100 Level Courses

KORE 110: Elementary Korean. 6 credits.
Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to KORE 101, KORE 102, KORE 115.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
KORE 115: Review of Elementary Korean. 3 credits.
This course is designed as a review of elementary Korean for students who have learned or have been previously exposed to Korean-speaking environments. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to KORE 102, KORE 110.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

200 Level Courses

KORE 201: Intermediate Korean I. 3 credits.
Continuation of basic Korean listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Online and lab work required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 102, KORE 110, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
KORE 202: Intermediate Korean II. 3 credits.
Continuation of KORE 201. Online and lab work required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 201, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

300 Level Courses

KORE 305: Business Korean. 3 credits.
Develops intermediate- to high- level Korean reading, writing, listening and speaking skills while increasing culture awareness in Korean business settings through authentic materials and hands-on projects with people in the Korean business community. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 202, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
KORE 310: Traditional Korean Literature in Translation. 3 credits.
Develops students’ advanced knowledge of traditional Korean literature and culture through exploration of pre-modern Korean literary texts (those written before 1900). Students will gain a fundamental understanding of Korean literature and culture and gain a deeper perspective on Korean cultural products by reading traditional Korean literary genres and learning about their social, historical, and cultural backgrounds. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101; or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
KORE 311: Modern Korean Literature in Translation. 3 credits.
Offers an overview of South Korean literature in the twentieth and twenty-first century. Examines the literary representations of modern Korean histories and investigates the origins and evolvement of modern Korean literary genres. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
KORE 320: Korean Popular Culture in a Global World. 3 credits.
Develops students' critical understanding of transnational and global perspectives of culture flow using various cultural products and art forms of Korea. Provides students with the understanding of the histories and social contexts of Korean popular culture. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
KORE 321: Korean Proficiency through Visual Culture. 3 credits.
Develops Intermediate-high level Korean reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills while increasing understanding of Korean culture through authentic Korean visual culture such as films, TV dramas, commercials, and music videos. Students who complete the course will gain an understanding of local and global Korean visual culture as well as acquire upper level Korean linguistic proficiency. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 202, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
KORE 325: Major North and South Korean Writers. 3 credits.
Introduces students to major contemporary and twentieth-century Korean writers from both South and North Korea. Students acquire a balanced knowledge about North and South Korea’s representative writers and their influential literary texts along with sociohistorical backgrounds of each society. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
KORE 330: Advanced Korean Language and Culture. 3 credits.
Develops advanced level Korean language skills and cultural awareness in interpersonal, interpretive and presentational modes of communication. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 202, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
KORE 331: Special Topics in Advanced Korean Reading. 3 credits.
This course introduces students to advanced-level reading materials. Topics will vary. This course is designed for students who have a high-intermediate level of Korean proficiency and the goal for this course is developing advanced level Korean proficiency, literacy, and acquiring sociohistorical knowledge of Korean society. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 202; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
KORE 340: Transformation of Language and Culture in North and South Korea. 3 credits.
Develops advanced level North and South Korean reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and increases culture awareness through authentic Korean visual culture. Distinguishes cross-linguistic and cross-cultural differences of North and South Korean language and culture and develops advanced level Korean linguistic proficiency. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: KORE 202C or 250C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
KORE 370: Advanced Korean Writing. 3 credits.
This course is designed to develop students’ advanced level Korean writing skills. Students will learn technical, formal, and stylistic writing useful for document preparation and a various professional setting. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 202; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

KORE 440: Special Topics in Translation of Korean. 3 credits.
The objective of this course is introducing basic theories and practices of translation and developing students' professional translation skills using various authentic Korean media texts or literary texts. Students will learn to apply text identification, text analysis, and resolve translation issues while they are practicing translating Korean texts into English. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 300 level KORE course conducted in Korean; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
KORE 450: Korean Cultural Studies. 3 credits.
Explores histories and contemporary applications of Korean cultural studies and cultural analyses, including cultural production and consumption in domestic and transnational scopes, reception and fandom, semiotics, postcolonial and postmodern theory, visual and media studies, and quantitative and qualitative methods. Students consider representative Korean cultural products, and also learn about the Western development of Cultural Studies. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 300 level KORE course conducted in Korean; appropriate placement score; permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.