The Center for Korean Studies does not confer degrees directly. Its mission is to provide administrative support for Korea-related programs within the instructional system of the University of Hawai‘i. Those wishing to pursue Korean studies at the University of Hawai‘i do so within one of the University's regular departments or programs.
There is no academic degree in "Korean Studies" per se, but some two dozen disciplinary fields confer bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees with a complete or partial Korean component in the curricula, theses, and dissertations. The list below is not exhaustive but highlights the most common fields of study.
- Asian Studies (Korea): B.A., M.A.
- Korean Language: B.A., M.A. and Ph.D.
- Korean Literature:, M.A. and Ph.D.
- History (Korea focus): M.A. and Ph.D.
- Political Science (Korea focus): M.A. and Ph.D.
- Linguistics (Korean focus): M.A. and Ph.D.
- Second Language Studies (Korean focus): M.A. and Ph.D.
- Sociology (Korea focus): M.A. and Ph.D.
- Ethnomusicology (Korea focus): M.A. and Ph.D.
- Dance (Korea focus): M.A. and Ph.D.
- Economics (Korea focus): M.A. and Ph.D.
- Urban and Regional Planning (Korea focus): M.A. and Ph.D.
- Communication and Information Sciences (Korea focus): M.A. and Ph.D.
- Speech (Korea focus): M.A.
- Education (Korea focus): M.A. and Ph.D.
- Business Administration (Korea focus): M.A. and Ph.D.
Some other fields of study offer Korea-related courses but too few to constitute a Korea focus for degree purposes. These include:
- Art History: M.A.
- Philosophy: M.A. and Ph.D.
- Religion: M.A. and Ph.D.
- Anthropology: M.A. and Ph.D.
- Theatre: M.A. and Ph.D.
Of particular interest to many students desiring to study Korea are the University's Asian Studies Program, which offers a multidisciplinary curriculum, and the Korean language and literature curricula in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. For more information about these opportunities, see the sections below.
The undergraduate program in Asian studies is designed for students desiring a liberal arts education and a broad background in traditional and contemporary Asian cultures. Students seeking a B.A. in Asian studies must meet all the requirements for admission established by the School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Asian studies is normally declared as a major at the end of the sophomore year or beginning of the junior year though students may apply for admission to the program at any time. The formal declaration is made through the school's Student Academic Services Office.
- Total of at least 36 credit hours of Asia-related course work
- ASAN 201 and 202 (Introduction to Asian Studies), ASAN 310 (Asian Humanities) or 312 (Contemporary Asian Civilization), and 6 additional credit hours of ASAN courses at the 300 or 400 level
- Two years of an Asian language (excluding conversation or aural comprehension courses), or demonstration of the equivalent level
Majors may also pursue an optional capstone project that incorporates an independent research project conducted under the supervision of an ASD faculty member. Directed reading (ASAN 499) or field research (ASAN 393) courses of variable credit may be taken as part of the capstone process, comprising up to 6 of the 15 required credit hours of Asian Studies elective courses. The capstone project may involve a study abroad, international exchange, or other such experience in Asia. Please contact the ASD undergraduate advisor for more details.
ASAN courses used to satisfy General Education Core requirements may not be used to satisfy major requirements or vice versa. Language study beyond the required level may count toward the major and is encouraged for Asian studies majors.
There are no required courses for acceptance into the Asian Studies minor program. Attendance in ASAN 201202 (Introduction to Asian Studies) is recommended. Students must complete 15 credit hours including:
- 3 Credits: ASAN 310 (Asian Humanities) or ASAN 312 (Contemporary Asian Civilization)
- ASAN courses numbered 300 and above (minimum 6 credits)
- Asia-related courses in disciplines other than the major field numbered300 and above (maximum 6 credits)
It is possible to focus on one particular country or region, such as China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Southeast Asia, or South Asia. The Asian studies undergraduate advisor will identify Asia-related courses in various disciplines and assist in planning schedules and preparing minor forms.
The master's program in Asian studies is designed primarily for students who wish to focus their studies on a particular geographical/cultural region via interdisciplinary studies. The M.A. in Asian studies is offered in Plan A (thesis) and Plan B (non-thesis). Although the University of Hawai'i does not offer a Ph.D. in Asian studies, Asia-focused Ph.D. programs are available in anthropology, East Asian languages and literatures, economics, geography, history, linguistics, music, philosophy, political science, public health, sociology, theater, and tropical agriculture. Students who wish to pursue a doctoral degree in any of these fields should contact the appropriate department.
