LK311 Korean 5

Class Objective

The aim of this course is to consolidate the student's knowledge of grammar through the practice of various short-passage readings and composing short paragraphs in a satisfactory manner to reach the intermediate-advanced level of Korean.


LK212 Korean 4 or equivalent proficiency with instructor's consent

Grading Policy

  1. Attendence (10%)
  2. Homework (30%)
  3. Essay Composition (15%)
  4. Presentation and discussion (10%)
  5. Midterm (15%)
  6. Final (20%)


Integrated Korean: Advanced Intermediate Level 1 Textbook (2002)
Ho-min Sohn and Eun-Joo Lee
University of Hawai'i Press

Main Topics for Semester

  • Tangun: Korean national establishment myth and the origin of Korean people
  • Korean fusion food culture
  • Understanding Korean emotions: cheong, sarang, mium, han
  • Introduction of Korean literature
  • Korean-American immigrant stories
  • Review of Korean economy and present job market in Korea
  • Exploring Korean films

Sample Coursework


Sample student essays: Third-year Korean 1