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SCHOOL OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES KOREAN STUDIES The objective of the Korean Studies programme is to bring participants to a high level of proficiency in the language and to provide them with a sound knowledge of Korea within the interdisciplinary framework of Area Studies to be able to discuss matters relating to Korea in a critical and analytical fashion. The Major A major in Korean Studies consists of three prerequisite courses (KORE1001, KORE1002and KORE1021). In order to declare a major or a minor in Korean Studies, applicants must achieve at least grade C in KORE1002. In the subsequent years, students must take 54 credits which should consist of 18 credits of core courses and a further 30 credits of interdisciplinary elective courses listed below. KORE3022 and KORE3038are the capstone courses designed to allow the application of disciplinary knowledge and principles learned in the first, second and third years. Finally, students will be strongly encouraged to participate in a 3 to 4-week linguistic stay in Korea during the summer either between their second and third year or third and fourth year of study. The Minor A minor in Korean Studies will provide students with a good command of the four different language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. A minor in Korean Studies will also allow students to gain a deeper insight into the core issues relating to Korea’s development, history and culture. In order to qualify for a Minor in Korean Studies, students must complete the junior year prerequisite courses (KORE1001and KORE1002) and a total of 24 credits in subsequent years. These 24 credits must include KORE2001and KORE2002and at least one KORE2XXX or KORE3XXX non-language course. Minor students can also include KORE3001and KORE3002as electives. Major in Korean Studies (72 credits) To complete a major in Korean Studies, students are expected to take a total of 72 credits with the following components: Prerequisite courses (18 credits): KORE1001. Korean I.1 (6 credits) KORE1002. Korean I.2 (6 credits) KORE1021. Introduction to Korean culture and society (6 credits) -These courses will be offered to undergraduates in Year 1 or 2. Core courses (18 credits): KORE2001. Korean II.1 (6 credits) KORE2002. Korean II.2 (6 credits) KORE3001. Korean III.1 (6 credits) Capstone experience course (6 credits): KORE3022. Korean Studies independent research project (capstone experience) (6 credits); OR KORE3038. Korean Studies research seminar (capstone experience) (6 credits)
2Inter-disciplinary elective courses (30 credits): Students must take at least 2 language courses and 2 non-language courses from the list below. Korean Studies Language Electives: KORE2021. Korean reading course (6 credits) KORE2023. Korean conversation workshop 1 (6 credits) KORE2041. Korean writing 1 (6 credits) KORE2042. Korean listening: Genre and strategies (6 credits) KORE3002. Korean III.2 (6 credits) KORE3023. Korean writing 2 (6 credits) KORE3024. English-Korean translation 1: Practical skills (6 credits) KORE3025. Korean for business 1 (6 credits) KORE3029. News project in Korean (6 credits) KORE3037. Korean language through media (6 credits)