The director of Center for Korean Studies and other Center-affiliated faculty members serve as the graduate student advisers for students concentrating on Korea-related field of study. Students without sufficient academic background in Asia-related course work may be required to take certain preparatory courses to make up this deficiency without credit toward the degree.
Prospective students should note that the program requires successful completion of course work or demonstrable proficiency in Korean language at the fourth-year level. Students enrolling from Korea may have the foreign language requirement waived if they plan to concentrate on Korea. If they elect to concentrate on a country other than Korea, they must fulfill the language requirement as previously stated.
Plan A (Thesis) Requirements
The M.A. Plan A degree in Asian studies requires the following:
- A minimum of 36 credit hours. Of these, at least 18 must be earned in courses numbered 600 or higher (including 6 credit hours in ASAN 700 Thesis Research);
- Full-time study for minimum of two academic semesters;
- A minimum of 6 credit hours in Korean equivalent to the following: Korean 6 credit hours at the 401 and 402 level (entering students who have achieved this level and can equaling 6 credit hours with the consent of their adviser);
- An introductory graduate seminar in the particular area of concentration (ASAN 600K), taken early in the student's program;
- A graduate research seminar in the particular area of concentration (ASAN 750);
- A minimum of 3 additional credit hours in Asian studies;
- A minimum of 15 credit hours of interdisciplinary study related to Korea, with at least 3 credit hours each in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and arts. No more than 9 credit hours in one discipline will be counted;
- Satisfactory completion of a master's thesis and an oral examination on the thesis given by the student's three-member faculty committee.
Plan B (Non-thesis) Requirements
The MA Plan B degree in Asian studies requires:
- A minimum of 36 credit hours. Of these, at least 18 credits must be earned in courses numbered 600 or higher;
- Full-time study for minimum of two academic semesters;
- A minimum of 6 credit hours in Korean language equivalent to the following: Korean6 credit hours at the 401 and 402 level (entering students who have achieved this level and can demonstrate proficiency through examination may select alternate courses equaling 6 credit hours with the consent of their adviser);
- An introductory graduate seminar in the particular area of concentration (ASAN 600K), taken early in the student's program;
- A graduate research seminar in the particular area of concentration (ASAN 750);
- A minimum of 3 additional credit hours in Asian studies
- A minimum of 21 credit hours of interdisciplinary study related to Korea, with at least 3 credit hours each in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and arts. No more than 9 credit hours in one discipline will be counted. Presentation of a portfolio consisting of two seminar papers, and satisfactory completion of an oral examination based on the papers given by the student's three-member faculty committee.
The School of Pacific and Asian Studies, through its Asia-focused centers, offers graduate certificates in Korean studies. Regularly enrolled graduate students in non-Asian studies disciplines receive a certificate for completing a program of study that focuses on a particular Asian country or region. M.A. students in Asian studies also receive a certificate for completing studies in their area of concentration.
Who can apply for the graduate certificate program?
- Individuals pursuing M.A. degrees in UHM Asian Studies who desire certification of their specialization in a specific region/country of Asia.
- Individuals who would like to combine specialized language and interdisciplinary study of a particular area of Asia with a master's, doctoral, or professional school degree program in other disciplines.
- Individuals who already hold a master's, doctoral, or professional school degree and want to enhance their expertise with specialized language and interdisciplinary competence in a specific area of Asia.
- 18 credits of course work, in a defined program of study, at UHM within the chosen certificate area
- Of these, 15 credits must be at 300-level or higher from at least two major divisions (social sciences, humanities, or arts), with no more than 9 credits in a single division, and at least 9 credits in graduate level courses (600 level or higher);
- ASAN 600K (Asian Studies Seminar: Scope and Methods-Korea);
- A research paper in the chosen certificate area and an or a examination based on the paper; or a thesis or dissertation related to the chosen certificate area in the student's major discipline;
- Language requirements: for Korean certificate, third-year competency (KOR 301/302). All language competency requirements can be met either through course work in or equivalency examinations in the chosen certificate area. Language courses do not count toward certificate credit requirements.
Visit the Asian Studies Program Web site for requirements for M.A. and Graduate Certificate and degree planning tools and a list of graduate courses in Asian Studies.
