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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Introduction to Mixed Script Korean

Course Code:
155900844
Unit value:
1
Year of study:
Year 3, Year 3 of 4 or Year 4 of 4
Taught in:
Full Year

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Elementary & Intermediate Korean or one year LYA course (course convenor's approval required)

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

  • knowledge and understanding of Chinese characters in common use
  • knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Sino- Korean vocabulary
  • knowledge and understanding of intermediate Korean grammar
  • knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Korean structures and expressions in a given context
  • the ability to understand passages in written mixed Chinese characters and Korean on everyday and some specialised topics
  • the ability to produce passages in written mixed Chinese characters and Korean on everyday and some specialised topics

Workload

Total of 22 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact plus 1 hour tutorial per week.

Scope and syllabus

Mixed Script Korean (Chinese characters) are learnt as they appear in the textbook. At the end of this course, students should have a basic working knowledge of reading Chinese characters used in Korean newspapers and academic materials. Students for certain degree combinations (e.g. Chinese & Korean, Japanese & Korean) can opt out of this unit, but it is obligatory for single-subject degrees and most of Korean-jointed degrees.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination (80%) taken in May/June and coursework (20%).

Suggested reading

  • Korean Reader for Chinese Characters. (Klear Textbooks Series) University of Hawaii Press. 

Other materials will be distributed as handouts.