Korean

The courses below are offered through the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

For questions about specific courses, contact the department:

Departmental Office: 407 Kent
212-854-5027
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Web: www.columbia.edu/cu/ealac

Admission to Language Courses and Language Placement Test

Students who wish to begin study of a language at a level beyond first-term elementary and students who have had a break of a semester or more in their language study must pass a language placement test before registering. The test will be given on the Friday before the first day of classes (September 2, 2005, and January 13, 2006). Please see the departmental Web site for additional information.


Directory of Classes

The course information displayed on this page relies on an external system and may be incomplete. Please visit East Asian Languages and Cultures on the Directory of Classes for complete course information.

After finding your course in the Directory of Classes, click on the section number to open an expanded view. The "Open To" field will indicate whether the course is open to School of Professional Studies students. If School of Professional Studies is not included in the field, students may still be able to cross-register for the course by obtaining permission after being admitted to an academic program.


KORN GU4105 Fourth-Year Korean I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W4006 or the equivalent.

Selections from advanced modern Korean writings in social sciences, literature, culture, history, journalistic texts, and intensive conversation exercises.

Fall 2017: KORN GU4105
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 4105 001/68296 M W Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
4 4/15

KORN UN1001 Introductory Korean A. 2.5 points.

This course provides basic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Korean. Elementary Korean A (1001y) is equivalent to the first half of Elementary Korean I. Elementary Korean B (1002x) is equivalent to the second half of Elementary Korean I.

Spring 2017: KORN UN1001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 1001 001/81147 M W 2:40pm - 3:45pm
411 Kent Hall
Hyunkyu Yi 2.5 14/18
KORN 1001 002/82698 T Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
522b Kent Hall
Hyunkyu Yi 2.5 19/18
KORN 1001 003/83449 T Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
522b Kent Hall
Eunice Chung 2.5 10/18

KORN UN1002 Introductory Korean B. 2.5 points.

This course provides basic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Korean. Elementary Korean A (1001y) is equivalent to the first half of Elementary Korean I. Elementary Korean B (1002x) is equivalent to the second half of Elementary Korean I.

Spring 2017: KORN UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 1002 001/86548 M W 11:40am - 12:45pm
509 Hamilton Hall
Eunice Chung 2.5 16/18
Fall 2017: KORN UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 1002 001/26494 M W 2:40pm - 3:45pm
522b Kent Hall
Hyunkyu Yi 2.5 11/18
KORN 1002 002/60639 T Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
4a Kraft Center
Hyunkyu Yi 2.5 6/18

KORN UN1101 First-Year Korean I. 5 points.

Lab Required
Students who are unsure which section to register for should see the director of the Korean Language Program.

An introduction to written and spoken Korean. Textbook: Integrated Korean, Beginning I and II.

Fall 2017: KORN UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 1101 001/14103 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Eunice Chung 5 14/18
KORN 1101 002/25526 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
255 International Affairs Bldg
Carol Schulz 5 3/18
KORN 1101 003/27171 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
4c Kraft Center
5 5/18

KORN UN1102 First-Year Korean II. 5 points.

Lab Required
Students who are unsure which section to register for should see the director of the Korean Language Program.

An introduction to written and spoken Korean. Textbook: Integrated Korean, Beginning I and II.

Spring 2017: KORN UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 1102 001/88347 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
411 Kent Hall
Sunhee Song 5 20/18
KORN 1102 002/91798 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
411 Kent Hall
Beom Lee 5 18/18

KORN UN2201 Second-Year Korean I. 5 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W1102 or the equivalent. Consultation with the instructors is required before registration for section assignment.

Further practice in reading, writing, listening comprehension, conversation, and grammar.

Fall 2017: KORN UN2201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 2201 001/77702 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
522c Kent Hall
Eunice Chung 5 18/18
KORN 2201 002/72965 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
424 Kent Hall
Beom Lee 5 21/18

KORN UN2202 Second-Year Korean II. 5 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W1102 or the equivalent. Consultation with the instructors is required before registration for section assignment.

