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Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Elementary Korean.

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. Language lab is required.

2421   11:10a-12:40p TThF   MC 16   Kim Ju

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

Above section 2421 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

KOREAN 2, Elementary Korean II    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Arts and Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: Korean 1*.

This course is a 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 mode. Basic aural and reading comprehension is also developed. Students will hold simple conversations, learning common sayings, and write short compositions about past and future actions. Readings of simplified texts and study of Korean culture are included. Language lab is required.

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

2422   2:30p-4:55p MW   DRSCHR 213   Kim YO

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

KOREAN 4, Intermediate Korean 2    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: Korean 3 or equivalent skills.

This course builds on language skills developed in Korean 3. The course will review and expand on intermediate Korean grammar, provide practice in the use of set phrases and idioms, and further develop skills in reading and writing. It will enrich vocabulary, further develop reading comprehension, provide opportunity for improving intermediate level writing and conversational skills; and it will encompass aspects of Korean culture and history. This course is taught in Korean unless in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

2423   2:30p-4:55p TTh   BUNDY 217   Yu C L

Above section 2423 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 2423 is part of the Scholars Program and is recommended for, but not limited to, students in the Scholars Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

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