The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL) at UHM is the largest department of its kind in the country and offers a curriculum unparalleled in its breadth, depth, and variety of courses.
The Korean Language Program offers students an opportunity to study Korean language and literature, emphasizing language competency. Language courses in Korean levels 1-4 integrate the four basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension and are aimed at both developing a high level of proficiency and promoting Korean cultural awareness through extracurricular activities such as student clubs, video/film showinga, lectures, Korean skit presentations, Korean clinics, and study-abroad programs. While most students enroll in Korean language courses to fulfill the General Education Core requirement for foreign languages, there are many who plan to use Korean in research or graduate studies.
Degrees (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.), minors, and certificates are available for students in Korean language. In addition to other language programs (i.e., Asian, European, African languages, etc.) in the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, other courses in second language studies (SLS), second language acquisition (SLA), and linguistics are also available for graduate students in the Korean language program to enhance their understanding of the Korean language.
B.A. in Korean
Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours, including: KOR 301, 302, 401, 402, 451, 452, and 470; EALL 281 or 282; and 12 credit hours in approved courses.
Students planning to declare a minor should have completed successfully four semesters of language skill courses or their equivalent and must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. A minimum of 15-17 credits from five courses in one of the three languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) will be required. At least 9 credits will be from non-language skills courses with a focus on linguistics or literature. In the case of native speakers, they will be required to take five non-language skill courses. All courses selected must have the approval of advisers in both the student's major department and the EALL Department. Only courses with a C (not C-) or above will be counted, and the student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for the five courses. All courses must be taken within the UH system, with minimum of at least three courses taken at UH Mānoa. A detailed description of program requirements is available at the Department Office in Moore Hall 382.
Certificates in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean are offered to eligible students. A minimum of 15 credit hours from 301 or above in the language of choice must be earned with a minimum GPA of 3.0. A detailed description of the program requirements is available from the Department Office in Moore 382.
The Korean Flagship Program at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa aims to prepare American students to be able to function in Korean as professionals in their chosen academic or occupational fields.
During the first year, students receive intensive, task-based Korean language instruction at UHM, along with individualized domain-specific tutoring. They also benefit from the substantial Korean heritage population and cultural activities in Honolulu as well as on the campus. This is followed by a second year of intensive immersion (Korean Flagship Overseas Program, KFOP) at Korea University in Seoul, Korea, with university courses, individualized professional internships, structured Korean living arrangements, and Korean peer tutors.
The successful completion of the program and the demonstration of the ability to use Korean at professional levels (ILR 3, ACTFL “superior”) leads to the master of arts in Korean for professions (Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures).
For additional information, guidelines, and application materials, visit the Korean Language Flagship Center Web site or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission requirements and procedures, academic regulations, tuition and fees, and curricula are set forth in the General Catalog and Graduate Catalog of the University.
Korea-related courses in the current University of Hawai'i at Mānoa catalog are as listed (for the latest on-line version of the university catalog, please refer to the University website.
*Not all courses are offered in every semester. Consult the appropriate course schedule to determine which courses are offered in a particular semester (see available classes).
ANTH 462 East Asian Archaeology (3) Prehistory and protohistory of China, Japan, and Korea from earliest human occupation to historic times. Geographical emphasis may vary between China and Japan/Korea. Pre: junior standing or consent. DH
ART 780 Early Japanese and Korean Art (3) Emphasis on Buddhist art, 6th to 14th century; early secular painting. Lecture and seminar. Pre: consent.
ASAN 320 (Alpha) Asian Nation Studies (3) Multidisciplinary examination of major Asian countries; cultural, social, economic, and political lives of their peoples. (C) China; (I) South Asia; (J) Japan; (K) Korea; (P) Philippines; (S) Southeast Asia; (Z) Other. Pre: 201 and 202, or consent. Repeatable three times in different alphas. DS
ASAN 393 (Alpha) Field Study in Asia (3) Students may submit proposals to have academic course work, field research, or work experience in Asia. See specific center for guidelines and procedures. (C) China; (I) South Asia; (J) Japan; (K) Korea; (P) Philippines; (S) Southeast Asia; (Z) Other. Repeatable one time.
