
Provides grammar background for students who know Hangul phonetically and have minimal oral communication skills. For students with minimal spoken/home Korean background but no formal classes. Not open to students who received schooling in Korean during childhood. Satisfies prerequisite for KOREAN 211. Prerequisite: score of 45-65 on the KR100A placement test. Offered: A.

KOREAN 145 Foreign Study: Elementary Korean (1-15, max. 20)
For participants in study abroad programs who complete elementary language courses in approved programs in Korea. Evaluation by department/faculty required.

KOREAN 201 Second-Year Korean Non-Heritage (5) VLPA
Development of further skills in the spoken and written languages. Open only to students with no formal or informal background in the language prior to first-year Korean at UW. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: KOREAN 103 or placement test. Offered: A.

KOREAN 202 Second-Year Korean Non-Heritage (5) VLPA
Development of further skills in the spoken and written languages. Open only to students with no formal or informal background in the language prior to first-year Korean at UW. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: KOREAN 201 or placement test. Offered: W.

KOREAN 203 Second-Year Korean Non-Heritage (5) VLPA
Development of further skills in the spoken and written languages. Open only to students with no formal or informal background in the language prior to first-year Korean at UW. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: KOREAN 202 or placement test. Offered: Sp.

KOREAN 204 Spoken Korean (5) VLPA
The Korean language as spoken in ordinary conversational situations. Phonetic accuracy and appropriateness of idiom. May be taken any summer after completion of first-year Korean. Prerequisite: KOREAN 203, which may be taken concurrently.

KOREAN 211 Second Year Korean Heritage (5) VLPA
Development of further skills in the spoken and written languages. Open only to students with formal or informal background in the language prior to first-year Korean at the UW. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either score of 66-90 on KR100A placement test or KOREAN 135. Offered: A.

KOREAN 212 Second-Year Korean Heritage (5) VLPA
Development of further skills in the spoken and written languages. Open only to students with formal or informal background in the language prior to first-year Korean at the UW. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: KOREAN 211. Offered: W.

KOREAN 213 Second-Year Korean Heritage (5) VLPA
Development of further skills in the spoken and written languages. Open only to students with formal or informal background in the language prior to first-year Korean at the UW. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: KOREAN 212. Offered: Sp.

KOREAN 245 Foreign Study: Intermediate Korean (1-15, max. 20) VLPA
For participants in study abroad programs who complete intermediate language courses in approved programs in Korea. Evaluation by department/faculty required.

KOREAN 301 Third-Year Korean (5) VLPA
Advanced/intermediate level skills in spoken and written language. Continued oral and aural proficiency with added emphasis on ability to read simple, unedited real-life materials and write in short essay form. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in KOREAN 203, KOREAN 212, or KOREAN 213. Offered: A.

KOREAN 302 Third-Year Korean (5) VLPA
Advanced/intermediate level skills in spoken and written language. Continued oral and aural proficiency with added emphasis on ability to read simple, unedited real-life materials and write in short essay form. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in KOREAN 301. Offered: A.

KOREAN 303 Third-Year Korean (5) VLPA
Advanced/intermediate level skills in spoken and written language. Continued oral and aural proficiency with added emphasis on ability to read simple, unedited real-life materials and write in short essay form. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in KOREAN 302. Offered: Sp.

KOREAN 345 Foreign Study: Advanced Korean (1-15, max. 20) VLPA
For participants in study abroad programs who complete advanced language courses in approved programs in Korea. Evaluation by department/faculty required.

KOREAN 395 Foreign Study: Intermediate Korean Literature and Linguistics (1-5, max. 20) VLPA
Intermediate Korean literature or linguistics studies abroad in approved programs. Evaluation by department/faculty required. Offered: AWSpS.

KOREAN 411 Readings in Contemporary Korean (5) VLPA
Provides experiences in reading a variety of contemporary styles. Includes informal essays, short stories, one-act plays, academic essays, and newspaper editorials. Prerequisite: KOREAN 303. Offered: A.

KOREAN 412 Readings in Contemporary Korean (5) VLPA
Provides experience in reading a variety of contemporary styles. Materials from published works include informal essays, short stories, one-act plays, academic essays, and newspaper editorials. Offered: W.

KOREAN 413 Readings in Contemporary Korean (5) VLPA
Provides experience in reading a variety of contemporary styles. Materials from published works include informal essays, short stories, one-act plays, academic essays, and newspaper editorials. Offered: Sp.

KOREAN 415 Social Science Literature in Korean (5) VLPA
Readings in selections from contemporary Korean publications in social science topics. Offered: A.

KOREAN 416 Readings in Korean Literature (5) VLPA
Reading of various literary texts which may include pre-modern Korean narrative and poetry as well as modern literature and drama. Offered: W.

KOREAN 445 Foreign Study: Korean Literature (1-15, max. 20) VLPA
Modern 400-level Korean language studied abroad in approved programs in Korean. Evaluation by department/faculty required.

KOREAN 495 Foreign Study: Advanced Korean Literature and Linguistics (1-5, max. 20) VLPA
Intermediate Korean literature or linguistics studies abroad in approved programs. Evaluation by department/faculty required. Offered: AWSpS.

KOREAN 499 Undergraduate Independent Study (3-5, max. 15)
For students who have completed Korean 417 or equivalent. Offered: AWSpS.

KOREAN 531 Advanced Readings in Modern Korean Literature (5)
Literature and literary criticism in Korean. Prerequisite: fourth-year Korean or equivalent.

KOREAN 532 Advanced Readings in Traditional Vernacular Korean Literature (5)
Readings in traditional Korean vernacular literature, including poetry, sung narrative, and fiction. Prerequisite: fourth-year Korean or equivalent.