Current Topics in Korean Society

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Current Topics in Korean Society is designed for students who have successfully studied Korean at the advanced level. Organized around four thematic units (Politics & Contemporary Society, Challenges & Opportunities, Media in Daily Life, and the Environment), this course seeks to answer a series of essential questions and sub-questions. Examples of these questions include but are not limited to What responsibilities does a government have to its people?  What rights does a person have in Korean society? What are current challenges and opportunities facing Korea? How does the media shape our view of the world and ourselves? How do the environment and natural resources affect the way people live and work?

Lessons are based on authentic passages (broadcasts, editorials, social media posts) that are created by native speakers for native speakers of the target language, with approximately 75% of the course material from South Korean sources and 25% from North Korean sources. The authentic materials include support tools to help students successfully engage with them. For those students who enter the class slightly below level, instructors will provide additional scaffolding to assure that students can fully comprehend the course materials.

Course details (KOR211012A)
Course Title Current Topics in Korean Society
Language Korean
Level Advanced
Dates October 12, 2021 - November 18, 2021. Sessions are on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3:30-6:00 PM EST.

3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Office of Extended Studies


Successful completion of 4 semesters of Korean classes at the college level, or 4 years of Korean classes at the high school level, or ACTFL Advanced Mid Proficiency; or ILR Level 2 Proficiency

Location Online
Registration closes
Course Cost $1,500.00


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