ASAN 422 In-depth understanding of Korean-Japanese relations in the past and present by examining conflicting views and interpretations by Japanese, Korean, and Western scholars on important issues that divide the people of East Asia. A-F only. DH
ASAN 470 Sustainable Development in East Asia (3) Interdisciplinary investigation of development in East Asia as an urgent issue. Focus on economic, environmental and cultural aspects. Includes China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Thailand/Indonesia. A-F only. Pre: 201 or 312, or consent. (Cross-listed as FIN 470)
ASAN 491 (Alpha) Topics in Asian Studies (3) Selected topics in Asian studies. (B) Buddhist studies; (C) China; (G) Asia; (I) South Asia; (J) Japan; (K) Korea; (P) Philippines; (S) Southeast Asia; (Z) Other. Pre: 201 or 202, or consent. Repeatable two times. DS
ASAN 600 Asian Studies Seminar: Scope and Methods (3) Scope of Asian studies as a field; contributions of major disciplines to study of Asia; resources and methods of research; preparation of research proposal. (C) China; (I) South Asia; (J) Japan; (K) Korea; (P) Philippines; (S) Southeast Asia. Pre: graduate standing.
ASAN 750 (Alpha) Research Seminar in Asian Studies (3) (C) China; (I) South Asia; (J) Japan; (K) Korea; (P) Philippines; (S) Southeast Asia. Pre: 600 or consent.
DNCE 105: Beginning techniques of Korean dance. Repeatable three times, up to 12 credits. DA
DNCE 305 Korean Dance I (1) Performance and techniques at the introductory level. Pre: upper division standing or consent. DA
DNCE 405 Korean Dance II (1) Performance and techniques at intermediate level. Repeatable up to eight credits. Pre: 305 or consent. DA
ES 365 Pacific/Asian Women in Hawai'i (3) Adaptive strategies of Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Samoan, and Southeast Asian women in Hawai'i; feminist anthropological and historical analysis. Pre: one ANTH, SOC, or WS course. (Cross-listed as WS 360) DS
HIST 309 East Asian Civilizations (3) Characteristics of East Asian civilizations as they developed in pre-modern China; variant patterns in Japan and Korea; the modernization process to 1500. DH
HIST 327 History of Korea (3) Survey of political, economic, social, and cultural developments from earliest times to 1400. DH
HIST 328 History of Korea (3) Continuation of 327. From 1400 to the present. DH
HIST 499 Directed Reading (V) Individual projects in various fields. History majors with consent. Maximum 5 credit hours. (1) American; (2) Pacific; (3) Japanese; (4) European; (5) English; (6) Chinese; (7) Russian; (8) Hawaiian; (9) South Asian; (10) Southeast Asian; (11) Korean.
HIST 667 (Alpha) Seminar in Korean History (3) Reading major interpretive works, and research in selected topics. (B) reading; (C) research. Pre: 327 and 328.
HIST 699 Directed Research (V) Individual research topics. (1) American; (2) Pacific; (3) Japanese; (4) European; (5) English; (6) Chinese; (7) Russian; (8) Hawaiian; (9) South Asian; (10) Southeast Asian; (11) Korean. Restricted to plan A (thesis) students. Maximum 2 credit hours. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.
HIST 702 Institutional History of Korea (3) Major political, economic, and social institutions. Repeatable one time. Pre: 327 and 328. (Alt. years: spring)
KOR 101 Elementary Korean (4) Listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar. Meets one hour, four times a week, plus lab work. Pre: consent. HSL
KOR 102 Elementary Korean (4) Continuation of 101. Pre: 101 or consent. HSL
KOR 111 Elementary Conversational Korean I (3) Development of basic skills (listening, speaking and grammar) of spoken Korean, with application to some familiar everyday topics. Pre: consent. HSL
KOR 112 Elementary Conversational Korean II (3) Continuation of 111. Pre: 101 or 111, or consent. HSL
KOR 201 Intermediate Korean (4) Continuation of 101 and 102. Meets one hour, four times a week, plus lab work. Pre: 102 or placement test; or consent. NI HSL
KOR 202 Intermediate Korean (4) Continuation of 201. Pre: 201 or placement test; or consent. NI HSL
KOR 211 Intermediate Conversational Korean I (3) Further development of listening and speaking skills. The student is expected to be able to comprehend and produce speech at the paragraph level. Pre: 102 or 112, or consent. NI HSL
KOR 212 Intermediate Conversational Korean II (3) Continuation of 211. Pre: 201 or 211, or consent. NI HSL
KOR 301 Third-Level Korean (3) Continuation of 201 and 202. Major emphasis on comprehension of modern written Korean. Chinese characters. Pre: 202 or consent.
