01:574:103 Beginning Korean Reading and Writing for Heritage Students
(Credit not given for both this course and 01:574:101 or 102)

The first part of Accelerated Korean sequence is designed for Korean heritage students who have a strong background in basic everyday Korean, to cover the first-year Korean (K101 & K102) curriculum. This course aims to develop linguistic accuracy and fluency in both spoken and written Korean to the level where students can express themselves more accurately and participate in Korea-related communities more meaningfully. This course will also offer students to lay groundwork for deeper understanding of Korean culture and enhance intercultural competence. Upon completion of the course students will be able to proceed to Intermediate Korean (K203).

Successful completion of the course fulfills the following Asian Languages and Cultures Departmental Learning Goals for Korean majors and minors:

  • Majors in Korean will acquire in-depth knowledge of the Korean language as well as the literature and culture of Korea. Majors will be able to demonstrate oral, reading, and written proficiency in the language and develop critical skills in analyzing and interpreting literary, historical, and cultural texts. Students will acquire the literary, cultural, and linguistic competency necessary for continuing onto post-graduate study or employment requiring such cultural knowledge and/or linguistic skill. Students will learn the cultural heritage of Korea within the larger context of East Asia through a wide and coherent curriculum, which includes courses in the following humanities and social science disciplines: literature, visual culture, history, religion, language, and linguistics.
  • Minors will be introduced to the cultural heritage of Korea through courses on literature, history, civilization, language, and linguistics. Minors will be able to communicate effectively (listening, speaking, and writing) in Korean and will learn critical skills in analyzing and interpreting historical and cultural materials appropriate to the student’s area of specialization. Students will achieve advanced linguistic competency and be able to demonstrate practical skills in using Korean for translation and interpretation. Students will be able to relate relevant issues to other areas in the humanities.

Course Materials: (1) Cho, Y., Jung, J., & Ha, J. (2020). Integrated Korean - Accelerated 1. KLEAR Textbooks in Korean Language. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. [ISBN: 9780824882778]

(2) Yun, Y., Ha, J., & Chun, H. (2020). Integrated Korean - Accelerated 1 (Workbook). KLEAR Textbooks in Korean Language. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. [ISBN: 9780824886295]

(3) Audio materials: Find the audio files at http://www.kleartextbook.com [Accelerated Korean→Accelerated I Audio - Lesson 1~7 // Workbook Lesson 1~7 tab above the player]

* You are REQUIRED to either purchase or rent (1) and purchase a NEW copy of (2). By the first day of Week 2, you are expected to prepare both (1) and (2). IF your books do not arrive by the day, you can bring a copy of it, however, YOU are responsible for making copies.

Grading: Readiness & Participation 10%, Assignments 14%, Grammar Quizzes 10%, Midterm 16%, Final Exam 18%, Vocab Quizzes 10%, Mini-Projects 15%, Final Project 7%

Attendance and active participation are vital to success in a language class. You are required to attend every session on time and actively participate during the session. Frequent absences will lead to difficulties in keeping up with the course.

  • If your absences exceed 2 classes (3 and more absences), it will negatively affect your grade. If your absences exceed 6 classes (7 and more absences), you may fail the course. Being tardy to class or leaving class (5 minutes or more for both) early two times will count as an absence. Missing a class for more than 40 minutes will be also considered one absence.
  • Absences will be excused only on a case-by-case basis and at the instructor’s discretion. Students are responsible for providing advanced notification for any absence. When advanced notification is not possible, the student must provide notification as soon as possible and the notification should include an explanation of why the notice could not be sent prior to the absence from class.
  • In case you test positive for COVID-19, please inform the campus Student Health office of your positive test result and follow the university and CDC guideline. Also, please let your instructor know your quarantine and isolation schedule based on CDC calculator (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html).
  • For more information, refer to University wide Covid-19 Information website (https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/faqs).
  • It is YOUR responsibility to keep up with what you have missed for absences. Make-up tests or assignments will not be permitted in the case of an unexcused absence.
  • If you have any concerns regarding course attendance and participation, consult your instructor in advance.
    • Use of digital devices without permission will also negatively affect your grade. Digital devices must be turned off and put away during class.

You should have done homework assignments before class to participate fully in the classroom activities. If you failed to do so due to unexpected circumstances (e.g., covid-19), contact your instructor as soon as you can. Those submitted later but before the next class starts will earn 80% of the credit. Those submitted on the following class will earn 70% of the credit. Those submitted after the following class but before re-do submission due date will earn 50% of the credit. Any assignments submitted after that will not be accepted. Workbook HW should be submitted according to the course schedule (subject to change). For up-to-date HW schedule, check Canvas announcement regularly.

You are expected to complete a wrap-up task for each lesson. The task will be either writing an essay or giving a presentation. Further instructions will be given in class.

For each lesson, there will be two vocabulary quizzes (except lesson 1 – one vocab quiz). Make sure to check Canvas vocab pages to find vocab. lecture videos, online flash cards, and a list of vocab that are excluded for the quiz. For the first half of the semester, there will be one or two grammar quizzes for each lesson. You should focus on conjugation rules for the quiz. Both vocab. quizzes and grammar quizzes will be very short and simple. It will take place in the beginning of each class and only take about 10 minutes. No make-up quizzes will be permitted unless your absences/lates are approved by the university.

As a group (of two to three), you are expected to participate in a class project, ‘맛집 지도’ project and give a presentation on it. Further instructions will be given in class.

There will be one midterm exam and one final exam (during the final exam period). The final exam will be held according to the University schedule.