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  1. Students who are interested in the Korean language courses should be aware that the completion of at least three courses in a subject is recommended for a minimum working knowledge of the language. The Korean and East Asian culture courses may provide useful background for students intending to spend time in the Far East.
  2. Students who have previous experience with or who have studied the Korean language at the elementary or secondary school level should not enrol in first-year level courses of the same language. Such students should consult the Renison Registrar's Office regarding the appropriate level to enter.
  3. Students are not permitted to enrol in more than one Korean language course in a term.
  4. Renison University College reserves the right to refuse admission to, and/or credit for, any of its language courses to a student who has, in Renison's view, a level of competence unsuited to the course(s).

KOREA 100s

KOREA 101R LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006666
First-Year Korean 1
An introductory course for students who have no or little knowledge of Korean to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills along with a sound basis of grammar. The distinctive features of the Korean language and writing system introduced. Practical oral, reading, and writing exercises develop the students' grammatical skills. Particular emphasis is placed on the acquisition of a basic working vocabulary.
[Note: KOREA 101R is not open to students with native, near-native or similar advanced ability.]

KOREA 102R LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006667
First-Year Korean 2
Students deepen their understanding of basic grammatical (particularly verb, noun, and adverb) forms and sentence construction and enlarge their general vocabulary. Reading ability is expanded, and more attention is given to idiomatic expressions and the use of the language in actual contexts.
Prereq: KOREA 101R

KOREA 200s

KOREA 201R LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006668
Second-Year Korean 1
Designed for students who have completed KOREA 102R or the equivalent. To achieve a balanced Korean language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, a variety of teaching materials and methods is used. The text includes adapted versions of short stories, essays, and poems.
Prereq: KOREA 102R

KOREA 202R LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 009930
Second-Year Korean 2
A continuation of KOREA 201R. Emphasis is placed on reading and composition. Students learn complex sentence structure and widely-used idiomatic phrases for advanced reading.
Prereq: KOREA 201R

KOREA 300s

KOREA 301R LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 015355
Third-Year Korean 1
This course provides opportunities to strengthen students' reading skills through engagement with articles, short stories, and folk tales. Emphasis is on grammatical analysis and contextual interpretation. Written compositions and oral presentations provide opportunities for personal response and reflection.
Prereq: KOREA 202R

KOREA 302R LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 015356
Third-Year Korean 2
This course provides additional opportunities for engagement with texts at an advanced level. Students develop specialized vocabulary by studying and practicing complex sentences and idioms.
Prereq: KOREA 301R

KOREA 391R LEC,RDG,SEM 0.50Course ID: 015128
Special Topics
This course deals with advanced topics in Korean language and literature. Students are expected to have at least an intermediate level of language proficiency.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of five times.]
Prereq: KOREA 202R