KOR 302 Third-Level Korean (3) Continuation of 301. Pre: 301 or consent.
KOR 305 Content of 301 and 302 covered in one intensive summer course. Five 3-hour sessions per week, Monday-Friday. Pre: 202, 205, placement test, or consent. (Summer only)
KOR 307 Readings in Chinese Characters I (3) Training intermediate and advanced learners of Korean to master the reading, writing and usage of some 250 basic Chinese characters as they are used in a wide variety of Korean reading texts. Pre: 202, or departmental approval.
KOR 308 Readings in Chinese Characters II (3) Continuation of 307, covering an additional 250 basic Chinese characters. Pre: 307 or consent. (Once a year)
KOR 313 Introduction to modern Korean poetry and translation for students with third-year level Korean abilities. Students will learn how to interpret poems and translate them from Korean to English. Pre: 301 or consent.
KOR 380 Korean Proficiency Through TV Drama (3) Students who try to elevate proficiency level to Advanced by challenging themselves to understand culturally and situationally-rich text, i.e., Korean drama. Increasing Korean proficiency within context is the main objective of the course. Pre: 302 or consent. (Once a year)
KOR 399 Directed Third-Level Reading (V) For those who need special assistance, e.g., in reading texts in area of specialization or at a pace more rapid than those of standard courses. Offered if staff available. CR/NC only. Repeatable three times. Pre: consent.
KOR 401 Fourth-Level Korean (3) Continuation of 302. Pre: 302 or consent.
KOR 402 Fourth-Level Korean (3) Continuation of 401. Pre: 401 or consent.
KOR 403 Continuation of 402. Emphasis on the highest level of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with application to Korean culture, using authentic materials. Pre: 402 or consent. (Fall only)
KOR 404 Continuation of 403. Emphasis on the highest level of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with application to Korean culture using authentic materials. Pre: 402 or consent.
KOR 411 Fourth-year advanced Korean course to increase learners’ oral fluency and accuracy; with an emphasis on formal speaking. Covers linguistic proficiency as well as social and cultural proficiencies. Pre: 402 or consent.
KOR 420 Korean Composition (3) Training in modern structural and stylistic techniques; writing on designated themes. Repeatable one time. Pre: 402 or consent.
KOR 421 Focus on analyzing, comparing, and evaluating current media materials in South Korea to develop professional language skills and to deepen knowledge and understanding of contemporary Korean society. A-F only. Pre: 402, or consent. (Once a year)
KOR 425 Selected readings in various disciplines. Includes an emphasis on instruction in writing. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 402 or consent.
KOR 451 Structure of Korean (3) Introduction to phonology, morphology, and history. Pre: 302 or consent.
KOR 452 Structure of Korean (3) Introduction to syntax and semantics. Pre: 302 or consent.
KOR 463 Introduction to Traditional Korean Literature (3) Critical readings from earliest times and presentations that emphasize genre, style, and context. Pre: 402 or consent. DL
KOR 464 Introduction to Modern Korean Literature (3) Critical readings of 20th-century materials and presentations that emphasize context and the development of style. Pre: 402 or consent. DL
KOR 470 Language and Culture of Korea (3) Relation of Korean language to literature, history, philosophy, social structure, values, and interpersonal relationships; social and regional varieties. Pre: 402 or consent. DL
KOR 480 Korean Oral Proficiency Through Film (3) Designed to increase proficiency level from advanced to superior and to deepen cultural awareness. Pre: 402 or concurrent with 470, or consent.
KOR 485 (Alpha) Korean for Career Professionals (V) Combined lecture-conference course on functional command of various discourse-level features in Korean in domain of (B) economics; (C) political science; (D) computer science; (E) engineering; (F) travel industry management; (G) business; (H) law; (I) medicine; (J) nursing and public health, and (K) others. Repeatable one time. Pre: 402 or diagnostic assessment procedures or consent.
KOR 486 (Alpha) Korean for Academic Purposes (V) Content course taught in Korean by professional school Korean faculty and flagship instructor in domain of (B) economics; (C) political science; (D) computer science; (E) engineering; (F) travel industry management; (G) business; (H) law; (I) medicine; (J) nursing and public health, and (K) others. Repeatable one time. Pre: 485 or diagnostic assessment procedures or consent.
