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Korean Language in Culture & Society, Fall 2018

Course Title: Korean Language in Culture & Society

Course Number: KORE:1135:0001 (UI), KORA 398K (UMD), LANG 3504 (UMN)

Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 (CT) 10:30-11:45 (ET)

Instructor: Sang-Seok Yoon

Hosting University: University of Iowa

Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the various sociolinguistic phenomena in contemporary Korean society. The course will address such topics as general linguistic characteristics of Korean, Confucianism and honorifics, language changes, gender differences, generation differences and Korean contacts with Chinese, Japanese and English etc. Especially, the discussions will focus on various linguistic phenomena found in contemporary pop culture such as Korean movies, dramas, K-pops and commercials.

Participating Universities: University of Maryland, University of Minnesota

Academic Calendar: Unless specified by the course instructor, the course will follow the host campus’ academic calendar.