Further practice in reading, writing, listening comprehension, conversation, and grammar.

Spring 2017: KORN UN2202
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 2202 001/96596 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
424 Kent Hall
Carol Schulz 5 8/18
KORN 2202 002/96847 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
405 Kent Hall
Sunhee Song 5 21/18

KORN UN3005 Third-Year Korean I. 5 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W1202 or the equivalent and consultation with instructor. (See Entrance to Language Courses Beyond the Elementary Level in the main bulletin under Department of Instruction -- East Asian Languages and Cultures.)

Readings in modern Korean. Selections from modern Korean writings in literature, history, social sciences, culture, and videos and class discussions.

Fall 2017: KORN UN3005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 3005 001/74344 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
Room TBA
Hyunkyu Yi 5 3/15
KORN 3005 002/65916 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
4a Kraft Center
Beom Lee 5 10/15

KORN UN3006 Third-Year Korean II. 5 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W1202 or the equivalent and consultation with instructor. (See Entrance to Language Courses Beyond the Elementary Level in the main bulletin under Department of Instruction -- East Asian Languages and Cultures.)

Readings in modern Korean. Selections from modern Korean writings in literature, history, social sciences, culture, and videos and class discussions.

Spring 2017: KORN UN3006
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 3006 001/13349 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
522d Kent Hall
Eunice Chung 5 5/15
KORN 3006 002/13697 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
A36 Union Theological Seminary
Beom Lee 5 6/15

KORN W1201 Second-Year Korean I. 5 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W1102 or the equivalent. Consultation with the instructors is required before registration for section assignment.

Further practice in reading, writing, listening comprehension, conversation, and grammar.

KORN W1202 Second-Year Korean II. 5 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W1102 or the equivalent. Consultation with the instructors is required before registration for section assignment.

Further practice in reading, writing, listening comprehension, conversation, and grammar.

KORN W4005 Third-Year Korean I. 5 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W1202 or the equivalent and consultation with instructor. (See Entrance to Language Courses Beyond the Elementary Level in the main bulletin under Department of Instruction -- East Asian Languages and Cultures.)

Readings in modern Korean. Selections from modern Korean writings in literature, history, social sciences, culture, and videos and class discussions.

KORN W4006 Third-Year Korean II. 5 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W1202 or the equivalent and consultation with instructor. (See Entrance to Language Courses Beyond the Elementary Level in the main bulletin under Department of Instruction -- East Asian Languages and Cultures.)

Readings in modern Korean. Selections from modern Korean writings in literature, history, social sciences, culture, and videos and class discussions.

KORN W4101 Fourth-Year Korean I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W4006 or the equivalent.

Selections from advanced modern Korean writings in social sciences, literature, culture, history, journalistic texts, and intensive conversation exercises.

KORN W4102 Fourth-Year Korean II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W4006 or the equivalent.

Selections from advanced modern Korean writings in social sciences, literature, culture, history, journalistic texts, and intensive conversation exercises.

KORN W4200 Modern Korean Literature. 3 points.

This course engages in a critical study of representative Korean literary texts of the twentieth century. Texts are drawn from both the Japanese colonial period (1910-1945) and the post-liberation period (1945-present). Reading of literary works are supplemented with theoretical texts and recent scholarship on modern Korea. Discussion of works written in the colonial period, considers the formation of “modern literature,” the emergence of rival literary camps, representations of gender, nationalism, assimilation, and resistance against Japanese rule.  Topics central to the Korean postcolonial experience include national division, war, the emergence of women writers, rapid industrialization, and authoritarianism.

KORN W5011 Modern Korean I (Fifth Year). 3 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W4105-W4106 or the equivalent, and the instructor's permission.

Readings of advanced modern literary, historical, political and journalistic texts, and a wide range of materials.

KORN W5012 Modern Korean II (Fifth Year). 3 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W4105-W4106 or the equivalent, and the instructor's permission.

Readings of advanced modern literary, historical, political and journalistic texts, and a wide range of materials.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.