KOR 493 Critical readings from earliest times and presentations that emphasize genre, style, and context. Pre: 402 or consent. DL
KOR 494 Critical Korean-language readings of 20th-century literature that emphasize context and the development of style. Includes an emphasis on writing instruction. Pre: 402 or consent. DL
KOR 495 Internship Program (V) Supervised internship with Korean professional hosts on O'ahu. Students will also attend an on-campus preparatory and follow-up language class. A-F only. Pre: 486, diagnostic assessment procedures; or consent.
KOR 496 Korean Abroad (V) Supervised internship with Korean professional hosts in Korea. Students also undergo a one-week training module designed to prepare them to maximize the benefits of the overseas internship. Repeatable up to 9 credits. A-F only. Pre: 495, diagnostic assessment procedures; or consent.
KOR 499 Directed Fourth-Level Reading (V) For those who need special assistance, e.g., in reading texts in area of specialization or at a pace more rapid than those of standard courses. Primarily for graduate students from other departments. CR/NC only. Repeatable three times. Pre: consent of department chair.
KOR 613 (Alpha) Korean Verse (3) Intensive and analytical reading of selected works of Korean lyric and didactic verse (e.g., hyangga, changga, hanshi, sijo, kasa, free form): (M) modern; (T) traditional. Pre: 464 for (M), 463 for (T), or consent.
KOR 614 (Alpha) Korean Narrative (3) Intensive and analytical reading of selected works of Korean narrative (e.g., myth, p'ansori, shaman song, essay, biography, fiction): (M) modern; (T) traditional. Pre: 464 or consent for (M), 463 or consent for (T).
KOR 615 (Alpha) Korean Drama (3) Intensive and analytical reading of selected materials in Korean performing arts (e.g., spectacle, farce play, mask dance, staged narratives, theatrical drama): (M) modern; (T) traditional. Pre: 464 or consent for (M), 463 or consent for (T).
KOR 621 Focuses on searching, analyzing, and evaluating media data for research in areas of student specializations. Students are required to write short analysis papers and a final research paper. Pre: diagnostic assessment (equivalent to ILR Level 2) or consent. (Once a year)
KOR 622 Comparing and analyzing language data to investigate language heterogeneity problems, its causes, and importance of comparative studies in NK/SK language differences; differences in language policy, grammar, and vocabulary, pronunciation, and discourse style. Pre: 621 or consent. (Once a year)
KOR 624 Co-taught by Korean faculty of professional schools and Korean instruction in domain of (B) economics; (C) political science; (D) computer science; (E) travel industry management; (G) business; (H) law; (I) medicine; (J) nursing and public health; and (K) others. Exclusively in Korean. Repeatable one time. Pre: 485 or 623 or consent. (Once a year)
KOR 632 Korean Phonology and Morphology (3) Review of Korean vocalic and consonantal phonology. Phonological and morphological analysis of Korean derivation and inflection. Pre: 451 and 452, or consent.
KOR 633 Korean Syntax and Semantics (3) Review of theoretical problems in Korean syntax and semantics; different approaches; and contributions of Korean linguistic study to syntactic and semantic theory. Pre: 452 or consent.
KOR 634 Korean Sociolinguistics (3) Variations in form and use depending on sociocultural factors. Role of language in politics, mass media, group identity, bilingualism, and intercultural communication. Pre: 402, 470; or consent.
KOR 636 Theoretical framework of conversation analysis and review of Korean conversational structures, such as turn-taking, sequence organization, and repair organization; training for data collection, transcription, and data analysis. Pre: 451 and 452; or consent.
KOR 640 Literary Translation of Korean (3) The art and craft of translating traditional and modern Korean literary works into English. Repeatable four times. Pre: 463 and 464, or consent.
KOR 645 Research in Korean Language Acquisition (3) Integrating the conceptual aspects of statistics and scientific analysis of human language behavior into the study of Korean as a foreign language. Pre: 635 or consent. (Alt. years)
KOR 652 Major Authors in Modern Korean Literature (3) Advanced study of major Korean fiction writers from the 1910s to the present with emphasis on critical reading of their lives and writings to arrive at informed appraisal of their contribution to modern Korean literature. Repeatable one time. Pre: 464 or consent. (Once a year)
KOR 655 Practicum: Teaching Korean as a Second Language (3) Designed for graduate students pursuing Korean language teaching, while developing practical teaching skills through class observation, action research and discussion under supervision. Pre: 635 or consent. (Alt. years)
KOR 664 Topics and Issues in Modern Korean Literature (3) Intensive study of selected topics and issues in modern/contemporary Korean fiction, focusing on texts that problematize critical socio-cultural issues in the evolving contexts of modern Korean intellectual history. Repeatable one time. Pre: 464 or consent. (Once a year)
KOR 699 Directed Research (V) CR/NC only. Pre: consent.
