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Korean Course Descriptions

S A N T A M O N I C A   C O L L E G E   C A T A L O G   2 0 0 7 - 2 0 0 8

Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Korean 1 and 2.

KOREAN 1, Elementary Korean I 5 units

Transfer : UC, CSU
IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only)
• Prerequisite: None.

This course teaches the Korean Hangul by applying the natural approach in the classroom. The materials are designed to encourage the students to feel free to interact in Korean as naturally and as spontaneously as possible. It introduces vocabulary skills, decoding skills, and fundamental sentence structures in the present and past. Pronunciation, grammar, and everyday vocabulary are stressed as indispensable tools for comprehension and expression. Aspects of Korean culture and history are covered as well.

KOREAN 2, Elementary Korean II 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only)
• Prerequisite: Korean 1*.

This course is the continuation of Korean 1. Using the natural approach, this course stresses vocabulary and fundamental sentence structure in the past and future indicative tenses and in the subjunctive mood. Basic aural and reading comprehension is developed. Students hold simple conversations and write short compositions about past and future actions. Readings of simplified texts and further study of Korean culture are included.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Korean.

KOREAN 3, Intermediate Korean I 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU
• Prerequisite: Korean 2 or skills equivalent to that of Korean 2

This course is a continuation of Korean 2 and teaches Korean by applying the Natural Approach in the classroom. Materials are designed to encourage students to feel free to interact in Korean as naturally and as spontaneously as possible. The course has been developed in accordance with performancebased principles and methodology, learner-centeredness, use of primary resources, function/task-orientedness, balance between skill getting and skill using, and integration of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Grammar points are systematically introduced with simple but adequate explanations and abundant examples, exercises, and drills. Aspects of Korean culture and history are covered as well.