KOR 720 Research Seminar in Korean Literature (3) Advanced study of an author, school, period, genre, or problem leading to a research paper. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.
KOR 730 Research Seminar in Korean Language (3) Advanced study in history and dialects, phonology and morphology, syntax and semantics, sociolinguistics, or pedagogy, leading to a research paper. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.
LAW 575 (Alpha) Topics in International Legal Studies (V) Selected topics presented by faculty members or visiting scholars, focusing upon subjects in the Pacific and Asian area. (C) China; (J) Japan; (K) Korea; (P) Pacific; (S) Southeast Asia.
EALL 282 Korean Literature in Translation—Modern (3) Survey of 20th-century Korean literature with emphasis on development and cultural context; all readings in English translation. Students write essays about the readings. DL
EALL 360 Literary Traditions of East Asia (3) Selected works of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature in English; relationships and parallels. Pre: one DH or DL course, or consent. DL
EALL 384 Modern Korean Women Writers and Culture (3) Study of fiction by modern Korean women writers in the changing context of Korean culture. A-F only. Pre: 282 or consent.
EALL 603 (Alpha) Bibliographical and Research Methods (3) Traditional and modern references and other library materials basic to research in all areas of East Asian studies: (C) Chinese; (J) Japanese; (K) Korean. Pre: CHN 402 for (C); JPN 407 (alpha) for (J); KOR 402 for (K).
EALL 665 In-depth study of selected topics and issues in modern/contemporary East Asian literary and cultural studies using an interdisciplinary, inter-regional, and transnational approach, from an intercultural perspective. Repeatable two times in different topics, but need consent for second repeat. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 665)
EALL 735 Comparison of authors, modes, topics, and genres in poetry and prose; theoretical and practical criticism. Pre: consent.
MGT 460 Asia Pacific Business Systems (3) Business systems in Asia Pacific countries including Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong in terms of particular organization strategies and how they relate to the industrial trade policies. Pre: BBA core excluding BUS 345, or consent.
MGT 670 (Alpha) International Management and Industrial Relations (3) Selected topics in international management and industrial relations: (B) Chinese management systems; (C) Japanese management systems; (D) management of multinational corporations; (E) Asian/Pacific entrepreneurship; (F) contemporary issues in international business foreign direct investment; (G) cross-cultural communication in international business; (H) interactive strategies in Asian culture; (I) international human resource management; (J) international joint ventures; (K) international management of technology; (M) Korean management systems; (N) multinational corporation and environmental issues; (O) strategy of the multinational corporation; (P) international transfer of technology. Repeatable four times. Pre: consent.
MUS 311E Beginning Korean Ensemble. Performance of literature for groups of various sizes at introductory level. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: upper division standing or consent. DA
MUS 478E Musical Cultures of Korea. Pre: junior standing or consent.
POLS 685 (Alpha) Topics in Asian and/or Pacific Politics (3) (C) Korean politics. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
REL 308 Zen (Ch'an) Buddhist Masters (3) Study of lives, teachings, practices of Zen masters in China, Japan, Korea, and the West. Pre: one of 150, 203, 204, 207; or consent. DH
SOC 358 Sociology of Korea (3) Social institutions, family, education, religion, cultural values, social classes, economic development, social movements, gender relations, North-South relations, and unification issues. A-F only. Pre: 100 or any 200-level SOC course or junior standing, or consent. DS
TI 499 Directed Reading/Studies (V) Basic course. Focus on the ability to orally translate information from a written text. Emphasis on improving linguistic (discourse analysis) and communicative (public speaking) skills. (J) Japanese; (K) Korean; (M) Mandarin; (S) Spanish; (O) Other. Repeatable one time.
WGSS 360 Pacific/Asian Women in Hawai'i (3) Adaptive strategies of Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Samoan, and Southeast Asian women in Hawai'i; feminist anthropological and historical analysis. Pre: any ANTH, SOC, or WS course. (Cross-listed as ES 365) DS